Tom Courtenay

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  • Birth Name: Thomas Daniel Courtenay
  • Birth Place: Hull, Yorkshire, England
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Hull in 1999.
  • Recalled his university days in London and the letters he received from his mother in his 2000 memoir Dear Tom: Letters from Home. 
  • Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2001 in recognition of his stage and screen success.
  • Named Charles Dickens as one of his favorite writers and has starred in several adaptations of his works, including the 1995 Disney TV movie The Old Curiosity Shop and the 2008 BBC series Little Dorrit.
  • Longtime supporter of the English soccer club Hull City.

Awards

  • 1983, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2001, European Film Awards — European Actor: Nominee
  • 1977, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 1985, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2015, European Film Awards — European Actor: Nominee
  • 1982, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 1965, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1965, BAFTA Film Awards — Best British Actor: Nominee
  • 1963, BAFTA Film Awards — Most Promising Newcomer to Film: Winner
  • 1964, BAFTA Film Awards — Best British Actor: Nominee
  • 2015, Berlin Film Festival — Silver Bear for Best Actor: Winner
  • 1964, Venice Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2016, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Winner

Relationships

  • Ann Courtenay — Sister
  • Thomas Henry Courtenay — Father
  • Cheryl Kennedy — Ex-wife
  • Anne Eliza Courtenay — Mother
  • Isabel Courtenay — Wife

College

  • Attended University College London, London, England; Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England (1960)

Details

  • Birth Name: Thomas Daniel Courtenay
  • Birth Place: Hull, Yorkshire, England
  • Profession: Actor

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