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  • Date of birth : 22/11/1941

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  • Conti Tom

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Tom Conti (1941)

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Thomas "Tom" Conti is a Scottish actor, theatre director and novelist.

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 early life
Born Thomas Conti in Paisley, Renfrewshire, he was brought up Roman Catholic, but he considers himself anti-religious. Conti's father was Italian and his mother was Scottish.

 life and career
Conti is an accomplished film and television actor. He began working with the Dundee Repertory in 1959. He appeared on Broadway in Whose Life Is It Anyway? in 1979, and in London he played the lead in Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell at the Garrick Theatre.

Besides taking the leading role in the TV versions of Frederic Raphael's The Glittering Prizes and Alan Ayckbourn's Norman Conquests, Conti appeared in the Princess and the Pea episode of the family television series Faerie Tale Theatre, guested on Friends and Cosby, and played opposite Nigel Hawthorne in a long-running series of Vauxhall Astra car advertisements in the UK during the mid 1990s.

Conti has appeared in such films as Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence; Reuben, Reuben; American Dreamer; Shirley Valentine; Miracles; Saving Grace; Dangerous Parking and Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase.

Conti's book The Doctor, about a former Secret Operations pilot with Intelligence Services, was published in 2004.

He appeared as Miranda's father in the episode 'The Perfect Christmas' on the hit BBC sitcom Miranda alongside Patricia Hodge and Miranda Hart.

Conti has been married to Scottish actress Kara Wilson since 1967 and their daughter Nina is an actress and ventriloquist; according to her, her parents have an open marriage.

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  • The Real Thing
  • Chapter Two
  • Present Laughter
  • The Ride Down Mt. Morgan
  • Romantic Comedy
  • They're Playing Our Song
  • The Devil's Disciple
  • Jesus, My Boy (1998–99, 2009)

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