Tom Wilkinson is a British actor born on February 5, 1948 in Leeds, England. He graduated from the University of Kent and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Wilkinson began his career in television during the 1970s and his first major role was in First Among Equals,…more
In 2008, Tom won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie playing Benjamin Franklin on John Adams.
In 2003, Tom was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie playing Roy Applewood in Normal.
Tom has been nominated for two Golden Globes. In 2004, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for Normal. In 2008, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Michael Clayton.
Tom has been nominated for five SAG Awards. In 1998, Tom was nominated for a SAG award for his work in the movie The Full Monty. The category was Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture. In 1999, he won Outstanding Performance by a Cast for Shakespeare in Love. In 2002, he was nominated for both Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for In The Bedroom. In 2008, he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for Michael Clayton.
Tom has two daughters named Alice and Molly.
Tom attended the University of Kent where he gained a BA in English and American Literature.
Wilkinson was nominated in 2008 for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Arthur Edens, a mentally ill attorney in Tony Gilroy's film Michael Clayton. In 2002, he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in the movie In The Bedroom.
Tom was awarded the OBE in the 2005 New Years Honours.