Tom Hooper is an internationally acclaimed film director.
His latest movie The Danish Girl won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress (Alicia Vikander) and was nominated for three more Oscars: Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne), Best Production Design and Best Costume Design. Alicia Vikander won the Screen Actor’s Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress with Eddie Redmayne nominated for Best Actor. The Danish Girl was nominated for three Golden Globes and five BAFTAs – Tom Hooper was nominated for The Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film.
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 four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actor (Colin Firth) and Best Original Screenplay and was nominated for twelve Oscars. The King’s Speech won seven BAFTAs, including Best Film. Hooper won the BAFTA for 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.
Hooper directed The Damned United, receiving a South Bank Show Award nomination for Best British Film following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Hooper 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.
Hooper’s 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.
Hooper 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 BBC EastEnders one-hour specials that garnered BAFTAs for Best Soap for two years running.
At 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.
Hooper’s 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.
Tom Hooper is a Governor of the British Film Institute and is on the London Co-ordinating Committee of the Director’s Guild of America.