Tim Curry

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Timothy James Curry (born April 19, 1946) is an English actor and singer. He is known for working in a diverse range of theatre, film, and television, most often portraying villainous characters. Curry rose to prominence with his portrayal of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in Jim Sharman‘s The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), with Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O’Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Peter Hinwood, Meat Loaf, and Charles Gray; reprising the role he had originated in the 1973 London and the 1974 Los Angeles musical stage productions of The Rocky Horror Show.

Curry’s other stage work includes various roles in the original West End production of Hair, Tristan Tzara in the 1975 West End and Broadway productions of Travesties, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the 1980 Broadway production of Amadeus, Alan Swann in the Broadway production of My Favourite Year, and King Arthur in Broadway and West End productions of Spamalot from 2005 to 2007. His theatre accolades include three Tony Award nominations and two Laurence Olivier Award nominations.

Curry received further acclaim for his film and television roles, including Rooster Hannigan in John Huston‘s film adaptation of Annie (1982), with Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Bernadette Peters, Geoffrey Holder, Edward Herrmann and Aileen Quinn; Darkness in Ridley Scott‘s Legend (1985), with Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, David Bennent, Alice Playten, Billy Barty, Cork Hubbert, and Annabelle Lanyon; Wadsworth in Jonathan Lynne’s Clue (1985), with Eileen Brennan, Colleen Camp, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, and Lesley Ann Warren; Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the miniseries It (1990), with Richard Thomas, John Ritter, Annette O’Toole, Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Tim Reid, Richard Masur, Jonathan Brandis, Seth Green, Emily Perkins, Gabe Khouth, Laura Harris, and Chelan Simmons; the Concierge in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), with Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Brenda Fricker and Catherine O’Hara; Cardinal Richelieu in The Three Musketeers (1993), with Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris O’Donnell, Oliver Platt, Rebecca De Mornay, Michael Wincott, Julie Delpy, and Gabrielle Anwar; and Long John Silver in Muppet Treasure Island (1996), with Kevin Bishop.

Other films include Jerzy Skolimowski’s The Shout (1978), with Alan Bates, John Hurt, Susannah York, and Robert Stephens; Alan Moyle’s Time Square (1980), with Trini Alvarado, Robin Johnson, Peter Coffield, Herbert Berghof, David Margulies, and Anna Maria Horsford; The Ploughman’s Lunch (1983), with Jonathan Pryce, Charlie Dore, Rosemary Harris, and Frank Finlay; Pass the Ammo (1988), with Bill Paxton, Annie Potts, and Linda Kozlowski; The Hunt for the Red October (1990), with Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones, and Sam Neill; John Landis‘s Oscar (1991), with Sylvester Stallone, Peter Riegert, Chazz Palminteri, Vincent Spano, Ornella Muti, Marisa Tomei, and Don Ameche; Passed Away (1992), with Bob Hoskins, Blair Brown, Frances McDormand, William Petersen, Pamela Reed, Riegert, Maureen Stapleton, Nancy Travis, and Jack Warden; Loaded Weapon 1 (1993), with Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson, Kathy Ireland, Frank McRae, and William Shatner; Russell Mulcahy’s The Shadow (1994), with Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Ian McKellen, Jonathan Winters, and Peter Boyle; Congo (1995), with Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh, Ernie Hudson, Grant Heslov, and Joe Don Baker; and McHale’s Navy (1997), with Tom Arnold, Debra Messing, Dean Stockwell, Ernest Borgnine, David Allan Grier, Bruce Campbell, and French Stewart.

Films in the 2000s include Four Dogs Playing Poker (2000), with Stacy Edwards, Balthazar Getty, Olivia Williams, and Daniel London; Charlie’s Angels (2000), with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bill Murray, Sam Rockwell, and Kelly Lynch; The Scoundrel’s Wife (2002), with Tatum O’Neal and Julian Sands; Bill Condon’s Kinsey (2004), with Liam Neeson, Linney, Chris O’Donnell, Peter Sarsgaard, Timothy Hutton, John Lithgow, and Platt; Bailey’s Billion$ (2005), with Dean Cain, Laurie Holden, Jennifer Tilly, and Jon Lovitz; The Secret of Moonrace (2008), with Dakota Blue Richards, Ioan Gruffudd, Natascha McElhone, and Juliet Stevenson; and Burke & Hare (2010), with Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher, Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Hynes, and Bill Bailey.

TV films and miniseries include Stephen Frears‘s Three Men in a Boat (1975), with Michael Palin and Stephen Moore; Will Shakespeare (1978), with Ian McShane, Nicholas Clay, Lynette Davies, and Paul Freeman; Clive Donner’s Oliver Twist (1982), with George C. Scott, Eileen Atkins, and Cherie Lunghi; Blue Money (1985), with Debby Bishop and Billy Connolly; The Worst Witch (1986), with Diana Rigg, Charlotte Rae, and Fairuza Balk; Doom Runners (1997), with Dean O’Gorman, Lea Moreno, Nathan Jones, Bradley Pierce, Rebecca Smart, Paul Livingston, Michael Lake, David Whitney, Peter Carroll, and Jon Pollard; Addams Family Reunion (1998), with Daryl Hannah; Jackie’s Back (1999), with Jenifer Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg, and Loretta Devine; Atilla (2001), with Gerard Butler, Powers Boothe, Simmone Mackinnon, Reg Rogers, and Alice Krige; and The Colour of Magic (2008), with David Jason, Sean Astin, and the voice of Christopher Lee.

Curry has also gained acclaim for his voice acting roles, including his Daytime Emmy Award winning performance as Captain Hook on the Fox’s Peter Pan & the Pirates (1990–1991), Hexxus in the film FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992), with Samantha Mathis, Christian Slater, Jonathan Ward, Robin Williams, and Grace Zabriskie; Zimbo on Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1994-1997), King Chicken on Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994-1997), Lord Dragaunus on Might Ducks (1996-1997), Sir Nigel Thornberry on The Wild Thornberrys (1998–2004), and Palpatine on Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2012–2014). As a solo music artist, he has released three studio albums; Read My Lips (1978), Fearless (1979), and Simplicity (1981).

Each review will be linked to the title below.

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) – directed by Jim Sharman
  • Three Men in a Boat (1975) – directed by Stephen Frears – TV movie
  • The Shout (1978) – directed by Jerzy Skolimowski
  • Will Shakespeare (1978) – directed by Mark Cullingham, Robert Knights, & Peter Wood – miniseries
  • Wings of Ash: A Dramatization of the Life of Antonin Artaud (1978) – directed by Marcus Reichert – short
  • Times Square (1980) – directed by Allan Moyle
  • Oliver Twist (1982) – directed by Clive Donner – TV movie
  • Annie (1982) – directed by John Huston
  • The Ploughman’s Lunch (1983) – directed by Richard Eyre
  • Video Stars (1983) – directed by Colin Bucksey – TV movie
  • Blue Money (1985) – directed by Colin Bucksey – TV movie
  • Legend (1985) – directed by Ridley Scott
  • Clue (1985)** – directed by Jonathan Lynn
  • Ligmalion: A Musical for the 80s (1985) – directed by Nigel Finch – TV movie
  • The Worst Witch (1986) – directed by Robert Young – TV movie
  • Pass the Ammo (1988) – directed by David Beaird
  • Abel’s Island (1988) – directed by Michael Sporn – short
  • The Hunt for Red October (1990) – directed by John McTiernan
  • The Marzipan Pig (1990) – directed by Michael Sporn – short
  • It (1990) – directed by Tommy Lee Wallace – miniseries
  • Oscar (1991) – directed by John Landis
  • Big Deals (1991) – directed by Robert Berlinger – TV movie
  • Defenders of Dynatron City (1992) – directed by Chuck Patton – short/TV pilot
  • Ferngully: The Last Rainforest (1992)* – directed by Bill Kroyer
  • Passed Away (1992) – directed by Charlie Peters
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) – directed by Chris Columbus
  • Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) – directed by Gene Quintano
  • The Three Musketeers (1993)* – directed by Stephen Herek
  • The Shadow (1994) – directed by Russell Mulcahy
  • The Pebble and the Penguin (1995) – directed by Don Bluth & Gary Goldman
  • Congo (1995)* – directed by Frank Marshall
  • Muppet Treasure Island (1996) – directed by Brian Henson
  • Lover’s Knot (1996) – directed by Peter Shaner
  • Titanic (1996) – directed by Robert Lieberman – miniseries
  • The Story of Santa Claus (1996) – directed by Toby Bluth – TV movie
  • McHale’s Navy (1997)* – directed by Bryan Spicer
  • Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997) – directed by Andrew Knight – straight to video
  • A Christmas Carol (1997) – directed by Stan Philips – straight to video
  • Doom Runners (1997) – directed by Brendan Mahr – TV movie
  • The Easter Story Keepets (1998) – directed by Jimmy T. Murakami
  • Addams Family Reunion (1998) – Dave Payne – straight to video
  • The Rugrats Movie (1998)* – directed by Igor Kovalov & Norton Virgien
  • The First Snow of Winter (1998) – directed by Graham Ralph – short
  • Jackie’s Back! (1999) – directed by Robert Townsend – TV movie
  • Bartok the Magnificent (1999) – directed by Don Bluth & Gary Goldman – straight to video
  • Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost (1999) – directed by Jim Stenstrum – straight to video
  • Pirates of the Plain (1999) – directed by John R. Cherry III – straight to video
  • The Unbelievables (1999) – directed by Ed Solomon – TV movie
  • Four Dogs Playing Poker (2000) – directed by Paul Rachman – straight to video
  • Sorted (2000) – directed by Alexander Jovy
  • Lion of Oz (2000) – directed by Tim Deacon – straight to video
  • Charlie’s Angels (2000) – directed by McG
  • Rugrats in Paris (2000)* – directed by Stig Bergqvist & Paul Demeyer
  • Atilla (2001) – directed by Dick Lowry – miniseries
  • Scary Movie 2 (2001)* – directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans
  • The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie (2001) – directed by Dean Criswell, Carol Millican, Ron Noble, Joseph Scott – TV movie
  • Wolf Girl (2001) – directed by Thom Fitzgerald – TV movie
  • Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001) – directed by Owen Hurley – straight to video
  • The Scoundrel’s Wife (2002) – directed by Glen Pitre
  • I, Crocodile (2002) – directed by Michael Sporn – short
  • The Cat Returns (2002)** – directed by Hiroyuki Morita – English dub
  • The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)* – directed by Cathy Malkasian & Jeff McGrath
  • Ritual (2002) – directed by Avi Nesher
  • Rugrats Go Wild (2003) – directed by John Eng & Norton Virgien
  • Kinsey (2004) – directed by Bill Condon
  • ¡Mucha Lucha!: The Return of El Maléfico (2005) – directed by Ron Hughart – TV movie
  • Valiant (2005) – directed by Gary Chapman
  • Cecil (2005) – directed by Gabriel Barbaro – short
  • Bailey’s Billion$ (2005) – directed by David Devine
  • Monty Python’s Spamalot (2005) – directed by Richard Stucker – filmed play
  • The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide (2006) – directed by Keith Alcon, Mike Gasaway, Butch Hartman, Keith Bruce, Gary Conrad – TV movie
  • Queer Duck: The Movie (2006) – directed by Xeth Feinberg – straight to video
  • Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties (2006) – directed by Tim Hill & Steven Rimdzius
  • Once Upon a Christmas Village (2007) – directed by Michael Attardi – short
  • The Chosen One (2007) – directed by Chris Lackey
  • Christmas in Wonderland (2007) – directed by James Orr
  • Fly Me to the Moon (2007)* – directed by Ben Strassen
  • The Color of Magic (2008) – directed by Vadim Jean – miniseries
  • The Secret of Moonrace (2008)directed by Gábor Csupó
  • Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King (2008) – directed by Joe Sichta – straight to video
  • Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! (2009) – directed by Norton Virgien – straight to video
  • Barbie and the Three Musketeers (2009) – directed by William Lau – straight to video
  • Alice (2009) – directed by Nick Willing – miniseries
  • Burke & Hare (2010) – directed by John Landis
  • The North Star (2010) – directed by Gary Goldberger, John Lechner, & Peter Reynolds – short
  • The Voyage of Young Doctor Doolittle (2011) – directed by Rinat Gazizov – TV movie
  • Outback (2012) – directed by Kyung Ho Lee
  • Back to the Sea (2012) – directed by Thom Lu
  • Strange Frame: Love & Sex (2012) – directed by G.B. Hajim
  • What About Dick? (2012) – directed by Eric Idle & Aubrey Powell – straight to video
  • Gingerclown (2013) – directed by Balázs Hatvani
  • Axel: The Biggest Little Hero (2013) – directed by Leo Lee
  • Saving Santa (2013) – directed by Leon Joosen & Aaron Seelman
  • Ribbit (2014) – directed by Chuck Powers
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again (2016) – directed by Kenny Ortega – TV movie
  • Long Drive Home (2017) – directed by Michael J. Berwick – short
  • Pennywise: The Story of It (2021) – directed by Christopher Griffiths – himself – documentary