Ridley Scott’s espionage terrorist thriller Body of Lies saw Strong steal the show from both Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe in his role as Hani, a Jordanian intelligence operative who is always one step ahead and oozes style from every pore.
Strong goes period, this time portraying Sir John Conroy, the Queen mother’s chief attendant and lover, who conspires to rule England from behind the crown. Strong effectively scares Blunt and the audience with his cold to the core demeanour, creating an easy baddy to hate.
Ridley Scott’s reimagining of the Robin Hood legend saw Russell Crowe take on the role of the folkloric outlaw. Only fitting, then, that Strong be cast as the man assigned to take him on and bring England to its knees.