Tom Courtenay Overview:

Actor, Tom Courtenay, was born Thomas Daniel Courtenay on Feb 25, 1937 in Hull, Humberside. As of December 2021, Tom Courtenay was 84 years old.



Although Courtenay was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1965Best Supporting ActorDoctor Zhivago (1965)Pasha Antipov/StrelnikoffNominated
1983Best ActorThe Dresser (1983)NormanNominated

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Tom Courtenay Quotes:

Brown, House Master: So, uh, how do you come to be here?
Colin Smith: [puzzled] I got sent, didn't I?
Brown, House Master: [chuckles] Yes, I know you got sent, but why?
Colin Smith: I got caught. Didn't run fast enough!

Colin Smith: Running's always been a big thing in our family, especially running away from the police.

Colin Smith: It's not that I don't like work. It's just that I don't like the idea of slaving me guts out so the bosses can get all the profits. Seems all wrong to me.

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Tom Courtenay Facts
He was awarded the 1994 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre) for Best Actor for his performance in Moscow Stations.

He was awarded the 1994 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance in Moscow Stations.

Graduated from RADA.

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