Tom Conti is one of the UK's most accomplished stage, television and film actors.
Once described as the 'Thinking Women's Crumpet' he's also won the odd Olivier and Broadway Tony award, in addition to an Oscar nomination.
To the younger generation Tom played 'Emily's' father (Brit actress Helen Baxendale) in hit US sitcom FRIENDS throughout the episodes of her marriage to Ross Geller. He has starred in numerous West End productions and won, with Judy Dench, the Theatregoers Choice Award for most popular actors of the past twenty five years.
Tom recently completed shooting 'The Tempest' with Helen Mirren and Russell Brand. The film was released in the USA in late 2010.
Tom Conti is a talented after dinner speaker who will entertain guests with anecdotal, colourful and amusing stories about his life and career. He can also perform 'Jesus, My Boy', a very funny one man show. This intimate, comic performance works as well in a private home as it does on stage.
This is just to say how thrilled we were to have Tom Conti at yesterday’s FDA event.He was the most wonderful guest on stage – full of entertaining anecdotes and generous too in sharing his wise insights. As you’d expect, he held the audience of 100 or so in the palm of his hand. We were very fortunate to have had Tom there, so many thanks for arranging it... please do convey our sincere gratitude to Tom himself for such a terrific evening.
For an hour Tom Conti held an audience utterly spellbound... The reaction was amazing. By turns you could have heard a pin drop and then he had audience was falling about with laughter. What also struck me was how broad Tom's appeal was; both genders, young and old. Acquaintances of mine are still talking about it, three months later. I've seen several well known people in this format, both live and on TV, but Tom Conti is quite simply in a class of his own.
Tom Conti was completely fantastic... a true professional so please do thank him from all of us.
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