Earl of Brockenhurst

Played By Tom Wilkinson


Tall and handsome in his youth, Lord Brockenhurst is a typical aristocrat who has lived his life according to an accepted code, one that he has never questioned. He loves his wife, however, even if their marriage is a courteous but essentially external affair of form and rule, manner and custom. His family circumstances have brought out his depressive tendencies.


Tom Wilkinson is a multi-award-winning actor of stage and screen. Wilkinson won a BAFTA for his role in the 1997 international box-office sensation The Full Monty and garnered another BAFTA nomination for his performance in Shakespeare In Love.  He later went on to win an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Supporting Actor in HBO miniseries John Adams. Wilkinson also received Oscar nominations, in the Best Actor category, for In The Bedroom and for Best Supporting Actor in Michael Clayton. On the British small screen, Wilkinson received BAFTA TV Award nominations for his roles in Cold Enough for Snow and BBC miniseries Martin Chuzzlewit.  His other notable television credits include such long-form projects as the HBO movie The Gathering Storm and the BBC telefilm Measure for Measure. An accomplished stage actor, Wilkinson has played the role of John Proctor in The Crucible at the Royal National Theatre, the title role in King Lear at the Royal Court and the role of Dr. Stockmann in the award-winning Enemy of the People, with Vanessa Redgrave. Tom’s most recent film credits include Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back), The Titan, Burden, The Happy Prince and The Catcher Was A Spy. He will next be seen in the upcoming action-thriller SAS: Red Notice. Further notable credits include Selma, The Lone Ranger, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Batman Begins.