First, Tommy Flanagan was born in Glasgow, Scotland to Elizabeth and David Flanagan on July 3, 1965, the third of five children. Without a doubt, Tommy had a rough childhood. He was raised Catholic. In fact, during his childhood he served a local church as an altar boy.
Further, Flanagan learned DJ-ing as he was growing up and started working at a local nightclub. Then, one day he was attacked by a group of armed robbers. Naturally, Flanagan fought back, and as a result, he was stabbed in his face by those robbers.
More specifically, they slashed his face from ear to ear, leaving him in a pool of blood. However, after he fully recovered from the assault, he worked in a theater at a friends suggestion. As a result, he worked there for three years. Additionally, Flanagan’s friends told him that his distinctive appearance could easily fetch him specialty roles in TV and movies.
First, Tommy Flanagan married Casting director Rachel Flanagan in 1998. She was a casting manager, and the couple said to have met on a movie set. But, their marriage didn’t last long and Tommy and Rachel parted ways in 2001.
Next, he married an American girl named Jane Ford in 2007, and as per the sources available on the internet, Jane was into the music business at that time. Also, She co-founded Benefit Cosmetics Company with her sister Jean. Eventually, Tommy divorced her in 2010 just after three years of their marriage.
Finally, after splitting up with Jane, he married his current wife Dina Livingston.
As a result, Dina Livingston and Tommy Flanagan have a daughter Aunjanue Elizabeth Flanagan who was born March 19, 2012.
He is a supporter of Celtic Football Club.
His first television roles were in Screen One (1992)
and Taggart (1993). Flanagan worked in Robert Carlyle’s Raindog Theatre for three years before being cast in Braveheart (1995).
He has had roles in Face/Off (1997), The Game (1997), Sunset Strip (2000), Gladiator (2000),
All About the Benjamins (2002), Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Alien vs. Predator (2004), Sin City (2005), Smokin’ Aces (2006), When a Stranger Calls (2006),
The Last Drop (2006), Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball (2010) and the TV mini-series Attila.
Thereafter, he portrayed arms dealer Gabriel Schecter in the first episode of 24’s seventh season. Later, he appeared in Lie to Me in the episode “Headlock”, which aired in the U.S. on Monday 2 August 2010.
Not to mention, he was one of the main cast members of Sons of Anarchy, in which he plays an outlaw biker named Filip “Chibs” Telford. Further, in October 2010, Flanagan was revealed as the spokesperson for the Scottish soft drink Irn-Bru.
Likewise, in July 2016, he appeared in the music video for the song “Rotting in Vain” by Korn.
In July 2018, it was announced that Flanagan was cast in the series regular role of Alec McCullough on the Netflix series, Wu Assassins.
Year Title Role
1995 Braveheart Morrison
1997 The Saint Scarface
1997 The Detail
The Game Solicitor/Taxi driver
1999 Plunkett & Macleane Eddie
2000 Gladiator Cicero
Sunset Strip Duncan
2000 Hidden McCracken Short film
2001 Strictly Sinatra Michelangelo
2001 Dead Dogs Lie Michael
2002 All About the Benjamins Williamson
2003 Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle Irish Henchman
2004 Alien vs. Predator Mark Verheiden
2005 Sin City Brian
2006 The Last Drop Pvt. Dennis Baker
2006 When a Stranger Calls The Stranger
2006 Smokin’ Aces Lazlo Soot
2008 Hero Wanted Derek Credited as Thomas Flannigan
2010 Luster Les
Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball Lazlo Soot
2010 Swifty & Veg Swifty Short film
2011 Grace and Danger
2012 Officer Down Father Reddy
2015 Winter Woods Weston
2016 Running Wild Jon Kilpatrick
2016 Sand Castle SG Major McGregor
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Tullk Ul-Zyn
2017 Papillon Masked Breton
2017 The Ballad of Lefty Brown Tom Harrah
Year Title Role
1992 Screen One
1993 Tis the Season to be Jolly Prisoner
1993 Taggart Tam McLeod
1995 Jolly: A Life Man at grotto
1996 Rab C. Nesbitt Sean
1996 A Mug’s Game Paul
1996 Bad Boys Harry
2000 Rebus Thomas Telford
2001 Attila Bleda
2008–2014 Sons of Anarchy Filip “Chibs” Telford
2009 24 Gabriel Schector
2010 Lie to Me Ron Marshall
2011 Detroit 1-8-7 Albert Stram
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2013 Peaky Blinders Arthur Shelby Snr
2015 Revenge Malcolm Black
2015 Gotham Tom “The Knife”
2016 Motive Jack Stoker
2019 Wu Assassins Alec McCullough
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