Who is Tony Curran? What is his age?
Born under the sign of Sagittarius on 13 December 1969, in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Tony Curran is a 52-year-old award-winning Caucasian actor, now with American nationality. He’s very well known around the world thanks to having realized over 100 roles – more than most actors in a career. He has had an immense number of successes throughout his frequently lucrative acting career since 1985.
Early life: A story yet untold
Tony was raised alongside his brother Paul Curran in their birthplace. He grew up with a noticeable interest in the dramatic arts, which eventually led him to a full acting education. At a young age, he also became interested in sports, becoming a die-hard fan of Glasgow Celtic football (soccer) club. The actor attended an unspecified high school in his birthplace, from where he matriculated in 1987. He then enrolled into the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, formerly known as the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, in Glasgow, from where he graduated with an unspecified degree in 1991.
Career: The man of many titles
Curran started acting as early as high school, appearing as Dunlop in three episodes of the TV mini-series entitled “Stookie” in 1985. He made his film debut in 1986, portraying Son’s friend in “Shoot for the Sun,” while in the same year he played Jason in an episode of “Dramarama,” which marked his regular TV series debut. He showed up as Archie Campbell in another episode of the same show in 1987, after which his career experienced a five-year hiatus, most of this time being in university, then worked as a postman after graduation.
He returned to the big screen in 1993, playing the roles of Ian and Motorcyclist in two episodes of “Strathblair.” 1994 was his first great year, seeing him in six roles, notably as Spider in “Captives.” He had another nine roles over the next two years, appearing as John in “Nightlife” and Chris Cameron in “Go Now,” among others. In 1997 he played five recurring roles, most importantly that of Lenny in seven episodes of “This Life.” 1998 saw him as Emerson in two episodes of “Touching Evil” and Jimmy Hatcher in five episodes of “Undercover Heart.” He had nine more roles throughout 1999 and 2000, most significantly that of Weath in “The 13th Warrior,” and Assassin #1 in the world-renowned Ridley Scott historical masterpiece entitled “Gladiator.”
The new millennium
Tony entered 2001 with three roles, notably as Ian in “Pearl Harbor,” with Ben Affleck and Kate Beckinsale. A year later, he realized a longer TV series presence for the first time, portraying Cpl/Sgt Pete Twamley in 11 episodes of “Ultimate Force,” through 2003. After playing Rodney in “Flight of the Phoenix” in 2004, Tony realized Hondscioh in “Beowulf and Grendel” in 2005.
In 2006, he got one of his most significant career achievements, in the award-winning lead role of Clyde in Andrea Arnold’s drama mystery thriller entitled “Red Road”.
He played another 13 roles through 2009, including Driver in “Shuttle,” William Reeds in “The Lazarus Project,” and Alex in “Ondine.” 2010 was another important year for the actor, putting another seven appearances under his belt, most famously Stephen in all eight episodes of the historical romantic TV mini-series entitled “The Pillars of the Earth,” which won five awards, including an Emmy. This project caused a significant increase in Tony’s popularity, securing him another 16 appearances in 2011 alone, of which Man In Black Suit Agent in “X-Men: First Class” was by far the most important one. Additionally, he used his voice with various characters in the first-person shooter “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.”
The latest decade
Riding the wave of the previous year, Curran lent his voice to the SAS in “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive,” as well as unnamed characters in “Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.” In 2013 he showed up as Datak Tarr in all 39 episodes of the action sci-fi drama “Defiance,” in which he remained until 2015, marking his longest TV series appearance to date.
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Concurrently, in 2014, besides three other roles, he featured as Gaines in three episodes of the legendary Kurt Sutter TV series entitled “Sons of Anarchy.” After a role in the film “Awaiting” in 2015, Tony realized another five portrayals in 2016, most prominently Callum in six episodes of “Crazyhead.” Two roles and a year later, Curran was seen in three of the four parts he is most famous for: Sgt. Mikey ‘Rad’ Radulovic in seven episodes of “Ray Donovan,” Angus Og Macdonald, Lord of Islay in “Outlaw King,” and award-nominated Logan McClay in “Calibre.”
In 2019, he played James Smith in “Deadwood: The Movie,” which is his fourth most popular performance. He’s had six more roles since then, of which that of Frankie in 10 episodes of “Your Honor” stands out the most. As of mid-2022, he is busy playing John Wentworth in “The Missing,” which is still in pre-production, and is his 119th role.
Tony has had six nominations thus far, three of which he won. His first and most important was the 2006 BAFTA Scotland Award in the Best Actor in a Scottish Film category, for his performance in “Calibre.” In the same year, he won the British Independent Film Award in the Best Actor category for his portrayal of Clyde in “Red Road.” Lastly, Curran won the Festival Prize in the Best Actor category in 2015 for playing Morris in “Awaiting.”
Love life: Who is his wife Mai Nguyen?
Curran met actress Mai Nguyen at a Hollywood party in 2008. The couple dated for over two years before announcing their engagement in February 2011, and married in a lavish ceremony at Terranea Resort in Los Angeles, California, on 19 August 2012, with Hollywood legends such as Sir Sean Connery and Gerard Butler on the invitee list. Their honeymoon was spent in Italy, across Venice and Rome. They have since had a daughter, born in September 2013. They supposedly live in Los Angeles, and there’s been no controversy surrounding the two.
What is Tony Curran’s net worth?
As of mid-2022 most credible sources approximate Tony Curran’s amassed wealth at over $3 million, obtained thanks to almost 120 credited roles across more than 35 years in the entertainment industry.
Body measurements: What is his height?
Tony Curran is 6ft (183cms) tall, and weighs 165lbs (75kgs) as of August 2022. He has an average build, with dark blue eyes, ginger hair and a fair complexion.