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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 King of Kings 1927-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Shazam! 2019-04-03
Known For
Poster of Low Winter Sun
Poster of Heroes and Demons
Poster of Sunshine
Poster of Syriana
Movie Shazam! Doctor Thaddeus Bodog Sivana 2019-04-03
Series Deep State Max Easton 2018-04-05
Movie The Catcher Was a Spy Werner Heisenberg 2018-06-22
Movie Grimsby Agent Sebastian Grimsby 2016-02-24
Movie Miss Sloane Rodolfo Schmidt 2016-11-25
Movie Kingsman: The Secret Service Hamish Mycroft / Merlin 2015-01-24
Movie The Imitation Game Stewart Menzies 2014-11-14
Movie Before I Go to Sleep Dr. Nash 2014-09-03
Movie Welcome to the Punch Jacob Sternwood 2013-03-15
Movie Justin and the Knights of Valour Heraclio (voice) 2013-08-09
Movie Black Gold Sultan Amar 2013-03-01
Movie Mindscape John Washington 2013-10-13
Series Low Winter Sun Frank Agnew 2013-08-11
Movie Closer to the Moon Max Rosenthal 2013-11-29
Movie The Great Martian War 1913 - 1917 Himself - Narrator 2013-12-08
Movie John Carter Matai Shang 2012-03-07
Series Playhouse Presents Nosferatu 2012-04-12
Movie Heroes and Demons 2012-12-12
Movie Blood Robert Seymour 2012-10-09
Movie Zero Dark Thirty George 2012-12-19
Series OK! TV Unknown 2011-02-14
Movie Green Lantern Sinestro 2011-06-16
Movie The Eagle Guern 2011-02-11
Movie The Guard Clive Cornell 2011-07-07
Movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Jim Prideaux 2011-09-16
Movie National Geographic: The Story of Earth Narrator 2011-07-30
Movie Kick-Ass Frank D'Amico 2010-03-22
Movie Robin Hood Godfrey 2010-05-12
Movie The Way Back Andrei Khabarov 2010-09-03
Movie The Secret World of Arrietty Pod (voice) 2010-07-16
Movie Endgame Dr. Niel Barnard 2009-01-18
Movie The Young Victoria Sir John Conroy 2009-03-04
Movie Sherlock Holmes Lord Blackwood 2009-12-23
Movie Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Nick 2008-03-07
Movie RockNRolla Archy 2008-09-04
Movie Babylon A.D. Finn 2008-08-20
Movie Body of Lies Hani 2008-10-10
Movie Good Bouhler 2008-12-11
Movie Flashbacks of a Fool Manny Miesel 2008-10-17
Movie Guys and Dolls Narrator 2007-01-17
Movie Stardust 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 Revolver Sorter 2005-09-11
Movie Oliver Twist Toby Crackit 2005-09-23
Movie Syriana Mussawi 2005-11-23
Movie Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness Det. Chief Supt. Larry Hall 2004-04-18
Series The Long Firm Harry Starks 2004-07-07
Movie Henry VIII Duke of Norfolk 2003-10-12
Movie It's All About Love Arthur 2003-01-10
Series The Jury Len Davies 2002-02-17
Movie Falling Apart Pete 2002-10-17
Movie Heartlands Ian 2002-08-20
Movie To End All Wars Dusty Miller 2001-09-02
Movie The Martins Doug 2001-09-14
Movie Anna Karenina Oblonsky 2001-02-18
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Movie Superstition Antonio Gabrieli 2001-10-13
Series Anna Karenina Oblonsky 2000-05-09
Series Births Marriages and Deaths 1999-02-22
Movie Births Marriages and Deaths Terry 1999-03-01
Movie Sunshine István Sors 1999-09-13
Movie Elephant Juice Frank 1999-08-23
Movie Twice Upon a Yesterday Dave Summers 1998-11-27
Movie Fever Pitch Steve 1997-04-04
Movie Emma Mr. Knightley 1996-10-02
Series Our Friends in the North Tosker Cox 1996-01-15
Movie Our Friends in the North 1996-01-13
Movie Sharpe's Mission Brand 1996-05-15
Movie Captives Kenny 1994-05-03
Series Sharpe Unknown 1993-05-05
Series The Buddha of Suburbia 2nd TV Producer 1993-11-03
Movie Century Policeman 1993-12-31
Movie Prime Suspect 3 Insp. Larry Hall 1993-12-19
Series Between the Lines Unknown 1992-09-04
Series Prime Suspect 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 The Invisible Monster Bank Watchman [Ch.1 bit] 1950-05-10
Movie Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Bailiff (uncredited) 1950-08-04
Movie It's a Great Feeling Man with Cigar (uncredited) 1949-08-01
Movie Always Leave Them Laughing Station Agent (uncredited) 1949-11-26
Movie The Verdict Coroner (uncredited) 1946-11-23
Movie Mission to Moscow Englishman (uncredited) 1943-05-22
Movie They All Come Out Marshal in Charge (uncredited) 1939-08-04
Movie Union Pacific Connors (uncredited) 1939-05-05
Movie Marked Woman Bartender (uncredited) 1937-04-10
Movie True Confession Assistant Court Clerk (uncredited) 1937-12-24
Movie Valiant Is the Word for Carrie Councilman (uncredited) 1936-10-06
Movie Fury Court Bailiff (uncredited) 1936-05-29
Movie The Plainsman Wells Fargo Agent (uncredited) 1936-11-16
Movie Come and Get It 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 Last Outpost Officer (uncredited) 1935-10-11
Movie The Public Menace Court Clerk (uncredited) 1935-09-30
Movie The Mighty Barnum Man in Museum (uncredited) 1934-12-23
Movie Hot Saturday Bank Teller (uncredited) 1932-10-28
Movie City Lights Man in Restaurant (uncredited) 1931-01-30
Movie The King of Kings (uncredited) 1927-01-01