'John Adams' miniseries to premiere in Va.

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- HBO announced Wednesday it is planning to premiere its historical miniseries "John Adams" at the Byrd Theatre in Richmond, Va.
Elton John party raises $5.1M for charity

Elton John party raises $5.1M for charity

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The 16th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party raised $5.1 million in Los Angeles Sunday night, the foundation announced Monday.
Bardem wins supporting actor Oscar

Bardem wins supporting actor Oscar

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Javier Bardem won the supporting actor Oscar in Los Angeles Sunday for his portrayal of a serial killer in "No Country for Old Men."
Stars line up for Spirit Awards show

Stars line up for Spirit Awards show

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Organizers of Film Independent's 2008 Spirit Awards said dozens of Hollywood's biggest stars are planning to attend the upcoming show in Santa Monica, Calif.

HBO to air Adams mini-series next month

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- HBO is planning to air a star-studded, seven-part original mini-series about John Adams, the second U.S. president.

Swinton 'tickled pink' by Oscar nod

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- British actress Tilda Swinton described her film "Michael Clayton" as a labor of love and said she was pleased it has been recognized with Oscar nominations.
Thornton, Wilkinson embrace 'Duplicity'

Thornton, Wilkinson embrace 'Duplicity'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. film star Billy Bob Thornton and British actor Tom Wilkinson have joined the cast of the film "Duplicity," a report said Thursday.

Affleck, Holbrook make Oscar race

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Casey Affleck, Javier Bardem, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hal Holbrook and Tom Wilkinson are in the running for Hollywood's best supporting actor Oscar.

'Cassandra's Dream' comes true for Allen

NEW YORK, May 31 (UPI) -- The Weinstein Co. has acquired U.S., Australian and New Zealand rights to "Cassandra's Dream," the Woody Allen suspense drama.

Obama chastises carmakers on oil issue

DETROIT, May 8 (UPI) -- U.S. presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has criticized the U.S. auto industry in Detroit for maintaining the country's reliance on oil. Speaking to a sell-out crowd of 2,000 at the Detroit Economic Club luncheon Monday, Obama said he would

Affable Clooney makes New York friends

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- New York court employees say actor George Clooney was "a perfect gentleman" as he worked at the deserted Queens House of Detention on his latest film.

Wilkinson recalls 'Full Monty' experience

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- British actor Tom Wilkinson says getting naked in his hit 1997 comedy, "The Full Monty," helped him become a fearless actor.

'Exorcism' star grateful to Linney

NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Newcomer Jennifer Carpenter says she has her co-star Laura Linney to thank for her role in the new film, "The Exorcism of Emily Rose."

Batman game uses actors' voices, likeness

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have secured an all-star cast of U.S. and international actors for the Batman Begins video game.

'A Good Woman' with Helen Hunt debuts 2005

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Lions Gate Films, based in Santa Monica, Calif., has acquired the North American distribution rights to the movie "A Good Woman," starring Helen Hunt.
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Tom Wilkinson
British actor Tom Wilkinson attends the world premiere of "Rocknrolla" at Odeon West End in London on September 1, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

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.

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