Anthony Curran is a Scottish film, television, radio and stage actor. A Sagittarius born on December 13, 1969 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, the red-haired actor is 6 feet 2 inches (1.84 m) tall. He left the south side of Glasgow at the age of 16 and worked as a postman. Curran got his acting skills when he graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He is a fan of Glasgow Celtic Football Club and enjoys golf as a sport. Curran married actress Mai Nguyen in 2012 and they had a daughter the following year. His brother is Paul Curran.
Curran started his television career in 1986 as Archie Campbell in two episodes of “Dramarama”. His acting was recognized in the BBC television series “This Life” in 1997, since then he has also landed roles in TV and films.
In 2002, Curran landed an action role as Sgt. Pete Twamley in the ITV series “Ultimate Force”, a British TV action drama series that eventually aired in over 100 countries.
Another notable part was in 2010 as Vincent van Gogh, in the TV series ‘Doctor Who’, appearing in two episodes, ‘Vincent and the Doctor’ and ‘The Pandorica Opens’.
He also starred in the hit TV series “Hawaii Five-O” as John O’Toole, and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” as Dr. Tyrell Neth, both in 2011.
Being a much sought after TV actor, he starred in the Syfy series as Datak Tarr in “Defiance” in 2014.
In 2016, Curran was a vicious villain in the revival of the 1970s TV miniseries ‘Roots’, a hit novel by Alex Haley, playing the role of Connelly with his striking role playing Kunta Kinte, the African slave.
This miniseries made a big impression on American society when it first aired in 1977, and Curran even met the actor in the original series, Levar Burton who played Kunta Kinte during its 2016 premiere. The TV series drew nearly 140 million viewers.
Also in 2016, he portrayed Callum in episode four of the Netflix original series ‘Crazyhead’. Curran is known for other roles, in the drama thriller “Calibre” (2018) as Logan McClay, and his character Angus Og McDonald Lord of Islay in the Netflix action biography film “Outlaw King” (2018) made him famous, and continued in the Western movie “Deadwood: The Movie” as James Smith.
Aside from its numerous roll on television, he made his movie debut through the movie “Being Human” as Raider in 1994. Curran gained more recognition as a movie actor when he acted as Rodney Skinner in “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” starring the legendary Sean Connery in the lead role, in the 2003 film shot in Prague. He was the power-crazed vampire Markus Corvinus in “Underworld: Evolution” (2006), and winner of the 2006 Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for “Red Road” for playing Clyde, and as Robin Cook in the movie “The Hunt of Tony Blair” (2011).
Curran’s versatility also earned him major roles in some blockbuster films, such as ‘Gladiator’ (2000) as Assassin No. 1. He also starred in ‘Pearl Harbor’ (2001) as Ian, the Royal Air Force fighter pilot in Eagle Squadron. He also starred in the movie “X-Men First Class” (2011) as the Man in Black agent, and in Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” (2013) as Bor.
One of Curran’s best performances was in 2015 in the thriller drama film “Awaiting” as Morris, co-starring Diana Vickers.
He was also the voice behind the video games “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” (2011) as “Boseplate” SAS Major General James McMillan Director of United Kingdom Special Forces, and “Counter Strike” (2012) as SAS Soldier Voice
Curran has a big heart, being a philanthropist, as he regularly participates in New York City’s annual Dressed to Kilt event, which is hosted by the friends of Scotland in honor of Tartan Week. Even in his marriage registry, a portion of the sale went to UNICEF USA as a donation.
Most recently, during the pandemic, he was a supporter of Heros to Heroes for the front liners while in New York.
He won the Evening News National Award in the theater production of “Soldier’s Tale” as the devil at the Riverside Studio. He also won one of the most coveted awards as Best Actor in 2006’s British Independent Film Awards for his role in Andrea Arnold’s “Red Road”, as well as Best Actor in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) for the role of what was reminiscent of his life in the UK.
The “Dr. Who” rerun became trendy on social media, due to his dramatic role as Van Gogh for bringing timely attention to depression and mental health issues with hashtag #TheUltimateGinger on Twitter. You can follow Tony Curran on Instagram @tonycurran, at Twitter.com/TonyCurran69 and beyond www.facebook.com/TonyCurran Officially. Curran has more than 37.4k followers on Twitter.
Now based in Los Angeles, Tony Curran’s net worth is estimated at $5 million as of early 2020, apparently one of the richest actors in the UK.