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Tom Hooper

Tom Hooper is an Academy Award-winning director, renowned for his masterful storytelling. Notably versatile, he effortlessly transitions between historical dramas, musicals, and commercials, adeptly capturing emotionality through distinctive camera styles tailored to each successive work he takes on.

Born in London, Hooper’s early successes directing shorts, plays, and TV productions set the stage for his meteoric rise with the BAFTA-nominated ITV drama “Cold Feet,” a defining moment that heralded the emergence of a visionary filmmaker. His forays into miniseries, like “Elizabeth,” earned three Golden Globes and nine Emmy Awards, while “Longford” epitomized a remarkable convergence of talent, with Jim Broadbent and Samantha Morton earning Golden Globes and the production securing the esteemed Best TV Film accolade.

Hooper’s groundbreaking “John Adams” swept the Golden Globes claiming an unprecedented thirteen Emmys, while “The King’s Speech” about King George VI’s journey to overcome a speech impediment solidified his impact, securing four Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture. With “Les Miserables,” Hooper crafted an opus of emotive intensity that garnered eight Academy Award nominations and transcendent acclaim, and “The Danish Girl” earned four nominations, elevating the cinematic landscape with unyielding audacity.

When not directing award winning feature films and television, Tom brings his directorial prowess to adland, where his voice breathes vitality into campaigns for the world’s most prestigious clients. His three and a half minute epic “A Christmas Love Story” for The National Lottery played globally, with the full length version airing in cinemas. The spot received numerous awards including a Cannes Lion, AICP, and D&AD award, among others. Hooper’s “Drama vs. Reality” campaign masterfully relaunched ITV’s streaming service, as actor Jason Watkins attempts to poison Love Island star Kem Cetinay, expertly playing with the tension between the channel’s two most prominent content streams – high-end drama and reality TV.

Most recently, Tom’s “Me, My Autism, and I” for Vanish, served as a powerful catalyst for conversations around autism, particularly among girls who are three times less likely to receive a diagnosis than boys. Featuring a real family, the spot’s impact was duly recognized, earning two Cannes Lions and multiple D&AD awards, in addition to the esteemed Channel 4 Diversity in Advertising Award in the UK, further demonstrating Tom’s commitment to amplifying the voices of underrepresented communities.

As a steadfast champion of creativity, Hooper continues to forge new horizons leaving an enduring mark on film, TV, and commercials with every project he undertakes. His unrivaled empathy and focus on craft is pervasive in all facets of his work, cementing his legacy as a visionary storyteller.