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SCOTTISH actor Tom Canti is most famous for his role in Shirley Valentine.

But what else do we know about the Celebrity 5 Go Barging star?

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Tom Conti is now starring in the new Channel 5 show, Celebrity 5 Go Barging

Who is Tom Conti?

Born in November 1941, Tom Conti is a Scottish actor, theatre director and novelist.

Conti’s father was Italian, but his mother Mary McGoldrick was Scottish.

After starring in the Broadway hit Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Conti won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.

The 76-year-old also starred in the 1989 film Shirley Valentine, which is one of his most famous roles.

Who is Tom Conti’s wife Kara?

Kara Wilson is a Scottish actress who played Miss Caroline Gordon in Grange Hill.

The couple have been married since 1967 and have a daughter together.

Nina, Conti’s 43-year-old daughter, is an actress, comedian and ventriloquist.

Tom Conti and his wife Kara live together in Hampstead in north west London.

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Tom Conti and his wife Kara Wilson have been married since 1967

Did Tom Conti run for the London mayoral elections?

In 2008, Conti considered running for the position of London Mayor as a Conservative candidate.

However, he never officially put himself forward in the elections.

In 2012 he supported unsuccessful independent candidate, Siobhan Benita.

Conti has also spoken about his political beliefs in various newspaper interviews.

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Tom Conti and Penny Smith appear on Celebrity 5 Go Barging

What else has Tom Conti been in?

As well as Shirley Valentine, the Scottish actor has starred in a significant number of films and TV series.

Some of his most notable roles include parts he played in The Dark Knight Rises, Paddington 2 and Friends.

This year, Conti joins Penny Smith, Tessa Sanderson, Diarmuid Gavin and Tony Christie in Celebrity 5 Go Barging.

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