- Tom Hollander
caption = Tom Hollander, May 2007
birthdate = Birth date and age|1967|8|25|df=y
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
sagawards = Best Cast - Motion Picture
Tom Hollander (born
25 August, [http://secure.greatrun.org/results/quickresults.php GreatRun ] 1967 [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/wine/main.jhtml;jsessionid=5UGJ0XZUBPM0XQFIQMGSFFOAVCBQWIV0?xml=/wine/2006/10/21/edray21.xml Good lines and great wines - Telegraph ] ] ) is an award-winning English actorwho has appeared in productions such as "Enigma", " Gosford Park", " Cambridge Spies", "Pride and Prejudice" and "Pirates of the Caribbean".
Tom Hollander was born and raised in
Oxford, Oxfordshireand attended the Dragon Schooland then Abingdon School. As a youngster, he was a member of the National Youth Theatreand 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". [ [http://catalogue.bbc.co.uk/catalogue/infax/programme/LCHD081P BBC Programme Catalogue ] ] He read English at Selwyn College, Cambridgewhile actively participating in the many extracurricular theatre activities that Cambridge University offers. He was a member of the Footlightsand the president of the Marlowe Society. Fellow student Sam Mendesdirected 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 CharlesonAward for his performance in " The Way of the World" at the Lyric HammersmithTheatre. [ [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 StandardFilm Awards Comedy Award, and London Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor. He has worked repeatedly with Michael Gambonand Bill Nighyand is a good friend of James Purefoy. Although highly respected as a character actorand 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 IIIin 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
*"The Company" (2007) (TV) -
*"" (2007) - Lord
*"Land of the Blind" (2006) - Maximilian II (a.k.a. "Junior")
A Good Year" (2006) - Charlie
The Darwin Awards" (2006) - Henry
*"" (2006) - Lord
*"Pride and Prejudice" (2005) - Mr. Collins
*"The Libertine" (2004) - Sir
*"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
*Tom Hollander's Career at [http://www.thomagination.com Thomagination.com]
*imdb name|id=0390903|name=Tom Hollander
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