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Tom Wilkinson happiest at home

Published 23/02/2012 | 14:49

Tom Wilkinson stars in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Tom Wilkinson stars in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Tom Wilkinson has admitted he didn't enjoy the exotic location of his latest movie because he hates being away from home.

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The Mission: Impossible 3 star, who filmed The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in India, told The Guardian that travel is not high on his wish-list.

"I never got over the trauma of being in India, really," said the double Oscar nominee of the film, about a group of retirees who discover a new life in the country.

"I've not a good traveller," the actor admitted. "I never used to mind all the time away from home, the hanging around, but now I think 'Oh, what time is it? Come on!'."

Travel is not the only thing that gets Tom's goat.

Along with wearing jeans, The Full Monty star said that ageism is a real bone of contention, pointing to shopping trips where staff offer to pack his bags.

"Well I bristle," said Tom. "Do they think I'm incapable? They say 'We ask everyone'. But I say 'Well you didn't ask that woman over there!'."

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