Hooper at the 83rd Academy Awards
|1 Nomination / 1 Win|
|Born||October 1, 1972|
Tom Hooper is a British film and television director. Hooper began making short films at the age of 13, and had his first professional short, Painted Faces, broadcast on Channel 4 in 1992. At Oxford University Hooper directed plays and television commercials. Into the 2000s, Hooper directed the major BBC costume dramas "Love in a Cold Climate" (2001) and "Daniel Deronda" (2002). Hooper made his feature film debut with Red Dust (2004), before directing Helen Mirren in the Company Pictures/HBO Films historical drama "Elizabeth I" (2005). He continued working for HBO on the television film "Longford" (2006) and in "John Adams" (2008). Hooper returned to features with The Damned United (2009). The following year saw the release of the historical drama The King's Speech (2010), starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, which was met with critical acclaim. Hooper's next film was Les Misérables (2012), which featured an all-star cast. He has been nominated and received numerous industry awards in both film and television.