Tom Wilkinson

Actor
Throughout his illustrious acting career, which included an Oscar-nominated performance for "In the Bedroom" (2001) which put him on the Hollywood map, Tom Wilkinson enjoyed wide prominence without having to suffer the ... Read more »
Born: 12/11/1948 in Leeds, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (90)

The Choice 2016 (Movie)

Dr. Shep (Actor)

Bone in the Throat 2015 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Little Boy 2015 (Movie)

Father Oliver (Actor)

Unfinished Business 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Belle 2014 (Movie)

Lord Mansfield (Actor)

Felony 2014 (Movie)

Detective Carl Summer (Actor)

Good People 2014 (Movie)

D.I. John Halden (Actor)

Jenny's Wedding 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Piccadilly Jim 2014 (Movie)

Bingley (Actor)

Selma 2014 (Movie)

President Lyndon B. Johnson (Actor)

The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 (Movie)

Author (Actor)

The Happy Prince 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Lone Ranger 2013 (Movie)

Cole (Actor)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2012 (Movie)

Graham Dashwood (Actor)

The Samaritan 2012 (Movie)

Xavier (Actor)

Burke and Hare 2011 (Movie)

Doctor Robert Knox (Actor)

The Conspirator 2011 (Movie)

Reverdy Johnson (Actor)

The Debt 2011 (Movie)

Stephan Gold (Actor)

The Green Hornet 2011 (Movie)

James Reid (Actor)

The Kennedys 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

44 Inch Chest 2010 (Movie)

Archie (Actor)

Jackboots On Whitehall 2010 (Movie)

Voice of Goebbels (Actor)

The Ghost Writer 2010 (Movie)

Paul Emmett (Actor)

Duplicity 2009 (Movie)

Howard Tully (Actor)

Cassandra's Dream 2008 (Movie)

Howard (Actor)

John Adams 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

RocknRolla 2008 (Movie)

Lenny Cole (Actor)

Valkyrie 2008 (Movie)

General Friedrich Fromm (Actor)

Dedication 2007 (Movie)

Rudy Holt (Actor)

Michael Clayton 2007 (Movie)

Arthur Edens (Actor)

The Night of the White Pants 2007 (Movie)

Max Hagan (Actor)

A Good Woman 2006 (Movie)

Tuppy (Actor)

If Only 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Kiss 2006 (Movie)

Stephen (Actor)

Batman Begins 2005 (Movie)

Carmine Falcone (Actor)

Separate Lies 2005 (Movie)

James Manning (Actor)

The Exorcism of Emily Rose 2005 (Movie)

Father Richard Moore (Actor)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 (Movie)

Dr Howard Mierzwiak (Actor)

Ripley Under Ground 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stage Beauty 2004 (Movie)

Thomas Betterton (Actor)

An Angel For May 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Girl With a Pearl Earring 2003 (Movie)

Van Ruijven (Actor)

Normal 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Before You Go 2002 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

The Importance of Being Earnest 2002 (Movie)

Dr. Chasuble (Actor)

The Lonely War 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Another Life 2001 (Movie)

Mr Carlton (Actor)

Black Knight 2001 (Movie)

Sir Knolte (Actor)

In the Bedroom 2001 (Movie)

Matt Fowler (Actor)

Chain of Fools 2000 (Movie)

Bollingsworth (Actor)

David Copperfield 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Essex Boys 2000 (Movie)

John Dyke (Actor)

The Patriot 2000 (Movie)

General Cornwallis (Actor)

Ride With the Devil 1999 (Movie)

Orton Brown (Actor)

Rush Hour 1998 (Movie)

Griffin/Juntao (Actor)

Shakespeare in Love 1998 (Movie)

Hugh Fennyman (Actor)

The Governess 1998 (Movie)

Charles Cavendish (Actor)

Wilde 1998 (Movie)

Marquess of Queensberry (Actor)

Molokai: The Story of Father Damien 1997 (Movie)

Brother Dutton (Actor)

Oscar and Lucinda 1997 (Movie)

Hugh Stratton (Actor)

Smilla's Sense Of Snow 1997 (Movie)

Professor Loyen (Actor)

The Full Monty 1997 (Movie)

Gerald (Actor)

Interview Day 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

King Richard III 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ghost and the Darkness 1996 (Movie)

Beaumont (Actor)

A Business Affair 1995 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

Charles Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Inspector Alleyn: Scales of Justice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Priest 1995 (Movie)

Father Matthew Thomas (Actor)

Sense and Sensibility 1995 (Movie)

Mr Dashwood (Actor)

Royal Deceit 1994 (Movie)

Hardvendel (Actor)

All Things Bright and Beautiful 1993 (Movie)

Father McAteer (Actor)

Parnell and the Englishwoman 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Prime Suspect 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Paper Mask 1991 (Movie)

Dr Thorn (Actor)

The Infernal Serpent 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series II 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Sharma and Beyond 1986 (Movie)

Vivian (Actor)

Parker 1985 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Sylvia 1985 (Movie)

Keith Henderson (Actor)

Wetherby 1985 (Movie)

Roger Braithwaite (Actor)

A Number (TV Show)

Actor

First Among Equals (TV Show)

Actor

Half Breed (Movie)

Curson (Actor)

Jilting Joe (TV Show)

Actor

Recount (TV Show)

Actor

The Gathering Storm (TV Show)

Actor

The Gruffalo (TV Show)

Voice

The Woman He Loved (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Throughout his illustrious acting career, which included an Oscar-nominated performance for "In the Bedroom" (2001) which put him on the Hollywood map, Tom Wilkinson enjoyed wide prominence without having to suffer the burden of being a household name. True to his working class roots, Wilkinson remained relatively low-key and distinctly non-Hollywood, despite having starred in some of the new millennium's most significant films. He made his breakthrough the previous decade, however, starting with Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility" (1995) and followed with "The Full Monty" (1997), a surprising hit in the United States despite its origins across the pond. He went on to play major roles in a wide array of films, from small independents like "In the Bedroom" and "The Importance of Being Earnest" (2002) to Hollywood blockbusters like "Rush Hour" (1998) and "Batman Begins" (2005). Wilkinson delivered a memorable turn as the inventor of an experimental memory-erasing technique in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004) and was a high-profile corporate attorney who loses his mind in "Michael Clayton" (2007). On cable, he was delightful as a roguish Benjamin Franklin in the acclaimed miniseries "John Adams" (HBO, 2008) and had an award-worthy turn as patriarch Joseph Kennedy in the miniseries "The Kennedys" (ReelzChannel, 2011), all which affirmed his status as one of acting's most respected and versatile talents.

Relationships

Diana Hardcastle Actor

Wife
Married Jan. 5, 1988 Acted together in "A Good Woman" (2004) and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (2012)

Thomas Wilkinson

Father

Alice Wilkinson

Daughter
Born in 1989; mother, Diana Hardcastle

Molly Wilkinson

Daughter
Born in 1992; mother, Diana Hardcastle

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England
Attended in the early 1970s

Kent University

Kent

Kent University

Kent

Milestones

2012

Co-starred in the ensemble comedy drama "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

2011

Portrayed Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. in the eight-hour miniseries "The Kennedys"; developed for the History Channel, but after they declined to air it, it was shown on ReelzChannel

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

2011

Played a former Mossad agent in "The Debt"

2011

Made a cameo in "Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol," directed by Brad Bird

2010

Played a Harvard Law Professor and suspected CIA agent in Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer"

2009

Co-starred with Rhys Ifans, as father and son, in "A Number" for the BBC2

2008

Portrayed James Baker, American Statesman and chief legal adviser for George W. Bush during the 2000 U.S. Presidental Election in the HBO film "Recount"

2008

Portrayed American patriot Benjamin Franklin in the HBO miniseries "John Adams"

2007

Co-starred with George Clooney in "Michael Clayton," written and directed by Tony Gilroy

2006

Co-starred in "The Last Kiss," directed by Tony Goldwyn and scripted by Paul Haggis

2005

Cast as Falcone, one of Gotham City's crime leaders in "Batman Begins"; starring Christian Bale as Batman and directed by Christopher Nolan

2005

Portrayed Father Moore, the priest who performed the controversial exorcism that resulted in the death of a young girl in "The Exorcism of Emily Rose"

2004

Played Dr Howard Mierzwiak, the inventor of an experimental memeory erasing procedure, in Charlie Kaufman's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"

2004

Starred opposite Claire Danes and Billy Crudup in "Stage Beauty" based on the play by Jeffrey Hatcher

2003

Appeared in the film "Girl with a Pearl Earring" opposite Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson

2003

Co-starred with Jessica Lange as a man who wants a sex change after 25 years of marriage in "Normal" (HBO)

2002

Had supporting role as Dr. Chausible in the feature remake of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest"

2001

Co-starred in the Martin Lawrence comedy "Black Knight"

2001

Starred alongside Sissy Spacek as parents coping with the loss of a child in Todd Field's "In the Bedroom"

2000

Offered a fine turn as an aristocratic Cornwallis in "The Patriot"

2000

Returned to the London stage after many years in David Hare's play "My Zinc Bed"

1999

Reteamed with director Ang Lee for a cameo role in "Ride With the Devil"

1998

Had co-starring role in the box-office hit "Rush Hour"

1998

Played the patriarch of a family who falls in love with the title character in "The Governess"

1998

Cast as the money lender turned producer in the Oscar-winning Best Picture "Shakespeare in Love"

1997

Appeared as the severe adoptive father of the title male in "Oscar and Lucinda"

1997

Breakthrough screen role as Gerald, the older gentleman who agrees to partake in an amateur strip show in "The Full Monty"

1996

Portrayed Beaumont in "The Ghost and the Darkness"

1995

Played the role of Gerald in A&E's "Inspector Alleyn: Scales of Justice"

1995

Had a featured role as Mr. Dashwood in Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility"

1994

Gave memorable performance as Seth Pecksniff in "Charles Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit" (aired in 1995 on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre")

1994

Appeared as a priest involved with his housekeeper in Antonia Bird's controversial "Priest"

1993

Played small role in Jim Sheridan's "In the Name of the Father"

1991

Had title roles in adaptations of John Harvey's detective novels "Resnick: Lonely Hearts" (BBC) and "Resnick: Rough Treatment" (BBC); both programs written by Harvey

1990

Guest-starred as Peter Rawlins in the popular "Prime Suspect" (aired in 1992 on PBS' "Mystery!")

1988

Enjoyed stage success in "An Enemy of the People"

1988

Portrayed Ernest Simpson in "The Woman He Loved" (CBS), the story of the love affair that toppled a king

1986

Co-starred with Vanessa Redgrave in "Ghosts" at the Young Vic

1986

Garnered attention in the British TV production "First Among Equals"

1985

Appeared in supporting role in "Wetherby"; written and directed by David Hare and starring Vanessa Redgrave

1983

Cast as poet T.S. Eliot opposite Julie Covington in the biographical play "Tom and Viv"

1981

Appeared in "Hamlet" at the Royal Shakespeare Company

Landed first professional job as an actor after graduating from RADA

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