Tom Wilkinson as "Gerald" | The Full Monty on FX

Tom Wilkinson


"Gerald," portrayed by Tom Wilkinson, is grumpier than ever. Having swapped ballroom dancing and gnome-collecting for endless people-watching in the Big Baps, Gerald likes to believe himself above the riffraff and loves to take the moral high ground. Happy to simply claim his pension, eat in the Big Baps and bemoan the state of the world, Gerald loves his friends and will be forever grateful to them for helping him through his divorce and injecting laughter into his life.

Career Highlights

Tom Wilkinson is a multi-award-winning actor of stage and screen. Wilkinson won a BAFTA® for his role in the 1997 international box-office sensation The Full Monty and garnered another BAFTA nomination for his performance in Shakespeare in Love. He later went on to win an Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award for Supporting Actor for the HBO miniseries John Adams. Wilkinson also received Oscar® nominations for In the Bedroom, in the Best Actor in a Leading Role category, and Michael Clayton, for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. On the British small screen, Wilkinson received BAFTA TV nominations for his roles in Cold Enough for Snow and BBC miniseries Martin Chuzzlewit. His other notable television credits include such long-form projects as the HBO movie The Gathering Storm and the BBC telefilm Measure for Measure. An accomplished stage actor, Wilkinson has played the role of John Proctor in The Crucible at the Royal National Theatre, the title role in King Lear at the Royal Court and the role of “Dr. Stockmann” in the award-winning An Enemy of the People with Vanessa Redgrave. His most recent film credits include Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back), The Titan, Burden, The Happy Prince, The Catcher Was a Spy and action-thriller SAS: Red Notice. Further notable credits include Selma, The Lone Ranger, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Batman Begins.

Paul Clayton

as Dennis

Dennis pretends to look down at the ragtag bunch that frequent the Big Baps, but he secretly adores feeling included in the group.