Tom Conti (born 22 November 1941) is a Scottish actor, theatre director and novelist.
Born Thomas Conti in Paisley, Renfrewshire, he was educated at St Aloysius' College , an independent fee-paying Catholic boys' (at that time) school in Glasgow, and at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Conti began working with the Dundee Repertory in 1959. He appeared on Broadway in Whose Life is it Anyway? in 1979. In London he played the lead in Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell at the Garrick Theatre.
Conti also is an accomplished film and television actor. Besides taking the leading role in the TV versions of Frederic Raphael's The Glittering Prizes and Alan Ayckbourn's Norman Conquests, he 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 car advertisements in the UK.