Tom Wilkinson, son of farmer Thomas Wilkinson and Marjorie, was born on 5 February 1948, in Wharfedale, England.He completed his graduation from The University of Kent and was also a part of the ancient drama school ‘Royal Academy of Dramatic Art’ in the United Kingdom,.
He started his career in 1976 and worked in many television series, “First Among Equals” (1986) being the most famous one.Tom also appeared in small roles in many films like Sense and Sensibility, The Ghost and the Darkness in 1996 ( as a black hat ), Oscar and Lucinda, directed by Gillian Armstrong, Rush Hour (1998) as a British Ambassador.
His acting skills were praised in the movie “In The Bedroom” and received excellent reviews from the critics for his performance in the movie.Wilkinson’s other hit films include Batman Begins, Normal, Separate Lies, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, etc, for which he was nominated for many awards as well.
In 2008, Tom was seen in the HBO series John Adams for which he received a Golden Globe Award. He was also starred as a CIA agent in Burke and Hare, a horror comedy directed by John Landis. . Wilkinson received the Doctor of Letters Honorary Degree in 2001 from University of Kent and was appointed the Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2005 for his services to drama.
He was honoured with the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in Supporting Role for the movie ‘The Full Monty’.Screen Actors Guild Award for Amazing Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for the film ‘Shakespeare in Love’.The Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead and New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for the movie ‘In The Bedroom’. For the Michael Clayton movie, 2007 release, he was nominated for Thirteen awards and finally he was selected for the category of British Supporting Actor of the Year and was presented with the London Film Critics Circle Award.