Mark Strong

Austere yet handsome, Mark Strong's chameleon-like talents made him a hugely sought-after villain in both big-budget action and independent films after a lengthy career in his native England. He gave good bad guy in Guy ... Read more »
Born: 08/29/1963 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (63)

Grimsby 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

Closer to the Moon 2015 (Movie)

Max Rosenthal (Actor)

Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015 (Movie)

Merlin (Actor)

Ad Inexplorata 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Anna 2014 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Anna 2014 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Before I Go To Sleep 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Nash (Actor)

Superstition 2014 (Movie)

Antonio Gabrieli (Actor)

The Imitation Game 2014 (Movie)

Stewart Menzies (Actor)

Blood 2013 (Movie)

Robert Seymour (Actor)

Day of the Falcon 2013 (Movie)

Amar (Actor)

Justin and the Knights of Valour 2013 (Movie)

(Voice)

Low Winter Sun 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Welcome To the Punch 2013 (Movie)

Jacob Sternwood (Actor)

John Carter 2012 (Movie)

Matai Shang (Actor)

Zero Dark Thirty 2012 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Green Lantern 2011 (Movie)

Sinestro (Actor)

The Eagle 2011 (Movie)

Guern (Actor)

The Guard 2011 (Movie)

Clive Cornell (Actor)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 2011 (Movie)

Jim Prideaux (Actor)

Kick-Ass 2010 (Movie)

Frank D' Amico (Actor)

Robin Hood 2010 (Movie)

Godfrey (Actor)

The Way Back 2010 (Movie)

Khabarov (Actor)

Wild Bill 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sherlock Holmes 2009 (Movie)

Lord Blackwood (Actor)

The Young Victoria 2009 (Movie)

Conroy (Actor)

Babylon A.D. 2008 (Movie)

Finn (Actor)

Body of Lies 2008 (Movie)

Hani (Actor)

Flashbacks of a Fool 2008 (Movie)

Manny Miesel (Actor)

Good 2008 (Movie)

Bouhler (Actor)

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 2008 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

RocknRolla 2008 (Movie)

Archy (Actor)

Low Winter Sun 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Revolver 2007 (Movie)

Sorter (Actor)

Stardust 2007 (Movie)

Septimus (Actor)

Sunshine 2007 (Movie)

Pinbacker (Actor)

Scenes of a Sexual Nature 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tristan & Isolde 2006 (Movie)

Wictred (Actor)

Oliver Twist 2005 (Movie)

Toby Crackit (Actor)

The Long Firm 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

It's All About Love 2004 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Hotel 2003 (Movie)

Ferdinand (Actor)

Births, Marriages and Deaths 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

To End All Wars 2002 (Movie)

Dusty (Actor)

Anna Karenina 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Martins 2001 (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

Births, Marriages and Deaths 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Heartlands 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sunshine 2000 (Movie)

Istvan Sors (Actor)

The Killer Fog 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Elephant Juice 1999 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Fever Pitch 1999 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Twice Upon A Yesterday 1999 (Movie)

Dave Summers (Actor)

Jane Austen's Emma 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Captives 1996 (Movie)

Kenny (Actor)

Century 1994 (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

Prime Suspect 3 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Masonic Mysteries 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Endgame (TV Show)

Actor

Henry VIII (TV Show)

Actor

The Jury (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Austere yet handsome, Mark Strong's chameleon-like talents made him a hugely sought-after villain in both big-budget action and independent films after a lengthy career in his native England. He gave good bad guy in Guy Ritchie's "Revolver" (2005), the dramatic thriller "Syriana" (2005), and Matthew Vaughn's fantasy "Stardust" (2007). Strong played the heavy in the comedy "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" (2008) before reuniting twice with Ritchie to anchor "RocknRolla" (2008) and essay the satanic Lord Blackwood in the Robert Downey, Jr./Jude Law hit adventure, "Sherlock Holmes" (2009). Continuing to work with a laundry list of great film directors, Strong worked twice under the direction of Ridley Scott as the Jordanian Head of Intelligence in "Body of Lies" (2008), and then wreaked further havoc as Godfrey opposite Russell Crowe in "Robin Hood" (2010). Also that year, Strong scared a younger audience as the mob boss in the kids-turned-superheroes hit "Kick-Ass" (2010). With an admitted penchant for playing his deliciously evil roles to the hilt, Strong counted greats such as Sir Ian McKellen among his many fans. Going bad only ended up being a good thing for this talented actor.

Milestones

2013

Co-starred with James McAvoy in action-drama "Welcome to the Punch"

2012

Featured opposite Jessica Chastain in Kathryn Bigelow directed "Zero Dark Thirty," based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden

2011

Joined ensemble cast of feature remake of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

2010

Re-teamed with "Body of Lies" director Scott and co-star Russell Crowe in "Robin Hood"

2009

Played Lord Blackwood, the main villain in Guy Ritchie's feature adaptation of "Sherlock Holmes"

2008

Portrayed the head of Jordanian Intelligence in Ridley Scott directed "Body of Lies"

2005

Cast alongside George Clooney and Matt Damon in political thriller "Syriana"

2005

Directed by Roman Polanski in "Oliver Twist"; played Toby Crackit

2002

Acted in Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"; nominated for Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role

1996

Co-starred in BBC miniseries "Our Friends in the North"

1996

Cast as Mr. Knightley opposite Kate Beckinsale's "Emma" (ITV)

1993

Featured opposite Helen Mirren in "Prime Suspect 3" (ITV)

1989

Made television acting debut on British series "After Henry" (ITV)

Studied law in Munich, Germany; after a year, returned to London to study English and Drama at Royal Holloway

Sang in punk bands the Electric Hoax and Private Party while attending Wymondham College in Norfolk, England

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