Tommy Flanagan (actor)
(m. 1998; div. 2001)
(m. 2007; div. 2010)
Tommy Flanagan (born 3 July 1965) is a Scottish actor. He is best known for his role as Filip "Chibs" Telford in the FX crime drama television series Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014) and its spin-off Mayans M.C. (2019), Cicero in Gladiator (2000), Morrison in Braveheart (1995), Tullk in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), and Williamson in All About The Benjamins (2002).
Flanagan was born in Easterhouse, Glasgow, the second of four children. He was an altar boy. His facial scars are the result of a knife attack outside a nightclub where he had been working as a DJ. After leaving the club he was attacked by a gang, whereupon he was stabbed and physically assaulted with a knife that resulted in him being left with scars.
Flanagan is married to Dina Flanagan, and together they have a daughter born in 2012. He was earlier married and divorced from Rachel Flanagan, and casting director Jane Ford. Flanagan's sister Sue is a nurse at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow.
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 appeared in the music video for the song "Rotting in Vain" by Korn.
|1997||The Game||Solicitor/Taxi driver|
|1999||Plunkett & Macleane||Eddie|
|2001||Dead Dogs Lie||Michael|
|2002||All About the Benjamins||Williamson|
|2003||Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle||Irish Henchman|
|2004||Alien vs. Predator||Mark Verheiden|
|2006||The Last Drop||Pvt. Dennis Baker|
|2006||When a Stranger Calls||The Stranger|
|2006||Smokin' Aces||Lazlo Soot|
|2008||Hero Wanted||Derek||Credited as Thomas Flannigan|
|2010||Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball||Lazlo Soot|
|2010||Swifty & Veg||Swifty||Short film|
|2011||Grace and Danger|
|2012||Officer Down||Father Reddy|
|2016||Running Wild||Jon Kilpatrick|
|2016||Sand Castle||SGM McGregor|
|2017||Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2||Tullk Ul-Zyn|
|2017||The Ballad of Lefty Brown||Tom Harrah|
|2018||Legal Action||Mr. Gates|
|2019||The Rising Hawk||Tugar|
|1992||Screen One||Episode: "Black and Blue"|
|1993||Tis the Season to be Jolly||Prisoner||TV film|
|1993||Taggart||Tam McLeod||Episode: "Instrument of Justice"|
|1995||Jolly: A Life||Man at grotto||TV film|
|1996||Rab C. Nesbitt||Sean||Episode: "Lottery"|
|1996||A Mug's Game||Paul|
|1996||Bad Boys||Harry||Episode: "The Bonny Bonny Banks"|
|2000||Rebus||Thomas Telford||Episode: "The Hanging Garden"|
|2008–2014||Sons of Anarchy||Filip "Chibs" Telford||90 episodes|
|2009||24||Gabriel Schector||Episode: "Day 7: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m."|
|2010||Lie to Me||Ron Marshall||Episode: "Headlock"|
|2011||Detroit 1-8-7||Albert Stram||2 episodes|
|2012||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Murphy||Episode: "Home Invasions"|
|2013||Peaky Blinders||Arthur Shelby Sr.||Episode: 'Episode 5'|
|2015||Revenge||Malcolm Black||3 episodes|
|2015||Gotham||Tom "The Knife"||1 episode "Rise of the Villains: The Son of Gotham"|
|2016||Motive||Jack Stoker||4 episodes|
|2019||Wu Assassins||Alec McCullough||Main role|
|2019||Mayans M.C.||Filip "Chibs" Telford||Special guest star (season 2) Episode: "Kukulkan"|
|2020||Westworld||Martin Conells / Dolores Abernathy (host)||3 episodes|
- Tommy Flanagan interview, thelabmagazine.com, 21 March 2012.[dead link]
- Booth, Samantha (21 March 2010). "Scots actor Tommy Flanagan rocks on in Hollywood as biker gang drama takes off". Sunday Mail. Glasgow, Scotland.
- 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.
- "Sons of Anarchy star Tommy Flanagan enjoying life in Malibu". Retrieved 29 April 2016.
- Kay, Adam (2020). "Kevin Bridges". Dear NHS 100 Stories to say Thank You. ISBN 978-1-3987-0118-2.
- Kelley, Quinn. "Tommy Flanagan talks 'Sons of Anarchy,' motorcycles before Maryland Live Casino appearance". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
- Petski, Denise (20 July 2018). "'Wu Assassins': Katheryn Winnick, Lewis Tan, Tommy Flanagan & Tzi Ma Join Netflix Martial Arts Drama". Deadline. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
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