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Tim Curry Movies And Shows List: 10 Most Memorable Roles Of His Career

Tim Curry Movies And Shows List: 10 Most Memorable Roles Of His Career

Timothy James Curry (born April 19, 1946) is an actor and singer from England. He came to fame as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, repeating the character he played in the 1973 London and 1974 Los Angeles musical theater versions of The Rocky Horror Show.

Anita Barnes
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Oct 09, 2021

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Timothy James Curry (born April 19, 1946) is an actor and singer from England. He came to fame as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, repeating the character he played in the 1973 London and 1974 Los Angeles musical theater versions of The Rocky Horror Show.

Other stage credits include 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 the Broadway and West End productions of Spamalot from 2005 to 2007. Three Tony Award nominations and two Laurence Olivier Award nominations are among his theatrical achievements.

Curry's film and television roles included Rooster Hannigan in the 1982 film adaptation of Annie, Darkness in Legend (1985), Wadsworth in Clue (1985), Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the 1990 miniseries It, the Concierge in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), Cardinal Richelieu in The Three Musketeers (1993), and Long John Silver in Muppet Treasure Island (1996). He's also known for his voice acting roles, including Captain Hook on Peter Pan & the Pirates (1990–1991), Hexxus in FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992), Sir Nigel Thornberry on The Wild Thornberrys (1998–2004), and Palpatine on Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2012–2014), for which he won a Daytime Emmy Award.

Curry has three rock-oriented studio albums under his belt: Read My Lips (1978), Fearless (1979), and Simplicity (1980). (1981). " Timothy James Curry was born on April 19, 1946, in Grappenhall, Cheshire, to Patricia Curry, a school secretary, and James Curry, a Royal Navy chaplain. Curry's father died of illness when he was 12 years old in 1958. Judith, his older sister, was a concert pianist who died in 2001 from a brain tumor. Curry grew up in Plymouth for most of his life. His family relocated to South London after his father's death, where he attended boarding school before entering Kingswood School in Bath, Somerset. He grew into a gifted young soprano (treble). In 1968, he graduated from the University of Birmingham with a joint BA in English and theatre, deciding to focus on acting.

Curry returned to the stage shortly after Rocky Horror's Broadway run ended with Tom Stoppard's Travesties, which played in London and New York from 1975 to 1976. Travesties was a smashing success on Broadway. It was nominated for two Tony Awards (Best Actor for John Wood and Best Comedy), as well as the New York Drama Critics Circle Award (Best Play), and Curry's portrayal of renowned dadaist Tristan Tzara got positive reviews.

Curry was a member of the original cast of the Broadway musical Amadeus in 1981, portraying Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the main character. For this performance, he was nominated for his first Tony Award (Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play), but his co-star Ian McKellen, who portrayed Antonio Salieri, won. Curry played the Pirate King alongside George Cole in the Drury Lane production of Joe Papp's rendition of The Pirates of Penzance in 1982, receiving rave reviews.

Curry appeared in The Rivals and a number of other plays with the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain in the mid-1980s, including The Threepenny Opera, Dalliance, and Love For Love. Curry played Bill Snibson on the national tour of Me and My Girl in 1988, a part established on Broadway by Robert Lindsay and followed by Jim Dale. Tim Curry returned to the New York stage in 1989-90 with The Art of Success. Curry received his second Tony Award nomination in 1993 for his performance as Alan Swann in the Broadway musical adaptation of My Favourite Year, for which he was nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. Curry portrayed Scrooge in the musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden in 2001.

Curry debuted as King Arthur in Spamalot in Chicago in 2004. The play, based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail, was written by Monty Python member Eric Idle and premiered on Broadway in February 2005. In the first 24 hours, it sold almost $1 million in tickets. He received a third Tony nomination for his work, this time for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. Curry reprised his role in Spamalot, which premiered on October 16, 2006, at the Palace Theatre in London's West End. On January 6, 2007, he gave his last performance. He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for the part, and he also won the Theatregoers' Choice Award for Best Actor in a Musical (with 39 percent of almost 12,000 theatergoers voting).

Curry's film and television roles included Rooster Hannigan in the 1982 film adaptation of Annie, Darkness in Legend (1985), Wadsworth in Clue (1985), Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the 1990 miniseries It, the Concierge in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), Cardinal Richelieu in The Three Musketeers (1993), and Long John Silver in Muppet Treasure Island (1996). He's also known for his voice acting roles, including Captain Hook on Peter Pan & the Pirates (1990–1991), Hexxus in FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992), Sir Nigel Thornberry on The Wild Thornberrys (1998–2004), and Palpatine on Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2012–2014), for which he won a Daytime Emmy Award.

The Worst Witch

It would be impolite not to mention Curry's cameo in The Worst Witch now that it's that time of year. On Halloween, anything may happen, but has anybody seen his tambourine.

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Lord Of Darkness-legend

A word of caution: nightmare fuel is about to commence! Curry is almost unrecognizable beneath the layers of prosthetics and make-up in Ridley Scott's fantasy epic Legend, so it's a testimony to his abilities that his performance still manages to come through despite all of that.

Curry spent five and a half hours putting the outfit on and a long time taking it off. Curry allegedly became so claustrophobic while wearing the outfit that he hurried to remove it, tearing off some flesh in the process! This alarmed Ridley Scott, who devised a plan to help the rest of the cast feel more at ease during filming.

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Nigel Thornberry-The Wild Thornberrys

The patriarch of the Wild Thornberry family, Sir Nigel Archibald Thornberry, has dedicated his life to his passion for animals and nature.

Nigel Thornberry is the presenter of Nigel Thornberry's Wild World, and despite his outward appearances, Nigel is a hero who has saved his family from many dangerous circumstances thanks to his flying abilities and survival knowledge. He's even received a knighthood from the queen for his courage!

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Wadsworth-Clue

The clue is a comedic murder mystery whodunnit based on the famous board game. After Director Jonathan Lynn's original choices of Leonard Rossiter and Rowan Atkinson were rejected for being unknown to American audiences (Atkinson would later find success stateside as Mr. Bean), the studio wanted John Cleese to play the butler, but thankfully, Lynn went out of his way to ask teenage friend Curry to play Wadsworth instead.

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Rooster-Annie

Mrs. Hannigan's brother doesn't appear in Annie until much later in the film, but when he does, he steals the show. Why? That's because he's Tim Curry! Rooster concocts a devious plan to impersonate Annie's long-lost father in order to extract money from bald millionaire Daddy Warbucks.

His portrayal of Easy Street reminds us of how he rose to prominence on Broadway. Curry claims he based his portrayal of the character on a stagehand he met while working on a Broadway production.

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The Concierge-Home Alone 2

Curry, who plays the suspicious concierge in Home Alone 2, is depicted as a nasty guy, yet he is rightly skeptical when Kevin Macalister conns his way into a suite at the fancy Plaza Hotel.

Curry's pitch-perfect wicked grin fading into that of the cartoon Grinch is arguably the role's highlight. By the way, the character's name is Mr. Hector, despite the fact that it is never stated in the movie.

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Herkermer Holkoma Congo

The next item on the list is also about animals. Regrettably, Congo isn't a very excellent film, but it's almost as if Curry is aware of this.

Herkerma Holkoma is just Tim Curry having a good time, and it shows in every scene with him, making him completely entertaining despite the fact that nothing else in this monkey movie is.

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Pennywise-It

People had an unreasonable dread of drain pipes and clowns 27 years before the 2017 adaptation of Steven King's famous book, and a lot of it was due to Tim Curry's Pennywise. Curry was apparently so invested in the part that, according to the DVD commentary, he was scared out the rest of the cast and crew, including himself, even between takes!

Curry is said to suffer from Clourophobia, and has to avoid mirrors and reflecting surfaces when applying make-up as a result! Tony Dakota, one of the co-stars, had said, "Tim, you're frightening me." Curry replied, "Gee, I'm sorry, but that's exactly what I'm supposed to be doing." You're also meant to feel terrified."

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Long John Silver-muppets' Treasure Island

When the rest of your ensemble is as colorful and energetic as The Muppets, it's not easy to hold your own, but Tim Curry does it once again by being the great performer that he is.

It's almost a pity that Curry's Long John Silver wasn't utilized in a more traditional, direct adaptation, but people seem to like this rendition, even if it isn't as well regarded as the Muppets' Christmas Carol, so that's the most important thing!

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Dr. Frank-n-furter - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The story of newly engaged Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, who get lost and have a flat tire on a chilly and wet late November day, is told by a criminologist. The pair goes to a neighboring castle in search of a phone, when they come upon a gathering of odd and bizarre individuals attending an Annual Transylvanian Convention.

Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a self-described "lovely transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania," quickly draws them into his world. Riff Raff's slaves, his sister Magenta, and a groupie called Columbia are among the convention's participants.

Frank claims to have found the "key to life itself" in his laboratory. Rocky, his invention, comes to life. Eddie (an ex-delivery boy, both Frank's ex-lover and Columbia's present companion, as well as a partial brain donor to Rocky) rides out of a deep freeze on a motorbike, interrupting the celebration.

Eddie then proceeds to woo Columbia, entice Brad and Janet, and get the Transylvanians dancing and singing. As Columbia screams in terror, a jealous Frank joyfully murders Eddie with a pickaxe as Rocky begins dancing and enjoying the show. Frank explains Eddie's death to Rocky as a "mercy killing," and the two leave for the wedding suite.

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