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Tom Hooper Biography

 
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)
 

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)

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.