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Also Known As: Marco Giuseppe Salussolia Died:
Born: August 30, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession:

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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. ...

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.

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 Grimsby (2015)
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 Mindscape (2014)
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 Ad Inexplorata (2014)
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 Blood (2013)
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 Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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Sang in punk bands the Electric Hoax and Private Party while attending Wymondham College in Norfolk, England
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Studied law in Munich, Germany; after a year, returned to London to study English and Drama at Royal Holloway
1989:
Made television acting debut on British series "After Henry" (ITV)
1993:
Featured opposite Helen Mirren in "Prime Suspect 3" (ITV)
1996:
Co-starred in BBC miniseries "Our Friends in the North"
1996:
Cast as Mr. Knightley opposite Kate Beckinsale's "Emma" (ITV)
2002:
Acted in Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"; nominated for Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role
2005:
Directed by Roman Polanski in "Oliver Twist"; played Toby Crackit
2005:
Cast alongside George Clooney and Matt Damon in political thriller "Syriana"
2008:
Portrayed the head of Jordanian Intelligence in Ridley Scott directed "Body of Lies"
2009:
Played Lord Blackwood, the main villain in Guy Ritchie's feature adaptation of "Sherlock Holmes"
2010:
Re-teamed with "Body of Lies" director Scott and co-star Russell Crowe in "Robin Hood"
2011:
Joined ensemble cast of feature remake of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
2012:
Featured opposite Jessica Chastain in Kathryn Bigelow directed "Zero Dark Thirty," based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden
2013:
Co-starred with James McAvoy in action-drama "Welcome to the Punch"
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