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 most recently won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Supporting Actor for the HBO miniseries "John Adams," in which he portrayed 'Benjamin Franklin.'
Next up for Wilkinson is HBO'S "A Number" with Rhys Ifans, Roman Polanski's THE GHOST WRITER, with Pierce Brosnan; 44 INCH CHEST, co-starring Ian McShane and Ray Winstone; the Miramax film THE DEBT, starring opposite Helen Mirren; and THE GREEN HORNET, starring Seth Rogen.
Wilkinson recently starred in Tony Gilroy's DUPLICITY, with Julia Roberts and Clive Owen; DEDICATION, with Billy Crudup and Mandy Moore; 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; 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.
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.
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.