Tom Wilkinson

Tom Wilkinson

Date of Birth

Birthday: December 12
Birthplace: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Tom Wilkinson is a Primetime Emmy® Award winner who played “Benjamin Franklin” in the TV miniseries John Adams, “Arthur Edens” alongside George Clooney in Michael Clayton and “Matt Fowler” in In the Bedroom. Wilkinson was “John Kennedy Sr.” in the miniseries The Kennedys and portrayed “James A. Baker” in the HBO movie Recount.

Tom Wilkinson is a Primetime Emmy® Award winner who played “Benjamin Franklin” in the TV miniseries John Adams, “Arthur Edens” alongside George Clooney in Michael Clayton and “Matt Fowler” in In the Bedroom. Wilkinson was “John Kennedy Sr.” in the miniseries The Kennedys and portrayed “James A. Baker” in the HBO movie Recount. He has appeared in First Among Equals, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Batman Begins, Separate Lies, The Ghost Writer, and The Green Hornet. Wilkinson is a graduate of the University of Kent and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

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Awards & Nominations

4 Nominations | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Tom Wilkinson, as Joe Kennedy
  • The Kennedys
  • ReelzChannel
  • A Muse Entertainment Production in association with Asylum Entertainment
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2008
  • Winner
  • Tom Wilkinson, as Benjamin Franklin
  • John Adams
  • HBO
  • Playtone in association with HBO Films
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2008
  • Nominee
  • Tom Wilkinson, as James Baker
  • Recount
  • HBO
  • Spring Creek/Mirage Productions in association with Trigger Street Productions, Everyman Pictures and HBO Films
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