Tommy Flanagan, the Scottish actor who famously portrayed Chibs Telford on the FX's television series, Sons of Anarchy, is very well known in the United States and around the world. Even though Tommy Flanagan has acted in numerous films throughout his career, it was the Chibs role that fetched him a lot of popularity. The 51-year-old actor is known for his distinctive scars on the face. It has been nearly two years the last episode of Sons of Anarchy was aired, but the fans of the show never seem to be in a mood to forget the show or its characters like Chibs. Find out 12 interesting things you probably don't know about Tommy Flanagan.
1.Tommy Flanagan's Acting Debut
Flanagan had a two-decade-long successful acting career before landing Chibs Telford role in Sons of Anarchy. He made his acting debut in 1992 in BBC's anthology TV series, Screen One. Tommy Flanagan played an uncredited role in just one episode of the show. However, in the subsequent years, he acted in two Scottish TV films, Tis the Season to be Jolly and Jolly: A Life. Tommy Flanagan received nationwide recognition when he played Tam McLeod in one of the episodes of famous Scottish crime detective TV series, Taggart.
If you aren't a movie buff, you are less likely to know about his film career or the roles he played in the past. Tommy Flanagan first played Morrison role in Mel Gibson's epic war thriller, Braveheart (1995.) It was the beginning of his acting career. Thanks to Braveheart, he continued getting more and more opportunities in Hollywood movies. Since 1995, Flanagan has acted in more than 30 Hollywood, British, and Scottish films. He played prominent roles in blockbusters such as Gladiator, The Saint, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Alien vs. Predator, and Sin City.
One of the few things that set him apart from the other actors is his facial scars. Tommy Flanagan was born and raised in a rough neighborhood of Glasgow, Scotland. During his younger years, he worked at a local nightclub as a DJ. One day, he was attacked by a group of armed robbers. Flanagan fought back, and as a result, he got stabbed in his face by those robbers. Sadly, they slashed his face from ear to ear, leaving the Scottish star in a pool of blood. Luckily, he survived the attack and went on to become one of the famous Scottish actors in the world.