Actor, Oscar nominee
BA English (Rutherford 1967)
Tom Wilkinson made his television debut in the mid-1970s and worked on several British television series, After becoming part of the ensemble cast of the smash hit The Full Monty in 1997, a role which earned him a BAFTA, he took supporting parts in Oscar and Lucinda, Wilde, Shakespeare in Love, and The Patriot.
Tom Wilkinson has twice been nominated for an Academy Award, for his roles in In the Bedroom and Michael Clayton. In 2009, he won Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Film for John Adams.
He received an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University in July 2001 and in the New Year Honours List published 31 December 2004, he was appointed an OBE for services to drama.back to top