Thomas Geoffrey "Tom" Wilkinson, OBE (born December 12 1948) is an English actor.
Wilkinson was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, the son of Thomas Wilkinson, Sr., a farmer. At the age of four, he moved with his family to Canada, where they lived for several years before returning to England and running a pub in Cornwall. Wilkinson graduated from the University of Kent, where he was a member of T24 Drama Society (then named UKCD) and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Wilkinson currently lives in North London with his wife, actress Diana Hardcastle, and their two children, Alice, 21, and Mollie, 19.