Tom Courtenay

Born: 25 February 1937, Hull, Yorkshire

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Highlighted works

  • Billy Liar

    Billy Liar

    John Schlesinger’s film features a bravura central performance from Tom Courtenay as an undertaker’s assistant escaping dreary reality through daydreams.

  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

    In this key film of the 1960s British New Wave, class tensions surface as borstal boy Tom Courtenay competes in a cross-country race against public-school rivals.

  • 45 Years

    45 Years

    A double prize winner at the Berlin Film Festival, Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years follows Kate Mercer (Charlotte Rampling) and her husband (Tom Courtenay) in the turbulent five days leading up to their 45th wedding anniversary.

  • Doctor Zhivago

    Doctor Zhivago

    Boris Pasternak’s story of love in the Russian Revolution confirmed David Lean’s standing as the master of the sweeping historical epic.


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