Tom Hooper won an Academy Award for directing The King’s Speech (MVFF 2010), which was nominated for 12 Oscars and also won Best Picture, Best Actor (Colin Firth), and Best Original Screenplay. Hooper was a Directors Guild of America Award nominee for Les Misérables (2012), which was nominated for eight Academy Awards. Among his other features as director are The Damned United (2009) and Red Dust (2004). He won Golden Globe Awards three years in a row for his HBO mini-series Elizabeth I (2005), Longford (2006), and John Adams (2008) and won an Emmy Award for directing Elizabeth I. His television work also includes Prime Suspect 6 (2003), Daniel Deronda (2002), and the miniseries Love in a Cold Climate (2001). At age 18, he wrote, directed, and produced the short film Painted Faces (1992), which premiered at the London Film Festival. At Oxford University, he directed theater productions starring his contemporaries Kate Beckinsale and Emily Mortimer, and directed his first television commercials. Hooper’s first film, Runaway Dog, was made when he was 13 years old, and shot on a Clockwork 16 mm Bolex camera, using 100 feet of film.