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Tom Courtenay is a Actor British born on 25 february 1937 at Kingston upon Hull (United-kingdom)

Tom Courtenay

Tom Courtenay
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Birth name Thomas Daniel Courtenay
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 25 february 1937 (81 years) at Kingston upon Hull (United-kingdom)

Sir Thomas Daniel "Tom" Courtenay (/ˈkɔrtni/; born 25 February 1937) is an English actor who came to prominence in the early 1960s with a succession of films, including The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962), Billy Liar (1963), and Doctor Zhivago (1965). Since the mid-1960s he has been known primarily for his work in the theatre, although he received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in the film adaptation of The Dresser (1983), which he had performed on the West End and on Broadway. Courtenay received a knighthood in February 2001 for forty years' service to cinema and theatre.

Biography

Courtenay was married to actress Cheryl Kennedy from 1973 to 1982. In 1988, he married Isabel Crossley, a stage manager at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. They have homes in Manchester and Putney in London.

In 2000, Courtenay's memoir Dear Tom: Letters From Home was published to critical acclaim. It comprises a selection of the letters exchanged between Courtenay and his mother, interspersed with his own recollections of life as a young student actor in London in the early 1960s.

Courtenay is the President of Hull City A.F.C.'s Official Supporters' Club. In 1999, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Hull University.

Best films

Doctor Zhivago (1965)
(Actor)

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Casper Wrede
Casper Wrede
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Dick Clement
Dick Clement
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David Lean
David Lean
(1 films)
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Filmography of Tom Courtenay (30 films)

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Actor

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, 2h3
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Katherine Parkinson, Matthew Goode
Roles Eben Ramsey
Rating74% 3.704033.704033.704033.704033.70403
Londres, 1946. A la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Juliet Ashton, une jeune écrivaine britannique en manque d'inspiration, reçoit une lettre d'un mystérieux membre du Club de Littérature de Guernesey créé durant l'Occupation allemande. Intriguée et curieuse d'en savoir plus, elle se rend sur l'île et rencontre alors les excentriques et attachants membres du Cercle littéraire des amateurs d'épluchures de patates dont Dawsey Adams, le charmant fermier à l'origine de la lettre. Leurs confidences, son attachement à l'île et à ses habitants ou encore son affection pour Dawsey et pour les autres férus de littérature changeront à jamais le cours de sa vie ainsi que sa carrière d'écrivaine.
Dad's Army
Dad's Army (2016)

Directed by Oliver Parker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Military humor in film, Political films
Actors Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Toby Jones, Tom Courtenay, Bill Paterson, Daniel Mays
Roles Lance Corporal Jones
Rating51% 2.597112.597112.597112.597112.59711
En 1944, alors que la Seconde Guerre mondiale touche à sa fin, un groupe de soldats de la Home Guard, mené par le Capitaine Mainwaring (Toby Jones), et basé à Walmington-on-Sea, accumule les déboires. C'est alors que la journaliste Rose Winters (Catherine Zeta-Jones) arrive en ville pour écrire un article sur ce petit groupe de soldats. Parallèlement, on apprend qu'un espion nazi sévit dans les environs.
The Legend of Barney Thomson
Directed by Robert Carlyle
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone, Robert Carlyle, Ashley Jensen, James Cosmo, Tom Courtenay
Roles Chief Superintendent McManaman
Rating62% 3.14853.14853.14853.14853.1485
Set in Glasgow, the film centers around Barney Thomson, an awkward, diffident barber living a life of desperate mediocrity whose uninteresting life gets turned upside down when he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of a serial killer after accidentally killing his boss.
45 Years
45 Years (2015)
, 1h35
Directed by Andrew Haigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells
Roles Geoff Mercer
Rating70% 3.545543.545543.545543.545543.54554
Kate Mercer (Charlotte Rampling) and her husband Geoff (Tom Courtenay) had to cancel the party for their 40th anniversary at short notice when Geoff underwent bypass surgery. The comfortably off, left-wing, childless, provincial couple now have a week to go before a replacement party to celebrate their 45th anniversary. Theoretically, this week should just involve planning, dress purchasing and a bit of social fretting. This is not to be: shattering news arrives for Geoff from the Swiss authorities, explaining that the perfectly-preserved body of his ex-girlfriend, Katya, has been found, 50 years after she slipped into an Alpine crevasse. From the moment the news is received Kate can 'smell Katya's perfume in the room' and her perspective on their marriage changes forever.
Night Train to Lisbon, 1h51
Directed by Bille August
Origin Suisse
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Actors Jeremy Irons, Christopher Lee, Bruno Ganz, Mélanie Laurent, Martina Gedeck, Jack Huston
Roles Older João Eca
Rating67% 3.398043.398043.398043.398043.39804
Walking over a bridge in Bern, Raimund Gregorius, a Swiss professor of ancient languages, notices a young woman in a red coat standing on the railing, about to leap. Dropping his briefcase, he runs and pulls her down. She helps him gather the papers that have spilled from his briefcase and accompanies him to the school where he teaches. But instead of waiting to talk, she leaves during the middle of his class, without her coat.
Quartet
Quartet (2012)
, 1h38
Directed by Dustin Hoffman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon, Sheridan Smith
Roles Reginald Paget
Rating67% 3.398153.398153.398153.398153.39815
The plot takes place in Beecham House, a retirement home for former professional musicians, patterned after the real-life Casa di Riposo per Musicisti founded by Giuseppe Verdi.
Gambit
Gambit (2012)
, 1h29
Directed by Michael Hoffman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Escroquerie
Actors Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Tom Courtenay, Cloris Leachman
Roles The Major
Rating56% 2.846662.846662.846662.846662.84666
British art curator Harry Deane (Colin Firth) decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss Lord Shabandar (Alan Rickman) by conning him into buying a fake Monet ("Haystacks at Dusk"), a painting that has been missing since 1945, after being plundered by the Nazis. He teams up with a master art forger, the Major, and travels to Alpine, Texas to find rodeo queen, PJ Puznowski (Cameron Diaz) whom he plans to recruit in his scheme. Harry envisions the plan in his head, and goes to a bar to talk to PJ. PJ's friend Merle, angered by his advances, punches Harry in the face and a bar fight is started. PJ walks outside to find Harry and the Major cleaning their wounds, and they talk to her about the deal. She agrees and the next day the three drive out to PJ's grandmother's mobile home out in the desert. They hang the fake Monet on the wall and take a picture with the painting in the background. The picture is to appear with an article on the rodeo queen that will be published in a magazine that is part of Shabandar's media empire.
The Golden Compass, 1h53
Directed by Chris Weitz
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Steampunk films, Children's films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Sam Elliott, Freddie Highmore, Eva Green, Dakota Blue Richards, Daniel Craig
Roles Farder Coram
Rating60% 3.0486753.0486753.0486753.0486753.048675
At the beginning of the film, we learn that the story takes place in one of many alternate worlds, in which a person's soul is contained within an animal companion called a dæmon (pronounced demon). The Magisterium, represented as a unified religious power, exercises power in the secular world. Lyra Belacqua, an orphan that resides in Jordan College, in a city that resembles Oxford, with her dæmon Pantalaimon (Pan), accidentally witnesses a Magisterium member poison her uncle's bottle of Tokay. Lyra then warns her uncle, Lord Asriel, who instructs her to remain in hiding. Lyra watches Asriel give a presentation regarding Dust, a particle that the Magisterium has forbidden the mention of. The college gives Asriel a grant to fund a northern expedition.
Flood
Flood (2007)
, 1h50
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Météorologie, Catastrophe climatique, Disaster films
Actors Robert Carlyle, Jessalyn Gilsig, David Suchet, Tom Courtenay, Joanne Whalley, Gottfried John
Roles Leonard Morrison
Rating48% 2.404592.404592.404592.404592.40459
A devastating flood strikes London when the Thames Barrier is overwhelmed by a huge surge of water. A storm surge travels between the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, raising sea levels and coinciding with the spring tide. Several parts of Scotland are devastated, including Wick.
Nicholas Nickleby, 2h12
Directed by Douglas McGrath
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Actors Charlie Hunnam, Jim Broadbent, Christopher Plummer, Jamie Bell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Cumming
Roles Newman Noggs
Rating71% 3.598573.598573.598573.598573.59857
In a prologue we are introduced to the Nicklebys, who enjoy a comfortable life in the Devon countryside until the father dies and leaves his family with no source of income. Nineteen-year-old Nicholas, his mother, and his younger sister Kate venture to London to seek help from their wealthy, cold-hearted uncle Ralph, an investor who arranges for Nicholas to be hired as a tutor at Dotheboys Hall in Yorkshire and finds Kate work as a seamstress.
Last Orders, 1h49
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay, David Hemmings, Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Ray Winstone
Roles Vic
Rating69% 3.496823.496823.496823.496823.49682
The title refers to both a pub landlord's last call and the final wishes of a dying man, in this instance Jack Dodds (Michael Caine), an east London butcher who greatly influenced four men over the course of his flawed but decent lifetime. The quartet gathers to scatter Jack's ashes in Margate, where he had hoped to retire to a small seaside cottage with his wife Amy (Helen Mirren), a dream that never was fulfilled.
The Boy from Mercury, 1h27
Directed by Martin Duffy
Genres Fantasy
Actors Rita Tushingham, Tom Courtenay, Hugh O'Conor, Ian McElhinney
Roles Uncle Tony Cronin
Rating71% 3.5524053.5524053.5524053.5524053.552405
Let Him Have It, 1h55
Directed by Peter Medak
Genres Drama, Biography, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Christopher Eccleston, Paul Reynolds, Tom Courtenay, Eileen Atkins, Tom Bell, Edward Hardwicke
Roles William Bentley
Rating72% 3.64643.64643.64643.64643.6464
The film is based on the true story of Derek Bentley. Within the film, Bentley (Eccleston) is an illiterate young adult with developmental disabilities who falls into a gang led by a younger teenager named Chris Craig (Reynolds). The two become trapped by the police, who tell Chris to put down his gun. Bentley says, "Let him have it, Chris." Chris begins firing, killing one officer and wounding another. Because he is a minor (under 18), Chris is given a minor sentence, but Bentley, although he did not shoot anyone, is sentenced to death, on the basis that his statement to Chris was an instigation to begin shooting.
Leonard Part 6, 1h25
Directed by Paul Weiland
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Tom Courtenay, Joe Don Baker, Moses Gunn, Gloria Foster, Victoria Rowell, Bill Cosby
Roles Frayn
Rating22% 1.1057551.1057551.1057551.1057551.105755
Bill Cosby plays Leonard Parker, a former CIA spy. According to the opening sequence of the movie, the title refers to the idea that this film is actually the sixth installment of a series of films featuring the adventures of Leonard, as parts one through five were locked up in the interests of world security.