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Overview (2)

Born in London, England, UK
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tom Wontner was born in London, England in 1971. He has appeared in many independent features and shorts.

He plays Dr Townsend in the 2015 feature The Carer (2016), he acted in the bizarre comedy,Cross-Eyed Waltz (2005), by Peter Hearn, Troubled Children Films' Quality Indigo (2005) and Carey Films'A Mind of Her Own (2006).

He played the geeky romantic lead, "Trevor", alongside Roy Hudd, in Grindstone Films' Jack, the Last Victim (2005). A psychological thriller, based on an unnerving musical about Jack the Ripper, London's most notorious serial killer.

In 2004, as hapless undercover reporter "Martin Cosgrave" in Magnificent Pictures' The Haircutter's Cut (2004), he was short-listed to the final top six in BBC/CSV Night of Many Stars for new London film-making talent.

He has been cast in independent short films, including Hard Case (2006) (Cannes SFC 2006), Tunnel Vision (2003) (BFI 24hr challenge), The Control Room (2005), "William" in Kritzi: The Little Goat (2004) "Ian" in Lonely Face (2003). He also played the bumbling "Sebastian" in the Cornish comedy, Obedience (2003), and in RAM Productions' black comedy, Lifelines (2004). Rockfall Film's black comedy, Dentally Does It (2005), in which Tom plays "Paul the Dentist", was selected for screening at the Newport Beach Film Festival in April 2005.

He produced the comic romance, My Yacht (2006), screened in film festivals including Dallas, Raindance, Edinburgh, Sacramento and the Commonwealth Film Festival. He also produced and acted in the horror short, Witch's Spring (2004), for the British 24-Hour Film Challenge, September 2004, which was been chosen for the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired horror compilation feature, The Horror of H.P. Lovecraft (2006), premiering in New York in July 2006.

Tom voiced "Michael" in Ben Crowe's Palm D'Or-shortlisted The Man Who Met Himself (2005), the only British film to have been officially selected to screen in competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2005. He won Best Actor for his role as "Ben" in My Yacht (2006), at the Wreck-Beach International Film Festival in Ontario Canada.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Marcus Richards

Trivia (4)

His great grandfather, Arthur Wontner, was an actor. Arthur was most famous for playing the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes in the first 5 films about the great sleuth, first appearing as Holmes in Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour (1931).
His great uncle Hilary Wontner was also an actor.
He is a descendant of poet William Wordsworth, and has played "William" in events taking place in the poet's home at Rydal Mount in the Lake District, England.
He spent his early career working in various aspects of television production, including sound and camera, and subsequently presenting and producing at companies such as United Artists/Telewest 94-96. He worked as a Location Reporter for Cable Today, UATV (United Artists Television) Telewest, Channel 17 and notably made Travel shows about Picardy , Paris and Disneyland Paris 'Cable Today En Francais'.

Personal Quotes (1)

"24 hours to make a film sounds totally mad, but it's actually a very liberating experience. We all know about writer's block - well, many filmmakers suffer the same thing with films. That's where a challenge can actually prove a rather effective laxative!" Speaking about the UK 24 Hour Film Challenge.

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