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Margot Robbie's husband: Who is filmmaker Tom Ackerley?

The Barbie actress married her British husband in 2016

Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley smiling for a photo
Jenni McKnight
Jenni McKnightUS Lifestyle Editor
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Margot Robbie has been married to her husband Tom Ackerley since 2016 but the couple largely keeps their relationship out of the spotlight.

However, the pair do sometimes make appearances together in public, such as when the duo were spotted heading out on a cosy double date alongside Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber. The pair also made a very rare red carpet appearance together in November at the Paramount Pictures' Post Governors Awards Party in Los Angeles, and at the premiere for Barbie in 2023.

Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley smiling on the Barbie pink carpet© Getty Images
Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley attend the World Premiere of "Barbie" at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on July 09, 2023

Now, find out more about the pair as HELLO! looks at all we know about the British filmmaker and we explore his relationship with the Australian actress from its very beginning...

Who is Margot Robbie's husband Tom Ackerley?

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Tom Ackerley attending a film premiere in 2018

Thomas 'Tom' Ackerley is a British filmmaker and actor who was born in Surrey. The 33-year-old began his film career working as an extra in the Harry Potter franchise, then worked his way into film production through taking roles as a runner on sets for films including Rush and Gambit. Tom then became an assistant director, and worked on several acclaimed films including 2014's Pride, and the 2015 film of Macbeth which starred Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard

After meeting Margot Robbie on the set of one of the films he worked on, the pair would go on to found their very own production company: LuckyChap Entertainment, alongside their friends Josey McNamara and Sophia Kerr. Working at LuckyChap, Tom has helped produce films including: I, Tonya, which starred his wife as its lead character; Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman; and 2023 film-phenomenon Barbie.

Margot Robbie at the European premiere of Barbie in London© Anadolu Agency
Margot Robbie at the European premiere of Barbie in London

Speaking of their working dynamic, Margot previously told Porter: "I'm a great advocate of doing business with your partner. Being married is actually the most fun ever, life got way more fun somehow. I have a responsibility being someone's wife, I want to be better."

What character did Tom Ackerley play in Harry Potter?

Tom starred as a student in the three first Harry Potter films: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. In the third movie, Tom's role as a Slytherin student can be seen during the scene in which Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) encounters Buckbeak the Hippogriff during an ill-fated Care of Magical Creatures Class with Hagrid.

When did Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley meet?

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Margot and Tom met in 2013

Margot met Tom on the set of her WWII film Suite Française back in 2013, on which he was working as a third assistant director. They became close before deciding to move in with each other the following year alongside five other friends who were also working on the film.

"We were like, 'Wouldn't it be funny if we all lived together?'," the Wolf of Wall Street actress told The Guardian in 2018. "Someone said, 'But you don't live in London,' and I said, 'I don't live anywhere. I'll move.' Three days later we signed a lease in Clapham. I didn't even see the place."

When did Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley start dating?

The couple were friends for quite a while before Margot admitted that her feelings for Tom turned romantic unexpectedly.

Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley making faces in a candid black and white photo© Tom Ackerley on Instagram
The pair in a photo taken in 2015

"I was the ultimate single gal. The idea of relationships made me want to vomit," she recalled to Vogue in 2016. "And then this crept up on me. We were friends for so long. I was always in love with him, but I thought, 'Oh, he would never love me back. Don't make it weird, Margot. Don't be stupid and tell him that you like him.'

"And then it happened, and I was like, 'Of course we're together. This makes so much sense, the way nothing has ever made sense before.'" They kept their relationship secret at first, but when they shared the news with their flatmates, it caused tension in the household.

Margot and Tom silhouetted by the light of a red firework© Tom Ackerley on Instagram
Margot and Tom in a sweet photo shared on Tom's social media in 2015

"We kept it a secret because we weren't really taking it seriously. 'Oh, whatever, we're just mates, we're just mates,'" she explained. "And then everyone found out. Our house turned into The Jerry Springer Show for a moment there. But then the dust settled, and it was all good. Everyone was, like: 'No! This is going to ruin our group!' And then it didn't. It was fine."

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The couple were first pictured together in 2015

Once the secret was out, Margot and Tom were first pictured enjoying a PDA-filled date during a New York Rangers game in February 2015.

When did Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley get engaged?

The couple never officially confirmed their engagement, but reports began swirling that a wedding was on the cards after Margot was photographed at an airport wearing a T-shirt that read "Say 'I Do' Down Under".

When did Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley get married?

Margot and Tom got married at a private property in Coorabell, Byron Bay on 18 December 2016, with the beautiful bride opting for a ruffled wedding dress for the low-key ceremony.

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She confirmed the happy news a few days later by sharing a photo of herself kissing her new husband with her ring finger held up to the camera, showing off her teardrop diamond engagement ring next to her thin gold wedding band.

According to People, the actress was given away by her mother, with her three siblings also in attendance. Margot revealed in 2017 that the couple skipped having a honeymoon in order to film I, Tonya – which turned out to be a great decision considering the film's success.

Margot and Tom posing for a photo in matching pineapple print summer outfits© Tom Ackerley on Instagram
Despite skipping a honeymoon the pair enjoyed plenty of time together in 2017 following their wedding

"There were times we were sitting in a car parked in Atlanta freezing cold being like, 'We should be on a beach right now. We should be on a honeymoon. What are we doing?!' Following our dream," she told Extra.

Do Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley have children?

The couple have no children yet, but Margot has revealed in the past that she hopes to have a big family one day. "If I'm looking into my future 30 years from now, I want to see a big Christmas dinner with tons of kids there," she told Porter in 2018. "But definitely not at the moment. That's 100 percent certain."

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