Tom Wilkinson Dies Aged 75: At the age of 75, British actor Tom Wilkinson—best known for his parts in Batman Begins and The Full Monty—ended his extraordinary life on December 30 at home.
Wilkinson was accompanied by his wife and family when he left, and his agent claims that it was an unexpected move. “With deep sorrow, the family of Tom Wilkinson announces his sudden demise at home on December 30th,” read the statement from the agent. With him were his wife and family. The family asks for discretion during this trying time.
The 1997 hit, which featured unemployed steelworkers establishing a striptease group, was made popular by Wilkinson, who demonstrated his comedic prowess in the part of Gerald Cooper, a former steel mill foreman, in The Full Monty.
Wilkinson received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Michael Clayton in addition to an Academy Award nomination for his intensely felt role in In The Bedroom. He had the distinction of being named a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2005 for his significant contributions to the theater industry.
Throughout the course of his multi-decade career, Wilkinson appeared in a number of highly regarded films, such as Michael Clayton, Batman Begins, Valkyrie, and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Those who valued his talent and talents to film still bear his legacy in their hearts.