Tom Hopper, an extraordinary actor


Tom Hopper as Asbjörn in NORTHMEN - A VIKING SAGA
Tom Hopper at TORMENTED premiere, source zimbio
Tom Hopper at TORMENTED premiere, source zimbio

It’s all in his eyes. One of the reasons why Tom Hopper has been cast for the role of Asbjörn in NORTHMEN – A VIKING SAGA is the boy behind the man, says Swiss director Claudio Fäh: “It’s a blessing to have Tom Hopper starring as the hero Asbjörn. Beneath this massive, well-trained body there’s a boy with delicate features and a big loyalty. He’s a mountain of a man, but his eyes are very soft, and that makes Asbjörn the perfect leader of the Vikings.”

Tom Hopper was born 1985 in Coalville, Leicestershire, UK. He studied acting at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, and (I’m repeating myself, I know): This here is a theatre man – somehow the experience with a live audience shapes an actor differently from what TV and film alone do. However, the TV-series MERLIN in which he played Sir Percival made Tom Hopper known to a broader public. Films like TORMENTED, COLD (written and directed by Eoin Macken) and drama series BLACK SAILS are adding to his fame. Hopper is 1,96 metres tall. loves Rugby and is a regular at the Gym  – and then there are those eyes …

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I see, I like, I write ... mostly about cinema and actors, but also about politics or economy. In English, auf Deutsch, på svenska. This ORF trained news journalist (TV, radio), who has also worked in corporate publishing for international brands and written/edited tons of magazines, has become a blogger out of passion.

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