Tom Hollander (born 1967) is an English actor. He portrayed Lord Cutler Beckett in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, and voices the character in the At World's End video game.
Tom Hollander was born the second child of educated parents, both teachers. He grew up in Oxford, (UK). Hollander credits the happy atmosphere of the Dragon School with his childhood introduction to acting. There, encouraged by an influential teacher named Andrew Roberts, he won the title role in "Oliver". His studies continued at Abingdon, as did his pursuit of acting. At about this point, he won a place in the National Youth Theatre, a UK organization for young people in the field of musical theatre, based in London, and later at the Children's Music Theatre. It was during CMT's "The Leaving of Liverpool" (1981) that he came to the attention of BBC television, and subsequently found himself front and center as the young protagonist in a well-regarded John Diamond (1981), based on the popular Leon Garfield adventure novel. He was just fourteen years old.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - Lord Cutler Beckett
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - Lord Cutler Beckett
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (video game) - Lord Cutler Beckett (voice)