Tom Hooper is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Assistant Director British born on 5 october 1972 at London (United-kingdom)
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Birth name Thomas George HooperNationality United-kingdomBirth 5 october 1972
(50 years) at London (United-kingdom
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.
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.