Tom Hopper

Last updated 09 January 2020

Tom Hopper

Born: Friday 25th January 1985 (age: 39)


Tom Hopper is an English actor who has appeared in several television programmmes and films including MerlinDoctor WhoCasualty and Tormented. He is best known for playing Sir Percival in the BBC series Merlin.

His next screen role will be in the Rhys Hayward WWII film Grace and Danger. The film is due for release in 2013.

Hopper 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 programmmes and films such as SaxonCasualtyKingdom and Doctors.

Hopper portrayed Marcus in Tormented, a comedy-horror film 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. It was released internationally by Pathe, on May 22, 2009 in the UK.

Hopper currently plays Sir Percival in the BBC series Merlin.