Mark Strong

Mark Strong

  • Born on
    • August 5th, 1963
A British actor, who played Jim Prideaux in the 2011 remake of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), is often cast as cold, calculating villains. But before he became a famous actor, he intended to pursue a career in law. Strong was born Marco Giuseppe Salussolia on 30 August, 1963 in London, England, to an Austrian mother and an Italian father. His father left the family not long after he was born, and his mother worked as an au pair to raise the boy on her own. Strong's mother had his name legally changed when he was young in order to help him better assimilate with his peers. Although Americans are most familiar with Strong's roles as Sinestro in Green Lantern (2011), mob boss Frank D'Amico in Kick-Ass (2010), and Lord Blackthorn in Sherlock Holmes (2009), British audiences know him from his long history as a television actor. He also starred in as numerous British stage productions, including plays at the Royal National Theatre and the RSC.  His most prominent television parts include Prime Suspect 3 (1993) (TV) and Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003) (TV) as Inspector Larry Hall, and starring roles in the BBC Two dramas "Our Friends in the North" (1996) and "The Long Firm" (2004), the latter of which netted Strong a BAFTA nomination. He also played Mr. Knightley in the 1996 adaptation of Jane Austen's classic tale Emma (1996) (TV). Strong resides in London with his wife Liza Marshall, with whom he has two sons, the younger of which is the godson of his longtime friend Daniel Craig.

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Acting (71 Credits)

2021Cruella as John the Valet
2021Cruella as John the Valet
2021Charlotte as (voice)
2019Shazam! as Doctor Thaddeus Sivana
20191917 as Captain Smith
2019The Crystal Calls - Making the Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
2019Temple as Daniel Milton
2019The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance as Ordon (voice)
2018The Catcher Was a Spy as Werner Heisenberg
2018România neîmblânzitã as Narrator (voice)
2018Stockholm as Gunnar Sorensson
20176 Days as Max Vernon
2017Kingsman: The Golden Circle as Merlin
2016Approaching the Unknown as Captain William D. Stanaforth
2016The Brothers Grimsby as Agent Sebastian Graves
2016Miss Sloane as Rodolfo Vittorio Schmidt
2016The Siege of Jadotville as Conor Cruise O'Brien
2014Closer to the Moon as Max Rosenthal
2014Before I Go to Sleep as Dr. Nash
2014Kingsman: The Secret Service as Merlin
2014The Imitation Game as Stewart Menzies
2013Anna as John Washington
2013Welcome to the Punch as Jacob Sternwood
2013Justin and the Knights of Valour as Heraclio (voice)
2013Low Winter Sun (2013) as Frank Agnew
2012Blood as Robert Seymour
2012Zero Dark Thirty as George
2012John Carter as Matai Shang
2011Day of the Falcon as Sultan Amar
2011The Eagle as Guern
2011The Guard as Clive Cornell
2011Green Lantern as Sinestro
2011Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as Jim Prideaux
2010The Way Back as Andrei Khabarov
2010Robin Hood as Godfrey
2010Kick-Ass as Frank D'Amico
2009Sherlock Holmes as Lord Henry Blackwood
2009Endgame as Dr. Niel Barnard
2009The Young Victoria as Sir John Conroy
2008Good as Bouhler
2008Body of Lies as Hani
2008RocknRolla as Archy
2008Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day as Nick Caldarelli
2008Babylon A.D. as Finn
2008Flashbacks of a Fool as Manny Miesel
2007Stardust as Septimus
2007Sunshine as Pinbacker
2006Low Winter Sun as Frank Agnew
2006Tristan + Isolde as Wictred
2006Scenes of a Sexual Nature as Louis
2005Revolver as Sorter
2005Oliver Twist as Toby Crackit
2005Syriana as Mussawi
2004The Long Firm as Harry Starks
2003It's All About Love as Arthur
2003Henry VIII
2002Heartlands as Ian
2002The Jury as Len Davies
2001Superstition as Antonio Gabrieli
2001Hotel as Ferdinand
2001To End All Wars as Dusty Miller
2001The Martins as Doug
2000Anna Karenina (2000) as Oblonsky
1999Sunshine as István Sors
1998Twice Upon a Yesterday as Dave Summers
1997Fever Pitch as Steve
1996Emma as Mr. Knightley
1996Sharpe's Mission as Brand
1996Our Friends in the North as Tosker Cox
1994Captives as Kenny
1993Prime Suspect 3: The Keeper of Souls as Insp. Larry Hall

Himself (2 Credits)

2015Kingsman: The Secret Service Revealed as Self
2015Unity as Himself - Narrator (voice)


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