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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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 2016 Grimsby (post-production)
Agent Sebastian Grimsby
 2016 6 Days (post-production)
 2016 Ad Inexplorata (post-production)
Captain William D. Stanaforth
 2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour
Heraclio (voice)
 2011 The Eagle
 2010 The Secret World of Arrietty
Pod (UK version, voice)
 2008 Good
 2008 RocknRolla
 2008 Flashbacks of a Fool
Mannie Miesel
 2005 Syriana
 2005 Revolver
 2003 It's All About Love
 2002 Heartlands
 2001 Superstition
Antonio Gabrieli
 2001 The Martins
 2001 Hotel
 2001 To End All Wars
Dusty Miller
 1999 Sunshine
István Sors
 1999 Elephant Juice
 1998 Twice Upon a Yesterday
Dave Summers
 1994 Captives
 1993 Century
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night", at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Simon Russell Beale, Helen McCrory, Emily Watson, Selina Cadell, David Bradley, Luke Varley, Paul Jesson, Cherry Morris, Anthony O'Donnell, Gary Powell and Gyuri Sarossy in the cast. Sam Mendes was the director. See more »

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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When I decided to crop what was left of my hair, I thought 'It's all over, I'm never going to work again: it's basket weaving me for me from now on.' But what actually happens is your casting changes: you suddenly start to get a lot of villains and coppers and soldiers and even the odd sensitive vicar - you become institutionalised. See more »


Has appeared in four films with Colin Firth: Fever Pitch (1997), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Before I Go to Sleep (2014) Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014). See more »


Appears in films by Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn (both filmmakers are close friends). See more »

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