Tom Courtenay came to prominence in the early 1960s, with a string of successful films, including The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner in 1962, Billy Liar in 1963, King Rat, and Doctor Zhivago both in 1965.
Courtenay is most known for his undying love for the theater and is popular for it. He made his stage debut at the Old Vic Theater at the Lyceum, Edinburgh in 1960.
Born as Thomas Daniel Courtenay, he attended Kingston High School and studied English at the University College London but failed to attain a degree. He then studied drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
He admitted that he had not particularly enjoyed his film work, and therefore concentrated on stage work during the 1960s and returned to his film acting in the production of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich in 1970.
Time spent recovering from prostate cancer spurred him to pick up his film career once more, and in 2007, he appeared in two blockbusters – Flood and The Golden Compass and recently, in 2018 he also appeared in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and King of Thieves. He also voiced the character of Prince Philip in the animated film The Queen’s Corgi.
What is The Nationality of Tom Courtenay?
Tom Courtenay is an English actor born on February 25, 1937, in Kingston-Upon-Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK.
How Old is Tom Courtenay?
Tom Courtenay is now 82 years old. His star sign is Pisces.
How Tall is Tom Courtenay And How Much Does He Weigh?
Tom Courtenay is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 154 pounds.
Is Tom Courtenay Married or Single?
Tom Courtenay first married English actress Cheryl Kennedy in 1973 and they got divorced in 1982. He then married his second wife Isabel Crossley, a stage manager at the Royal Exchange Theater in Manchester in 1988 and they are still together to this day. The couple has homes in Putney and Manchester in London.
How Much is Tom Courtenay’s Net Worth?
Tom Courtenay’s net worth is $64 million which he earned by being a professional actor.
Does Tom Courtenay Have Any Children?
Tom Courtenay doesn’t have any children. He was quoted on a report from The Telegraph saying “I haven’t got over being a son yet!” adding that he and his wife had experienced bad luck.