Tom Wilkinson Biography

Birthday: 1948-02-05
Place of Birth: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Wiki Biography: A popular British character actor, Tom Wilkinson was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England in a long line of urban farmers. Economic hardships had forced his family to move to Canada for a few years when Tom was a child. After he had returned to England, Tom attended and graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury with a degree in English and American Literature. Tom first became active in film and television in the mid-1970s, specializing in playing men suffering from some sort of emotional repression and/or pretensions of societal grandeur. In 1989 his daughter Alice was born, and in 1992 his daughter Molly was born, both with actress-wife Diana Hardcastle. He first became familiar to an international audience in 1997 with his role as one of six unemployed workers who strip for cash in 'Peter Catteneo''s enormously successful and multiple Oscar-nominated comedy (including Best Picture) The Full Monty (1997). That same year, he was featured in Gillian Armstrong's Oscar and Lucinda (1997), and as the rabidly unpleasant father of Lord Alfred Douglas, Oscar Wilde's young lover in Wilde (1997). Wilkinson was also shown to memorable effect as a theatre financier with acting aspirations in the multiple Oscar-winning (including Best Picture) Shakespeare in Love (1998); also in 1998, he acted in one of his few leading roles in The Governess (1998), portraying a 19th century photographer with an eye for the film's title character (Minnie Driver). Over the next few years, Tom would become more popular, especially with American audiences, with such roles as General Cornwallis alongside Mel Gibson in the blockbuster The Patriot (2000) and as the grief-stricken father, Matt Fowler, in the critically acclaimed and multiple Oscar-nominated (including Best Picture) In the Bedroom (2001). One of those nominations was Best Actor in a Leading Role for Tom (his first Oscar nomination).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Prime Suspect Peter Rawlins 1991 Crime
Sense and Sensibility Mr. Dashwood 1995 Drama
Another Life Mr. Carlton 2001 Crime
Recount James Baker 2008 Drama
John Adams Benjamin Franklin 2008 Drama
The Kennedys Joe Kennedy Sr. 2011 History
The Green Hornet James Reid 2011 Action
Green Hornet James Reid 2011 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Black Knight Sir Knolte 1954
Wetherby 1985 Drama, Mystery
The Patriot Gen. Lord Charles Cornwallis 1986 0
Sylvia Keith Henderson 1988 Biography, Drama
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank Silberbauer 1988 Drama, History
Bones Tom 1991 Crime, Drama
Paper Mask Dr. Thorn 1991 Drama, Thriller
Royal Deceit Hardvendel 1994 0
Sense and Sensibility Mr. Dashwood 1995 Biography
Priest Father Matthew Thomas 1995 Drama
A Business Affair Bob 1995 Comedy, Romance
The Ghost and the Darkness Robert Beaumont 1996 Adventure, Drama, History
The Full Monty Gerald 1997 0, 0
Oscar and Lucinda 1997 Drama, Romance
Shakespeare in Love Hugh Fennyman 1998 Biography, 0, 0
Rush Hour 1998 Game Show, 0, 0
Wilde Marquess of Queensberry 1998 Drama, History
The Governess 1998 Drama, Romance
Jilting Joe Wyatt 1998 Romance
Molokai Brother Joseph Dutton 1999 Biography, Drama
Essex Boys 2000 Crime, Thriller
Chain of Fools 2000 Comedy, Crime
In the Bedroom Matt Fowler 2001 Game Show, 0
Black Knight 2001 Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
The Importance of Being Earnest Dr. Frederick Chasuble 2002 0, 0, Biography
The Gathering Storm 2002 Drama, History
Before You Go Frank 2002 Comedy, Drama
A Good Woman Tuppy 2004 0
Stage Beauty 2004 0, Biography
Girl with a Pearl Earring Pieter Van Ruijven 2004 Drama, Romance
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Dr. Mierzwiak 2004 Drama, Romance, Sci Fi
Batman Begins Carmine Falcone 2005 0, Comedy, 0, Sport
Normal 2005 Drama
The Exorcism of Emily Rose Father Moore 2005 Crime, Drama, Horror
Separate Lies 2005 Drama, Romance, Thriller
Piccadilly Jim Bingley Crocker 2006 Comedy, Romance
The Night of the White Pants Max Hagan 2006
The Last Kiss Stephen 2006 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Michael Clayton Arthur Edens 2007 0, Game Show
Dedication Rudy Holt 2007 0, 0
Ripley Under Ground John Webster 2007 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Valkyrie General Friedrich Fromm 2008 Romance, 0, Game Show
Cassandra's Dream Howard 2008
RocknRolla Lenny Cole 2008 Action, Crime, Thriller
Rock N Rolla Lenny Cole 2008 Action, Crime, Thriller
After the Wedding 2009
Duplicity Howard Tully 2009 Biography, 0, Comedy, Game Show
44 Inch Chest Archie 2010
Jackboots on Whitehall Goebbels 2010 Drama, 0, Romance
The Conspirator Reverdy Johnson 2010 Comedy, 0, 0
Burke & Hare Doctor Knox 2011
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Graham Dashwood 2011 0, 0
The Green Hornet James Reid 2011 Action, Comedy, Crime
The Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation Fox 2011 Animation
The Samaritan Xavier 2012 Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Lone Ranger 2013
Felony Detective Carl Summer 2013 Thriller
Little Boy Fr. Oliver 2013 Comedy, Drama
Jenny's Wedding Eddie 2014 Comedy
Belle Lord Mansfield 2014 Drama
Selma President Lyndon B. Johnson 2015 Drama, History
Bone In The Throat Charlie 2015 Crime, Drama
Denial David Irving 2016 Biography, Drama, History
Snowden Ewen MacAskill 2016 0, Game Show, Comedy, 0, Biography
The Choice Dr. Shep 2016 Drama, Romance