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Tom Hooper

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Tom Hooper
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Thomas George Hooper

(1972-10-05) 5 October 1972 (age 51)
London, England
  • British
  • Australian
Alma materUniversity College, Oxford
  • Director
  • producer
  • writer
Years active1992–present
AwardsFull list

Thomas George Hooper (born 5 October 1972)[1] is an Academy Award-winning British-Australian movie and television director, producer. His best known movie director works are The King's Speech (2010), Les Misérables (2012) and Cats (2019).

Career[change | change source]

He studied in Oxford University. After graduating, he directed episodes of Quayside, Byker Grove, EastEnders, and Cold Feet on British television.

In the 2000s, he directed BBC costume dramas, such as Love in a Cold Climate (2001) and Daniel Deronda (2002).

His feature film debut was with a British drama Red Dust (2004).

He worked for HBO on the television film Longford (2006) and in a seven-part serial on the life of the American president, John Adams (2008).

In 2010 he released the historical drama The King's Speech. His film The Danish Girl (2015), was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Film.

References[change | change source]

  1. Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916–2005. 5d: 2485.