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TOM WILKINSON (Lenny Cole) is an award-winning actor of stage and screen. Wilkinson earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Tony Gilroy's 2007 drama "Michael Clayton,” opposite George Clooney. His work in that film also brought him Golden Globe, BAFTA Award and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations, in addition to a London Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Wilkinson previously received a Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his performance in Todd Field's drama "In the Bedroom,” opposite Sissy Spacek. He also gained a BAFTA Award nomination, and won an Independent Spirit Award, a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize and a New York Film Critics Circle Award for his role. Prior to that, Wilkinson won a BAFTA for his role in 1997's international box office sensation "The Full Monty,” and garnered another BAFTA nomination the following year for his performance in the Oscar-winning Best Picture "Shakespeare in Love.”

Also honored for his work on the small screen, Wilkinson most recently received dual Emmy nominations: for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for the role of James Baker in HBO's movie "Recount,” and for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his portrayal of Benjamin Franklin in the epic HBO miniseries "John Adams.” He had earlier garnered Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations for his courageous performance in HBO's 2003 film "Normal,” opposite Jessica Lange, and BAFTA TV Award nominations for his roles in the British telefilm "Cold Enough for Snow” and the award-winning BBC miniseries "Martin Chuzzlewit.”

Wilkinson's upcoming film work includes Bryan Singer's World War II-era drama "Valkyrie,” with Tom Cruise; the drama "Duplicity,” with Julia Roberts and Clive Owen under the direction of Tony Gilroy; and Malcolm Venville's "44-Inch Chest,” with Ian McShane and John Hurt. His additional film credits include "Dedication,” with Billy Crudup and Mandy Moore; Woody Allen's "Cassandra's Dream,” with Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor; Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins”; "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” with Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey; "The Last Kiss,” starring Zach Braff; "Stage Beauty,” with Billy Crudup; "Wilde”; "The Governess,” opposite Minnie Driver; Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility”; "Smilla's Sense of Snow”; Gillian Armstrong's "Oscar and Lucinda”; "Ride with the Devil”; "The Importance of Being Earnest”; "Girl with a Pearl Earring,” starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth; Roland Emmerich's "The Patriot”; "A Good Woman”; "Ripley Under Ground”; "The Exorcism of Emily Rose”; and "Separate Lies,” with Emily Watson and Rupert Everett. His other notable television credits include such longform projects as the HBO movie "The Gathering Storm” and the BBC telefilm "Measure for Measure,” to name only a few.

An accomplished stage actor, Wilkinson has played the role of John Proctor in "The Crucible” at the Royal National Theatre; the title role in "King Lear” at the Royal Court; the role of Dr. Stockmann in the award-winning West End production of "Enemy of the People,” with Vanessa Redgrave; a London Critics Circle Award-winning performance in "Ghosts”; and David Hare's production of "My Zinc Bed,” with Julia Ormond.


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