Birth: 25-08-1967, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK

Thomas Anthony "Tom" Hollander is a British actor who has appeared in productions such as Enigma, Gosford Park, Cambridge Spies, Pride and Prejudice, Pirates of the Caribbean, In the Loop, Valkyrie and Hanna.

 

Tom Hollander was born in Bristol and raised in Oxford, Oxfordshire, the son of teachers. His father's family were Czech Jews who converted to Catholicism and his mother was English; Hollander was chief chorister at school.He attended the Dragon School and then Abingdon School.

 

As a youngster, he was a member of the National Youth Theatre and the National Youth Music Theatre (then known as the Children's Music Theatre).

 

Hollander won the 1992 Ian Charleson Award for his performance in The Way of the World at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.He had been nominated the previous year,and was again nominated for his performances in The Government Inspector in 1997.

 

Hollander's film and television appearances include Absolutely Fabulous, Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence, Wives and Daughters, Harry, Cambridge Spies for which he received The FIPA D'OR Grand prize for best actor, Gosford Park, The Lost Prince and Pride and Prejudice for which he received The Evening Standard Film Awards Comedy Award, and London Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor.

 

Hollander lives in Notting Hill, London. He is a bicyclist and runner who has contributed his efforts to several charitable causes.