Tom Wilkinson (“Michael Clayton,” “The Full Monty,” “In the Bedroom”) has passed away. He was 75

Tom Wilkinson has passed away. The British television, film, and stage actor was a recipient of numerous awards, including a Golden Globe, BAFTA Awards, and an Emmy. He was twice nominated for an Oscar and was known for his roles in films such as “The Full Monty,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “Michael Clayton,” and “Batman Begins.” Wilkinson died suddenly at his home, with his family announcing his death. He was 75.

Tom Wilkinson – Who was he?

Thomas Geoffrey Wilkinson was born on February 5, 1948, in Wharfedale, England. For a period, he lived with his family in Canada. He graduated from the University of Kent in Canterbury, where he studied English and American literature. During his studies, he became interested in theater, leading him to audition for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, which he completed in 1973.

Wilkinson made his on-screen debut in 1976, initially appearing in British series such as “Spyship,” “First Among Equals,” and “Martin Chuzzlewit.” He sporadically appeared in films (including “In the Name of the Father,” “Sense and Sensibility,” and “The Ghost and the Darkness”). His breakthrough came with the comedy “The Full Monty” (1997), earning him a BAFTA award.

His filmography includes “The Full Monty” (1997), “Shakespeare in Love” (1998), “In the Bedroom” (2001), “Girl with a Pearl Earring” (2003), “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (2004), “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” (2005), “Batman Begins” (2005), “Michael Clayton” (2007), “RocknRolla” (2008), “The Ghost Writer” (2010), “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (2011), “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014), and “Denial” (2016).

He also appeared in TV series such as “John Adams,” “The Kennedys,” “Belgravia,” and “The Full Monty.”

“Michael Clayton” – Trailer

Tom Wilkinson – Key Roles

Tom Wilkinson received four BAFTA nominations, winning once for his supporting role in the comedy “The Full Monty” (1997). In later years, he returned as Gerald Arthur Cooper in the TV series “The Full Monty.”

He also received two Oscar nominations, in 2002 for the leading role in “In the Bedroom” (2001) directed by Todd Field, and in 2008 for the supporting role in the drama “Michael Clayton” (2007) directed by Tony Gilroy.

He was also nominated four times for a Golden Globe, winning once for his role in the miniseries “John Adams” (2008). He received an Emmy award for the same role.

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