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Although he may not be a household name to American audiences, Mark Strong is a familiar face in his native England -- known both for his strong stage work (including a Lawrence Olivier Award-nominated performance in a 2003 production of "Twelfth Night") and his many TV appearances (including "Prime Suspect 3" and "Prime Suspect 6").

Born Aug. 30, 1963, in London to Italian and Austrian parents, Strong set out to study law in college but soon shifted gears and focused on drama instead. After studying at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Strong began to land roles on TV and in stage productions.

In the late 1990s, Strong's film career took off with notable turns in movies such as Fever Pitch (opposite Colin Firth) and Sunshine. With later movies such as 2005's Oliver Twist and Syriana, Strong is becoming a recognizable presence on this side of the Atlantic as well.

Mark Strong in Miss Sloane

Miss Sloane

2016 R

In this gripping thriller that exposes the dog-eat-dog world of Capitol Hill lobbyists, political strategist Elizabeth Sloane is determined to push through legislation enacting tougher gun control, regardless of the personal or professional cost.

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  • Mark Strong in John Carter John Carter
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  • Mark Strong in Green Lantern Green Lantern
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  • Mark Strong in Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes
  • Mark Strong in The Brothers Grimsby The Brothers Grimsby
  • Mark Strong in Stardust Stardust
  • Mark Strong in The Eagle The Eagle
  • Mark Strong in Sunshine Sunshine
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  • Mark Strong in Kick-Ass Kick-Ass
  • Mark Strong in Tristan & Isolde Tristan & Isolde
  • Mark Strong in Blood Blood
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  • Mark Strong in Day of the Falcon Day of the Falcon
  • Mark Strong in RocknRolla RocknRolla
  • Mark Strong in The Guard The Guard
  • Mark Strong in Babylon A.D. Babylon A.D.
  • Mark Strong in Robin Hood Robin Hood
  • Mark Strong in Revolver Revolver
  • Mark Strong in Body of Lies Body of Lies
  • Mark Strong in Anna Anna
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  • Mark Strong in Closer to the Moon Closer to the Moon
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  • Mark Strong in Oliver Twist Oliver Twist
  • Mark Strong in Fever Pitch Fever Pitch
  • Mark Strong in Good Good
  • Mark Strong in Flashbacks of a Fool Flashbacks of a Fool
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  • Mark Strong in It's All About Love It's All About Love
  • Mark Strong in Scenes of a Sexual Nature Scenes of a Sexual Nature
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