He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "Saint Joan;" Harold Brighouse's play, "Hobson's Choice;" play, "Andorra;" George Farquhar's play, "The Recruiting Officer;" and Anton Chekhov's play, "Uncle Vanya;" in a National Theatre Company Repertoire production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Max Adrian, Colin ...
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Sir Tom Courtenay | Tom Courteney
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[on rejecting playing "Jesus of Nazareth"] If you were going to play one of the most powerful creatures who ever lived, you'd better have a well-written part. Also, I wondered if I ever did meet Jesus, whether He'd ask, 'Well, what was that supposed to be?'
Courtney was offered but rejected the title role in "Jesus of Nazareth" because he disliked the screenplay.