Thomas George "Tom" Hooper (born 1972) is a British-Australian director. He is known for directing a variety of lavish period pieces, starting from television miniseries like Love in a Cold Climate and Elizabeth I (2005) in the 2000s. In the late 2000s and the 2010s, he moved on to feature films like The King's Speech and The Danish Girl, including big-budget movie musicals: Les Misérables (2012) and Cats.
He has a rather distinctive shooting style that involves plenty of close-ups and unorthodox angles.
Works he has directed:
- Love in a Cold Climate (2001)
- Daniel Deronda (2002)
- Prime Suspect (series 6) (2003)
- Red Dust (2004)
- Elizabeth I (2005)
- Longford (2006)
- John Adams (2008)
- The Damned United (2009)
- The King's Speech (2010)
- Les Misérables (2012)
- The Danish Girl (2015)
- Cats (2019)
Tropes applying to his body of work:
- Dutch Angle: He's very fond of using tilted angles in his cinematography.
- Period Piece: He primarily directs period dramas, like Elizabeth I (2005) (Elizabethan England), The King's Speech (early 20th century England), The Danish Girl (1920s Denmark), and Les Misérables (2012) (19th-century France).
- Production Posse: