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Courtenay, Tom

Overview
Works: 222 works in 743 publications in 6 languages and 19,185 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Fantasy films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Romance films  War films  Television mini-series 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Singer, Costume designer, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tom Courtenay
Doctor Zhivago by Alec Guinness( Visual )

67 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,772 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 )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rumor circling the halls is that Beecham House (the home for retired musicians) is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. Reginald, Wilfred and Cecily are in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean. 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
The golden compass by Zi Wei( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,591 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 )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,287 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 Andrew Davies( Visual )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,198 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 )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 968 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 )

55 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 764 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( Visual )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 700 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 )

45 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 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 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen
Last orders by Fred Schepisi( Visual )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 551 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
A rather English marriage by Paul Seed( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 429 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
Night train to Lisbon by Bille August( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 361 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
The old curiosity shop by Charles Dickens( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In payment for a gambling debt, Little Nell and her grandfather are evicted from their curiosity shop by the evil Daniel Quilp and wander about the country looking for a new home
King Rat by James Clavell( Visual )

10 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and French and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"King Rat" is the mastermind of all black market operations in a Japanese prison camp. He got his name from his breeding of rodents to serve as food for his emaciated fellow prisoners. A British officer, Peter Marlowe, helps the King to expand his operation to include trading with the Japanese officers. Though on surface level a thoroughly selfish sort, King Rat saves the ailing Marlowe's life by wangling precious antibiotics from the guards
King & country by Joseph Losey( Visual )

23 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 246 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 219 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 217 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
The night of the generals by Anatole Litvak( Visual )

8 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and held by 207 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
Little Dorrit( Visual )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Arthur Clennam returns to England after years abroad, his curiosity is piqued by the presence in his mother's house of a young seamstres, Amy Dorritt
 
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Doctor Zhivago
Alternative Names
Courtenay, Thomas Daniel.

Courtenay, Thomas Daniel 1937-

Thomas Courtenay

Tom Courtenay acteur britannique

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Tom Courtenay britischer Schauspieler

Tom Courtenay British actor

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Кортни, Том

Том Кортни

טום קורטני

توم كورتيناي

توم كورتيناي ممثل بريطاني

توماس کورتنی بازیگر بریتانیایی

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トム・コートネイ

湯姆·寇特內

Languages
English (360)

German (20)

French (7)

Spanish (4)

Italian (2)

Danish (1)

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Little DorritThe loneliness of the long distance runnerThe dresserBilly LiarA rather English marriageKing RatThe night of the generalsLittle Dorrit