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Tom Owen (actor)

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Occupation  Actor
Role  Actor

Name  Tom Owen
Years active  1968 – present
Siblings  Kathleen Owen
Tom Owen with his father Bill and sons James and William, all dressed up as Compo for a joke in 1985

Born  8 July 1949 (age 71) (1949-07-08) Brighton, Sussex, England
Parents  Bill Owen, Edith Stevenson
Movies and TV shows  Last of the Summer Wine, EXCHANGE AND DIVIDE

Children  William Owen, James Owen

Similar  Bill Owen (actor), Keith Clifford, Danny O'Dea

Tom owen talks to michael hasted

Thomas William Stevenson Rowbotham (born 8 April 1949), also known as Tom Owen, is a British actor best known for playing Tom Simmonite on the longest-running British sitcom Last of the Summer Wine. He is the son of Bill Owen, who played William "Compo" Simmonite (the father of Tom Simmonite) on the show.


Tom Owen wearing eyeglasses, black coat and white long sleeves and his father Bill Owen in his black coat and white long sleeves

Owen's first significant appearance on television was in 1968 at the age of 19, starring in the series Freewheelers (1968–70). Other appearances include Z-Cars, Upstairs, Downstairs, The Onedin Line,The Piglet Files and Minder. Before being cast in Last of the Summer Wine in 1999 following the death of his father, he had not acted for many years and had instead worked for the Labour Party and taught drama as well as comedy and light entertainment.

Tom Owen wearing striped long sleeves and sweater

He married Mary Bernadette Therese Moylan in 1978; they have two sons, James and William.

Tom Owen wearing striped long sleeves and sweater

Television roles

Tom Owen wearing white and violet long sleeves and gray t-shirt

He also had a part in the BBC series Billy Bunter, which was a programme televised in the 1950s. The lead role of Bunter was played by Gerald Campion. In 1969 Owen played one of the schoolboys in the musical version of Goodbye, Mr Chips, which starred Peter O'Toole in the leading role and in which Petula Clark played the part of the schoolmaster's wife. Tom Owen's debut on "Last Of The Summer Wine" was in 1991 as a bank customer at a cash dispenser in the episode "Situations Vacant".

Tom Owen's beautiful smile while wearing checkered long sleeves
Tom Owen wearing a striped long sleeves and vest
Tom Owen in the center wearing checkered long sleeves with Peter Sallis and Frank Thornton
Tom Owen wearing white and gray striped coat and light blue long sleeves
Tom Owen wearing white long sleeves and black vest


Tom Owen (actor) Wikipedia