Tom Wilkinson dies aged 75

With over 130 roles, he starred in diverse films like "Sense and Sensibility" and "Rush Hour."

by Sead Dedovic
Tom Wilkinson dies aged 75
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Respected actor Tom Wilkinson, known for roles in "The Full Monty," "Shakespeare In Love," and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," passed away at 75. Wilkinson left a big mark on the acting scene. His charisma, human and acting qualities will never be forgotten.

Wilkinson won awards, including a Bafta for "The Full Monty," and received Oscar nominations for "Michael Clayton" and "In The Bedroom." His passing was reported by the BBC, noting he was at home with family.

With over 130 roles, he starred in diverse films like "Sense and Sensibility" and "Rush Hour." He won an Emmy for "John Adams" and played President Lyndon B Johnson in "Selma."

Tom Wilkinson
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His agent confirmed his sudden passing, asking for privacy. The statement read, "Tom Wilkinson passed away at home on December 30 with family. Please respect their privacy.

Messages of condolences

Many messages of condolences followed his death. In his long career, Wilkinson met many people and had many friends. He was one of the favorites among his colleagues. One of those who reacted to Wilkinson's death was Richard Roeper. He emphasized that Wilkinson was an authentic person.

"There was never a Tom Wilkinson moment onscreen that didn't feel authentic. He wasn't a supporting player; he was an actor who elevated the material, regardless of genre. I'll never forget his heartbreakingly great work as a father overcome with grief in "In the Bedroom."- Reoper wrote on X.

Robert Carlyle is also one of those who is saddened by the death of the acting legend. They shared many common moments in their careers, and his death will leave a great void.

"So sad to hear of the passing of Tom. A wonderful man and he will be sorely missed by everyone who had the pleasure of working with him. A brilliant actor, truly one of the greats of not only his but of any generation. RIP Tom Wilkinson.”