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Courtenay, Tom

Works: 256 works in 923 publications in 6 languages and 20,396 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Romance films  Comedy films  War films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Television mini-series 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Singer, Other, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tom Courtenay
Doctor Zhivago by David Lean( Visual )

70 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 3,749 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 )

36 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 1,741 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,532 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 )

30 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,479 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 )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,251 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 Douglas McGrath( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and German and held by 964 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 )

66 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin, a young rebel and promising distance runner, is chosen to represent his reform school in a track race. However, the opposition for Colin isn't another runner, it's the Establishment
The dresser by Peter Yates( Visual )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and German and held by 662 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
Gambit by Michael Hoffman( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Um sich an seinem exzentrischen Chef zu rächen, plant ein unauffälliger englischer Kurator einen raffinierten Betrug: Er lässt ein Gemälde von Monet fälschen, das eine von ihm engagierte burschikose Amerikanerin als Agentin seinem chauvinistischen Vorgesetzen aufschwätzen soll. Doch was als brillante Bloßstellung geplant ist, verheddert sich in Unwägbarkeiten und Liebeleien. [...]" []
Unforgotten by Nicola Walker( Visual )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a body is discovered in a derelict building, DCI Cassie Stuart must untangle lies that have been covered up for nearly forty years. With her partner, DI Sunil Sunny Khan they narrow the list to four suspects, each with something to hide. As their deceptions are discovered, the people they love most begin to wonder what else they might be capable of
Last orders by Henry Singer( Visual )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and German and held by 533 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
The Old curiosity shop by Charles Dickens( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 496 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
Night train to Lisbon by Jeremy Irons( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 429 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
A rather English marriage by Paul Seed( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 391 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
L'histoire du soldat = The soldier's tale : narrated in English by Igor Stravinsky( )

5 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in 1918, this ballet is a response to the chaos and misery of World War One. The work blends narration, dance, music and characters in changing disguises to tell the story of a common soldier who loses his soul to the devil
Billy Liar by John Schlesinger( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 325 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
King Rat by Bryan Forbes( Visual )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 316 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
Billy Liar by John Schlesinger( Visual )

46 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy dreams of escape from an unsympathetic, resolutely working-class family, a pair of demanding fiancees, and an insecure dead-end job at an undertakers
The night of the generals by Anatole Litvak( Visual )

13 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and held by 252 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
King and Country by Joseph Losey( Visual )

23 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 251 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
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Doctor Zhivago
Little DorritThe loneliness of the long distance runnerThe dresserA rather English marriageBilly LiarKing RatBilly LiarThe night of the generals
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