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Tommy Flanagan

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Tommy Flanagan starred for 7 seasons on the FX hit series SONS OF ANARCHY as the role of Filip ‘Chibs’ Telford, opposite Charlie Hunnam in the hour-long drama, which focuses on a motorcycle gang working to maintain their independence and way of life in the small town of Charming.  The series has become one of the highest rated shows on television.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Tommy was making his living as a DJ for the local clubs, when he became a member of Robert Carlyle’s Raindog Theatre Company, performing in such plays as; ‘Wasted I and II’, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’, and ‘MacBeth’.

In 1995, Tommy made his breakout performance in Mel Gibson’s epic BRAVEHEART, playing the brash rebel ‘Morrison’ in a memorable role that earned him worldwide recognition.   Tommy followed this up by working with the industry’s top directors in films such as Phillip Noyce’s    THE SAINT, John Woo’s FACE/OFF, and David Fincher’s THE GAME.  In 1999, he would get the chance to once again work with long time colleague Robert Carlyle in PLUNKETT AND MACLEANE.

That same year, Tommy earned critical praise and numerous ‘Best Actor’ nominations for his role as ‘Da’, the troubled Irish father in Lynne Ramsay’s RATCATCHER.  The film would go on to earn many awards as well including honors from the London Film Critics Circle and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

He then played the role of ‘Cicero’, a trust-worthy ally to Russell Crowe’s character in the Academy Award-winning GLADIATOR for director Ridley Scott. Tommy’s focused and loyal portrayal once again earned him praise and international recognition.

Tommy followed this up with starring roles in films such as Art Linson’s SUNSET STRIP, playing a 1970’s heart-throb, rock star, New Line Cinema’s ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS opposite Ice Cube, TRAUMA opposite Colin Firth, Paul W.S. Anderson’s ALIEN VS. PREDATOR for 20th Century Fox, and Miramax films’ SIN CITY for director Robert Rodriguez. 

Tommy played the pivotal role of the ‘Stranger’ terrorizing Camilla Belle in Simon West’s re-make of WHEN A STRANGER CALLS, and followed this up with an equally chilling performance as the enigmatic hit man ‘Lazlo Soot’ in Joe Carnahan’s SMOKIN’ ACES. 

Tommy also continued to create great roles in hit series including ABC’s ‘Detroit 187’ and FOX series; ‘24’, ‘Lie to Me’, and PEAKY BLINDERS opposite Cillian Murphy and Sam Neill.

This year, Tommy played the enigmatic 'Tommy the Knife' in the highly rated second season of FOX's GOTHAM based on characters from the Batman DC Comic books.

Tommy was also recently seen in the award winning independent film WINTER directed by Heidi Greensmith, in which he plays an emotionally tortured painter trying to keep his family together after the sudden loss of his wife.   Tommy won Best Leading Actor Award for his performance at the New York City International Film Festival.

Tommy will next be seen in the military drama SAND CASTLE opposite Henry Cavill and Nicholas Hoult, as well as a starring role in the much anticipated sequel of Marvel's  GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2.

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