He played Puck in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Alec McCowen, Gwen Watford, Judi Dench, John Stride, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Robert Harris, Douglas Campbell, Stephen Moore, and Gerald James in the cast. Michael Langham was director. Thea Musgrave was musical ...
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Sir Tom Courtenay | Tom Courteney
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[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 craft, doing long speeches, and learning how to go loud and soft, and quick and slow, and how to keep the audience awake.
He 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