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Sir
Sir
Thomas Daniel Courtenay (/ˈkɔːrtni/; born 25 February 1937) is an English actor who came to prominence in the early 1960s with a succession of films, including The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962), Billy Liar
Billy Liar
(1963), and Doctor Zhivago (1965). Since the mid-1960s, he has been known primarily for his work in the theatre, although he received an Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination for Best Actor for the film adaptation of The Dresser
The Dresser
(1983), which he had performed on the West End and on Broadway. He received a knighthood in February 2001 for his service to cinema and theatre.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Stage 4.4 Singles

5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Courtenay was born in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, the son of Annie Eliza (née Quest) and Thomas Henry Courtenay, a boat painter.[1] He attended Kingston High School and studied drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. Career[edit] Courtenay made his stage debut in 1960 with the Old Vic
Old Vic
theatre company at the Lyceum, Edinburgh, before taking over from Albert Finney in the title role of Billy Liar
Billy Liar
at the Cambridge Theatre
Cambridge Theatre
in 1961. In 1963, he played that same title role in the film version, directed by John Schlesinger. He said of Albert Finney, "We both have the same problem, overcoming the flat harsh speech of the North."[2] Courtenay's film debut was in 1962 with Private Potter, directed by Finnish-born director Caspar Wrede, who had first spotted Courtenay while he was still at RADA. This was followed by The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, directed by Tony Richardson
Tony Richardson
and Billy Liar, two highly acclaimed films and performances which helped usher in the British New Wave
British New Wave
of the early-to-mid-1960s. For these performances Courtenay was awarded the 1962 BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for most promising newcomer and the 1963 BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for best actor respectively. He also was the first to record the song Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter, doing so for the TV play The Lads. The song was released by Decca on a 45 rpm record. For his role as the dedicated revolutionary leader Pasha Antipov in Doctor Zhivago (1965), he was nominated for an Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor, but was bested by Martin Balsam. Among his other well-known films is King & Country, directed by Joseph Losey, where he played opposite Dirk Bogarde; the all-star war film, Operation Crossbow, directed by Michael Anderson (starring George Peppard and Sophia Loren); King Rat, directed by Bryan Forbes
Bryan Forbes
and costarring James Fox and George Segal; and The Night of the Generals, directed by Anatole Litvak
Anatole Litvak
with Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
and Omar Sharif. Despite being catapulted to fame by the aforementioned films, Courtenay has said that he has not particularly enjoyed film acting;[3] and from the mid-1960s concentrated more on stage work. In 1968 Courtenay began a long association with Manchester
Manchester
when he played in The Playboy of the Western World
The Playboy of the Western World
for the Century Theatre at Manchester
Manchester
University directed by Michael Elliott. In 1969 Courtenay played Hamlet
Hamlet
(John Nettles playing Laertes) for 69 Theatre Company at University Theatre in Manchester, this being the precursor of the Royal Exchange Theatre, which was founded in 1976 where he was to give many performances, firstly under the direction of Casper Wrede.[4] His first roles for the Royal Exchange were as Faulkland in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The Rivals
The Rivals
and the hero of Heinrich von Kleist's The Prince of Homburg. Since then he has played a variety of roles, including in 1999 the leading role in the theatre's production of King Lear, and in 2001 Uncle Vanya.

Courtenay in Paris at a premiere of Quartet, March 2013.

Courtenay's working relationship with Wrede returned to film when he played the title role in the latter's 1970 production of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. His best known film role since then was in The Dresser, from Ronald Harwood's play of the same name (in which he also appeared) with Albert Finney. Both Courtenay and Finney received nominations for Best Actor in the 1984 Academy Awards
Academy Awards
for their roles, losing to Robert Duvall. He played the father of Derek Bentley (Christopher Eccleston) in the 1991 film Let Him Have It. Courtenay's television and radio appearances have been relatively few, but have included She Stoops to Conquer
She Stoops to Conquer
in 1971 on BBC
BBC
and several Ayckbourn plays. He appeared in I Heard the Owl Call My Name
I Heard the Owl Call My Name
on US television in 1973. In 1994 he starred as Quilp
Quilp
opposite Peter Ustinov in a Disney Channel
Disney Channel
'made for television' version of The Old Curiosity Shop. Rather unexpectedly, he had a cameo role as the anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski
Bronisław Malinowski
in the 1995 US TV film Young Indiana Jones and the Treasure of the Peacock's Eye. In 1998 he teamed with Albert Finney again for the acclaimed BBC
BBC
drama A Rather English Marriage. He played the role of God, opposite Sebastian Graham-Jones, in Ben Steiner's radio play "A Brief Interruption", broadcast on BBC
BBC
Radio 4 in 2004. In the same year, he played the role of Stanley Laurel in Neil Brand's radio play 'Stan', broadcast on Radio 4. Also for Radio 4, he played the title role in Nick Leather's The Domino Man of Lancashire and Maurice in Richard Lumsden's Man in the Moon, both broadcast in 2007. Courtenay also appeared in the 2008 Christmas special of the BBC
BBC
show The Royle Family, playing the role of Dave's father, David Sr. In 2002, based on an idea by Michael Godley, Courtenay compiled a one-man show Pretending To Be Me based on the letters and writings of poet Philip Larkin, which first played at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. It later transferred to the Comedy Theatre
Comedy Theatre
in the West End in London.[5] In 2007, Courtenay appeared in two films: Flood, a disaster epic in which London is overwhelmed by floods, and The Golden Compass, an adaptation of Philip Pullman's novel, playing the part of Farder Coram. In 2008, he appeared in the BBC
BBC
adaptation of Little Dorrit
Little Dorrit
by Charles Dickens, playing William Dorrit, and the Christmas edition of The Royle Family, playing David (Senior). In March 2011, he joined the cast of Gambit, a film starring fellow RADA alumnus Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
that began filming in May. The film was released in Great Britain in November 2012. In 2012, he co-starred in Quartet, directed by Dustin Hoffman. Personal life[edit] Courtenay was married to actress Cheryl Kennedy from 1973 to 1982. In 1988, he married Isabel Crossley, a stage manager at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.[3] They have homes in Manchester
Manchester
and Putney
Putney
in London. In 2000, Courtenay's memoir Dear Tom: Letters From Home was published to critical acclaim. It comprises a selection of the letters exchanged between Courtenay and his mother, interspersed with his own recollections of life as a young student actor in London in the early 1960s. Courtenay is the President of Hull City AFC's Official Supporters' Club. In 1999, Courtenay was awarded an honorary doctorate by Hull University. On 19 January 2018 Sir
Sir
Tom was bestowed the Honorary Freedom of the City of Hull. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1962 Private Potter Private Potter

1962 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Colin Smith BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Newcomer Mar del Plata International Film Festival
Mar del Plata International Film Festival
Award for Best Actor

1963 Billy Liar Billy Fisher Nominated— BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Actor in a Leading Role

1964 King & Country Private Hamp Volpi Cup Nominated— BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Actor in a Leading Role

1965 Operation Crossbow Robert Henshaw

1965 King Rat Lt. Robin Grey

1965 Doctor Zhivago Pasha Antipov / Strelnikov Nominated— Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor

1967 The Night of the Generals Lance Cpl. Kurt Hartmann

1967 The Day the Fish Came Out The Navigator

1968 A Dandy in Aspic Gatiss

1968 Otley Gerald Arthur Otley

1970 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Ivan Denisovich

1971 To Catch a Spy Baxter Clarke

1971 She Stoops to Conquer Marlow

1983 The Dresser Norman Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Nominated— Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actor Nominated— BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Actor in a Leading Role

1987 Happy New Year Edward Saunders

1987 Leonard Part 6 Frayn

1991 The Last Butterfly Antoine Moreau

1991 Let Him Have It William Bentley

1996 Famous Fred Kenneth

1996 The Boy from Mercury Uncle Tony Cronin

1998 A Rather English Marriage Southgate Nominated— BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Actor in a Leading Role

1999 Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? Harold Smith

2001 Last Orders Vic National Board of Review Award for Best Cast Nominated—European Film Award for Best Actor

2002 Nicholas Nickleby Newman Noggs National Board of Review Award for Best Cast

2007 Flood Leonard Morrison

2007 The Golden Compass Farder Coram

2011 Gambit The Major

2012 Quartet Reginald Paget

2013 Night Train to Lisbon Older João Eca

2015 45 Years Geoff Mercer Silver Bear for Best Actor London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year Nominated—British Independent Film Award for Best Actor Nominated—European Film Award for Best Actor Nominated—Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor

2016 Dad's Army Lance Corporal Jones Film adaptation of original BBC
BBC
sitcom

2018 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Eden Ramsey

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1960 Inside Story Bert Episode: "A Present for Penny"

1970 Solo D.H. Lawrence Episode: " Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
as D.H. Lawrence"

1973 I Heard the Owl Call My Name Mark Brian Television Movie

1998 Kavanagh QC Dr. Felix Crawley Episode: "Memento Mori"

2007 Little Dorrit Mr. Dorrit 14 episodes Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film

2008 The Royle Family David Best, Sr. Episode: "The New Sofa"

2015 Unforgotten Eric Slater 6 episodes British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor

2017 Grandpa's Great Escape Grandpa Television movie

Stage[edit] His roles include:[4][6]

Konstantin Trepylef, The Seagull
The Seagull
by Anton Chekhov
Anton Chekhov
as the Old Vic, London (1960) Poins, Henry IV, Part 1
Henry IV, Part 1
at the Old Vic
Old Vic
(1961) Feste, Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
at the Old Vic
Old Vic
(1961) Billy Fisher, Billy Liar
Billy Liar
by Keith Waterhouse at the Cambridge Theatre, London (1961) Andri, Andorra by Max Frisch
Max Frisch
for the National Theatre Company at the Old Vic
Old Vic
(1964) Trofimov, The Cherry Orchard
The Cherry Orchard
by Anton Chekhov
Anton Chekhov
at the Chichester Festival Theatre (1966) Malcolm, Macbeth
Macbeth
at the Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester Festival Theatre
(1966) Lord Fancourt Babberley, Charley's Aunt
Charley's Aunt
by Brandon Thomas
Brandon Thomas
for Century Theatre at the University of Manchester
Manchester
Theatre (1967) Christy Mahon, The Playboy of the Western World
The Playboy of the Western World
by John Millington Synge for Century Theatre at the University of Manchester
Manchester
Theatre (1968) Romeo, Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
for Century Theatre at the University of Manchester
Manchester
Theatre (1968) Hamlet
Hamlet
for the 69 Theatre Company at the Edinburgh Festival
Edinburgh Festival
(1968) Young Marlow, She Stoops to Conquer
She Stoops to Conquer
by Oliver Goldsmith
Oliver Goldsmith
for the 69 Theatre Company at the University of Manchester
Manchester
Theatre and then at the Garrick Theatre, London (1969) Peer Gynt
Peer Gynt
by Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen
for the 69 Theatre Company at the University of Manchester
Manchester
Theatre (1970) Lord Fancourt Babberley, Charley's Aunt
Charley's Aunt
by Brandon Thomas
Brandon Thomas
for the 69 Theatre Company at the University of Manchester
Manchester
Theatre and then at the Apollo Theatre, London (1972) Leonard, Time and Time Again by Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
at the Comedy Theatre, London (1972) Captain Bluntschli, Arms and the Man
Arms and the Man
for the 69 Theatre Company at ‘the Tent’ in the Royal Exchange, Manchester
Manchester
(1973) Norman, The Norman Conquests by Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
at the Greenwich Theatre and then at the Globe Theatre
Globe Theatre
(1974) John Clarke, The Fool by Edward Bond
Edward Bond
at the Royal Court Theatre
Royal Court Theatre
(1975) Faulkland, The Rivals
The Rivals
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
at the Royal Exchange, Manchester
Manchester
(1976) The Prince of Homburg by Heinrich von Kleist
Heinrich von Kleist
at the Royal Exchange, Manchester
Manchester
(1976) Simon, Otherwise Engaged by Simon Gray at the Plymouth Theatre, New York (1977) Malvolio, Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
at the Royal Exchange, Manchester
Manchester
(1978) Owen, Clouds by Michael Frayn at the Duke of York's Theatre, London (1978) Raskolnikov, Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
at the Royal Exchange, Manchester (1978) Norman, The Dresser
The Dresser
by Ronald Harwood at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, then at the Queens Theatre, London (1980). Then at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York (1981) Alceste, The Misanthrope
The Misanthrope
by Moliere
Moliere
at the Royal Exchange, Manchester (1981) Andy Capp
Andy Capp
by Alan Price and James Maxwell at the Royal Exchange, Manchester
Manchester
(1982) George, Jumpers by Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
at the Royal Exchange, Manchester (1984) Rookery Nook by Ben Travers
Ben Travers
at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London (1986) The Hypochondriac by Moliere
Moliere
at the Lyric Theatre (Hammersmith)
Lyric Theatre (Hammersmith)
(1987) Dealing with Clair by Martin Crimp
Martin Crimp
at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond (1988) Harpagon, The Miser
The Miser
by Moliere
Moliere
at the Royal Exchange, Manchester (1992) Eric Wells, Poison Pen by Ronald Harwood at the Royal Exchange, Manchester
Manchester
(1993) Moscow Stations
Moscow Stations
from the novel by Venedict Yerofeyev, one man show at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh then toured (1993) Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya
by Anton Chekhov
Anton Chekhov
at the Circle in the Square Theatre, New York (1995) Serge, 'Art'
'Art'
by Yasmina Reza
Yasmina Reza
at Wyndham's Theatre, London (1996) King Lear
King Lear
at the Royal Exchange, Manchester
Manchester
at the Royal Exchange, Manchester
Manchester
(1999) Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya
by Anton Chekhov
Anton Chekhov
at the Royal Exchange, Manchester
Manchester
(2001) Pretending To Be Me, one man show at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
Leeds
then toured (2003)

Singles[edit]

Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter
Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter
(1963), Decca F 11729. Originally sung by Courtenay in The Lads, a British 1963 TV play.

References[edit]

^ " Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
Biography (1937-)". Film Reference.  ^ Films in Review, February 1984. ^ a b Cavendish, Dominic (3 September 2001). "A master in the round". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 10 October 2017.  ^ a b Murray, Braham (7 September 2007). The Worst It Can be is A Disaster. Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. ISBN 978-0713684902. [page needed] ^ "Tom Courtenay: Put yourself in Larkin's shoes". The Independent. 2 December 2002. Retrieved 10 October 2017. He is credited in the programme with its authorship, which makes him cross. "I didn't write it – it ought to say 'devised' or 'compiled by'. A few years ago, the actor Michael Godley sent him a show of his own devising, hoping that he would appear in it; while Courtenay liked the idea, he thought that version too close to a poetry reading.  ^ Fraser, David (November 1998). The Royal Exchange Theatre
Royal Exchange Theatre
Company Words & Pictures 1976-1998. Royal Exchange Theatre. ISBN 978-0951201718. 

External links[edit]

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Tom Courtenay
on IMDb Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
at the British Film Institute's Screenonline Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database

Awards for Tom Courtenay

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BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles

Most Promising Newcomer to Film

Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
(1952) Norman Wisdom
Norman Wisdom
(1953) David Kossoff
David Kossoff
(1954) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1955) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1956) Eric Barker (1957) Paul Massie
Paul Massie
(1958) Hayley Mills
Hayley Mills
(1959)

Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles

Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1960) Rita Tushingham
Rita Tushingham
(1961) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1962) James Fox (1963) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1964) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1965) Vivien Merchant (1966) Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
(1967) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1968) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1969) David Bradley (1970) Dominic Guard (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1972) Peter Egan (1973) Georgina Hale
Georgina Hale
(1974) Valerie Perrine
Valerie Perrine
(1975) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1976) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(1977) Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve
(1978) Dennis Christopher
Dennis Christopher
(1979)

Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles

Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1980) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982)

Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film

Phyllis Logan
Phyllis Logan
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984)

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BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor

Paul Rogers (1955) Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing
(1956) Michael Gough (1957) Michael Hordern
Michael Hordern
(1958) Donald Pleasence
Donald Pleasence
(1959) Patrick McGoohan
Patrick McGoohan
(1960) Lee Montague (1961) Rupert Davies
Rupert Davies
(1962) Harry H. Corbett
Harry H. Corbett
(1963) Alan Badel
Alan Badel
(1964) Patrick Wymark
Patrick Wymark
(1965) Alan Badel
Alan Badel
(1966) Warren Mitchell
Warren Mitchell
(1967) Eric Porter (1968) Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice
(1969) Edward Woodward
Edward Woodward
(1970) Keith Michell
Keith Michell
(1971) John Le Mesurier
John Le Mesurier
(1972) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1973) Frank Finlay
Frank Finlay
(1974) Peter Barkworth (1975) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1976) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1977) Peter Barkworth (1978) Edward Fox (1979) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1980) Denholm Elliott
Denholm Elliott
(1981) Anthony Andrews
Anthony Andrews
(1982) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1983) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1984) Tim Pigott-Smith
Tim Pigott-Smith
(1985) Bob Peck (1986) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1987) David Jason (1988) Ray McAnally (1989) John Thaw
John Thaw
(1990) Ian Richardson
Ian Richardson
(1991) Robert Lindsay (1992) John Thaw
John Thaw
(1993) Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane
(1994) Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane
(1995) Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane
(1996) Nigel Hawthorne (1997) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(1998) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1999) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(2000) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(2001) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(2002) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2003) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2004) Rhys Ifans
Rhys Ifans
(2005) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2006) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2007) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2008) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2009) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2010) Daniel Rigby (2011) Dominic West
Dominic West
(2012) Ben Whishaw
Ben Whishaw
(2013) Sean Harris (2014) Jason Watkins (2015) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2016) Adeel Akhtar (2017)

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BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actor

Matthew Macfadyen
Matthew Macfadyen
(2010) Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman
(2011) Andrew Scott (2012) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2013) David Bradley (2014) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(2015) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(2016) Tom Hollander
Tom Hollander
(2017)

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Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award

Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
(1935) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1936) Maurice Evans (1937) Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke
(1938) Raymond Massey
Raymond Massey
(1939) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1940) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1941) Judith Evelyn
Judith Evelyn
(1942) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1943) Lynn Fontanne
Lynn Fontanne
(1944) Mady Christians
Mady Christians
(1945) Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
(1946) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1948) Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1949) Grace George
Grace George
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Josephine Hull (1954) Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1955) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1956) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Cyril Ritchard
Cyril Ritchard
(1959) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1960) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1965) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1966) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1969) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1970) Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayle
(1971) Eileen Atkins / Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
(1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1974) John Wood (1975) Eva Le Gallienne
Eva Le Gallienne
(1976) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1977) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1978) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1979) Roy Scheider
Roy Scheider
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Milo O'Shea
Milo O'Shea
(1982) Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
/ Kate Nelligan (1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(1993) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1996) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
/ Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(1998) Kathleen Chalfant (1999) Eileen Heckart (2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
/ Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(2001) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2002) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2006) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(2015) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Ben Platt (2017)

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Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor

1955-1959

Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1955) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1956) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1957) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1958) Eric Porter (1959)

1960-1969

Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1960) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1963) Nicol Williamson
Nicol Williamson
(1964) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1965) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1966) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1967) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1968) Nicol Williamson
Nicol Williamson
(1969)

1970–1979

John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1970) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1971) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1972) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1973) John Wood (1974) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1975) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1976) Donald Sinden
Donald Sinden
(1977) Alan Howard (1978) Warren Mitchell
Warren Mitchell
(1979)

1980–1989

Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1980) Alan Howard (1981) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1982) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1983) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1984) Antony Sher (1985) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1986) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1987) Eric Porter (1988) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1989)

1990–1999

Richard Harris
Richard Harris
(1990) John Wood (1991) Nigel Hawthorne (1992) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1993) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1994) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1995) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1996) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1997) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1998) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(1999)

2000–2009

Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2000) Alex Jennings (2001) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2002) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2003) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2004) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2005) Rufus Sewell
Rufus Sewell
(2006) Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
(2007) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2008) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2009)

2010–9999

Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2010) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
and Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
(2011) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2012) Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2013) Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston
(2014) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2015) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(2016) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1943) Alexander Knox
Alexander Knox
(1944) Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1946) Ronald Colman
Ronald Colman
(1947) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1948) Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
(1949) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1950) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1951) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(1952) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1953) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) David Niven
David Niven
(1958) Anthony Franciosa
Anthony Franciosa
(1959) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1960) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1961) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1962) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1963) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1964) Omar Sharif
Omar Sharif
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1967) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1968) John Wayne
John Wayne
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1972) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1976) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
/ Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1983) F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
(1984) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1987) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1988) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1991) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1992) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Peter Fonda
Peter Fonda
(1997) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1998) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1999) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year

Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1990) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1991) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1994) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(1995) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1996) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1997) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2000) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2001) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Bruno Ganz
Bruno Ganz
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
( 2011) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
(2017)

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Silver Bear for Best Actor

Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1956) Pedro Infante
Pedro Infante
(1957) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1958) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1959) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1960) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1961) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1962) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1963) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Jean-Pierre Léaud
Jean-Pierre Léaud
(1966) Michel Simon
Michel Simon
(1967) Jean-Louis Trintignant
Jean-Louis Trintignant
(1968) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1971) Alberto Sordi
Alberto Sordi
(1972) Vlastimil Brodský (1975) Gerhard Olschewski (1976) Fernando Fernán Gómez
Fernando Fernán Gómez
(1977) Craig Russell (1978) Michele Placido
Michele Placido
(1979) Andrzej Seweryn
Andrzej Seweryn
(1980) Anatoly Solonitsyn
Anatoly Solonitsyn
/ Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1981) Stellan Skarsgård
Stellan Skarsgård
/ Michel Piccoli
Michel Piccoli
(1982) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(1983) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1984) Fernando Fernán Gómez
Fernando Fernán Gómez
(1985) Tuncel Kurtiz (1986) Gian Maria Volontè
Gian Maria Volontè
(1987) Jörg Pose / Manfred Möck (1988) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1989) Iain Glen
Iain Glen
(1990) Maynard Eziashi (1991) Armin Mueller-Stahl
Armin Mueller-Stahl
(1992) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1995) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(1996) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(1997) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(1998) Michael Gwisdek
Michael Gwisdek
(1999) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2000) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2001) Jacques Gamblin
Jacques Gamblin
(2002) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2003) Daniel Hendler
Daniel Hendler
(2004) Lou Taylor Pucci
Lou Taylor Pucci
(2005) Moritz Bleibtreu
Moritz Bleibtreu
(2006) Julio Chávez (2007) Reza Naji
Reza Naji
(2008) Sotigui Kouyaté (2009) Grigoriy Dobrygin
Grigoriy Dobrygin
/ Sergei Puskepalis
Sergei Puskepalis
(2010) Peyman Moaadi
Peyman Moaadi
/ Shahab Hosseini
Shahab Hosseini
/ Ali-Asghar Shahbazi / Babak Karimi (2011) Mikkel Følsgaard
Mikkel Følsgaard
(2012) Nazif Mujić (2013) Liao Fan
Liao Fan
(2014) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(2015) Majd Mastoura (2016) Georg Friedrich (2017)

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Volpi Cup
Volpi Cup
for Best Actor

1934–68

Wallace Beery
Wallace Beery
(1934) Pierre Blanchar
Pierre Blanchar
(1935) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1936) Emil Jannings
Emil Jannings
(1937) Leslie Howard (1938) Ermete Zacconi
Ermete Zacconi
(1941) Fosco Giachetti
Fosco Giachetti
(1942) Pierre Fresnay
Pierre Fresnay
(1947) Ernst Deutsch
Ernst Deutsch
(1948) Joseph Cotten
Joseph Cotten
(1949) Sam Jaffe
Sam Jaffe
(1950) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1951) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1952) Henri Vilbert (1953) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1954) Curd Jürgens/ Kenneth More
Kenneth More
(1955) Bourvil
Bourvil
(1956) Anthony Franciosa
Anthony Franciosa
(1957) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1958) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1959) John Mills
John Mills
(1960) Toshiro Mifune
Toshiro Mifune
(1961) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1962) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1963) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1964) Toshiro Mifune
Toshiro Mifune
(1965) Jacques Perrin
Jacques Perrin
(1966) Ljubiša Samardžić
Ljubiša Samardžić
(1967) John Marley (1968)

1983–2000

Guy Boyd/George Dzundza/David Alan Grier/Mitchell Lichtenstein/Matthew Modine/Michael Wright (1983) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(1984) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1985) Carlo Delle Piane
Carlo Delle Piane
(1986) Hugh Grant/ James Wilby (1987) Don Ameche/ Joe Mantegna
Joe Mantegna
(1988) Marcello Mastroianni/ Massimo Troisi
Massimo Troisi
(1989) Oleg Borisov
Oleg Borisov
(1990) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1991) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1992) Fabrizio Bentivoglio/ Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1993) Xia Yu/ Roberto Citran
Roberto Citran
(1994) Götz George/ Ian Hart (1995) Liam Neeson/ Chris Penn
Chris Penn
(1996) Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes
(1997) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(1998) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000)

2001–present

Luigi Lo Cascio
Luigi Lo Cascio
(2001) Stefano Accorsi
Stefano Accorsi
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2004) David Strathairn
David Strathairn
(2005) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2006) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(2007) Silvio Orlando
Silvio Orlando
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo
(2010) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2011) Philip Seymour Hoffman/ Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2012) Themis Panou (2013) Adam Driver
Adam Driver
(2014) Fabrice Luchini
Fabrice Luchini
(2015) Oscar Martínez (2016) Kamel El Basha (2017)

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