Mark Strong

30 Aug 1963


British actor Mark Strong, 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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Filmography (59 titles)

(movie, 2019)
Genre: War, Drama, Action, History
Role: Actor (as Captain Smith)
(movie, 2019)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Gunnar Sorensson)
(movie, 2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Doctor Thaddeus Sivana)
(movie, 2018)
···The Catcher Was a Spy
Genre: Drama, War, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Werner Heisenberg)
(movie, 2017)
···Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Hamish Mycroft · Merlin)
(movie, 2017)
···6 Days
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Max Vernon)
(movie, 2016)
···Miss Sloane
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Rodolfo Vittorio Schmidt)
(movie, 2016)
···The Siege of Jadotville
Genre: War, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Conor Cruise O'Brien)
(movie, 2016)
···Approaching the Unknown
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Captain William D. Stanaforth)
(movie, 2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Agent Sebastian Grimsby)
(movie, 2014)
···Kingsman: The Secret Service
Genre: Crime, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Hamish Mycroft · Merlin)
(movie, 2014)
···The Imitation Game
Genre: History, Drama, Thriller, War
Role: Actor (as Stewart Menzies)
(movie, 2014)
···Before I Go to Sleep
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Nash)
(movie, 2013)
···Closer to the Moon
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Max Rosenthal)
(movie, 2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as John)
(movie, 2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Robert Seymour)
Genre: Adventure, Animation
Role: Actor (as Heraclio (voice))
(movie, 2013)
···Welcome to the Punch
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Role: Actor (as Jacob Sternwood)
(movie, 2012)
···Zero Dark Thirty
Genre: Thriller, Drama, History
Role: Actor (as George)
(movie, 2012)
7.8John Carter
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Matai Shang)
(movie, 2011)
7.5Black Gold
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Sultan Amar)
(movie, 2011)
···Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Jim Prideaux)
(movie, 2011)
···The Guard
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Clive Cornell)
(movie, 2011)
···Green Lantern
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Sinestro)
(movie, 2011)
···The Eagle
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Guern)
(movie, 2010)
8.4The Way Back
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Khabarov)
(movie, 2010)
7.5Robin Hood
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Godfrey)
(movie, 2010)
Genre: Action, Crime
Role: Actor (as Frank D'Amico)
(movie, 2009)
7.0Sherlock Holmes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Lord Blackwood)
(movie, 2009)
···The Young Victoria
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sir John Conroy)
(movie, 2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. Niel Barnard)
(movie, 2008)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Bouhler)
(movie, 2008)
···Flashbacks of a Fool
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Manny Miesel)
(movie, 2008)
···Body of Lies
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Hani)
(movie, 2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Archy)
(movie, 2008)
···Babylon A.D.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Finn)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Nick)
(movie, 2007)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Septimus)
(movie, 2007)
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Pinbacker)
(movie, 2006)
···Tristan & Isolde
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Wictred)
(movie, 2006)
···Low Winter Sun
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Det Sgt Frank Agnew)
(movie, 2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mussawi)
(movie, 2005)
···Oliver Twist
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Toby Crackit)
(movie, 2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Sorter)
(movie, 2005)
···Walk Away and I Stumble
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Andy Spader)
(movie, 2003)
···Henry VIII
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Role: Actor (as Duke of Norfolk)
(movie, 2003)
···It's All About Love
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Arthur)
(movie, 2002)
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Ian)
(movie, 2002)
···Falling Apart
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Pete)
(movie, 2001)
···To End All Wars
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Dusty)
(movie, 2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Antonio Gabrieli)
(mini-series, 2000)
···Anna Karenina
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Oblonsky)
(movie, 2000)
Role: Actor (as Michael Mitcham)
(movie, 1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as István Sors)
(movie, 1999)
···In the Name of Love
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chris Monroe)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Dave Summers)
(movie, 1997)
···Fever Pitch
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Steve)
(movie, 1996)
···Sharpe's Mission
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Role: Actor (as Brand)