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Thomas Antonio Conti (born 22 November 1941) is a Scottish actor, theatre director and novelist of Italian Scots descent. He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 1979 for his performance in Whose Life Is It Anyway? He was nominated for an Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actor for the 1983 film, Reuben, Reuben.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Politics 5 Work

5.1 Film 5.2 Television 5.3 Stage 5.4 Stage directing

6 Awards 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Conti was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the son of hairdressers Mary (née McGoldrick) and Alfonso Conti.[1] He was brought up Roman Catholic, but he considers himself anti-religious.[2] Conti's father was Italian and his mother was Scottish, of Irish ancestry.[3][4] Conti was educated at Hamilton Park, an independent Catholic boys' school [5] and at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, both in Glasgow. Career[edit] Conti is a theatre, film and television actor. He began working with the Dundee Repertory in 1959. He appeared on Broadway in Whose Life Is It Anyway? in 1979, and in London he played the lead in Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell at the Garrick Theatre. Besides taking the leading role in the TV versions of Frederic Raphael's The Glittering Prizes and Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests, Conti appeared in the "Princess and the Pea" episode of the family television series Faerie Tale Theatre, guest-starred on Friends and Cosby, and played opposite Nigel Hawthorne in a long-running series of Vauxhall Astra
Vauxhall Astra
car advertisements in the United Kingdom during the mid-1990s. Conti has appeared in such films as Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence; Reuben, Reuben; American Dreamer; Shirley Valentine; Miracles; Saving Grace; Dangerous Parking
Dangerous Parking
and Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase. Conti's novel The Doctor, about a former secret operations pilot for intelligence services, was published in 2004.[6] He appeared in the hit BBC
BBC
sitcom Miranda alongside Miranda Hart
Miranda Hart
and Patricia Hodge, as Miranda's father, in the 2010 seasonal episode "The Perfect Christmas". Personal life[edit] Conti has been married to Scottish actress Kara Wilson since 1967 and their daughter Nina is an actress and a ventriloquist. According to Nina, her parents have an open marriage.[7] Conti is a prominent resident of Hampstead
Hampstead
in northwest London, having lived in the area for several decades. Conti was part of a campaign against the opening of a Tesco
Tesco
supermarket in nearby Belsize Park.[8] Conti put his Hampstead
Hampstead
house up for sale in 2015 for £17.5 million after his long-running opposition to the building plans of his neighbour, the footballer Thierry Henry.[9] Conti had also opposed development plans for Hampstead's Grove Lodge, the 18th-century Grade II listed former home of novelist John Galsworthy.[10] Conti participated in a genetic-mapping project conducted by the company ScotlandsDNA (now called BritainsDNA). In 2012 Conti and the company announced that Conti shares a genetic marker with Napoléon Bonaparte.[11] Conti has said that he "burst out laughing" when told he was directly related to Napoléon on his father's side.[11] Politics[edit] Conti considered running as the Conservative candidate in the 2008 London mayoral election, but did not, and in the following election in 2012 he supported unsuccessful independent candidate Siobhan Benita.[12] In the run up to the 2015 general election, Conti said in an interview published in several newspapers that he had come to view socialism as a religion with a "vicious, hostile spirit"[13] and that "conservatism was about enabling people to improve their lives."[14] Work[edit]

Film[edit]

Paddington 2
Paddington 2
(2017) City Slacker (2012) The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises
(2012) Run for Your Wife (2012) Streetdance 2
Streetdance 2
(2012) Rekindle (2011) The Tempest (2010) A Closed Book (2010) Dangerous Parking
Dangerous Parking
(2007) O Jerusalem (2006) Rabbit Fever (2006) Paid (2006) Derailed (2005) The Enemy (2001) Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Don't Go Breaking My Heart
(1999) Out of Control (1998) Something to Believe In (1998) Sub Down (1997) The Inheritance (1997) Someone Else's America (1995) Caccia Alla Vedova Shirley Valentine
Shirley Valentine
(1989) Two Brothers Running (1988) Roman Holiday (1987) That Summer of White Roses Beyond Therapy
Beyond Therapy
(1987) The Quick and the Dead (1987) Miracles (1986) Heavenly Pursuits
Heavenly Pursuits
(1986) Saving Grace (1985) American Dreamer (1984) Reuben, Reuben
Reuben, Reuben
(1983) Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
(1983) Full Circle (1977) The Duellists
The Duellists
(1977) Galileo (1975) Slade in Flame
Slade in Flame
(1975)

Television[edit]

Andy Pandy
Andy Pandy
(narrator and voices) Donovan (aka DNa) I Was a Rat Deadline Cosby Friends, "The One After Ross Says Rachel", and "The One with Ross's Wedding" The Inheritance The Wright Verdicts The Old Boy Network Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase Fatal Judgement The Dumb Waiter Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story Faerie Tale Theatre
Faerie Tale Theatre
- "Princess and the Pea" The Wall Rosemary's Baby Blade on the Feather The Norman Conquests The Glittering Prizes Sam Barlow at Large Z Cars Adam Smith Thirty-Minute Theatre - Revolutions: Fidel Castro Boy Meets Girl Lark Rise to Candleford Miranda Parents

Stage[edit]

Whose Life is it Anyway? Savages The Devil's Disciple[15] They're Playing Our Song The Real Thing An Italian Straw Hat (1986) The Ride Down Mt. Morgan Chapter Two Jesus, My Boy (1998–99, 2009 Present Laughter[16] Romantic Comedy Twelve Angry Men (2014)

Stage directing[edit]

The Last of the Red Hot Lovers Present Laughter Otherwise Engaged

Awards[edit]

National Board of Review
National Board of Review
for Best Actor ( Reuben, Reuben
Reuben, Reuben
and Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence) Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination as Best Actor (Reuben, Reuben) Golden Globe
Golden Globe
nominations for Reuben, Reuben
Reuben, Reuben
and Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actor (Whose Life Is It Anyway?) Laurence Olivier Award for Actor of the Year in a New Play ('Whose Life is it Anyway?) Variety Club Award for Best Actor (Whose Life is it Anyway?)

References[edit]

^ " Tom Conti
Tom Conti
Biography". filmreference.com. Retrieved 11 June 2017.  ^ Middlehurst, Lester (9 June 2006). " Tom Conti
Tom Conti
on why he doesn't think a sexual affair is necessarily a betrayal". Daily Mail. Retrieved 13 May 2010. When it comes to opinions, Tom is certainly not afraid to voice his own. A lapsed Catholic, he is fiercely anti-religious.  ^ "Tom Conti: My dad, sent to a prison camp for being Italian". BBC News. 27 April 2013.  ^ https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/theatre-arts/11-angry-men-and-tom-conti-31054618.html ^ "Tom Conti: Fidelity is overrated". Telegraph.co.uk. 6 March 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2014.  ^ Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(2006). The Doctor. Franz Steiner Verlag. ISBN 978-1-86105-841-6.  ^ Tom Conti: there are worse things than being unfaithful, a 12 December 2009, article from The Sunday Times ^ " Tom Conti
Tom Conti
fights Tesco
Tesco
bid for store in Belsize Park". The Daily Telegraph. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015.  ^ Gareth Vispers (30 May 2015). " Tom Conti
Tom Conti
fights Tesco
Tesco
bid for store in Belsize Park". The Evening Standard. Retrieved 8 June 2015.  ^ Emily Banks (20 April 2015). "Financier withdraws basement scheme for Forsyte Saga's Grove Lodge in Hampstead". Ham & High. Retrieved 8 June 2015.  ^ a b McKie, Robin (2012-04-14). "DNA project reveals Tom Conti's Napoleonic blood and rich roots of Scotland's genetic legacy". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-03-17.  ^ " Tom Conti
Tom Conti
backs Siobhan running for Mayor". Siobhan for MAYOR. Retrieved 18 April 2012.  ^ "Once a Labour luvvie Tom Conti
Tom Conti
says he now backs the Tories as the party of aspiration". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 2018-03-17.  ^ "Why I, a life-long Labour luvvie, am backing Cam, writes TOM CONTI". Daily Mail.  ^ RSC performances 1976 http://collections.shakespeare.org.uk/search/rsc-performances/ded197607-the-devils-disciple ^ 1993 Globe Theatre
Globe Theatre
London https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-all-dressed-up-with-no-place-to-go-paul-taylor-reviews-present-laughter-at-the-globe-theatre-1493689.html

External links[edit]

Tom Conti
Tom Conti
on Twitter Tom Conti
Tom Conti
on IMDb

v t e

Laurence Olivier Award for Actor of the Year in a New Play

Paul Copley (1976) Michael Bryant (1977) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1978) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1979) Roger Rees
Roger Rees
(1980) Trevor Eve
Trevor Eve
(1981) Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid
(1982) Jack Shepherd (1983) Brian Cox (1984) David Haig (1988)

v t e

National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award for Best Actor

Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1946) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1947) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1948) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1949) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1950) Richard Basehart
Richard Basehart
(1951) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1952) James Mason
James Mason
(1953) Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1958) Victor Sjöström
Victor Sjöström
(1959) Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum
(1960) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1961) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1962) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1963) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1967) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1968) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1972) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
/ Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
(1973) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) David Carradine
David Carradine
(1976) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1978) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1983) Victor Banerjee
Victor Banerjee
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
/ Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1985) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1986) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1987) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1988) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1989) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
/ Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1990) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1991) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2001) Campbell Scott
Campbell Scott
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2007) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2008) George Clooney
George Clooney
/ Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2009) Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
(2010) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2011) Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper
(2012) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
/ Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac
(2014) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2017)

v t e

Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

José Ferrer
José Ferrer
/ Fredric March
Fredric March
(1947) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
/ Paul Kelly / Basil Rathbone
Basil Rathbone
(1948) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1949) Sidney Blackmer
Sidney Blackmer
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1952) Tom Ewell
Tom Ewell
(1953) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1954) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1955) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1956) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Jason Robards, Jr. (1959) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1960) Zero Mostel
Zero Mostel
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Arthur Hill (1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1965) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1966) Paul Rogers (1967) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1968) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1969) Fritz Weaver
Fritz Weaver
(1970) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1971) Cliff Gorman (1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Michael Moriarty (1974) John Kani
John Kani
and Winston Ntshona (1975) John Wood (1976) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1977) Barnard Hughes
Barnard Hughes
(1978) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1979) John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Roger Rees
Roger Rees
(1982) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) Ron Silver
Ron Silver
(1988) Philip Bosco (1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Nigel Hawthorne (1991) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1992) Ron Leibman (1993) Stephen Spinella (1994) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1995) George Grizzard
George Grizzard
(1996) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1997) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(1998) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(1999) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2000) Richard Easton (2001) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(2002) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2003) Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays
(2004) Bill Irwin
Bill Irwin
(2005) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) James Corden
James Corden
(2012) Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Alex Sharp
Alex Sharp
(2015) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2016) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2017)

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