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Tom Wilkinson
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Biography

A popular British character actor, Tom Wilkinson was born on December 12, 1948, in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England in a long line of urban farmers. Economic hardships had forced his family to move to Canada for a few years when Tom was a child. After he had returned to England, Tom attended and graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury with a degree in English and American Literature. Tom first became active in film and television in the mid-1970s, specializing in playing men suffering from some sort of emotional repression and/or pretensions of societal grandeur. In 1989 his daughter Alice was born, and in 1992 his daughter Molly was born, both with actress-wife Diana Hardcastle.

He first became familiar to an international audience in 1997 with his role as one of six unemployed workers who strip for cash in 'Peter Catteneo' 's enormously successful and multiple Oscar-nominated comedy (including Best Picture) Full Monty, The (1997). That same year, he was featured in 'Gillian Armstrong' 's Oscar and Lucinda (1997), and as the rabidly unpleasant father of Lord Alfred Douglas, Oscar Wilde's young lover in Wilde (1997). Wilkinson was also shown to memorable effect as a theatre financier with acting aspirations in the multiple Oscar-winning (including Best Picture) Shakespeare in Love (1998); also in 1998, he acted in one of his few leading roles in Governess, The (1998), portraying a 19th century photographer with an eye for the film's title character (Minnie Driver). Over the next few years, Tom would become more popular, especially with American audiences, with such roles as General Cornwallis alongside Mel Gibson in the blockbuster Patriot, The (2000) and as the grief-stricken father, Matt Fowler, in the critically acclaimed and multiple Oscar-nominated (including Best Picture) In the Bedroom (2001). One of those nominations was Best Actor in a Leading Role for Tom (his first Oscar nomination).

Tom Wilkinson stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
Sense and Sensibility 1995 Suzy 2016-01-14 **
The Full Monty 1998 In San Miguel w/ Lois, Neil, Mary and Katie 0000-00-00 ***
Shakespeare in Love 1998 Showcase Orange 0000-00-00 **** 1/2
The Patriot 2000 on HBO w/ Suzy 2001-06-17 ** 1/2
The Importance of Being Ernest 2002 at Showcase Orange 2002-06-28 ***
Girl with a Pearl Earring 2003 w/ Family on DVD 2004-05-09 ***
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 at Showcase Orange 2004-04-16 *** 1/2
Batman Begins 2005 family on DVD 2005-10-28 *** 1/2
Michael Clayton 2007 Suzy on DVD 2008-02-23 ***
RocknRolla 2008 2018-11-17 **
Duplicity 2009 Suzy 2009-07-21 ** 1/2
The Ghost Writer 2010 Suzy 2013-03-15 **
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2011 Suzy and Hanna 2012-07-20 *** 1/2
The Green Hornet 2011 Suzy and Hanna 2001-04-08 * 1/2
Mission : impossible - Ghost Protocol 2011 2012-04-27 ** 1/2
The Lone Ranger 2013 Middletown theater with Suzy, Hanna, Fan and MaryLou 2013-07-05 ** 1/2
The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 Suzy at Middletown 2014-05-24 *** 1/2
Selma 2014 Suzy 2015-01-20 ***