Tom Hooper Biography
Tom Hooper (Thomas George) was born on 5th October 1972 in London, United Kingdom. He is an oscar award winning film and television director.
Tom Hooper Education Background
- Tom Hooper attended Highgate School and Westminster School.
Tom Hooper Career
At the age of thirteen he made his first film, entitled Runaway Dog, using a clockwork 16mm Bolex camera his uncle had given to him. “The clockwork would run out after thirty seconds, so the maximum shot length was thirty seconds. I could only afford a hundred feet of Kodachrome reversal film, which cost about twenty-five [pounds], and you had to send off for two weeks to be processed. I could only make silent movies, because sound was too expensive and complicated.”
When Hooper was 14, his film Bomber Jacket came runner-up in a BBC younger filmmakers’ competition. The short starred Hooper’s brother as a boy who discovers a bomber jacket and a photograph hidden in a cupboard and learns his grandfather died in World War II. Another of Hooper’s short films, entitled Countryside, depicts a nuclear holocaust.
After graduating from Oxford, Hooper directed further television commercials. He was introduced by his father to the television producer Matthew Robinson, who mentored Hooper and gave him his first television directing work.Hooper directed episodes of the short-lived Tyne Tees Television soap opera Quayside in 1997, four episodes of the Children’s BBC television series Byker Grove in the same year, and his first episodes of the BBC One soap opera EastEnders in 1998.
Tom Hopper Movies and TV Shows
- 2014 – 2017: Black Sails
- 2008 – 2012: Merlin
- 2014: Northmen: A Viking Saga
- 2009: Tormented
- 2016: Kill Ratio
- 2016: Barbarians Rising
- Since 2011: Game of Thrones
- 2012: Good Cop
- 2007: Saxon
- 2013: Knights of Badassdom
- 2013: Cold
Tom Hopper Awards
- 2011: Academy Award for Best Director, ‘The King’s Speech’
- 2011: BAFTA Award for Best British Film, ‘The King’s Speech’
- 2011: Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film,’The King’s Speech’
- 2011: Goya Award for Best European Film, ‘The King’s Speech’
- 2006: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special, ‘Elizabeth 1’
- 2010: British Independent Film Award for Best British Independent Film, ‘The King’s Speech’
- 2011: David di Donatello for Best European Film,’The King’s Speech’
- 2011: People’s Choice Award for Best European Film,’The King’s Speech’
- 2011: Independent Spirit Award for Best International Film,’The King’s Speech’
- 2012: Polish Academy Award for Best European Film,’The King’s Speech’
- 2012: Czech Lion Award for Best Foreign Film, ‘The King’s Speech’
- 2012: Robert Award for Best Non-American Film,’The King’s Speech’
- 2017: Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro for Best Foreign Language Film – Popular Vote, ‘The Danish Girl’.
With support from his loving wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander), artist Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) prepares to undergo one of the first sex-change
operations.The movie was directed by Tom Hopper.
Tom Hooper Family
His parents are Meredith Jean (Rooney), an Australian author and academic and Richard Hooper an English media businessman.
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