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Tom Courtenay

Highest Rated:   100% The Dresser (1983)
Lowest Rated:   9% Leonard Part 6 (1987)
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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
89% The First Film
  • Actor
2016
59% Barney Thomson (The Legend of Barney Thomson)
  • Chief Superintendent McManaman
$0.2M 2016
29% Dad's Army
  • Lance Corporal Jones
$4.7M 2016
97% 45 Years
  • Geoff Mercer
$3.5M 2015
44% Night Train To Lisbon
  • João Eça
2013
79% Quartet
  • Reggie Paget
$18.1M 2013
17% Gambit
  • The Major
$0.7M 2012
No Score Yet Little Dorrit
  • William Dorrit
2008
43% The Golden Compass
  • Farder Coram
$70.2M 2007
No Score Yet Flood
  • Leonard Morrison
2007
77% 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
81% 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
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet The Night of the Generals
  • Hartmann
1967
100% King and Country
  • Pvt. Arthur Hamp
1965
No Score Yet King Rat
  • Lt. Robin Grey
1965
60% Operation Crossbow
  • Robert Henshaw
1965
100% Billy Liar
  • William Terrence 'Billy' Fisher
1963
No Score Yet Private Potter
  • Pvt. Potter
1963
74% The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  • Colin Smith
1962

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Roy Southgate William Dorrit
  • 2009
  • 1999

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