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Also Known As: Thomas Anthony Hollander Died:
Born: August 25, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bristol, England, GB Profession: actor

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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....

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Tulip Fever (2015)
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 About Time (2013)
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 Hanna (2011)
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 Soloist, The (2009)
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 In the Loop (2009)
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 Valkyrie (2008)
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As a youngster was a chorister in Oxford
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While at Cambridge, met Sam Mendes
1994:
After failing to secure a place in drama school, accepted Mendes' offer to appear in "The Threepenny Opera" at the Donmar Warehouse
1995:
Starred in Jez Butterworth's London stage production "Mojo"
1996:
Played "Tartuffe" at London's Almeida Theatre
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:
Appeared in the fact-based Oxford University boat race adventure film "True Blue"
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"
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
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:
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
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
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
2001:
Cast as a penniless former military man in the ensemble film "Gosford Park", directed by Robert Altman
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
2005:
Cast in "Pride & Prejudice" opposite Keira Knighley
2006:
Cast in the sequel "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," as Lord Cutler Beckett
2006:
Played a scheming real estate broker in Ridley Scott's "A Good Year" opposite Russell Crowe
2007:
Reprised role of Lord Cutler Beckett in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"
2009:
Featured in the acclaimed comedy "In the Loop"
2010:
Co-created and starred in the sitcom "Rev."
2013:
Appeared in Richard Curtis' "About Time"
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Education

University of Cambridge: Cambridge , England -

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