Facts about Tim Curry

Tim Curry is 75 years old
Born: April 19, 1946
Birthplace: Grappenhall, England
Best known as: Dr. Frank N. Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show

     

     

Tim Curry Biography

Early in his screen career, Tim Curry played Frank N. Furter in the 1975 cult movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Because of that movie’s staying power, Curry continues to be best known for the role, in spite of decades of steady work on stage and screen.

Curry began on the stage and stayed in theater his entire career, with gaps for making movies and TV shows, all while working as a very busy voice actor.

He often played villains, including in the movies The Hunt For Red October (1990, with Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin),  The Three Musketeers (1993) and Ridley Scott‘s Legend (1985, starring Tom Cruise).

Curry also had a flair for comedy, as the movies Clue (1985) and Muppet Treasure Island (1996) and the stage production of Eric Idle‘s Spamalot  (2004-07).

Curry had a distinctive voice and released pop records and voiced hundreds of cartoons during his career, most notably Nigel Thornberry in The Wild Thornberrys (1998-2004).

Extra credit

From March-December of 2005, he played King Arthur on Broadway in the Monty Python-inspired spoof Spamalot.


     

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