In The CW’s new drama, Reign, Torrance Coombs plays Bash, Prince Francis’ handsome, roguish half-brother, who has a history of his own—despite his illegitimate birth, Bash is his father’s favorite.
Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Coombs first got into acting when he joined the school choir as a means of breaking out of his shell. His first part was as Rum Tum Tugger in a production of Cats.
Coombs completed the acting program at the University of British Columbia. After graduating with his BFA, he jumped into the theater scene, doing two seasons at Vancouver's prestigious Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival and various other shows.
Coombs’ television credits include guest-starring roles on JPOD, Supernatural and Battlestar Gallactica. He was a series regular on Endgame and is best known for his role as Thomas Culpepper on The Tudors. Coombs recently had a recurring role on Heartland for CBC.
Coombs’ film credits include the dark war comedy Afghan Luke, and he can also be seen in the upcoming film Liars All, opposite Sara Paxton. Coombs has also received a LEO nomination for his work in The Familiar, a horror-comedy currently making the rounds at festivals in the United States and abroad.
Coombs currently resides in Los Angeles.