If you are a fan of crime and fantasy series, you have probably watched “Sleepy Hollow” or “Watchmen”, in which case you are familiar with the blue-eyed actor Tom Mison. How much do you really know about this actor, who is considered to be one of the hottest English actors by many? Who is the woman who won him over?
Early life and Education
Thomas James Mison was born on 23 July 1982 in Woking, Surrey, England, where he was raised. He went to Hurtwood House, an independent boarding school and sixth form located in Dorking, Surrey, which specializes in music and drama.
After matriculating from it in 2001, he went to one of the leading drama schools in Britain, the Webber-Douglas Academy, from which he graduated in 2004. While there, he was rewarded with the Sir John Gielgud Trust Award for excellence in studies. His best friend there was actor and writer Rupert Friend. After being encouraged by one of his professors to work on period pieces, in 2001 Mison was a part of the Young Conservatory program held by the American Conservatory Theatre, portraying a British soldier in Timothy Mason’s “Time on Fire”, which was performed at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre and London’s National Theatre.
Mison started acting in theatre as soon as he graduated, and one of his first performances was in Trevor Nunn’s production of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, in which he portrayed Fortinbras. Two years later, he portrayed Frederick in the “Les Enfants du Paradis”, which was performed at the Arcola Theatre – his performance was called ‘memorable’ by The Evening Standard and ‘glowing’ by The Guardian.
In 2008, he was in the simple8’s production of “The Living Unknown Soldier”, and he portrayed the main character George Tesman in “Hedda”, performed at the Gate Theatre. The following year he was part of Andrew Bovell’s play “When the Rain Stops”, which ran at the Almeida Theatre.
In 2010 he appeared as Jason Leighton-Masters in Laura Wade’s “Posh” at the Royal Court Theatre, a performance awarded four stars by The Daily Telegraph’s critic, Charles Spenser. The play was revived in 2012, when it was performed at the Duke of York’s Theatre located in the City of Westminster, London, England. In 2011, Mison portrayed Prince Hal in plays “Henry IV, Part 1” and “Henry IV, Part 2”, both of which ran at the Theatre Royal, Bath.
Mison took a few years-long break from theatre acting in 2012 and didn’t come back on stage until February 2018, when he was cast as Fainall in William Cogreve’s Restoration comedy entitled “The Way of the World”, played in the Donmar Warehouse in London.
Apart from acting, Mison is also a writer, and has written several monologues played in the UK theatres. Some of the titles include “Bounded”, “The Life Man of Portland Mews” and “Wood”.
Film and TV Career
Mison’s debut on TV was in 2005, when he had small roles in movies “Mysterious Island” and “A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets”. The following year he was in the French film “L’entente cordiale”, and in the comedy film “Venus”. He also portrayed the supporting role of Ben Sixsmith in TV series “The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard”, and then James Corden in the comedy film “Heroes and Villains”.
In 2007 he made a guest appearance in the TV series “Secret Diary of a Call Girl”, and the following year was in an episode of the crime TV series inspired by Agatha Christie’s novel, “Poirot”, starring David Suchet and Hugh Fraser. He was also cast as Mr. Bingley in the short fantasy adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice”, called “Lost in Austen”.
Mison portrayed Barath in the short film “The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers” that aired in 2009, which was created by him and Rupert Friend and co-stars Keira Knightley. In 2010, he had a small role in an episode of the TV series “New Tricks”, and appeared in the short film “Steve”.
The following year, he was in several movie titles, including “One Day” and “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”, in which he acted alongside Emily Blunt and Ewan Mc Gregor.
In 2012, Mison was cast alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in a short TV series about a love triangle between a socialite’s wife, an English aristocrat and a young suffragette, called “Parade’s End”. In 2013, he was cast in feature films “Jadoo” and “Dead Cat”.
Mison landed the starring role of Ichabod Crane in the famous Fox TV crime series “Sleepy Hollow”; his portrayal of a resurrected time traveler brought him worldwide fame and a huge fan base, as he appeared in every episode of the show until it ended in 2017.
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During this time, he made a short appearance in the film “The Riot Club”, and portrayed Ichabod Crane in another TV crime series, “Bones”.
Mison portrayed Quentin in three episodes of the TV Series “Four Weddings and a Funeral” in 2019. He was then cast as Mr. Phillips, also known as Game Warden, in “Watchmen”, a TV series adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name. He was the part of the first season’s main cast, together with big names such as Jeremy Irons and Regina King. Mison even had a full nudity scene, but insisted that what is seen in the show is not his body part and that he had a body double for that act.
Mison is a married man, having tied the knot with actress Charlotte Coy in 2014. Coy acted in a few feature films, including “Hell’s Pavement”, “Punny Earthlings” and “Bus Stop”. She also did some dialog writing for the short film “Canbury”. As of June 2020 the couple doesn’t have any kids.
Mison’s great aunt was in the circus with the famous actor Charles Chaplin, as well as the owner of the old pub in London that had a vaudeville theatre right above it.
While being flat mate with Rupert Friend, the duo moved every six months so they could explore as many London neighborhoods as possible.
Mison doesn’t have an official profile on any of the social media platforms, despite there being a lot of his fan pages.
Tom Mison has acted in several high-grossing TV series and films, as well as having a fruitful career in theatre. All of this has earned him an estimated net worth of $4 million, as of mid-2020.
Mison stands at a height of 6ft 1in (1.85m) and weighs around 165lbs (75kgs). He has brown hair, and is easily recognized by his light blue eyes.