Tom Hollander

Tom Hollander

Infobox actor
caption = Tom Hollander, May 2007

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birthdate = Birth date and age|1967|8|25|df=y
birthplace = Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
sagawards = Best Cast - Motion Picture
2001 "Gosford Park"

Tom Hollander (born 25 August, [ GreatRun ] 1967 [ [;jsessionid=5UGJ0XZUBPM0XQFIQMGSFFOAVCBQWIV0?xml=/wine/2006/10/21/edray21.xml Good lines and great wines - Telegraph ] ] ) is an award-winning English actor who has appeared in productions such as "Enigma", "Gosford Park", "Cambridge Spies", "Pride and Prejudice" and "Pirates of the Caribbean".


Early life

Tom Hollander was born and raised in Oxford, Oxfordshire and attended the Dragon School and then Abingdon School. As a youngster, he was a member of the National Youth Theatre and the National Youth Music Theatre [Programme, Landscape with Weapon] (then known as The Children's Music Theatre). In 1981, at fourteen years of age, he was awarded the lead role in a BBC dramatization of Leon Garfield's "John Diamond". [ [ BBC Programme Catalogue ] ] He read English at Selwyn College, Cambridge while actively participating in the many extracurricular theatre activities that Cambridge University offers. He was a member of the Footlights and the president of the Marlowe Society. Fellow student Sam Mendes directed him in several plays while they were at Cambridge, including a critically acclaimed production of "Cyrano de Bergerac". ["Great British Hopes" - "The Times", April 20, 1996] After graduating from university and failing to secure a place at a drama school, he found work in theatre nevertheless.


Hollander won the 1992 Ian Charleson Award for his performance in "The Way of the World" at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. [ [Prized Performances - Sunday Times, February 21, 1993] ] He had been nominated the previous year, ["Glittering Prize" - "The Sunday Times", April 20, 1997] ] and was again nominated for his performances in "The Government Inspector" in 1997. [ [Ian Charleson Award - Sunday Times, April 5, 1998] ]

Hollander's film and television appearances include "Absolutely Fabulous", "Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence", "Wives and Daughters", "Harry", "Gosford Park", "The Lost Prince" and "Pride and Prejudice" for which he received The Evening Standard Film Awards Comedy Award, and London Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor. He has worked repeatedly with Michael Gambon and Bill Nighy and is a good friend of James Purefoy. Although highly respected as a character actor and the recipient of several awards, many of his films will still poke fun at his height (5' 5" / 165 cm).

Hollander recently featured in parts and of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy. He most recently appeared on stage in the premiere of Joe Penhall's play "Landscape with Weapon" at the The Royal National Theatre. His performance was hailed as "the best performance of a 'real' character ever to grace the National Theatre stage."Fact|date=September 2007 He also appeared in the TNT miniseries "The Company" as Adrian 'Kim' Philby. In 2008 he had a cameo performance as King George III in the HBO mini-series "John Adams".

Hollander lives in Notting Hill, London.


*"Valkyrie" (2008) - Role unknown
*"The Soloist" (2008) - Peter Snyder
*"John Adams" (2008) - King George III (Episode 4: "Reunion")
*"Freezing" (2008) - Leon
*"" (2007) - Sir Amias Paulet
*"The Company" (2007) (TV) - Kim Philby
*"" (2007) - Lord Cutler Beckett
*"Land of the Blind" (2006) - Maximilian II (a.k.a. "Junior")
*"A Good Year" (2006) - Charlie
*"The Darwin Awards" (2006) - Henry
*"" (2006) - Lord Cutler Beckett
*"Pride and Prejudice" (2005) - Mr. Collins
*"The Libertine" (2004) - Sir George Etheredge
*"Paparazzi" (2004) - Leonard Clark
*"Stage Beauty" (2004) - Sir Peter Lely
*"Cambridge Spies" (2003) (TV) - Guy Burgess
*"The Lost Prince" (2003) (TV) - King George V
*"Possession" (2002) - Euan
*"Gosford Park" (2001) - Lieutenant-Commander Anthony Meredith
*"Enigma" (2001) - Logie
*"Maybe Baby" (2001)- Ewan Proclaimer
*"Wives and Daughters" (1999) (TV) - Osborne Hamley
*"Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence" (1998) - Daniel
*"Bedrooms and Hallways" (1998) - Darren


External links

*Tom Hollander's Career at []
*imdb name|id=0390903|name=Tom Hollander

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