Tony Curran

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Tony Curran
Tony Curran - Defiance Panel (cropped).jpg
Curran at the Defiance Panel at the 2013 SDCC
Born (1969-12-13) 13 December 1969 (age 44)
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Mai Nguyen

Anthony "Tony" Curran (born 13 December 1969) is a Scottish actor.

Early life[edit]

Curran was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He is an alumnus of Holyrood Secondary School and is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Career[edit]

Tony rose to fame in the BBC television series This Life. Since then, the Scots star has appeared in a number of major film and television roles.

Some of his roles have included Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man), an original character in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. To portray the Invisible Man, he donned a special suit that turned him into a walking bluescreen (according to his commentary on the DVD, he looked like a "smurf on acid"). Curran also played vampire roles in Guillermo del Toro's Blade II and Underworld: Evolution.

Curran is active in participating in marathons to raise money for charity. He is a frequent and popular participant in the annual Dressed To Kilt event in New York City, run by the organisation Friends of Scotland in celebration of Tartan Week. He is also a keen fan of Celtic Football Club.

In April 2009, Curran revealed to the Daily Record newspaper that he is playing the role of Lieutenant Delcourt, in The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, which was released in 2011.

Curran played the painter Vincent van Gogh, in the Doctor Who episode "Vincent and the Doctor", written by Richard Curtis.[1] He also made a cameo appearance in "The Pandorica Opens".

Curran voiced the character of Captain MacMillan in the 2011 video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Curran currently plays the role of Datak Tarr on the Syfy series Defiance.

Ultimate Force[edit]

Curran played Sgt Pete Twamley in the critically acclaimed ITV series Ultimate Force, which became one of the most watched television shows in the world, being broadcast in over 100 countries.

Curran left Ultimate Force in 2005 after his character was killed off at the beginning of season 3. Ross Kemp, who played the lead character of Staff Sergeant Henno Garvie in the show, said "I hate the fact that most of the original cast were killed off the show, people I'd worked with for years making this, but we must move on."

Personal life[edit]

Curran at the 8th Annual Hack n' Smack Celebrity Golf Tournament in 2011

Curran currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Mai Nguyen, whom he met in Hollywood.

Video games[edit]

Awards[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role
1993 Being Human Raider
1994 Shallow Grave Travel Agent
1994 Captives Spider
1995 Go Now Chris Cameron
1999 The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns Sean Devine
1999 The 13th Warrior Weath the Musician
2000 Gladiator Assassin #1
2001 Pearl Harbor Ian
2002 Blade II Priest
2002 Menace Det. Sgt. Skinner (TV)
2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man)
2004 Flight of the Phoenix Rodney
2005 Beowulf & Grendel Hondscioh
2006 Underworld: Evolution Markus Corvinus
2006 Red Road Clyde
2006 Miami Vice Aryan Brother (as Anthony Curran)
2006 The Good German Danny
2007 Trust Me Miles Loncrain
2008 Shuttle Driver
2008 The Midnight Meat Train The Driver
2008 The Lazarus Project William Reeds
2009 A Day in the Life Dr. Reynolds
2009 Ondine Alex
2009 Corrado Officer Tony
2010 Golf in the Kingdom Adam Green
2010 The Presence The Man in Black
2011 The Adventures of Tintin Lt. Delcourt
2011 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Chirkoff
2011 The Veteran Chris Turner
2011 Cat Run Sean Moody
2011 Two-Legged Rat Bastards (short) Desoto
2011 Crossmaglen Dermot McGarvey
2011 The Last Best Place Fletcher
2011 X-Men: First Class Man in Black Agent
2012 In the Dark Half Filthy
2013 Mary Queen of Scots Knox
2013 Thor: The Dark World Bor
Television series
Year Title Role
1997 Taggart Ian Jardine
1997 This Life Lenny
1998 Touching Evil (guest, two episodes entitled Scalping)
1999 Split Second Ronnie Baxter
1999 Great Expectations Orlick
2001 The Mists of Avalon Uther's Captain
2002 Ultimate Force Sergeant Pete Twamley
2008 Numb3rs (guest, one episode "Frienemies")
2009 Medium Lucas Harvey (guest, two episodes "The Devil Inside Part 1 & 2")
2009 Primeval Sir William de Mornay (guest, one episode)
2010 24 Lugo
2010 The Mentalist C.D.C.A Agent Dean Harkin
2010 Doctor Who Vincent van Gogh
2010 Pillars of the Earth King Stephen
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Tyrell Neth (S11E19 - Unleashed)
2011 The Hunt for Tony Blair Robin Cook
2011 Boardwalk Empire Eaominn Rohan
2011 Hawaii Five-0 John O'Toole
2011 Covert Affairs MI6 "Janitor" Kenneth Martin
2012 Labyrinth Guy d'Évreux
2013 Defiance Datak Tarr

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A chat with Richard Curtis". bullz-eye.com. Retrieved 2 September 2010. 

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