Tom Owen is best known for Tom Simmonite, the world’s longest-running sitcom. He was the son of Bill Owen, who portrayed Tom Simmonite’s father, William “Compo” Simmonite, on the show. In 1966, Owen began his stage management training at the Leatherhead Theatre. He has a diverse range of acting and directing credits. In the 1969 remake, Owen played Farley, who John Mills originally played. Tom Owen, born Thomas William, was an actor best remembered as Tom Simmonite in the longest-running sitcom Last. He was Bill Owen’s son, who played William “Compo” Simmonite in the sitcom.
Early Career of Tom Owen:
Owen worked as a student assistant stage manager at Leatherhead Theatre in 1966. He has extensive repertory experience as a performer and director. In 1969, Owen played Farley in ‘Goodbye, Mr Chips,’ a role that John Mills had previously played in the original production. He was a member of the Shakespeare Company and appeared on Broadway in the play ‘London Assurance.’ His performance as Krapp in Fiona Baddeley’s production of Beckett’s masterwork, ‘Krapp’s Last Tape,’ has been compared to Michael Gambon. He was in the West End production of ‘Lulu.’ He has performed in over a dozen pantomimes.
Television Career of Tom Owen:
Owen made his TV debut in 1968 as Bill Cowan in Southern Television’s breakthrough series Freewheelers, where he appeared in 52 episodes. More television shows followed, including Tottering Towers and Wreckers at Deadeye. Later in his career, he appeared in shows such as The Hello Goodbye Man, Minder, and Our Mutual Friend. Following his father’s death, who had Compo for twenty-seven years, Tom became a regular and lasted with the show until it ended in 2010.
Who is Tom Owen Wife?
Mary Bernadette Therese Moylan was Owen’s wife. They were married in 1978. Bernadette, Mary Therese Moylan was Tom Owen’s wife. She was married to the actor from 1978 until his death. They have two children, James and William Owen, together. Tom Owen was the father of two sons, James and William. Owen’s net worth was reported to be between one and eight million dollars. Tom Owen was 73 years old when he died. He was born in the year 1949. As his health deteriorated, the legendary actor left the comedy series in 1975.