One of Britain’s most well-rounded entertainers, Tim Curry is as comfortable on stage and screen as he is composing and performing music. Though he is most widely known for his role as the mad transsexual scientist Dr. Frank-N-Further in the cult smash ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show,’ his list of credits is extensive and diverse. Tim is the rare performer who can segue from playing a murderous clown (“Stephen King’s It”) to co-starring with The Muppets (“Muppet Treasure Island”) with remarkable ease.
Born and raised in Warrington, before moving to South London, Tim’s first full-time theatrical role was as part of the original London cast of the musical: ‘Hair’ in 1968, where he met Richard O'Brien. Hair was followed by work in the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Glasgow Civic Repertory Company, and the Royal Court Theatre, where he first performed the role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in 'The Rocky Horror Show,’ a show created by his fellow ‘Hair’ cast member O’Brien. He recreated the role in the Los Angeles and Broadway productions and starred in the screen version entitled “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
Tim currently resides in Los Angeles, though for the past year or so has been touring the globe taking in Chicago, New York, and most recently London, with the hit musical: ‘Monty Python's Spamalot,’ which earned Tim his third and most recent Tony Award nomination, for Best Actor in a Musical.
Tim’s other theatrical performances include stints on Broadway in Tom Stoppard’s: ‘Travesties’ and as the ‘Pirate King’ in a London stage version of ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ opposite George Cole. His many Broadway performances have garnered him two other Tony Award nominations, the first in 1981 as Best Actor (Play) for portraying the title character Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in "Amadeus," and the second in 1993 as Best Actor (Musical) for "My Favourite Year.”
As a composer and singer, Curry has toured the US and Europe with his own band and released four albums on A&M Records.
Tim joins the cast of ‘The Colour of Magic’ as Rincewind’s overly ambitious arch nemesis ‘Trymon,’ a wizard who will stop at nothing to make it to the top.