Mark Strong

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

In 2016 he returns to the West End in The Red Barn based on the Georges Simenson’s novel La Main. The show will run at the Lyttelton Theatre, National from 6 October 2016 until 19 November 2016.

as Eddie Carbone in A View From the BRidge at the Young Vic 2014


Selected London & West End Stage Appearances

Show Role Theatre Year Link
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
Frankenstein Rab Olivier 2011 Review
Men Should Weep   Lyttelton 2010 Review
Uncle Vanya Mikhail Astrov Donmar Warehouse 2002  
Death of a Salesman Biff Lyttelton 1996 Review


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