Curran at the Defiance Panel at the 2013 SDCC
|Spouse(s)||Mai Nguyen (m. 2012)|
Curran was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1969. He is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In 2012, he married Mai Nguyen. Curran had a daughter with wife Mai, September 2013.
Curran appeared 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 as Priest and Underworld: Evolution as Markus. In 2006 Curran appeared in the unrated film Red Road. 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 organization Friends of Scotland in celebration of Tartan Week. He is also a keen fan of Celtic F.C. In April 2009, Curran revealed to the Daily Record newspaper that he was playing the role of Lieutenant Delcourt, in The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, which was released in 2011.
Curran played the role of Datak Tarr on the Syfy series Defiance and in 2014, Curran co-starred with Diana Vickers in the thriller film Awaiting. In 2016 Curran signed up to play 'Callum' in the new E4/Netflix original series Crazyhead.
Curran portrayed Vincent van Gogh in the science fiction television series Doctor Who. The episode, written by Richard Curtis, has been rated by Screen Rant as the best for Matt Smith's time as the Doctor. A scene where Curran plays an emotional van Gogh, taken into the future to see to see his work in a modern museum, has been described as one of the most emotional scenes in the entire series. He also made a cameo appearance in the Doctor Who episode "The Pandorica Opens".
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011) — "Baseplate" SAS Major General James MacMillan Director of United Kingdom Special Forces.
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (2012) — SAS soldier voices
- Evening News National Award — for the role of Devil in the theatre production The Soldier's Tale
- Best Actor at the 2006 British Independent Film Awards for his role in Andrea Arnold's Red Road.
- BAFTA Scotland 2006 — Best Actor
|1994||Shallow Grave||Travel Agent|
|1995||Go Now||Chris Cameron|
|1999||The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns||Sean Devine|
|1999||The 13th Warrior||Weath the Musician|
|2000||Gladiator||Assassin No. 1|
|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 Henderson|
|2006||Miami Vice||Aryan Brother||As Anthony Curran|
|2006||The Good German||Danny|
|2007||Trust Me||Miles Loncrain|
|2008||The Midnight Meat Train||The Driver|
|2008||The Lazarus Project||William Reeds|
|2009||A Day in the Life||Dr. Reynolds|
|2010||The Presence||The Man in Black|
|2010||Golf in the Kingdom||Adam Green|
|2011||The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn||Lt. Delcourt|
|2011||Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son||Chirkoff|
|2011||Cat Run||Sean Moody|
|2011||The Veteran||Chris Turner|
|2011||Two-Legged Rat Bastards||Desoto||Short|
|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||Uncredited|
|2014||Postman Pat: The Movie||Paparazzi 2 (voice)|
|2014||The Seventeenth Kind||James||Short|
|2018||Outlaw King||Angus Macdonald|
|1986–1987||Dramarama||Archie Campbell / Jason||2 episodes|
|1994||The Tales of Para Handy||Sailor in Pub / Donald||2 episodes|
|1994||Rab C. Nesbitt||Young Policeman||Episode: "Mother"|
|1995||Soldier Soldier||Sgt Ian Kelly||Episode: "Leaving"|
|1995||Screen Two||David||Episode: "Nervous Energy"|
|1996||Grange Hill||Police Officer #2||Episode #19.16|
|1996||Atletico Partick||Dr. Maitland||3 episodes|
|1997||Taggart||Ian Jardine||Episode: "Apocalypse Part One"|
|1997||The Bill||D.C. Dave McGovern||Episode: "Professional Opinion"|
|1997||A Touch of Frost||Craig Hudson||Episode: "Penny for the Guy"|
|1997||This Life||Lenny||7 episodes|
|1998||Touching Evil||Emerson||Episodes: "Scalping Part 1 & 2"|
|1998||Undercover Heart||Jimmy Hatcher||5 episodes|
|1999||Great Expectations||Orlick||Television film|
|1999||Split Second||Ronnie Baxter||Television film|
|1999||The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns||Sean Devine||2 episodes|
|2000||Perfect World||Spencer||Episode: "Charity"|
|2001||The Mists of Avalon||Uther's Captain||2 episodes|
|2002||Menace||Det. Sgt. Skinner||2 episodes|
|2002–2003||Ultimate Force||Sergeant Pete Twamley||11 episodes|
|2005||Night Stalker||Damon Caylor||Episode: "The Five People You Meet in Hell"|
|2007||A.M.P.E.D.||Mark Jacocks||Television film|
|2008||Gemini Division||Walken||5 episodes|
|2008||Numb3rs||Victor Tooner||Episode: "Frienemies"|
|2009||Medium||Lucas Harvey||Episodes: "The Devil Inside Part 1 & 2"|
|2009||Primeval||Sir William de Mornay||Episode #3.7|
|2010||24||Lugo Elson||3 episodes|
|2010||The Mentalist||C.D.C.A Agent Dean Harken||Episode: "Code Red"|
|2010||Doctor Who||Vincent van Gogh||Episodes: "Vincent and the Doctor," "The Pandorica Opens"|
|2010||Pillars of the Earth||King Stephen||8 episodes|
|2011||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Dr. Tyrell Neth||Episode: "Unleashed"|
|2011||The Hunt for Tony Blair||Robin Cook||Television film|
|2011||Boardwalk Empire||Eaominn Rohan||Episode: "Peg of Old"|
|2011||Hawaii Five-0||John O'Toole||Episode: "Ike Maka"|
|2011||Covert Affairs||MI6 "Janitor" Kenneth Martin||Episode: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?"|
|2011||Luck||Steward's Assistant||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2011||Young James Herriot||Prof. Donald Richie||3 episodes|
|2012||Labyrinth||Guy d'Évreux||2 episodes|
Datak Tarr's father
|2014||Sons of Anarchy||Gaines||3 episodes|
|2014||Marvellous||Lou Macari||Television film|
|2016||Daredevil||Finn Cooley||Episode: "Penny and Dime"|
|2016||Elementary||Joshua Vikner||2 episodes|
|2017–2018||Voltron: Legendary Defender||Commander Throk / various (voice)||5 episodes|
|2018||The Looming Tower||Inspector Barry James||2 episodes|
|2018–2019||Ray Donovan||Michael "Red" Radulovic||7 episodes|
|2019||SEAL Team||Brett "Swanny" Swann||5 episodes|
|2019||Deadwood: The Movie||James Smith||Television film|
|TBA||Your Honor||Frankie||Upcoming miniseries|
- Didcock, Barry. "From Red Road to Hollywood Boulevard: Scottish actor Tony Curran on making a good life as a bad guy". The Herald. Glasgow. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
- "Making it in Hollywood". Future Movies.
- "Awaiting Tony Curran and Diana Vickers". bullz-eye.com. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
- "Doctor Who: Each Doctor's Best Episode". ScreenRant. 15 April 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
- DWTV (6 May 2015). "The 10 Most Emotional Episodes of New Who (Part 1)". Doctor Who TV. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
- McEwan, Cameron K. (10 February 2018). "8 of Doctor Who's saddest moments EVER". Digital Spy. Retrieved 15 May 2019.