Mark Strong

American Actor Mark Strong

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British actor Mark Strong, 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 friend Daniel Craig.

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Age 56
London, England, UK
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Year Movie Country Role Credit Ratings
2020 Bond 25 United Kingdom, United States Actor 0.00
2019 Shazam! United States Doctor Thaddeus Bodog Sivana Actor 0.00
2019 Stockholm Canada, Sweden, United States Gunnar Sorensson Actor 0.00
2016 The Siege of Jadotville South Africa, Ireland Conor Cruise O'Brien Actor 0.00
2015 Kingsman: The Secret Service United Kingdom, United States Hamish Mycroft / Merlin Actor 0.00
2014 The Imitation Game United States Stewart Menzies Actor 0.00
2012 Zero Dark Thirty United States George Actor 0.00
2012 Blood United Kingdom Robert Seymour Actor 0.00
2011 Green Lantern United States Sinestro Actor 0.00
2011 The Guard Ireland Clive Cornell Actor 0.00
2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy France, Germany, United Kingdom Jim Prideaux Actor 0.00
2010 Kick-Ass United Kingdom, United States Frank D'Amico Actor 0.00
2010 The Way Back Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States Andrei Khabarov Actor 0.00
2009 Sherlock Holmes Germany, United Kingdom, United States Lord Blackwood Actor 0.00
2007 Sunshine United Kingdom, United States Pinbacker Actor 0.00

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