TOM WILKINSON (Knolte) is one of the busiest actors in both Britain and the United States. He was awarded the Sundance Film Festival's Special Jury Prize for his performance opposite Sissy Spacek in "In the Bedroom." Prior to that he was seen opposite Mel Gibson in "The Patriot," in John Madden's Academy Award®-winning
"Shakespeare in Love," for which he received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and in the smash hit "Rush Hour." Wilkinson received a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Gerald in Peter Cattaneo's Academy Award-winning "The Full Monty."
Wilkinson's other film credits include Sandra Goldhacher's "The Governess,"
Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility" and "Ride with the Devil," Brian Gilbert's "Wilde"
Gillian Armstrong's "Oscar & Lucinda," Bille August's "Smilla's Sense of Snow,"
Antonia Bird's "Priest," Jim Sheridan's "In the Name of the Father" and David Hare's
A renowned stage actor in his native England, Wilkinson has performed with such
prestigious companies as the Royal Court, the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. His stage work includes the title portrayals in
"Peer Gynt," "Brand," "Henry V" and "Hamlet." He has also performed in productions of "Three Sisters," "Uncle
Vanya," "Julius Caesar," "Merchant of Venice," "The Crucible" and
"As You Like It." Recently, he starred in the world premiere of David Hare's play "My Zinc Bed" at the Royal Court Theatre.
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