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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 & 18 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

45 Years
45 Years Geoff Mercer
(2015)
Doctor Zhivago
(1965)
The Golden Compass
The Golden Compass Farder Coram
(2007)
Quartet
Quartet Reggie Paget
(2012)

Filmography

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 2017 Diamond Geezers (pre-production)
Brian Reader
 2016 Dad's Army
Jones
 2015 Barney Thomson
Chief Superintendent McManaman
 2013 Night Train to Lisbon
Older João Eça
 2013 Quartet: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Reggie Paget (uncredited)
 2012/I Gambit
The Major
 2012 The End of an Era (Short)
Dr. Blatella
 2007 Flood
Prof. Leonard Morrison
 2001 Last Orders
Vic
 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 The Last Butterfly
Antoine Moreau
 1988 The ITV Play (TV Series)
Anton Chekhov
 1987 Happy New Year
Edward Saunders
 1985 Me and the Girls (TV Movie)
George
 1985 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Colin
- Absent Friends (1985) ... Colin
 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
 1967 The Day the Fish Came Out
The Navigator
 1967 The Night of the Generals
Corporal Hartmann
 1965 King Rat
Grey
 1965 Operation Crossbow
Robert Henshaw
 1961-1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Dobely / Private Potter
- The Lads (1963) ... Dobely
 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 Michael Frayn's play, "Clouds," at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, England with Felicity Kendal CBE and Mark Kingston in the cast. 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:

[on "Doctor Zhivago"] We were all sitting in a horrible hotel in Spain waiting for snow. In six months, I did only three weeks work... Indeed it was good money, but I felt I should be learning my raft, doing long speeches, and learning how to go loud and soft, and quick and slow, and how to keep the audience awake. 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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