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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