Mark Strong Biography
Mark Strong born Marco Giuseppe Salussolia, is an English actor. He was born on 5th August 1963 in Islington, United Kingdom, to an Austrian mother and an Italian father. He is an actor best known for his roles in Guy Ritchie films.
Mark Strong attended Wymondham College, where he sang in the punk bands the Electric Hoax and Private Party. He studied German law at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich for one year, he returned home to London and studied English and Drama at Royal Holloway, and later attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Mark Strong appeared in two Prime Suspect serials for ITV, in Prime Suspect 3 (1993) and Prime Suspect 6 (2003). He also had starring roles in two BBC Two drama serials, Our Friends in the North (1996) and The Long Firm (2004), for which he earned a BAFTA nomination. He also played the villainous Colonel Brand in Sharpe’s Mission (1996). Strong portrayed the romantic lead, Mr. Knightley, in the 1996 ITV adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Emma. He then played the role of Steve in the 1997 film adaptation of Nick Hornby’s Fever Pitch, opposite Colin Firth.
In early 2000s, Mark Strong appeared in Heartlands and in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at the Donmar Warehouse, for which he was nominated for the 2003 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role.
Mark Strong was later featured in Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist (2005), played Mussawi in the film Syriana (2005), and played an assassin named Sorter in Revolver (2005). Strong portrayed the traitorous Wictred in Tristan & Isolde, and since 2006, he has provided the narration in the BBC’s genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are?.
Mark Strong was Pinbacker, the insane captain of Icarus I in Sunshine (2007). Also in 2007, Strong portrayed Prince Septimus, the youngest of the seven Stormhold princes, in Stardust. In 2008, he played Nick Calderelli in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Mannie Miesel in Flashbacks of a Fool, Finn in Babylon A.D., Archy in RocknRolla, and Philipp Bouhler in Good. Also in 2008, he portrayed Hani Salaam, the Jordanian intelligence chief and director of the feared GID in Body of Lies.
In 2009, Mark Strongplayed a lead part in the Channel 4 film Endgame, and he played Lord Blackwood, the main villain, in Sherlock Holmes. In 2010, he appeared in epic adventure film Robin Hood, portraying the antagonist Sir Godfrey. The same year, he played Frank D’Amico, the head of a criminal organisation, in Kick-Ass.
In 2011, Mark Strong played Thaal Sinestro, Green Lantern and Hal Jordan’s mentor, in the superhero film Green Lantern. Also in 2011, he was the voice Pod of The Secret World of Arrietty and the voice of the character Captain Titus of the Ultramarines Chapter in the video game Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. The same year, and most notably, he played the role of Jim Prideaux in the film adaptation of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, which was earlier played by Ian Bannen in the iconic original 1979 BBC series starring Alec Guinness.
Mark Strong then played Clive Cornell in The Guard (2011). He next portrayed the role of Jacob Sternwood in the British thriller Welcome to the Punch. He played Matai Shang, the leader of the Therns in John Carter (2012), and starred in Kathryn Bigelow’s action thriller film Zero Dark Thirty (2012). In November 2012, Strong and Taissa Farmiga were cast as the lead characters John Washington and Anna Greene in Mindscape. That same year, Strong co-starred in the historical drama film The Imitation Game.
In 2016, Mark Strong starred in the spy action comedy Grimsby. Also that year, he starred in a production of The Red Barn, and co-starred in the political thriller film Miss Sloane.
Mark Strong Age
He was born on 5th August 1963 in Islington, United Kingdom, to an Austrian mother and an Italian father. His father left the family soon after his birth, and Strong was brought up by his mother, who worked as an au pair. He grew up in Myddelton Square in London’s Islington.
Mark Strong Family
His father is Italian, who left the family soon after his birth,and his mother is Austrian who worked as an au pair.
Mark Strong Wife
His wife is Liza Marshall.
Mark Strong Children
He has two sons Gabril and Roman.
Mark Strong Height
He is 1.88m tall ( 6ft 2 inches)
Mark Strong Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
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Mark Strong Movies
- 2014: Kingsman: The Secret Service
- 2009: Sherlock Holmes
- 2016: The Brothers Grimsby
- 2011: Green Lantern
- 2010: Kick-Ass
- 2011: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
- 2008: Body of Lies
- 2008: RocknRolla
- 2014: The Imitation Game
- 2012: Zero Dark Thirty
- 2010: Robin Hood
- 2007: Stardust
- 2012: John Carter
- 2013: Welcome to the Punch
- 2016: Approaching the Unknown
- 2016: Miss Sloane
- 2017: Kingsman: The Golden Circle
- 2014: Before I Go to Sleep
- 2011: The Guard
- 2009: The Young Victoria
- 2011: The Eagle
- 2008: Babylon A.D.
- 2011: Black Gold
- 2007: Sunshine
- 2005: Revolver
- 2006: Tristan & Isolde
- 2005: Oliver Twist
- 2005: Syriana
- 2008: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
- 2010: The Way Back
- 2003: It’s All About Love
- 1997: Fever Pitch
- 2013: Mindscape
- 2001: To End All Wars
- 2006: Scenes of a Sexual Nature
- 2013: Closer to the Moon
- 2008: Flashbacks of a Fool
- 2009: Endgame
- 2016: The Siege of Jadotville
- 1998: The Man with Rain in His Shoes
- 1994: Captives
- 2010: The Secret World of Arrietty
- 2001: The Martins
- 1999: Elephant Juice
- 2002: Heartlands
- 1996: Sharpe’s Mission
- 2013: Justin and the Knights of Valour
- 1996: Emma
- 2003: Prime Suspect: The Last Witness
- 2008: Good
- 2017: 6 Days
Mark Strong TV Shows
- 2013: Low Winter Sun
- Since 2004: Who Do You Think You Are?
- Since 2004: The Long Firm
- 2003: Henry VIII
- 2002 – 2011: The Jury
- 2000: Anna Karenina
- 1996: Our Friends in the North
- Since 1999: Births Marriages and Deaths
- Deserts and Life