Tom Hopper

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Tom Hopper

Born

1/28/1985, Coalville, Leicestershire, England, UK

Birth Name

Thomas Edward Hopper

Gender

Male
6.8
out of 10
User Rating
28 votes

Biography

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After a successful start in the acting business while attending Acting School, Leicester born actor Tom Hopper has appeared in several popular television shows like Casualty, Kingdom, Doctors and Merlin as well as in a few movies like Saxon, Tormented and Grace and Danger.

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • 2013 Public Appearances:
      -June 21st-23rd, 2013: Supanova Expo, Sidney, Australia.
      -June 28th-30th, 2013: Supanova Expo, Perth, Australia.
      -May 26th, 2013: London MCM Comic Con, Excel, Royal Victoria Dock, London, UK.

    • 2012 Public Appearances:
      -November 16th-18th, 2012: Supanova Expo, Adelaide, Australia.
      -November 9th-11th, 2012: Supanova Expo, Brisbane, Australia.
      -November 3rd, 2012: The Cold Convention, Thistle City Hotel Barbican, London, UK.
      -August 3rd, 2012: Olympic Games beach volleyball competition, London, UK.
      -July 21st, 2012: Manchester MCM Expo, Manchester, UK.
      -June 2nd, 2012: Celebrity Soccer Six 2012, Burnley Football Club, Burnley.
      -May 26th, 2012: Aviva Premiership Rugby Finale Leicester Tigers vs Harlequins, The Twickenham Stoop, London.
      -May 20th, 2012: Soccer Six tournament, West Ham United FC, Upton Park, Newham, London.
      -March 31st, 2012: Birmingham MCM Expo Merlin panel with co-star Adetomiwa Edun, The Nec, Birmingham, UK.
      -March 17th, 2012: Rugby world championship 6 Nations Grand Slam final at Cardiff Stadium, Wales.
      -February 18th, 2012: Merlin panel with co-star Adetomiwa Edun, MCM Midlands Comic Con, International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, Shropshire, England, UK.
      -January 25th, 2012: National Television Awards, O2 Arena, London.
      -January 14th, 2012: I Think, Therefore filming at Leadenhall Market, London.

    • Polls:
      -2011: Digital Spy's Hottest Male #15.

    • Modelling:
      -September 8th, 2011: Gay Times Magazine photoshoot.
      -July 8th, 2010: Gay Times Magazine photoshoot.
      -September 10th, 2009: Cosmo photoshoot.

    • Other:
      -Arthur Schemmings: The Relentless Rise of a Modern Master web comedy as 'Tiny' Tony Tiny.
      -SFX 2011 Christmas message.

    • 2009 Public Appearances:
      -May 19th, 2009: Tormented UK premiere, Empire Leicester Square, London, England, UK.
      -May 13th, 2009:The Take VIP screening, Curzon Mayfair, London, England, UK.
      -May 8th, 2009: Tormented Press Interviews, London, England, UK.

    • 2008 Public Appearances:
      -December 10th, 2011: Clothes Show Live at NEC in Birmigham, England, UK.

    • Charity:
      -2011: Tom contributed with JingleBalls2011 concert at the Delfont Room Theatre in London to raise money for CancerResearch UK for testicular cancer.
      -2009: Tom contributed to raise awareness for testicular cancer with a naked photoshoot made by Cosmo.

    • Tom is professionally represented by Waring & McKenna, London.

    • 2011 public appearances:
      -December 15th, 2011: JingleBalls2011 charity concert, Delfont Room Theatre, London.
      -December 11th, 2011: Especial advanced screening of Merlin 4x12 episode with co-star Adetomiwa Edun, Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, Wales, UK.
      -December 2nd, 2011: Live at the Apollo (as Audience).
      -October 1st, 2011: BBC Breakfast with Merlin co-stars Adetomiwa Edun, Colin Morgan, Eoin Macken, Katie McGrath and Rupert Young.
      -October 2011, Ashby School, Leicestershire, UK.
      -September 29th, 2011: Live at the Apollo (as audience).
      -September 18th, 2011: T4 with Merlin co-stars Eoin Macken and Rupert Young.
      -June 5th, 2011: Celebrity Soccer Six, Burnley Stadium, Lancashire.
      -April 2011: Football match with Sully FC U12s.

    • Awards:
      -2006: Expert Choice by The Stage at the Rose Bruford Acting Showcase.


      Nominations:
      -2011 Virgin Media TV Award in the category of Hottest Male for his role of Sir Percival in Merlin.
      -2007: Nomination for The Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature and Initiation (Max Q Film).

    • Television:
      -2013 Black Sails as Billy Bones.
      -2010-2012 Merlin as Sir Percival.
      -2012 Good Cop as Andy Stockwell.
      -2012 Celebrity Deal Or No Deal as himself.
      -2010 Doctor Who (S5E1 The Eleventh Hour) as Jeff.
      -2008 Doctors (S10E118 Don't Try This at Home) as Josh Mullen.
      -2008 Kingdom (S2E3) as Soldier Brad.
      -2007 Casualty (S21E31 Stitch) as Hugh 'Chewy' Mullen.

    • Movies:
      -2013 Grace and Danger as Tanner.
      -2012 Knights of Badassdom as Gunther.
      -2012 Cold as Tim McDonnell.
      -2009 Tormented as Marcus.
      -2007 Saxon as Fishmonger 1.

    • Stage:
      -2008: As You Like It, Watford Palace Theatre (4th to the 26th April 2008) as Charles the wrestler.
      -The Tempest at the Rose Bruford College of Acting as Stefano/Alfonso.
      -Way of the World at the Rose Bruford College of Acting as Mr. Fainall.
      -A Colliers Friday Night at the Rose Bruford College of Acting as Ernest.
      -Festen at the Rose Bruford College of Acting as Kim.
      -The Caucasian Chalk Circle at the Rose Bruford College of Acting as Simon Chachava.
      -2001: Return to the Forbidden Planet, Ashby School.

    • Skills:
      -Accents & Dialects: American-Standard, Birmingham, Cockney, Leicester (native), Liverpool, RP, Scottish-Standard, Welsh-Standard, Yorkshire.
      -Languages: English (mother tongue).
      -Music & Dance: Ballad, Drums, Guitar, Period Dancing, Rock Singing
      -Sports: Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Football, Pool, Rugby, Sailing, Stage Combat, Swimming, Tennis.
      -Others: Horse riding.
      -Vehicle Licences: Car Driving Licence.

    • Education:
      -Ashby School, Leicestershire.
      -Rose Bruford College of Acting. He graduated with an honors degree in 2006.

    • Personal:
      -Tom is 6'5" (195cm), weighs 15st. 8lb. (99kg), has blue eyes and fair hair. He is right-handed.
      -Family: Mother (Teresa) and step father (David), 2 brothers (Ben and Jack) and a sister (Emily).
      -Sexual orientation: heterosexual.
      -Pets: A dog called Rufus.
      -Rugby Team: Leicester Tigers.
      -Lives in: London.
      -Injuries: Two snapped leg bonesand a dislocated ankle whilst trying to long jump at Tormented wrap party.
      -Allergies: Nuts.
      -Dream role: Lennie in Of Mice and Men.


      Favourites:
      -Food: scrambled eggs.
      -Superhero: Iron Man.
      -Merlin filming locations: Fforest Fawr and Raglan Castle.

  • Quotes

    • Tom Hopper: (About his fans) I'm really excited about meeting the fans. They seem so passionate and I get a lot of enjoyment out of talking and meeting them.

    • Tom Hopper: (About workin in Merlin) It's a really great working environment, it's a really fun place to work. And it's just not the cast, the crew are great too.

    • Tom Hopper: (About his role of Sir Percival in Merlin) He's a gentle giant, the one thing I've always said about him, he's very protective. He'll do anything for those he loves and I love that aspect about him.

    • Tom Hopper: (About landing a role in Doctor Who) It's a great honour as a young actor to be part of such a long-running, critically-acclaimed show, especially working with Matt Smith. It's crazy knowing that it has such a huge following and obviously I was really pleased to get the part in a show I've been watching since I was at school.

    • Tom Hopper: (About his classmates thinking he was gay because he chose musicals over sport at school) It never bothered me at all. Well, I'm not, but whatever.

    • Tom Hopper: (About being an actor) I think I found that when I was doing a show on a regular basis and just acting constantly that was when I was at my happiest.

    • Tom Hopper: (About Tormented) I personally don't think it's super scary, it's kind of eerie, it's definitely gory. I like to think of it as a horror comedy rather than just straight horror. I think that compared to others things that have been out in recent times, like Hostel and Saw, this has a different edge which brings a little bit more fun back to horror, which I like about it.

    • Tom Hopper: (About his character in Tormented) I have a little bit of a scrap, I'll say that, and I'm not wearing particularly many clothes when I have the scrap, and I end up with a hole somewhere. That's all I'll say.

      _______

      I saw the script: 'Full length shot of Marcus in the shower' and so I knew: oh, all off'.

    • Tom Hopper: (About seeking roles in the USA) I think any actor that wants to do films, if they don't want to go to America I personally think that's a silly choice because [...] American has a huge amount of films being made and huge budgets for films, and if you can get inside there it's literally the way to be.

    • Tom Hopper: (About visiting his hometown in Leicester) London's so busy, London's manic half the time. When you travel across London it can take two hours to get from one end of London to the other, when it actually takes me two hours to get up to Leicester. So it's not actually that big a deal for me to come up to Leicester anymore, it just feels likes I'm going to the other side of London. So it's quite nice to come home.

    • Tom Hopper: (About being tended to when he broke a leg) It was the most boring time of my life. My mum was looking after me day-in, day-out, making me lots of cups of tea and looking after my dog at the same time actually. Don't break a leg anyone. Do not break a leg. It's really boring.

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