David Wilmot (actor)

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David Wilmot is an Irish stage, screen and television actor.


Wilmot's theatre credits include Six Characters in Search of an Author at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, As You Like It with the Druid Theatre Company in Galway and Juno and the Paycock in London's West End.[1] He originated the role of Padraic in The Lieutenant of Inishmore at The Other Place in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2001, played it at the Barbican Centre in 2002, then joined the 2006 off-Broadway Atlantic Theater Company production, which later transferred to Broadway. He was nominated for the 2006 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play and won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor and the Theatre World Award for his performance.

Wilmot portrayed Dr. Ed Costello in sixteen episodes of The Clinic on RTÉ. He was nominated for the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in a TV Drama.

Wilmot's screen credits include Michael Collins (1996), I Went Down (1997), The Devil's Own (1997), The Tale of Sweeney Todd (1998), Intermission (2003), Laws of Attraction (2004), King Arthur (2004), Six Shooter (2006), The Guard (2011) and Gold (2014). He was named Best Supporting Actor in Film and nominated Best New Talent for Intermission at the 2003 Irish Film and Television Awards.

In 2009 and 2010, Wilmot appeared in seasons 3 and 4 of the Showtime series The Tudors as rebel captain Sir Ralph Ellerker. In January 2012 he appeared in Sky 1's version of Treasure Island starring Eddie Izzard. He also appeared in the docudrama Saving the Titanic as the ship's Chief Engineer Joseph Bell.[2][3]

Wilmot played a supporting role in the BBC One drama Ripper Street, as the cantankerous bearded Police Sergeant Donald Atherton. He similarly played police Captain Connor in 2018's TNT production of The Alienist.

He also played the character of Israel Hands in Season 4 of Starz pirate series Black Sails.

On 31 October 2019, it was confirmed that Wilmot will star as a series regular in the HBO Max TV series Station Eleven as the corporate consultant Clark, an adaptation of the novel of the same name.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1990 The Field Boy at Dance
1996 Michael Collins Squad Youth #2
1997 The Devil's Own Dessie
1997 I Went Down Anto
1997 The Last Bus Home Bus Conductor
1998 The General Assassin
1999 A Love Divided Ted Nealan
2000 Rat Phelim Spratt
2000 Flick Des Fitzpatrick
2003 Intermission Oscar
2004 Laws of Attraction Brendan
2004 King Arthur Woad Killed By Lancelot
2006 Studs Bubbles
2006 Middletown Sammy
2007 Waiting for Dublin Heneghan
2008 Dorothy Colin Garrivan
2010 All Good Children Julian
2010 Parked Peter
2011 The Guard Liam O'Leary
2011 Eliot & Me Tom
2012 Shadow Dancer Kevin Mulville
2012 Good Vibrations Eric
2012 Anna Karenina Nikolai
2013 The Food Guide to Love Padraig
2014 Calvary Father Leary
2014 '71 Boyle
2014 Gold Ray
2016 War on Everyone Pádraic Power
2017 Breathe Paddy
2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Portkey Tout
2019 Little Joe Karl
2019 Calm with Horses Hector
2019 Ordinary Love Peter
2022 The Wonder Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Lapsed Catholics Fan Television film
1991 The Treaty Niall
1993 The Bill Kevin Ryan Episode: "A Malicious Prosecution"
1997 The Tale of Sweeney Todd Tom Television film
2002 Ultimate Force Fintan Maguire Episode: "The Killing of a One-Eyed Bookie"
2002 Home for Christmas Damien Quirke Television film
2003–2004 The Clinic Dr. Ed Costello 16 episodes
2009 Father & Son Detective Declan Henderson 3 episodes
2009–2010 The Tudors Ralph Ellerker 5 episodes
2012 Saving the Titanic Joseph Bell Television film
2012 Treasure Island William O'Brien
2012 Immaturity for Charity Various
2012–2016 Ripper Street Donald Artherton 25 episodes
2013 Vikings Olaf Andwend Episode: "Rites of Passage"
2016 Murder Clyde Harris Episode: "The Big Bang"
2017 Black Sails Israel Hands 10 episodes
2017 Vera Mal Hinkin Episode: "The Blanket Mire"
2018 The Alienist Captain Connor 10 episodes
2018 Genius José Ruiz y Blasco Episode: "Picasso: Chapter One"
2018 Mother's Day Arthur Television film
2019 Resistance Patrick Mahon 4 episodes
2019 The Crown Arthur Scargill Episode: "Imbroglio"
2019 Rebellion Patrick Mahon 2 episodes
2020 The Letter for the King Slupor 5 episodes
2020 Barkskins Hippolyte Bouchard 8 episodes
2021–2022 Station Eleven Clark Thompson 5 episodes


  1. ^ David Wilmot at BroadwayBuzz.com
  2. ^ "Saving the Titanic: The Remarkable Untold Story of the Men Who Tried to Save the Ship". PBS. March 2012.
  3. ^ "Saving the Titanic: The Remarkable Untold Story of the Men Who Tried to Save the Ship". PRNewswire. 19 March 2012.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (31 October 2019). "'David Wilmot Joins 'Station Eleven' HBO Max Limited Series". Deadline. Retrieved 5 November 2019.

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