Tom Wilkinson to announce shock retirement from acting?

Wilkinson created a stir on Tuesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Wilkinson fans. Speculation had been rife that the English actor best known for his roles in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Michael Clayton or Batman Begins, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 71, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 12/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an actor isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actor just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Tuesday evening, #ThankYouTom was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Tom Wilkinson was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouTom”
— @universalObserver, 11 Aug 2020
“I thought Tom Wilkinson retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 11 Aug 2020

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