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Tom Hooper (II)


Tom Hooper was educated at one of England's most prestigious schools, Westminster. His first film, Runaway Dog, was made when he was 13 years old and shot on a Clockwork 16mm Bolex camera, using 100 feet of film. At age 18, he wrote, directed and produced the short film Painted Faces (1992), which premiered at the London Film Festival; it was ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 30 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The King's Speech
(2010)
Les Misérables
Les Misérables Director
(2012)
The Danish Girl
The Danish Girl Director
(2015)
The Damned United
(2009)

Filmography

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 2014 Jaguar: Rendezvous (Video short)
 2008 John Adams (TV Mini-Series) (7 episodes)
- Peacefield (2008)
- Unnecessary War (2008)
- Unite or Die (2008)
- Reunion (2008)
 2006 Longford (TV Movie)
 2005 Elizabeth I (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2005)
- Episode #1.1 (2005)
 2004 Red Dust
 2003 Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Part 2 (2003)
- Part 1 (2003)
 2002 Yellow Bird (Short)
 2002 Daniel Deronda (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2002)
- Episode #1.3 (2002)
- Episode #1.2 (2002)
- Episode #1.1 (2002)
 2001 Love in a Cold Climate (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2001)
- Episode #1.1 (2001)
 1999 Cold Feet (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #2.2 (1999)
- Episode #2.1 (1999)
 1998 EastEnders: The Mitchells - Naked Truths (Video) (archive directed by)
 1997 Byker Grove (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #9.20 (1997)
- Episode #9.19 (1997)
- Episode #9.18 (1997)
- Episode #9.17 (1997)
 1992 Painted Faces (TV Short)
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Other Works:

TV commercial, "Welcome to My Innovation Lab," with Nicholas Hoult, and directed by Tom Hooper for the 2014 Jaguar XJ. See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[speaking in 2009] I grew up in London and I grew up with the nice sense that the place that did the best drama in the world was London, and American television drama was awful, and you had a nice sort of sense of superiority. And I kind of feel that's been almost turned on its head. I certainly feel like English TV drama isn't necessarily taking as many risks as it perhaps once did and I feel ... See more »

Trivia:

Directed 7 actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, and Alicia Vikander. Firth, Vikander and Hathaway won Oscars for their work in Hooper's movies. See more »

Trademark:

Often works with cinematographer Larry Smith. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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