Tom Wilkinson

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  • Birth Name: Geoffrey Wilkinson
  • Birth Place: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • Made his TV debut with a small role in the 1979 miniseries Crime and Punishment.
  • Breakout big-screen role came with 1997 British comedy The Full Monty.
  • Awarded an Officer in the Order of the British Empire in 2005.
  • Has played a number of historical characters, including Benjamin Franklin, T.S. Eliot and Gen. Charles Cornwallis.
  • Has said his favorite film is 1969 Western The Wild Bunch.
  • Acted alongside his wife, Diana Hardcastle, in the 2011 miniseries The Kennedys, with the couple playing Rose and Joseph Kennedy Sr.

Awards

  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1998, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 2007, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2001, Sundance Film Festival — Special Jury Prize for Acting (Dramatic): Winner
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 1999, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1988, Olivier Awards — Actor of the Year in a Revival: Nominee
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2002, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Winner
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2004, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Winner
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2001, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Molly Wilkinson — Daughter
  • Alice Wilkinson — Daughter
  • Diana Hardcastle — Wife

College

  • University of Kent at Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent, England (BA in English and American Literature, 1970); Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England

Details

  • Birth Name: Geoffrey Wilkinson
  • Birth Place: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
  • Profession: Actor

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