Tom Hooper - Bio, Net Worth, Wife, Age, Awards, Family, Height, Facts
Tom Hooper is a British-Australian filmmaker who began his career as a teenager and had his first professional short, "Painted Faces", broadcast on Channel 4 in 1992. At Oxford University, he directed plays and television commercials. After graduating, he directed episodes of "Quayside", "Byker Grove", "EastEnders", and "Cold Feet" on British television. In the 2000s, Hooper directed the major BBC costume dramas Love in a "Cold Climate" (2001) and "Daniel Deronda" (2002), and was selected to direct the 2003 revival of ITV's "Prime Suspect". Next, he made his feature film debut with "Red Dust" (2004), before directing "Elizabeth I" (2005). He continued working for HBO on the television film "Longford" (2006) and "John Adams" (2008). The year 2010 saw the release of the historical drama "The King's Speech". His next film was Les Misérables (2012), which was followed by his 2015 film, "The Danish Girl". Recently, he has directed two episodes of "His Dark Materials" and a live-action adaptation of the musical "Cats".
Tom Hooper Famous For
- Being a British-Australian filmmaker.
- For directing movies such as "The King's Speech" and "The Danish Girl".
Where is Tom Hooper?
Tom Hooper was born with the birth name of Thomas George Hooper, on October 5, 1972, in London, England. He holds British nationality and his ethnicity is British-Australian. His father, Richard, is a businessman of British origin. His mother, Meredith Jean, is an author of Australian descent. He has a brother, Ben, and a sister, Rachel. About his education, he attended the Highgate School and Westminster School. At the age of 12, he read a book on direction, which thoroughly fascinated him. He then directed his first short film when he was 13. It was the story of a dog and was titled Runaway Dog. At the age of 14, he directed the short film Bomber Jacket, which won the competition for young filmmakers, conducted by the BBC. His film Bombers Jacket was runner-up in the competition. His first professional short film was Painted Faces. He then attended the University College, Oxford to study English. He was an active member of the Oxford University Dramatic Society. During this time, he directed several advertisements and short films including an ad for Jaguar with Tom Hiddleston, Ben Kingsley, and Mark Strong, which aired during Super Bowl XLV. His commercial work is produced through the international production company SMUGGLER. . His present age is 49 as of 2021.
Tom Hooper Career
- It was in 1997, that Tom Hooper directed episodes of the short-lived Tyne Tees Television soap opera "Quayside".
- In the same year, he directed four episodes of the series "Byker Grove" which aired on CBBC.
- From 1998 to 2000, he directed some episodes of the series "EastEnders".
- In the year 1999, he directed the comedy-drama series "Cold Feet".
- In 2001, he directed the period drama miniseries "Love in a Cold Climate."
- After a year, he directed the period drama miniseries "Daniel Deronda".
- In 2003, he directed the two-part drama miniseries, "Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness."
- In the year 2004, he made his feature film directorial debut with the drama movie "Red Dust."
- In 2005, he directed the two-part series "Elizabeth I".
- In 2006, he directed the television movie "Longford".
- In 2008, he directed the miniseries "John Adams".
- In 2010, he directed the historical drama movie "The King's Speech." The movie won four Academy Awards, including the Best Director Award, for Hooper.
- In the year 2012, he directed the musical drama movie "Les Miserables."
- In 2015, he directed the movie "The Danish Girl."
- In May 2016, it was announced that he would direct an adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical, "Cats".
- Filming commenced in November 2018 and the film, which stars Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, James Corden, Idris Elba, and Taylor Swift, was released on 20 December 2019 but was a critical and commercial failure.
- He then co-produced the original song "Beautiful Ghosts" with Lloyd Webber and Greg Wells, written by Swift and Lloyd Webber.
Awards and Achievements
- Won Academy Awards in 2011, BAFTA Film Awards in 2011 for his work in The King's Speech
- Won Golden Globe Awards for his work in Elizabeth I in 2007, Longford in 2008, John Adams in 2009, The King's Speech in 2011
- Won Primetime Emmy Awards for his work in Elizabeth I in 2006
- Won Guild Awards for his work in The King's Speech in 2010
- Won Golden Raspberry Awards for his work in Cats in 2020
- Won IFFI Special Jury Award in 2004
- Won Hollywood Award, London Film Critics Circle Award, Independent Spirit Award in 2010
How Rich is Tom Hooper?
Tom Hooper is a British successful director who has directed many films and TV series such as Quayside, EastEnders, Elizabeth I, Longford, Cats, Les Miserables, and more during his career timeline. As of 2022, the net worth of Tom is estimated to have $20 million. His main source of wealth comes from the film directing profession and he is making his annual income in millions of dollars at present. The King's Speech that landed Hooper an Oscar made a staggering $414.2 Million at the box office with a budget of $15 Million. Moreover, he has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2022 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings. People With Money reports on Sunday (September 4) that Hooper is the highest-paid director in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between August 2021 and August 2022, a nearly $20 million lead over his closest competition. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, cars, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals, and more. Today, he is living a lavish lifestyle from his earnings.
Is Tom Hooper married?
Tom Hooper was an engaged man previously but he is assumed to be single at the time of writing. He is enjoying his present life a lot focusing on his career rather than being in a relationship. His sexual orientation is straight. Previously, he was engaged to actress Tara Subkoff, but the couple called off their engagement after a year-long relationship. The couple met at the Golden Gloves in 2011. Tara later married an artist, Urs Fischer in the fall of 2014.
What is Tom Hooper Height?
Tom Hooper is a handsome filmmaker who has a tall height of 6 feet 5 inches or 1.96 m. His body weight consists of 104 Kg or 230 lbs. His body type is athletic. He has a pair of blue eyes and his hair color is light brown. He has got a healthy body as of now and he maintains his body a lot.
Trivias About Tom Hooper You Need To Know.
- His film The King's Speech (2010) was the first film of the 2010s to win the Oscar for Best Picture and his film Cats (2019) was the last film of the 2010s to win the Razzie for Worst Picture.
- His real name is Thomas George Hooper.
- He studied English at Oxford University.
- His father, Richard, is a businessman of British origin. His mother, Meredith Jean, is an author of Australian descent.