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Loneliness of the Long Distance RunnerLoneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) Recommended
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Tom Courtenay, Michael Redgrave, Alec McCowen
Rebellious borstal–boy Tom Courtenay finds self–discovery while cross–country training. An emotionally powerful critique of class…
Billy LiarBilly Liar (1963) Recommended
Dir. John Schlesinger
Feat. Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie
Tom Courtenay daydreams his way out of a dull office job, to entertaining yet damaging effect, eventually ending up engaged to two fiances at the…
King and CountryKing and Country (1964) Recommended
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay, Leo McKern
Earnest, expertly acted drama in which a detached army lawyer (Dirk Bogarde) attempts to defend a working–class deserter (Tom Courtenay) during…
King RatKing Rat (1965)
Dir. Bryan Forbes
Feat. George Segal, James Fox, Tom Courtenay
Star–studded adaption of James Clavell's novel, set in a Japanese POW camp during WWII. At the darker end of the genre, with 'hero' George…
Night of the Generals, TheNight of the Generals, The (1967)
Dir. Anatole Litvak
Feat. Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay
WWII crime thriller concerning the prolonged investigation of the murder of a Polish prostitute and German agent that implicates three generals, and…
Dandy in Aspic, ADandy in Aspic, A (1968)
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. Laurence Harvey, Tom Courtenay, Mia Farrow
A curious failure, Anthony Mann’s final film, completed by star Laurence Harvey after the director died during filming, muddles the deception of a…
Dresser, TheDresser, The (1983)
Dir. Peter Yates
Feat. Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay
Classic backstage tale of the theatre, with an imperious actor–manager (Finney) being pampered and supported by his loyal dresser (Courtenay).…
Me and the Girls / Bon Voyage / Mr. and Mrs. EdgehillMe and the Girls / Bon Voyage / Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill (The Noel Coward Collection - Disc 6) (1985)
Dir. Jack Gold, Gavin Millar
Feat. Tom Courtenay, Robert Glenister, Nigel Havers
– Me and the Girls (85') Touching drama centred on a terminally ill gay man reminiscing on his past life performing and managing a dance…
Let Him Have ItLet Him Have It (1991) Recommended
Dir. Peter Medak
Feat. Christopher Eccleston, Tom Courtenay, Eileen Atkins
Riveting re–creation of events pre–empting the tragic 1952 hanging of a simple teenager, whose only crime was to ambiguously utter “Let…
Last Butterfly, TheLast Butterfly, The (1991)
Dir. Karel Kachyna
Feat. Tom Courtenay, Brigitte Fossey, Freddie Jones
Another worthy drama based on facts surrounding Nazi death camps, stage mime Tom Courtenay is compelled by the Gestapo to put on a performance for…

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