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Tom Hooper won an Academy Award for directing The King's Speech. The 2010 film was nominated for 12 Oscars, more than any other film of that year, and also won the Best Picture, Best Actor (Colin Firth), and Best Original Screenplay Oscars. The King's Speech received seven BAFTA Awards, including Best Film and Outstanding British Film. Mr. Hooper ... See full bio »
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 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)
 2003 Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (TV Mini-Series)
 2002 Daniel Deronda (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- 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)
 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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TV commercial "British Villains" with Ben Kingsley, Tom Hiddleston, and Mark Strong for Jaguar, The New F-Type Coupe (, directed by Tom Hooper. See more »


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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I'm sitting at the Oscars [in 2012] pretty sure that I'm going to direct "Les Miz" but not sure at all who I'm going to cast. And Anne Hathaway steps forth, to the front of the stage and sings a rendition of "On My Own," to Hugh Jackman. And I'm going: Hold on a second, is Anne Hathaway using the Oscar stage as the ultimate auditioning platform for her talents and is she also suggesting Hugh ... See more »


Studied English at Oxford University. See more »


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

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