Tom Wisdom

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Tom Wisdom
Born (1973-02-18) 18 February 1973 (age 45)
Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK
Alma materTaunton's College, Academy Drama School
Years active1994–present

Tom Wisdom (born 18 February 1973) is an English actor of theatre, film and television. His film roles include the downtrodden hero of Danny Patrick's Hey Mr DJ, Astinos in 300, and the Archangel Michael in Syfy's Dominion.

Personal life[edit]

Wisdom was born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. He is of Liverpool/Bolton mix.[citation needed] Wisdom grew up in many different places because of his father's position in the Royal Air Force, including English air bases in Swindon, Doncaster and Devon. Wisdom has two siblings, an older brother and a younger sister.[1] Wisdom attended both the Taunton's College in Southampton and the Academy Drama School, where he became the recipient of the Stage Scholarship.[1]

Wisdom has stated that he is an avid lover of sports, "even the boring ones" and that he follows Liverpool F.C. devotedly. He plays football (soccer) himself, as well as "golf, tennis, badminton, cricket, snooker, pool" and others. If he didn't become an actor, Wisdom has stated that he would have liked to become a professional athlete.[2] Wisdom also lists his other hobbies as cooking, reading, and watching films.[2]


On television, Wisdom played Tom Ferguson in the long-running soap Coronation Street (1999–2000), Ivor Claire in the Evelyn Waugh adaptation Sword of Honour (2001), Stephen Clarke in the thriller Suspicion (2003) and Marco Bailey in Sky One's airline drama Mile High (2003–04). Other television work includes Harry Enfield's Brand Spanking New Show, Children of the New Forest, Wycliffe and Blackhearts in Battersea. In early 2010, Wisdom starred in an episode of Agatha Christie's Poirot. He had a one-episode guest role in NBC's Hannibal as Antony Dimmond in 2015. Wisdom also starred as the archangel Michael in SyFy Channel's Dominion, which began airing in June 2014 and was renewed for a second season which concluded on 1 October 2015.

Wisdom's notable known roles in theatre include Journey's End (UK tour, 2005) as Stanhope and Guy Bennett in Julian Mitchell's Another Country (Arts Theatre, 2000), though Wisdom has stated that he has been participating in drama since he was young. Wisdom created and subsequently played role of Steven Carter in Patrick Wilde's 1994 play What's Wrong With Angry?

Wisdom's films include his role as Ryan in Hey Mr DJ (2003), Astinos in 300 (2007), and as 'Midnight' Mark in the 2009 film The Boat That Rocked. Other film roles were in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008), The Lightkeepers (2010), Romeo and Juliet (2013), and as Douglas Talbot in Soulmate (2013).


Title Year Role Type Notes
Good King Wenceslas 1994 Jan Turek TV movie
Black Hearts in Battersea 1996 Fothers TV series
Wycliffe 1996 Neil Pender TV series
Escape to Somerset 1998 Matthew Short
Children of the New Forest 1998 Edward Beverly TV movie
Coronation Street 1999–2000 Tom Ferguson TV series
Brand Spanking New Show 2000 Various roles TV series
Sword of Honour 2001 Ivor Clare TV movie
Suspicion 2003 Stephen Clarke TV movie
Hey Mr DJ 2003 Ryan Film
Mile High 2003–05 Marco Bailey TV series
300 2006 Astinos Film
Fire and Ice: The Dragon Chronicles 2008 Gabriel TV movie
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 2008 Ian Film
The Boat That Rocked 2009 'Midnight' Mark, DJ Film Also known by the title "Pirate Radio."
Agatha Christie's Poirot 2010 Oliver Manders TV series
The Lightkeepers 2010 John Brown / Russell Brooks Film
Above Suspicion: Silent Scream 2012 Scott Meyers TV series
Romeo and Juliet 2013 Count Paris Film
Soulmate 2013 Douglas Talbot Film
Eternal Return 2013 Henry Short
Dominion 2014–2015 Michael TV series
Hannibal 2015 Antony Dimmond TV series
Bones 2016 Chadwick Grey TV series S11E21


  1. ^ a b "Tom Wisdom | Tom Wisdom dot Net". Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Exclusive Q&A's | Tom Wisdom dot Net". Retrieved 28 September 2015.

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