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Popular British character actor Tom Wilkinson was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England in a long line of urban farmers. 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 University of Kent at Canterbury with a degree in English ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013/I Belle
Lord Mansfield
 2012/I The Samaritan
Xavier
 2010 Jackboots on Whitehall
Albert / Goebbels (voice)
 2005 Ripley Under Ground
John Webster
 2005 Separate Lies
James Manning
 2004 Stage Beauty
Thomas Betterton
 2004 If Only
Taxi Driver
 2002 Before You Go
Frank
 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
Wyatt
 1998 Rush Hour
Griffin
 1998 The Governess
Mr. Charles Cavendish
 1997 Oscar and Lucinda
Hugh Stratton
 1997 Smilla's Feeling for Snow
Prof. Loyen
 1994 A Business Affair
Bob
 1994 Royal Deceit
Hardvendel
 1993 In the Name of the Father
Appeal Prosecutor
 1990 Paper Mask
Dr. Thorn
 1985 Bones
Tom
 1985/I Sylvia
Keith Henderson
 1985 Wetherby
Roger Braithwaite
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Richard III," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Alan Howard, Richard Pasco, David Suchet, Derek Godfrey, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Sinead Cusack, John Carlisle, James Hazeldine, Joe Melia, Felicity Dean, and Pip Miller in the cast. Terry ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Thomas Wilkinson

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

He was awarded the 1986 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Ghosts. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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