Date of Birth : Aug 25th 1957
Tom Hollander was born and raised in Oxford, Oxfordshire and attended the Dragon School and then Abingdon School. As a youngster, he was a member of the National Youth Theatre and the National Youth Music Theatre(then known as The Children’s Music Theatre). In 1981, at fourteen years of age, he was awarded the lead role in a BBC dramatization of Leon Garfield’s John Diamond. He read English at Selwyn College, Cambridge while actively participating in the many extracurricular theatre activities that Cambridge University offers. He was a member of the Footlights and the president of the Marlowe Society. Fellow student Sam Mendes directed him in several plays while they were at Cambridge, including a critically acclaimed production of Cyrano de Bergerac. After graduating from university and failing to secure a place at a drama school, he found work in theatre nevertheless.