Tom Burke has had several television roles, most notably playing the older version of Giacomo Casanova‘s son Giac in the 2005 TV adaption of Casanova. He played Lee in the one-off BBC drama Bella and the Boys and also appeared as Syd in the Paul Abbott thriller State of Play. In 2006 he appeared as Dr John Seward in the television film Dracula. He played Napoleon Bonaparte in the BBC drama-documentary series Heroes and Villains in the episode Napoleon. He was awarded the 2008 Ian Charleson Award for his performance in Creditors at theDonmar Warehouse.
He starred in Third Star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and JJ Feild. In 2010 he filmed Cleanskin, a terrorist thriller starring Sean Bean, Charlotte Rampling, James Fox, Abhin Galeya and Michelle Ryan.
He appeared in The Doctor’s Dilemma at the Royal National Theatre (17 July 2012 – 12 Sep 2012).