MARK STRONG (Dr. Sivana) is one of today's most compelling
and charismatic actors, and will
soon be seen in the forthcoming television series "Temple," for Sky.
Moviegoers have seen him in notable collaborations over the years with
directors Guy Ritchie,
on "Sherlock Holmes," "RocknRolla," and "Revolver;" Ridley Scott, on "Robin
Hood" and "Body of
Lies," for which he received a London Film Critics Circle Award nomination; and
Matthew Vaughn, on
"Kingsman: The Secret Service," "Kick-Ass" and "Stardust."
Strong's other films include Robert Burdreau's "Stockholm"; Toa Fraser's "6
Elijah Rosenberg's "Approaching the Unknown"; Richie Smyth's "Jadotville"; John
Sloane," with Jessica Chastain; Mortem Tyldum's "The Imitation Game"; Jorge
Dorado's "Anna"; Nae
Caranfil's "Closer to the Moon"; Eran Creevy's "Welcome to the Punch"; Nick
Murphy's "Blood"; Jean Jacques Annaud's "Black Gold"; Andrew Stanton's "John
Carter"; Tomas Alfredson's "Tinker Tailor
Soldier Spy," with Gary Oldman and Colin Firth; Peter Weir's "The Way Back,"
with Jim Sturgess; John
Michael McDonagh's "The Guard," with Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle; Martin
"Green Lantern," opposite Ryan Reynolds; Jean-Marc Vallee's "The Young
Victoria," opposite Emily
Blunt; Pete Travis' "Endgame"; Vicente Amorim's "Good," with Viggo Mortensen;
"Sunshine"; Stephen Gaghan's "Syriana," with George Clooney; Roman Polanski's
Kevin Reynolds' "Tristan + Isolde"; Thomas Vinterberg's "It's All About Love";
Mike Figgis's "Hotel";
David Evans' "Fever Pitch"; Istvan Szabo's "Sunshine" (1999); Bharat Nalluri's
"Miss Pettigrew Lives
for a Day"; and Kevin Macdonald 's "The Eagle."
Strong was a BAFTA Award nominee for his performance in "The Long Firm," and
Broadcast Press Guild Award for Best Actor. His other telefilm and miniseries
credits include, "Deep
State"; "Nosferatu"; "Our Friends in the North," directed by Simon Cellan Jones
and Stuart Urban;
Adrian Shergold's "Low Winter Sun" (which won the BAFTA [Scotland] Award for
Best Drama - he
recently recreated the role in the US); "Births, Marriages and Deaths"; Pete
Travis' "The Jury" and
"Henry VIII"; David Drury's "Trust"; Diarmuid Lawrence's "Emma," opposite Kate
Michell's "The Buddha of Suburbia"; Danny Boyle's "Screenplay" episode titled
"Not Even God Is Wise
Enough"; and, opposite Helen Mirren for directors David Drury and Tom Hooper,
Suspect 3" and "Prime Suspect 6."
Strong has also performed in radio and stage plays, most recently appearing
in the National
Theatre's "The Red Barn," and the Young Vic's critically acclaimed "A View from
the Bridge," which
also transferred to the West End and Broadway. For his performance in "A View
from the Bridge," he
received both the Olivier Award and Critics' Circle Award for Best Actor. He was
an Olivier Award
nominee for his performance in Sam Mendes' Donmar Warehouse staging of "Twelfth
he played in repertory with Uncle Vanya). UK audiences have seen him perform
with the Royal
Shakespeare Company, in Danny Boyle's staging of "Hess is Dead," among other
the National Theatre, in four productions for Richard Eyre, David Thacker's
"Death of a Salesman,"
and Patrick Marber's "Closer," among other shows; at the Royal Court, in Lindsay
of "The Treatment" and Hettie MacDonald's staging of "Thickness of Skin"; and
Peter Gill's New
Ambassadors production of "Speed-the-Plow."
He studied English and Drama at London University, and then acting at the
Bristol Old Vic
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