Tom Wilkinson racks up the air miles
Actor Tom Wilkinson has been doing a fair bit of globetrotting recently for an eclectic range of film projects.
He is currently bound for Berlin and Boston with Vince Vaughn to film The Business Trip, in which he plays Tim McWinters, a business associate of Vaughn's character on an ill-fated European trip. Nick Frost and James Marsden co-star.
He also plays Lord Mansfield in Amma Asante's period feature Belle, produced by Damian Jones, which shot in London and the Isle of Man last year. The film - which was well-received at Toronto recently - centres on the real life story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the first mixed race woman to appear in the higher echelons of London society in the 18th century.
Wilkinson will also be seen in the very starry Grand Budapest Hotel, which actually shot in Germany. Writer/director Wes Anderson assembled an extraordinary A-list cast for this 1920s set film: Ralph Fiennes; Saoirse Ronan; Ed Norton; Jude Law; Owen Wilson; Tilda Swinton; Willem Dafoe; Bill Murray; Adrien Brody; Harvey Keitel; Jeff Goldblum - the list goes on. Perhaps easier to mention who isn't in it…
The Batman Begins actor was back in London earlier this summer filming Good People with Kate Hudson and James Franco. The thriller is based on Marcus Sakey's novel about an American couple in London who steal money from their dead tenant's apartment.
Wilkinson was also in Mexico this year shooting Little Boy for director Alejandro Monteverde, a period feature set during the Second World War.
On top of this he is reported to be on board Rupert Everett's Oscar Wilde feature for producer Robert Fox, The Happy Prince, currently on the slate to shoot next year. The feature, which Everett will direct from his own screenplay, centres on the last days of Wilde as his health deteriorated following his imprisonment for gross indecency.
Tom Wilkinson, come back to film here in the UK soon - we miss you!
Further information on Belle, The Happy Prince and Good People can be found on Production Intelligence, our online database of advance and archive productions.