Tom Hollander Biography |
  • Tom Hollander Biography

    Born: August 25, 1967 in Bristol, , United Kingdom

    TOM HOLLANDER co-created and starred in the BBC 2 television comedy series Rev, with James Wood.  Hollander has been nominated twice for the British Comedy Award, the Royal Television Society Award and the BAFTA TV Award for his performance.  Woods and Hollander previously worked together on Simon Curtis’ Freezing.

    Hollander began his acting career in theater working with Cheek by Jowl in Declan Donnellan’s production of As You Like It; Jonathan Kent’s Tartuffe and King Lear.  He’s also appeared in Ian Rickson’s Mojo, at the Royal Court Theatre; Phyllida Lloyd’s The Threepenny Opera and Robin Lefevre’s Laurie at the Donmar Warehouse.  On Broadway, Hollander played Lord Alfred Douglas in David Hare’s The Judas Kiss, opposite Liam Neeson and directed by Richard Eyre, and Joe Penhall’s Landscape with Weapon, directed by Roger Mitchell, at the National Theatre.  He recently played the Chandebise/Poche double in Eyre’s acclaimed production of A Flea in Her Ear at The Old Vic.

    Hollander has made many appearances in film and on television.  He was awarded the London Critics’ Circle British Supporting Actor of the Year Award and the Evening Standard Peter Sellers Award for Comedy for his role in Joe Wright’s Pride & Prejudice.  He also worked with Wright in Hanna and The Soloist.  Other feature film credits include Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest; Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End; Robert Altman’s Gosford Park; The Libertine; The Lawless Heart; A Good Year; Stephen Poliakoff’s The Lost Prince and Cambridge Spies.

    Hollander recently played the bullied minister, Simon Foster, in Armando Iannucci’s In the Loop and Monty Banks in television’s Gracie!, with Jane Horrocks, for which he was nominated Best Supporting Actor at the 2011 BAFTA TV Awards.

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