Tom Wilkinson, Oscar-Nominated ‘Michael Clayton’ and ‘In the Bedroom’ Actor, Dead at 75

Dec 31, 2023
Dimitris Passas

NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: IndieWire (by Christian Zilko).

Tom Wilkinson, the celebrated British actor who earned Oscar nominations for “In the Bedroom” and “Michael Clayton” and appeared in a litany of other classic films throughout his five decade career, has died at the age of 75. The news was first reported by BBC, which shared a statement from Wilkinson’s agent announcing his death.

“It is with great sadness that the family of Tom Wilkinson announce that he died suddenly at home on December 30. His wife and family were with him,” the statement read. “The family asks for privacy at this time.”

Born in 1948, Wilkinson spent his childhood in England and Canada before deciding to pursue acting in his early 20s. He received a graduate degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1973, and soon began appearing in British films and TV shows. He broke through with his role as fictional MP Raymond Gould in the 1986 ITV network miniseries “First Among Equals,” which paved the way for him to take on higher profile dramatic roles.

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