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30th Dec 2023

Tom Wilkinson, star of The Full Monty and Batman, has died

Joseph Loftus

Tom Wilkinson

One of his generation’s finest actors.

Oscar nominated actor, Tom Wilkinson, has died at the age of 75.

Wilkinson, best known for his role in The Full Monty, played the character of Gerald Arthur Cooper in the 1997 comedy.

The film tells the story of a group of redundant steelworkers in Sheffield who decide to turn to stripping to make some money. Wilkinson received a BAFTA for best supporting actor for his role in the film.

He also starred in Shakespeare in Love, Batman Begins, First Knight, The Patriot and Selma.

Tom Wilkinson earned big award nominations in his 50s and 60s

In 2007, Tom Wilkinson played Arthur Edens, an attorney with bipolar disorder, in Michael Clayton, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.

Two years later in 2009, Wilkinson received a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy Award for his performance of Benjamin Franklin in the HBO series, John Adams.

Wilkinson lived in North London with his wife, the actress Diana Hardcastle.

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