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Tom Hooper

 
Birth Place:
London
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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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: London

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

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James Corden, Tom Hooper, Mette Towley, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Francesca Hayw Photo

James Corden, Tom Hooper, Mette Towley, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Francesca Hayward, Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson and Jason Derulo

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12/17/2019
James Corden, Tom Hooper, Taylor Swift, Francesca Hayward, and Idris Elba  Photo

James Corden, Tom Hooper, Taylor Swift, Francesca Hayward, and Idris Elba

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12/17/2019
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Tom Hooper and John Berry

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06/06/2014
 
Writing
Screenwriter

Tom Hooper Biography

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.





Tom Hooper News

Hugh Jackman Wants to Make Theatre 'Accessible to Everyone' Photo Hugh Jackman Wants to Make Theatre 'Accessible to Everyone'
by Team BWW - Jul 29, 2022

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 Photo Jessica Chastain & Eddie Redmayne Star in THE GOOD NURSE on Netflix
by Michael Major - Jul 21, 2022

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 Mo Photo Amanda Seyfried Discusses How Wanting to 'Redo' LES MISERABLES Affected Her WICKED Movie Audition
by Michael Major - Jul 20, 2022

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 Photo Hugh Jackman to Lead Animated Hulu Series KOALA MAN
by Michael Major - Jul 19, 2022

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 Photo VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Sings in New SIMPSONS Episode Clip
by Michael Major - May 20, 2022

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 Lea Photo Rita Simons, Harriet Thorpe, Hayley Tamaddon, Leanne Jones, and Wendi Peters Will Lead New UK Tour of STEPPING OUT
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2022

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.

Wake Up With BWW 1/6: First Look at Cecily Strong Off-Broadway, Casting For 50 Years  Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/6: First Look at Cecily Strong Off-Broadway, Casting For 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center, and More!
by - Jan 6, 2022

Today's top stories include the lineup for 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center! Get a first look at Cecily Strong in the off-Broadway production of The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. Plus, the world premiere of Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of The Notebook has been postponed to September 2022 due to COVID-19.

CATS Film is Now Available on Netflix UK Photo CATS Film is Now Available on Netflix UK
by Stephi Wild - Jan 4, 2022

The 2019 film adaptation of Cats is now available to stream on Netflix in the UK. The film is not available on the US version of the streaming platform at this time.

Meet the Cast of THE MUSIC MAN; Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight! Photo Meet the Cast of THE MUSIC MAN; Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2021

The Music Man officially begins previews tonight on Broadway! Meet the cast bringing the iconic musical back to the stage!

UN D√ćA COMO HOY: CATS cerraba en Broadway Photo UN D√ćA COMO HOY: CATS cerraba en Broadway
by Nuria Pedret - Sep 10, 2021

El espect√°culo se despidi√≥ del Winter Garden Theatre tras haberse mantenido durante tres a√Īos como el musical con mayor permanencia en cartel

Tom Hooper Videos

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Sings in New SIMPSONS Episode Clip VideoVIDEO: Hugh Jackman Sings in New SIMPSONS Episode Clip
by Michael Major - May 20, 2022

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.

VIDEO: Rebel Wilson Wasn't Cast As The Lead In School Musicals VideoVIDEO: Rebel Wilson Wasn't Cast As The Lead In School Musicals
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2021

'Pitch Perfect' star Rebel Wilson has stolen the show in countless films, but she admits that during her high school years, she was never cast as a lead role in musicals.

VIDEO: Watch an All New Trailer For Season Two of HIS DARK MATERIALS Starring Lin-Man VideoVIDEO: Watch an All New Trailer For Season Two of HIS DARK MATERIALS Starring Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2020

Season two of the HBO drama series His Dark Materials, starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, debuts Monday, November 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). The series will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.

VIDEO: Jason Derulo Reacts to his CATS Acting on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW VideoVIDEO: Jason Derulo Reacts to his CATS Acting on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2020

Jason Derulo looks back at the last time he visited 'The Kelly Clarkson Show,' including the jaw-dropping moment where he impersonated a feline on all fours. Plus, he talks about his new single, 'Take You Dancing,' and all the crazy things he's done to stay entertained during quarantine.

VIDEO: Watch New Trailers for Season Two of HIS DARK MATERIALS, Featuring Lin-Manuel  VideoVIDEO: Watch New Trailers for Season Two of HIS DARK MATERIALS, Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2020

Debuting this November, the second season of HIS DARK MATERIALS begins after Lord Asriel has opened a bridge to a new world, and, distraught over the death of her best friend, Lyra follows Asriel into the unknown.

Living Room Concerts: Fra Fee Performs 'Not While I'm Around' From SWEENEY TODD VideoLiving Room Concerts: Fra Fee Performs 'Not While I'm Around' From SWEENEY TODD
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Apr 15, 2020

In our latest Living Room Concert, actor Fra Fee treats us to a beautiful rendition of 'Not While I'm Around' from musical Sweeney Todd. Watch the video below!

VIDEO: YouTuber Lindsay Ellis Attempts to Explain CATS in New Video Essay VideoVIDEO: YouTuber Lindsay Ellis Attempts to Explain CATS in New Video Essay
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2020

Video essayist and YouTuber Lindsay Ellis has created an hour-long video, attempting to explain CATS.

VIDEO: Watch The 'Leaked' CATS 'Butthole Cut' Trailer VideoVIDEO: Watch The 'Leaked' CATS 'Butthole Cut' Trailer
by Alan Henry - Apr 1, 2020

No, there isn't an actual 'butthole cut' of the CATS film, but that hasn't stopped XVP Comedy from making a parody of the trailer visualizing what might have been!

VIDEO: James Corden and Rebel Wilson Present at the Oscars While Dressed as Cats VideoVIDEO: James Corden and Rebel Wilson Present at the Oscars While Dressed as Cats
by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2020

During the 2020 Oscars, James Corden and Rebel Wilson, both stars of the recent CATS, come out on stage to talk about the importance of Visual Effects. The two actors poked fun at the film adaptation, while dressed in cat suits!

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Explains the Plot of CATS to Colbert on THE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Explains the Plot of CATS to Colbert on THE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019

Jennifer Hudson stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote her film, Cats, which is out in theaters today!


Tom Hooper Frequently Asked Questions

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