Tom Hollander was a critically acclaimed British theater and screen actor who was best known for his roles in "Gosford Park" (2001), "In the Loop" (2009), and "Bird Box" (2018). Born in Bristol and raised in Oxford, Hollander began acting at a very young age. He started out in the theater, and was a member of Britain's acclaimed National Youth Theatre in his teens. When it came time to enter college Hollander chose Selwyn College in Cambridge. While attending the school, Hollander was a member of the prestigious Footlights drama club, along with his childhood friend, and future Oscar-winning director, Sam Mendes. Hollander and Mendes would go on to collaborate on numerous stage productions, including a 1989 West End production of "The Cherry Orchard," which also starred Judi Dench. By the early 90s Hollander began gravitating to film and television work. He starred in the BBC dramatic series "Harry" (BBC, 1993-95), and also appeared in films like "Some Mother's Son" (1996), "The Very Thought of You" (1998), and "The Clandestine Marriage" (1999). By the 2000s, Hollander's recognition as a dramatic actor skyrocketed after he appeared in critically-acclaimed period films like "Gosford Park," "The Libertine" (2004), and "Pride & Prejudice" (2005). In addition to film acting, Hollander also began racking up parts in television shows like "The Company" (TNT, 2007), "Rev." (BBC, 2010-14), and "The Night Manager" (BBC/AMC, 2016). Already decades into his professional acting career, Hollander had a breakout year in 2018 after appearing in two of the biggest films of the year: the post-apocalyptic "Bird Box," and the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" (2018). Both films were smash hits at the box office, as well as with critics.
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After failing to secure a place in drama school, accepted Mendes' offer to appear in "The Threepenny Opera" at the Donmar Warehouse
Starred in Jez Butterworth's London stage production "Mojo"
Appeared in the fact-based Oxford University boat race adventure film "True Blue"
Played "Tartuffe" at London's Almeida Theatre
Had a significant supporting role as a Thatcherite in "Some Mother's Son", set against the backdrop of the Troubles in Northern Ireland
Was featured as Saffron's fiance Paolo in the TV-movie "Absolutely Fabulous: The Last Shout" (BBC in Great Britain; Comedy Central in USA)
Starred on stage at London's Almeida in "The Government Inspector"
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
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
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
Acted in Ben Elton's "Maybe Baby", the story of a screenwriter and his wife and their trials while trying to conceive a child
Co-starred in "The Lawless Heart"; screened at Locarno Film Festival
Starred on stage in Moliere's "Don Juan" at the Sheffield Theatre
Cast as a penniless former military man in the ensemble film "Gosford Park", directed by Robert Altman
Cast in "Paparazzi" about a celebrity who turns the tables on a persistent photographer; produced by Mel Gibson
Starred opposite Claire Danes and Billy Crudup in "Stage Beauty" based on the play by Jeffrey Hatcher
Cast in "Pride & Prejudice" opposite Keira Knighley
Played a scheming real estate broker in Ridley Scott's "A Good Year" opposite Russell Crowe
Cast in the sequel "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," as Lord Cutler Beckett
Reprised role of Lord Cutler Beckett in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"
Featured in the acclaimed comedy "In the Loop"
Co-created and starred in the sitcom "Rev."
Appeared in Richard Curtis' "About Time"
Played the Prime Minister in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation"
Appeared in Matthew Heineman's feature directing debut, "A Private War"