Tim Curry

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Tim Curry

Born

4/19/1946, Grappenhall, Cheshire, England, UK

Birth Name

Timothy James Curry

Gender

Male
8.8
out of 10
User Rating
109 votes

Biography

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Tim Curry was born on April 19th 1946, in Cheshire, England. He studied Drama and English at Cambridge and at Birmingham University, from which he graduated with Combined Honors. In 1973 he took the lead in the London stage production of Rocky Horror and it made him a…more

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  • Trivia

    • In 1991, Tim won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series playing Captain Hook on Peter Pan and the Pirates.

    • Tim is an Advisory Board Member for the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund charitable organisation.

    • Theatre Awards

      Drama Desk
      Outstanding Actor in a Musical for The Rocky Horror Show (1975) (Nomination).
      Outstanding Actor in a Play for Amadeus (1981) (Nomination).

      Tony Awards
      Best Actor in a Play for Amadeus (1981) (Nomination).
      Best Actor in a Musical for My Favourite Year (1993) (Nomination).
      Best Actor in a Musical for Spamalot (2005) (Nomination).

    • Tim Curry did the narrating for the books on tape for the book, "A Series of Unfortunate Events."

    • Tim Curry took a year off to work on boats in the Mediterranean traveling to Morocco, Belgium, and the south of France before enrolling in Birmingham University.

    • He is the voice of Lemony Snicket on the video game Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events.

    • Tim has a friend who's a pilot for Southwest Airlines. They met at a wedding reception for the pilot's brother-in-law. Tim is friends with the bride of that wedding. She has known Tim for a long time.

    • In 1994, Tim was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for: Tales from the Crypt (1989).

    • In 1996, Tim was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor for: Congo (1995).

    • In 1998, Tim was nominated for the Annie for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature Production for: Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997).

    • Tim personally paid for his cousin, Keighley Twocker frontman Michael Loftus to have cosmetic surgery.

    • Broadway Appearances

      The Rocky Horror Show as Frank 'N' Furter (1975).
      Travesties as Tristan Tzara (1975-1976).
      Amadeus as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1980-1983).
      My Favourite Year as Alan Swann (1992-1993).
      Spamalot as King Arthur (2005).

    • In a Fresh Air interview in 2005, Tim reported meeting Princess Diana. It turned out she was such a fan of Rocky Horror Picture Show, she told him "Thank you for completing my education."

    • Tim originally auditioned for the role of "Rocky" in The Rocky Horror Show by singing the Little Richard song "Tootie Fruitie." Director Jim Sharman liked his performance so much, he cast him as "Dr. Frank 'N Furter."

    • Tim was originally offered the role of "Mitzi" in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994), but he turned it down.

    • Tim is a close friend of singer Carly Simon, and he provided backing vocals on her 1979 album Spy.

    • Tim Curry was Tim Burton's second choice for the role of the "Joker" in the Batman films.

    • Tim appeared as both subject and author in the photography book Double Exposure, Take Four by Roddy McDowall.

    • Tim performed in Roger Waters' historic production of The Wall: Live in Berlin in July, 1990.

    • Tim provides the voice of "Sir" who welcomes visitors to the Alien Encounter attraction in Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World.

    • Tim lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Frank.

    • Tim is approximately 6' 0½" (184 cm) tall.

  • Quotes

    • Tim Curry: (on his album release "The Best of Tim Curry") They couldn't call it Greatest Hits because there weren't any.

    • Tim Curry: My specialty roles are Louche, Brio, and Bravura.

    • Tim Curry: (in reference to climbing volcanoes while filming "Congo") I smoke two packs of Marlboro's a day, which doesn't go well with volcanoes.

    • Tim Curry: It's so comforting to know that there are so many people in this world sicker than I am.

    • Tim Curry: (on his role in "The Making of Gabriel Knight") Gabriel Knight is VERY, very cool, and impossibly handsome. So of course, they picked me.

    • Tim Curry: I'm not a conventional leading man at all and have no wish to be.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • One of the Best Villainous Voice Actors

    10
    To me there are three major voice actors for villains: Mark Hamil, the late Tony Jay, and Tim Curry.



    Tim Curry is an amazing guy to do villains with his awesome accent and is even good in live-action.



    He was amazing as the Lord of Darkness in Legend. He was funny as Professor Oldman in Scary Movie 2 and who could ever forget him as Frankenfurter in the Rocky Horror Picture Show?



    He also voiced a huge number of villains in western animation, which is why I like him so much.



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    10
    Tim Curry is one of my favorite actors. I love how he acts and the roles he plays. My favorites are his roles in Home Alone II, and Clue, as well as his voice role on Jimmy Neutron as Dr. Calamitus. All of the movies I have seen him in have been fun family films. We need more actors like him.
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