Tom Hooper

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Thomas George Hooper
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 1972
  • Profession: Director
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Tom Hooper 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).
  • Tom Hooper Relationships:
  • Richard Hooper - Father
  • Rachel Hooper - Sister
  • Tara Subkoff - Ex-fiancée
  • Ben Hooper - Brother
  • Meredith Jean Hooper - Mother
  • Tom Hooper Awards:
  • 2010 BAFTA Film Awards: Outstanding British Film - Winner
  • 2010 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Winner
  • 2012 BAFTA Film Awards: Outstanding British Film - Nominee
  • 2010 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Director - 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
  • 2011 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Nominee
  • 2010 Toronto International Film Festival: People's Choice Award - Winner
  • College:
  • University of Oxford, University College, Oxford, England (1991)

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