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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 29 wins & 48 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, "To Life, Love and Loot" for Captain Morgan Rum, directed by Tom Hooper. See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

I can almost chart my early career through a series of professional godfathers who decided to take me under their wings. The industry really relies on the generosity of one generation being passed down to the next because it's incredibly risk averse. No one wants to give you your first break. So finding the people who have the generosity to help you and an appetite for risk is key. If you don't ... 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:

Distinctive visual style involving dutch angles, hand-held cameras, and putting actors in the far side of a shot See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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