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Popular British character actor Tom Wilkinson was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, and comes from a long line of urban farmers. He is the son of Marjorie (Percival) and Thomas Wilkinson. Economic hardships forced his family to move to Canada for a few years when Wilkinson was a child; after he had returned to England, he attended and ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 68 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Batman Begins
Batman Begins Carmine Falcone
(2005)
Michael Clayton
Michael Clayton Arthur Edens
(2007)
Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love Hugh Fennyman
(1998)

Filmography

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 2018 The Happy Prince (post-production)
Fr Dunne
 2018 The Titan (completed)
 2017 The Catcher Was a Spy (post-production)
Paul Scherrer
 2017/I Burden (completed)
Tom Griffin
  Soul Survivor (announced)
Dr. Tomas Levin (rumored)
  Watership Down (TV Mini-Series) (filming)
Threarah
- Episode #1.1 ... Threarah (voice)
 2016 This Beautiful Fantastic
Alfie Stephenson
 2016/II Denial
Richard Rampton
 2016 Snowden
Ewen MacAskill
 2016/I The Choice
Shep
 2015 Jenny's Wedding
Eddie
 2015 Little Boy
Fr. Oliver
 2015 Bone In The Throat
Charlie
 2015/I Unfinished Business
Timothy McWinters
 2014 Selma
President Lyndon B. Johnson
 2014 Good People
DI John Halden
 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel
Author
 2013 Felony
Detective Carl Summer
 2013 Belle
Lord Mansfield
 2013 The Lone Ranger
Cole
 2012 Sleeping Dogs (Video Game)
Pendrew (voice)
 2012/I The Samaritan
Xavier
 2011 The Gruffalo's Child (TV Movie)
Fox (voice)
 2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
IMF Secretary (uncredited)
 2011 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Graham Dashwood
 2011 The Kennedys (TV Mini-Series)
Joe Kennedy Sr.
- Lancer and Lace (2011) ... Joe Kennedy Sr.
- My Brother's Keeper (2011) ... Joe Kennedy Sr.
- Cuban Missiles (2011) ... Joe Kennedy Sr.
- Life Sentences (2011) ... Joe Kennedy Sr.
- Bobby's War (2011) ... Joe Kennedy Sr.
 2011 The Green Hornet
James Reid
 2010 Burke and Hare
Doctor Robert Knox
 2010 The Conspirator
Reverdy Johnson
 2010/I The Debt
Stephan Gold
 2010 Jackboots on Whitehall
Albert / Goebbels (voice)
 2010 The Ghost Writer
Paul Emmett
 2009 The Gruffalo (TV Movie)
Fox (voice)
 2009 44 Inch Chest
Archie
 2009 Duplicity
Howard Tully
 2008 Valkyrie
General Friedrich Fromm
 2008 A Number (TV Movie)
Salter
 2008 RocknRolla
Lenny Cole
 2008 Recount (TV Movie)
James Baker
 2008 John Adams (TV Mini-Series)
Benjamin Franklin
- Reunion (2008) ... Benjamin Franklin
- Don't Tread on Me (2008) ... Benjamin Franklin
- Independence (2008) ... Benjamin Franklin
 2007 Michael Clayton
Arthur Edens
 2007 Cassandra's Dream
Howard Swann
 2007 Dedication
Rudy Holt
 2006 The Last Kiss
Stephen
 2006 The Night of the White Pants
Max Hagan
 2005 Ripley Under Ground
John Webster
 2005 Separate Lies
James Manning
 2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Father Moore
 2005 Batman Begins (Video Game)
Carmine Falcone (voice)
 2005 Batman Begins
Carmine Falcone
 2005 Piccadilly Jim
Bingley Crocker
 2004 A Good Woman
Tuppy
 2004 Stage Beauty
Thomas Betterton
 2004 If Only
Taxi Driver
 2003 Girl with a Pearl Earring
Van Ruijven
 2003 Normal (TV Movie)
Roy 'Ruth' Applewood
 2002 An Angel for May (TV Movie)
Sam Wheeler
 2002 Before You Go
Frank
 2002 The Importance of Being Earnest
Dr. Chasuble
 2002 The Gathering Storm (TV Movie)
Sir Robert Vansittart
 2001 Black Knight
Sir Knolte of Marlborough
 2001 Another Life
Mr. Carlton
 2001 In the Bedroom
Matt Fowler
 2000 Chain of Fools
Bollingsworth
 2000 Essex Boys
John Dyke
 2000 The Patriot
Gen. Lord Charles Cornwallis
 1999 David Copperfield (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Narrator
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Narrator
 1999/I Ride with the Devil
Orton Brown
 1999 Molokai
Brother Dutton
 1998 Shakespeare in Love
Hugh Fennyman
 1998 Jilting Joe
Wyatt
 1998 Rush Hour
Griffin / Juntao
 1998 The Governess
Mr. Charles Cavendish
 1997 Cold Enough for Snow (TV Movie)
Hugh Lloyd
 1997 Oscar and Lucinda
Hugh Stratton
 1997 Wilde
The Marquess of Queensberry
 1997 The Full Monty
Gerald
 1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow
Prof. Loyen
 1996 The Ghost and the Darkness
Robert Beaumont
 1990-1996 Screen Two (TV Series)
David Hanratty / Father McAteer / Dr. Middleton
- Crossing the Floor (1996) ... David Hanratty
- A Very Open Prison (1995) ... David Hanratty
- All Things Bright and Beautiful (1994) ... Father McAteer
- Sometime in August (1990) ... Dr. Middleton
 1996 Interview Day (TV Movie)
Hugh
 1995 A Very Open Prison (TV Movie)
Home Secretary
 1995 Sense and Sensibility
Mr. Dashwood
 1994 Martin Chuzzlewit (TV Mini-Series)
Seth Pecksniff
- Episode Six (1994) ... Seth Pecksniff
- Episode Five (1994) ... Seth Pecksniff
- Episode Four (1994) ... Seth Pecksniff
- Episode Three (1994) ... Seth Pecksniff
- Episode Two (1994) ... Seth Pecksniff
 1994 Performance (TV Series)
Duke Vincentio
- Measure for Measure (1994) ... Duke Vincentio
 1994 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Buckingham
- King Richard III (1994) ... Buckingham (voice)
 1994 Priest
Father Matthew Thomas
 1994 Alleyn Mysteries (TV Series)
Gerald Lacklander
- Scales of Justice (1994) ... Gerald Lacklander
 1994 A Business Affair
Bob
 1994 Royal Deceit
Hardvendel
 1993 In the Name of the Father
Appeal Prosecutor
 1993 Resnick: Rough Treatment (TV Movie)
D.I. Charlie Resnick
 1993 Stay Lucky (TV Series)
Allon
- Gilding the Lily (1993) ... Allon
 1993 An Exchange of Fire (TV Series)
President Slajek
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... President Slajek
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... President Slajek
 1992 Resnick: Lonely Hearts (TV Series)
Det. Insp. Charlie Resnick
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Det. Insp. Charlie Resnick
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Det. Insp. Charlie Resnick
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Det. Insp. Charlie Resnick
 1992 Underbelly (TV Series)
Paul Manning
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Paul Manning
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Paul Manning
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Paul Manning
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Paul Manning
 1991 Prime Suspect (TV Mini-Series)
Peter Rawlins
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Peter Rawlins
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Peter Rawlins
 1991 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Ashley Wilkes
- One Born Every Minute (1991) ... Ashley Wilkes
 1991 Parnell & the Englishwoman (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Charles Russell
- The Libel (1991) ... Sir Charles Russell
 1990 Paper Mask
Dr. Thorn
 1990 Counterstrike (TV Series)
- Dead in the Air (1990)
 1990 TECX (TV Series)
Hugo Gillon
- The Wine Business (1990) ... Hugo Gillon
 1990 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Jake Normington
- The Infernal Serpent (1990) ... Jake Normington
 1989 First and Last (TV Movie)
Stephen
 1988 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Robert Hathall
- Shake Hands Forever: Part Three (1988) ... Robert Hathall
- Shake Hands Forever: Part Two (1988) ... Robert Hathall
- Shake Hands Forever: Part One (1988) ... Robert Hathall
 1988 The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (TV Movie)
Silberbauer
 1988 The Woman He Loved (TV Movie)
Ernest Simpson
 1986 First Among Equals (TV Mini-Series)
Raymond Gould
- Episode #1.10 (1986) ... Raymond Gould
- Episode #1.9 (1986) ... Raymond Gould
- Episode #1.8 (1986) ... Raymond Gould
- Episode #1.7 (1986) ... Raymond Gould
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Raymond Gould
 1985 Happy Families (TV Series)
Jack
- Cassie (1985) ... Jack
 1985 Travelling Man (TV Series)
'Granny' Jackson
- On the Hook (1985) ... 'Granny' Jackson
 1985 Bones
Tom
 1985/I Sylvia
Keith Henderson
 1985 Miss Marple: A Pocketful of Rye (TV Movie)
Detective Inspector Neele
 1985 Wetherby
Roger Braithwaite
 1984 Squaring the Circle (TV Movie)
Rulewski
 1984 Sharma and Beyond (TV Movie)
Vivian
 1984 Sakharov (TV Movie)
 1984 Strangers and Brothers (TV Series)
George Passant
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... George Passant
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... George Passant
 1983 Spyship (TV Mini-Series)
Martin Taylor
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Martin Taylor
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Martin Taylor
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Martin Taylor
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Martin Taylor
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Martin Taylor
 1983 All for Love (TV Series)
Eddie
- Letting the Birds Go Free (1983) ... Eddie
 1982 Panorama (TV Series documentary)
Czuma
 1979 Crime and Punishment (TV Mini-Series)
Cadet
- Part 1 (1979) ... Cadet
 1976 Smuga cienia
Ransome
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Other Works:

He acted in Sean O'Casey's play, "Juno and the Paycock", at the Nottingham Playhouse in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England with Anne Kristen, Martin Dempsey, Brenda Fricker and Donald Gee in the cast. Richard Eyre was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Thomas Wilkinson

Height:

6' 1" (1.86 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on deciding which roles to take]: "You just follow your nose. You ask those simple really instinctive questions like you know: Can I shine in this role?, Can I do this role better than anybody in the world?, Is there something in it that I recognize?... Its really not to do with the money, or the director, or the other members of the cast. The first simple thing is: Am I going to enjoy playing ... See more »

Trivia:

Is the only actor nominated for two Golden Globes on the same year for portraying two American politicians: "Benjamin Franklin" (John Adams (2008)) and James Baker III (Recount (2008)), winning for John Adams (2008). Both of these miniseries/television movie were produced by HBO. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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