One of today's most compelling and charismatic actors, MARK STRONG
(Captain Smith) currently stars in Sky One's new drama series Temple. The series
is an adaptation of the critically acclaimed Norwegian drama Valkyrien, and
follows a surgeon (Strong) who, determined to save his dying wife, sets up an
illegal clinic in the abandoned tunnels underneath a London Underground station.
Temple marks the first time Strong has ever stepped behind the camera to
executive produce and premieres in the U.S. in early 2020.
He is currently in production for Disney's Cruella, directed by Craig
Gillespie and starring Emma Stone.
Moviegoers have seen Strong 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 he received a London Film Critics
Circle Award nomination; and Matthew Vaughn, on Kingsman: The Secret Service,
Kick-Ass and Stardust.
Strong's other films include DC's Shazam!; Robert Budreau's Stockholm; Toa
Fraser's 6 Days; Mark Elijah Rosenberg's Approaching the Unknown; Richie Smyth's
The Siege of Jadotville; John Madden's Miss Sloane with Jessica Chastain; Morten
Tyldum's The Imitation Game; Jorge Dorado's Anna; Nae Caranfil's Closer to the
Moon; Eran Creevy's Welcome to the Punch; Nick Murphy's Blood; Jean- Jacques
Annaud's Black Gold; Andrew Stanton's John Carter; Tomas 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' 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;
David Evans' Fever Pitch; IstvĂˇn Szabo's Sunshine (1999); and, also for Focus
Features, Bharat Nalluri's Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day and Kevin Macdonald's
He was a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award nominee
for his performance in The Long Firm and won the Broadcast Press Guild Award for
Best Actor for the film. His other telefilm and miniseries credits include Deep
State, Playhouse Presents: Nosferatu in Love and Our Friends in the North,
directed by Simon Cellan Jones and Stuart Urban; Adrian Shergold's Low Winter
Sun (which won the BAFTA [Scotland] Award for Best Drama - he recently
re-created the role in the U.S.) and 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; 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
Strong has also performed in radio and stage plays, most recently appearing
in the National Theatre's The Red Barn and the Young Vic's critically acclaimed
A View from the Bridge, which also transferred to the West End and Broadway. For
his performance in A View from the Bridge, he received both the Olivier Award
and Critics' Circle Award for Best Actor. He 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 and Hettie MacDonald's staging of Thickness of Skin; and Peter Gill's
New Ambassadors production of Speed-the-Plow.
He studied English and drama at London University and acting at the Bristol
Old Vic Theatre School.
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