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Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson

Dr. Howard Mierzwiak

One of the busiest actors in both the U.K. and the U.S., Tom Wilkinson received Academy Award and SAG Award nominations for his performance in Todd Field's In the Bedroom, opposite Sissy Spacek. His portrayal earned him the New York Film Critics Circle and Independent Spirit Awards for Best Actor.

A renowned stage actor in his native England, Mr. Wilkinson has performed with such prestigious stage troupes as the Oxford Playhouse, the National Theater, and the Royal Shakespeare Company. His stage work includes essaying the title roles in Peer Gynt 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.

His early films included David Hare's Wetherby, Jim Sheridan's In the Name of the Father, Antonia Bird's Priest, and Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility. His performance in Peter Catteneo's The Full Monty brought him international attention, and he won the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has since starred in, among other films, Brian Gilbert's Wilde, Sandra Goldbacher's The Governess, Brett Ratner's Rush Hour, John Madden's Shakespeare in Love (for which he received a BAFTA Award nomination), Ang Lee's Ride with the Devil, Roland Emmerich's The Patriot, Gil Junger's Black Knight and upcoming If Only, Oliver Parker's The Importance of Being Earnest, and Peter Webber's Girl with a Pearl Earring.

Mr. Wilkinson will soon be seen in, among other films, Richard Eyre's Stage Beauty, Julian Fellowes' A Way Through the Woods, John McKay's Piccadilly Jim, Roger Spottiswoode's White on White, and Michael Barker's A Good Woman.

He was recently an Emmy Award nominee for his performance in Jane Anderson's HBO telefilm Normal, in which he starred opposite Jessica Lange.