Tom Hollander

Tom Hollander was a critically acclaimed British theater and screen actor who was best known for his roles in "Gosford Park" (2001), "In the Loop" (2009), and "Bird Box" (2018). Born in Bristol and raised in Oxford, Hollander began acting at a very young age. He started out in the theater, and was a member of Britain's acclaimed National Youth Theatre in his teens. When it came time to enter college Hollander chose Selwyn College in Cambridge. While attending the school, Hollander was a member of the prestigious Footlights drama club, along with his childhood friend, and future Oscar-winning director, Sam Mendes. Hollander and Mendes would go on to collaborate on numerous stage productions, including a 1989 West End production of "The Cherry Orchard," which also starred Judi Dench. By the early 90s Hollander began gravitating to film and television work. He starred in the BBC dramatic series "Harry" (BBC, 1993-95), and also appeared in films like "Some Mother's Son" (1996), "The Very Thought of You" (1998), and "The Clandestine Marriage" (1999). By the 2000s, Hollander's recognition as a dramatic actor skyrocketed after he appeared in critically-acclaimed period films like "Gosford Park," "The Libertine" (2004), and "Pride & Prejudice" (2005). In addition to film acting, Hollander also began racking up parts in television shows like "The Company" (TNT, 2007), "Rev." (BBC, 2010-14), and "The Night Manager" (BBC/AMC, 2016). Already decades into his professional acting career, Hollander had a breakout year in 2018 after appearing in two of the biggest films of the year: the post-apocalyptic "Bird Box," and the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" (2018). Both films were smash hits at the box office, as well as with critics.