Tom Hollander is a well-loved and well-respected British actor, best known for his role as Lord Cutler Beckett in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. His other film credits include Mission: Impossible – Rouge Nation, Muppets Most Wanted, The Invisible Woman, About Time, Hanna, The Soloist, In the Loop, Valkyrie, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Gosford Park, Enigma and Pride & Prejudice, for which he received the Evening Standard Film Awards Comedy Award and the London Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Award.
In 2010, Hollander and writer James Wood co-created the TV series Rev., which won a BAFTA in 2011 for Best Situation Comedy. A second season aired in the UK on BBC Two in 2011 and a third season in 2014. Other TV credits include BBC hit The Thick of It, Desperate Romantics, Headcases, John Adams, Freezing, The Company, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Wives and Daughters and Cambridge Spies, for which he received the FIPA D’or Grand Prize for best actor.
Hollander began his career in theatre, winning the 1992 Ian Charleson Award for his performance in The Way of the World at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. Other theatrical performances include As You Like It for Cheek by Jowl, The Government Inspector and Tartuffe at the Almeida Theatre and Landscape with Weapon at the Royal National Theatre.