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Mark Strong

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.

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Aug 30, 1963 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' 1914-08-02
Latest Project:
Movie Shazam! 2019-04-03
Known For
Poster of Enemies - Welcome to the Punch
Poster of Black Gold
Poster of Die Scharfschützen - Der Verräter
Poster of Aktion Bororo
Movie Shazam! Doctor Thaddeus Bodog Sivana 2019-04-03
Movie The Catcher Was a Spy Werner Heisenberg 2018-06-22
Movie 6 Days Max Vernon 2017-08-03
Movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle Hamish Mycroft / Merlin 2017-09-20
Movie Der Spion und sein Bruder Agent Sebastian Grimsby 2016-02-24
Movie Die Erfindung der Wahrheit Rodolfo Schmidt 2016-11-25
Movie Jadotville Conor Cruise O'Brien 2016-09-19
Movie Kingsman: The Secret Service Hamish Mycroft / Merlin 2015-01-24
Movie Arsenal Invincibles Narrator 2015-02-25
Movie Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Movie Kingsman: The Secret Service Revealed Himself 2015-06-08
Movie Ich.Darf.Nicht.Schlafen. Dr. Nash 2014-09-03
Movie The Imitation Game - Ein streng geheimes Leben Stewart Menzies 2014-11-14
Movie Anna John 2013-07-28
Movie Justin - völlig verrittert! Heraclio (voice) 2013-08-09
Movie Enemies - Welcome to the Punch Jacob Sternwood 2013-03-15
Movie Closer to the Moon Max Rosenthal 2013-11-29
Series Die Goldbergs Andrei Khabarov 2013-09-24
Movie The Great Martian War 1913 - 1917 Himself - Narrator 2013-12-08
Movie Mindscape John Washington 2013-10-13
Series Playhouse Presents Nosferatu 2012-04-12
Movie John Carter - Zwischen zwei Welten Matai Shang 2012-03-07
Movie Blood - You Can't Bury the Truth Robert Seymour 2012-10-09
Movie Heroes and Demons 2012-12-12
Movie Zero Dark Thirty George 2012-12-19
Movie Green Lantern Sinestro 2011-06-16
Movie Der Adler der Neunten Legion Guern 2011-03-03
Movie The Guard - Ein Ire sieht schwarz Clive Cornell 2011-07-07
Series OK! TV Unknown 2011-02-14
Movie Dame, König, As, Spion Jim Prideaux 2011-09-16
Movie National Geographic: The Story of Earth Narrator 2011-07-30
Movie Bellator 50 Max Easton 2011-09-17
Movie Black Gold Sultan Amar 2011-12-21
Series Die Gipfelzipfler Frank 2010-04-01
Movie Robin Hood Godfrey 2010-05-12
Movie Kick-Ass Frank D'Amico 2010-04-22
Movie Arrietty - Die wundersame Welt der Borger Pod (voice) 2010-07-16
Series The Gates Man with Cigar (uncredited) 2010-06-20
Movie Endgame Dr. Niel Barnard 2009-01-18
Movie Miss Pettigrews großer Tag Nick 2009-02-16
Movie Victoria, die junge Königin Sir John Conroy 2009-03-04
Movie Sherlock Holmes Lord Blackwood 2009-12-23
Movie Babylon A.D. Finn 2008-08-20
Movie RockNRolla Archy 2008-09-04
Movie Good Bouhler 2008-12-11
Movie Der Mann, der niemals lebte Hani 2008-10-10
Movie Flashbacks of a Fool Manny Miesel 2008-10-17
Movie Guys and Dolls Narrator 2007-01-17
Movie Der Sternwanderer Septimus 2007-08-09
Movie Sunshine Pinbacker 2007-04-05
Movie Tristan & Isolde Wictred 2006-04-07
Movie Scenes of a Sexual Nature Louis 2006-11-03
Movie Syriana Mussawi 2005-11-23
Movie Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness Det. Chief Supt. Larry Hall 2004-04-18
Movie The Long Firm Harry Starks 2004-07-07
Series Henry VIII 2003-10-12
Movie It's All About Love Arthur 2003-01-10
Series Slings and Arrows Sorter 2003-11-03
Series The Jury Len Davies 2002-02-17
Movie Heartlands - Mitten ins Herz Ian 2002-08-20
Movie Hotel Ferdinand 2001-01-01
Movie The Martins Doug 2001-09-14
Movie To End All Wars - Die wahre Hölle am River Kwai Dusty Miller 2001-09-02
Movie Superstition – Spiel mit dem Feuer Antonio Gabrieli 2001-10-13
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Movie Anna Karenina Oblonsky 2000-05-09
Series Anna Karenina Oblonsky 2000-05-09
Movie Trust Michael Mitcham 2000-08-15
Movie Births Marriages and Deaths Terry 1999-03-01
Movie Ein Hauch von Sonnenschein István Sors 1999-09-13
Movie Lieber gestern als nie Dave Summers 1998-11-27
Series Ano, Masaryk Duke of Norfolk 1997-10-28
Movie Ballfieber Steve 1997-04-04
Movie Our Friends in the North Tosker Cox 1996-01-13
Series Our Friends in the North Tosker Cox 1996-01-15
Movie Die Scharfschützen - Der Verräter Brand 1996-05-15
Movie Jane Austen's Emma Mr. Knightley 1996-10-02
Movie Captives Kenny 1994-05-03
Movie The Buddha of Suburbia 2nd TV Producer 1994-12-09
Movie Century Policeman 1993-12-31
Series The Buddha of Suburbia 2nd TV Producer 1993-11-03
Movie Prime Suspect 3 Insp. Larry Hall 1993-12-19
Series Between the Lines Unknown 1992-09-04
Series California Dreams Toby Crackit 1992-09-12
Series Heißer Verdacht Unknown 1991-04-07
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Series Inspector Morse Unknown 1987-01-06
Series The Bill Unknown 1984-10-16
Movie Der Mann aus Eisen Unknown 1981-07-27
Movie Aktion Bororo Frank Agnew 1973-12-01
Movie Den Morgen wirst du nicht erleben Bailiff (uncredited) 1950-08-04
Movie The Invisible Monster Bank Watchman [Ch.1] (uncredited) 1950-05-10
Movie Always Leave Them Laughing Station Agent (uncredited) 1949-11-26
Movie Hier irrte Scotland Yard Coroner (uncredited) 1946-11-23
Movie Botschafter in Moskau Englishman (uncredited) 1943-05-22
Movie They All Come Out Marshal in Charge (uncredited) 1939-08-04
Movie Union Pacific Connors (uncredited) 1939-09-14
Movie Mord im Nachtclub Bartender (uncredited) 1937-04-10
Movie True Confession Assistant Court Clerk (uncredited) 1937-12-24
Movie Blinde Wut Court Bailiff (uncredited) 1936-05-29
Movie Die zweite Mutter Councilman (uncredited) 1936-10-06
Movie César Unknown 1936-01-01
Movie Der Held der Prärie Wells Fargo Agent (uncredited) 1936-11-16
Movie Nimm, was du kriegen kannst Lumberjack (uncredited) 1936-11-06
Movie College Holiday Conductor (uncredited) 1936-12-19
Movie The Girl Friend Carpenter (uncredited) 1935-09-27
Movie The Gilded Lily Neighbor (uncredited) 1935-01-25
Movie Death Flies East Frank (uncredited) 1935-02-28
Movie The Public Menace Court Clerk (uncredited) 1935-09-30
Movie The Last Outpost Officer (uncredited) 1935-10-11
Movie The Mighty Barnum Man in Museum (uncredited) 1934-12-23
Movie Hot Saturday Bank Teller (uncredited) 1932-10-28
Movie Lichter der Großstadt Man in Restaurant (uncredited) 1931-01-30
Movie König der Könige (uncredited) 1927-01-01
Movie The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' 1914-08-02