University of Oxford, Westminster School, University College
Thomas George Hooper better known as Tom Hooper is a British film and television director. He was born on October 1, 1972 in London, United Kingdom. He is the son of Meredith Hooper and Richard Hooper. He started making short films when he was at the age of 13. While attending Oxford University he directed several plays and television commercials. In 2000s he directed major BBC costume dramasLove in a Cold Climate (2001) and Daniel Deronda (2002). In 2004 he made his feature film debut with Red Dust. In 2005 he directed historical drama Elizabeth I in 2005 and continued working for HBO on the television film Longford (2006) and in John Adams (2008). For his work he was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for Prime Suspect and John Adams, won one for Elizabeth I, and was nominated for the British Academy (BAFTA) TV Craft Award for Best Director for Longford. His film King’s Speech won multiple awards, including Best Director wins for Hooper from the Directors Guild of America and the Academy Awards and a Best Director nomination from BAFTA.