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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 14 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Doctor Zhivago
(1965)
45 Years
45 Years Geoff Mercer
(2015)
Nicholas Nickleby
Nicholas Nickleby Newman Noggs
(2002)

Filmography

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 2018 Grandpa's Great Escape (TV Movie)
Grandpa
 2016 Dad's Army
Jones
 2015 Unforgotten (TV Series)
Eric Slater
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... Eric Slater
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... Eric Slater
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Eric Slater
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Eric Slater
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Eric Slater
 2015 Barney Thomson
Chief Superintendent McManaman
 2015 45 Years
Geoff Mercer
 2013 Night Train to Lisbon
Older João Eça
 2013 Quartet: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Reggie Paget (uncredited)
 2012/I Gambit
The Major
 2012 Quartet
Reggie Paget
 2012 The End of an Era (Short)
Dr. Blatella
 2008 The Royle Family (TV Series)
David Best Sr.
- The New Sofa (2008) ... David Best Sr.
 2008 Little Dorrit (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Dorrit
- Episode #1.14 (2008) ... Mr. Dorrit
- Episode #1.13 (2008) ... Mr. Dorrit
- Episode #1.12 (2008) ... Mr. Dorrit
- Episode #1.11 (2008) ... Mr. Dorrit
- Episode #1.10 (2008) ... Mr. Dorrit
 2007 The Golden Compass
Farder Coram
 2007 Flood
Prof. Leonard Morrison
 2003 Ready When You Are Mr. McGill (TV Movie)
Joe McGill
 2002 Nicholas Nickleby
Newman Noggs
 2001 Last Orders
Vic
 1998 A Rather English Marriage (TV Movie)
Roy Southgate
 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
 1995 The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Movie)
Daniel Quilp
 1991 Let Him Have It
William Bentley
 1991 Screenplay (TV Series)
Stanley Peachey
- Redemption (1991) ... Stanley Peachey
 1991 The Last Butterfly
Antoine Moreau
 1988 The ITV Play (TV Series)
Anton Chekhov
- Chekhov in Yalta (1988) ... Anton Chekhov
 1987 Leonard Part 6
Frayn
 1987 Happy New Year
Edward Saunders
 1985 Me and the Girls (TV Movie)
George
 1985 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Colin
- Absent Friends (1985) ... Colin
 1983 The Dresser
Norman
 1976 Time and Time Again (TV Movie)
Leonard
 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 Catch Me a Spy
Baxter Clarke
 1971 Stage 2 (TV Series)
Marlow
- She Stoops to Conquer (1971) ... Marlow
 1970 Solo (TV Series)
D.H. Lawrence
- Tom Courtenay as D.H. Lawrence (1970) ... D.H. Lawrence
 1969 Otley
Gerald Arthur Otley
 1968 A Dandy in Aspic
Gatiss
 1967 The Day the Fish Came Out
The Navigator
 1967 The Night of the Generals
Corporal Hartmann
 1965 Doctor Zhivago
Pasha
 1965 King Rat
Grey
 1965 Operation Crossbow
Robert Henshaw
 1964 King & Country
Private Arthur James Hamp
 1963 Billy Liar
Billy Fisher
 1961-1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Dobely / Private Potter
- The Lads (1963) ... Dobely
- Private Potter (1961) ... Private Potter
 1962 Private Potter
Pvt. Potter
 1960 Inside Story (TV Series)
Bert
- A Present for Penny (1960) ... Bert
 1956 Without Love (TV Movie)
Person in street
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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "King Lear," at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England with Ian Bartholomew, David Tennant, David Ross, Adam James, Helen Schlesinger, Ashley Jensen, Gillian Kearney, David Craig, Peter Geddis, Andrew Hawkins, and Terence Wilton in the cast. Gregory Hersov was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Sir Tom Courtenay | Tom Courteney

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

I never did anything about my stardom, it never meant anything to me. See more »

Trivia:

Was nominated for two Tony Awards as Best Actor (Play): in 1977 for "Otherwise Engaged," and in 1982 for "The Dresser," a part recreated in his Oscar-nominated performance in the film of the same name, The Dresser (1983). See more »

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