DID YOU KNOW? Tom Hol­lan­der

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With Tom play­ing poor Dou­glas in the en­ter­tain­ing David Ni­cholls adap­ta­tion Us (9pm, BBC1), we take a look at some things you might not know about the pop­u­lar ac­tor…

● Thomas An­thony Hol­lan­der was born in Bris­tol on Au­gust 25, 1967, the sec­ond of two chil­dren, and was raised in Ox­ford. Both of his par­ents were teach­ers.

● He at­tended Dragon School and Abing­don School, where he was chief cho­ris­ter, then read English at Cam­bridge. While he was at univer­sity, his friend and fel­low stu­dent Sam Men­des di­rected him in sev­eral plays.

● He ad­mits to be­ing mis­er­able at school, where he was bul­lied. ‘It was psy­cho­log­i­cal tor­ture rather than phys­i­cal. It left me with a life­long per­se­cu­tion com­plex, which I prob­a­bly had al­ready, but it didn’t help.’

● As a young­ster, he was a mem­ber of the Na­tional Youth The­atre and the Na­tional Youth Mu­sic The­atre. In 1981, at the age of 14, he made his TV de­but in a BBC drama­ti­sa­tion of Leon Garfield’s chil­dren’s ad­ven­ture John Di­a­mond.

● He has a string of glam­orous ex­girl­friends, in­clud­ing de­signer Daphne Guin­ness and so­cialites Jemima Gold­smith and Fran Hick­man.

● Tom is 5ft 5in, and is of­ten asked about his height. ‘I never thought of my­self as be­ing short. Be­ing an ac­tor has made me much more con­scious of it than I would have been oth­er­wise.’

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11.00 Gogglebox Cap­tur­ing the house­holds’

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11.45 Filth Black com­edy, star­ring

James Mcavoy and Imo­gen Poots.

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