Mark Strong



Place of birth:

London, England, UK:


A British actor, who played Jim Prideaux in the 2011 remake of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), is often cast as cold, calculating villains. But before he became a famous actor, he intended to pursue a career in law. Strong was born Marco Giuseppe Salussolia on 30 August, 1963 in London, England, to an Austrian mother and an Italian father. His father left the family not long after he was born, and his mother worked as an au pair to raise the boy on her own. Strong's mother had his name legally changed when he was young in order to help him better assimilate with his peers. Although Americans are most familiar with Strong's roles as Sinestro in Green Lantern (2011), mob boss Frank D'Amico in Kick-Ass (2010), and Lord Blackthorn in Sherlock Holmes (2009), British audiences know him from his long history as a television actor. He also starred in as numerous British stage productions, including plays at the Royal National Theatre and the RSC.  His most prominent television parts include Prime Suspect 3 (1993) (TV) and Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003) (TV) as Inspector Larry Hall, and starring roles in the BBC Two dramas "Our Friends in the North" (1996) and "The Long Firm" (2004), the latter of which netted Strong a BAFTA nomination. He also played Mr. Knightley in the 1996 adaptation of Jane Austen's classic tale Emma (1996) (TV). Strong resides in London with his wife Liza Marshall, with whom he has two sons, the younger of which is the godson of his longtime friend Daniel Craig.

Film Credits

1917 (2019)
as Captain Smith
The Crystal Calls - Making The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019)
The Day We Walked On The Moon (2019)
as Narrator
Stockholm (2019)
as Gunnar Sorensson
Shazam! (2019)
as Doctor Thaddeus Sivana
Jaguar: Going Electric (2018)
The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)
as Werner Heisenberg
România neîmblânzită (2018)
as Narrator (voice)
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
as Hamish Mycroft / Merlin
6 Days (2017)
as Max Vernon
Miss Sloane (2016)
as Rodolfo Vittorio Schmidt
The Siege of Jadotville (2016)
as Conor Cruise O'Brien
Approaching the Unknown (2016)
as Captain William D. Stanaforth
Grimsby (2016)
as Agent Sebastian Grimsby
The Day Hitler Died (2016)
as Narrator (voice)
Unity (2015)
as Himself - Narrator (voice)
Kingsman: The Secret Service Revealed (2015)
as Himself
National Theatre Live: A View from the Bridge (2015)
as Eddie
Arsenal Invincibles (2015)
as Narrator
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
as Hamish Mycroft / Merlin
The Imitation Game (2014)
as Stewart Menzies
Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
as Dr. Nash
Nosferatu in Love (2014)
as Nosferatu
Closer to the Moon (2014)
as Max Rosenthal
The Great Martian War 1913–1917 (2013)
as Himself - Narrator
Mindscape (2013)
as John Washington
Saving Egypt's Oldest Pyramid (2013)
as Narrator
Justin and the Knights of Valour (2013)
as Heraclio (voice)
Welcome to the Punch (2013)
as Jacob Sternwood
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
as George
Heroes and Demons (2012)
Blood (2012)
as Robert Seymour
John Carter (2012)
as Matai Shang
Black Gold (2011)
as Sultan Amar
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
as Jim Prideaux
The Guard (2011)
as Clive Cornell
Green Lantern (2011)
as Sinestro
The Eagle (2011)
as Guern
The Way Back (2010)
as Andrei Khabarov
Robin Hood (2010)
as Godfrey
The Mystery of the Nevada Triangle (2010)
as Narrator
Sherlock Holmes: Reinvented (2010)
as Himself - Lord Blackwood
Kick-Ass (2010)
as Frank D'Amico
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
as Lord Blackwood
The Odds (2009)
The Young Victoria (2009)
as Sir John Conroy
Blokes, Birds and Backenders (2009)
as Self
Endgame (2009)
as Dr. Niel Barnard
Good (2008)
as Bouhler
Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)
as Manny Miesel
Body of Lies (2008)
as Hani
RockNRolla (2008)
as Archy
Babylon A.D. (2008)
as Finn
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
as Nick Caldarelli
Stardust (2007)
as Septimus
Sunshine (2007)
as Pinbacker
Scenes of a Sexual Nature (2006)
as Louis
Low Winter Sun (2006)
as Frank Agnew
Tristan & Isolde (2006)
as Wictred
Syriana (2005)
as Mussawi
Walk Away and I Stumble (2005)
as Andy Spader
Oliver Twist (2005)
as Toby Crackit
Revolver (2005)
as Sorter
Some Place Safe (2003)
as Dad
It's All About Love (2003)
as Arthur
Falling Apart (2002)
as Pete
Heartlands (2002)
as Ian
Fields of Gold (2002)
as Dr. Tolkin
Superstition (2001)
as Antonio Gabrieli
The Martins (2001)
as Doug
To End All Wars (2001)
as Dusty Miller
Hotel (2001)
as Ferdinand
Trust (2000)
as Michael Mitcham
Sunshine (1999)
as István Sors
Elephant Juice (1999)
as Frank
Births Marriages and Deaths (1999)
as Terry
The Man with Rain in His Shoes (1998)
as Dave Summers
Spoonface Steinberg (1998)
as Father
Fever Pitch (1997)
as Steve
Emma (1996)
as Mr. Knightley
Sharpe's Mission (1996)
as Brand
Captives (1994)
as Kenny
Century (1993)
as Policeman
Prime Suspect 3: The Keeper of Souls (1993)
as Insp. Larry Hall
Not Even God Is Wise Enough (1993)
as Timson
The Sea Change ()
as Emmanuel
The Forgiven ()
Misanthrope ()