Tom Hooper

Very few directors made historical films quite like Tom Hooper did. He had the gift of seemingly getting inside the minds of some of the most powerful figures in history and exploring onscreen their struggles, vanities ... Read more »
Born: 09/30/1972 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Director (12)

The Danish Girl 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Les Misérables 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

The King's Speech 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

The Damned United 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

John Adams 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Director

Cold Feet (UK) 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Elizabeth I 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Love in a Cold Climate 2001 - 2002, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

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

Director

Red Dust 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Daniel Deronda 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Longford (TV Show)

Director
Producer (1)

The Danish Girl 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

Biography

Very few directors made historical films quite like Tom Hooper did. He had the gift of seemingly getting inside the minds of some of the most powerful figures in history and exploring onscreen their struggles, vanities, failures and successes. The British director first gained international acclaim with the biopic, "Elizabeth I" (Channel 4, 2005), a moving portrayal of the later years of the nearly 45-year-long reign of Elizabeth I of England. He also earned critical accolades for directing the award-winning epic miniseries "John Adams" (HBO, 2008), which explored the role of President John Adams in the founding of the United States. His career rose to new heights after he helmed "The King's Speech" (2010), a film that captured the riveting bond between an insecure monarch and the therapist who helped him overcome a debilitating speech impediment. The picture, which received several Oscars including Best Director and Best Picture, helped establish Hooper as an authoritative cinematic voice. By the time he directed the highly anticipated adaptation of "Les Misérables" (2012), Hooper was one of Hollywood's most sought-after directors.

Relationships

Meredith Hooper

Mother

Richard Hooper

Father

EDUCATION

Highgate School

London , England

University of Oxford

Oxford , England
Joined the Oxford University Dramatic Society

Westminster School

London , England

Milestones

2012

Directed all-star cast for feature adaptation of popular musical drama "Les Misérables"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film ("The King’s Speech")

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Director – Motion Picture ("The King’s Speech")

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Director – Motion Picture

2010

Directed Colin Firth as King George in "The King’s Speech"

2009

Re-teamed with writer Peter Morgan for "The Damned United"

2008

Directed epic miniseries "John Adams" for Playtone and HBO; film starred Paul Giamatti as John Adams; earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing and a nomination from the Directors Guild of America

2006

Directed the Granada/HBO television film "Longford," starring Jim Broadbent and Samantha Morton; first collaboration with writer Peter Morgan

2005

Directed the British television miniseries "Elizabeth I," starring Mirren in title role; aired on HBO in U.S.

2004

Made feature debut with the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission drama "Red Dust"

2003

Directed Helen Mirren in revival of "Prime Suspect" titled "The Last Witness"; the two-part serial was broadcast on the ITV network; earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing

2000

Directed BBC costume drama "Love in a Cold Climate," which was based on Nancy Mitford's novels The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate

1998

Directed several episodes of the BBC One soap opera "EastEnders"

1997

For Robinson, directed episodes of the short-lived Tyne Tees Television soap opera "Quayside" and four episodes of the Children's BBC television series "Byker Grove"

Introduced by his father to television producer Matthew Robinson

While still in school, directed Kate Beckinsale in "A View From the Bridge" and Emily Mortimer in "The Trial" at the Oxford Playhouse

After graduating from Oxford, directed television commercials

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