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British actor Mark Strong, 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.

MOVIE CREDITS:
2005: Mussawi - Syriana
2007: Pinbacker - Sunshine
1999: Steve - Fever Pitch
2001: Dusty Miller - To End All Wars
2007: Septimus - Stardust
2009: Lord Blackwood - Sherlock Holmes
2005: Sorter - Revolver
2010: Godfrey - Robin Hood
2010: Frank D'Amico - Kick-Ass
2008: Hani - Body of Lies
1996: Mr. Knightley - Emma
2006: Wictred - Tristan & Isolde
2008: Bouhler - Good
2008: Finn - Babylon A.D.
2008: Manny Miesel - Flashbacks of a Fool
2008: Archy - RockNRolla
1999: Frank - Elephant Juice
2009: Dr. Niel Barnard - Endgame
2011: Sinestro - Green Lantern
2009: Sir John Conroy - The Young Victoria
2011: Clive Cornell - The Guard
2010: Andrei Khabarov - The Way Back
2006: Louis - Scenes of a Sexual Nature
2011: Guern - The Eagle
2011: Jim Prideaux - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
2012: Matai Shang - John Carter
2003: Duke of Norfolk - Henry VIII
2002: Ian - Heartlands
1996: Brand - Sharpe's Mission
2013: Jacob Sternwood - Welcome to the Punch
2013: Sultan Amar - Black Gold
1999: Terry - Births Marriages and Deaths
2012: George - Zero Dark Thirty
2013: Heraclio (voice) - Justin and the Knights of Valour
2012: Heroes and Demons
2001: Antonio Gabrieli - Superstition
2013: Robert Seymour - Blood
2013: Max Rosenthal - Closer to the Moon
2014: Dr. Nash - Before I Go to Sleep
2014: John Washington - Mindscape
1993: Policeman - Century
2014: Stewart Menzies - The Imitation Game
1999: Dave Summers - The Man with Rain in His Shoes
2005: Andy Spader - Walk Away and I Stumble
2016: Captain William D. Stanaforth - Approaching the Unknown
2005: Toby Crackit - Oliver Twist
2008: Nick - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
2003: Arthur - It's All About Love
1994: Kenny - Captives
2015: Hamish Mycroft / Merlin - Kingsman: The Secret Service
2006: Frank Agnew - Low Winter Sun
2001: Doug - The Martins
2001: Ferdinand - Hotel
1999: István Sors - Sunshine
2003: Dad - Some Place Safe
2009: The Odds
2002: Pete - Falling Apart
2015: Eddie - National Theatre Live: A View from the Bridge
2017: Max Vernon - 6 Days
2015: Narrator - Arsenal Invincibles
2014: Nosferatu - Nosferatu in Love
2015: Himself - Narrator (voice) - Unity
2013: Himself - Narrator - The Great Martian War 1913 - 1917
2016: Agent Sebastian Grimsby - Grimsby
2017: Hamish Mycroft / Merlin - Kingsman: The Golden Circle
2002: Dr. Tolkin - Fields of Gold
2016: Conor Cruise O'Brien - The Siege of Jadotville
2016: Rodolfo Schmidt - Miss Sloane
1998: Father - Spoonface Steinberg
2018: Werner Heisenberg - The Catcher Was a Spy
2016: Narrator (voice) - The Day Hitler Died
2015: Himself - Kingsman: The Secret Service Revealed
Emmanuel - The Sea Change
2019: Doctor Thaddeus Bodog Sivana - Shazam!
2000: Michael Mitcham - Trust
2018: Gunnar Sorensson - Stockholm
2018: narrator - România neîmblânzită
The Forgiven
2019: Bond 25

TV CREDITS:
2001: Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
1996: Tosker Cox - Our Friends in the North
2002: Len Davies - The Jury
1993: Sharpe
1988: This Morning
1984: The Bill
1991: Insp. Larry Hall - Prime Suspect
1992: Between the Lines
1987: Inspector Morse
2000: Oblonsky - Anna Karenina
2004: Harry Starks - The Long Firm
2011: OK! TV
1999: Births Marriages and Deaths
2012: Nosferatu - Playhouse Presents
2013: Frank Agnew - Low Winter Sun
1988: After Henry
1995: Band of Gold
1995: Kavanagh QC
2018: Max Easton - Deep State
1993: 2nd TV Producer - The Buddha of Suburbia
2003: Henry VIII