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Tom Hollander

Tom Hollander previously starred for Hanna director Joe Wright in The Soloist and (for Focus Features) Pride & Prejudice. The latter performance earned him a London Critics' Circle Film Award as well as the Evening Standard British Film Awards' Peter Sellers Award for Comedy.

While at Cambridge, Mr. Hollander was in the university's Cambridge Footlights revue and played a much-celebrated Cyrano de Bergerac, directed by Sam Mendes. His honors include a Best Actor nod from Time Out; and four Ian Charleson Awards from the London Critics' Circle. In late 2010, he starred in Richard Eyre's staging of Feydeau's A Flea in Her Ear, at London's Old Vic. His radio and other stage credits include productions of Landscape with Weapon, directed by Roger Michell at the National Theatre; Hotel in Amsterdam, directed by Robin Lefevre; Don Juan, directed by Michael Grandage; The Judas Kiss, directed by Richard Eyre; The Government Inspector and Tartuffe, at the Almeida Theatre; Mojo, directed by Ian Rickson; The Threepenny Opera, directed by Phyllida Lloyd; and Kean, The Cherry Orchard, Love Labour's Lost and Summerfolk, all directed by Sam Mendes.

On television, he guest-starred on Absolutely Fabulous and in the miniseries Wives and Daughters (directed by Nicholas Renton) and John Adams (directed by Tom Hooper); and starred in the telefilms The Lost Prince (directed by Stephen Poliakoff) and Cambridge Spies (as Guy Burgess, directed by Tim Fywell). More recently he was in Desperate Romantics, Freezing, and the telefilm Gracie! (as Monty Banks, opposite Jane Horrocks as Gracie Fields, directed by Brian Percival), all for BBC. Mr. Hollander co-created and starred in the highly rated BBC2 series Rev, the second season of which will air in 2011.

His other film credits include Robert Altman's Academy Award-winning Gosford Park; Tom Hunsinger and Neil Hunter's The Lawless Heart; Neil LaBute's Possession (also for Focus Features); Michael Apted's Enigma; Ben Elton's Maybe Baby; Rose Troche's Bedrooms and Hallways; Terry George's Some Mother's Son; Richard Eyre's Stage Beauty; John McKay's Piccadilly Jim; Laurence Dunmore's The Libertine; Robert Edwards' Land of the Blind; Gore Verbinski's second and third Pirates of the Caribbean movies; Ridley Scott's A Good Year; Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth: The Golden Age, with Cate Blanchett of Hanna; Bryan Singer's Valkyrie; and Armando Iannucci's In the Loop, for which Mr. Hollander received a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nomination.

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Tom Hollander Facts

BirthdayAugust 25, 1967 (55)
BirthplaceOxford, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Tom Hollander compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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