Advocates: Sir Tom Courtenay

Sir Tom Courtenay is an award-winning English stage and screen actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in The Dresser (1983) and for many years was associated with Alan Ayckbourn's plays in the West End, drawing acclaim for his roles in Alan Ayckbourn's Time & Time Again and The Norman Conquests. He also appeared in the television adaptations of Time & Time Again and Absent Friends.


"Alan knows what works on an audience uncannily - not only from his experience but from instinct. He has got terrific technique, but he is also inspired and terribly touching too. There are things in the play about ladies and gentlemen that are as pertinent as anything anybody’s writing at the moment - better perhaps than some who are thought of more seriously."
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