Tommy Flanagan (actor)

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Tommy Flanagan
Tommy Flanagan March 2012 (cropped).jpg
Flanagan in March 2012
Born (1965-07-03) 3 July 1965 (age 51)
Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Dina Livingston (2010-present); 1 child
Jane Ford (2007-2010)
Rachel Schadt (1998-2001)
Children 1

Tommy Flanagan (born 3 July 1965, Glasgow) is a Scottish film and television actor.

Early life[edit]

Born in Easterhouse, Glasgow, as a child he served as an altar boy.[1][2][3]

Flanagan is the third of five children. His distinctive facial scars are the result of a knife attack outside a nightclub where he had been working as a DJ.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Flanagan and wife Dina Livingston welcomed a baby girl in early 2012.[5] He was previously married to actress/casting director/assistant director Rachel Schadt from 1998-2001; Schadt had co-starred with Flanagan in the David Fincher film The Game (1997), in which she played a hotel maid. He was also married to Jane Ford from 2007-2010.


His first television roles were in Screen One (1992) and Taggart (1993). Flanagan worked in Robert Carlyle's Raindog Theatre for three years before being cast in Braveheart (1995). He has had roles in Face/Off (1997), The Game (1997), Sunset Strip (2000), Gladiator (2000), All About the Benjamins (2002), Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Alien vs. Predator (2004), Sin City (2005), Smokin' Aces (2006), When a Stranger Calls (2006), The Last Drop (2006), Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (2010), and the TV mini-series Attila.

He portrayed arms dealer Gabriel Schecter in the first episode of 24's seventh season and appeared in the episode "Headlock" of Lie to Me, aired in the U.S. on Monday 2 August 2010. He was one of the main cast members of Sons of Anarchy, in which he plays an outlaw biker named Filip "Chibs" Telford. In October 2010, Flanagan was revealed as the spokesperson for the Scottish soft drink Irn-Bru. In July 2016, he starred in the music video for the song "Rotting In Vain" by Korn.


Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Screen One TV series, Episode: "Black and Blue"
1993 Tis the Season to be Jolly Prisoner TV movie
Taggart Tam McLeod TV series Episode: "Instrument of Justice"
1995 Jolly: A Life Man at grotto TV movie
Braveheart Morrison
1996 Rab C. Nesbitt Sean TV series, Episode: "Lottery"
A Mug's Game Paul TV series
Bad Boys Harry TV series, Episode: "The Bonny Bonny Banks"
1997 The Saint Scarface
Face/Off Leo
The Detail
The Game Solicitor/Taxi driver
1999 Plunkett & Macleane Eddie
Ratcatcher Da
2000 Gladiator Cicero
Rebus Thomas Telford TV series, Episode: "The Hanging Garden"
Sunset Strip Duncan
Hidden McCracken Short film
2001 Attila Bleda TV miniseries
Strictly Sinatra Michelangelo
Dead Dogs Lie Michael
2002 All About the Benjamins Williamson
2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Irish Henchman
2004 Trauma Tommy
Alien vs. Predator Mark Verheiden
2005 Sin City Brian
2006 The Last Drop Pvt. Dennis Baker
When a Stranger Calls The Stranger
Smokin' Aces Lazlo Soot
2008 Hero Wanted Derek credited as Thomas Flannigan
2008–2014 Sons of Anarchy Filip "Chibs" Telford TV series, 90 episodes
2009 24 Gabriel Schector TV series, Episode: "Day 7: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m."
2010 Luster Les
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball Lazlo Soot
Swifty & Veg Swifty Short film
Lie to Me Ron Marshall TV series, Episode: "Headlock"
2011 Detroit 1-8-7 Albert Stram TV series, 2 episodes
Grace and Danger pre-production
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Murphy TV series, Episode: "Home Invasions"
Officer Down Father Reddy
2013 Peaky Blinders Arthur Shelby Snr TV series, Episode: "Episode 5"
2015 Revenge Malcolm Black TV series, 3 episodes
Gotham Tom "The Knife" TV series, 1 episode "Rise of the Villains: The Son of Gotham"
Winter Woods Weston
2016 Running Wild Jon Kilpatrick Filming
Sand Castle SG Major McGregor Filming
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Post-production


  1. ^ Tommy Flanagan interview,, 21 March 2012.
  2. ^ Booth, Samantha (21 March 2010). "Scots actor Tommy Flanagan rocks on in Hollywood as biker gang drama takes off". Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland). 
  3. ^ Tommy Flanagan interview,, 21 March 2012.
  4. ^ Fretts, Bruce (November 2014). "Sons of Anarchy's Tommy Flanagan on Those Facial Scars, This Final Season, and Chibs". Vulture. New York. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sons of Anarchy star Tommy Flanagan enjoying life in Malibu". Retrieved April 29, 2016. 

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