Biography

Unlike some Englishmen who have been known to play against type (portraying Americans et al.), unconventionally attractive British actor Tom Hollander banked off of his Anglo roots and accent by building up an impressive resumé of English characterizations, Cockney and otherwise. He earned some of his first screen credits on the cult sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, then moved quickly into feature work, hitting both highs (Gosford Park, Pride & Prejudice) and lows (Paparazzi) -- though nearly always in supporting capacities. In 2007, Hollander essayed memorable roles as Sir Aymas in the Cate Blanchett period film Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Cutler Beckett in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced farce Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi