• Scottish actor known for portraying Filip ‘Chibs’ Telford in Sons of Anarchy
• Suffered a life changing incident in his youth that left him with a Glasgow Grin (an iconic scar)
• Began career as a DJ in Scotland and transitioned to acting
• Appeared in a number of notable films including Braveheart, Gladiator, Sin City, and Alien vs Predator
• Has an estimated net worth of $3 million

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJuly 3, 1965
SpouseDina Livingston, Jane Ford, Rachel Flanagan
MarkThick scottish accent
FactHe appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Braveheart (1995) and Gladiator (2000).

Who is Tommy Flanagan?

Tommy Flanagan is an award-winning Scottish actor, who achieved fame by portraying Filip ‘Chibs’ Telford in the TV crime-drama series “Sons of Anarchy” from 2008 to 2014, among numerous other roles she has secured so far in his career.

So, do you want to find out more about Tommy Flanagan, from his childhood years to most recent career endeavors, including his personal life as well? If yes, then stay with us for the length of the article, as we introduce you to this veteran actor.

How Tommy Flanagan Got His Face Scars

Tommy was a DJ before his acting career got going; leaving a party one night, Tommy was attacked by robbers and one of them had a knife with him. Tommy tried to defend himself but got stabbed and the attackers slashed his face from ear to ear, leaving a wound which is known as a Glasgow Grin, or Glasgow Smile. His scar story was also a part of the character’s scenario from the show “Sons of Anarchy”.

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Tommy Flanagan Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Tommy Flanagan was born on the 3rd July 1965, in Easterhouse, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland; his childhood was rather tough since he was growing up with six siblings, and his father left the family when he was still young. One of his siblings, Andrew Flanagan is also an actor and lives in Glasgow. Tommy was an altar boy during his childhood, and always fought for his family. Once he was old enough to earn money, he started looking for a job, DJing in local clubs. However, his work led to a life-changing event, when he was attacked and left to die. With severe injuries, he was transferred to hospital but recovered, and it was during his days in hospital that his friend, Robert Carlyle advised him to give acting a try.

Career Beginnings

Tommy took Robert’s advice and became a part of the Carlyle’s Raindog Theatre Company, and it was with it that Tommy made his acting debut. His first on-stage appearance was in the play “Wasted I and II”, while he also featured in “MacBeth”, and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. After this, he switched to television, and made his on-screen debut in 1993 with a minor role in the TV series “Taggart”. Two years later, he had his first big break with the role of Morrison in the historical drama film “Braveheart”, starring Mel Gibson, who also directed the film. Tommy enjoyed fame throughout the second half of the ‘90s, first with the part of Scarface in the film “The Saint” (1997), then as Leo in yet another successful film ,“Face/Off”, and the lead role in the drama film “Ratcatcher” (1999), written and directed by Lynne Ramsay.

Rise to Prominence

Gradually Tommy was becoming more popular, and with the new millennium he started getting more prominent roles; he was Cicero in the adventure drama film “Gladiator” in 2000, with Russel Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix,and Connie Nielsen in the lead roles, then the lead role in the action-adventure film “Dead Dogs Lie” in 2001, and the following year he had a supporting role in the action crime film “All About the Benjamins”, with Ice Cube as the star. In 2004, Tommy had a notable role in the sci-fi action horror film “Alien vs. Predator”, while in 2005 he was Brian in the highly-acclaimed film “Sin City”, starring Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen and Bruce Willis.

“Sons of Anarchy” and Recent Work

Tommy’s hard work paid off in 2008, when he was chosen for the role of the outlaw biker Filip ‘Chibs’ Telford, featuring in all 92 episodes of the Golden Globe Award-winning series “Sons of Anarchy”, which confirmed him as a star in the acting world. During this tenure, Tommy worked on other projects, but nothing worth mentioning. Once the “Sons of Anarchy” ended, Tommy started looking for a new engagement, and in 2015 starred in the drama film “Winter”. Two years later, Tommy secured a supporting role in the western film “The Ballad of Lefty Brown”, in which Bill Pullman had the lead role, while Peter Fonda and Stephen Alan Seder were right next to him. Most recently, Tommy starred in the action crime film “Killers Anonymous” (2019), and will portray Alec McCullough in the TV series “Wu Assassins”, scheduled for release late in 2019. He is also working on several other films, including “American Fighter”, “The Chickasaw Rancher”, and “Casey & Mary”, among others.

Tommy Flanagan Net Worth

Since launching his career, Tommy has featured in more than 60 film and TV titles, all of which have increased his wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Tommy Flanagan is, as of mid- 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Flanagan’s net worth is as high as $3 million, which is quite impressive, don’t you agree? Undoubtedly, his wealth will increase in the upcoming years, assuming that he successfully continues his career.

Tommy Flanagan Personal Life, Marriage, Children, Wife

What do you know about Tommy’s personal life? Well, Tommy has been quite open about the  ups and downs from his personal life. He has been married three times and divorced twice; his first wife was Rachel and the two were married from May 1998 until 2001. His second marriage was to Jane Ford, from December 2007 until June 2010, then in August the same year, Tommy married his third wife, Dina, with whom he has a daughter together, Aunjanue, born in 2012.

Tommy Flanagan Internet Presence

Over the years, Tommy has become quite popular on social media platforms, especially Instagram and Twitter His official Instagram page has more than 470,000 followers, with whom he has shared his most recent career endeavors, such as the release of the film “Killers Anonymous”, among other posts. Tommy is active on Facebook, with over 235,000, while you can find him on Twitter as well, on which he has more than 230,000 loyal fans.

So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent actor, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to her official pages, and see what he is up to next, both personally and professionally.

General Info

Full NameTommy Flanagan
Date Of BirthJuly 3, 1965
Place Of BirthGlasgow, United Kingdom
Height1.83 m


SpouseDina Livingston, Jane Ford, Rachel Flanagan
ChildrenAunjanue Elizabeth Flanagan
ParentsElizabeth Flanagan, David Flanagan
SiblingsAndrew Flanagan


Music GroupsDave Bailey
MoviesGladiator, Braveheart, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, When a Stranger Calls, Alien vs. Predator, All About the Benjamins, Sin City, Smokin' Aces, Face/Off, Running Wild, Ratcatcher, Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball, The Saint, Sand Castle, Strictly Sinatra, Hero Wanted, Plunkett & Macleane, Sunset S...
TV ShowsSons of Anarchy, Peaky Blinders, Attila

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#Marks / Signs
1Thick scottish accent
2Two facial scars, one on each side of his face, known as a 'Glasgow Grin' or a 'Glaswegian Smile'. Result of being attacked by thugs in Scotland.


1Acting never crossed my mind for a moment when I was growing up.
2I do miss Glasgow but Malibu is home now. I love it here and when I do go back to Scotland it takes me a bit of time to acclimatise. I am a spoilt so-and-so. I live in the mountains of Malibu in the most gorgeous house and I phone my mum every day and tell her that I have got bad news - that it is only 70 degrees here.


1Born on the same day as Gladiator (2000) co-star Connie Nielsen.
2He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Braveheart (1995) and Gladiator (2000).
3Portrays two different characters, in two very different genres, who has his wife forcibly taken by another man, and who seeks his revenge, murdering his adulterous enemy, and then spitting on the corpse: Braveheart (1995) and Sons of Anarchy (2008).
4He got his famous scar when, walking home after a DJ gig, he was attacked by a group and cut with a knife.
5His brother Andrew is also an actor who is based in Glasgow.
6He says he likes the rain and misery of Scotland over the sun of California.
7His Father died in January 2002.




Jammerzine's The Week in #Indie2016TV SeriesThe Angel (segment "The Winachi Tribe"))
Wild for the Night2016Kipling
Motive2016TV SeriesJack Stoker
Winter2015/IWoods Weston
Gotham2015TV SeriesTom the Knife
Revenge2015TV SeriesMalcolm Black / Douglas Taylor / Agent Ted Powell
Sons of Anarchy2008-2014TV SeriesFilip 'Chibs' Telford
Peaky Blinders2013TV SeriesArthur Senior
Officer Down2013/IIFather Reddy
Sons of Anarchy: Farewell Piney2012Video shortFilip 'Chibs' Telford
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2012TV SeriesMurphy
Detroit 1-8-72011TV SeriesAlbert Stram
Sons of Anarchy: Happy Ending Roundtable2010Video shortFilip 'Chibs' Telford
Lie to Me2010TV SeriesRon Marshall
Swifty & Veg2010ShortSwifty
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball2010VideoLazlo Soot
242009TV SeriesGabriel Schector
Hero Wanted2008Derek (as Thomas Flannigan)
CR: Alien vs. Predator2007Video GameMark Verheiden
Smokin' Aces2006Lazlo Soot
The Last Drop2006Pvt. Dennis Baker
When a Stranger Calls2006Stranger
Sin City2005Brian
AVP: Alien vs. Predator2004Mark Verheiden
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle2003Irish Henchman
All About the Benjamins2002Williamson
Dead Dogs Lie2001Michael
Strictly Sinatra2001Michaelangelo
Attila2001TV Mini-SeriesBleda
Sunset Strip2000Duncan (as Tommy J. Flanagan)
Rebus2000TV SeriesThomas Telford
Plunkett & Macleane1999Eddie
The Detail1997
The Game1997Solicitor / Taxi Driver
Face/Off1997Leo (as Tommy J. Flanagan)
The Saint1997Scarface
Bad Boys1996TV SeriesHarry
A Mug's Game1996TV SeriesPaul
Rab C. Nesbitt1996TV SeriesSean
Jolly: A Life1995TV MovieMan at Grotto
Tis' the Season to be Jolly1993TV MoviePrisoner
Taggart1993TV SeriesTam McLeod
Screen One1992TV Series
3 Way Junction2017post-productionNick
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 22017post-productionTullk
Running Wild2017completedJon Kilpatrick
Sand Castle2017post-production
The Ballad of Lefty BrownfilmingTom Harrah
The Jesuitpost-productionJet Rink


Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball - Confessions of an Assassin2010Video documentary short special thanks


The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2014TV MovieHimself
Conan2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself - Sons of Anarchy
Intercoarse with Kurt Sutter2014TV SeriesHimself
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball - Confessions of an Assassin2010Video documentary shortHimself - Lazlo Soot
Deep Inside2010TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2010TV SeriesHimself
Sons of Anarchy Season 1: Casting 'Sons of Anarchy'2009Video shortHimself - Filip 'Chibs' Telford
Sons of Anarchy Season 1: The Bikes2009Video shortHimself - Filip 'Chibs' Telford
Sons of Anarchy Season 1: The Ink2009Video shortHimself - Filip 'Chibs' Telford
All About the Stunts2002Video documentary shortHimself
Miami Nice2002Video documentary shortHimself
Strictly Business: Making 'All About the Benjamins'2002Video documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Behind the Scenes with Joe Carnahan2010Video documentary shortLazlo Soot (uncredited)
Ultimate Fights from the Movies2002Video documentaryCicero (Gladiator)


Won Awards

2002Copper Wing AwardPhoenix Film FestivalBest Ensemble ActingDead Dogs Lie (2001)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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