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Tom Hooper is a Director, Producer and Assistant Director British born on 5 october 1972 at London (United-kingdom)

Tom Hooper

Tom Hooper
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Birth name Thomas George Hooper
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 5 october 1972 (46 years) at London (United-kingdom)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award, Academy Award for Best Director

Thomas George "Tom" Hooper (born October 1, 1972) is a British film and television director of English and Australian background. Hooper began making short films at the age of 13, and had his first professional short, Painted Faces, broadcast on Channel 4 in 1992. At Oxford University Hooper directed plays and television commercials. After graduating, he directed episodes of Quayside, Byker Grove, EastEnders and Cold Feet.

Into the 2000s, Hooper directed the major BBC costume dramas Love in a Cold Climate (2001) and Daniel Deronda (2002), and was selected to helm the 2003 revival of ITV's Prime Suspect series, starring Helen Mirren. Hooper made his feature film debut with Red Dust (2004), a South African drama starring Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor, before directing Helen Mirren again in the Company Pictures/HBO Films historical drama Elizabeth I (2005). He continued working for HBO on the television film Longford (2006) and in John Adams (2008), a seven-part serial on the life of the American president. Hooper returned to features with The Damned United (2009), a fact-based film about the English football manager Brian Clough (played by Michael Sheen). The following year saw the release of the historical drama The King's Speech (2010), starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, which was met with critical acclaim. Hooper's next film was Les Misérables (2012), which featured an all-star cast led by Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.

Hooper's work was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for Prime Suspect and John Adams, won one for Elizabeth I, and was nominated for the British Academy (BAFTA) TV Craft Award for Best Director for Longford. The King's Speech won multiple awards, including Best Director wins for Hooper from the Directors Guild of America and the Academy Awards, and a Best Director nomination from BAFTA.

Biography

Après un premier long-métrage autour de l'entraîneur de football anglais Brian Clough, The Damned United, sorti en 2009, Tom Hooper se révèle au public international en 2011 grâce au film historique Le Discours d'un roi qui cumule succès critique (avec 12 nominations aux Oscars, il décroche 4 trophées majeurs dont meilleur film et meilleur réalisateur) et public.

En 2012, il réalise une adaptation cinématographique de la comédie musicale tirée du roman de Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, avec Hugh Jackman en Jean Valjean et Anne Hathaway en Fantine.

En 2013 il est le président du jury du 16e Festival international du film de Shanghai.

Best films

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
(Assistant Director)
Les Misérables (2012)
(Director)
The King's Speech (2010)
(Director)
The Danish Girl (2015)
(Director)

Usually with

Eve Stewart
Eve Stewart
(5 films)
Peter Morgan
Peter Morgan
(2 films)
Eric Fellner
Eric Fellner
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Tom Hooper (8 films)

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Director

The Danish Girl, 2h
Directed by Tom Hooper, Lasse Hallström
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Peinture, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Amber Heard, Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw
Rating71% 3.555383.555383.555383.555383.55538
In early 1920s Copenhagen, the illustrator and artist Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) asks her husband, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), to stand in for a female model. The popularity of the portraits leads to Gerda painting her husband in further pictures as a woman. Einar develops an attraction for a female physical appearance and begins living as a woman named Lili Elbe. Ultimately Elbe becomes the first ever recipient of male to female sex reassignment surgery, and Gerda supports her decision, although their marriage becomes strained when Gerda comes to the realization that Lili is no longer the person she married. A childhood friend of Lili, Hans Axgil (Matthias Schoenaerts), shows up and forms a complex love triangle with the couple.
Les Misérables, 2h39
Directed by Tom Hooper
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Historical, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter
Rating75% 3.7984353.7984353.7984353.7984353.798435
In 1815, convict Jean Valjean is released on parole by prison guard Javert after serving a nineteen-year sentence for stealing a loaf of bread and numerous escape attempts. Valjean is refused employment due to his paroled status. He is offered food and shelter by the Bishop of Digne, but Valjean steals his silver during the night. When he is captured by the constables, the Bishop tells them that the silver was given as a gift, securing Valjean's release. The Bishop urges Valjean to do something worthwhile with his life. Moved by the Bishop's grace, Valjean breaks his parole and vows to start a new life under a new identity.
The King's Speech, 1h58
Directed by Tom Hooper
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, Buddy films, Films about language and translation, Films about royalty
Actors Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi
Rating79% 3.9988453.9988453.9988453.9988453.998845
Prince Albert, Duke of York, the second son of King George V, stammers through his speech closing the 1925 British Empire Exhibition at Wembley Stadium, while the resulting ordeal is being broadcast by radio worldwide. The Duke has given up hope of a cure, but his wife, Elizabeth, persuades him to see Lionel Logue, an Australian speech therapist in London. During their first session, Logue breaches royal etiquette by referring to the Prince as "Bertie", a name used only by his family. When the Duke decides Logue's methods and manner are unsuitable, Logue wagers a shilling that the Duke can recite Hamlet's "To be, or not to be" soliloquy without trouble while listening to "The Marriage of Figaro" on headphones. Logue records his performance on an acetate record. Convinced he has stammered throughout, Prince Albert leaves in anger, declaring his condition "hopeless" and dismissing Logue. Logue offers him the recording as a keepsake.
The Damned United, 1h37
Directed by Tom Hooper
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Jim Broadbent, Maurice Roëves, Elizabeth Carling
Rating75% 3.798683.798683.798683.798683.79868
After failing to qualify for the 1974 FIFA World Cup, England manager Alf Ramsey is replaced by Don Revie (Colm Meaney), the highly successful manager of Leeds United. Revie's replacement at Leeds is Brian Clough (Michael Sheen), the former manager of Derby County and a fierce critic of Leeds, because of their violent and physical style of play under Revie's management. Furthermore, Clough's longtime assistant, Peter Taylor (Timothy Spall), has not joined him.
Longford
Longford (2006)
, 1h33
Directed by Tom Hooper
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Jim Broadbent, Samantha Morton, Lindsay Duncan, Andy Serkis, Robert Pugh, Anton Rodgers
Rating76% 3.842553.842553.842553.842553.84255
The film begins during the late 1960s (during the first premiership of Harold Wilson) at the House of Lords, with Lord Longford, a regular prison visitor, presiding over a reception for a number of ex-convicts whom he had visited and corresponded with when they were incarcerated. He receives a letter from one of the most notorious criminals in Britain, the Moors Murderer Myra Hindley, who is several years into her life sentence for taking part in the murder of three children with her boyfriend, Ian Brady.
Elizabeth I (TV miniseries), 3h43
Directed by Tom Hooper
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Patrick Malahide, Toby Jones, Hugh Dancy, Barbara Flynn
Rating80% 4.044214.044214.044214.044214.04421
By 1579, Elizabeth I has reigned for about 20 years and has refused to marry. Her chief advisor Lord Burghley and her spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham plan to have her marry the Duke of Anjou, brother of Henry III of France, to make an alliance against Spain. Elizabeth's favourite the Earl of Leicester strongly opposes the match because of his own longstanding affections for her. The Duke of Anjou eventually comes to court Elizabeth, but despite him being to her liking, she is later convinced by Burghley not to marry him because of negative popular opinion towards the match.
Red Dust
Red Dust (2004)
, 1h50
Directed by Tom Hooper
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about racism
Actors Hilary Swank, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ian Roberts, Jamie Bartlett, Marius Weyers
Rating68% 3.4467953.4467953.4467953.4467953.446795
Sarah Barcant (Hilary Swank), a lawyer in New York City who grew up in South Africa, returns to her childhood dwelling place to intercede for Alex Mpondo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a Black South African politician who was tortured during apartheid. Under the Truth and Reconciliation terms, the whole truth must come out. As it is, under duress Mpodo had identified one of his underground comrades, Steve Sizela. But he also confirms that he kept a much more important secret – a buried list that names some new recruits. This is still where he left it, years ago.

Producer

The Danish Girl, 2h
Directed by Tom Hooper, Lasse Hallström
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Peinture, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Amber Heard, Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw
Roles Producer
Rating71% 3.555383.555383.555383.555383.55538
In early 1920s Copenhagen, the illustrator and artist Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) asks her husband, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), to stand in for a female model. The popularity of the portraits leads to Gerda painting her husband in further pictures as a woman. Einar develops an attraction for a female physical appearance and begins living as a woman named Lili Elbe. Ultimately Elbe becomes the first ever recipient of male to female sex reassignment surgery, and Gerda supports her decision, although their marriage becomes strained when Gerda comes to the realization that Lili is no longer the person she married. A childhood friend of Lili, Hans Axgil (Matthias Schoenaerts), shows up and forms a complex love triangle with the couple.

Director

Thor: Ragnarok, 2h10
Directed by Taika Waititi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Films based on mythology, Sur une planète fictive, Hulk (comics) films, Superhero films, Films based on Norse mythology, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba
Roles Assistant Director
Rating78% 3.94553.94553.94553.94553.9455
Après les évènements de Sokovie et l'affrontement avec Ultron, Thor est parti à la recherche des Pierres d'Infinité. Deux ans après, sans résultat, on le retrouve emprisonné dans le monde de Surtur (Muspellheim). Il se libère et vainc le démon enflammé, après que ce dernier lui a appris qu'Asgard est sans défense en l'absence du « Père de Toute Chose », Odin. Thor lui arrache sa couronne que le démon comptait unir avec l'Éternelle Flamme afin de provoquer le Ragnarök, la destruction d’Asgard.