Tom Wilkinson, a 75-year-old British actor best known for roles in films such as Shakespeare in Love, The Full Monty, and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, passed away unexpectedly.

He died at home with his wife and family on Saturday, a statement said.

He received six Bafta nominations in total as well as two Oscar nominations, for Michael Clayton and In The Bedroom.

With more than 130 film and TV credits in total, Wilkinson was as comfortable in period dramas like 1995's Sense and Sensibility and 2013's Belle

His performance as Gerald Arthur Cooper in the much-loved 1997 comedy film led to him winning the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

Wilkinson most recently reunited with his The Full Monty co-stars, Robert Carlyle and Mark Addy, in a Disney+ series of the same name.

In 2009, he won a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Film for playing Benjamin Franklin in the acclaimed HBO limited series John Adams.

Wilkinson played theatre financier Hugh Fennyman in Shakespeare in Love in 1998. The film won seven Oscars, including best picture.

He played plenty of villains during his career, including Thomas Griffin, known as Juntao, opposite Jackie Chan in the first Rush Hour film in 1998.

He received a best actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a bereaved father in Todd Field's 2001 US domestic drama In the Bedroom.