Meet Tom Wilkinson
TOM WILKINSON is an award-winning actor of stage and screen. Wilkinson received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Tony Gilroy's Academy Award®-nominated Michael Clayton. He received an Academy Award® nomination for Leading Actor for his unforgettable performance in Todd Field's acclaimed drama In The Bedroom, opposite Sissy Spacek. Wilkinson also received a BAFTA nomination, won the Independent Spirit Award, a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize and a New York Film Critics Circle Award for the role. Prior to that, Wilkinson won a BAFTA for his role in the 1997 British and international box-office sensation The Full Monty, and garnered another BAFTA nomination the following year for his performance in the Oscar®-winning Best Picture Shakespeare In Love. He received Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations for his courageous performance in HBO's 2003 film Normal, opposite Jessica Lange. Wilkinson won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Supporting Actor for the HBO miniseries John Adams, in which he portrayed Benjamin Franklin. His most recent foray into television was for the History Channel, in the U.S. playing Joe Kennedy in The Kennedys and was nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a mini series. Wilkinson also starred in the Golden Globe winning TV movie Recount playing James Baker opposite Kevin Spacey and John Hurt.
Mr. Wilkinson can currently be seen playing LBJ in the Oscar-nominated Paramount/Plan B Martin Luther King film SELMA. His upcoming features include New Regency's UNFINISHED BUSINESS opposite Vince Vaughn and Mary Agnes Donohue's indie JENNY'S WEDDING.
Mr. Wilkinson most recently was seen in the Fox Searchlight indie hit BELLE and Wes Anderson's Oscar-nominated GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL. Other recent credits include: Felony opposite Joel Edgerton, Good People opposite James Franco and Kate Hudson, The Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol opposite Tom Cruise, the Golden Globe nominated The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith (SAG Award nomination, BIFA nomination); The Debt opposite Helen Mirren, The Conspirator for Robert Redford, Roman Polanski's The Ghost, Michel Gondry's The Green Hornet, Tony Gilroy's Duplicity with Julia Roberts and Clive Owen; John Landis' Burke and Hare; Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream, with Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor; Guy Ritchie's London-set crime caper RocknRolla, with Gerard Butler; and Bryan Singer's World War II-set drama Valkyrie, with Tom Cruise. His previous film credits include Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, with Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey; The Last Kiss, starring Zach Braff; Stage Beauty, with Billy Crudup; Wilde; The Governess; Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility; Smilla's Sense of Snow; Gillian Armstrong's Oscar and Lucinda; Ride with the Devil; The Importance of Being Earnest; Girl with a Pearl Earring, starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth; Roland Emmerich's The Patriot; A Good Woman; Ripley Under Ground; The Exorcism of Emily Rose; and Separate Lies, with Emily Watson and Rupert Everett.
On the British small screen, Wilkinson received BAFTA TV Award nominations for his roles in Cold Enough for Snow and the award-winning BBC miniseries Martin Chuzzlewit. His other notable television credits include such long-form projects as the HBO movie The Gathering Storm and the BBC telefilm Measure for Measure, to name only a few.
An accomplished stage actor, Wilkinson has played the role of John Proctor in The Crucible at the Royal National Theatre; the title role in King Lear at the Royal Court; the role of Dr. Stockmann in the award-winning West End production of Enemy of the People, with Vanessa Redgrave; a London Critics Circle Award-winning performance in Ghosts; and David Hare's production of My Zinc Bed, with Julia Ormond.