Tom Hooper Celebrity Watchlist

Fast Facts

  • Mother Meredith Hooper is a prolific author specializing in the history of science; father Richard Hooper, a media executive, was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2005.
  • Made his first film, a short about a runaway dog, at age 13; a short he made the next year (about a boy who learns that his grandfather had died in WWII) was the runner-up in a BBC young-filmmakers competition.
  • Directed Kate Beckinsale in a stage production of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge while an Oxford student.
  • Directed commercials in London before breaking into TV with the short-lived soap opera Quayside in 1997; graduated to EastEnders the next year.
  • TV dramas Love in a Cold Climate (2002), Daniel Deronda (2003) and Prime Suspect 6 (2004) aired on Masterpiece Theatre in the U.S. 
  • Collaborations with Helen Mirren netted him an Emmy nomination (Prime Suspect 6) and an Emmy win (HBO's Elizabeth I, 2005).

Awards

  • 2011, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Outstanding British Film: Winner
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2011, David di Donatello Awards — Best European Film: Winner
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Nominee
  • 2007, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Single Drama: Nominee
  • 2010, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Winner
  • 2016, BAFTA Film Awards — Outstanding British Film: Nominee
  • 2013, BAFTA Film Awards — Outstanding British Film: Nominee
  • 2011, European Film Awards — European Film: Nominee
  • 2010, Toronto International Film Festival — People's Choice Award: Winner
  • 2012, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2010, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Winner
  • 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Director: Nominee
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  • 2011, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2016, David di Donatello Awards — Best European Film: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Winner

Relationships

  • Rachel Hooper — Sister
  • Ben Hooper — Brother
  • Tara Subkoff — Ex-fiancée
  • Richard Hooper — Father
  • Meredith Jean Hooper — Mother

College

  • University of Oxford, University College, Oxford, England (1991)

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Details

  • Birth Name: Thomas George Hooper
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Director