Tom Courtenay photographed by Duffy for Vogue. The article titled “I don’t know fashion but I know what I like” was published in December 1960. The feature also included Frank Norman, Lionel Bart, Leo McKern, Kenneth More, Jeremy Spenser, and Ron Moody.
Sir Tom Courtenay described in the article as young and shy and so obsessed with acting at present that he finds it hard to think of anything else. Pictured here at the start of his stage career, Courtenay has worked continuously as an actor ever since. His most notable works were his role in “Dr. Zhivago” (1965) and more recently his performance with Charlotte Rampling in “45 Years” (2015).
Born in Hull in 1937, Courtenay studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He made his stage debut with the Old Vic theatre company in 1960. He played Konstantin in The Seagull which is mentioned in the article. Shortly after this feature in Vogue Courtenay starred in his debut film “Private Potter” (1962). Ever since he has been a continuous presence in the theatre, in film, and on television. He received a knighthood in 2001 for his service to cinema and theatre.
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