Tommy Flanagan (actor)

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Tommy Flanagan
Tommy Flanagan by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Flanagan in July 2012
Born(1965-07-03) 3 July 1965 (age 48)
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
OccupationActor
Years active1992–present
 
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Tommy Flanagan
Tommy Flanagan by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Flanagan in July 2012
Born(1965-07-03) 3 July 1965 (age 48)
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
OccupationActor
Years active1992–present

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 and portrays the character Filip "Chibs" Telford

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 outlaw biker Chibs Telford.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, 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.[1][2][3]

He and wife Dina Livingston welcomed a baby girl in early 2012, naming her Aunjanue Elizabeth Flanagan.

Filmography[edit]

Films and Television shows
YearTitleRoleNotes
1992Screen OneTV series (one episode: "Black and Blue")
1993Tis the Season to be JollyPrisonerTV movie
TaggartTam McLeodTV series (on episode: "Instrument of Justice")
1995Jolly: A LifeMan at grottoTV movie
BraveheartMorrison
1996Rab C. NesbittSeanTV series (one episode: "Lottery")
A Mug's GamePaulTV series
Bad BoysHarryTV series (one episode: "The Bonny Bonny Banks")
1997The SaintScarface
Face/OffLeo
The Detail
The GameSolicitor/Taxi driver
1999Plunkett & MacleaneEddie
RatcatcherDa
2000GladiatorCicero
RebusThomas TelfordTV series (one 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–presentSons of AnarchyFilip "Chibs" TelfordTV series
200924Gabriel SchectorTV series (one 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 (one episode: "Headlock")
2011Detroit 1-8-7Albert StramTV series (two episodes: "Blackout", "Motor City Blues")
Grace and Dangerpre-production
2012Law and Order: Special Victims UnitMurphyTV series (one episode: "Home Invasions")
Officer DownFather Reddy
2013Peaky BlindersArthur Shelby SnrTV series (one episode: "Episode 5")

References[edit]

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

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