Thomas Geoffrey “Tom” Wilkinson, Jr. is Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Awards winning actor, born on 5th February 1948 in Wharfedale, Yorkshire, England, UK. He is best known for his roles in “Martin Chuzzlewit” (1994), “The Full Monty” (1997) and the role of Benjamin Franklin in miniseries “John Adams” (2008).
Have you ever wondered how rich Tom Wilkinson is? According to sources it has been estimated that Tom’s overall net worth is $12 million. Wilkinson has earned this wealth thanks to his extraordinary acting talent, and so an impressive list of roles he played during his career. The numerous awards and honors he received only added to his total net worth.
Tom Wilkinson Net Worth $12 Million
Wilkinson was born in West Yorkshire, England, but moved to Canada with his family when he was four years old. There he spent a part of his childhood before returning to England where his parents started running a pub. At school, Tom’s behavior was considered restless and problematic, and he was therefore introduced to the theater, in order to keep him occupied. This led to Tom enrolling at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art after finishing his studies at Kent University. After graduating in the early ‘80s, Wilkinson began performing at the Nottingham Playhouse and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. After some time spent on stage, Wilkinson turned to television and got his debut role in TV series “First Among Equals” (1986). However, his first more notable, critically acclaimed role came in 1994, when he appeared as Mr. Pecksniff in the BBC series “Martin Chuzzlewit”, for which he was nominated for a British Academy Television Award for Best Actor.
During the mid ‘90s he made brief appearances in “Sense and Sensibility”(1995) and “The Ghost and the Darkness”(1996). In 1997 he became a part of the ensemble cast of “The Full Monty” hit comedy-drama film and earned a BAFTA award for his role of Gerald. This resulted in Wilkinson’s more frequent film appearances, among others in “Wilde”, “Shakespeare in Love”, “The Patriot” and others. One of his most notable roles is that of Matt Fowler in the 2001 film “In the Bedroom”, which brought him international accolades and a series of awards; he was named Best Actor of the Year by the New York Film Critics’ Circle and nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Such success led to his even greater popularity and major net worth increase.
In 2007 Tom portrayed an attorney with bipolar disorder in “Michael Clayton” and gained very positive reactions and comments for his acting, and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. However, his truly biggest acting success so far came in 2008 when he played Benjamin Franklin in the HBO mini-series “John Adams”. This role brought him an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award as well as a Screen Actors’ Guild Award nomination. Some of his more recent activity includes his role of a CIA agent in “The Ghost Writer” (2010) by Roman Polanski. A year later he portrayed Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. in the TV series “The Kennedys”, a role which earned him a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. Wilkinson is currently involved in four movies set for release in 2016 and 2017.
When it comes to his personal life, Tom lives in London with his wife Diana Hardcastle, who is also an actress and played the role of his wife in “The Kennedys”. The couple have two children. In July 2001, Wilkinson received a “Doctor of Letters” honorary degree from the University of Kent, and four years later he was named an “Officer of the Order of the British Empire”(OBE) for his contribution to Drama.
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