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British-born actor Tim Curry has created a rich array of memorable characters for both the screen and stage, and he is continuing to do so with future roles.

Curry graduated from Birmingham University with a degree in Drama and English. He made his professional debut in the West End production of Hair in 1968. He went on to appear in a Scottish Opera Company tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream and in several other productions before landing the infamous role of Dr. Frank N. Furter in the highly acclaimed 1973 stage production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Curry starred in the musical both in New York and Los Angeles before returning to England to make his film debut in the motion picture adaptation in 1975.

Curry starred in the Broadway production of My Favorite Year, which earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. In 1989, he went on to appear in the national touring company of Me and My Girl. Other stage appearances include starring in Tom Stoppard's Travesties, portraying Mozart in Amadeus (for which he received another Tony Award nomination as Best Actor) and in the London revival of The Pirates of Penzance, for which he won the Variety Club Award as Best Stage Actor. At the Royal National Theatre he appeared in productions of The Rivals, Threepenny Opera and Love for Love. He appeared in The Art of Success at the Manhattan Theatre Club.

His numerous film credits include Congo, Muppet Treasure Island, The Shadow, The Three Musketeers, Home Alone II, The Hunt for Red October, Clue, Legend, The Ploughman's Lunch, Annie and The Shout.

Curry's American television credits include the title role in Stephen King's ABC-TV miniseries IT, a recurring role on the classic TV cop show Wise Guy and a three-episode arc on Earth 2, among others. He was nominated for a CableAce Award as Best Actor in a Drama Series for his performances in HBO's acclaimed Tales from the Crypt, in which he played an entire family.. the father, the mother and the daughter. The role also earned him an Emmy nomination.

A recording artist for A&M Records, Curry has released three albums plus a compilation LP of his works. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment (01-Jan-2000)