Tom Hopper

Thomas Edward Hopper (born 28 January 1985) is an English actor who has appeared in several television programmes and films including MerlinDoctor WhoCasualty and Tormented. He starred in the 2016 film Kill Ratio.

Hopper was born in Coalville, Leicestershire. He went to Ashby School, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. He studied acting at Rose Bruford College, graduating with an honours degree in 2006. His theatre roles while at Rose Bruford included The TempestThe Way of the WorldColliers Friday Night, and Festen. Since graduating, he gained roles in which he was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature and Initiation (Max Q Film) in 2007.


Hopper was cast in As You Like It at the Watford Palace Theatre and has appeared in various television programmes and films such as SaxonCasualtyKingdom and Doctors. Hopper portrayed Marcus in a comedy-horror film, Tormented about a bullied teenager who comes back from the dead to take revenge on his classmates. The film was made by BBC Films, Slingshot & Forward Films and was released internationally by Pathe, on 22 May 2009 in the UK. Hopper played Sir Percival in the BBC series Merlin. On 3 June 2012, he appeared as himself on the game show Deal or No Deal, opening a box for a celebrity special involving his friends, pop band McFly. He stars in the feature film “Cold”. [1] filmed in Ireland in 2012 and due to be released at festivals in 2013. Hopper has become the first actor to join new Starz series Black Sails. The pirate drama – exec produced by Michael Bay – serves as a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. He joined the cast of HBO’s Game of Thrones in its seventh season.


Tom has provided his image to causes supporting awareness of colon cancer screenings and treatment, as well as other cancers that are male specific such as testicular and penile cancer. At the same time he affirms his heterosexuality he embraces his gay friends and fan base.


Hopper was voted Expert Choice by The Stage at the Rose Bruford Acting Showcase June 2006.