Actor Tom Wilkinson, star of Full Monty, dies – El Sol de México

London, England.- The well-known British actor Tom Wilkinson, nominated twice for the Oscar and who acted in films such as “Full Monty”, “In The Bedroom”, “Michael Clayton”, and “Shakespeare In Love”, died at 75 years old, as reported this Saturday by his family.

In recent decades, Wilkinson has become a familiar face as a luxury supporting actor in a multitude of major Hollywood and British productions, although he alternated those jobs with his presence in television series and plays.

“Tom Wilkinson’s family announces with great sadness that he died suddenly at his home on December 30. His wife and family were with him,” said a statement released by his agent to the British media, in which they also ask that the your privacy at this time.

Over six decades of acting, Wilkinson was nominated for best actor for “In The Bedroom” in 2001, and best supporting actor for “Michael Clayton” in 2007.

However, it was his character as the reticent strip-tease dancer “Gerald Cooper” in the British comedy “The Full Monty” (1997), which made him best known to the general public and gave him glory. with the BAFTA for best supporting actor.

He recently reunited with some of the co-stars of that box office and critical success to film the series of the same name produced by Disney+.

Directors such as Christopher Nolan, John Madden, Oliver Stone, Roman Polanski and Wes Anderson turned to him to give weight to the cast of “Batman Begins”, “Shakespeare In Love”, “Snowden”, “The Ghost Writer” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel”.

It is estimated that he participated in more than 130 film and television productions, from historical dramas such as “Sense and Feelings”, or roles at the head of a criminal gang, such as Guy Ritchie’s “RocknRolla”.

Born in Leeds (northern England), he moved to Canada and Cornwall (southwest England) during his childhood, before studying English and Literature at university and training as a performer at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Married to actress Diana Hardcastle, with whom he acted in the miniseries “The Kennedys” and in the film “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” he had two daughters, Alice and Molly.

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