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Tom Courtenay

Tom Courtenay

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Born: February 25, 1937 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hull, Humberside, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1960:
Made debut in "The Seagull" at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland
1961:
Replaced Albert Finney in the West End production of "Billy Liar"
1962:
Made film debut in "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"
1963:
Reprised the title role in John Schlesinger's feature version of "Billy Liar"; first screen pairing with Julie Christie
1964:
Portrayed a WWI deserter in Joseph Losey's "King and Country"
1965:
Played the revolutionary Pasha, husband of Lara (Julie Christie) in David Lean's "Doctor Zhivago"; earned Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination
1965:
Played a British WWII lieutenant in "King Rat"; film adapted from the James Clavell novel
1967:
Co-starred with Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif in "Night of the Generals"
1971:
Played the title role in "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich"
1977:
Made Broadway debut in Simon Gray's "Otherwise Engaged"
1980:
Originated role of Norman in the London production of "The Dresser"
1981:
Reprised role for the Broadway production of "The Dresser"
1983:
Again portrayed Norman for Peter Yates' film version of "The Dresser"; earned Best Actor Oscar nomination
1985:
Played Daniel Quilp in the animated adaptation of Charles Dickens' "The Old Curiosity Shop"
1987:
Joined Bill Cosby for the lamentable "Leonard Part 6"
1987:
Played a jewelry store owner in "Happy New Year," a remake of Claude Lelouch's "La bonne annee" (1973)
1991:
Starred in Karel Kachyna's "The Last Butterfly" as the French mime coerced by the Nazis to perform for the children of Terezin
1991:
Played the father of Derek Bentley (Christopher Eccleston) in the film "Let Him Have It"
1995:
Acted on Broadway in "Uncle Vanya"
1995:
Reprised role of Daniel Quilp for the Disney miniseries version of "The Old Curiosity Shop"
1996:
Portrayed strange Uncle Tony in "The Boy From Mercury"
1996:
Co-starred with Albert Finney in "Art" on the London stage
1998:
Teamed with Albert Finney for the acclaimed BBC drama "A Rather English Marriage"
1999:
Acted in "Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?"
2002:
Headlined the one-man show "Pretending To Be Me," based on the letters and writings of poet Philip Larkin
2002:
Co-starred in the film "Nicholas Nickleby"
2007:
Appeared in the fantasy film "The Golden Compass"
2008:
Appeared in the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Little Dorrit" as William Dorrit; earned an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Television Movie
2012:
Co-starred with Maggie Smith, Pauline Collins, and Billy Connolly as retired opera singers in "Quartet"; film marked Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut

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