36 Facts About Tim Curry


Timothy James Curry was born on 19 April 1946 and is an English actor and singer.


Tim Curry played Dr Frank-N-Furter in the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, reprising the role he had originated in the 1973 London and 1974 Los Angeles musical stage productions of The Rocky Horror Show.


Tim Curry received further acclaim for his film and television roles, including Rooster Hannigan in the film adaptation of Annie, Darkness in Legend, Wadsworth in Clue, Pennywise in the miniseries It, the Concierge in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Cardinal Richelieu in The Three Musketeers, and Long John Silver in Muppet Treasure Island.


Timothy James Curry was born on 19 April 1946 in Grappenhall, Cheshire, the son of school secretary Patricia and Royal Navy chaplain James Curry.


Tim Curry's father died of pneumonia in 1958, when Curry was 12 years old.


Tim Curry's elder sister, Judith, was a concert pianist who died of a brain tumour in 2001.


Originally, Tim Curry rehearsed the character with a German accent and peroxide blond hair, and later, with an American accent.


Tim Curry originally thought the character was merely a laboratory doctor dressed in a white lab coat.


Tim Curry continued to play the character in London, Los Angeles, and New York City until 1975.


In 2016, Tim Curry played The Criminologist in the television film remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.


Shortly after the end of Rocky Horrors run on Broadway, Tim Curry returned to the stage with Tom Stoppard's Travesties, which ran in London and New York from 1975 to 1976.


In 1981, Tim Curry formed part of the original cast in the Broadway show Amadeus, playing the title character, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.


Tim Curry was nominated for his first Tony Award for this role but lost out to his co-star Ian McKellen, who played Antonio Salieri.


In 1982, Tim Curry took the part of the Pirate King in the Drury Lane production of Joe Papp's version of The Pirates of Penzance opposite George Cole, earning enthusiastic reviews.


In 2004, Tim Curry began his role of King Arthur in Spamalot in Chicago.


Tim Curry's performance brought him a third Tony nomination, again for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.


Tim Curry reprised this role at the Palace Theatre in London's West End, where Spamalot opened on 16 October 2006.


Tim Curry was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award as the Best Actor in a Musical for the role, and won the Theatregoers' Choice Award as Best Actor in a Musical.


From May to August 2011, Tim Curry was scheduled to portray the Player in a Trevor Nunn stage production of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Chichester Festival Theatre and then in London.


Tim Curry had originally appeared in the play back in 2007 when it was still a work in progress.


In 1985, Tim Curry starred in the fantasy film Legend as The Lord of Darkness.


Tim Curry starred in the 1998 direct-to-video film Addams Family Reunion playing the role of Gomez Addams.


Tim Curry went on to play Thurman Rice, a supporting role in the biographical film Kinsey.


In later years, Tim Curry has mostly performed voice roles for animated films and television series.


Tim Curry started his career with small roles in television series, such as Eugene in Napoleon and Love, and guest roles in Armchair Theatre and Play for Today including as 'Glen' in Dennis Potter's "Schmoedipus".


Tim Curry appeared in the "Dead Dog Records" storyline of the television series crime drama Wiseguy, as Winston Newquay.


Tim Curry had recurring roles on the short-lived science fiction television series Earth 2 and the sitcom Rude Awakening.


Tim Curry performed in many television films and miniseries, including Three Men in a Boat, the titular role in Will Shakespeare, playing the role of Bill Sikes in a television adaptation of Oliver Twist, Blue Money, The Worst Witch, Titanic, Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic, Alice, Jackie's Back, Return to Cranford, and many more.


Tim Curry has appeared in many animated television series and films, starting with the performance of the Serpent in The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible.


Tim Curry has lent his voice to numerous video games, such as playing the titular character in Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers and Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned, Toonstruck, Sacrifice, Brutal Legend and Dragon Age: Origins.


Tim Curry has done voice over for various advertisements for products and companies such as Smirnoff, Cravendale and Paramount Network.


Tim Curry has mentioned that his musical influences included jazz vocalists such as Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong and he idolised the Beatles and the Rolling Stones as a teenager.


Still, it was the only Tim Curry recording to hit the charts in Canada, reaching No 45 on the album chart.


Tim Curry toured North America and some European countries with his band between 1978 and 1980.


Tim Curry has used a wheelchair since having a major stroke in July 2012.


In October 2020, Tim Curry reprised his role as Dr Frank-N-Furter in a live table reading of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in support of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin to raise funds for Joe Biden's presidential campaign.