TOM HOOPER (Director) won an Academy Award for directing THE KING'S SPEECH. The 2010 film was nominated for 12 Oscars, more than any other film of that year, and also won Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay. THE KING'S SPEECH won seven BAFTAs, including Best Film
and Outstanding British Film. Hooper also won a Directors Guild of America Award for his direction. THE KING'S SPEECH also won a People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, Best British Film at the British Independent Film Awards, a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film,
a Producers Guild of America Award for Producer of the Year and a European Film People's Choice Award for Best European Film. The film made $414 million at the box office worldwide.
Hooper directed THE DAMNED UNITED, starring Michael Sheen and written by Peter Morgan. The film received a South Bank Show Award nomination for Best British Film following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Hooper has had an unprecedented run of success at the Golden Globes with his work for HBO, which have won a Golden Globe for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television three years in a row (2007, 2008 and 2009). The actors and actresses starring in these productions have also won Golden Globes for their performances three years running.
Hooper's JOHN ADAMS, starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney, won four Golden Globes and 13 Emmy Awards --the most Emmys ever awarded to a program in one year in U.S. television history. Based on the best-selling Pulitzer Prize-winning biography by David McCullough, JOHN ADAMS tells the story of the American Revolution through the eyes of the second president. Hooper directed all nine hours of the miniseries, which was executive produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.
Hooper's LONGFORD, which was written by Peter Morgan, won Golden Globes for Jim Broadbent and Samantha Morton and won for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
Hooper won an Emmy Award for directing ELIZABETH I, which starred Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons. The HBO Films/Channel 4 miniseries won three Golden Globes and nine Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Miniseries and Best Actress for Helen Mirren.
Hooper was nominated for an Emmy for Best Director for helming the revival of ITV's PRIME SUSPECT 6, starring Helen Mirren. He directed Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the BAFTA-nominated film RED DUST. Hooper's television work also includes DANIEL DERONDA, which won the Banff Rockie Award for Best Mini-Series at the 2003 Banff Television Festival; LOVE IN A COLD CLIMATE, for which Alan Bates received a BAFTA nomination; and the multi-award-winning ITV comedy drama COLD FEET. Hooper directed the EASTENDERS one-hour specials that garnered BAFTAs for Best Soap for
two years running.
At age 18, Hooper wrote, directed and produced the short film PAINTED FACES, which premiered at the London Film Festival; it was released theatrically and later shown on Channel 4. At Oxford University, he directed theater productions with contemporaries Kate Beckinsale and Emily Mortimer and directed his first
Hooper's first film, RUNAWAY DOG, was made when he was 13 years old, and shot on a Clockwork 16 mm Bolex camera, using 100 feet of film.
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