Tom Conti Biography (1941-)

Full name, Thomas Antonio Conti; born November 22, 1941, in Paisley, Scotland; son of Alfonso (a hairdresser) and Mary (a hairdresser; maiden name, McGoldrick) Conti; married Kara Drummond Wilson (an actress), July 2, 1967; children: Nina (an actress). Addresses: Agent: Chatto & Linnit, Shaftesbury Ave., London W1, England.

Actor, director
Birth Details
November 22, 1941
Paisley, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) The Roving Boy, Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, 1959
  • Harry Vine, The Black and White Minstrels, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1972
  • Ben, Let's Murder Vivaldi, King's Head Theatre, Islington, England, 1972
  • (London debut) Carlos, Savages, Royal Court Theatre, then Comedy Theatre, London, both 1973
  • Harry Vine, The Black and White Minstrels, Hampstead Theatre, London, 1974
  • Enrico Zamati, Other People, Hampstead Theatre, 1974
  • Title role, Don Juan, Hampstead Theatre, 1976
  • Dick Dudgeon, The Devil's Disciple, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1976
  • Ken Harrison, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Mermaid Theatre, then Savoy Theatre, both London, 1978, later (New York debut) Trafalgar Theatre, 1979
  • They're Playing Our Song, 1980
  • Romantic Comedy, 1982
  • Two into One, Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 1985
  • An Italian Straw Hat, Shaftesbury Theatre, 1986
  • Dave, Treats, Hampstead Theatre, 1989
  • Title role, Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell, Apollo Theatre, London, 1990
  • The Ride Down Mount Morgan, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1991-1992
  • Present Laughter, Globe Theatre, London, 1993
  • George Schneider, Chapter Two, Globe Theatre, 1996
  • Joseph, Jesus My Son (solo show), Apollo Theatre, 1998-1999, laterproduced as Whose Kid Is It Anyway?, Sydney, Australia
  • Title role, Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell, Arts Theatre, Cambridge, England, 2000
  • Marc, Art, Wyndham's Theatre, 2001
  • Also appeared in an Australian production of Art.
  • Major Tours
  • The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, British cities, c. 1999
  • Stage Director
  • Last Licks, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Before the Party, Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, England, then Queen'sTheatre, London, 1980
  • The Housekeeper, Apollo Theatre, London, 1982
  • Present Laughter, Globe Theatre, London, 1993
  • Chapter Two, Globe Theatre, 1996
  • Also directed productions of Dog Days and Otherwise Engaged.
  • Major Tours
  • The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, British cities, c. 1999
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Andrea Sarti as a man, Galileo (also known as Galileo Galilei), American Film Theatre, 1975
  • Robert Seymour, Flame, VPS/Goodtimes, 1975
  • Tom/Geoffrey, Eclipse, 1976
  • Mark Berkeley, Full Circle, Fester, 1977 released as The Haunting of Julia, Discovery, 1981
  • Dr. Jacquin, The Duelists, Paramount, 1977
  • Colonel John Lawrence, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (also known as Senjou no Merii Kurisumasu), Universal, 1982
  • Gowan McGland, Reuben, Reuben, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Alan McMann, American Dreamer, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Dr. Roger Briggs, Miracles, Orion, 1984
  • Pope Leo XIV, Saving Grace, Columbia, 1986
  • Vic Mathews, The Gospel According to Vic (also known as Heavenly Pursuits), Skouras, 1986
  • Dr. Stuart Framingham, Beyond Therapy, New World, 1987
  • Moses Bornstein, Two Brothers Running, 1988
  • Andrija Gavrilovic, That Summer of White Roses (also known as Djavoljiraj), 1989
  • Costas Caldes, Shirley Valentine, Paramount, 1989
  • Comte Angelo de Bascenero, The Siege of Venice (also known as Widow Hunt, L'assedio di Venezia, Caccia alla vedova, Lediable a quatre, and Osada Venetsij), 1991
  • Alonso, Someone Else's America (also known as L'Amerique des autres, Paradies, Brooklyn, and Tudja Amerika), October Films, 1995
  • Monsignor Calogero, Something to Believe In, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Narrator, Mysterious Britain, 1997
  • Dr. Fiedler, Don't Go Breaking My Heart, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1998
  • John Creger, The Enemy, Promark Entertainment Group, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • The Old Boy Network, 1991
  • Charles Wright, The Wright Verdicts, CBS, 1995
  • Si Beekman, Deadline, NBC, 2000
  • Also appeared in the series Adam Smith.
  • Movies
  • Daniel Young, Blade on the Feather (also known as Deep Cover), 1980
  • Dolek Berson, The Wall, CBS, 1982
  • Serge Klarsfeld, Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story, ABC, 1986
  • David Rose, Lily, CBS, 1986
  • Duncan McKaskel, The Quick and the Dead, HBO, 1987
  • Joe Bradley, Roman Holiday, NBC, 1987
  • Gus, Basements (also known as The Room), 1987
  • Pat Piscitelli, Fatal Judgment (also known as Fatal Dosage), CBS, 1988
  • Dr. "Stanley" Phillips, Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase (also known as When Rabbit Howls), ABC, 1990
  • Henry Hamilton, Louisa May Alcott's "The Inheritance" (also knownas The Inheritance), CBS, 1997
  • Harry Reinhardt, Sub Down (also known as Crush Depth), USANetwork, 1997
  • Eddie, Out of Control, Showtime, 1998
  • Miniseries
  • Charles Bovary, Madame Bovary, 1976
  • Adam Morris, The Glittering Prizes, BBC, 1976
  • Bob Jones, I Was a Rat, BBC1, 2001
  • Specials
  • Mother of Men, 1959
  • Bruno Varella, "If It's a Man, Hang Up," Thriller, ABC, 1975
  • Norman, The Norman Conquests: Living Together, BBC, 1978
  • Norman, The Norman Conquests: Table Manners, BBC, 1978
  • Norman, The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden, BBC, 1978
  • Gus, The Dumb Waiter, ABC, 1987
  • Intimate Portrait: Sharon Gless, Lifetime, 2001
  • Also appeared in The Beaux Stratagem and Treats.
  • Episodic
  • Prince Richard, "The Princess and the Pea," Faerie Tale Theatre (also known as Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre), Showtime, 1984
  • Stephen Waltham, "The One with Ross's Wedding," Friends, 1998
  • Stephen Waltham, "The One after Ross Says Rachel," Friends, 1998
  • William Shakespeare, "WillPower," Cosby, CBS, 1999
  • Audio Books
  • Reader, Peter Pan, Random House (New York City), 1993
  • Narrator, The Angel and the Soldier Boy, BMG International, 1998
  • Albums
  • They're Playing Our Song (original London cast recording), Jay Records, 1997
  • Videos
  • Narrator (with others) of the videos Instrument of War and Whenthe Pipers Play.

Further Reference


    • New York Times, April 22, 1979

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