Tom Wilkinson

Tom Wilkinson

Highest Rated: 100% Normal (2003)

Lowest Rated: 10% Unfinished Business (2015)

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.


Highest Rated Movies



48% Burden Tom Griffin 2020
48% Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) Leslie 2018
72% The Happy Prince Fr Dunne 2018
18% The Titan Actor 2018
61% This Beautiful Fantastic Alfie Stephenson 2017
82% Denial Richard Rampton $4.1M 2016
61% Snowden Ewen MacAskill $21.6M 2016
11% The Choice Dr. Shep $15.3M 2016
25% Jenny's Wedding Eddie 2015
24% Little Boy Father Oliver $5M 2015
10% Unfinished Business Timothy McWinters 2015
No Score Yet Bone in the Throat Actor 2015
99% Selma Lyndon Baines Johnson 2014
70% Felony Detective Carl Summer $0.2M 2014
12% Good People D.I. Halden 2014
84% 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
94% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol IMF Secretary $209.4M 2011
32% Burke and Hare Doctor Knox $947 2011
77% 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
65% 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
78% Recount James Baker 2008
91% 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
38% 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
64% 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
50% 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
67% 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


73% Belgravia
Earl of Brockenhurst 2020
81% John Adams
Benjamin Franklin 2008
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Narrator Peter 2004
No Score Yet Mystery!
Jake 1991
100% Prime Suspect
Peter Rawlins
77% Watership Down


Dr. Shep says: If you see a man sleeping on a cold floor, there's sure to be a pretty woman nearby.

Stephen says: Do whiter it takes.

Stephen says: It's what you do to the people you say you love..that's the only thing that counts.

Anna says: If I died, what would you do?

Stephen says: Press my dark suit.

Carmine Falcone says: What the hell are you?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I'm batman!!

Ruth Fowler says: He needs in school, not in her.

Matt Fowler says: So to speak.

Joel Barish says: Can it cause brain damage?

Dr. Howard Mierzwiak says: Well, technically it IS brain damage.

Dr. Howard Mierzwiak says: Well, technically it is brain damage.

Graham Dashwood says: First rule of India: there's always room.

Graham Dashwood says: First rule of India; there's always room.

Graham Dashwood says: Good evening, Mrs. Ainslie. You have a good day? What did you get up to?

Jean Ainslie says: Well, I started in my bedroom where I spent a happy couple of hours giving all the cockroaches names. And then after lunch, that will long have a place in my heartburn, I came out here and stared blindly at a book waiting for someone - anyone - to rescue me. And how glad I am it was you.

Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow says: Would you like to see my mask? I use it in my experiments. Now, I'm probably not very frightening to a guy like you. But these crazies, they can't stand it.

Carmine Falcone says: So when did the nut take over the nut house? [Starts screaming]

Carmine Falcone says: So when did the nut take over the nut house?

Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow says: They scream and they cry much as you're doing now. Well, he's not faking. Not that one. I'll talk to the judge and see if I can get him moved to the secure wing at Arkham. I can't treat him here.

Doctor Monroe says: And how are your students enjoying your lectures?

Doctor Knox says: Not as much as they are enjoying your wife, sir!

Father Richard Moore says: In the end, Good will triumph over Evil through my experience. People will know that demons are real. People say that God is dead but how can they think that if I show them the Devil.

Bollingsworth says: He stole the stewardship of the Ma Jong Society right from under my nose.

Bollingsworth says: He stole the stewardship of the Ma Jong Society right from under my nose.

Michael says: I'll do anything.

Stephen says: People say that, they don't mean it.

Michael says: But I mean it!

Stephen says: Well it's very simple... do whatever it takes.

Michael says: It's that simple?

Stephen says: Yes... you can't fail if you don't give up.

Dr. Chasuble says: Your brother Earnest is dead?

Jack Worthing/Earnest says: Qite dead.

Miss Prism says: What a lesson for him!

Charles Cornwallis says: Their names and ranks?

Gabriel Martin says: Their names and ranks?

Benjamin Martin says: They refused to give me their names, but the ranks are 9 lutenets, 5 captains, 3 majors, and one very fat colonel who called me a ( break of silence as he looks over at Cornwallis's 2nd in command General O'Hara who has an angry look on his face) cheeky fellow.

Benjamin Martin says: They refused to give me their names, but the ranks are 9 lutenets, 5 captains, 3 majors, and one very fat colonel who called me a [break of silence as he looks over at Cornwallis's 2nd in command General O'Hara who has an angry look on his face] cheeky fellow.

Benjamin Martin says: They refused to give me their names, but the ranks are 9 Lieutenant, 5 captains, 3 majors, and one very fat colonel who called me a [break of silence as he looks over at Cornwallis's 2nd in command General O'Hara who has an angry look on his face] cheeky fellow.

Charles Cornwallis says: You know, this is not the conduct of a gentleman.

Gabriel Martin says: You know, this is not the conduct of a gentleman.

Benjamin Martin says: If the conduct of your officers is the measurement of a gentleman, I'll take that as a compliment. Get my men.

Charles Cornwallis says: Arrange the exchange (he tells O'Hara).

Charles Cornwallis says: Arrange the exchange. [he tells O'Hara]

Gabriel Martin says: Arrange the exchange. [he tells O'Hara]

Carmine Falcone says: Never underestimate Gotham City. People get mugged on their way home every day of the week. But sometimes... sometimes things just go bad!

Jean Ainslie says: How can you bear this country? What do you see, that I don't?

Graham Dashwood says: The light, colors, smiles; it teaches me something.

Tuppy says: Oh, I like a good read myself. But nothing too laborious. I don't want to tamper with natural ignorance. It's the key to happiness.

Mrs. Erlynne says: Do you really think so?

Tuppy says: Oh, absolutely. Good health, it's important but ignorance is the key. Too much knowledge and you're doomed.

Carmine Falcone says: WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU!

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I'm Batman.

Gen. Friedrich Fromm says: Do you realise what you've done?! The Fuhrer is alive!

Graham Dashwood says: I'm gay.

Jean Ainslie says: As in " happy" ?

Jean Ainslie says: As in 'happy'?

Charles Cornwallis says: Tavington. Damn Him! Damn that Man!

Graham Dashwood says: I'm gay. Well really more in theory than in practice.

IMF Secretary says: The President has initiated Ghost Protocol. The entire IMF has been disavowed.

IMF Secretary says: Your mission, should you choose to accept it...

Frederick Aiken says: I'm just upholding my oath as an attorney and doing my job. That's what you asked, that's what you TOLD me to do.

Reverdy Johnson says: This quoting me back to me can become most irritating. You have your mother's convictions and your father's annoying habits.

Joel Barish says: Who's that ?

Joel Barish says: Who's that?

Dr. Howard Mierzwiak says: Oh, he works for us. That's... Paaaaaaatrick.

Dr. Howard Mierzwiak says: Oh, he works for us. That's Patrick.

Carmine Falcone says: What are you?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: (Falcone gets pulled out of car through sunroof) I'm Batman.

James Reid says: So Britt, here we are again. Sent home after another schoolyard fight. I know you miss your mother. So do I. But I have to take care of 750 employees, and you have to take care of yourself. Still that seems to be asking too much.

Young Britt says: But I was trying to stop some bullies-

James Reid says: Trying doesn't matter if you always fail! (Wrenches Britt's action figure from his grasp, while Britt screams 'No! NO!')

James Reid says: You think it makes me happy to do this?

Young Britt says: Yes!

Hugh Fennyman says: Henslowe! Do you know what happens to a man who doesn't pay his debts? His boots catch fire!