Tim Curry

Tim Curry

Timothy James Curry (born 19 April 1946) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, and singer. He is known for his work in a diverse range of theatre, film, and television productions, often portraying villainous roles or character parts. Curry rose to prominence with his portrayal of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), reprising the role he had originated in the 1973 London and 1974 Los Angeles stage productions of The Rocky Horror Show.

His other stage work includes various roles in the original West End production of HairWolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the 1980 Broadway production of Amadeus, the Pirate King in the 1982 West End production of The Pirates of Penzance, 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.

Curry received further acclaim for his film and television roles, including as Rooster Hannigan in the film adaptation of Annie (1982), as Darkness in the fantasy film Legend (1985), as Wadsworth in the mystery comedy filmClue (1985), as Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the horror miniseries It (1990) and Long John Silver in Muppet Treasure Island (1996).

Curry has also gained acclaim as a voice actor. His roles in animation include Captain Hook on the FOX series Peter Pan & the Pirates (1990–1991), Hexxus in the fantasy film FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992), Nigel Thornberry on the Nickelodeon series The Wild Thornberrys (1998–2004) and Palpatine on Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2012–2014).

Awards and nominations

Year Title Award Category Result
1975 The Rocky Horror Show Drama Desk Award Best Actor in a Musical Nominated
1981 Amadeus Best Actor in a Play Nominated
Tony Award Best Actor in a Play Nominated
1982 The Pirates of Penzance Royal Variety Club Award Stage Actor of the Year Won
Laurence Olivier Award Best Actor in a Musical Nominated
1991 Peter Pan and the Pirates Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series Won
1993 My Favorite Year Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical Nominated
Passed Away American Comedy Award Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated
1994 Tales from the Crypt Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1995 CableACE Award Best Actor in a Dramatic Series Nominated
Mighty Max Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Nominated
1996 Congo Razzie Award Worst Supporting Actor Nominated
1998 Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Annie Award Voice Acting in a Feature Production Nominated
2002 The Bad Beginning Grammy Award Best Spoken Word Album for Children Nominated
2005 Spamalot Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Actor in a Musical Nominated
Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical Nominated
2007 Laurence Olivier Award Best Actor in a Musical Nominated
Whatsonstage.com Award Best Actor in a Musical Won
2010 Brütal Legend NAVGTR Award Supporting Performance in a Comedy Nominated
Dragon Age: Origins Supporting Performance in a Drama Nominated
2015 N/A Actors Fund of America Artistic Achievement Award N/A Awarded

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