An Associate Member of RADA.
Graduated from RADA.
He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to drama.
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.
Second cousin of British Actor Paul Popplewell.
Subject of the song "Tom Courtenay" by Yo La Tengo.
Was nominated for two Tony Awards as Best Actor (Play): in 1977 for "Otherwise Engaged," and in 1982 for "The Dresser," a part recreated in his Oscar-nominated performance in the film of the same name, The Dresser (1983).