Wilkinson, Tom 1948–

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Wilkinson, Tom 1948–

(Thomas Wilkinson)


Original name, Thomas Wilkinson, Jr.; born December 12, 1948, in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England; son of Thomas Wilkinson, Sr. (a farmer and factory worker); married Diana Hardcastle (an actress), January 5, 1998; children: Alice, Molly. Education: University of Kent at Canterbury, degrees in English and American literature; also received a degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Addresses: Agent—Lou Coulson Associates, 37 Berwick St., London W1V 3RF, United Kingdom; The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Principal Entertainment, 1964 West-wood Blvd., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Career: Actor.

Awards, Honors: London Critics Circle Theatre Award, best supporting actor, 1986, for Ghosts; London Critics Circle Theatre Award, best actor, 1988, for An Enemy of the People; TV Award nomination, best television actor, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1995, for Martin Chuzzlewit; TV Award nomination, best television actor, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1998, for Cold Enough for Snow; Film Award, best supporting actor in a film, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding performance by a cast, MTV Movie Award nomination (with others), best dance sequence, 1998, all for The Full Monty; Film Award nomination, best supporting actor in a film, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding performance by a cast, 1999, both for Shakespeare in Love; Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Kent at Canterbury, 2001; Special Jury Prize: Dramatic (with Sissy Spacek), Sundance Film Festival, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role, New York Film Critics Circle Award, best actor, 2001, Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, best actor, Independent Spirit Award, best male lead, Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination, best actor, Film Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a leading role, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Academy Award nomination, best actor in a leading role, AFI Film Award nomination, AFI Actor of the Year—male—movies, 2002, all for In the Bedroom; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie, 2003, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a mini-series or a motion picture made for television, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, 2004, all for Normal; Officer of the Order of the British Empire, 2004.


Film Appearances:

Ransome, Smuga Cienia (also known as The Shadow Line), Thames Television, 1976.

Tom, Parker (also known as Bones), 1984.

Keith Henderson, Sylvia, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1984.

Roger Braithwaite, Wetherby, Zenith Productions/Greenpoint Films, 1985.

Vivian, Sharma and Beyond, Cinecom International, 1986.

Dr. Thorn, Paper Mask, Castle Hill, 1990.

Appeal prosecutor, In the Name of the Father, Universal, 1993.

Father McAteer, All Things Bright and Beautiful, 1994.

Father Matthew Thomas, Priest, Miramax, 1994.

Bob, A Business Affair (also known as Astucias de mujer, D'une femme a l'autre, and Liebe und Andere Geschaefte), Skouras Pictures, 1994.

Hardvenael, Prince of Jutland (also known as Royal Deceit, Amled, Prinsen af Jylland, and Prinsen af Jylland), 1994.

Mr. Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility, Sony Pictures Classics, 1995.

Himself, Belly Talkers, 1995.

Robert Beaumont, The Ghost and the Darkness, Paramount, 1996.

Professor Loyen, Smilla's Sense of Snow (also known as Smilla's Feeling for Snow, Fraulein Smillas Gespuer fuer Schnee, Froeken Smillas fornemmelse for sne, and Froeken Smillas kaensla foer snoe), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Marquess of Queensberry, Wilde (also known as Oscar Wilde), Sony Pictures Classics, 1997.

Hugh Stratton, Oscar and Lucinda, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Gerald Arthur Cooper, The Full Monty (also known as Eggs, Beans and Chippendales and No Man's Land), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Thomas Griffin/Juntao, Rush Hour, New Line Cinema, 1998.

Mr. Charles Cavendish, The Governess, Sony Pictures Classics, 1998.

Hugh Fennyman, Shakespeare in Love, Miramax, 1998.

Joseph Dutton, Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (also known as Damiaan, Father Damien, and Molokai: The Forbidden Island), Unapix Entertainment, 1999.

Orton Brown, Ride with the Devil, Universal, 1999.

General Lord Charles Cornwallis, The Patriot (also known as Der Patriot), Columbia, 2000.

John Dyke, Essex Boys, Pathe, 2000.

Bollingsworth, Chain of Fools, Warner Bros., 2000.

Matt Fowler, In the Bedroom, Miramax, 2001.

Mr. Carlton, Another Life, ContentFilm International, 2001.

Sir Knolte of Marlborough, Black Knight, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.

Dr. Chasuble, The Importance of Being Earnest (also known as L'importance d'etre constant), Miramax, 2002.

Frank, Before You Go, Capitol, 2002.

Pieter Van Ruijven, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

Piccadilly Jim, United International Pictures, 2004.

Taxi driver, If Only, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2004.

Dr. Howard Mierzwiak, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Focus Features, 2004.

Betterton, Stage Beauty, Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Tuppy, A Good Woman, Lions Gate Films, 2004.

John Webster, Ripley under Ground, Fox Searchlight, 2005.

Carmine Falcone, Batman Begins (also known as Batman Begins: The IMAX Experience), Warner Bros., 2005.

Father Moore, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Screen Gems, 2005.

James Manning, Separate Lies, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2005.

Max Hagan, The Night of the White Pants, 2006.

Stephen, The Last Kiss, DreamWorks, 2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Cadet, Crime and Punishment, BBC and PBS, 1979.

Martin Taylor, Spyship, BBC, Seven, and Entertainment Network, 1983.

George Passant, Strangers and Brothers, BBC, 1984.

Raymond Gould, First among Equals, PBS and syndicated, 1986.

Robert Hathall, Shake Hands Forever, ITV, 1988.

Peter Rawlins, Prime Suspect (also known as Prime Suspect 1), Granada, then PBS, 1992.

Paul Manning, Underbelly, BBC, 1992.

Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick, Resnick: Lonely Hearts, BBC, 1992.

Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick, Resnick: Rough Treatment, BBC, 1992.

Seth Pecksniff, Martin Chuzzlewit (also known as Charles Dickens' "Martin Chuzzlewit"), BBC, 1994, then Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Sakharov, HBO, 1984.

Rulewski, Squaring the Circle, 1984.

Detective Inspector Neele, A Pocketful of Rye (also known as Miss Marple: "A Pocketful of Rye"), BBC and PBS, 1984.

Silberbauer, "The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank," General Foods Golden Showcase, CBS, 1988.

Ernest Simpson, The Woman He Loved, CBS and HTV, 1988.

Stephen, First and Last, BBC, 1989.

President Slajek, An Exchange of Fire, Channel 4, 1993.

Hugh Lloyd, Interview Day (also known as Eskimo Day), BBC, then Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1996.

David Hanratty, Crossing the Floor, BBC, 1996.

Hugh Lloyd, Cold Enough for Snow, BBC, 1997.

Wyatt, Jilting Joe, Romance Classics, 1997.

Narrator, David Copperfield, BBC, 1999, PBS, 2000.

Sir Robert Vansittart, The Gathering Storm, HBO, 2002.

Sam Wheeler, An Angel for May, 2002.

Sir Robert Vansittart, The Lonely War, HBO, 2002.

Roy "Ruth" Applewood, Normal, HBO, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Sir Charles Russell, Parnell and the Englishwoman, BBC, then Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1991.

Duke Vincentio, Measure for Measure, BBC, 1994.

Home secretary, A Very Open Prison, 1994.

Richard III, HBO, 1996.

Narrator, The Day I Died, BBC, 2002.

Himself, The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel and Bravo, 2002.

Himself, The 74th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2002.

Himself, A Look Inside "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,' 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Jack, "Cassie," Happy Families, BBC, 1985.

Jake Normington, "The Infernal Serpent," Inspector Morse, Series IV, ITV, later broadcast as an episode of Mystery, PBS, 1990.

"Dead in the Air," Counterstrike (also known as Force de frappe), USA Network, 1990.

Ashley Wilkes, "One Born Every Minute," Lovejoy, BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 1991.

Allon, "Gilding the Lily," Stay Lucky, YTV, 1993.

Gerald, "Scales of Justice," Alleyn Mysteries (also known as Inspector Alleyn and Ngaio Marsh's "Alleyn Mysteries"), BBC and PBS, 1994.

Voice of Henry Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, "King Richard III," Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (animated), HBO, 1994.

Himself, The Film Programme, BBC, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Hamlet, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1981.

Tom, Tom and Viv, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1983.

Ghosts, Young Vic Theatre, London, 1986.

An Enemy of the People, Young Vic Theatre, London, 1988.

My Zinc Bed, London, 2000.

Also appeared as title role, King Lear, Royal Court Theatre; title role, Henry V; in The Crucible, The Passion Play, and White Chameleon, all National Theatre, London; The Comedians; Henry IV; Peer Gynt; Three Sisters; Uncle Vanya.


Video Games:

Voice of Carmine Falcone, Batman Begins, Electronic Arts, 2005.



Newsmakers, Issue 2, Gale Group, 2003.


Entertainment Weekly, February 22, 2002, p. 26.

USA Today, February 6, 1998, p. 2D.

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