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Biography #2 (for A Good Year)

Tom Hollander has worked with such acclaimed international filmmakers as Robert Altman (Gosford Park), Michael Apted (Enigma), Neil LaBute (Possession), Terry George (Some Mother's Son, his film debut), Richard Eyre (Stage Beauty) and Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: World's End). For his work as part of Altman's ensemble cast in Gosford Park, Hollander shared several critics awards, including those from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Online Film Critics Association and the Screen Actors Guild. He recently completed a role opposite Ralph Fiennes and Donald Sutherland in Land of the Blind and was just nominated as Best Supporting Actor for a 2005 British Independent Film Award for his performance opposite Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton and John Malkovich in Laurence Dunmore's The Libertine. He also recently reteamed with actor Joseph Fiennes in Finn Taylor's forthcoming release The Darwin Awards.

The Oxfordshire-born, Cambridge-educated actor collaborated with directors Joe Wright (the current release of Pride & Prejudice, for which he won critical acclaim and a ‘breakout performance' citation in The New York Times), Tom Hunsinger and Neil Hunter (The Lawless Heart), Rose Troche (Bedrooms and Hallways) and Nick Hamm (Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence, released in the U.S. as The Very Thought of You). Hollander's television work is equally accomplished, with roles in the recent BBC/PBS Emmy-winning miniseries The Lost Prince (acclaimed as King George V opposite Miranda Richardson's Queen Mary), the adaptation of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby opposite Charles Dance, the prominent, BAFTA-nominated BBC drama Wives and Daughters and a memorable guest stint as Saffie's boyfriend Paolo on the longrunning BBC comedy Absolutely Fabulous: The Last Shout. For his work as Guy Burgess in the BAFTA-nominated BBC feature Cambridge Spies, Hollander won the Best Actor honor at the International Television Festival in Biarritz 2003.

While at Cambridge, he was a member of the university's celebrated Cambridge Footlights revue and was President of the Marlowe Society, where he became well-known for his performance of Cyrano de Bergerac, directed by fellow classmate Sam Mendes. The London stage veteran also starred in the groundbreaking Donmar Warehouse staging of The Threepenny Opera, directed by Phillida Lloyd.

Onstage, he collaborated with Jonathan Kent in the title role of Moliere's Tartuffe (Best Actor, Time Out Awards, 1996), and the role of Edgar in Shakespeare's King Lear, and in Gogol's stage classic, The Government Inspector, all at the Almeida. He also starred for Oscar-nominee Stephen Daldry in The Editing Process and starred in the title role of the original staging of Jez Butterworth's Olivier Award-winning drama Mojo at London's Royal Court Theater. He first worked with theatre director Richard Eyre in his 1998 staging of David Hare's The Judas Kiss, originating his role opposite Liam Neeson in London's West End before reprising his performance across the Atlantic on the Broadway stage the same year. For his work on the English stage, Hollander has won four Ian Charleson Awards, including one for his performance in Way of the World at the Lyric, Hammersmith, in 1992. Most recently, he returned to the Donmar Warehouse to great acclaim for his performance as Laurie in The Hotel in Amsterdam.

Bio courtesy Fox for "A Good Year" (19-Nov-2006)

Biography #3 (for Lawless Heart)

A versatile British actor, Tom Hollander's film credits include the award-winning Some Mother's Son co-starring Aidan Gillen, True Blue directed by Ferdinand Fairfax and the popular British comedies Martha Meets Frank, Daniel and Lawrence, co-starring Joseph Fiennes and Bedrooms and Hallways co-starring Kevin McKidd and Hugo Weaving. Hollander co-starred with Nigel Hawthorne in the critically acclaimed The Clandestine Marriage and with Hugh Laurie in Ben Elton's comedy Maybe Baby. Recent film credits include Michael Apted's WWII drama, Enigma with Kate Winslet and Robert Altman's award-winning ensemble piece Gosford Park. Hollander's next film appearance is in Neil La Bute's screen adaptation of A S Byatt's Possession starring Gwyneth Paltrow.

Television appearances include the recent adaptation of Nicholas Nickelby co-starring Charles Dance, lead roles in the prominent BBC dramas Wives and Daughters and John Diamond as well as a memorable cameo as Saffie's boyfriend in Absolutely Fabulous. A regular actor on stage as well as screen, Tom Hollander has worked with renowned directors such as Richard Eyre in The Judas Kiss and Jonathan Kent in the lead role in Tartuffe both at the Almeida, Stephen Daldry in The Editing Process and productions of Kean in Toronto and The Cherry Orchard at the Aldwych for Sam Mendes. Most recently he played the role of Edgar in Jonathan Kent's King Lear at the Almeida Theatre.

Bio courtesy First Look Studios for "Lawless Heart" (01-Oct-2002)