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Tom Hooper

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Tom Hooper won the Academy Award for directing for "The King's Speech". The film was nominated for twelve Oscars, more than any other film that year, and won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Original Screenplay. "The King's Speech" won seven BAFTA awards, including Best Film and Outstanding British Film. Hooper won the Directors Guild of America Award for Best Director. "The King's Speech" won the People's Choice Award at Toronto Film Festival, Best British Independent Film at the British Independent Film Awards, The Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film, the Producers Guild of America Award for Best Film and the European Film People's Choice Award for Best European Film. The film made $414 million worldwide at the box office.

Most recently, he directed "Cats" (2019) and "The Danish Girl" (2015).

Hooper won the Emmy award for directing "Elizabeth I". Starring Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons, the HBO/Channel 4 miniseries won three Golden Globes and nine Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Miniseries and best actress for Helen Mirren. Hooper was nominated for a Best Director Emmy for helming the revival of ITV's "Prime Suspect - The Last Witness," starring Helen Mirren. He directed Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the BAFTA-nominated film RED DUST. Hooper's TV work includes "Daniel Deronda," which won the Best Miniseries award at the 2003 Banff TV Festival, "Love in a Cold Climate," for which Alan Bates was Bafta nominated, and the multi award-winning ITV comedy drama "Cold Feet." For two years running Hooper directed the one hour specials that won "Eastenders" the BAFTA for best continuing drama series.

He wrote, directed and produced the short film PAINTED FACES aged 18, which premiered at the London Film Festival, was released theatrically and shown on Channel 4. At Oxford University he directed theatre productions with contemporaries Kate Beckinsale and Emily Mortimer, and directed his first TV commercials.

Hooper's first film "Runaway Dog" was made aged 13 on a clockwork 16mm Bolex camera using 100 foot of film.

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Fra Fee, Matt Henry MBE, Courtney Bowman, and Caroline Sheen Join The Barricade Boys West End Party

Fresh from conquering America with a sold-out debut in New York, The Barricade Boys are back in the UK and ready for the ultimate home-coming tour. Learn more about the upcoming concerts and find out how to get tickets here!

Remastered LES MISERABLES Film To Be Re-Released This Year

According to Cameron Mackintosh, the film adaptation of the musical epic Les Miserables will return in 2023.

Rebel Wilson Signs Record Label Deal Ahead of THE DEB Movie Musical

Rebel Wilson has signed with Warner Music to have her own, personal label, Rebellionaire. The group chose to partner with Rebel after hearing some of the music from her upcoming directorial debut with The Deb, a new movie musical that will be shot in Australia.

Meet the Cast of SUMMER, 1976; Beginning Previews Tonight!

Summer, 1976 officially begins previews tonight, April 4, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Meet the cast of Summer, 1976 here!

Rebel Wilson, Dan Fogler, Ledisi & More Join ROMEO & JULIET Pop Musical Movie

Rebel Wilson, Clara Rugaard, Jamie Ward, Rupert Everett, Jason Isaacs and Derek Jacobi will star in Timothy Scott Bogart’s new Romeo & Juliet pop musical movie. The cast will also include Tony Award-winner Dan Fogler, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Rupert Graves, and Grammy Award-winners Tayla Parx and Ledisi.

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Looks Back on His 40-Year Journey With THE MUSIC MAN on COLBERT

Hugh Jackman sat down with Stephen Colbert last night to discuss his journey with The Music Man. Over espresso martinis with Colbert, Jackman also discussed starring in the film adaptation of Florian Zeller's The Son, returning to his role of Wolverine for the upcoming Deadpool film, and more. Watch the interview videos now!

Broadway Lover's Guide to HBO Max

HBO Max offers a collection of content curated from across WarnerMedia's catalog and a roster of new Max Originals. Among those include an impressive lineup of muscials, plays, and films that theater lovers will enjoy. From Dear Evan Hansen to West Side Story to Cats, check out what Broadway lovers can stream on HBO Max now!

Jessica Hecht to Join Laura Linney in the World Premiere of SUMMER, 1976

Tony Award & Emmy Award Nominee Jessica Hecht will join Tony Award & Academy Award nominee Laura Linney in Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Summer, 1976 written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn and directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan.

Teatro Vista Welcomes Five New Board Members

Teatro Vista has announced the appointment of five new board members, expanding support, oversight and important new visibility for Chicago’s only Equity-affiliated Latine theater company.

Taylor Swift Says Her LES MISERABLES Audition Was A 'Nightmare'

Taylor Swift and Eddie Redmayne are looking back on their screen test for the Les Misérables film, which Swift remembers as a 'nightmare.' During the audition process for the acclaimed 2012 film adaptation of the iconic Boublil and Schönberg musical, Swift was in the running for the roles of Cosette and Éponine.

THE GOOD NURSE Starring Jessica Chastain & Eddie Redmayne Now Streaming on Netflix

Suspicious that her colleague is responsible for a series of mysterious patient deaths, a nurse risks her own life to uncover the truth in this gripping thriller based on true events. The film stars Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne, also featuring Nnamdi Asomugha, Kim Dickens, Malik Yoba, Alix West Lefler, and Noah Emmerich.

Hugh Jackman Is Open to Playing Peter Allen From THE BOY FROM OZ Again

Hugh Jackman has revealed that he is open to playing Peter Allen from The Boy From Oz again. Jackman, who said that playing Peter Allen was 'the most fun [he's] ever had,' looked back on the celebrities who joined him onstage during performances, including Matt Damon, Barbara Walters, and Sarah Jessica Parker, in a new interview.

Hugh Jackman Says 'There's Always a Chance' for a THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Sequel

Stage and screen star Hugh Jackman revealed that more The Greatest Showman could be in the cards. When told that his costar Michelle Williams wanted to do a sequel to the beloved movie musical, he responded: 'There’s always a chance, I’ve done a few sequels in my time. There’s no plan, there’s no script that I know of yet. But that’s good to know. Thanks Michelle.'

Laura Linney to Star in MTC's World Premiere of SUMMER, 1976 in Spring 2023

Manhattan Theatre Club will present the world premiere of Summer, 1976 written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn (Proof, The Columnist), starring Tony Award® & Academy Award® nominee Laura Linney (My Name is Lucy Barton, “Ozark”) and directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes).

Hugh Jackman Wants to Make Theatre 'Accessible to Everyone'

Fans can find stage and screen superstar Hugh Jackman at the Winter Garden Theatre, where he is currently playing Harold Hill in The Music Man eight times a week. He recently revealed, however, that he believes the steep cost of tickets prevents many from enjoying Broadway shows.

Jessica Chastain & Eddie Redmayne Star in THE GOOD NURSE on Netflix

The Good Nurse is based on Charles Graeber's book of the same name. Based on true events, the film stars Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne, also featuring Nnamdi Asomugha, Kim Dickens, Malik Yoba, Alix West Lefler, and Noah Emmerich.

Amanda Seyfried Discusses How Wanting to 'Redo' LES MISERABLES Affected Her WICKED Movie Audition

Amanda Seyfried has revealed that she auditioned for the role of Glinda in the upcoming Wicked movie adaptation. Seyfried stated that she wished to prove herself through the Wicked audition after being dissatisfied with her singing performance as Cosette in the 2012 film adaption of Les Misérables.

Hugh Jackman to Lead Animated Hulu Series KOALA MAN

Hugh Jackman will lead the voice cast of Hulu's new animated comedy series, Koala Man, the new series from Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland and Michael Cusack. He will play the role of Big Greg, who is known as the most well-liked man in the town of Dapto and the head of the town council.

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Sings in New SIMPSONS Episode Clip

BroadwayWorld is excited to share a video clip from the episode, featuring Jackman singing about how the middle class was built in the 1920s. In the episode, Homer aims to finally teache his Bart to admire his dad after he humiliates him at church. However, a visit from a magical, singing janitor (Hugh Jackman) changes everything they thought they knew.

Rita Simons, Harriet Thorpe, Hayley Tamaddon, Leanne Jones, and Wendi Peters Will Lead New UK Tour of STEPPING OUT

David Ball Productions and Paul Woolf for Kings Theatre Portsmouth are delighted to announce the new UK Tour of Richard Harris's Stepping Out, starring Rita Simons, Harriet Thorpe, Hayley Tamaddon, Leanne Jones and Wendi Peters.  The UK Tour opens on Monday 5 September 2022 at Kings Theatre Portsmouth.


Tom Hooper has written 1 shows including Cats (Screenwriter).

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