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Tom Conti Nationality: Is Tom Conti Italian?




Tom Conti is a British-Scottish by nationality.

Although he was born in Paisley, United Kingdom, his father, Alfonso, was an Italian immigrant, and his mother, Mary (McGoldrick), was Scottish, though of Irish descent.

The Scottish actor, theatre director, and novelist Tom Conti won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 1979 for his performance in Whose Life Is It Anyway? and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1983 film Reuben, Reuben.

Conti studied at the independent Catholic boys’ school Hamilton Park and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, both in Glasgow.

Tom Conti / Photo Credit: IMDb

He commenced his acting career with the Dundee Repertory Theatre in 1959. During the 1970s he appeared frequently on stage as well as in various TV series.

While performing in the 1972 play “The Black and White Minstrels” at the Traverse Theatre for the Edinburgh Festival, he was spotted and cast in the TV series Adam Smith (1972), which shot him to prominence.

Tom Conti has since starred in several films and television series including Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983), Reuben, Reuben (1983), Derailed (2005), The Glittering Prizes (1976), Censure (2022), Doc Martin (2004), Peripheral (2018), Mirette (2018), Paddington 2 (2017), Thunderball: The Radio Play (2016), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Madame Bovary (1975), Atlantis: End of a World, Birth of a Legend (2011), Miranda (2009), et al.

Conti’s novel The Doctor, about a former secret operations pilot for intelligence services, was published in 2004. According to the foreword, his friend Lynsey De Paul recommended the manuscript to publisher Jeremy Robson.