Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables won
three Oscars – Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway), Best Sound Mixing and
Best Make-up and Hair Design, and was nominated for eight Oscars including Best
Picture. Les Misérables won the Golden Globe Award for Best
Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Actor (Hugh Jackman), and Best Supporting
Actress. Hooper was nominated for the Directors Guild of America’s
Outstanding Directorial Achievement Award.
Hooper won the Oscar for directing The King’s Speech. The
film won Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay and
was nominated for twelve Oscars. The King’s Speech won seven BAFTAs,
including Best Film and Outstanding British Film. Hooper won the
Directors Guild of America Award for his direction. The King’s Speech
won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, Best
British Film at the British Independent Film Awards, the Spirit Award for Best
Foreign Film, the Producers Guild of America Award and the European Film
People’s Choice Award.
directed The Damned United, receiving a South Bank Show Award nomination
for Best British Film following its premiere at the Toronto International Film
has had an unprecedented run of success at the Golden Globes with his work for
HBO, which won a Golden Globe for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for
Television three years in a row (2007, 2008 and 2009). The actors and actresses
starring in these productions have also won Golden Globes for their
performances three years running.
John Adams won four Golden Globes and thirteen Emmy Awards—the most
Emmys ever awarded to a program in one year in U.S. television history. Hooper’s Longford won Golden Globes for Jim Broadbent,
Samantha Morton and won for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for
Television. Hooper won the Emmy Award for directing Elizabeth I. The HBO Films/Channel 4 miniseries won three Golden Globes and nine Emmy
Awards, including Best Miniseries and Best Actress for Helen Mirren.
was nominated for an Emmy for Best Director for helming the revival of ITV’s Prime
Suspect 6, starring Helen Mirren. He directed Hilary Swank and Chiwetel
Ejiofor in the BAFTA-nominated film Red Dust. Hooper’s television
work also includes Daniel Deronda, which won the Banff Rockie Award for
Best Mini-Series at the 2003 Banff Television Festival; Love in a Cold
Climate, for which Alan Bates received a BAFTA nomination; and the multi-
award-winning ITV comedy drama Cold Feet. Hooper directed the EastEnders
one-hour specials that garnered BAFTAs for Best Soap for two years running.
age 18, Hooper wrote, directed, produced and edited the short film Painted
Faces, which premiered at the London Film Festival, was released
theatrically and shown on Channel 4. At Oxford University, he directed theatre
productions with contemporaries Kate Beckinsale and Emily Mortimer, and
directed his first television commercials.
first film, Runaway Dog, was made when he was 13 years old, and shot on
a Clockwork 16 mm Bolex camera, using 100 feet of film.
Hooper’s next film is The Danish Girl starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia
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