Tom Conti, one of Britain's most gifted and versatile comedic actors, was born in Paisley, Scotland. He made his professional acting debut at the Glasgow Citizen's Theatre in 'The Rowing Boy', and went on to perform with the Royal Shakepeare Company in an acclaimed production of 'The Devil's Disciple' at the Aldwych in London, and then to New York, where he garnered praise for numerous leading roles, as well as a Tony and a wide and loyal fanbase. Conti won a Variety Club Award for his portrayal of Ken Harrison in 'Whose Life Is It Anyway', and then an Accademy Award Nomination. He has appeared in 22 feature films - most famously as the archetypal Greek lothario in 'Shirley Valentine', and is also an accomplished director, having staged productions of 'Before The Party', 'The Housekeeper' and 'Last Licks'. Recently voted the Most Popular Actor in the West End in the last 25 years (with Dame Judi Dench), Conti has just finished touring as the lead in 'Barrymore', a play about the legendary and eternally tipsy matinee idol.