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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 74) (
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.

Contents

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

Filmography

Actor
2019
Small Town Politics (TV Mini Series) as
Colin
- Pound Planet - Colin
- Meet The Mayor - Colin
2018
The Bromley Boys as
Mr. Blake
2018
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society as
Frank the Dairy Farmer
1991
Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series) as
Tom / Tom (in credits as Barry) / Bank Customer
- How Not to Cry at Weddings (2010) - Tom
- Howard and the Great Outdoors (2010) - Tom
- The Rights of Man (Except for Howard) (2010) - Tom
- Happy Camping (2010) - Tom
- Variations on a Theme of Father's Day (2009) - Tom
- Nobody Messes with Tony the Throat (2009) - Tom
- Who's That Looking Sideways at Nelly? (2009) - Tom
- Will Howard Cross the Atlantic Single Handed? (2009) - Tom
- The Mother of All Mistakes - Or Is It? (2009) - Tom
- Some Adventures of the Inventor of the Mother Stitch (2009) - Tom
- I Was a Hitman for Primrose Dairies (2008) - Tom
- Get Out of That, Then (2008) - Tom
- Of Passion and Pizza (2008) - Tom
- The Mischievous Tinkle in Howard's Eyes (2008) - Tom
- Is Jeremy Quite Safe? (2008) - Tom
- Will the Genuine Racer Please Stand Up? (2008) - Tom
- Enter the Finger (2008) - Tom
- Sinclair and the Wormley Witches (2007) - Tom
- In Which Howard Remembers Where He Left His Bicycle Pump (2007) - Tom (in credits as Barry)
- Must Be Good Dancer (2007) - Tom
- The Crowcroft Challenge (2007) - Tom
- Elegy for Small Creature and Clandestine Trackbike (2007) - Tom
- Will the Nearest Alien Please Come In (2007) - Tom
- In Which Howard Gets Double Booked (2007) - Tom
- Variations on a Theme of Road Rage (2007) - Tom
- What Happened to the Horse? (2007) - Tom
- The Second Stag Night of Doggy Wilkinson (2007) - Tom
- A Tale of Two Sweaters (2006) - Tom
- Plenty of Room in the Back (2006) - Tom
- Oh Look! Mitzi's Found Her Mummy (2006) - Tom
- Who's That Merry Man with Billy, Then? (2006) - Tom
- The Genuine Outdoors Robin Hood Barbi (2006) - Tom
- Has Anyone Seen Barry's Midlife Crisis? (2006) - Tom
- How to Remove a Cousin (2006) - Tom
- Merry Entwistle and Jackson Day (2005) - Tom
- Little Orphan Howard (2005) - Tom
- Lot No. 8 (2005) - Tom
- The Afterthoughts of a Co-op Manager (2005) - Tom
- The McDonaghs of Jamieson Street (2005) - Tom
- Available for Weddings (2005) - Tom
- Who's That Mouse in the Poetry Group? (2005) - Tom
- Hermione (the short course) (2005) - Tom
- Has Anyone Seen a Peruvian Wart? (2005) - Tom
- Watching the Clock (2005) - Tom
- The Swan Man of Ilkley (2005) - Tom
- Variations on a Theme of the Widow Winstanley (2004) - Tom
- Yours Truly - If You're Not Careful (2004) - Tom
- Beware of Laughing at Nora's Hats (2004) - Tom
- Things to Do When Your Wife Runs Off with a Turkish Waiter (2004) - Tom
- Barry Becomes a Psychopathic Killer But Only Part Time (2004) - Tom
- Who's That with Barry and Glenda? - It's Not Barry and Glenda (2004) - Tom
- Happy Birthday Robin Hood (2004) - Tom
- Spores (2004) - Tom
- The General's Greatest Battle (2004) - Tom
- Jurassic - No Parking (2004) - Tom
- A Short Blast of Fred Astaire (2003) - Tom
- All of a Florrie (2003) - Tom
- The Second Husband and the Showgirls (2003) - Tom
- The Man Who Invented Yorkshire Funny Stuff (2003) - Tom
- The Frenchies Are Coming (2003) - Tom
- The Miraculous Curing of Old Goff Helliwell (2003) - Tom
- In Which Gavin Hinchcliffe Loses the Gulf Stream (2003) - Tom
- The Secret Birthday of Norman Clegg (2003) - Tom
- A Pick-up of the Later Ming Dynasty (2003) - Tom
- Ancient Eastern Wisdom - An Introduction (2003) - Tom
- The Lair of the Cat Creature (2003) - Tom
- A Musical Passing for a Miserable Muscroft (2002) - Tom
- It All Began with an Old Volvo Headlamp (2002) - Tom
- Sadly, Madly, Bradley (2002) - Tom
- Exercising Father's Bicycle (2002) - Tom
- A Chaise Longue Too Far (2002) - Tom
- In Search of Childlike Joy and the Farthest Reaches of the Lotus Position (2002) - Tom
- Beware of the Hot Dog (2002) - Tom
- The Incredible Ordeal of Norman Clegg (2002) - Tom
- Mervyn Would Be Proud (2002) - Tom
- The Mystical Squeak of Howard's Bicycle (2002) - Tom
- A Brief Excursion in the Fast Lane (2002) - Tom
- Potts in Pole Position (2001) - Tom
- The Coming of the Beast (2001) - Tom
- Why Is Barry at an Angle? (2001) - Tom
- A White Sweater and a Solicitor's Letter (2001) - Tom
- A Hair of the Blonde That Bit You (2001) - Tom
- The Art of the Shorts Story (2001) - Tom
- Gnome and Away (2001) - Tom
- Enter the Hawk (2001) - Tom
- Hey, Big Vendor (2001) - Tom
- The Missing Bus of Mrs Avery (2001) - Tom
- Getting Barry's Goat (2001) - Tom
- I Didn't Know Barry Could Play (2000) - Tom
- Waggoners Roll (2000) - Tom
- Some Vans Can Make You Deaf (2000) - Tom
- From Here to Paternity (2000) - Tom
- Situations Vacant (1991) - Bank Customer
2003
Shelf Life (Short)
1998
Viva Variety (TV Series) as
Guest
- Episode #3.4 (1998) - Guest
1991
The Piglet Files (TV Series) as
Postman
- The Wright Stuff (1991) - Postman
1989
London's Burning (TV Series) as
Taxi Driver
- Episode #2.6 (1989) - Taxi Driver
1989
Minder (TV Series) as
Keith
- It's a Sorry Lorry Morrie (1989) - Keith
1988
The Bill (TV Series) as
Blakelynn
- The Three Wise Monkeys (1988) - Blakelynn
1987
Queenie (TV Mini Series) as
Horse Trainer
- Episode #1.2 (1987) - Horse Trainer (uncredited)
1984
The Hello Goodbye Man (TV Series) as
Rod Stewart
- Episode #1.4 (1984) - Rod Stewart
1980
Exchange and Divide
1979
Horse in the House (TV Series) as
John Masson
- Stable Girl: Part 2 (1979) - John Masson
- Stable Girl: Part 1 (1979) - John Masson
1978
Hawkmoor (TV Series) as
Young Stedman
- Episode #1.5 (1978) - Young Stedman
- Episode #1.4 (1978) - Young Stedman
- Episode #1.3 (1978) - Young Stedman
- Episode #1.2 (1978) - Young Stedman
- Episode #1.1 (1978) - Young Stedman
1976
Second City Firsts (TV Series) as
Pat
- Travelling Free (1976) - Pat
1976
Our Mutual Friend (TV Mini Series) as
Footman
- Episode #1.7 (1976) - Footman
- Episode #1.4 (1976) - Footman
- Episode #1.3 (1976) - Footman
1974
Smokey Joe's Revenge as
Willie Bassett
1974
Great Expectations (TV Movie) as
Trabb's Boy
1974
Hunters Walk (TV Series) as
Leslie's pal.
- Help (1974) - Leslie's pal.
1973
The Onedin Line (TV Series) as
Tom
- Ice and Fire (1973) - Tom
1973
ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series) as
Johnny
- Harlequinade (1973) - Johnny
1972
Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series) as
Stanley
- The Key of the Door (1972) - Stanley
1971
Tottering Towers (TV Series) as
Dick
- Bats in the Belfry and Other Places (1972) - Dick
- The Cellar in the Attic (1972) - Dick
- Mrs. Pouncer Gets the Elbow (1971) - Dick
- Stand By to Repel Boarders (1971) - Dick
- Soapy Cyril Slips One Over (1971) - Dick
- B. And B. With H.G. (1971) - Dick
- Has Anyone Seen My Left Leg? (1971) - Dick
- The Duke Makes a Banger (1971) - Dick
- The Homecoming of Lord Fred (1971) - Dick
- The Secret of the Creaking Stair (1971) - Dick
- Funny Peculiar, Not So Ha-ha (1971) - Dick
- Dirty Work at Dead of Night (1971) - Dick
- Funny Goings On (1971) - Dick
1971
Z Cars (TV Series) as
Eddie Clarke
- Funny Fellah (1971) - Eddie Clarke
1971
Unman, Wittering and Zigo as
Cuthbun
1970
Wreckers at Dead Eye (TV Mini Series) as
Zac
- Shivering Sands (1970) - Zac
- Ship in the Night (1970) - Zac
- Boomer Hole (1970) - Zac
- The Legend of Thriabbas (1970) - Zac
- Hand of Evil (1970) - Zac
- The Stranger (1970) - Zac
1968
Freewheelers (TV Series) as
Bill Cowan
- Explosion (1970) - Bill Cowan
- Firing Squad (1970) - Bill Cowan
- Decoy (1970) - Bill Cowan
- Petrov (1970) - Bill Cowan
- The Dictator (1970) - Bill Cowan
- Kythera! (1970) - Bill Cowan
- Microdot (1970) - Bill Cowan
- Agincourt (1970) - Bill Cowan
- Merely Players (1970) - Bill Cowan
- Spartika (1970) - Bill Cowan
- Package Deal (1970) - Bill Cowan
- A Thing Like Death (1970) - Bill Cowan
- Not in Jest (1970) - Bill Cowan
- Thunderbolt! (1969) - Bill Cowan
- Blockade (1969) - Bill Cowan
- The Island (1969) - Bill Cowan
- The Voyage (1969) - Bill Cowan
- Kidnapped (1969) - Bill Cowan
- Triton (1969) - Bill Cowan
- The Tower (1969) - Bill Cowan
- Caged! (1969) - Bill Cowan
- Tanks! (1969) - Bill Cowan
- Trapped (1969) - Bill Cowan
- Mined (1969) - Bill Cowan
- The Banshee (1969) - Bill Cowan
- Rammed! (1969) - Bill Cowan
- The Secret Base Part 5: Damocles! (1969) - Bill Cowan
- The Secret Base: Part 4: Double Trouble (1969) - Bill Cowan
- The Zander Plot: Part 7 - The Stones (1969) - Bill Cowan
- The Secret Base: Part 3: Vulcan (1969) - Bill Cowan
- The Secret Base: Part 2: Black Night (1969) - Bill Cowan
- The Secret Base: Part 1: The Key (1969) - Bill Cowan
- The Zander Plot: Part 8 - Doomsday! (1969) - Bill Cowan
- The Zander Plot: Part 6 - The Stones (1968) - Bill Cowan
- The Zander Plot: Part 5 - The Lighhouse (1968) - Bill Cowan
- The Zander Plot: Part 4 - The Code (1968) - Bill Cowan
- The Zander Plot: Part 3 - Master Plan (1968) - Bill Cowan
- The Zander Plot: Part 2 - Treasure (1968) - Bill Cowan
- The Zander Plot Part 1: Breakout (1968) - Bill Cowan
- The Big Freeze Part 4: Gotterdammerung (1968) - Bill Cowan
- The Big Freeze: Part 3: Anvil (1968) - Bill Cowan
- The Big Freeze: Part 2: Valkyrie (1968) - Bill Cowan
- The Big Freeze: Part 1: Icarus (1968) - Bill Cowan
- Recipe for Danger: Part 4: Bring to the Boil (1968) - Bill Cowan
- Recipe for Danger: Part 3: Trouble Brewing (1968) - Bill Cowan
- Recipe for Danger: Part 2: One Man's Meat (1968) - Bill Cowan
- Recipe for Danger: Part 1: Too Many Cooks (1968) - Bill Cowan
- Menace: Part 5 - Face to Face (1968) - Bill Cowan
- Menace: Part 4 - The Ultimatum (1968) - Bill Cowan
- Menace: Part 3 - The Camp (1968) - Bill Cowan
- Menace: Part 2 - No Smoke (1968) - Bill Cowan
- Menace: Part 1 - The Sleepers (1968) - Bill Cowan
1969
Goodbye, Mr. Chips as
Farley
Self
2018
Top of the Box (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self - Bill Owen's Son
- 1985 (2018) - Self - Bill Owen's Son
2010
Songs of Praise (TV Series) as
Self
- Holmfirth (2010) - Self
1999
National Television Awards (TV Special) as
Self
1981
This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Bill Owen (1981) - Self
Archive Footage
2003
30 Years of 'Last of the Summer Wine' (TV Movie documentary)

References

Tom Owen (actor) Wikipedia


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