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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; István Szabo's Sunshine (1999); and, also for Focus Features, Bharat Nalluri's Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day and Kevin Macdonald's The Eagle.

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 6.

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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