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Tim Curry is an actor and musician whose works have covered various media like theatre, television and films

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BirthdayApril 19, 1946
NationalityBritish
FamousUniversity Of Birmingham, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Singers
SiblingsJudy Curry
Known asTimothy James Curry
Universities
  • University Of Birmingham
Notable Alumnis
  • University Of Birmingham
Birth PlaceGrappenhall, Cheshire, England
Height175
GenderMale
FatherJames
MotherPatricia
Net Worth$14 million as of Apr 18,2017
Sun SignAries
Born inGrappenhall, Cheshire, England

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Who is Tim Curry?

Timothy James “Tim” Curry is an English actor and musician who has worked in theatre, television and films. He is best known for portraying Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the cult film, ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’, a role he had already been portraying in the stage productions on which the film had been based. Due to his intense eyes, facial hair and expressions which he can contour to menacing effects, he often finds himself a likely choice to play villainous roles. Even as a student he had decided to pursue acting as a career and studied English and drama at the University of Birmingham. He began his acting career as a theatre artist and landed his first big role in the musical ‘Hair’. He was chosen to play Dr. Frank N. Furter in the stage production ‘The Rocky Horror Show’, and he brought to life the wicked and cruel mad scientist. This made him a much sought after stage artist and a cult star. He played the famous dadaist Tristan Tzara in the stage production ‘Travesties’ which won him rave reviews. Soon he forayed into films and reprised his role of the villain in the movie ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ further establishing his reputation as a talented actor.

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Childhood & Early Life

He was born to James and his wife Patricia. His father worked with the Royal Navy while his mother was a school secretary.

He attended Lymm High School till 1958, the year his father died. After this he was sent to a boarding school, the Kingswood School.

He loved singing as a child and developed a soprano treble. He had decided to become an actor and studied English and Drama at the University of Birmingham.

Career

He began his acting career as a stage artist. His first big role was as Woof in the musical ‘Hair’ in 1968. At the sets of the play, he met Richard O’Brien who wrote the role of Dr. Frank N. Furter in ‘The Rocky Horror Show’.

In 1973, he played for the first time the role that would become synonymous with his name: Dr. Frank N. Furter. The wild haired Curry effortlessly fit into the role of the cruel and evil mad scientist and hyper sexualized transvestite in the stage production of ‘The Rocky Horror Show’.

He reprised the role of Dr. Frank in the film version of the Broadway play, ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ in 1975. His performance as the crazy villain was highly appreciated and overnight he became a cult star.

In 1978, he played Robert Graves in the horror film, ‘The Shout’ which revolved around a mysterious traveling man who stalks a young couple. This was followed by a role in the 1980 film ‘Times Square’ which was about two teenage runaways.

He starred along with Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, and David Bennent in the fantasy adventure film, ‘Legend’ in 1985. The director, Ridley Scott cast Curry in the role after being impressed by his performance in ‘The Rocky Horror Show’. The movie became a cult classic.

By now he had been typecast as a villainous character. He portrayed the sadistic clown, Pennywise in the horror miniseries ‘It’ (1991) which was based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name.

He played Long John Silver, a deceptively charming pirate in the musical adventure comedy, ‘Muppet Treasure Island’ in 1996. The film was based on the book, ‘Treasure Island’ and also had Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders and Kevin Bishop.

In ‘Pirates of the Plain’ (1999) he played a self-centered pirate, Jezebel Jack who gets transported to the future where he meets a boy, Bobby. It was an independent family adventure film, shot in Cape Town, South Africa.

He portrayed Thurman Rice in the 2004 biographical drama film, ‘Kinsey’ which described the life of Alfred Kinsey, an expert in sexology. The movie was a critical success.

He played Percy in the film ‘Queer Duck’ (2006) which had homosexuality as its major theme. The film had extreme pop culture references and earned good reviews from the critics.

In 2010, he appeared in the black comedy film ‘Burke & Hare’ which was based on the Burke & Hare murders. The same year he also lent his voice to the movies ‘Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!’ and ‘A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures’.

As a musician he has worked on various soundtrack records. He also released a couple of albums which were a moderate success. He is also a voice actor and has lent his voice to several films.

Major Works

He is best known for portraying the villainous character, Dr. Frank N. Furter in the Broadway production as well as the film version of ‘The Rocky Horror Show’. The role launched his film career and became his signature performance.

Awards & Achievements

He won the Royal Variety Club Award for Stage Actor of the Year for his performance in the opera ‘Pirates of the Penzance’ in 1982.

In 1991, he won the Daytime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series’ for ‘Peter Pan and the Pirates’.

Personal Life & legacy

He has never been married and does not have any children.

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Tim Curry biography timelines

  • // 19th Apr 1946
    He was born to James and his wife Patricia. His father worked with the Royal Navy while his mother was a school secretary.
  • // 1958
    He attended Lymm High School till 1958, the year his father died. After this he was sent to a boarding school, the Kingswood School.
  • // 1968
    He began his acting career as a stage artist. His first big role was as Woof in the musical ‘Hair’ in 1968. At the sets of the play, he met Richard O’Brien who wrote the role of Dr. Frank N. Furter in ‘The Rocky Horror Show’.
  • // 1973
    In 1973, he played for the first time the role that would become synonymous with his name: Dr. Frank N. Furter. The wild haired Curry effortlessly fit into the role of the cruel and evil mad scientist and hyper sexualized transvestite in the stage production of ‘The Rocky Horror Show’.
  • // 1975
    He reprised the role of Dr. Frank in the film version of the Broadway play, ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ in 1975. His performance as the crazy villain was highly appreciated and overnight he became a cult star.
  • // 1978 To 1980
    In 1978, he played Robert Graves in the horror film, ‘The Shout’ which revolved around a mysterious traveling man who stalks a young couple. This was followed by a role in the 1980 film ‘Times Square’ which was about two teenage runaways.
  • // 1982
    He won the Royal Variety Club Award for Stage Actor of the Year for his performance in the opera ‘Pirates of the Penzance’ in 1982.
  • // 1985
    He starred along with Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, and David Bennent in the fantasy adventure film, ‘Legend’ in 1985. The director, Ridley Scott cast Curry in the role after being impressed by his performance in ‘The Rocky Horror Show’. The movie became a cult classic.
  • // 1991
    By now he had been typecast as a villainous character. He portrayed the sadistic clown, Pennywise in the horror miniseries ‘It’ (1991) which was based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name.
  • // 1991
    In 1991, he won the Daytime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series’ for ‘Peter Pan and the Pirates’.
  • // 1996
    He played Long John Silver, a deceptively charming pirate in the musical adventure comedy, ‘Muppet Treasure Island’ in 1996. The film was based on the book, ‘Treasure Island’ and also had Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders and Kevin Bishop.
  • // 1999
    In ‘Pirates of the Plain’ (1999) he played a self-centered pirate, Jezebel Jack who gets transported to the future where he meets a boy, Bobby. It was an independent family adventure film, shot in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • // 2004
    He portrayed Thurman Rice in the 2004 biographical drama film, ‘Kinsey’ which described the life of Alfred Kinsey, an expert in sexology. The movie was a critical success.
  • // 2006
    He played Percy in the film ‘Queer Duck’ (2006) which had homosexuality as its major theme. The film had extreme pop culture references and earned good reviews from the critics.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, he appeared in the black comedy film ‘Burke & Hare’ which was based on the Burke & Hare murders. The same year he also lent his voice to the movies ‘Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!’ and ‘A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures’.

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Tim Curry's FAQ

  • What is Tim Curry birthday?

    Tim Curry was born at 1946-04-19

  • Where is Tim Curry's birth place?

    Tim Curry was born in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England

  • What is Tim Curry nationalities?

    Tim Curry's nationalities is British

  • Who is Tim Curry siblings?

    Tim Curry's siblings is Judy Curry

  • What was Tim Curry universities?

    Tim Curry studied at University Of Birmingham

  • What was Tim Curry notable alumnis?

    Tim Curry's notable alumnis is University Of Birmingham

  • How tall is Tim Curry?

    Tim Curry's height is 175

  • Who is Tim Curry's father?

    Tim Curry's father is James

  • Who is Tim Curry's mother?

    Tim Curry's mother is Patricia

  • What is Tim Curry's sun sign?

    Tim Curry is Aries