Tom Wilkinson, the acclaimed British actor known for his roles in films such as "The Full Monty," "Michael Clayton," and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," has passed away at the age of 75, according to his family. The exact cause of his sudden death was not disclosed in the statement released by his agent.
Wilkinson's acting career spanned several decades and he garnered critical acclaim for his performances. He received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his role in the 2001 drama "In The Bedroom" and another nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "Michael Clayton" in 2007, alongside George Clooney.
One of his most memorable roles was in the 1997 comedy "The Full Monty," where he played the character of Gerald Cooper, a former steel mill foreman who joins a group of unemployed steel workers in a male stripping act. This film became a cultural phenomenon in Britain and beyond.
Throughout his career, Wilkinson appeared in numerous other movies, including "Batman Begins," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," and "Valkyrie." In recognition of his contributions to the field of drama, he was appointed a member of the Order of the British Empire in 2005.
Tom Wilkinson's passing is a great loss to the film industry, and his talent and versatility will be greatly missed. His performances have left a lasting impact on audiences and his contributions to cinema will be remembered for years to come.