Mark Strong (II)

Mark Strong (II)

Highest Rated: 94% The Guard (2011)

Lowest Rated: 6% Babylon A.D. (2008)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: London, England, UK

With a handsome visage, but also slightly gaunt and stark features that could suggest menace or intensity at the drop of a hat, raven-haired Englishman Mark Strong essayed a long and surprisingly diverse list of character roles throughout the 1990s and 2000s; many played perfectly off of these physical attributes. Early in his career, Strong remained almost exclusively in Britain, for such efforts as Captives (1994) , Sharpe's Mission (1996), Emma (1997), and Fever Pitch (1997). In time, however, the actor went transcontinental, turning up in fare as diverse as the István Szabó epic drama Sunshine (1999) and American indie helmer Mike Figgis' 2001 Hotel -- thus showcasing his own versatility. Strong's role choice during this period also suggested a strong predilection for cinematizations of classics, from Henry VIII (2003) to Tristan & Isolde (2005). He gained heightened recognition among U.S. audiences (particularly young viewers) in 2007, when he played Septimus, the one of the many heirs to the throne of Stormhold, in Matthew Vaughn's wondrous fantasy Stardust.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
89% 1917 Captain Smith 2020
69% Stockholm Gunnar Sorensson 2019
90% Shazam! Dr. Thaddeus Sivana 2019
No Score Yet The Forgiven Actor 2019
No Score Yet The Day We Walked On The Moon Actor 2019
32% The Catcher Was A Spy Werner Heisenberg 2018
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle Merlin $99.8M 2017
63% 6 Days Actor 2017
76% Miss Sloane Rodolfo Schmidt $3.5M 2016
43% Approaching the Unknown Captain William D. Stanaforth 2016
38% The Brothers Grimsby Agent Sebastian Butcher 2016
64% The Siege of Jadotville Conor Cruise O'Brien 2016
46% Closer To The Moon Max Rosenthal 2015
74% Kingsman: The Secret Service Merlin $119.5M 2015
90% The Imitation Game Stewart Menzies 2014
37% Before I Go to Sleep Dr. Nasch 2014
33% Anna John Washington 2014
55% Blood Robert Seymour 2013
48% Welcome to the Punch Jacob Sternwood $7.3K 2013
11% Day of the Falcon Sultan Amar 2013
91% Zero Dark Thirty George $95.8M 2013
No Score Yet The Great Martian War 1913 - 1917 Actor 2013
13% Justin and the Knights of Valour Heraclio 2013
52% John Carter Matai Shang $73.1M 2012
83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Jim Prideaux $20.3M 2011
94% The Guard Clive Cornell $5.4M 2011
26% Green Lantern Sinestro $116.7M 2011
40% The Eagle Guern $19.5M 2011
74% The Way Back Khabarov $2.6M 2011
No Score Yet Japan Tsunami: How It Happened Actor 2011
43% Robin Hood Godfrey $105.3M 2010
76% Kick-Ass Frank D'Amico $20.1M 2010
No Score Yet Our Friends in the North Actor 2010
No Score Yet VIPs Actor 2010
69% Sherlock Holmes Lord Blackwood $208.8M 2009
76% The Young Victoria Conroy $11M 2009
71% Endgame Dr. Neil Barnard 2009
55% Body of Lies Hani $39.4M 2008
32% Good Bouhler 2008
60% RocknRolla Archie $5.7M 2008
6% Babylon A.D. Finn $22.5M 2008
38% Flashbacks of a Fool Mannie Miesel 2008
78% Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Nick $12.3M 2008
77% Stardust Septimus $38.3M 2007
76% Sunshine Pinbacker $3.8M 2007
40% Scenes of a Sexual Nature Actor 2006
31% Tristan & Isolde Wictred $14.6M 2006
73% Syriana Mussawi $50.9M 2005
15% Revolver Sorter $42.3K 2005
61% Oliver Twist Toby Crackit $2M 2005
19% It's All About Love Arthur 2004
No Score Yet Henry VIII Actor 2003
41% Hotel Ferdinand 2003
62% To End All Wars Dusty 2002
60% Heartlands Ian 2002
No Score Yet Jury Actor 2002
No Score Yet Superstition Actor 2001
No Score Yet The Martins (The Tosspots) Doug 2001
74% Sunshine Istvan Sors 2000
No Score Yet Births, Marriages and Deaths Actor 1999
No Score Yet Elephant Juice Frank 1999
29% The Man with Rain in His Shoes (Twice Upon a Yesterday) Dave Summers 1998
50% Fever Pitch Steve 1997
No Score Yet Sharpe's Mission Brand 1996
25% Captives Kenny 1996
88% Jane Austen's Emma Mr. Knightley 1996
No Score Yet Century Policeman 1993

TV

Credit
88% The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
2019
Ordon 2019
No Score Yet Deep State
2018
Max Easton 2019
2018
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2016
2015
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2004
Narrator 2015
2005
41% Low Winter Sun
2013
Det. Frank Agnew 2013
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Stiva Len Davies Mr. Knightley Dep. Chief Supt. Larry Hall Prince Stpehen Oblonsky Duke of Norfolk Dr. Niel Barnard Det. Chief Supt. Larry Hall 2009
2004
2003
2001
1997
No Score Yet The Long Firm
2005
Harry Starks 2005
No Score Yet Our Friends in the North
1996
100% Prime Suspect
1991-2006
Insp. Larry Hall Det. Chief Supt. Larry Hall
86% Temple
2019
Daniel Milton Executive Producer

QUOTES FROM Mark Strong (II) CHARACTERS

Frank D'Amico says: You ruined my buisness! You killed every single fucking guy in my payroll! God, I wish I had a son like you.Time for a family reunion.

Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass says: Hey, why don't you pick on someone your own size?

Matai Shang says: On every host planet it always plays out exactly the same way. Populations rise, societies divide, wars spread. And all the while, the neglected planet, slowly fades.

Pinbacker says: For seven years, I spoke with god. He told me to take you all to heaven.

Archy says: Ask no questions, hear no lies.

Pinbacker says: This is Pinbacker... Commander of Icarus I. We have abandoned our mission. Our sun is dying. All our science, all our hopes, our genes, are foolish!

Dave says: I basically grow plants and food. You make people grow. That's more rewarding.

Archy says: People ask the question... what's a RocknRolla? And I tell 'em - it's not about drums, drugs, and hospital drips, oh no. There's more there than that, my friend. We all like a bit of the good life - some the money, some the drugs, others the sex game, the glamour, or the fame. But a RocknRolla, oh, he's different. Why? Because a real RocknRolla wants the fucking lot.

Matai Shang says: We do not cause the destruction of a world, Captain Carter. We simply manage it. Feed off it, if you like.

Archy says: You'll never sing the same if your teeth ain't your own.

Blackwood says: I warned you Holmes, to accept that this was beyond your control, beyond what your rational mind can comprehend.

Sherlock Holmes says: What a busy afterlife you're having.

Hani says: Insa.

Prince Auda says: I came here as an Emissary

Prince Auda says: I came here as an Emissary.

Sultan Amar says: Who's Emissary of peace ?

Sultan Amar says: Who's Emissary of peace?

Sultan Amar says: Is that why you come with Nesiby solders ?

Sultan Amar says: Is that why you come with Nesiby solders?

Francis Sheehy says: Let's get the fook outta here Clive!

Clive Cornell says: Kidding me? This is better than fucking Christmas!!

Clive Cornell says: Kidding me? This is better than fucking Christmas!

Clive Cornell says: Where the fuck did you find those men?

Francis Sheehy says: Uuuh... I put n' ad. in the paper sayin' 'Henchmen Wanted"

Francis Sheehy says: Uuuh... I put n' ad. in the paper sayin' 'Henchmen Wanted'.

Sherlock Holmes says: There was never any magic, only conjuring tricks. The simplest involved paying people off, like the prison guard who pretended to be possessed outside your cell. You reputation and the inmates' fear did the rest. Others required more elaborate preparations, like the sandstone slap that covered your tomb. You had it broken before the burial and put together using a mild adhesive. An acient egypcian recipe, I believe. Mixture of egg and honey. Designed to be washed away by the rain. Arranging for your father to drag in his own bathtub required more modern science. Very clever of Reordan to find a paralytic that was activated by the combination of copper and water, and was therefore undetectable once the bathtub water was drained. It put up quite a challenge for me, had he not also tested it in some unfortunate amphibians. The death of Standish was a real mystery, until you used the same compund to blow up the warf. And oddoreless, tasteless, flamable liquid. Yet it burned with an unusual tick issue. Did Standish mistake it for rain as he entered the temple? All it took was a spark. A single rigged bullet in his gun. Ingenious. Like all great preformers, you saved your piece-de-resistránce for the end. A chemical weapon, distrilled from cyanide and refined in the bellies of swyne. Had it worked, your followers in Parliament would have watched unharmed as their colleagues were dying around them. They had no way of knowing you had given them the antidote. Instead they would have believed it was magic and that you had harnessed the ultimate power. And the world would have followed, fear being the most powerful weapon of all. The devil's due a soul, I'd say.

Blackwood says: For Godssakes, Holmes, cut me loose!

Sherlock Holmes says: First, the world will see you for what you are. A fraud. And then you'll be hanged, properly this time.

Blackwood says: There's a long journey from here to the rope... [falls to his death]

John Carter says: [Stares at the balcony of the palace after the battle, and holds the medallion, with Woola right next to him] John Carter of Earth. [Turns to Woola] John Carter of Mars sounds much better. [He throws the medallion far away, Woola growls]

Matai Shang says: [Materializes right next to him] Your move Earth man. Jarsoom. [He grabs Carter and a flash of blue light occurs]

John Carter says: [Wakes up in the cave covered in a crust of dust] No, no, no. [Crawls to the medallion symbol carved into the cave wall, and places his hand] Barsoom, Barsoom.

Edgar Rice Burroughs says: [Reading aloud, and staring at Mars in the night sky] Like a fool I had thrown away my medallion. I am fifty million miles away from my true home, with no possible way to bridge the distance. Then I recalled Matai Shang, how he knew where I had come from. There must be a Thern presence on Earth. The cave was proof of that, I knew what I had to use the gold for. For ten bitter years I searched the world, for any mention of the Therns. I long suspected that the Therns were observing me. I could only trust myself. My searches were fruitless, for many years. Until a few months ago when I found it. That is why my sudden death occurred, and why you have been given everything. I need someone to guard my body on Earth, or my copy will die on Mars. The Therns my have already destroyed my body while you finish reading this last sentence. [He drops the book and runs to John's crypt]

Matai Shang says: We do not cause the destruction of a world, Captain Carter. We simply manage it. Feed off it, if you like. It is a game we have been playing since the beginning of Barsoom. We will continue to play it long after Earth ends. [He gloats to a supposedly defeated John Carter]

John Carter says: Who are you?

Thark Bookie says: American.

Thark Bookie says: Who are you, sir?

Matai Shang says: Sir? Definitively the South. The Carolinas perhaps? No, Virginia. It's a lovely place.

John Carter says: You know Virginia?

Matai Shang says: Not as well as I should.

Matai Shang says: We do not cause the destruction of a world, Captain Carter. We simply manage it. Feed off it, if you like.

Jim Prideaux says: What are you good at?

Bill Roach says: Nothing, sir

Jim Prideaux says: You´re a good watcher, though, eh? Us loners always are.

Jim Prideaux says: You're a good watcher, though, eh? Us loners always are.

Mussawi says: (Bob is tied to a chair with his hands on a table) Bob, your gonna give me the names of everyone who has taken money from you. (He pulls a fingernail from Bob's hand with a plier) Oh, that is disgusting.

Mussawi says: [Bob is tied to a chair with his hands on a table] Bob, your gonna give me the names of everyone who has taken money from you. [he pulls a fingernail from Bob's hand with a plier] Oh, that is disgusting.

Robby Barnes says: Jimmy, your not one of those Koran thumpers.

Mussawi says: My name is Mussawi. (He pulls another fingernail from Bob. He then throws water at Bob's face and begins punching him violently in the face) You fucking fuck, stupid fuck, what the fuck! This is a fucking war! Your a P.O.fucking W! Give me the fucking names! (Bob hits his head against the ground, still tied to the chair) Fuck it. (In Arabic) I'm cutting his fucking head off. (He grabs a knife and kneels down to bob's head) I'm gonna cut your head off Bob.

Mussawi says: My name is Mussawi. [he pulls another fingernail from Bob. He then throws water at Bob's face and begins punching him violently in the face] You fucking fuck, stupid fuck, what the fuck! This is a fucking war! Your a P.O.fucking W! Give me the fucking names! [Bob hits his head against the ground, still tied to the chair] Fuck it. [in Arabic] I'm cutting his fucking head off. [he grabs a knife and kneels down to bob's head] I'm gonna cut your head off Bob.

Blackwood says: Death is only the beginning.

Blackwood says: Death... is only the beginning.

Pinbacker says: "At the end of time, a moment will come when just one man remains. Then the moment will pass. Man will be gone. There will be nothing to show that we were ever here... but stardust. "

Pinbacker says: At the end of time, a moment will come when just one man remains. Then the moment will pass. Man will be gone. There will be nothing to show that we were ever here... but stardust.

Frank D'Amico says: A bazooka?

Huge Goon says: (looks at him)

Huge Goon says: [looks at him]

Frank D'Amico says: .. ok.

Frank D'Amico says: Okay.

Frank D'Amico says: "Mommy, I want a Kick-Ass party!" Dumb little fucks!

Frank D'Amico says: [in falsetto voice] Mommy, I want to have a Kick-Ass party! Dumb little fucks!

Sinestro says: You cannot succeed, you will die Hal Jordan.

Hal Jordan/Green Lantern says: Then I'll die trying.

Frank D'Amico says: I want to send a public service announcement that being a superhero is bad for your health.

Frank D'Amico says: I gotta send a public service message to the people out there that being a superhero is bad for your health.

Paul Ashworth says: Leave it up to Arsenal to score one goal when they need two.

Steve says: You want them to score the second goal before they score the first?

Pinbacker says: Neither did I. But you will find Him, in the sunshine.

Hani says: This is unusual. Your Ed Hoffman would rather have less information than share what he has with me.

Pinbacker says: Are you an angel? Has the time come? I've been waiting so long.