Mark Strong is counted amongst the finest actors of his generation. Having studied English and Drama at London University, and then acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, he now boasts an award-winning career spanning film, theatre, television and radio, working with such directors as Danny Boyle, Ridley Scott, Guy Ritchie, Peter Weir, Kevin Macdonald and Roman Polanski, to name but a few.
Strong has over thirty credits on the silver screen, recent feature films include; Ridley Scott’s Body Of Lies (for which he was nominated Best Supporting Actor at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards) and the upcoming Robin Hood, Matthew Vaughan’s Stardust and the forthcoming Kick Ass, Pete Travis’ Endgame, The Young Victoria for Jean Marc Vallee, Rocknrolla and Sherlock Holmes for Guy Ritchie, Peter Weir’s The Way Back and Kevin Macdonald’s The Eagle of the Ninth, both due to be released 2010. Mark will begin filming Andrew Stanton’s John Carter of Mars in the new year.
Television appearances include; “The Long Firm”, for which he was nominated for the Best Actor BAFTA and won the Best Actor Award at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, “Henry VII” playing the Duke Of Norfolk, “Prime Suspect” as Commander Hall, “Emma” playing Mr Knightly, “Anna Karenina” as Oblonsky, and the multi award-winning “Our Friends in the North”.
In theatre his credits include; THE PLANTAGANETS, directed by Adrian Noble, and HESS IS DEAD directed by Danny Boyle for the Royal Shakespeare Company. RICHARD III directed by Richard Eyre, KING LEAR by Deborah Warner and DEATH OF A SALESMAN directed by David Thacker at the National Theatre, and TWELTH NIGHT and UNCLE VANYA, directed by Sam Mendes at the Donmar Warehouse, for which he was received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
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