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Sir Tom Courtenay

(1937-), Actor

Sitter in 7 portraits
Born in Hull, Courtenay trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before making his stage debut in The Seagull at the Old Vic (1960). In 1961 he took over Albert Finney's role in Billy Liar at London's Cambridge Theatre, later reprising the part for the film version (1963). Courtenay's performance in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) won him a BAFTA award. He was Oscar-nominated for his roles in Doctor Zhivago (1965) and The Dresser (1983) and knighted in 2001.

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Sir Tom Courtenay, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(6)

Sir Tom Courtenay

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1961
NPG P512(6)

Sir Tom Courtenay, by Humphrey Ocean - NPG 6971

Sir Tom Courtenay

by Humphrey Ocean
gouache, 2011
NPG 6971

Sir Tom Courtenay, by Sandra Lousada - NPG x135066

Sir Tom Courtenay

by Sandra Lousada
gelatin silver print, 1962
NPG x135066

Sir Tom Courtenay as 'Billy Liar', by Unknown photographer - NPG x34514

Sir Tom Courtenay as 'Billy Liar'

by Unknown photographer
resin print, 1963
NPG x34514

Sir Tom Courtenay, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165895

Sir Tom Courtenay

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 5 September 1969
NPG x165895

Sir Tom Courtenay, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165896

Sir Tom Courtenay

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 5 September 1969
NPG x165896

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