RIP: Tom Wilkinson, Star Of ‘The Full Monty’, ‘In The Bedroom’, Dead At 75

Very sad news as 2023 comes to a close. Beloved actor and two-time Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson has died at the age of 75. Deadline was the first to report the news.

Wilkinson was best known for his role as factory worker Gerald Cooper in 1997 classic The Full Monty. His final performance was a reprisal of that role in the Disney+ streaming sequel series earlier this year.

It was Wilkinson’s roles in Michael Clayton and In the Bedroom that would earn Wilkinson two Academy Award nominations. He won an Emmy for his role as Benjamin Franklin in HBO’s 2008 John Adams miniseries. His roles in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Shakespeare in Love, Sense and Sensibility, and The Grand Budapest Hotel helped establish him as one of our finest character actors.

In 2005, Wilkinson had a role as mob boss Carmine Falcone in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins. While a refined British actor known for his dramatic work, Wilkinson took on a lot of fun blockbuster films, as well. He made a cameo in Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol, while also appearing in The Green Hornet and The Lone Ranger.

We here at Punch Drunk Critics send our condolences to Tom Wilkinson’s friends and family.


Travis Hopson
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