Tom Wilkinson

Highest Rated: 100% Normal (2003)
Birthday: Dec 12, 1948
Birthplace: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK
A popular British character actor, Tom Wilkinson specializes in playing men suffering from some sort of emotional repression and/or pretensions of societal grandeur. Active in film and television since the mid-'70s, Wilkinson became familiar to an international audience in 1997 with his role as of one of six unemployed workers who strip for cash in Peter Cattaneo's enormously successful comedy The Full Monty. That same year, he was featured in Gillian Armstrong's Oscar and Lucinda, and as the rabidly unpleasant father of Lord Alfred Douglas, Oscar Wilde's young lover in Wilde. Wilkinson was also shown to memorable effect as a theater financier with acting aspirations in Shakespeare in Love (1998); also in 1998, he acted in one of his few leading roles in The Governess, portraying a 19th century photographer with an eye for the film's title character (Minnie Driver). Though he would appear in such popular mainstream films as Rush Hour (1998) and The Patriot (2000) over the next few years, it was his role in director Todd Field's emotionally intense In the Bedroom that earned Wilkinson (as well as co-star Marisa Tomei) an Oscar nod. After that success, his career began to really take off, and in just the next few years, he would appear in over a dozen films in roles of varying size. In 2003, he starred in HBO movie Normal as a married, middle-aged man who decides to start living his life as a woman and eventually have a sex-change operation. Acting alongside Jessica Lange, Wilkinson earned both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his brave and moving performance. In addition, he would also play a menacing, licentious patron of the arts in Girl With a Pearl Earring (2003) and an experimental doctor erasing his patient's memories in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), written by Charlie Kaufman and starring Jim Carrey.Now an established star thanks to his impressive body of work, Wilkinson was called upon to appear in a number of high profile Hollywood hits, and could always be counted on to deliver in spades. Still, Wilkinson had the talent and foresight to always offset each blockbuster with at least one low-key, character-driven drama, and for every scenery-chewing Batman Begins villain, a serious-minded Separate Lies lawyer or Ripley Under Ground Scotland Yard detective would be quick to follow. After doing battle with Beelzebub in 2005's frightening, fact-based horror film The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Wilkinson would once again shift gears with impressive grace to portray the patriarch of a Texas family whose attempts to maintain order over his wildly dysfunctional family lead to a wild night on the town that ultimately helps him to restore his perspective in Night of the White Pants. Later that same year Wilkinson would pull back a bit for a supporting role in The Last Kiss - a romantic comedy drama starring Scrubs' Zach Braff and directed by Tony Goldwyn. 2007 brough WIlkinson yet another role that earned him uniformly strong reviews. His mentally unhinged lawyer in Michael Clayton garnered him a slew of year end accolades including Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor. That same year he became part of the Woddy Allen family with a starring role in Cassandra's Dream. In 2008 he appeared as Ben Franklin in the award-winning HBO miniseries John Adams, as well as Valkyrie and RocknRolla. He reteamed with Michael Clayton mastermind Tony Gilroy for 2009's Duplicity, playing the CEO of a multinational corporation, and appeared in The Ghost Writer for director Roman Polanski the next year. In 2012 he was part for the all-star British ensemble put together for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
35% Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) Leslie 2018
70% The Happy Prince Fr Dunne 2018
54% Burden Tom Griffin 2018
19% The Titan Actor 2018
64% This Beautiful Fantastic Alfie Stephenson 2017
83% Denial Richard Rampton $4.1M 2016
60% Snowden Ewen MacAskill $21.6M 2016
11% The Choice Dr. Shep $15.3M 2016
20% Jenny's Wedding Eddie 2015
23% Little Boy Father Oliver $5M 2015
10% Unfinished Business Timothy McWinters 2015
99% Selma Lyndon Baines Johnson 2015
No Score Yet Bone in the Throat Actor 2015
72% Felony Detective Carl Summer $0.2M 2014
10% Good People D.I. Halden 2014
83% Belle Lord Mansfield $8.8M 2014
91% The Grand Budapest Hotel Author $57M 2014
31% The Lone Ranger Cole $89.3M 2013
No Score Yet The Gruffalo's Child Fox 2012
26% The Samaritan Xavier $2.2K 2012
79% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Graham Dashwood $46.4M 2012
No Score Yet Space Junk Narrator 2012
93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol IMF Secretary $209.4M 2011
32% Burke and Hare Doctor Knox $947 2011
76% The Debt Stephan Gold $31.2M 2011
55% The Conspirator Reverdy Johnson $11.6M 2011
44% The Green Hornet James Reid $98.1M 2011
No Score Yet WWII in 3D Narrator 2011
44% Jackboots on Whitehall Joseph Goebbels 2010
84% The Ghost Writer Paul Emmett $11.1M 2010
41% 44 Inch Chest Archie 2010
No Score Yet The Gruffalo Fox 2009
64% Duplicity Howard Tully $40.6M 2009
No Score Yet After the Wedding Actor 2009
62% Valkyrie General Friedrich Fromm $83M 2008
No Score Yet A Number Salter 2008
60% RocknRolla Lennie Cole $5.7M 2008
77% Recount James Baker 2008
90% Michael Clayton Arthur Edens $49M 2007
46% Cassandra's Dream Howard $0.9M 2007
40% Dedication Rudy Holt 2007
46% The Last Kiss Stephen $11.6M 2006
37% A Good Woman Tuppy $97.6K 2006
No Score Yet The Night of the White Pants Max 2006
No Score Yet Ripley Under Ground John Webster 2005
71% Separate Lies James Manning $0.9M 2005
44% The Exorcism of Emily Rose Father Moore $75.1M 2005
84% Batman Begins Carmine Falcone $204.2M 2005
No Score Yet Piccadilly Jim Bingley Crocker 2005
64% Stage Beauty Thomas Betterton $0.8M 2004
93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind Dr. Howard Mierzwiak $34.2M 2004
72% Girl With a Pearl Earring Van Ruijven $11.6M 2004
No Score Yet If Only Taxi Driver 2004
100% Normal Roy Applewood 2003
No Score Yet Before You Go (The Memory of Water) Frank 2002
57% The Importance of Being Earnest Dr. Chasuble 2002
83% The Gathering Storm Sir Robert Vansittart 2002
No Score Yet An Angel for May Actor 2002
93% In the Bedroom Matt Fowler $35.8M 2001
14% Black Knight Knolte $33.4M 2001
No Score Yet Another Life Mr. Carlton 2001
No Score Yet Chain of Fools Bollingsworth 2000
17% Essex Boys John Dyke $0.3M 2000
61% The Patriot Gen. Cornwallis $2.4M 2000
63% Ride With the Devil Orton Brown 1999
63% Molokai: The Story of Father Damien Brother Dutton 1999
No Score Yet David Copperfield Narrator 1999
92% Shakespeare in Love Hugh Fennyman 1998
60% Rush Hour Thomas Griffin 1998
65% The Governess Mr. Charles Cavendish 1998
71% Wilde Marquess of Queensberry 1998
66% Oscar and Lucinda Hugh Stratton 1997
96% The Full Monty Gerald 1997
52% Smilla's Sense of Snow Dr. Loyen 1997
52% The Ghost and the Darkness John Beaumont 1996
98% Sense and Sensibility Mr. Dashwood 1995
20% A Business Affair Bob 1995
70% Priest Father Matthew Thomas 1995
No Score Yet Royal Deceit (Prince of Jutland) Hardvendel 1994
No Score Yet Martin Chuzzlewit Actor 1994
94% In the Name of the Father Appeal Prosecutor 1993
No Score Yet Paper Mask Dr. Thorn 1991
No Score Yet The Woman He Loved Simpson 1988
No Score Yet The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank Actor 1988
No Score Yet First Among Equals Actor 1986
No Score Yet Sylvia Actor 1986
80% Wetherby Roger Braithwaite 1985
No Score Yet Sharma and Beyond Vivian 1984
No Score Yet Parker Actor 1984
No Score Yet The Shadow Line (Smuga cienia) Ransome 1976

TV

CREDIT
81% John Adams
2008
Benjamin Franklin
  • 2008
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Narrator Peter
  • 2004
  • 2000
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Jake
  • 1991
No Score Yet Prime Suspect
1991-2006
Peter Rawlins

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