Tommy Flanagan


Tommy Flanagan

The Begining

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.

The Scars

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.


Without a doubt, he is best known for his role as Filip “Chibs” Telford in the FX crime drama television series Sons of Anarchy.


Personal Life

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.

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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

Face/Off              Leo


1997      The Detail

The Game           Solicitor/Taxi driver

1999      Plunkett & Macleane      Eddie

Ratcatcher          Da


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      TraumaTommy

2004      Alien vs. Predator             Mark Verheiden

2005      Sin City Brian

2006      The Last Drop     Pvt. Dennis Baker

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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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