Mark Strong

A British actor, who played Jim Prideaux in the 2011 remake of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), is often cast as cold, calculating villains. But before he became a famous actor, he intended to pursue a career in law. Strong was born Marco Giuseppe Salussolia on 30 August, 1963 in London, England, to an Austrian mother and an Italian father. His father left the family not long after he was born, and his mother worked as an au pair to raise the boy on her own. Strong's mother had his name legally changed when he was young in order to help him better assimilate with his peers. Although Americans are most familiar with Strong's roles as Sinestro in Green Lantern (2011), mob boss Frank D'Amico in Kick-Ass (2010), and Lord Blackthorn in Sherlock Holmes (2009), British audiences know him from his long history as a television actor. He also starred in as numerous British stage productions, including plays at the Royal National Theatre and the RSC.  His most prominent television parts include Prime Suspect 3 (1993) (TV) and Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003) (TV) as Inspector Larry Hall, and starring roles in the BBC Two dramas "Our Friends in the North" (1996) and "The Long Firm" (2004), the latter of which netted Strong a BAFTA nomination. He also played Mr. Knightley in the 1996 adaptation of Jane Austen's classic tale Emma (1996) (TV). Strong resides in London with his wife Liza Marshall, with whom he has two sons, the younger of which is the godson of his longtime ...

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Sherlock Holmes (2009)

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Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Jude Law  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Mark Strong

Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Jude Law  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Mark Strong

Sunshine (2007)

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Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last hope.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Cillian Murphy  •  Rose Byrne  •  Chris Evans  •  Michelle Yeoh

Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last hope.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Cillian Murphy  •  Rose Byrne  •  Chris Evans  •  Michelle Yeoh

It's All About Love (2003)

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The story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of everything happening ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Claire Danes  •  Sean Penn  •  Douglas Henshall

The story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of everything happening ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Claire Danes  •  Sean Penn  •  Douglas Henshall

Oliver Twist (2005)

Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Barney Clark  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Jamie Foreman  •  Harry Eden

Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Barney Clark  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Jamie Foreman  •  Harry Eden

Stardust (2007)

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In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his true identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Charlie Cox  •  Claire Danes  •  Robert De Niro  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his true identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Charlie Cox  •  Claire Danes  •  Robert De Niro  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

Syriana (2005)

The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-based energy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gaghan
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Matt Damon  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Chris Cooper

The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-based energy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gaghan
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Matt Damon  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Chris Cooper

To End All Wars (2001)

Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt. Jim Reardon (Kiefer Sutherland) and Maj. Ian Campbell (Robert Carlyle) are among the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David L. Cunningham
CAST:  Ciarán McMenamin  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Sakae Kimura

Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt. Jim Reardon (Kiefer Sutherland) and Maj. Ian Campbell (Robert Carlyle) are among the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David L. Cunningham
CAST:  Ciarán McMenamin  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Sakae Kimura

Tristan & Isolde (2006)

An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Reynolds
CAST:  James Franco  •  Sophia Myles  •  Rufus Sewell  •  David O'Hara

An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Reynolds
CAST:  James Franco  •  Sophia Myles  •  Rufus Sewell  •  David O'Hara

John Carter (2012)

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John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Taylor Kitsch  •  Mark Strong  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Ciarán Hinds

John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Taylor Kitsch  •  Mark Strong  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Ciarán Hinds

Century (1993)

Turn-of-the-century love story centered around a young doctor and the emergence of modern science.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Charles Dance  •  Clive Owen  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Robert Stephens

Turn-of-the-century love story centered around a young doctor and the emergence of modern science.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Charles Dance  •  Clive Owen  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Robert Stephens

Revolver (2005)

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Hotshot gambler Jake Green (Jason Statham) is long on bravado and seriously short of common sense. Rarely is he allowed in any casino because he's a bona fide winner and, in fact, has taken so much money over the years that he's the sole client of his accountant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Ray Liotta  •  Vincent Pastore  •  André Benjamin

Hotshot gambler Jake Green (Jason Statham) is long on bravado and seriously short of common sense. Rarely is he allowed in any casino because he's a bona fide winner and, in fact, has taken so much money over the years that he's the sole client of his accountant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Ray Liotta  •  Vincent Pastore  •  André Benjamin

Emma (1996)

Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to grief. Through the sharp words of Mr. Knightley, and the example of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diarmuid Lawrence
CAST:  Kate Beckinsale  •  Bernard Hepton  •  Mark Strong  •  Samantha Bond

Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to grief. Through the sharp words of Mr. Knightley, and the example of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diarmuid Lawrence
CAST:  Kate Beckinsale  •  Bernard Hepton  •  Mark Strong  •  Samantha Bond

Fields of Gold (2002)

A two-part conspiracy thriller starring Anna Friel. An eager young photographer and a bitter tabloid hack are sent to investigate mysterious deaths at a cottage hospital. But why is the new environment minister keeping tabs on their every move? The TV movie tackles ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Anderson
CAST:  Anna Friel  •  Phil Davis  •  Max Beesley  •  James Fleet

A two-part conspiracy thriller starring Anna Friel. An eager young photographer and a bitter tabloid hack are sent to investigate mysterious deaths at a cottage hospital. But why is the new environment minister keeping tabs on their every move? The TV movie tackles ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Anderson
CAST:  Anna Friel  •  Phil Davis  •  Max Beesley  •  James Fleet

Green Lantern (2011)

For centuries, a small but powerful force of warriors called the Green Lantern Corps has sworn to keep intergalactic order. Each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Blake Lively  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Tim Robbins

For centuries, a small but powerful force of warriors called the Green Lantern Corps has sworn to keep intergalactic order. Each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Blake Lively  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Tim Robbins

Falling Apart (2002)

Drama about domestic violence in a cosy middle-class relationship starring Hermione Norris and Mark Strong. First aired on Channel 4 won Bafta awards for Best New Writer and Best New Fiction Director.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Hill
CAST:  Mark Strong  •  Hermione Norris  •  Tamsin Greig

Drama about domestic violence in a cosy middle-class relationship starring Hermione Norris and Mark Strong. First aired on Channel 4 won Bafta awards for Best New Writer and Best New Fiction Director.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Hill
CAST:  Mark Strong  •  Hermione Norris  •  Tamsin Greig

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

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In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tomas Alfredson
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Mark Strong  •  Tom Hardy  •  Gary Oldman

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tomas Alfredson
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Mark Strong  •  Tom Hardy  •  Gary Oldman

Anna (2013)

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A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jorge Dorado
CAST:  Mark Strong  •  Taissa Farmiga  •  Brian Cox  •  Indira Varma

A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jorge Dorado
CAST:  Mark Strong  •  Taissa Farmiga  •  Brian Cox  •  Indira Varma

Blood (2012)

Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Murphy
CAST:  Paul Bettany  •  Mark Strong  •  Stephen Graham  •  Brian Cox

Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Murphy
CAST:  Paul Bettany  •  Mark Strong  •  Stephen Graham  •  Brian Cox

Closer to the Moon (2014)

A Romanian police officer teams up with a small crew of bank robbers to pull off a heist by convincing everyone at the scene of the crime that they are only filming a movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nae Caranfil
CAST:  Vera Farmiga  •  Mark Strong  •  Harry Lloyd  •  Joe Armstrong

A Romanian police officer teams up with a small crew of bank robbers to pull off a heist by convincing everyone at the scene of the crime that they are only filming a movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nae Caranfil
CAST:  Vera Farmiga  •  Mark Strong  •  Harry Lloyd  •  Joe Armstrong

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

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The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Taron Egerton  •  Michael Caine  •  Mark Strong

The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Taron Egerton  •  Michael Caine  •  Mark Strong
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