Tommy Flanagan
Tommy Flanagan CC 2012
Character Filip 'Chibs' Telford
Birthday July 3, 1965
Birth Place Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Gender Male
Hair Brown
Ethnicity Scottish
Appearances Filip 'Chibs' Telford - List of Appearances

Tommy Flanagan is a Scottish actor who portrays Chibs Telford in FX's 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 Chibs, which is what his cheek scars are called. Sutter wrote that in for him when he landed the role and it's been his identifier ever since.

Selected FilmographyEdit

  • Gladiator as Cicero
  • Sin City as Brian
  • Braveheart as Morrison
  • The Saint as Scarface
  • Strictly Sinatra as Michaelangelo
  • The Last Drop as Pvt. Dennis Baker
  • Luster as Les
  • All About the Benjamins as Williamson
  • Dead Dogs Lie as Michael
  • AVP: Alien vs. Predator as Mark Verheiden


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