Tom Courtenay

1937 - Today

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Sir Thomas Daniel Courtenay (; born 25 February 1937) is an English actor. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Courtenay achieved prominence in the 1960s with a series of acclaimed film roles, including The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)⁠, for which he received the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles⁠, and Doctor Zhivago (1965), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Other notable film roles during this period include Billy Liar (1963), King and Country (1964), for which he was awarded the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival, King Rat (1965), and The Night of the Generals (1967). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Courtenay has received more than 2,613,383 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Tom Courtenay is the 1,451st most popular actor (up from 1,507th in 2019), the 1,590th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,687th in 2019) and the 207th most popular British Actor.

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  • 37

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  • 4.62

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Among actors, Tom Courtenay ranks 1,451 out of 10,030Before him are Téa Leoni, Judith Malina, Song Kang-ho, Ann Rutherford, Steven Bauer, and Jean Arthur. After him are Marisa Mell, John Hillerman, Rupert Grint, Mahershala Ali, Marg Helgenberger, and Lorne Greene.

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Among people born in 1937, Tom Courtenay ranks 128Before him are Suzanne Pleshette, Eduard Uspensky, Monica Zetterlund, Tung Chee-hwa, Ange-Félix Patassé, and Nur Hassan Hussein. After him are Bella Akhmadulina, Mitsuo Kamata, Ted Nelson, Dick Dale, Valentin Bondarenko, and Ratan Tata.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Tom Courtenay ranks 1,590 out of 6,924Before him are John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834), Colin Davis (1927), William Foulke (1874), Edward Colston (1636), William Hamilton (1730), and Beorhtric of Wessex (800). After him are Rupert Grint (1988), Michael Owen (1979), John Fletcher (1579), Jeff Lynne (1947), John Muir (1838), and Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (1770).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Tom Courtenay ranks 207Before him are Rosamund Pike (1979), Michael Sheen (1969), James McAvoy (1979), Elizabeth Hurley (1965), Sam Worthington (1976), and Eileen Atkins (1934). After him are Rupert Grint (1988), Wendy Hiller (1912), Eileen Essell (1922), Eunice Gayson (1928), James Finlayson (1887), and Timothy Spall (1957).

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