Tom Hooper Biography
(British-Australian Filmmaker Best Known for Directing the Film 'The King's Speech')
Birthday: October 5, 1972 (Libra)
Born In: London, England, United Kingdom
Tom Hooper is a British-Australian film and television director. He is best known for directing movies such as ‘The King’s Speech’ and ‘The Danish Girl,’ which won several awards and recognitions. Hooper was interested in film making, right from his teenage years. At the age of 13, he directed his first short film, ‘Runaway Dog,’ using a camera gifted by his uncle. Thereafter filmmaking became his passion. He was a part of the ‘Oxford University Dramatic Society.’ His first professional short film was ‘Painted Faces.’ After graduation, he directed his debut TV series, which was ‘Quayside.’ Later, he directed several series such as ‘Byker Grove,’ ‘EastEnders,’ and ‘Cold Feet.’ Hooper’s directorial debut in movies was ‘Red Dust.’ His movie, ‘The King’s Speech,’ won 12 ‘Academy Award’ nominations. Hooper won the ‘Academy Award for Best Director,’ for this movie. He won his first ‘Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special,’ for the historical drama series ‘Elizabeth I.’ Hooper won the ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ for the series, ‘John Adams,’ too. Tom Hooper is known for his unique style of directing, which uses distorting wide angle lenses. He often directs period dramas. Hooper will be directing some upcoming movies and serials.