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Popular British character actor Tom Wilkinson was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England in 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 graduated from the ... See full bio »

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 2016 This Beautiful Fantastic (post-production)
Alfie Stephenson
 2016 The Choice (completed)
Dr. Shep
 2016 Carrie Pilby (pre-production)
Mr. Pilby
 2016 Snowden (post-production)
Ewen MacAskill
  Soul Survivor (announced)
Dr. Tomas Levin (rumored)
 2015 Jenny's Wedding
 2015 Bone In The Throat
 2014 Good People
DI John Halden
 2012 Sleeping Dogs (Video Game)
Superintendent Thomas Pendrew (voice)
 2012/I The Samaritan
 2011 The Gruffalo's Child (TV Short)
Fox (voice)
 2010 Jackboots on Whitehall
Albert / Goebbels (voice)
 2009 The Gruffalo (TV Short)
Fox (voice)
 2009 44 Inch Chest
 2008 A Number (TV Movie)
 2008 Recount (TV Movie)
James Baker
 2005 Separate Lies
James Manning
 2005 Batman Begins (Video Game)
Carmine Falcone (voice)
 2004 Stage Beauty
Thomas Betterton
 2004 If Only
Taxi Driver
 2003 Normal (TV Movie)
Roy 'Ruth' Applewood
 2002 An Angel for May (TV Movie)
Sam Wheeler
 2002 Before You Go
 2002 The Gathering Storm (TV Movie)
Sir Robert Vansittart
 2001 Black Knight
Sir Knolte of Marlborough
 2001 Another Life
Mr. Carlton
 2000 Essex Boys
John Dyke
 1999 David Copperfield (TV Mini-Series)
 1999/I Ride with the Devil
Orton Brown
 1999 Molokai
Brother Joseph Dutton
 1998 Jilting Joe
 1998 Rush Hour
Griffin / Juntao
 1997 Cold Enough for Snow (TV Movie)
Hugh Lloyd
 1997 Oscar and Lucinda
Hugh Stratton
 1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow
Prof. Loyen
 1996 Crossing the Floor (TV Movie)
David Hanratty
 1996 Interview Day (TV Movie)
 1990-1995 Screen Two (TV Series)
David Hanratty / Father McAteer / Dr. Middleton
- A Very Open Prison (1995) ... David Hanratty
- All Things Bright and Beautiful (1994) ... Father McAteer
- Sometime in August (1990) ... Dr. Middleton
 1994 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
- King Richard III (1994) ... Buckingham (voice)
 1994 Alleyn Mysteries (TV Series)
Gerald Lacklander
- Scales of Justice (1994) ... Gerald Lacklander
 1994 A Business Affair
 1994 Royal Deceit
 1994 A Very Open Prison (TV Movie)
Home Secretary
 1993 In the Name of the Father
Appeal Prosecutor
 1993 Stay Lucky (TV Series)
- 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 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
 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)
 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
 1985 Happy Families (TV Series)
- Cassie (1985) ... Jack
 1985 Travelling Man (TV Series)
'Granny' Jackson
- On the Hook (1985) ... 'Granny' Jackson
 1985 Bones
 1985/I Sylvia
Keith Henderson
 1984 Squaring the Circle (TV Movie)
 1984 Sharma and Beyond (TV Movie)
 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 All for Love (TV Series)
- Letting the Birds Go Free (1983) ... Eddie
 1982 Panorama (TV Series documentary)
 1979 Crime and Punishment (TV Mini-Series)
- Part 1 (1979) ... Cadet
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "As You Like It", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Susan Fleetwood, John Bowe, Derek Godfrey, Jonathan Hyde, Michael Siberry, Bruce Purchase, Bille Brown, Sinéad Cusack and Joe Melia in the cast. Terry Hands was the director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Thomas Wilkinson


6' 1" (1.86 m)

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[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 »


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