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 49)
Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
OccupationActor
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)

Dina Livingston

Jane Ford (2007-2010)

Rachel Schadt (1998-2001)
ChildrenAunjanue Elizabeth
 
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Tommy Flanagan
Tommy Flanagan March 2012 (cropped).jpg
Flanagan in March 2012
Born(1965-07-03) 3 July 1965 (age 49)
Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
OccupationActor
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)

Dina Livingston

Jane Ford (2007-2010)

Rachel Schadt (1998-2001)
ChildrenAunjanue Elizabeth

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

Flanagan is the third of five children. His first television roles were in Screen One (1992) and Taggart in 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, The Game, Sunset Strip, Gladiator, Alien vs. Predator, Sin City, Smokin' Aces, Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball, When a Stranger Calls, All About the Benjamins, The Last Drop, and the mini-series Attila. Flanagan also portrayed arms dealer Gabriel Schecter in the first episode of 24's seventh season. He is one of the main cast members of Sons of Anarchy, as Filip "Chibs" Telford.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Easterhouse, Glasgow,[1][2] Flanagan's distinctive facial scars (Glasgow smile) are the result of a knife attack outside a nightclub where he had been working as a DJ .[3][1][4] He and wife Dina Livingston welcomed a baby girl in early 2012, naming her Aunjanue Elizabeth Flanagan. He was previously married to actress/casting director/assistant director Rachel Schadt from 1998-2001. Schadt co-starred with Flanagan in the Michael Douglas film "The Game" in which she played a hotel maid.

Career[edit]

In October 2010, Flanagan was revealed as the spokesperson for the Scottish soft drink Irn-Bru. Flanagan appeared in the episode "Headlock" of Lie to Me, aired in the U.S. on Monday 2 August 2010. He is currently a regular cast member on Sons of Anarchy, in which he plays an outlaw biker named Chibs Telford.

Filmography[edit]

Film and Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1992Screen OneTV series, Episode: "Black and Blue"
1993Tis the Season to be JollyPrisonerTV movie
TaggartTam McLeodTV series Episode: "Instrument of Justice"
1995Jolly: A LifeMan at grottoTV movie
BraveheartMorrison
1996Rab C. NesbittSeanTV series, Episode: "Lottery"
A Mug's GamePaulTV series
Bad BoysHarryTV series, Episode: "The Bonny Bonny Banks"
1997The SaintScarface
Face/OffLeo
The Detail
The GameSolicitor/Taxi driver
1999Plunkett & MacleaneEddie
RatcatcherDa
2000GladiatorCicero
RebusThomas TelfordTV series, Episode: "The Hanging Garden"
Sunset StripDuncan
HiddenMcCrackenShort film
2001AttilaBledaTV miniseries
Strictly SinatraMichelangelo
Dead Dogs LieMichael
2002All About the BenjaminsWilliamson
2003Charlie's Angels: Full ThrottleIrish Henchman
2004TraumaTommy
AVP: Alien vs. PredatorMark Verheiden
2005Sin CityBrian
2006The Last DropPvt. Dennis Baker
When a Stranger CallsStranger
Smokin' AcesLazlo Soot
2008Hero WantedDerekcredited as Thomas Flannigan
2008–2014Sons of AnarchyFilip "Chibs" TelfordTV series
200924Gabriel SchectorTV series, Episode: "Day 7: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m."
2010LusterLes
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' BallLazlo Soot
Swifty & VegSwiftyShort film
Lie to MeRon MarshallTV series, Episode: "Headlock"
2011Detroit 1-8-7Albert StramTV series, 2 episodes
Grace and Dangerpre-production
2012Law and Order: Special Victims UnitMurphyTV series, Episode: "Home Invasions"
Officer DownFather Reddy
2013Peaky BlindersArthur Shelby SnrTV series, Episode: "Episode 5"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Booth, Samantha (21 March 2010). "Scots actor Tommy Flanagan rocks on in Hollywood as biker gang drama takes off". Sunday Mail (Glasgow). 
  2. ^ Tommy Flanagan interview with The Lab
  3. ^ Simon, Alex (February 2001). "Tommy Flanagan - Where the Ride Takes You". Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Brit at the Back". Film Review. January 2000. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 

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