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Tom Courtenay

Highest Rated:   100% The Dresser (1983)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Queen's Corgi (2019)
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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
No Score Yet Summerland
  • Actor
2020
72% 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
91% The First Film
  • Actor
2016
62% Barney Thomson (The Legend of Barney Thomson)
  • Chief Superintendent McManaman
$0.2M 2016
31% Dad's Army
  • Lance Corporal Jones
$4.7M 2016
97% 45 Years
  • Geoff Mercer
$3.5M 2015
41% Night Train To Lisbon
  • João Eça
2013
80% Quartet
  • Reggie Paget
$18.1M 2013
18% Gambit
  • The Major
$0.7M 2012
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
33% 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
71% Operation Crossbow
  • Robert Henshaw
1965
100% Billy Liar
  • William Terrence 'Billy' Fisher
1963
No Score Yet Private Potter
  • Pvt. Potter
1963
73% 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
100% Little Dorrit
2008
  • Mr. Dorrit
91% Unforgotten
2018-2019
  • Eric Slater

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