THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
One of the busiest actors
in both Britain and the United States, TOM WILKINSON just won raves and an
Academy Award nomination for his performance as
Matt in Todd Field's In The Bedroom. His diverse list of credits
includes The Patriot, Shakespeare
in Love (for
which he received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor) and Brett
Ratner's smash hit Rush Hour. Wilkinson came to
international notoriety with his performance as Gerald in the Academy
Award-nominated The Full Monty, for which he also received a
BAFTA Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Most recently, he appeared
with Salma Hayek in Chain of Fools, with Martin Lawrence in Black
Knight, and in the British thriller
The Essex Boys.
Wilkinson's other film credits include Sandra Goldbachers The Governess,
Ang Lee's Sense and
and Ride With The Devil,
Brian Gilbert's Wilde, Gillian Armstrong's Oscar and Lucinda,
Antonia Bird's Priest, Jim Sheridan's In
the Name of the Father,
and David Hare's Wetherby.
A renowned stage actor in
his native England, Wilkinson has performed with such prestigious companies as
the Oxford Playhouse, the National
Theater, and the Royal Shakespeare Company. His stage work includes the title
portrayals in Peer Gynt, Brand,
and Henry V. He has also performed in productions of Three Sisters,
Uncle Vanya, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, The
Merchant of Venice,
The Crucible, and As You Like It.
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