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Known Credits: 67

Birthday: 1963-08-30

Place of Birth: London, England, UK

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Mark Strong

Biography

British actor Mark Strong, 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.

Acting
2015 Grimsby
2015 Kingsman: The Secret Service
2014 The Imitation Game as Stewart Menzies
2014 Before I Go to Sleep as Dr. Nash
2013 The Great Martian War 1913 - 1917 as Himself - Narrator
2013 Closer to the Moon as Max Rosenthal
2013 Mindscape as John
2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour as Heraclio (voice)
2013 Low Winter Sun - (10 episodes) as Frank Agnew
2013 Welcome to the Punch as Jacob Sternwood
2012 Zero Dark Thirty as George
2012 Heroes and Demons
2012 Blood as Robert Seymour
2012 Playhouse Presents - (1 episode) as Nosferatu
2012 John Carter as Matai Shang
2011 Black Gold as Sultan Amar
2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as Jim Prideaux
2011 National Geographic: The Story of Earth as Narrator
2011 The Guard as Clive Cornell
2011 Green Lantern as Sinestro
2011 OK! TV - (1 episode)
2011 The Eagle as Guern
2010 The Way Back as Khabarov
2010 The Secret World of Arrietty as Pod (voice: UK version)
2010 Robin Hood as Sir Godfrey
2010 Kick-Ass as Frank D'Amico
2009 Sherlock Holmes as Lord Blackwood
2009 The Young Victoria as Sir John Conroy
2009 Endgame as Dr. Niel Barnard
2008 Good as Bouhler
2008 RockNRolla as Archy
2008 Flashbacks of a Fool as Manny Miesel
2008 Body of Lies as Hani
2008 Babylon A.D. as Finn
2007 Stardust as Septimus
2007 Sunshine as Pinbacker
2007 Guys And Dolls as Narrator
2006 Scenes of a Sexual Nature as Louis
2006 Tristan & Isolde as Wictred
2005 Syriana as Mussawi
2005 Revolver as Sorter
2004 The Long Firm - (4 episodes)
2004 Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness as Det. Chief Supt. Larry Hall
2003 Henry VIII as Duke of Norfolk
2002 Heartlands as Ian
2002 Superstition as Antonio Gabrieli
2002 The Jury - (11 episodes) as Len Davies
2001 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross - (1 episode)
2001 To End All Wars as Dusty
2001 Anna Karenina as Oblonsky
2000 Anna Karenina - (4 episodes) as Oblonsky
1999 Elephant Juice as Frank
1999 Births Marriages and Deaths as Terry
1999 Births Marriages and Deaths - (4 episodes)
1997 Fever Pitch as Steve
1996 Emma as Mr. Knightley
1996 Sharpe's Mission as Brand
1996 Our Friends in the North - (10 episodes) as Tosker Cox
1996 Our Friends in the North
1993 Prime Suspect 3 as Insp. Larry Hall
1993 Sharpe - (1 episode)
1993 Century as Policeman
1992 Between the Lines - (1 episode)
1991 Prime Suspect - (4 episodes)
1988 This Morning - (1 episode)
1987 Inspector Morse - (1 episode)
1984 The Bill - (1 episode)