TOM HOLLANDER previously starred for Hanna director Joe
Wright in The
Soloist and (also for Focus Features) Pride & Prejudice. The latter performance
earned him a London Critics' Circle Film Award as well as the Evening Standard
British Film Awards' Peter Sellers Award for Comedy.
While at Cambridge, Mr. Hollander was in the university's Cambridge
revue and played a much-celebrated Cyrano de Bergerac, directed by Sam
Mendes. His honors include a Best Actor nod from Time Out; and four Ian
Charleson Awards from the London Critics' Circle. In late 2010, he starred in
Richard Eyre's staging of Feydeau's A Flea in Her Ear, at London's Old Vic.
His radio and other stage credits include productions of Landscape with
Weapon, directed by Roger Michell at the National Theatre; Hotel in
Amsterdam, directed by Robin Lefevre; Don Juan, directed by Michael
Grandage; The Judas Kiss, directed by Richard Eyre; The Government Inspector
and Tartuffe, at the Almeida Theatre; Mojo, directed by Ian Rickson; The
Threepenny Opera, directed by Phyllida Lloyd; and Kean, The Cherry Orchard,
Love Labour's Lost and Summerfolk, all directed by Sam Mendes.
On television, he guest-starred on Absolutely Fabulous and in the
miniseries Wives and Daughters (directed by Nicholas Renton) and John
Adams (directed by Tom Hooper); and starred in the telefilms The Lost
Prince (directed by Stephen Poliakoff) and Cambridge Spies (as Guy Burgess,
directed by Tim Fywell). More recently he was in Desperate Romantics,
Freezing, and the telefilm Gracie! (as Monty Banks, opposite Jane Horrocks as
Gracie Fields, directed by Brian Percival), all for BBC. Mr. Hollander
and starred in the highly rated BBC2 series Rev, the second season of which will
air in 2011.
His other film credits include Robert Altman's Academy Award-winning Gosford
Park; Tom Hunsinger and Neil Hunter's The Lawless Heart; Neil LaBute's
Possession (also for Focus Features); Michael Apted's Enigma; Ben Elton's
Maybe Baby; Rose Troche's Bedrooms and Hallways; Terry George's Some
Mother's Son; Richard Eyre's Stage Beauty; John McKay's Piccadilly Jim;
Laurence Dunmore's The Libertine; Robert Edwards' Land of the Blind; Gore
Verbinski's second and third Pirates of the Caribbean movies; Ridley Scott's A
Good Year; Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth: The Golden Age, with Cate Blanchett of
Hanna; Bryan Singer's Valkyrie; and Armando Iannucci's In the Loop, for which
Mr. Hollander received a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nomination.
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