A nice tribute to Tom Courtenay by Barry Norman
I have a feeling that the 'favourite' actors and actresses pages (apologies to the women who prefer to be referred to as actors) will probably be populated by those I favour and Tom Courtney is most decidedly one of those, although he cut me to the quick at Nottingham Playhouse when he appeared there and I was the part-time stage doorkeeper during his performances. I was told he was painfully shy and hated making a fuss, but surely even a single 'hello' might have been in order? Anyway, it in not way diminished my continuing to be a fan of his and, I believe I have seen every film, television appearance and stage performance by this mighty actor.
Seriously how could you not love this man? Image courtesy and © of Allstar/Cinetext/MGM
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