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Courtenay, Tom

Overview
Works: 188 works in 842 publications in 6 languages and 19,581 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Historical films  Romance fiction  Political fiction  Fantasy films  Comedy films  Romance films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Singer, Costume designer, Narrator
Classifications: PG3476.P27, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tom Courtenay
Doctor Zhivago by David Lean( Visual )

81 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of surgeon-poet Yury Zhivago before and during the Russian Revolution. Married to an upper-class girl who is devoted to him, yet he finds himself in love with an unfortunate woman who becomes his muse. Zhivago becomes torn between fidelity and passion. Sympathetic with the Bolshevik Revolution, but shaken by the wars and purges, he struggles to retain his individualism as a humanist amid the spirit of collectivism
Quartet by John Cage( Visual )

40 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beecham House is abuzz. The rumour circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget, Wilfred Bond and Cecily Robson this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they're in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton. Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert?"--Container
The golden compass by Philip Pullman( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization
45 years by Andrew Haigh( Visual )

36 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Kate and Geoff prepare to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary, their marriage is shaken when unexpected news threatens to change their lives
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Visual )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amy Dorrit's (Claire Foy) gentle spirit has never been dampened by the confining walls of the Marshalsea Prison she's lived in her whole life. Despite the dark shadow of debtor's prison, Amy lovingly cares for her father William Dorrit (Tom Courtenay), the longest serving inmate. A possibly redemptive light unexpectedly shines in the form of Arthur Clennam (Matthew Macfadyen), who has been left with the intriguing threads of a mystery after his father's death -- threads that will intertwine his family and fate with the Dorrits. Clennam's exhaustive search for answers involves murder, fortunes gained and lost, the upper echelons and lowest dregs of society, and most surprising of all, a tender romance. Adapted by Andrew Davies (Bleak House, Pride and Prejudice), Little Dorrit, based on the book by Charles Dickens, is a sprawling story as timely as it is moving. - Publisher
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens( Visual )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas becomes the head of the family when his father dies unexpectedly. Keeping watch over his mother and his sister Kate becomes an even greater challenge when Nicholas discovers that his father lost the family fortune due to ill-advised investments. Without a shilling to his name, Nicholas turns to his wealthy but unforgiving Uncle Ralph for help
The loneliness of the long distance runner by Tony Richardson( Visual )

68 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An 18-year-old boy, a product of a slum environment, is sent to reform school where he becomes the top runner and the best bet to win against a private school
The dresser by Peter Yates( Visual )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film adaptation of Harwood's play about an aging English actor/manager, his dresser, and their theatre company touring England during WWII
Billy Liar by John Schlesinger( Visual )

52 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Fisher, whose constant daydreams and truth-deficient stories earn him the nickname of "Billy Liar," dreams of escape from an unsympathetic, resolutely working-class family, a pair of demanding fiancees, and an insecure dead-end job at an undertakers
Gambit( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Um sich an seinem exzentrischen Chef zu rächen, plant ein unauffälliger englischer Kurator einen raffinierten Betrug: Er lässt ein Gemälde von Monet fälschen, das eine von ihm engagierte burschikose Amerikanerin als Agentin seinem chauvinistischen Vorgesetzen aufschwätzen soll. Doch was als brillante Bloßstellung geplant ist, verheddert sich in Unwägbarkeiten und Liebeleien. [...]" [film-dienst.de]
Last orders by Fred Schepisi( Visual )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the lives of four men, covering nearly a half-century of these South London buddies lives, from thier adopted pub to Margate Pier. Through a series of flashbacks, they take you on a journey of a lifetime. Along with them are the ashes of Jack, their larger-than-life friend, whose deathbed request sends them on their way
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nell Trent lives with her doting grandfather in his London shop. It is a magical place, filled from wall to wall with treasures. Grandfather keeps his nocturnal gambling activities a secret from Nell. He borrows heavily from the evil, profiteering loan shark Daniel Quilp. When Grandfather gambles away what little money they possess, Quilp seizes the opportunity to take possession of their beloved shop. It seems Nell and Grandfather are left only with the option to escape. They fall in with a number of colourful characters, some villainous and some affectionate. They are on the run from Quilp and his band of misguided money seekers, including Nell's own brother Freddie and his gullible friend Dick Swiveller
Night train to Lisbon by Jeremy Irons( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin teacher Raimund Gregorius finds a book by Portuguese poet and doctor Amadeu de Prado and his life is irrevocably changed. Determined to learn more about the author, Gregorius boards the night train to Lisbon and begins to piece together an epic story of oppression and revolution, loyalty and betrayal, love and jealousy, played out against the backdrop of a brutal fascist dictatorship. In his exploration of Amadeu de Prado's life, Gregorius finds that life can change in an instant
A rather English marriage by Paul Seed( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two recently-widowed men come to terms with the deaths of their wives. Reggie Conyngham-Jervis is a wealthy ex-fighter pilot. Roy Southgate is a retired milkman. Both are widowed on the same night. Now this 'odd couple' decide to overlook their differences and move in together. At first the two become friends, until their unlikely relationship is threatened by the arrival of Liz Franks, an alluring woman with a hidden agenda
King Rat by James Clavell( Visual )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Singapore's Changi Gaol during WWII, Corporal King, a thoroughly unscrupulous and opportunistic American POW, makes shabby deals with the camp guards in order to make his confinement more comfortable. King delights in rising above his military rank and social class as he uses his streetwise tactics to "rule" over his fellow Allied prisoners and his Japanese captors
The night of the generals by Anatole Litvak( Visual )

16 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murder of a prostitute, who is also a German agent, draws the attention of Major Grau of German Intelligence, who discovers that the evidence points to three top-ranking Nazi generals. After following leads, Grau winds up in Paris and discovers that two of the generals are deeply involved in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Grau's case will go unfinished for twenty years until the true killer is brought to justice
King and Country by Joseph Losey( Visual )

24 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A tough, no-nonsense British Army lawyer is assigned to defend a lowly private at his court martial. The private has been arrested for desertion during battle. The lawyer, Captain Hargreaves, is convinced the young man should fry. However, as the trial progresses and the strain of three horrible years endured at the Allied front is revealed, the more he is compelled to spare the youth from a firing squad"--Container
The Noël Coward collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noël Coward is the definitive playwright of the early 20th century, contributing a robust repertoire of brilliant material. Playwright, actor, composer, and irrepressible socialite, Coward charmed high society in both London and New York during his heyday, and his work continues to charm audiences today with its urbane wit, sly humor and distinctive style
Treasure of the peacock's eye( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war in Europe ends but a new adventure begins for Indy when a mysterious man's dying words, "The eye of the peacock!" send him and Remy on a thrilling treasure hunt through Egypt, Java, and the South Pacific for one of Alexander the Great's most prized possessions
Barney Thomson by Robert Carlyle( Visual )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Awkward hairdresser Barney Thomson, lives a life of desperate mediocrity, but his uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer in this hilarious dark comedy
 
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Doctor Zhivago
Alternative Names
Courtenay, Thomas Daniel.

Courtenay, Thomas Daniel 1937-

Thomas Courtenay

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Languages
English (446)

German (28)

Spanish (9)

French (7)

Italian (2)

Danish (1)

Covers
Little DorritThe loneliness of the long distance runnerThe dresserBilly LiarA rather English marriageKing RatThe night of the generals