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Tommy Flanagan
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Tommy Flanagan is a Scottish actor who plays Filip 'Chibs' Telford on Sons of Anarchy.


He was born July 3, 1965 in Glasgow Scotland. He was the middle of 5 children and at the tender age of 6, his father abandoned his mother. He grew up in a very rough part and admits getting into some trouble, but that his mother Betty always kept him in line. He worked as a Painter, Decorator and Disc Jockey. One night, as he left a pub he was working at, people told him to give them his coat and records and when he refused, a guy jumped on his back, stabbed him, and scarred his face. He nearly died. When he saw his face after his intensive recovery, he cried thinking that he could not return to his old life again. His close friends Robert Carlyle and his wife Caroline suggested acting for him. He said it wasn't for him but then on a second thought, he decided to give it a go. He worked in the Rain Dog theater for 3 years before Mel Gibson gave him his first big break in Braveheart (1995). Gibson, seeing what a wonderful actor he was, gave him another, even bigger role. It was at his request that his nickname be Chibbs, which is what his cheek scars are called. Sutter wrote that in for him when he landed the role and it's ben his identifier ever since.

Selected FilmographyEdit

  • Braveheart (1995)
  • Ratcatcher (1999)
  • Gladiator (2000)
  • All About The Benjamins (2002)
  • Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
  • Alien Vs. Predator (2004)
  • Sin City (2005)
  • Smokin' Aces (2006)
  • Hero Wanted (2008)
  • Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (2010)


  • Sons of Anarchy (2008-Present)
  • 24 (2009)
  • Lie to Me (2010)
  • Law and Order: SVU (2012)
  • Peaky Blinders (2013)

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