Bold, eclectic and exuberant, Tim Curry’s career has been one of immense adventures. A graduate of the University of Birmingham, Curry has dabbled in almost every aspect of acting with a tendency towards daring and unconventional roles in a glittering career spanning five decades.
Curry is best known for his role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show He has also appeared in numerous stage plays including Amadeus , Travesties , The Rivals, Love for Love, among many others.
Tim Curry was born in the suburb of Grappenhall in Cheshire, North West England on April 19, 1946 – to James and Patricia Curry. His father died when he was 12 years old. He attended Lymm High School before transferring to Kingswood School. He enrolled to study English and Theater at the University of Birmingham, graduating in 1968 with combined honors.
His first notable work was a theatrical musical entitled Haar Production. In 1970 Tim joined the Royal Shakespeare Company for some productions. His big break came in 1973 at the Royal Court Theater where he received the Dr. Frank-N-Furter played The Rocky Horror Show. This would become the role for which he would be most remembered. In 1975 he appeared in a reprized film version.
Following the success of The Rocky Horror Show, he appeared in the 1978 horror film The Scream Two years later he played Robert Graves in the horror film The Scream. Curry has appeared in films such as The Hunt for Red October, Congo, Addams Family Reunion and the 1999 classic Pirates of the Plains.
Tim Curry also has a successful recording career, he released his first album Lies meinelippen in 1978, the next year he dropped his second album Fearless with tracks like Paradise Garage charting really well. His third album Simplicity was released in 1981.
Curry has starred in over 30 animated series and films throughout his career. They include The Little Mermaid, The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible and Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
Is Tim Curry gay?
It’s no surprise that Tim Curry’s sexuality has been a source of mystery. He rarely gives interviews about his personal life, has never been married and has no children. However, it will be inappropriate to call him gay as he has never come out to reveal his sexual orientation.
Is Tim Curry dead or alive?
In July 2012, Tim suffered a stroke in hisLos Angeles home. The disease severely affected his speech and mobility and has since been confined to a wheelchair. To the surprise of many, his staff managed to keep news of his stroke from the paparazzi for a staggering 10 months.
The first news outlet to hear about this was London’s Daily Mail, which published a report on his health in mid-May 2013. By this time, Curry had regained the ability to speak and was making a good recovery.
Like the proverbial cat with nine lives, Currywas back to work in no time. This time, however, he stayed away from the cameras and resorted to voice acting. In 2014, Curry gave his voice to Cartoon Network Over the Garden Wall where he voiced a rather muted role of an oversized, turtle-eating but caring keeper of a little girl possessed by an evil spirit.
Though hampered by health issues, Tim Curry is very much alive.
Where is he now?
Curry’s age and health concerns have fueled his public appearances. He only performs occasionally on small occasions in Los Angeles. In 2017, Curry performed with Jamie Donnelly at the Los Angeles Cabaret Rockwell Table & Stage. He sang Irving Berlin’s hit What Should I Do? Curry lives in Los Angeles, California.
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More facts about Tim Curry
* At the tender age of 6, Tim was already singing as a soprano in a church choir.
* His full birth name is Timothy James Curry.
* In the earlier stages, Tim worked on his role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, he had to rehearse with a German accent.
* Curry won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Children’s Series for his role as Peter Pan and the Pirates.
* He won a Royal Variety Club Award for Stage Actor of the Year in 1982 for his performance in The Pirates of Penzance.
* Tim has released a total of three solo albums during his career.