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Tom Courtenay

Acting chameleon Sir Tom Courtenay, along with Sirs Alan Bates and Albert Finney, became front-runners in an up-and-coming company of rebel upstarts who created quite a stir in British "kitchen sink" cinema during the early 60s. An undying love for the theatre, however, had Courtenay channeling a different course than the afore-mentioned greats ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Barney Thomson
Chief Superintendent McManaman
 2013 Night Train to Lisbon
Older João Eca
 2012/I Gambit
The Major
 2012 The End of an Era (Short)
Dr. Blatella
 2007 Flood
Leonard Morrison
 2001 Last Orders
 1998 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Dr. Felix Crawley
- Memento Mori (1998) ... Dr. Felix Crawley (as Tom Courteney)
 1996 Famous Fred (Short)
Kenneth (voice)
 1996 The Boy from Mercury
Uncle Tony Cronin
 1991 Screenplay (TV Series)
Stan Peachey
- Redemption (1991) ... Stan Peachey
 1991 Poslední motýl
Antoine Moreau
 1988 The ITV Play (TV Series)
Anton Chekhov
 1987 Happy New Year
Edward Saunders
 1985 Me and the Girls (TV Movie)
 1985 Theatre Night (TV Series)
- Absent Friends (1985) ... Colin
 1976 Time and Time Again (TV Movie)
 1968-1976 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Jesus / Oswald Alving
- Chester Mystery Cycle (1976) ... Jesus
- Ghosts (1968) ... Oswald Alving
 1973 I Heard the Owl Call My Name (TV Movie)
Mark Brian
 1971 Keep Your Fingers Crossed
Baxter Clarke
 1971 Stage 2 (TV Series)
 1967 The Day the Fish Came Out
The Navigator
 1967 The Night of the Generals
Corporal Hartmann
 1965 King Rat
 1965 Operation Crossbow
Robert Henshaw
 1961-1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Dobely / Private Potter
- The Lads (1963) ... Dobely
 1960 Inside Story (TV Series)
- A Present for Penny (1960) ... Bert
 1956 Without Love (TV Movie)
Person in street
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Played "Hamlet" at the Edinurgh Festival See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Tom Courtenay | Tom Courteney


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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I don't want to peak too early. The worry is that you never know until it's all over whether you peaked at all - and then you're finished and it's too late. See more »


Courtney was offered but rejected the title role in "Jesus of Nazarth" because he disliked the screenplay. See more »

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