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Mark Strong was born in 1963 in Islington, London. He studied English and Drama at Royal Holloway and after which he attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
He is, perhaps, best known for his role in feature films such as The Imitation Game (2014) playing the role of Stewart Menzies, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. His role of Jim Prodeaux in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Thaal Sinestro in Green Lantern (2011), Toby Crackit in 2005’s Oliver Twist and Frank D’Amico in Kick-Ass. He has won numeral awards for his role in Tinker Taileor Soldier Spy and The Imitation Game.
Strong’s theatre career started in 1997 where he played the role of Biff in National Theatre’s Death of a Salesman. He then went on to perform in Twelfth Night and Heartlands, both at Donmar Warehouse; for the latter performance he received a nomination for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role. He then went on to play Rab in Frankenstein at the Olivier and in Men Should Weep at the National. In 2015 he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in A View from the Bridge, where he played the role of Eddie Carbone at the Young Vic. He later played the role on Broadway where he received nominations for Best Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards and the Tony Awards
Selected London & West End Stage Appearances
|The Red Barn||Lyttelton||2016||News|
|A View From the Bridge||Eddie Carbone||Wydnhams||2015||Review|
|A View From the Bridge||Eddie Carbone||Young Vic||2014||Review|
|Men Should Weep||Lyttelton||2010||Review|
|Uncle Vanya||Mikhail Astrov||Donmar Warehouse||2002|
|Death of a Salesman||Biff||Lyttelton||1996||Review|