Tom Wilkinson OBE (born 5 February 1948 in Wharfedale, England) is a British actor. Among his accomplishments, he was nominated twice for an Academy Award, for his roles in In the Bedroom and Michael Clayton, and later won won Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Film for playing Benjamin Franklin in John Adams.
He is married to actress Diana Hardcastle and they have two children.
His most notable works include:
- In the Name of the Father (1993) as Grant Richardson
- Sense and Sensibility (1995) as Mr. Dashwood
- The Ghost and the Darkness (1996) as Robert Beaumont
- The Full Monty (1997) as Gerald Cooper
- Rush Hour (1998) as Thomas Griffin/Juntao
- Shakespeare in Love (1998) as Hugh Fennyman
- Ride with the Devil (1999) as Orton Brown
- The Patriot (2000) as General Lord Cornwallis
- In the Bedroom (2001) as Matt Fowler
- Black Knight (2001) as Sir Knolte of Malborough
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) as Howard Mierzwiak
- Batman Begins (2005) as Carmine Falcone
- Michael Clayton (2007) as Arthur Edens
- Burke and Hare (2010) as Dr. Robert Knox
- The Green Hornet (2011) as James Reid
- The Kennedys (2011) as Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.
- Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) as IMF Secretary
- The Lone Ranger (2013) as Latham Cole
- This Beautiful Fantastic (2016) as Alfie Stephenson