Denys Coop

Born: 20 July 1920, Reading, Berkshire
Died: 16 August 1981

Highlighted works

  • Billy Liar

    Billy Liar

    John Schlesinger’s film features a bravura central performance from Tom Courtenay as an undertaker’s assistant escaping dreary reality through daydreams.

  • This Sporting Life

    This Sporting Life

    Director Lindsay Anderson and leading man Richard Harris put themselves on the map with this riveting study of a rugby-league player tormented by feelings for a grieving widow.

  • Ryan's Daughter

    Ryan's Daughter

    Despite a harsh critical response at the time of its release, Ryan’s Daughter is a triumph of sensual storytelling by David Lean.

  • Serious Charge

    Serious Charge

    Wayward teens and malicious accusations spell disaster for a young vicar.

  • The Third Man

    The Third Man

    An American abroad in post-war Vienna pursues his missing friend down a rabbit hole of intrigue and moral corruption in Carol Reed’s masterpiece of European noir.

Filmography

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top