Tom Hollander

Actor
While best known for his prolific stage work, the somewhat diminutive British actor Tom Hollander has also offered memorable supporting turns in film and on television. Possessing a sort of angelic quality that adds the ... Read more »
Born: 08/24/1967 in Bristol, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (43)

A Poet in New York 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Tulip Fever 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Muppets Most Wanted 2014 (Movie)

Theater Manager (Actor)

Piccadilly Jim 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Announcement 2014 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

The Voorman Problem 2014 (Movie)

Voorman (Actor)

About Time 2013 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

American Dad 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Invisible Woman 2013 (Movie)

Wilkie Collins (Actor)

Any Human Heart 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Hanna 2011 (Movie)

Isaacs (Actor)

Hawaii Five-O 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the Loop 2009 (Movie)

Simon Foster (Actor)

The Soloist 2009 (Movie)

Graham Claydon (Actor)

John Adams 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Valkyrie 2008 (Movie)

Colonel Heinz Brandt (Actor)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 (Movie)

Lord Cutler Beckett (Actor)

The Company (TNT) 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Good Year 2006 (Movie)

Charlie Willis (Actor)

Land of the Blind 2006 (Movie)

Maximilian II (Actor)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 (Movie)

Cutler Beckett (Actor)

Darwin Awards 2005 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

Pride & Prejudice 2005 (Movie)

Mr Collins (Actor)

The Libertine 2005 (Movie)

George Etherege (Actor)

Bridezillas 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Paparazzi 2004 (Movie)

Leonard Clark (Actor)

Stage Beauty 2004 (Movie)

Sir Peter Lely (Actor)

The Lawless Heart 2003 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Enigma 2002 (Movie)

Logie (Actor)

Nicholas Nickleby 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Possession 2002 (Movie)

Euan (Actor)

Gosford Park 2001 (Movie)

Lieutenant Commander Anthony Meredith (Actor)

Maybe Baby 2001 (Movie)

Ewan Proclaimer (Actor)

Wives and Daughters 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Bedrooms & Hallways 1999 (Movie)

Darren (Actor)

The Clandestine Marriage 1999 (Movie)

Sir John Ogleby (Actor)

The Very Thought of You 1999 (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)

True Blue 1998 (Movie)

Andy Lobbenberg (Actor)

Absolutely Fabulous: The Last Shout 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Some Mother's Son 1996 (Movie)

Farnsworth (Actor)

Cambridge Spies (TV Show)

Actor

The Lost Prince (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

While best known for his prolific stage work, the somewhat diminutive British actor Tom Hollander has also offered memorable supporting turns in film and on television. Possessing a sort of angelic quality that adds the dimension of spoiled innocence to his often sinister or nasty roles, the actor made a memorable film debut in 1996's "Some Mother's Son," portraying a cold and contemptible Thatcherite in this fact-based tale about the hunger strike protest launched by IRA prisoners in troubled Northern Ireland. That same year, he was featured in the more lighthearted "True Blue," another true story, this about a 1987 Oxford University boat race. After gracing the small screen as Saffron's insufferably controlling fiancé Paolo in the 1997 TV-movie "Absolutely Fabulous: The Last Shout" (BBC and Comedy Central), Hollander went on to deliver another enjoyable scene-stealing turn as a flamboyant gay man carrying on a strange, secret affair with a real estate agent in Rose Troche's "Bedrooms and Hallways" (1998). A small independent film, it played the festival circuit but failed to find much support in its theatrical release, doing little to raise the actor's profile despite his outstanding work. Similarly, the romantic comedy "Martha - Meet Frank, Daniel & Laurence" (1998, released in the USA as "The Very Thought of You" in 1999) proved a moderate success in his homeland but was quickly relegated to the video shelves in America. Still, Hollander acquitted himself as another larger-than-life character, the wealthy music executive Daniel. He followed with yet another strong supporting role in Ben Elton's "Maybe Baby" (lensed 1999), starring Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson as a screenwriter and his wife attempting to conceive.

EDUCATION

University of Cambridge

Cambridge , England
classmates included director Sam Mendes; was member of the Footlights, the university's theatrical company

Milestones

2013

Appeared in Richard Curtis' "About Time"

2010

Co-created and starred in the sitcom "Rev."

2009

Featured in the acclaimed comedy "In the Loop"

2007

Reprised role of Lord Cutler Beckett in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"

2006

Played a scheming real estate broker in Ridley Scott's "A Good Year" opposite Russell Crowe

2006

Cast in the sequel "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," as Lord Cutler Beckett

2005

Cast in "Pride & Prejudice" opposite Keira Knighley

2004

Cast in "Paparazzi" about a celebrity who turns the tables on a persistent photographer; produced by Mel Gibson

2004

Starred opposite Claire Danes and Billy Crudup in "Stage Beauty" based on the play by Jeffrey Hatcher

2001

Cast as a penniless former military man in the ensemble film "Gosford Park", directed by Robert Altman

2001

Co-starred in "The Lawless Heart"; screened at Locarno Film Festival

2001

Starred on stage in Moliere's "Don Juan" at the Sheffield Theatre

2000

Acted in Ben Elton's "Maybe Baby", the story of a screenwriter and his wife and their trials while trying to conceive a child

1998

Gave a scene-stealing turn as a colorful gay man in an odd relationship with a realtor in Rose Troche's "Bedrooms and Hallways"; shown on the festival circuit before being released theatrically in 1999

1998

Portrayed Lord Alfred Douglas opposite Liam Neeson's Oscar Wilde in David Hare's "The Judas Kiss", at the Donmar Playhouse in London and later on Broadway

1998

Appeared alongside Rufus Sewell and Joseph Fiennes in the romantic comedy "Martha - Meet Frank, Daniel & Laurence"; released to less than stellar box office in the USA under the title "The Very Thought of You" in 1999

1997

Was featured as Saffron's fiance Paolo in the TV-movie "Absolutely Fabulous: The Last Shout" (BBC in Great Britain; Comedy Central in USA)

1997

Starred on stage at London's Almeida in "The Government Inspector"

1996

Appeared in the fact-based Oxford University boat race adventure film "True Blue"

1996

Had a significant supporting role as a Thatcherite in "Some Mother's Son", set against the backdrop of the Troubles in Northern Ireland

1996

Played "Tartuffe" at London's Almeida Theatre

1995

Starred in Jez Butterworth's London stage production "Mojo"

1994

After failing to secure a place in drama school, accepted Mendes' offer to appear in "The Threepenny Opera" at the Donmar Warehouse

While at Cambridge, met Sam Mendes

As a youngster was a chorister in Oxford

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