Tom Mison is a British writer, voice artist, and actor, perhaps most famous for his acclaimed portrayal of Ichabod Crane in the fantasy drama, “Sleepy Hollow,” which premiered in September 2013 and aired for four seasons until 2017.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Thomas James ‘Tom’ Mison hails from Surrey, England, and was born under the Leo zodiac sign on 23 July 1982, which makes him 40-years-old as of 2022. He was brought up in Woking, Surrey, but hasn’t revealed the names of his parents to the media; he grew up with a knack for acting.
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Thomas attended independent boarding school Hurtwood House situated in Dorking, Surrey to study drama. He subsequently enrolled in Webber-Douglas Academy, a well-known British drama school, in 2001 and graduated in 2004. He was excellent at his studies at the latter school, which saw him rewarded with the Sir John Gielgud Trust Award.
Interesting Facts and Hobbies
Tom and his flatmate Rupert Friend, whom he met at Webber-Douglas Academy, were very keen on exploring London neighborhoods and would relocate to a new area every six months.
Mison’s best-loved actor is Bryan Cranston, who is praised for his starring role of Walter White in the crime-drama series “Breaking Bad”; he once admitted that he’s his greatest inspiration.
Tom is a history fanatic who was very intrigued by the History subject as a student. He believes that history sparks imagination, which is very essential for every actor.
Tom began appearing on the stage as soon as he finished his studies – his first role was as Fortinbras in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” which was produced by Trevor Nunn.
His portrayal of Frederick in the play “Les Enfants du Paradis,” performed at the Arcola Theater, was acclaimed by several UK Newspapers including The Guardian and The Evening Standard – the latter called his performance ‘memorable’ adding that, ‘…(Tom) is an actor we’ll be hearing of again.’ In 2008, Mison was seen in “The Living Unknown Warrior” before he landed the lead role of Tesman in the play “Hedda,” which was performed at London’s Gate Theater. In 2009, he performed in the play “When the Rain Stops” by Andrew Bovell, performed at the Almeida Theater.
2010 saw Mason appearing as Jason in the play “Posh,” which ran at the Royal Court Theater – it was revived two years later, staged at Duke of York’s Theater in London. In 2011, he appeared in the first and the second parts of “Henry IV”, performed at Theater Royal, Bath. Tom then took an hiatus from theater acting, until making a comeback in 2018 with the role of Fainall in “The Way of the World” by William Cogreve, performed in the London-based Donmar Theater.
Tom has written many monologues, such as “Wood,” “The Life Man of Portland Mews,” and “Bounded,” which are performed in UK theaters
Mason appeared in a number of films between 2005 to 2010, mainly landing support roles; his earliest appearances were in “Mysterious Island” and “A Waste of Shame: the Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets.”
In 2006, he appeared in the French movie “L’entente cordiale”, and the comedy “Venus.” 2009 saw him partnering with his former classmate Rupert Friend to write and act in the short film “The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers,” which was a dark comic fantasy about two siblings, played by the pair, who try to kill themselves on a daily basis. It also featured Keira Knightley portraying the fairy, and scooped the Best Short Comedy award at New Hampshire Film Festival (2009).
In 2012, he appeared in the short film “Steve,” which was Rupert’s directing debut, and in the same year he featured in “One Day,” which was an adaptation of the same entitled novel by David Nicholl; the film starred Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway, and was directed by Lone Scherfig.
Tom entered the limelight in 2012 for his performance in the Lasse Halstrom-directed romantic film “Salmon Fishing in Yemen”, then 2013 saw the Surrey-born star appearing in two British films, “Jadoo” and the romantic comedy “Dead Cat,” which won a Best Feature Film Award and British Lion Award for Achievement in Movie on a Low Budget, playing Tim in the Stefan Georgiou-written and directed film.
Mison made his TV debut portraying Ben Sixsmith in “The Amazing Mrs Pritchard” (2006), which premiered on BBC One. He subsequently portrayed Daniel in the first episode of the show “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” in 2007, which aired on ITV2 and on Showtime in the US. In the year that followed, he acted in the Guy Andrews-written mini-series “Lost in Austen,” which is an adaptation of the production “Pride and Prejudice.”
Mison was selected for roles in three successful British shows between 2008 to 2010: “Agatha Christie’s Poirot,” “Allegory of Love” (2009), and BBC One’s “New Tricks.”
Tom was next seen in the Emmy Award-nominated BBC Two series, “Parade’s End” in 2012, before he was cast to play one of his most notable roles in Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow,” which is inspired by “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving. The show has been nominated for dozens of awards, including Primetime Emmy and Online Film and Television Association (OFTA); in addition to Tom, the show starred Nicole Beharie, portraying Lieutenant Abbie Mills and its executive producer and co-creators were Roberto Ocri, Alex Kurtzman and Philip Iscove.
The Woking-born star wedded the former actress and writer Charlotte Coy, who is famously known for her appearances in the feature films “Bus Stop”, “Puny Earthlings,” and “Hell’s Pavement” in 2014.
Tom hails from an artistic family – his great-aunt was known for featuring with the legendary comedian the late Charlie Chaplin; she was also a well-known pub owner in London – her old pub was one floor below a vaudeville theater.
Weight, Height, and Physical Appearance
One of Tom’s most distinctive features is his light blue eyes – his hair color is brown. He is 6ft 1in (1.86m) tall and weighs approximately 165lbs (76kgs).
Having featured in many high-grossing films, theater plays, and TV series, Mison has undoubtedly amassed a decent fortune and carved a niche for himself in the entertainment world. According to authoritative sources, his net worth around $4 million as of 2022.