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British actor Mark Strong, who played Jim Prideaux in the 2011 remake of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), is often cast as cold, calculating villains. But before he became a famous actor, he intended to pursue a career in law. Strong was born Marco Giuseppe Salussolia in London, England, to an Austrian mother and an Italian father. His father left... See full bio »

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Known For

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
(2011)
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes Lord Blackwood
(2009)
The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game Stewart Menzies
(2014)

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 2016 Miss Sloane
Rodolfo Schmidt
 2016 The Siege of Jadotville
Conor Cruise O'Brien
 2016 Approaching the Unknown
William D. Stanaforth
 2015 NT Live: A View from the Bridge
Eddie Carbone
 2013/VII Anna
John Washington
 2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour
Heraclio (voice)
 2011 The Eagle
Guern
 2010 The Secret World of Arrietty
Pod (UK version, voice)
 2008 Good
Bouhler
 2008 RocknRolla
Archy
 2008 Flashbacks of a Fool
Mannie Miesel
 2005 Syriana
Mussawi
 2005 Revolver
Sorter
 2003 It's All About Love
Arthur
 2002 Heartlands
Ian
 2001 Superstition
Antonio Gabrieli
 2001 The Martins
Doug
 2001 Hotel
Ferdinand
 2001 To End All Wars
Dusty Miller
 1999 Sunshine
István Sors
 1999 Elephant Juice
Frank
 1998 Twice Upon a Yesterday
Dave Summers
 1994 Captives
Kenny
 1993 Century
Policeman
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Other Works:

: Played Rocky Pioggi in "The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene O'Neill (Almeida Theater, London, England, UK). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

On Stardust (2007) director Matthew Vaughn ... From "Good Omens: The Making of Stardust" on Stardust DVD: What I love about Matthew is his taste. He won't look at the monitor and let something pass unless he thinks it's right and, as an actor, that's what you want from a director. You want them to be your mate behind the camera. See more »

Trivia:

Seems to have a passion for espionage movies as he portrayed secret service agents on several occasions: He was the head of Jordanian secret intelligence in Body of Lies (2008), a cold war era MI-6 agent in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), a CIA agent in Zero Dark Thirty (2012), the chief of WWII era British Secret Intelligence Service in The Imitation Game (2014) and a non-governmental secret ... See more »

Trademark:

Often appears as a calculating, sinister individual who is willing to go against what they were taught for personal gain See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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