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Mark Strong

A British actor, 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 5, 1963 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The King of Kings 1927-04-19
Latest Project:
Movie Cruella 2021-05-26
Known For
Movie Cruella Boris 2021-05-26
Movie Shazam! Doctor Thaddeus Sivana 2019-03-29
Series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Ordon (voice) 2019-08-30
Movie Stockholm Gunnar Sorensson 2019-04-12
Movie The Crystal Calls - Making The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance 2019-08-30
Movie 1917 Captain Smith 2019-12-25
Movie The Catcher Was a Spy Werner Heisenberg 2018-06-22
Movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle Merlin 2017-09-20
Movie Grimsby Agent Sebastian Graves 2016-02-24
Movie Approaching the Unknown Captain William D. Stanaforth 2016-06-03
Movie The Siege of Jadotville Conor Cruise O'Brien 2016-09-19
Movie Miss Sloane Rodolfo Vittorio Schmidt 2016-11-25
Movie National Theatre Live: A View from the Bridge Eddie 2015-03-26
Movie Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Movie Closer to the Moon Max Rosenthal 2014-03-07
Movie Before I Go to Sleep Dr. Nash 2014-09-03
Movie The Imitation Game Stewart Menzies 2014-11-14
Movie Kingsman: The Secret Service Merlin 2014-12-13
Movie Welcome to the Punch Jacob Sternwood 2013-03-15
Movie Justin and the Knights of Valour Heraclio (voice) 2013-08-09
Series Low Winter Sun Frank Agnew 2013-08-11
Movie Anna John Washington 2013-10-13
Movie John Carter Matai Shang 2012-03-07
Movie Zero Dark Thirty George 2012-12-19
Movie The Eagle Guern 2011-02-08
Movie Green Lantern Sinestro 2011-06-16
Movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Jim Prideaux 2011-09-16
Movie The Guard Clive Cornell 2011-07-07
Movie Black Gold Sultan Amar 2011-12-21
Movie Kick-Ass Frank D'Amico 2010-03-22
Movie Sherlock Holmes: Reinvented Himself - Lord Blackwood 2010-03-30
Movie Robin Hood Godfrey 2010-05-12
Movie The Young Victoria Sir John Conroy 2009-03-04
Movie Sherlock Holmes Lord Henry Blackwood 2009-12-23
Movie Flashbacks of a Fool Manny Miesel 2008-06-05
Movie Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Nick Caldarelli 2008-03-07
Movie Babylon A.D. Finn 2008-08-20
Movie Body of Lies Hani 2008-10-10
Movie Good Bouhler 2008-12-11
Movie RockNRolla Archy 2008-09-04
Movie Sunshine Pinbacker 2007-04-05
Movie Stardust Septimus 2007-08-09
Movie Low Winter Sun Frank Agnew 2006-09-13
Movie Scenes of a Sexual Nature Louis 2006-11-03
Movie Revolver Sorter 2005-09-11
Movie Syriana Mussawi 2005-11-23
Movie Oliver Twist Toby Crackit 2005-09-23
Series The Long Firm Harry Starks 2004-07-07
Movie Heartlands Ian 2003-04-27
Movie It's All About Love Arthur 2003-01-10
Series Henry VIII 2003-10-12
Series The Jury Len Davies 2002-02-17
Movie Fields of Gold Dr. Tolkin 2002-06-08
Movie To End All Wars Dusty Miller 2001-09-02
Movie Hotel Ferdinand 2001-01-01
Movie Superstition Antonio Gabrieli 2001-10-13
Movie Trust Michael Mitcham 2000-08-15
Series Births Marriages and Deaths Terry 1999-02-22
Movie Elephant Juice Frank 1999-08-23
Movie Births Marriages and Deaths Terry 1999-03-01
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 The Buddha of Suburbia 2nd TV Producer 1993-11-03
Movie Not Even God Is Wise Enough Timson 1993-10-20
Movie Prime Suspect 3: The Keeper of Souls Insp. Larry Hall 1993-12-19
Movie Century Policeman 1993-12-31
Movie Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Bailiff (uncredited) 1950-08-19
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) 1943-04-29
Movie Union Pacific Connors (uncredited) 1939-05-05
Movie Marked Woman Bartender (uncredited) 1937-04-10
Movie The Plainsman Wells Fargo Agent (uncredited) 1936-11-16
Movie Fury Court Bailiff (uncredited) 1936-06-05
Movie Valiant Is the Word for Carrie Councilman (uncredited) 1936-10-06
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 Girl Friend Carpenter (uncredited) 1935-09-27
Movie The Last Outpost Officer (uncredited) 1935-10-11
Movie Hot Saturday Bank Teller (uncredited) 1932-10-28
Movie The King of Kings (uncredited) 1927-04-19