Tony Curran

Tony Curran


12/13/1968, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

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Tony Curran is a Scottish actor who has achieved prominence for his roles in films such as Pearl Harbor (2001) and The League of Extraordinary Gentleman (2003). Born on December 13, 1969, Curran studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before coming to public notice…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Tony has run the Marathon for the National Leukaemia Trust with his fellow actors Simon Merrells (Family Affairs), Jason Merrells (Cutting It), Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels), Jason Barry (Titanic) and Dean Lennox Kelly (Deathwatch).

    • Tony's role in The Bacchae will mark his first appearance on the Scottish stage since 1994.

    • Tony won a BAFTA (British Academy for Film and Television Award - for Best Actor in a Scottish Film) for his role in Red Road.

    • Tony has been in three movies featuring vampires: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Blade II, and Underworld: Evolution. He played a vampire in both Blade II and Underworld: Evolution.

    • To play the Invisible Man in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Tony had to wear a special suit that made him a walking bluescreen. He referred to himself as a "smurf on acid."

    • Tony is 6'2.5" (1.89 meters) tall.

    • Some of Tony's theater work includes Dogs Barking (at the Bush Theatre), The Glory of Living (at the Royal Cour Theatre), and A Midsummernight's Dream (at the Warsaw Academy in Poland) where he played Puck.

    • Tony was nominated (under the Best Actor category) for a British Independent Film Award for his role as Clyde in Red Road (2006).

    • In late 2007 Tony was in the UK on stage in the National Theatre of Scotland's production of The Bacchae (co-starring Alan Cumming), where he plays Pentheus.

    • Tony is good friends with his League of Extraordinary Gentlemen co-star Jason Flemyng.

    • Tony has red hair and blue eyes.

    • He often participates in New York City's annual Dressed to Kilt event, which is run by the Friends of Scotland organization in celebration of Tartan Week.

    • Tony runs in marathons (with good friend Jason Flemyng) to raise money for charities.

    • Tony received the Evening News National Award for his role as the Devil in the Riverside Studios and national tour of The Soldier's Tale.

    • Tony enjoys playing football, and once played right wing for a London-based team called The Waxers.

    • Tony was once a postman.

    • Tony graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

    • He is a fan of the Glasgow Celtic football club.

  • Quotes

    • Tony Curran: (about the difference between making a Hollywood movie and making a TV show) Obviously the scale in movies is much bigger. I enjoy working on both. For me it's a sort of a different format, which doesn't really have an influence. I'm focused as much on what I'm doing on television as I am on doing film. Its just the scale. A lot of people go from TV to film and forget about their TV work. Me, I would love to do a few more pieces of telly in the UK. Great Expectations or some British costume drama. I hope someone's listening (laughs).

    • Tony Curran: (about working with Sean Connery) It was great. He's a movie legend but very down to earth. I was a bit apprehensive to be honest but he puts you at ease. He's very professional. He doesn't threaten like some actors do. He's a great laugh too.

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  • Great Acting

    Tony Curran and Jaime Murray are carrying Defiance so hard it's not even funny. I generally tune in for the Sci-Fi, but now specifically tune in to see what the Tarrs are up to, they are just too awesome on screen.