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‘The Full Monty’ and ‘Batman Begins’ actor Tom Wilkinson dies at 75

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The British actor died suddenly at home according to his agent.

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Oscar-nominated British actor Tom Wilkinson, best known for his roles in ‘The whole Monty‘ AND ‘Batman begins‘died at the age of 75.

In a statement, his agent said that “it is with great sadness that the family of Tom Wilkinson announces that he passed away suddenly at home on December 30. His wife and family were with him.”

Wilkinson will probably be best remembered in Britain for his role as former steelworks foreman Gerald Cooper in the 1997 film, ‘The whole Monty‘, a comedy about a group of unemployed metalworkers who come together to put on an unlikely striptease act.

He was also a popular and prominent supporting actor, winning a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his work in the 2001 family drama ‘In the bedroom‘. He repeated the feat six years later, winning acclaim for his role in ‘Michael Clayton‘, a 2007 film starring George Clooney.

Wilkinson has appeared in dozens of other films, including “The best exotic hotel in Marigold‘ ‘Eternal light of the pure mind AND ‘Valkyrie’.

The actor was recognized for his services to theater in 2005 when he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire.

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