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Mark Strong

1963-08-05 London, England, UK

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A British actor, who played Jim Prideaux in the 2011 remake of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), is often cast as cold, calculating villains. But before he became a famous actor, he intended to pursue a career in law. Strong was born Marco Giuseppe Salussolia on 30 August, 1963 in London, England, to an Austrian mother and an Italian father. His father left the family not long after he was born, and his mother worked as an au pair to raise the boy on her own. Strong's mother had his name legally changed when he was young in order to help him better assimilate with his peers. Although Americans are most familiar with Strong's roles as Sinestro in Green Lantern (2011), mob boss Frank D'Amico in Kick-Ass (2010), and Lord Blackthorn in Sherlock Holmes (2009), British audiences know him from his long history as a television actor. He also starred in as numerous British stage productions, including plays at the Royal National Theatre and the RSC.  His most prominent television parts include Prime Suspect 3 (1993) (TV) and Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003) (TV) as Inspector Larry Hall, and starring roles in the BBC Two dramas "Our Friends in the North" (1996) and "The Long Firm" (2004), the latter of which netted Strong a BAFTA nomination. He also played Mr. Knightley in the 1996 adaptation of Jane Austen's classic tale Emma (1996) (TV). Strong resides in London with his wife Liza Marshall, with whom he has two sons, the younger of which is the godson of his longtime friend Daniel Craig.


The Crystal Calls - Making The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance 2019-08-30
Stockholm Gunnar Sorensson 2019-04-12
The Day We Walked On The Moon Narrator 2019-07-08
Shazam! Doctor Thaddeus Sivana 2019-03-29
1917 Captain Smith 2019-12-25
România neîmblânzită Narrator (voice) 2018-04-18
Jaguar: Going Electric 2018-12-03
The Catcher Was a Spy Werner Heisenberg 2018-06-22
6 Days Max Vernon 2017-08-03
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Hamish Mycroft / Merlin 2017-09-20
Approaching the Unknown Captain William D. Stanaforth 2016-06-03
The Day Hitler Died Narrator (voice) 2016-01-21
Miss Sloane Rodolfo Vittorio Schmidt 2016-11-25
Grimsby Agent Sebastian Grimsby 2016-02-24
The Siege of Jadotville Conor Cruise O'Brien 2016-09-19
Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
National Theatre Live: A View from the Bridge Eddie 2015-03-26
Arsenal Invincibles Narrator 2015-02-25
Kingsman: The Secret Service Revealed Himself 2015-06-08
Kingsman: The Secret Service Hamish Mycroft / Merlin 2014-12-13
Nosferatu in Love Nosferatu 2014-05-08
The Imitation Game Stewart Menzies 2014-11-14
Before I Go to Sleep Dr. Nash 2014-09-03
Closer to the Moon Max Rosenthal 2014-03-07
Mindscape John Washington 2013-10-13
Justin and the Knights of Valour Heraclio (voice) 2013-08-09
The Great Martian War 1913–1917 Himself - Narrator 2013-12-08
Saving Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Narrator 2013-09-02
Welcome to the Punch Jacob Sternwood 2013-03-15
John Carter Matai Shang 2012-03-07
Heroes and Demons 2012-12-12
Blood Robert Seymour 2012-10-09
Zero Dark Thirty George 2012-12-19
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Jim Prideaux 2011-09-16
Black Gold Sultan Amar 2011-12-21
Green Lantern Sinestro 2011-06-16
The Guard Clive Cornell 2011-07-07
The Eagle Guern 2011-02-08
The Mystery of the Nevada Triangle Narrator 2010-04-01
The Way Back Andrei Khabarov 2010-09-03
Robin Hood Godfrey 2010-05-12
Kick-Ass Frank D'Amico 2010-03-22
Sherlock Holmes: Reinvented Himself - Lord Blackwood 2010-03-30
The Young Victoria Sir John Conroy 2009-03-04
The Odds 2009-10-20
Sherlock Holmes Lord Blackwood 2009-12-23
Blokes, Birds and Backenders Self 2009-01-27
Endgame Dr. Niel Barnard 2009-01-18
Babylon A.D. Finn 2008-08-20
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Nick Caldarelli 2008-03-07
Flashbacks of a Fool Manny Miesel 2008-10-17
Body of Lies Hani 2008-10-10
RockNRolla Archy 2008-09-04
Good Bouhler 2008-12-11
Sunshine Pinbacker 2007-04-05
Stardust Septimus 2007-08-09
Tristan & Isolde Wictred 2006-04-07
Low Winter Sun Frank Agnew 2006-09-13
Scenes of a Sexual Nature Louis 2006-11-03
Oliver Twist Toby Crackit 2005-09-23
Walk Away and I Stumble Andy Spader 2005-11-14
Revolver Sorter 2005-09-11
Syriana Mussawi 2005-11-23
It's All About Love Arthur 2003-01-10
Some Place Safe Dad 2003-03-24
Fields of Gold Dr. Tolkin 2002-06-08
Heartlands Ian 2002-08-20
Falling Apart Pete 2002-10-17
The Martins Doug 2001-09-14
Superstition Antonio Gabrieli 2001-10-13
Hotel Ferdinand 2001-01-01
To End All Wars Dusty Miller 2001-09-02
Trust Michael Mitcham 2000-08-15
Sunshine István Sors 1999-09-13
Births Marriages and Deaths Terry 1999-03-01
Elephant Juice Frank 1999-08-23
Spoonface Steinberg Father 1998-03-30
The Man with Rain in His Shoes Dave Summers 1998-11-27
Fever Pitch Steve 1997-04-04
Sharpe's Mission Brand 1996-05-15
Emma Mr. Knightley 1996-10-02
Captives Kenny 1994-05-03
Not Even God Is Wise Enough Timson 1993-10-20
Prime Suspect 3: The Keeper of Souls Insp. Larry Hall 1993-12-19
Century Policeman 1993-12-31
The Forgiven
The Sea Change Emmanuel