British Actor Tom Wilkinson Dead At 75

Posted December 30, 2023 by with 3 comments

Via BBC:

British actor Tom Wilkinson, known for films like The Full Monty, Shakespeare In Love and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, has died aged 75.

Wilkinson won a Bafta for 1997’s The Full Monty, and reprised the role of Gerald when a Disney+ streaming series revisited the characters 26 years on.

He received six Bafta nominations in total as well as two Oscar nominations, for Michael Clayton and In The Bedroom.

He died suddenly at home with his wife and family, they said in a statement.

[BBC]

Full obit at the link. Wilkinson had over 130 film and TV credits, and in addition to the Oscar noms, he won an Emmy and a Golden Globe. He had a small but important role in the brilliant Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind:

He was so great in everything, and I just re-watched the excellent Michael Clayton the other night:

George Clooney told Variety, “Tom made every project better. Made every actor better. He was the epitome of elegance and he will be dearly missed by all of us.”