An upright, stoic Detroit homicide detective, Frank Agnew is used to taking on his own burden and the burdens of others. Haunted by a tragedy in his recent past, Frank is vengeful when his new love is abruptly taken from him by a corrupt associate. Although he's usually straightforward, Frank allows his desire for vengeance to lead him to commit a rash act that puts him at the mercy of fellow Detective Joe Geddes, a possibly corrupt cop who may not hesitate to use Frank's guilt against him.
Moviegoers have seen Mark Strong in notable collaborations over the years with directors Guy Ritchie on Sherlock Holmes, RocknRolla and Revolver; Ridley Scott on Robin Hood and Body of Lies, for which he received a London Critics' Circle Film Award nomination; and Matthew Vaughn on Kick-Ass and Stardust.
Strong's other films include Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, Eran Creevy's Welcome to the Punch, Nick Murphy's Blood, Jean-Jacques Annaud's Black Gold, Andrew Stanton's John Carter, Tomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Peter Weir's The Way Back, John Michael McDonagh's The Guard, Martin Campbell's Green Lantern, Jean-Marc Vallee's The Young Victoria, Pete Travis' Endgame, Vicente Amorim's Good, Danny Boyle's Sunshine, Stephen Gaghan's Syriana, Roman Polanski's Oliver Twist, Kevin Reynolds' Tristan + Isolde, Thomas Vinterberg's It's All About Love, Mike Figgis' Hotel, David Evans' Fever Pitch, Istvan Szabo's Sunshine, Bharat Nalluri's Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day and Kevin Macdonald's The Eagle. He will soon be seen in Nae Caranfil's Closer to the Moon and Rowan Joffe's Before I Go to Sleep with Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman.
In addition to his extensive film credits, Strong is an acclaimed television actor. He won the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actor and was nominated for a BAFTA Award for his performance in The Long Firm. His other telefilm and miniseries credits include Our Friends in the North, directed by Simon Cellan Jones and Stuart Urban; Adrian Shergold's Births, Marriages and Deaths and the U.K. version of Low Winter Sun, which won the BAFTA [Scotland] Award for Best Drama; Pete Travis' The Jury and Henry VIII; David Drury's Trust; Diarmuid Lawrence's Emma; Roger Michell's The Buddha of Suburbia; and Danny Boyle's "Screenplay" episode Not Even God Is Wise Enough. He has also appeared opposite Helen Mirren, for directors David Drury and Tom Hooper, in Prime Suspect 3 and Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness.
Strong has also performed in radio and stage plays, and received an Olivier Award nomination for his performance in Sam Mendes' Donmar Warehouse staging of Twelfth Night. U.K. audiences have seen him perform with the Royal Shakespeare Company in several productions, including Danny Boyle's staging of Hess is Dead, with the National Theatre in David Thacker's Death of a Salesman and Patrick Marber's Closer, at the Royal Court in Lindsay Posner's production of The Treatment, Hettie MacDonald's staging of The Thickness of Skin and Peter Gill's New Ambassadors production of Speed-the-Plow.