Tom Wilkinson

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Tom Wilkinson

Thomas Geoffrey Wilkinson Jr.

(1948-02-05)5 February 1948
Died30 December 2023(2023-12-30) (aged 75)
North London, England
Cause of deathCardiac arrest
Resting placeSt James Cemetery, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, England
Alma materUniversity of Kent
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Years active1976–2023
Spouse(s)Diana Hardcastle
(m. 1988)

Thomas Geoffrey "Tom" Wilkinson Jr. (5 February 1948 – 30 December 2023) was an English movie, television, stage, and voice actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award, for his roles in In the Bedroom and Michael Clayton. In 2009, he won Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Film for his role in John Adams. Wilkinson was also known for his works in 2005 blockbuster Batman Begins and as Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (the father of President John F. Kennedy). in 2011 miniseries The Kennedys.

Wilkinson was born on 5 February 1948 in Wharfedale, West Riding of Yorkshire, England to Thomas Wilkinson Sr. a farmer.[2][3] Wilkinson was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and University of Kent.

Wilkinson was married to Diana Hardcastle from 1988 until his death. They had two daughters, Alice and Mollie.

Wilkinson died suddenly from cardiac arrest at his home in North London, England on 30 December 2023, at the age of 75.[4][5]

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  1. "Person Details for Thomas G Wilkinson, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837–2008" —".
  2. Tom Wilkinson Biography Archived 2009-05-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. Tom Wilkinson biography. Yahoo! Movies.
  4. Muir, Ellie (30 December 2023). "30 December 2023". The Independent. Retrieved 30 December 2023.
  5. "Tom Wilkinson: The Full Monty actor dies at 75". BBC News. 30 December 2023. Retrieved 30 December 2023.

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