LONDON — Oscar-nominated British actor Tom Wilkinson, known for his roles in the films “The Full Monty”, “Michael Clayton” and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”, has died, his family said. He was 75 years old.
In the statement shared by his manager on behalf of the family, it was stated that Wilkinson died suddenly at his home on Saturday. He did not give further details.
Wilkinson was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor in 2001 for his performance in the family drama “In The Bedroom” and in the best supporting actor category in 2001 for his role in the 2007 film “Michael Clayton” starring George Clooney.
He is remembered by many in Britain and abroad for his role as former steelworks foreman Gerald Cooper in the 1997 comedy The Full Monty, about a group of unemployed steelworkers who carry out an unusual act of male stripping.
Wilkinson appeared in dozens of other films, including “Batman Begins,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “Valkyrie.”
The actor was recognized for his services to drama when he was appointed to the Order of the British Empire in 2005.