Tom Wilkinson is an award-winning actor of stage and screen. Wilkinson received an Academy Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Tony Gilroy’s Academy Award- nominated Michael Clayton.
He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his unforgettable performance in Todd Field’s acclaimed drama In the Bedroom, opposite Sissy Spacek. Tom Wilkinson also received a BAFTA Award nomination, won an Independent Spirit Award, a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize and a New York Film Critics Circle Award for the role. Prior to that, Wilkinson won a BAFTA Award for his role in the 1997 British and international box-office sensation The Full Monty, and garnered another BAFTA Award nomination the following year for his performance in the Oscar-winning Best Picture Shakespeare in Love.
He received Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations for his courageous performance in HBO’s 2003 film Normal, opposite Jessica Lange.
Wilkinson most recently won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Supporting Actor for the HBO miniseries John Adams, in which he portrayed Benjamin Franklin.
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 Theatre; the role of Dr. Stockmann in the award-winning West End production of Enemy of the People, with Vanessa Redgrave; a London Critics’ Circle Theatre Award-winning performance in Ghosts; and David Hare’s production of My Zinc Bed, with Julia Ormond.
On the British small screen, Tom Wilkinson received BAFTA Television Award nominations for his roles in Cold Enough for Snow and the award-winning BBC miniseries Martin Chuzzlewit. His other notable television credits include such long-form projects as the HBO movie The Gathering Storm and the BBC telefilm Measure for Measure, to name only a few.