TOM WILKINSON (Stephan Gold) received an Academy Award nomination for
Best Supporting Actor in Tony Gilroy's Academy Award-nominated Michael
Clayton; and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his
unforgettable performance opposite Sissy Spacek in Todd Field's Academy
Award-nominated In The Bedroom. For the latter role, Mr. Wilkinson also
received a BAFTA Award nomination; and won the Independent Spirit Award, a
Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize, and the New York Film Critics Circle
award, among other honors.
He had previously won a BAFTA for his role in the 1997 British and international
box-office sensation The Full Monty, directed by Peter Cattaneo; and garnered
another BAFTA nomination the following year for his performance in the Best
Picture Oscar winner Shakespeare in Love, which marked his first teaming with
The Debt director John Madden. They have reteamed again on the soon-to-be-released
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Mr. Wilkinson received Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations for his
courageous performance in Jane Anderson's telefilm Normal, opposite Jessica
Lange. He subsequently won Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for the miniseries
John Adams, in which he portrayed Benjamin Franklin; and garnered Emmy and
Golden Globe Award nominations for Jay Roach's telefilm Recount. He was a
Screen Actors Guild Award nominee for the teleplay A Number, based on Caryl
Churchill's play and directed by James MacDonald. He most recently starred in
the miniseries The Kennedys, as Joseph Kennedy Snr.
Among his many other feature credits are Brian Gilbert's Wilde; Sandra
Goldbacher's The Governess; Brett Ratner's Rush Hour; Ang Lee's Ride with the
Devil, Roland Emmerich's The Patriot; Oliver Parker's The Importance of Being
Earnest; Peter Webber's Girl with a Pearl Earring; Richard Eyre's Stage Beauty,
Julian Fellowes' Separate Lies, opposite Emily Watson and Rupert Everett;
Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins; Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream; Guy
Ritchie's RocknRolla; Bryan Singer's Valkyrie; Tony Gilroy's Duplicity; Roman
Polanski's The Ghost Writer; Robert Redford's The Conspirator; and Michel
Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, also for Focus Features, and
The Green Hornet.
An accomplished stage actor, Mr. Wilkinson has played the role of John Proctor
in The Crucible at the Royal National Theatre; the title role in King Lear at
Royal Court; and the role of Dr. Stockmann in the award-winning West End
production of Enemy of the People, with Vanessa Redgrave. Additionally, he won
the London Critics Circle Award for his performance in Ghosts; and starred in
David Hare's production of My Zinc Bed, with Julia Ormond.
His television work also includes BAFTA Award-nominated portrayals in Piers
Haggard's telefilm Cold Enough for Snow and the celebrated BBC miniseries
Martin Chuzzlewit, directed by Pedr James. His other notable television credits
include the teleplay Measure for Measure, directed by David Thacker; and the
telefilms The Gathering Storm, directed by Richard Loncraine, and Prime
Suspect. In the latter, directed by Christopher Menaul, he starred opposite
Mirren of The Debt.
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