Timothy James Curry

Born: Apr 19, 1946 AD
Currently alive, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Actors, Composers, Entertainers, Musicians, Singer

1946 - Timothy James Curry, born on the 19th of April in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England. He is an English actor, singer and composer.

1965 - When he was 19, he began his studies at the University of Birmingham, where he also acted with the renowned Guild Theatre Group, completing a joint honours in English and Drama before moving on to study at the University of Cambridge.

1968 - First full-time role was as part of the original London cast of the musical Hair.

1975 - Best known for his role as mad scientist Dr. Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

1978 - A&M Records released his debut solo album, Read My Lips.

1981 - Third and final album, Simplicity, was released, again by A&M Records.

1989 - A&M released The Best of Tim Curry on CD and cassette, featuring songs from his albums (including a live version of "Alan") and a previously unreleased song, a live cover version of "Simple Twist of Fate."

1993 - He played Alan Swann in the Broadway musical My Favorite Year, earning him his second Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical.

2004 - He began his role of King Arthur in Spamalot in Chicago.

2006 - He then starred as King Arthur in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where Spamalot opened on October.

2007 - On January, he was nominated for Laurence Olivier Award as the Best Actor in a Musical; this was one of seven nominations earned by the London production of Spamalot, including a nomination for the Best New Musical.

       - On the 9th of February, it was announced that Curry also won the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Award (getting 39% of the votes cast by over 12,000 theatregoers) as Best Actor in a Musical for his King Arthur at the Palace Theatre.

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