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Thomas George Hooper Net Worth

Thomas George Hooper Net Worth is
$5 Million

Thomas George Hooper Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Thomas George "Tom" Hooper (born October 1, 1972) is a British film and television director of English and Australian background. Hooper began making short films at the age of 13, and had his first professional short, Painted Faces, broadcast on Channel 4 in 1992. At Oxford University Hooper directed plays and television commercials. After graduating, he directed episodes of Quayside, Byker Grove, EastEnders and Cold Feet.Into the 2000s, Hooper directed the major BBC costume dramas Love in a Cold Climate (2001) and Daniel Deronda (2002), and was selected to helm the 2003 revival of ITV's Prime Suspect series, starring Helen Mirren. Hooper made his feature film debut with Red Dust (2004), a South African drama starring Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor, before directing Helen Mirren again in the Company Pictures/HBO Films historical drama Elizabeth I (2005). He continued working for HBO on the television film Longford (2006) and in John Adams (2008), a seven-part serial on the life of the American president. Hooper returned to features with The Damned United (2009), a fact-based film about the English football manager Brian Clough (played by Michael Sheen). The following year saw the release of the historical drama The King's Speech (2010), starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, which was met with critical acclaim. Hooper's next film was Les Misérables (2012), which featured an all-star cast led by Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.Hooper's work was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for Prime Suspect and John Adams, won one for Elizabeth I, and was nominated for the British Academy (BAFTA) TV Craft Award for Best Director for Longford. The King's Speech won multiple awards, including Best Director wins for Hooper from the Directors Guild of America and the Academy Awards, and a Best Director nomination from BAFTA.
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Full NameTom Hooper
Date Of BirthOctober 1, 1972
Place Of BirthLondon, England, UK
Height6' 3" (1.91 m)
ProfessionDirector, Producer, Actor
EducationUniversity College, Oxford
NationalityBritish, Australian
ParentsMeredith Hooper, Richard Hooper
SiblingsRachel Byrne, Ben Hooper
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Director, BAFTA Award for Best British Film, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, Goya Award for Best European Film, British Independent Film Award for Best British Independent Film, People's Choice Award for Best European Film, Independ...
Music GroupsThe Grapes of Wrath, Ginger, Sell The Goat, Sleepy Dream, Cardboard Man
NominationsGolden Lion, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Film, Satellite Award for Best Director, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, César Award for Best Foreign Film, Grand Jury Prize, European Film Award for Best Film, Br...
MoviesThe Danish Girl, Les Misérables, The King's Speech, The Damned United, Longford, Red Dust, Prime Suspect - Series 6, Untitled Freddie Mercury Biopic, Painted Faces
TV ShowsJohn Adams, Elizabeth I
Star SignLibra
#Trademark
1Distinctive visual style involving dutch angles, hand-held cameras, and putting actors in the far side of a shot
2Often directs historical dramas and period pieces
3Often works with cinematographer Larry Smith.
4Often uses distorting wide angle lenses.
#Quote
1There were probably two requirements for doing [Les Miserables]: one was everyone signing up to the idea of singing live, the second was Hugh Jackman existing. Because I think if Hugh Jackman didn't exist, I wouldn't have made this film.
2I can almost chart my early career through a series of professional godfathers who decided to take me under their wings. The industry really relies on the generosity of one generation being passed down to the next because it's incredibly risk averse. No one wants to give you your first break. So finding the people who have the generosity to help you and an appetite for risk is key. If you don't find those people, it's extremely tough. Among those key godfathers is Matthew Robinson, who gave me breaks directing Byker Grove (1989) and EastEnders (1985).
3The thing that fascinates me is that the way I came to film and television is extinct. Then there were gatekeepers, it was prohibitively expensive to make a film, to be a director you had to be an entrepreneur to raise money. Now with my little £150 digital camera, I can film and use editing software on the computer. There's been a complete democratization. The barrier to entry is so much lower, it is interesting to see how that affects directing.
4[on directing 'Les Miserables'] We live in a selfish age, obsessed with how we project various versions of ourselves. But you have to tell this story from the point-of-view that God exists. And what God means in practice is the act of compassion, the struggle of living your life in a moral way.
5I'm sitting at the Oscars [in 2012] pretty sure that I'm going to direct "Les Miz" but not sure at all who I'm going to cast. And Anne Hathaway steps forth, to the front of the stage and sings a rendition of "On My Own," to Hugh Jackman. And I'm going: Hold on a second, is Anne Hathaway using the Oscar stage as the ultimate auditioning platform for her talents and is she also suggesting Hugh Jackman while she's at it? Or is this just coincidence? She claims it's coincidence. I think she's too shrewd. But we'll never know.
6[on the characterization of George VI in 'The King's Speech'] I didn't want to make a film about the miracle cure.The truth about most disabilities is it's about living with them - there is no miracle.
7[speaking in 2009] I grew up in London and I grew up with the nice sense that the place that did the best drama in the world was London, and American television drama was awful, and you had a nice sort of sense of superiority. And I kind of feel that's been almost turned on its head. I certainly feel like English TV drama isn't necessarily taking as many risks as it perhaps once did and I feel there's a tremendous pressure to come up with the new detective story, to come up with the new hospital drama. Ironically, it's HBO who are at the moment fulfilling this role of old-fashioned public service broadcast.
#Fact
1Directed 7 actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, and Alicia Vikander. Firth, Vikander and Hathaway won Oscars for their work in Hooper's movies.
2Studied English at Oxford University.
3Educated at Westminster School, London.

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Danish Girl2015post-production
Jaguar: Rendezvous2014Short
Les Misérables2012
The King's Speech2010
The Damned United2009
John Adams2008TV Mini-Series 7 episodes
Longford2006TV Movie
Elizabeth I2005TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
Red Dust2004
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness2003TV Mini-Series
Daniel Deronda2002TV Mini-Series 3 episodes
Love in a Cold Climate2001TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
EastEnders1998-2000TV Series 6 episodes
Cold Feet1999TV Series 2 episodes
EastEnders: The Mitchells - Naked Truths1998Video archive directed by
Byker Grove1997TV Series 4 episodes
Painted Faces1992TV Short

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Danish Girl2015producer post-production
Painted Faces1992TV Short producer

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
King George VI: The Man Behind the King's Speech2011

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Painted Faces1992TV Short

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Secret Voices of Hollywood2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Director, Les Misérable
Les Misérables: The History of The World's Greatest Story2013Video documentaryHimself
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Audience (uncredited)
70th Golden Globe Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Vivir de cine2013TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2010-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself (2013)
Film 20152012TV SeriesHimself
The 2011 European Film Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
National Movie Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Breakfast2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Director
The King's Speech: An Inspirational Story of an Unlikely Friendship2011Video documentary shortHimself - Director
The King's Speech: A Courageous Journey2011TV MovieHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Director
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Tavis Smiley2011TV SeriesHimself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Director
16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Review Show2009-2010TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself
2010 Britannia Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
HARDtalk2009TV SeriesHimself
The Culture Show2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The Story of the Costume Drama2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016Honorary Dragon AwardGöteborg Film Festival
2015Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsDirector of the YearThe Danish Girl (2015)
2015Queer LionVenice Film FestivalThe Danish Girl (2015)
2013Nikkan Sports Film AwardNikkan Sports Film AwardsBest Foreign FilmLes Misérables (2012)
2013Sonny Bono Visionary AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalLes Misérables (2012)
2013Christopher AwardChristopher AwardsFeature FilmsLes Misérables (2012)
2012Gaudí AwardGaudí AwardsBest European Film (Millor Pel·lícula Europea)The King's Speech (2010)
2012RobertRobert FestivalBest Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film)The King's Speech (2010)
2012White ElephantRussian Guild of Film CriticsBest Foreign FilmThe King's Speech (2010)
2011GoyaGoya AwardsBest European Film (Mejor Película Europea)The King's Speech (2010)
2011Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Foreign FilmThe King's Speech (2010)
2011Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Europeo)The King's Speech (2010)
2011ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Director of the YearThe King's Speech (2010)
2011Audience AwardSant Jordi AwardsBest Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)The King's Speech (2010)
2011OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in DirectingThe King's Speech (2010)
2011Alexander Korda Award for Best British FilmBAFTA AwardsThe King's Speech (2010)
2011DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest European Film (Miglior Film dell'Unione Europea)The King's Speech (2010)
2011DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesThe King's Speech (2010)
2011Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsThe King's Speech (2010)
2010Audience AwardHamptons International Film FestivalNarrativeThe King's Speech (2010)
2010Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsDirector of the Year
2010People's Choice AwardToronto International Film FestivalThe King's Speech (2010)
2010Audience AwardAspen FilmfestAudience Favorite FeatureThe King's Speech (2010)
2008OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction of a Motion Picture or MiniseriesJohn Adams (2008)
2008Christopher AwardChristopher AwardsTelevision & CableLongford (2006)
2007Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalTelevision Films - Best DirectionLongford (2006)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic SpecialElizabeth I (2005)
2005Special Jury AwardInternational Film Festival of IndiaRed Dust (2004)
2005Audience AwardMiami Film FestivalDramatic Features - World Cinema CompetitionRed Dust (2004)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016Alexander Korda Award for Best British FilmBAFTA AwardsThe Danish Girl (2015)
2016Cinema for Peace AwardCinema for Peace AwardsMost Valuable Movie of the YearThe Danish Girl (2015)
2016Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsBest FilmThe Danish Girl (2015)
2015Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest DirectorThe Danish Girl (2015)
2015Golden LionVenice Film FestivalThe Danish Girl (2015)
2014Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International FilmLes Misérables (2012)
2013IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest DirectorLes Misérables (2012)
2013Alexander Korda Award for Best British FilmBAFTA AwardsLes Misérables (2012)
2013Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorLes Misérables (2012)
2013COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest DirectorLes Misérables (2012)
2013DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesLes Misérables (2012)
2012HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorLes Misérables (2012)
2012PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorLes Misérables (2012)
2012WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorLes Misérables (2012)
2012BodilBodil AwardsBest Non-American Film (Bedste ikke-amerikanske film)The King's Speech (2010)
2012CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)The King's Speech (2010)
2011FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Foreign Film - English LanguageThe King's Speech (2010)
2011IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Picture (Miglior film)The King's Speech (2010)
2011IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Director (Miglior regia)The King's Speech (2010)
2011Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureThe King's Speech (2010)
2011David Lean Award for DirectionBAFTA AwardsBest DirectorThe King's Speech (2010)
2011EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest DirectorThe King's Speech (2010)
2011AmandaAmanda Awards, NorwayBest Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm)The King's Speech (2010)
2011Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe King's Speech (2010)
2011COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest DirectorThe King's Speech (2010)
2011CEC AwardCinema Writers Circle Awards, SpainBest Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)The King's Speech (2010)
2011Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorThe King's Speech (2010)
2011European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean FilmThe King's Speech (2010)
2011Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest FilmThe King's Speech (2010)
2010Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorThe King's Speech (2010)
2010PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorThe King's Speech (2010)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest DirectorThe King's Speech (2010)
2010SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest DirectorThe King's Speech (2010)
2010Davis AwardAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Achievement in DirectingThe King's Speech (2010)
2010British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest DirectorThe King's Speech (2010)
2010CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe King's Speech (2010)
2010DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe King's Speech (2010)
2009Grand Prix 'Cinéma Tout Ecran'Geneva International Film Festival - Tous ÉcransBest Collection & Long Drama SeriesJohn Adams (2008)
2009DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television/MiniseriesJohn Adams (2008)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic SpecialJohn Adams (2008)
2007BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Single DramaLongford (2006)
2007BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest DirectorLongford (2006)
2006OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction of a Motion Picture or MiniseriesElizabeth I (2005)
2005Golden Kinnaree AwardBangkok International Film FestivalBest FilmRed Dust (2004)
2004OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction of a Motion Picture or MiniseriesPrime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic SpecialPrime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)
2004BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Drama SerialPrime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)
1992Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest Short FilmPainted Faces (1992)


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