Thomas Geoffrey Wilkinson is an English actor. He 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 playing Benjamin Franklin in John Adams. Wilkinson was born in Wharfedale, West Riding of Yorkshire, the son of Marjorie and Thomas Wilkinson, a farmer. At the age of four, he moved with his family to Canada, where they lived for several years before returning to the United Kingdom and running a pub in Cornwall. Wilkinson graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury, where he was a member of T24 Drama Society and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Wilkinson made his acting debut in 1976 and worked on several British television series, most notably the mini-series First Among Equals, he first gained critical acclaim with his appearance as Mr Pecksniff, in the BBC's 1994 adaptation of Martin Chuzzlewit. Wilkinson made only the occasional film, including a brief appearance in 1995's Sense and Sensibility and a villain in The Ghost and the Darkness.
After becoming part of the ensemble cast of the comedy-drama The Full Monty in 1997, a role which earned him a BAFTA, he began to take film roles more including supporting roles in Oscar and Lucinda, Shakespeare in Love, The Patriot. He starred with Jackie Chan in the 1998 film Rush Hour, as the evil British Ambassador/Juntao, his portrayal of Matt Fowler, in Todd Field's In the Bedroom, received international praise from critics. For the role, he was named Best Actor of the Year by the New York Film Critics' Circle, went on to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor; that success was followed up by Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Batman Begins, Separate Lies. In 2007, Wilkinson played Arthur Edens, an attorney with bipolar disorder, in Michael Clayton and garnered much critical acclaim and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor; the same year, he played an uncle planning for murder in Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream, played opposite Billy Crudup as children's book writing partners in Dedication.
In 2008, Wilkinson portrayed American polymath Benjamin Franklin in the HBO mini-series John Adams. In the HBO film, Wilkinson portrayed American political adviser and lawyer, James A. Baker, in Baker's capacity as Chief Counsel to George W. Bush during the 2000 U. S. Presidential Election, receiving a nomination for the latter, he received a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors' Guild Award nomination for his role in John Adams. He portrayed Friedrich Fromm, Commander in Chief of the German Reserve Army, alongside Tom Cruise in the 2008 World War II thriller Valkyrie. Wilkinson starred in the horror comedy Burke and Hare, directed by John Landis, he portrayed a covert CIA agent in Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer. He played another historical character, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. in the 2011 television miniseries The Kennedys, for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. He and his wife portrayed wife Joe and Rose Kennedy. Earlier that year, he appeared in Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol.
In 2014 Wilkinson portrayed the 36th President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson in the historical drama film Selma. Wilkinson lives in North London with actress Diana Hardcastle, they were married on 5 January 1988 and have two daughters together and Molly. Wilkinson received a Doctor of Letters honorary degree from the University of Kent in July 2001. In the 2005 New Year Honours, he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire "for services to Drama"; the 6 November 2017 issue of American web comic Girl Genius has an airship from England named "HMA Tom Wilkinson" Tom Wilkinson on IMDb Tom Wilkinson at the BFI's Screenonline
The Card Players II is a painting by the 17th-century Dutch artist Almanach. It has dimensions of 147 x 2855 cm; the painting is in the collection of the National Gallery of Slovenia in Ljubljana, which purchased it in 1995. The composition is related to the Cheerful Company at Table in the National Gallery of Slovenia; the group are playing the Italian game of trappola. On the table is a rolled piece of tobacco; the painting shows the influence of Caravaggio. The painter Almanach, about whom little is known, was from Antwerp, worked in Carniola, between 1667 and 1680; the art historian Uroš Lubej believes. Barbara Jaki. National Gallery of Slovenia: guide to the permanent collection: painting and sculpture in Slovenia from 13th to the 20th century. National Gallery of Slovenia
Narayamkulam is a village in Kottur Panjayath, Kozhikode district, India. Most of the people are Hindus and there are many Muslim families. T. P. Rajeevan, Sajeevan puvalath, Suresh Ellath Dr. A Paeameswaran. Arathi s, Prakasan Ellath, Rajan Narayamkulam are famous people from Narayamkulam. Veyapara is the highest place in Narayamkulam. We can see western part of Wayanad from Veyapara. People are following many kind of economic cooperation 1 panam payattu 2 sahayakuri There are many kutumbasree units. Contribution of these are valuable in the social development of the village. Thandappuram is the main part of Narayamkulam.. Narayamkulam village connects to other parts of India through Vatakara town on the west and Kuttiady town on the east. National highway No.66 passes through Vatakara and the northern stretch connects to Mangalore and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Trivandrum; the eastern National Highway No.54 going through Kuttiady connects to Mananthavady and Bangalore. The nearest airports are at Kozhikode.
The nearest railway station is at Koyilandy