Tom Courtenay

Tom Courtenay

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Dresser (1983)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Queen's Corgi (2019)
  • Birthday: Feb 25, 1937
  • Birthplace: Hull, Humberside, England, UK
  • Actor Tom Courtenay studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts before making his theatrical debut in the Old Vic production of The Seagull in 1960; in 1961 he took over Albert Finney's role in Billy Liar, a part he would later play in the film version. In his first British film, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962), he made a big impression on audiences and critics alike. Courtenay went on to play numerous lead roles in American and British films, often as a misunderstood, underprivileged, nonconformist youth. He was nominated for a "Best Supporting Actor" Oscar for his work in Doctor Zhivago (1965) and for a "Best Actor" Oscar for The Dresser (1983). His screen career mysteriously came to a near-halt after 1971, but he continued to succeed as a stage actor, making his belated Broadway debut in 1977's Otherwise Engaged. He is married to stage actress Cheryl Kennedy.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

90% The Aeronauts Actor 2019
35% King of Thieves Actor 2019
0% The Queen's Corgi The Duke Of Edinburgh 2019
81% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Eben Ramsey 2018
90% The First Film Actor 2016
62% Barney Thomson (The Legend of Barney Thomson) Chief Superintendent McManaman $0.2M 2016
32% Dad's Army Lance Corporal Jones $4.7M 2016
97% 45 Years Geoff Mercer $3.5M 2015
43% Night Train To Lisbon João Eça 2013
80% Quartet Reggie Paget $18.1M 2013
18% Gambit The Major $0.7M 2012
No Score Yet Little Dorrit William Dorrit 2008
42% The Golden Compass Farder Coram $70.2M 2007
No Score Yet Flood Leonard Morrison 2007
78% Nicholas Nickleby Noggs $1.4M 2002
79% Last Orders Vic $2.2M 2002
40% Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? Harold Smith 2001
No Score Yet A Rather English Marriage Roy Southgate 1998
No Score Yet Boy from Mercury Uncle Tony 1996
No Score Yet The Old Curiosity Shop Quilp 1995
No Score Yet The Last Butterfly Antoine Moreau 1993
84% Let Him Have It William Bentley 1991
9% Leonard Part 6 Frayn 1987
No Score Yet Happy New Year Edward Saunders 1987
100% The Dresser Norman 1983
No Score Yet I Heard the Owl Call My Name Father Tark Brian 1973
No Score Yet Catch Me a Spy Baxter Clarke 1971
17% One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Ivan Denisovich 1970
No Score Yet Otley Gerald Arthur Otley 1968
No Score Yet A Dandy in Aspic Gatiss 1968
No Score Yet The Day the Fish Came Out, (...Otan ta psaria vgikan sti steria!) The Navigator 1967
50% The Night of the Generals Hartmann 1967
83% Doctor Zhivago Pasha/Strelnikov 1965
86% King and Country Pvt. Arthur Hamp 1965
No Score Yet King Rat Lt. Robin Grey 1965
67% Operation Crossbow Robert Henshaw 1965
100% Billy Liar William Terrence 'Billy' Fisher 1963
No Score Yet Private Potter Pvt. Potter 1963
71% The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Colin Smith 1962

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Roy Southgate William Dorrit
  • 2009
  • 1999
91% Unforgotten
2018
Eric Slater

QUOTES FROM Tom Courtenay CHARACTERS

Kate Mercer
You used to love your birdwatching.
Geoff Mercer
I did, yes.
Kate Mercer
It's funny how you forget the things in life that make you happy.
Geoff Mercer
You really believe you haven't been enough for me?
Kate Mercer
No. I think I was enough for you, I'm just not sure you do.
Chief Superintendent McManaman
I'm not eating off a plate that's served up human arse.
Kate Mercer
Would you have married her for real?
Geoff Mercer
I thought you didn't like theoretical questions?
Kate Mercer
Just answer me.
Geoff Mercer
Yes.
Reggie Paget
You're here , I'm here , trapped - We Have to grin and bear
Jean
What happened to forgive and forget ?
Pasha Strelnikov
Monsieur Komarovsky; I hope I don't offend you. Do people improve with age?
Pasha/Strelnikov
Monsieur Komarovsky; I hope I don't offend you. Do people improve with age?
Komarovsky
They grow a little more tolerant.
Pasha Strelnikov
Because they have more to tolerate in themselves.
Pasha/Strelnikov
Because they have more to tolerate in themselves.
Gatiss
Lionel Harvey, "Cuban cigars are"in our country (Russia), how you say, dime a dozen" Gatiss" The dime is a small American coin" Lionel: I thought the Americans didn't have any small coins? Gatiss" They don't. They've given them all to the British.
Eberlin
Cuban cigars are in our country. How you say, dime a dozen?
Gatiss
The dime is a small American coin.
Eberlin
I thought the Americans didn't have any small coins?
Gatiss
They don't. They've given them all to the British.