Tom Hooper is the director of "Les Misérables" (2012), starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.

Tom Hooper won an Academy Award for directing "The King's Speech." The 2010 film was nominated for 12 Oscars, more than any other film of that year, and also won Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay. "The King's Speech" won seven BAFTAs, including Best Film and Outstanding British Film. Hooper also won a Directors Guild of America Award for his direction. "The King's Speech" also won a People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, Best British Film at the British Independent Film Awards, a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film, a Producers Guild of America Award for Producer of the Year and a European Film People's Choice Award for Best European Film. The film made $414 million at the boxoffice worldwide.

Hooper's film "The Damned United" starred Michael Sheen as the legendary English football manager Brian Clough. "The Damned United" was nominated by the South Bank Show Awards for best British film and premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. This Sony Pictures/BBC Film, written by Peter Morgan, was based on the novel by David Peace.

Hooper has had an unprecedented run of success at the Golden Globes, winning the Golden Globe for best movie or miniseries made for television three years in a row (2007-2009). His starring actors and actresses have won Golden Globes for their performances three years running.

Hooper's "John Adams," starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney, won four Golden Globes and thirteen Emmys—the most Emmys ever awarded to a program in one year in US television history. Based on the best selling Pulitzer prize winning biography by David McCullough, "John Adams" tells the story of the American Revolution through the eyes of the second president. Hooper directed all nine hours of the miniseries, executive produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman for HBO.

Hooper's "Longford," about Lord Longford's relationship with the "Moors Murderer" Myra Hindley, won Golden Globes for Jim Broadbent, Samantha Morton and for best TV film. It was written by Peter Morgan for HBO.

Hooper won the Emmy award for directing "Elizabeth I," starring Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons. The HBO miniseries won three Golden Globes and nine Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Miniseries and best actress for Helen Mirren. Hooper was nominated for a Best Director Emmy for helming the revival of ITV's "Prime Suspect - The Last Witness," starring Helen Mirren. He directed Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the BAFTA-nominated film "Red Dust." Hooper's TV work also includes "Daniel Deronda," which won the Best Miniseries award at the 2003 Banff TV Festival, "Love in a Cold Climate," for which Alan Bates was Bafta nominated, and the multi award-winning ITV comedy drama "Cold Feet." For two years running Hooper directed the one hour specials that won "EastEnders" the BAFTA for best soap.

He wrote, directed and produced the short film "Painted Faces," which premiered at the London Film Festival, was released theatrically and shown on Channel 4. At Oxford University he directed theater productions with contemporaries Kate Beckinsale and Emily Mortimer, and directed his first TV commercials.

Hooper made his first film "Runaway Dog" at age 13 on a clockwork 16mm Bolex camera using 100 feet of film.

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Age: 44 years old
Birthday: December 19, 1972
Height: 6' 3"
Full Name / Real Name: Thomas George Hooper
Birthplace: London, England, UK

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