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Courtenay, Tom

Overview
Works: 180 works in 717 publications in 5 languages and 18,909 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Fantasy films  War films  Action and adventure films  Drama  Drama  Feature films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Singer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tom Courtenay
Doctor Zhivago by Alec Guinness( Visual )

64 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poet and surgeon, husband and lover finds his life disrupted by war. It alters the lives of many, including Tonya, the gentle woman he marries and Lara, the woman he cannot forget
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 world where witches soar the skies and Ice Bears rule the frozen North, one special girl is destined to hold the fate of the universe in her hands. When Lyra Belacqua becomes the keeper of the Golden Compass, she discovers that her world and all those beyond are threatened by the secret plans of Mrs. Coulter. With the help of Lord Asriel and a group of unlikely allies ready to stand at her side, Lyra embarks on an extraordinary quest that celebrates friendship and courage against all odds
The loneliness of the long distance runner by Tony Richardson( Visual )

54 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy's reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs, reveries of his life and times before his incarceration lead him to re-evaluate his priviledged status as the Governor's prize runner
The dresser( Visual )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 705 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. Both the leader of the company and his dresser are essential to each other. However, the devoted dresser struggles to support the unreasonable demands of the tyrannical head of the company, during the London blitz
Billy Liar by John Schlesinger( Visual )

44 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
Last orders by Fred Schepisi( Visual )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 552 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
Night train to Lisbon by Bille August( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 358 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 323 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 Bryan Forbes( Visual )

10 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and French 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
King & country by Joseph Losey( Visual )

22 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 244 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 221 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
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
The last butterfly by Karel Kachyna( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wartime, 1944, and Europe is brutalized by the horror of Nazi aggression and inhumanity. In the tiny Czech village of Terezin, the Nazis plan a propaganda coup to reshape international opinion. In order to reassure a Red Cross delegation and to show the caring face of Nazism, Hitler has given the village to Jewish settlers as a place where they can live in freedom. To provide a convincing "show", the Nazis have plucked French mime, Antoine, from his waning career and ordered him to put on the greatest show of his life
Dear Tom : letters from home by Tom Courtenay( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Tom Courtenay shown in scenes from Dr. Zhivago, and telling interviewer Jim Brown about the pleasure of working with Albert Finney] by Tom Courtenay( Recording )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actor Tom Courtenay tells interviewer Jim Brown about the pleasure of working with Albert Finney. Brown reflects on his role in "Dr. Zhivago," as scenes from the film are shown
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Doctor Zhivago
Alternative Names
Courtenay, Thomas Daniel.

Courtenay, Thomas Daniel 1937-

Thomas Courtenay

Tom Courtenay acteur britannique

Tom Courtenay angol színész

Tom Courtenay attore britannico

Tom Courtenay britischer Schauspieler

Tom Courtenay British actor

Tom Courtenay britisk skodespelar

Tom Courtenay britisk skuespiller

Tom Courtenay Brits acteur

Tom Courtenay brittisk skådespelare

Tom Kortni

Кортни, Том

Том Кортни

טום קורטני

توم كورتيناي

توم كورتيناي ممثل بريطاني

توماس کورتنی بازیگر بریتانیایی

톰 코트니

トム・コートネイ

湯姆·寇特內

Languages
English (265)

German (7)

French (6)

Spanish (3)

Danish (1)

Covers
The loneliness of the long distance runnerThe dresserBilly LiarKing RatThe night of the generalsDear Tom : letters from home