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: 08/30/1963 in London, England, GB


Actor (65)

Kingsman: The Golden Circle 2017 (Movie)

Merlin (Actor)

Approaching the Unknown 2016 (Movie)

William D. Stanaforth (Actor)

Miss Sloane 2016 (Movie)

Rodolfo Schmidt (Actor)

The Brothers Grimsby 2016 (Movie)

Sebastian (Actor)

Closer to the Moon 2015 (Movie)

Max Rosenthal (Actor)

Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015 (Movie)

Merlin (Actor)

Anna 2014 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Anna 2014 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Before I Go To Sleep 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Nash (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)

Heraclio (Voice)

Low Winter Sun 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)


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)


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)


Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution 2007 (Movie)


Revolver 2007 (Movie)

Sorter (Actor)

Stardust 2007 (Movie)

Septimus (Actor)

Sunshine 2007 (Movie)

Pinbacker (Actor)

Scenes of a Sexual Nature 2006 (Movie)

Louis (Actor)

Tristan & Isolde 2006 (Movie)

Wictred (Actor)

Oliver Twist 2005 (Movie)

Toby Crackit (Actor)

The Long Firm 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)


It's All About Love 2004 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

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


Hotel 2003 (Movie)

Ferdinand (Actor)

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


To End All Wars 2002 (Movie)

Dusty (Actor)

Anna Karenina 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


The Martins 2001 (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

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


Heartlands 2000 (Movie)


Sunshine 2000 (Movie)

Istvan Sors (Actor)

Superstition 2000 (Movie)

Antonio Gabrieli (Actor)

The Killer Fog 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


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)


Captives 1996 (Movie)

Kenny (Actor)

Century 1994 (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

Prime Suspect 3 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)


Masonic Mysteries 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)


Endgame (TV Show)


Henry VIII (TV Show)


The Jury (Movie)



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.



Appeared in "The Brothers Grimsby."


Played Merlin in "Kingsman: The Secret Service."


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


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


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


Played gangster Frank D'Amico in "Kick-Ass."


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Bonus Trivia


Is of Austrian and Italian descent.


Speaks fluent German.


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


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


Named good friend Daniel Craig as godfather to one of his sons.