Oscar-Nominated Star Tom Wilkinson Remembered for Roles in "The Full Monty" and More

According to his family, Tom Wilkinson, a British actor who was nominated for an Academy Award and celebrated for his parts in films such as "The Full Monty," "Michael Clayton," and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," has passed away. He was 75 years old.


Wilkinson passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Saturday, according to a statement that was distributed by his agency on behalf of the family. It did not disclose any other information. 


Wilkinson was also nominated for an Academy Award in the category of best supporting actor for his performance in Michael Clayton, a film that was released in 2007 and starred George Clooney. His work in the family drama In The Bedroom, which was released in 2001, earned him the nomination for best actor.


Speaking with Variety on Saturday, Clooney expressed his admiration for the actor. 


"Tom improved the quality of every project. An improvement for each and every performer," Clooney added. "He was the epitome of elegance and he will be dearly missed by all of us."

In the comedy film The Full Monty, which was released in 1997, Wilkinson played the role of Gerald Cooper, a former steel mill foreman. The film was about a bunch of jobless steel workers who created an improbable male stripping act. Wilkinson is remembered by many people in Britain and abroad.


William Snape, who played Wilkinson's co-star in Full Monty, expressed his feelings over the actor's passing in an Instagram post, saying that it was like losing a brother. 


In addition to being amusing, polite, and kind, Tom Wilkinson was also generous with his time and skill. Have a peaceful rest, Tom. "My dear friend, you will be greatly missed," Snape said in his letter. 


Wilkinson was described as "a wonderful actor, powerful and delicate and enormously intelligent" by Phil Davis, a British actor, on X, which was then known as Twitter. absolute much among the absolute finest."


The year 1948 marked Wilkinson's birth in Yorkshire, which is located in northern England. He also spent a portion of his youth in Canada. The decade of the 1970s found him enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.


In addition to those films, he appeared in a large number of other films, such as Batman Begins, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Valkyrie.


He most recently got back together with his co-stars from Full Monty, Robert Carlyle and Mark Addy, in a series that was produced by Disney+ and was also called Full Monty.


According to a statement released by Carlyle, "He will be sorely missed by everyone who had the pleasure of working with him as a colleague." "Such a huge performer, a real titan of an actor, one of the greats of not only his, but of any generation."


During the year 2005, Wilkinson was honored for his contributions to the field of theater by being inducted into the Order of the British Empire because of his achievements.


Additionally, he was awarded a Golden Globe in 2009 and an Emmy in 2008 for his performance as Benjamin Franklin in the season of John Adams on HBO.


In 1988, Wilkinson tied the knot with celebrity actress Diana Hardcastle. Two of the couple's daughters were born.


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