More Tom Wilkinson Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Stage Beauty)A 2001 Oscar nominee (and Independent Spirit Award winner) for his performance in Todd Field's IN THE BEDROOM, Tom Wilkinson became a household name around the globe after starring in Peter Cattaneo's THE FULL MONTY.
Wilkinson followed up IN THE BEDROOM with a star turn in the HBO film NORMAL, opposite Jessica Lange, receiving both Golden Globe and Emmy nominations. He recently completed A GOOD WOMAN for director Mike Barker, opposite Helen Hunt and Scarlett Johansson; John McKay's PICADILLY JIM with Sam Rockwell; WHITE ON WHITE for director Roger Spottiswoode, and Julian Fellowes' directorial debut A WAY THROUGHT THE WOODS, with Emily Watson and Rupert Everett. He will next be appearing in the BATMAN prequel with Christian Bale, Katie Holmes and Michael Caine for Warner Bros. Recent films include THE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARING, with Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson, and the critically acclaimed ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTTED MIND, with Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.
In recent years, Wilkinson has appeared in a wide range of films INCLUDING RUSH HOUR, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, THE PATRIOT, RIDE WITH THE DEVIL, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, OSCAR AND LUCINDA and WILDE.
Wilkinson credits director Richard Eyre with providing his break into show business at the Nottingham Playhouse. Since then, his many stage credits include John Proctor in The Crucible at the Royal National Theatre, the title role in King Lear at the Royal Court and Dr. Stockmann in An Enemy of the People, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award. More recently, he appeared at the Royal Court in David Hare's production of My Zinc Bed.
On television, Wilkinson has appeared in (among others) the award-winning BBC mini-series Martin Chuzzlewit, in the title role of the BBC detective series Resnick, and in Measure for Measure and Cold Enough for Snow, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award.
Bio courtesy Lionsgate Films for "Stage Beauty" (22-Jul-2004)
Biography #3 (for In the Bedroom)One of the busiest actors in both Britain and the United States, Tom Wilkinson's diverse roles including starring opposite Mel Gibson in The Patriot, as Fennyman in John Madden's Academy Award-winning Shakespeare in Love (for which he received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor) and in Brett Ratner's smash hit Rush Hour. He came to international notoriety with his performance as Gerald in the Academy Award-nominated The Full Monty, for which he also received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Most recently, he appeared with Salma Hayek in Chain of Fools and the British thriller The Essex Boys. His upcoming roles include The Black Knight with Martin Lawrence and The Importance of Being Earnest with Rupert Everett and Cohn Firth. Wilkinson's other film credits include Sandra Goldbacher's The Governess, Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility and Ride with the Devil, Brian Gilbert's Wilde, Gillian Armstrong's Oscar & Lucinda, Bille August's Smilla's Sense of Snow, Antonia Bird's Priest, Jim Sheridan's In the Name of the Father and David Hare's Wetherby.
A renowned stage actor in his native England, Wilkinson has performed with such prestigious companies as the Oxford Playhouse, the National Theater, and the Royal Shakespeare Company. His stage work includes the title portrayals in Peer Gynt, Brand, and Henry V. He has also performed in productions of Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Merchant of Venic e, The Crucible and As You Like It.
Bio courtesy Miramax for "In the Bedroom" (01-Jan-2000)