Tom Wilkinson is a British actor best known for his roles in movies. full monty, passed away on Saturday. He was 75 years old.
He died at home surrounded by his loved ones, his family confirmed in a statement to PEOPLE. The BBC was the first to report the news.
“The family requests privacy at this time,” the statement said.
According to IMDB, Wilkinson was a highly versatile and award-winning actor with 130 credits over his career.
Memorably, he starred as Gerald in the 1997 film. full montyThe film follows a group of unemployed steelworkers who “form a male striptease act,” according to IMDB.
Wilkinson won the BAFTA Best Supporting Actor award for the hit comedy in 1998 and reprized his role this year. full monty It was rebooted by Disney+ and produced as a synonymous six-episode miniseries.
He was also nominated for a BAFTA for his role in the 2007 film. michael clayton2001 in the bedroom and in 1998 Shakespeare in loveas well as the TV series. cold enough to snow and Martin Chuzzlewit.
He won the Best Supporting Actor award for the film starring George Clooney and was nominated for two Oscars. michael clayton Best Actor in a Thriller Movie in the bedroom.
Wilkinson also won an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2008 for his role as Benjamin Franklin. john adams. He also earned three other Emmy nominations, including one for playing Joe Kennedy, the father of another historical figure, John F. Kennedy, in the 2011 film. kennedy family.
His other notable film credits include: sensible and sensitive, rush hour, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
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Wilkinson trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and landed her first major role in a 1986 production, according to the BBC. first among its peerswhich also starred his wife Diana Hardcastle.
The couple married in 1988 and released 2014’s ‘ good person and kennedy familyIn it, Hardcastle, 74, played Wilkinson’s on-screen wife, Rose Kennedy, according to the BBC.
Hardcastle and Wilkinson have two daughters, Alice and Molly.