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Mark Sultan

Biography

Mark Sultan is becoming among the leading numbers within the Canadian garage area punk picture, cranking away high-test rock and roll & move with a small number of memorable rings in addition to creating a name for himself like a single work. Hailing from Montreal, Sultan was a preteen metallic fan having a flavor for Dark Sabbath and Iron Maiden before he was released to hardcore punk at age 12, and shifted to uncooked ’60s noises and garage area punk when he was 16. Sultan 1st started playing out when he authorized on as drummer to get a music group known as Powersquat, but his status really became popular when he helped type the Spaceshits in 1995, shifting through the drum kit towards the business lead vocal mike. The Spaceshits had been infamous in Canada for his or her raucous, outrageous concert events that sometimes flipped violent, resulting in them being prohibited from many night clubs, plus they released their 1st 7″ EP, “I’m Deceased,” in 1996. In 1997 they fallen their first full-length recording, Winter season Dance Party, with the celebrated American indie label Sympathy for the Record Market, and they documented two even more LPs prior to the music group known as it quits in 1999. In 2000, Sultan (who occasionally billed himself as “Tag Spaceshit” or “Bridge Blend”) launched a fresh music group with other previous Spaceshits, Les Sexareenos, a much less aggressive but even more raucous action whose first record, Les Live! Within the Bed, arrived that same calendar year. Sultan, who performed drums and sang in Les Sexareenos, also produced his very own indie label, Sultan Information, which distributed information by like-minded Canadian serves like the Deadly Snakes, the Scat Rag Boosters, the Daylight Fans, among others. By 2003, Les Sexareenos acquired run their training course, and Sultan started performing being a one-man music group, handling electric guitar, drums, and vocals simultaneously and calling the brand new task BBQ; BBQ’s self-titled debut record premiered through Alien Snatch Information in 2003. The entire year 2005 became very active for Sultan; the renowned underground label Bomp Information released his second BBQ LP, Connect Your Noose, while another Sultan task, the Mind Handles (with Tag on electric guitar and vocals), released their debut one, and Sultan and former Spaceshits bassist Ruler Khan started touring like a twice work and released The Ruler Khan & BBQ Display. A second Ruler Khan & BBQ Display album arrived in 2006, and in 2007 Sultan released his 1st recording under his personal name, The Sultanic Verses, accompanied by even more touring, both only and with Ruler Khan. 2 yrs later, Sultan alongside members from the Dark Lips as well as the Ruler Khan & BBQ Display joined forces to create Almighty Defenders, a gospel-tinged garage area rock supergroup. Within the single front side, 2010’s Whatever I’D LIKE and Whenever I’D LIKE (and Whatever, Whenever, an array of paths from both) as Sultan eschewed his one-man documenting style for a complete music group, featuring musicians such as for example Dan Kroha (the Gories), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), and Erin Real wood (the Spits). Sultan came back to his unique one-man-band style, in addition to his old deal with, within the 2017 recording BBQ – Tag Sultan.

Quick Facts


Full Name Mark Sultan
Profession Singer, Entrepreneur, Music Producer
Nationality Canadian
Music Groups The King Khan & BBQ Show, Almighty Defenders
Music Songs Song In Grey, I'll Be Lovin' You, Spinning Ceiling, We're Sinking, I Am the End, Tie Your Noose, If I Had A Polaroid, Misery's Upon Us, Unicorn Rainbow Odyssey, Graveyard Eyes, 100 Little Women, I Get Nothin From My Girl, Axis Abraxas, Cursed World, Mortal Man, Satisfied And Lazy, Never Coming Home, Ten of Hearts, Rock Me, Nobody but You, Blood On Your Hands, Calloused Hands, Broken Arms, I Love You So Much, Shake Real Low, Go Berserk, Je Ne Savais Pas, Not Another Day, Now You’re Gone, It’s Suicide, Knock On Wood, In Future Worlds
Albums The Sultanic Verses, Whenever I Want, Whatever I Want, $, BBQ, Whatever / Whenever


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#Fact
1 He was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best supporting Actor for his performance in Uncle Vanya at the Donmar Warehouse (London) in 2002.
2 Seems to have a passion for espionage movies as he portrayed secret service agents on several occasions: He was the head of Jordanian secret intelligence in Body of Lies (2008), a cold war era MI-6 agent in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), a CIA agent in Zero Dark Thirty (2012), the chief of WWII era British Secret Intelligence Service in The Imitation Game (2014) and a non-governmental secret service operative in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014).
3 His theatre break was in 'Napoli Milionaria' at the National Theatre and his television break in 'Our Friends in the North'.
4 He grew up in Myddleton Square, Kensington, London.
5 Has appeared in four films with Colin Firth: Fever Pitch (1997), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Before I Go to Sleep (2014) Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014).
6 Close friends with Daniel Craig. Craig is also the godfather of one of Strong's sons.
7 Has two sons with Liza Marshall: Gabriel and Roman. Son Roman was born October 5, 2007.
8 He got down to the last two spots for the role of Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men (2007). Originally turned down Body of Lies (2008) because his wife was pregnant with their second child.
9 Has appeared in two films where the lead male character is named "Tristan": Tristan + Isolde (2006) and Stardust (2007).
10 Has appeared in two films under the same title: Sunshine (1999) and Sunshine (2007).
11 Speaks fluent German.
12 He was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role of 2002 for his performance in "Twelfth Night", performed at the Donmar Warehouse.
13 Born Marco Giuseppe Salussolia in London to an Italian father and an Austrian mother.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Eagle 2011 Guern
The Guard 2011 Clive Cornell
The Way Back 2010/I Khabarov
The Secret World of Arrietty 2010 Pod (UK version, voice)
Robin Hood 2010 Godfrey
Kick-Ass: The Game 2010 Video Game Frank D'Amico (voice)
Kick-Ass 2010 Frank D'Amico
Sherlock Holmes 2009 Lord Blackwood
The Odds 2009 Short
The Young Victoria 2009 Sir John Conroy
Endgame 2009/I Dr. Neil Barnard
Body of Lies 2008 Hani
Good 2008 Bouhler
RocknRolla 2008 Archy
Babylon A.D. 2008 Finn
Flashbacks of a Fool 2008 Mannie Miesel
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 2008 Nick
Stardust 2007 Septimus
Sunshine 2007 Pinbacker
Scenes of a Sexual Nature 2006 Louis
Low Winter Sun 2006 TV Movie Det Sgt Frank Agnew
Tristan + Isolde 2006 Wictred
Syriana 2005 Mussawi
Walk Away and I Stumble 2005 TV Movie Andy Spader
Oliver Twist 2005 Toby Crackit
Revolver 2005 Sorter
The Long Firm 2004 TV Mini-Series Harry Starks
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness 2003 TV Mini-Series Det. Chief Supt. Larry Hall
Henry VIII 2003 TV Movie Duke of Norfolk
Some Place Safe 2003 Short Dad
It's All About Love 2003 Arthur
Falling Apart 2002 TV Movie Pete
Heartlands 2002 Ian
Fields of Gold 2002 TV Movie Dr. Tolkin
The Jury 2002 TV Mini-Series Len Davies
Superstition 2001 Antonio Gabrieli
The Martins 2001 Doug
Hotel 2001 Ferdinand
To End All Wars 2001 Dusty Miller
Trust 2000 TV Movie Michael Mitcham
Anna Karenina 2000 TV Mini-Series Oblonsky
Bomber 2000 TV Movie Col. Chris Forsyth
Sunshine 1999 István Sors
In the Name of Love 1999 TV Movie Chris Monroe
Elephant Juice 1999 Frank
Births, Marriages and Deaths 1999 TV Series Terry
Omnibus 1998 TV Series documentary Narrator
Twice Upon a Yesterday 1998 Dave Summers
Spoonface Steinberg 1998 TV Movie Father
Band of Gold 1997 TV Series Mr. Smithson
Fever Pitch 1997 Steve
Emma 1996 TV Movie Mr Knightley
Sharpe's Mission 1996 TV Movie Brand
Our Friends in the North 1996 TV Mini-Series Tosker Cox
Kavanagh QC 1995 TV Series Randall
Between the Lines 1994 TV Series David Lacey
Captives 1994 Kenny
Prime Suspect 3 1993 TV Mini-Series Insp. Larry Hall
The Buddha of Suburbia 1993 TV Mini-Series Second TV Producer
Century 1993 Policeman
Screenplay 1993 TV Series Timson
One Against the Wind 1991 TV Movie German Soldier (uncredited)
TECX 1990 TV Series Eberhard Braun
Inspector Morse 1990 TV Series PC Mike Butterworth
The Bill 1990 TV Series P.C. Gibb
Home James! 1989 TV Series Van Driver
After Henry 1989 TV Series Roger
Kingsman: The Golden Circle 2017 post-production Merlin
Squadron 42 2017 Video Game post-production
6 Days post-production Max
Miss Sloane 2016 Rodolfo Schmidt
Eisenhorn: Xenos 2016 Video Game Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn (voice)
The Siege of Jadotville 2016 Conor Cruise O'Brien
Approaching the Unknown 2016 William D. Stanaforth
The Brothers Grimsby 2016 Sebastian Graves
The Day Hitler Died 2016 TV Movie Narrator (voice)
National Theatre Live: A View from the Bridge 2015 TV Movie Eddie
Kingsman: The Secret Service 2014 Merlin
Before I Go to Sleep 2014 Dr. Nasch
The Imitation Game 2014 Stewart Menzies
Playhouse Presents 2014 TV Series Nosferatu
Closer to the Moon 2014 Max Rosenthal
Jaguar: Rendezvous 2014 Video short
Anna 2013 John Washington
Low Winter Sun 2013 TV Series Frank Agnew
Justin and the Knights of Valour 2013 Heraclio (voice)
Total War: Rome II 2013 Video Game Silanus (voice)
Welcome to the Punch 2013 Jacob Sternwood
Zero Dark Thirty 2012 George
Blood 2012/I Robert Seymour
John Carter 2012 Matai Shang
Day of the Falcon 2011/II Sultan Amar
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2011 Video Game Titus (voice)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 2011 Jim Prideaux
Green Lantern 2011 Sinestro

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 70th Annual Tony Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Hayom BaLayla 2016 TV Series Himself
Film '72 2016 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
The Elephant in the Room 2016 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of Grimsby 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Unity 2015 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Kingsman: The Secret Service Revealed 2015 Video documentary Himself
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Debut
Fox and Friends 2014 TV Series Himself - The Imitation Game
Good Morning America 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Olivier Awards 2014 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Cinema 3 2010-2014 TV Series Himself
Días de cine 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
The Great Martian War 1913 - 1917 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator
Young Margaret: Life, Love & Letters 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
Zero Dark Thirty: Geared Up 2013 Video short Himself
Zero Dark Thirty: No Small Feat 2013 Video short Himself
Zero Dark Thirty: The Compound 2013 Video short Himself
Saving Egypt's Oldest Pyramid 2013 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Deserts and Life 2013 TV Series documentary Narrator
Who Do You Think You Are? 2006-2012 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator / Narrator
360 Degrees of 'John Carter' 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Made in Hollywood 2011 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'The Guard' 2011 Video short Himself
Rencontres de cinéma 2011 TV Series Himself
Green Lantern's Light: Focus Points 2011 Video documentary Himself
1st Look 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Green Lantern: An Exclusive Look 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Himself - Actor
Japan Tsunami: How It Happened 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
Mark Knopfler: A Life in Songs 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
The People Speak UK 2010 Documentary Himself
Robin Hood: Rise and Rise Again, Making Ridley Scott's Robin Hood 2010 Video documentary Himself
TV Festival Du Cannes 2010 2010 TV Movie Himself
Road Warriors 2010/I TV Series documentary Narrator (uncredited)
Horizon 2010 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
The Nolans: In the Mood for Dancing 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator
First Cut 2009 TV Series documentary Narrator
The Gangster and the Pervert Peer 2009 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Blokes, Birds and Backenders 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The Force 2009 TV Series documentary Narrator
Xposé 2008 TV Series Himself
Cutting Edge 2008 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
Empire Movie Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Himself
Sunshine: Web Production Diaries 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2007 TV Series Himself
The 50 Greatest Television Dramas 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Love Me, Love My Doll 2007 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Hotel California: LA from The Byrds to The Eagles 2007 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Love Conquers All: The Making of Tristan + Isolde 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Death by Sex 2005 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Sex Addict 2005 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards 2005 Video Himself - Presenter
Michael Jackson's Boys 2005 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Richard & Judy 2004 TV Series Himself
Ruby Does the Business 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Narrator (voice)
Happy Birthday BBC Two 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Big Picture 2012 TV Series Himself
Sharpe: The Legend 1997 Video Brand

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Ensemble Cast Award Palm Springs International Film Festival The Imitation Game (2014) · Benedict Cumberbatch
· Keira Knightley
· Matthew Goode
· Rory Kinnear
· Allen Leech
· Matthew Beard
· Charles Dance
2012 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) · Gary Oldman
· John Hurt
· Toby Jones
· David Dencik
· Ciarán Hinds
· Colin Firth
· Kathy Burke
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Stephen Graham
· Simon McBurney
· Tom Hardy
· Svetlana Khodchenkova
· William Haddock
2005 Broadcasting Press Guild Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Best Actor The Long Firm (2004)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Gopos Award Gopo Awards, Romania Best Actor in a Leading Role Closer to the Moon (2014)
2015 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Imitation Game (2014) · Matthew Beard
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Charles Dance
· Matthew Goode
· Rory Kinnear
· Keira Knightley
· Allen Leech
2014 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble The Imitation Game (2014) · Benedict Cumberbatch
· Keira Knightley
· Matthew Goode
· Rory Kinnear
· Allen Leech
· Matthew Beard
· Charles Dance
2011 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Fight Kick-Ass (2010) · Chloë Grace Moretz
2010 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Fight Sherlock Holmes (2009) · Robert Downey Jr.
2009 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Supporting Actor of the Year Body of Lies (2008)
2005 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor The Long Firm (2004)


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#Quote
1 It's great. You don't have to play lovers anymore: Ferdinands and Sebastians at the RSC, swanning around and spouting poetry. It was a great day for me when my hair fell out.
2 (On being recognised) It took a while. I never made the Bobby Charlton, but I wasn't far short of it. I remember walking across Waterloo Bridge to the National Theatre once and my hair sort of flew up like this [he demonstrates with an anguished wave of the hand above his head], and I just thought 'This is pathetic'. I'd even started to get a bad neck because I'd got really good at knowing where the wind was coming from.
3 (On Our Friends in the North (1996) I think Nicky was the writer's political side, Geordie was his sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll side, and Tosker was his Newcastle side.
4 (On his character in Our Friends in the North (1996)) I didn't think he was a bastard. I was really trying to play somebody whose life is constantly getting knocked back. At the beginning he's spoilt rotten by his mum and dad. He wants to be a rock and roller - he's got the amps, the guitar and the pub and everyone's proud of him and patting him on the back - but then everything goes horribly wrong. His girlfriend gets pregnant and he has to stop his apprenticeship, and then he gets laid off from his factory because they're busting sanctions, and then the flat starts getting damp and his marriage isn't quite what he thought it was going to be ...
5 (On his immigrant parents) They came to England in search of the Swinging Sixties, but they didn't find them.
6 (On working with Christopher Eccleston in Our Friends in the North (1996)) He didn't speak to me for the whole year we were filming. At first I thought it was to do with the characters - because there was supposed to be tension between us, but then I realised - he just didn't like me.
7 When I decided to crop what was left of my hair, I thought 'It's all over, I'm never going to work again: it's basket weaving me for me from now on.' But what actually happens is your casting changes: you suddenly start to get a lot of villains and coppers and soldiers and even the odd sensitive vicar - you become institutionalised.
8 (On his character in Our Friends in the North (1996)) There's a kind of simpleness about him but that doesn't mean he's stupid," Strong says fondly, "and a kind of hardness but that doesn't mean he's not vulnerable. He's just someone who's working his bollocks off to do something and get somewhere despite all the limitations holding him in."
9 I'm not convinced that this business runs on talent, otherwise why would there be so much crap on the box?
10 [on Green Lantern (2011)]: I had to imbue in Sinestro an evil feeling, so the audience could take that journey into what might be in store for them. That's why Sinestro had to have a presence and a potential to be a badass.
11 On his character Prince Septimus in Stardust (2007) ... From "Good Omens: The Making of Stardust" on Stardust DVD ... (Contains spoiler for movie): I was able to do pretty much most of my fighting scenes in this movie. The difficulty obviously is, it's one thing being able to do fighting, but it's another thing doing it with your eyes closed while you're slumped over and you can't see your opponent. (when he was used as a Zombie by the Witch Lamia): In a film, the more effort you put in, the more fantastic it looks.
12 On Stardust (2007) director Matthew Vaughn ... From "Good Omens: The Making of Stardust" on Stardust DVD: What I love about Matthew is his taste. He won't look at the monitor and let something pass unless he thinks it's right and, as an actor, that's what you want from a director. You want them to be your mate behind the camera.

#Trademark
1 Cold unflinching gaze
2 Deep smooth voice
3 Often appears as a calculating, sinister individual who is willing to go against what they were taught for personal gain
4 Often plays crime lords and sinister villains
5 Appears in films by Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn (both filmmakers are close friends).

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