Tom Hooper (II)


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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 33 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

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The Danish Girl Director
(2015)
Les Misérables Director
(2012)
(2010)
Red Dust Director
(2004)

Filmography

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 2019 Cats (completed)
 2019 His Dark Materials (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Lyra's Jordan (2019)
 2018 Capital One: Louisiana (Video short)
 2018 Capital One: Mona Lisa (Video short)
 2016 LA Times: The Envelope (TV Series) (1 episode)
 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 "British Villains" with Ben Kingsley, Tom Hiddleston, and Mark Strong for Jaguar, The New F-Type Coupe (britishvillains.com), directed by Tom Hooper. See more »

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6' 3" (1.91 m)
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[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 »

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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 »

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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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