Who is Tony Curran?
Tony was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on 13 December 1969 – his zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and he holds British nationality. He’s an actor with more than 100 credits to his name, while he’s probably known best for his portrayal of the main character, Logan McClay in the 2018 hit thriller movie “Calibre”, written and directed by Matt Palmer, and which also starred Jack Lowden and Martin McCann. It follows a couple’s weekend trip which has been turned into a nightmare, and the movie won two of nine awards for which it was nominated.
Early life and education
Tony was raised in Glasgow alongside his brother Paul, by their parents about whom little is known, because Tony respects their privacy; it’s said that his father was a pilot, and that his mother was a high school teacher.
Tony became interested in acting when he was around 12 years old, and around the same time began appearing in his elementary school plays. He was spotted by a talent scout in 1984 while starring in a play performed at a local high school, and Tony launched his (semi-professional) acting career in the following year, when cast to play Dunlop in the drama mini-series “Stookie”.
Upon matriculating in 1987, he enrolled at Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1991.
Roles in TV series
Tony played Archie Campbell in the 1987 episode “Stan’s First Night” of the family fantasy drama “Dramarama”, but only gained recognition a decade later, after playing Kenny in the 1997 drama “This Life”.
The series was created by Amy Jenkins, starred Jack Davenport, Amita Dhiri and Andrew Lincoln, and follows the lives of five young adults; it won five awards, including a BAFTA, while it was nominated for two other awards. The remainder of the ‘90s saw Tony make appearances in several series, including the mystery crime drama “Touching Evil”, the crime drama “Undercover Heart”, and the horror thriller “Shockers”.
In 2002 and 2003, Tony played Sergeant Pete Twamley in the war action “Ultimate Force”, created by Rob Hyland and Chris Ryan, and which starred Ross Kemp, Miles Anderson and Christopher Fox; the series follows the members of the Special Air Service team Red Troop.
Tony then focused on appearing in movies, and had only a couple of other TV series roles in the 2000s, including in the science fiction “Gemini Division”, the mystery crime drama “Numb3rs” and the fantasy crime drama “Medium”.
Between 2013 and 2015, Tony played Datak Tarr in the action science fiction drama “Defiance”, created by Kevin Murphy and Rockne S. O’Bannon, and which starred Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas and Julie Benz. It follows the people who are living in the city of Defiance, which is home to many alien lifeforms; the series was nominated for five awards, including a Primetime Emmy.
Three of Tony’s most recent roles in TV series have been in five episodes of the 2019 action war drama “SEAL Team”, 10 episodes of the crime thriller drama “Your Honor” in 2020 and 2021, and five episodes of the action adventure drama “The Flash” in 2021.
Roles in movies
Tony made his debut film appearance in the 1994 comedy drama “Being Human”, while a couple of his following roles were in the 1994 romantic crime drama “Captives”, the 1996 war comedy drama “Over Here” and the 1999 historical action adventure “The 13th Warrior”.
He was an extra in the critically acclaimed 2000 action adventure drama “Gladiator”, directed by Ridley Scott, and which starred Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix and Connie Nielsen. The movie follows a former Roman General who has become a gladiator, it won 64 awards, including five Oscars, while it was nominated for 106 other awards; it ranks amongst the best 50 movies of all time. Tony was then invited to play supporting characters in a couple of other hit movies, such as the 2001 historical action drama “Pearl Harbor”, the 2002 action horror science fiction “Blade II” and the 2003 action adventure fantasy “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”.
He played William Reeds in the 2008 mystery thriller drama “The Lazarus Project”, written and directed by John Glenn, and which starred Paul Walker, Piper Perabo and Brooklynn Proulx. The movie follows an ex-convict who has begun working at a psychiatric clinic.
Tony played Chris Turner in the 2011 action crime thriller “The Veteran”, portrayed Bor in the critically acclaimed 2013 action fantasy adventure “Thor: The Dark World”, and Morris in the 2015 horror thriller “Awaiting”.
His most recent film role has been his portrayal of the lead character Sheriff Ron Capman in the 2020 crime thriller “Two Deaths of Henry Baker”, directed by Felipe Mucci, and which also starred Gil Bellows and Sebastian Pigott. The movie follows a man who has been released from prison after having spent 25 years behind bars.
Tony worked as a camera operator on the 2005 short documentary movie “Phoenix Diaries”.
He has been featured in a number of documentaries, such as the 2003 film “Assembling the League”, the 2010 series “Doctor Who Confidential” and the 2012 TV special “Syfy 20th Anniversary Special”.
Tony has made a guest appearance in several talk-shows, including “Tweet Out” and “Made in Hollywood”.
Awards and nominations
Tony has been nominated for six awards, winning three: a 2006 British Independent Film Award for Best Actor and a 2006 BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in a Scottish Film, both for his performance in “Red Road”, and a 2016 Horrorant Film Festival ‘Fright Nights’ Prize for Best Actor, for “Awaiting”.
Love life and wife
Tony prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, but has still allowed his fans to have a glimpse into it. He married the British non-celebrity woman of Asian descent Mai Curran (nee Nguyen) on 13 August 2011, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members; in 2013, Mai gave birth to their daughter.
Tony hasn’t spoken of any other women whom he has perhaps been with, but there are rumors circulating the internet, claiming that he had dated several popular actresses prior to meeting Mai, and that he had also been engaged once, but this hasn’t been confirmed.
As of March 2022, Tony’s married to Mai Curran, and they have a daughter together.
Hobbies and other interests
Tony’s quite active on Instagram, and apparently enjoys the attention which he’s receiving from his close to 30,000 followers; he has uploaded more than 2,000 pictures onto the network, most of which feature him during his everyday life.
Tony’s passionate about travelling, and his acting career has taken him all around the world. He has been to more than 10 US states and many European and Asian countries, while his dream travel destination seems to be Indonesia.
Tony’s physically highly active, and has three to four training sessions at the gym every week, thus his muscular body.
He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Eddie Redmayne, Robert De Niro and Natalie Portman, while a couple of his favorite films include “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, “The Sleepers” and “V for Vendetta”.
Age, height and net worth
Tony’s age is 52. He has short brown hair and light blue eyes, his height is 5ft 10ins (1.8m) and he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs).
As of March 2022, his net worth has been estimated at more than $3 million.