Posted on 26/07/2012
BA Drama & Theatre Studies, 1985 Royal Holloway College
Described by Sir Ian McKellen as, "the greatest living actor in England right now", Mark Strong is known for his role in the television series Our Friends in the North and films such as Syriana, RocknRolla, Body of Lies, The Young Victoria, Sherlock Holmes, Robin Hood, Kick-Ass, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Green Lantern, Zero Dark Thirty, John Carter, Mindscape, The Imitation Game, and Kingsman: The Secret Service. In 2015, Strong won the Olivier Award for Best Actor for his role in A View from the Bridge, which he starred in as Eddie Carbone at the Young Vic. When Strong went over to perform the play on Broadway in New York, he received similar levels of acclaim, and was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, and the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, for his performance.