Thomas Edward Hopper is an English actor born in Coalville, Leicester.
He trained in acting professionally - performing in plays such as the Tempest, The Way of the World, and Feston- gaining a honours degree from Rose Bruford College in 2006.
After gradutating, Hopper started his career by performing in the Watford Palace Theatre's redition of Shakespeare's As You Like It.
He also took on small roles in on screen projects such as; indie film Saxon, Casualty, Doctors. He then took on a supporting role in the 2009 comedy-horror film, Tormented as a bully who has revenge exacted on him by a former classmate who died. In 2009, Hopper took on the role of Sir Percival in the popular BBC series, Merlin until its finish in 2012.
Hopper also starred in indie film Cold, written and directed by his Merlin castmade Eoin Macken in 2012.
The new Michael Bay produced Starz series Black Sails currently features Hopper as pirate crew member Billy Bones. The show is a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's famed novel, Treasure Island.
In June 2014, Hopper married fellow British actor, Laura Higgins. A year later they welcomed a son, Freddie Douglas Hopper.
Hopper is an advocate for gay rights and a supporter in the fight against cancer.