Hollywood actor Tom Wilkinson, part of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Batman Begins’ dies

Tom Wilkinson. British actor Tom Wilkinson dies at 75. Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons/ShareAlike 3.0 Unported


IBNS: Two-time Oscar-nominated actor Tom Wilkins on, who was part of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Batman Begins’ has died, media reports said.

He was 75.

The news was confirmed by Wilkinson’s publicist Nancy Seltzer, who shared a statement with CNN.

“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 was quoted by CNN. “The family asks for privacy at this time.”

The cause of his death is still not known.

Wilkinson trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before making his West End debut portraying Horatio in Hamlet (1980) for which he received a nomination for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

He returned to the West End playing Dr. Stockmann in the Henrik Ibsen play An Enemy of the People (1988) receiving a Laurence Olivier Award for Actor of the Year in a Revival nomination.

Wilkinson received the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for The Full Monty (1997) as well as two Academy Award nominations, one for Best Actor for In the Bedroom (2001) and Best Supporting Actor for Michael Clayton (2007).

He became known as a character actor, acting in numerous films such as In the Name of the Father (1993), Sense and Sensibility (1995), Shakespeare in Love (1998), The Patriot (2000), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Batman Begins (2005), Valkyrie (2008), The Ghost Writer (2010), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), Belle (2013), Selma (2014), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), and Denial (2016).