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Tom Hollander Biography

Birth Name:
Thomas Anthony Hollander
Birth Place:
Bristol, England

Fast Facts

  • Was the president of the theatre club the Marlowe Society while at the University of Cambridge, which is dedicated to achieving high standards of student drama
  • While at Cambridge, played the lead in a production of Cyrano de Bergerac that was directed by Sam Mendes and also featured former British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg
  • Won the Ian Charleson Award in 1992 for his performances as Witwoud in The Way Of The World at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith
  • Has raised money for various charities by running and cycling, including The Teenage Cancer Trust in 2007
  • Played the roles of Victor Emmanuel Chandebise and Poche in a theatre production of A Flea In Her Ear in 2010 at the Old Vic theatre in London
  • Along with Helen Mirren, Ralph Fiennes and others, he is a patron of the British Independent Film Awards, which celebrates achievements in independently-funded British cinema


  • 2017BAFTA Television Awards-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2015BAFTA Television Awards-Best Male Performance In A Comedy Programme: nominated
  • 2012National Board of Review-Breakthrough Performance by an Actor: winner
  • 2005London Film Critics Association-Best British Supporting Actor: winner


  • Daphne Guinness -- Ex-significant Other
  • Fran Hickman -- Ex-significant Other
  • Jemima Goldsmith -- Ex-significant Other
  • Anthony Hollander -- Father
  • Clare Hollander -- Mother