Tom Wilkinson, the British actor known for his roles in films including The Full Monty, Batman Begins, and Michael Clayton, has died at the age of 75.
Wilkinson died “suddenly” at his home on Saturday, December 30th, according to statement from the actor’s family.
Over the course of his career, Wilkinson was the reciepent of a BAFTA Award and a Primetime Emmy as well as two Academy Award nominations.
He received his BAFTA for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Gerald Cooper in the 1997 British comedy The Full Monty. He later reprised the character in the 2023 TV series of the same name, which aired on FX and Hulu.
Wilkinson’s other notable roles included as Benjamin Franklin in the HBO miniseries John Adams, for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He received an Oscar nomination for in 2001 for his performance in Todd Field’s 2001 indie drama In the Bedroom, and a second nomination in 2007 for his work in Tony Gilroy’s Michael Clayton.
Wilkinson also appeared in Christoper Nolan’s Batman Begins as Carmine Falcone. His other film credits included Shakespeare in Love, Valkyrie, Rush Hour, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.