18 February 1973 |
Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK
|Alma mater||Taunton's College, Academy Drama School|
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.
Wisdom was born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. He is of Liverpool/Bolton mix. 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. Wisdom attended both the Taunton's College in Southampton and the Academy Drama School, where he became the recipient of the Stage Scholarship.
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. Wisdom also lists his other hobbies as cooking, reading, and watching films.
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).
|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||1999-00||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|
|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|
|Hannibal||2015||Antony Dimmond||TV series|
|Bones||2016||Chadwick Grey||TV series||S11E21|