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.

  • 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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