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Curry 2005 in New York City
||Timothy James Curry
19 April 1946
Grappenhall, Warrington, England, UK
||Actor, singer, composer
||1968 – present
Curry's father, James, was a Methodist
chaplain in the Royal Navy
, and his mother, Patricia, was a school secretary. .^ The ones who look like they were conceived, brought up and schooled in bars.
He attended Kingswood School
. As a child, he developed into a talented boy soprano
Deciding to concentrate on acting, Curry graduated from Birmingham University
with a combined degree in English and drama.
Curry's first full-time role was as part of the original London cast of the musical Hair
in 1968, where he first met Richard O'Brien
who went on to write Curry's next full-time role, that of Dr. Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Show
.^ She dressed him in local clothes made especially for Tet and they're both holding a plastic baby with a picture of the inside of a pretty house as a backdrop.
He continued to play the character in London, Los Angeles
and New York
.^ Labels: Masaman Curry Masaman Curry - Chapter 11 I have many keys, but most of the locks are gone.
^ It came out later that he paid many of her bills through the years.
.^ With the Masaman Curry book I've been getting a little lost, so all comments about what's good, and even more, about what's bad would be gladly received.
.^ There's more red in the water and less in me and still so much and so much many green.
^ I told so many stories about falling, accidents, scrapes, and now was I clumsy?
.^ I dont think it will be as good as the original but as long as Tim Curry plays Pennywise it has potential.
- Perez Hilton: Amazing! It: The Movie 22 January 2010 17:16 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
^ With the Masaman Curry book I've been getting a little lost, so all comments about what's good, and even more, about what's bad would be gladly received.
In the mid 1980s, Curry performed in The Rivals
(Bob Acres 1983) and in several plays with the Royal National Theatre
of Great Britain
, including the Threepenny Opera
(MacHeath 1986), Dalliance
(Theodore 1986), and Love For Love
(Tattle 1985). In 1987/1988, Curry did the national tour of Me and My Girl
as the lead role of 'Bill Snibson', a role originated on Broadway by Robert Lindsay
and followed by Jim Dale
. In 1989/90, Tim Curry returned once again to the New York stage in The Art of Success
. In 1993, Curry played Alan Swann in the Broadway musical
version of My Favorite Year
, earning him his second Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical.
Films and television
Curry's television and film credits are long and varied. A partial list of roles:
- "Madman" in a telefilm of John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi (1972)
- Glen in Schmoedipus, a BBC Play for Today TV episode written by Dennis Potter and directed by Barry Davis (1974)
- Dr. Frank N. Furter The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
- Jerome K. Jerome in the BBC's TV movie Three Men in a Boat (1975)
- Has-been rock star Stevie Streeter in Rock Follies of '77 (1977)
- William Shakespeare in a 6-hour British TV series Will Shakespeare directed by Mark Cullingham, Robert Knights, Peter Wood (1977)
- Disc jockey Johnny LaGuardia in Times Square (1980)
- Guest host of Saturday Night Live (1981); In one sketch, Curry and Meat Loaf ran a "Rocky Horror" memorabilia store.
- Larry Gormley in LWT's TV comedy Blue Money (1982)
- Rooster Hannigan in the musical Annie (1982)
- Lord of Darkness in the film Legend (1985)
- Wadsworth in the film Clue (1985)
- The Grand Wizard in The Worst Witch (1986)
- Pentecostal televangelist in Pass the Ammo (1988)
- Rapacious record producer Winston Newquay in Wiseguy (1989)
- Prince Charles (voice) in episode 27 - "Europe in 30 Minutes" of Tiny Toon Adventures (1990)
- The Prosecutor in Roger Waters' 1990 Performance of The Wall Live in Berlin (1990)
- Pennywise in Stephen King's It (1990)
- Dr. Petrov in The Hunt for Red October (1990)
- MAL in Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990-1996)
- Dr. Thornton Poole the elocutionist in the film Oscar (1991)
- The Plaza Hotel concierge, Mr. Hector, in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
- Mr. Jigsaw in the film Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
- Roger in 2 episodes of Roseanne (1993)
- Cardinal Richelieu in Disney's The Three Musketeers (1993)
- Pa, Ma, and Winoma Breckrenger in Death of Some Salesman from Tales from the Crypt (1993)
- Corrupt scientist Farley Claymore in The Shadow (1994)
- Gaal in Earth 2 (1994)
- Herkermer Homolka, Romanian philanthropist in Congo (1995) - Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
- Long John Silver in Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
- Simon Doonan in the Titanic miniseries (1996)
- Major Vladikov in McHale's Navy (1997)
- Dr. Kao in Doom Runners (1997)
- "Poet Man" in Lexx (1997) in the episode "Supernova"
- Simon Ferguson in Over the Top (1997)
- Gomez Addams in Addams Family Reunion (1998)
- "The Sorcerer" (voice only) in The Net (1998-1999)
- "Jezebel Jack" in Pirates of the Plain (1999) from the creators of Ernest.
- "Edward Whatsett St. John" in Jackie's Back! (1999)
- Roger Corwin in Charlie's Angels (2000)
- Felix in Four Dogs Playing Poker (2000)
- Captain Fitzgerald in Lion of Oz (2000)
- Damien Kemp in Sorted (2000)
- Eastern Roman Emperor Theodosius II in Attila (2001)
- Professor Oldman in Scary Movie 2 (2001)
- Harley Dune in Wolf Girl (sometimes listed as Blood Moon (2001)
- Vet Matthew Hope in Ritual from the Tales from the Crypt (2001)
- Priest in The Scoundrel's Wife aka Home Front (2002)
- Dale 'The Whale' Biederbeck in the Mr. Monk Goes to Jail episode of the Monk (TV series) (2004)
- Thurman Rice in Kinsey (2004)
- Marion Finster in Will & Grace (2004)
- Caspar Pennington in "Bailey's Billion" (2005)
- Nigel St. Nigel in Psych second season episode "American Duos" (2007)
- Coeur De Noir in The Secret of Moonacre (2008)
- Trymon in Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic (2008)
- Lord Greville Boynton in Agatha Christie's Poirot: Appointment with Death (2008)
- Dodo in Alice (2009)
- Marion Finster, Lyle Finster's (John Cleese) brother in an episode of Will & Grace
- Dr. Monroe in Burke and Hare (2010)
From the early 1990s onward, Curry has also become known as a highly-acclaimed voice artist
. Notable roles include:
Curry was cast as the Joker
in Warner Brothers
' Batman: The Animated Series
, and even recorded several episodes worth of dialogue. At the 1993 San Diego
Comic-Con, Bruce Timm
told a panel audience that Curry could not maintain the Joker voice for long, and would violently cough between takes, so he was replaced by Mark Hamill
Aside from his performances on various soundtrack records, Curry has had some success as a solo musical artist. In 1976, he recorded a 9-song album for Lou Adler
's Ode Records which was unreleased in its entirely until February 2010, when it was made available as a legal download (4 tracks from these sessions had been released on a 1990 Rocky Horror
box set). In 1978, A&M Records
released Curry's debut solo album, Read My Lips
. The album featured an eclectic range of songs (mostly covers
) performed in diverse genre. Highlights of the album are a reggae
version of the Beatles
song "I Will
", a rendition of "Wake Nicodemus" with full bagpipe backing, and an original bar-room ballad, "Alan".
The following year, Curry released his second and most successful album, Fearless
. The LP
was more rock-oriented than Read My Lips
and mostly featured original songs rather than cover versions. The record included Curry's only US charting songs: "I Do the Rock" and "Paradise Garage".
Curry's third and final album, Simplicity
, was released in 1981, again by A&M Records. This record, which did not sell as well as the previous offerings, combined both original songs and cover versions.
In 1989, A&M released The Best of Tim Curry
on CD and cassette, featuring songs from his albums (including a live version of "Alan") and a previously unreleased song, a live cover version of Bob Dylan
's "Simple Twist of Fate".
Curry toured America with his band through the late 1970s and the first half of the 1980s. He also performed in Roger Waters
' (of Pink Floyd
fame) 1990 production of The Wall
in Berlin, as the prosecutor. Curry's voice also appeared on The Clash's Sandinista!
, on the track "Sound of Sinners".
The writing, production and musician roster for Curry's solo albums included an impressive list of collaborators, including Bob Ezrin
and David Sanborn
Real estate career
Apart from his notable successes as an actor, Curry has also developed several properties in the city of Los Angeles. Among these is a 1926 Mediterranean Italianate Revival estate located on Nottingham Avenue just below Griffith Park Observatory
in the neighborhood of Los Feliz
Awards and nominations
- ^ "Tim Curry Biography (1946-)". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/35/Tim-Curry.html. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
- ^ Mervyn Rothstein, "Tim Curry Plunges Ahead Into the Past, Part IV", New York Times, 24 January 1990
- ^ Harding, James (1987). The Rocky Horror Show Book. London: Sidgwick & Jackson. page 45
- ^ "Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic :: Sky One". Web.archive.org. 2008-01-18. http://web.archive.org/web/20080118092709/http://www.skyoneonline.co.uk/tcom/tim_curry.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
- ^ a b c Mark Brown (2006-10-20). "'We were all going to join this street theatre troupe. Tim got a job in Hair the next day. All he had to do was sing'". The Guardian. http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1927272,00.html. Retrieved 2008-03-26.
- ^ Landis Heads to the Streets of Edinburgh for 'Burke & Hare'
- ^ McWhertor, Michael (2009-06-15). "Tim Schafer Explains Why Dio's Out Of Brütal Legend, Tim Curry's In — ronnie james dio". Kotaku. http://kotaku.com/5291718/tim-schafer-explains-why-dios-out-of-brutal-legend-tim-currys-in. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
- ^ 27 augustus 2009. "Dragon Age: Origins — VO Talent". YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTAJn4H3FBA. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
- ^ Los Angeles Times. May 7, 2006. Ruth Ryon. "An Eye for Crowning Touches", Real Estate Section.