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MARK STRONG (Rodolfo Schmidt) is one of today's most compelling and charismatic actors. His most recent credits include Nae Caranfil's Closer to the Moon, Jorge Dorado's Anna, Rowan Joffe's Before I Go to Sleep, and Morten Tyldum's acclaimed The Imitation Game. Moviegoers have seen him in notable collaborations over the years with directors Guy Ritchie, on Sherlock Holmes, RocknRolla, and Revolver, Ridley Scott, on Robin Hood and Body of Lies, for which Strong received a London Film Critics Award nomination; and Matthew Vaughn, on Kick-Ass and Stardust.

Strong's other films include Eran Creevy's Welcome to the Punch; Nick Murphy's Blood; Jean-Jacques Annaud's Day of the Falcon; Andrew Stanton's John Carter; Tom Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, with Gary Oldman and Colin Firth;

Peter Weir's The Way Back, with Jim Sturgess; John Michael McDonagh's The Guard, with Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle; Martin Campbell's Green Lantern, opposite Ryan Reynolds; Jean-Marc Vallee's The Young Victoria, opposite Emily Blunt; Pete Travis's Endgame; Vicente Amorim's Good, with Viggo Mortensen; Danny Boyle's Sunshine; Stephen Gaghan's Syriana with George Clooney; Roman Polanski's Oliver Twist; Kevin Reynolds' Tristan + Isolde; Thomas Vinterberg's It's All About Love, Mike Figgis' Hotel, Bharat Nalluri's Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, and Kevin Macdonald's The Eagle.

Strong was a BAFTA Award nominee for his performance in "The Long Firm," and also won the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actor. His other telefilm and miniseries credits include "Our Friends in the North," directed by Simon Cellan Jones and Stuart Urban; Chris Mundy's "Low Winter Sun" (which won the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Drama); Adrian Shergold's "Births, Marriages and Deaths;" Pete Travis' "The Jury" and "Henry VIII;" David Drury's "Trust;" Diarmuid Lawrence's "Emma," opposite Kate Beckinsale; Roger Michell's "The Buddha of Suburbia;" Danny Boyle's "Screenplay" episode "Not Even God Is Wise Enough;" and opposite Helen Mirren for directors David Drury and Tom Hooper, respectively, in "Prime Suspect 3" and "Prime Suspect 6."

Strong has also performed in radio and stage plays, and was an Olivier Award nominee for his performance in Sam Mendes' Donmar Warehouse staging of "Twelfth Night," which he played in repertory with "Uncle Vanya." U.K. audiences have seen him perform with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in Danny Boyle's staging of "Hess is Dead," among other productions; with the National Theatre, in four productions for Richard Eyre, David Thacker's "Death of a Salesman," and Patrick Marber's "Closer," among other shows; at the Royal Court, in Lindsay Posner's production of "The Treatment," Hettie MacDonald's staging of "Thickness of Skin" and Peter Gill's New Ambassadors production of "Speed-the-Plow."

Strong studied English and drama at London University, and then acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.


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