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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 63 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 This Beautiful Fantastic (post-production)
Alfie Stephenson
 2016 Snowden (post-production)
Ewen MacAskill
 2016 The Choice (completed)
Dr. Shep
 2016 Carrie Pilby (pre-production)
Mr. Pilby
 2016/II Denial (pre-production)
David Irving
  Soul Survivor (announced)
Dr. Tomas Levin (rumored)
 2015 Jenny's Wedding
 2015 Bone In The Throat
 2014 Good People
DI John Halden
 2012/I The Samaritan
 2010 Jackboots on Whitehall
Albert / Goebbels (voice)
 2009 44 Inch Chest
 2005 Separate Lies
James Manning
 2004 Stage Beauty
Thomas Betterton
 2004 If Only
Taxi Driver
 2002 Before You Go
 2001 Black Knight
Sir Knolte of Marlborough
 2001 Another Life
Mr. Carlton
 2000 Essex Boys
John Dyke
 1999/I Ride with the Devil
Orton Brown
 1999 Molokai
Brother Joseph Dutton
 1998 Jilting Joe
 1998 Rush Hour
Griffin / Juntao
 1997 Oscar and Lucinda
Hugh Stratton
 1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow
Prof. Loyen
 1994 A Business Affair
 1994 Royal Deceit
 1993 In the Name of the Father
Appeal Prosecutor
 1990 Paper Mask
Dr. Thorn
 1985 Bones
 1985/I Sylvia
Keith Henderson
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Michael Pennington, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Tony Church and Carol Royle in the cast. John Barton was the director. See more »

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1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

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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 »


He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the order of the British Empire) in the 2005 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Drama. See more »

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