Tommy Flanagan

Inside Biography

Scottish actor, Tommy Flanagan is best known for his role as Filip Telford in the crime drama series, Son of Anarchy. Flanagan made his acting debut in the TV series, Screen One. In 1995, he made his big screen debut with the movie, Braveheart and has worked in a number of movies and TV series since then.    

Flanagan is married to Dina Livingston. Dina is his third wife. The couple tied the knot in 2010 and shares a child together. 

Early Life And Education

Tommy Flanagan was born to Elizabeth Flanagan and David Flanagan on 3rd July 1965 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. He is Scottish as per nationality and as far as his ethnicity is concerned, he is Caucasian.

During his childhood, he used to be an altar boy. At the initial phase of his career, he worked as a DJ in a nightclub where he was attacked with a knife outside the club.


Tommy Flanagan made his debut in 1992 in the TV series, Screen One. Subsequently, Flanagan worked in the TV series, Tis the Season to be Jolly and Taggart. In 1995, he made his movie debut in an epic war film, Braveheart directed by Mel Gibson.


Flanagan then appeared in several movies, The Game, Gladiator, Strictly Sinatra, All About the Benjamins, Trauma, San City, Smokin’ Aces, Hero Wanted, Winter, and Paillon among others. Along with movies, he also worked in TV series like Rebus, Lie to Me, Peaky Blinders, Revenge, and Gotham among others.

Tommy Flanagan, however, is popular for his role in the crime drama TV series, Sons of Anarchy. He shared the screen with Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, and Kim Coates among others.

Flanagan recently worked in 2017’s The Ballad of Lefty Brown directed by Jared Moshe.

Net Worth

Tommy Flanagan has an estimated net worth of $3 million. Some of his movies that made a good collection at the box office are listed below:

Movies Budget Box Office Collection IMDB rating Awards and Nominations Casts Members
Braveheart (1995) $65-$70 million $210.4 million 8.4
  • Won Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and British Academy Film Awards.
  • Nominated for MTV Movie Awards, British Academy Film Awards, and Academy Awards among others.
Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Catherine McCormack, and Patrick McGoohan among others.
The Saint (1997) $68 million $169.4 million 6.2
  • Won Film Music Awards.
  • Nominated for Golden Raspberry Awards.
Roger Moore, Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, and Henry Goodman among others.
Face/Off (1997) $80 million $245.7 million 7.3
  • Won Saturn Awards and MTV Movie Awards.
  • Nominated for Academy Awards.
Nicolas Cage, John Travolta, Dominique Swain, and Gina Gershon among others.
The Game (1997) $50 million $109.4 million 7.8   Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn, James Rebhorn, and Carroll Baker among others.
Gladiator (2000) $103 million $457.6 million 8.5
  • Won Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, and Golden Globe Awards among others.
  • Nominated for Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, and Golden Globe Awards among others.
Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, and Oliver Reed among others.
Alien vs. Predator (2004) $60 million $172.5 million 5.6   Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Raoul Bova, Ian Whyte and Colin Salmon among others.
San City (2005) $40 million $158.8 million 8.0
  • Won Saturn Awards, and BMI Film & TV Awards.
  • Nominated for MTV Movie Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.
Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, and Jaime King among others.

Personal Life

Tommy Flanagan has been married thrice. In 1998, Flanagan tied the knot to Rachel Flanagan, a casting director. Their marriage did not last long and divorced in 2001. After the divorce,  he married for the second time in 2007 with Jane Ford, an American citizen. The couple separated after living together for three years.

In 2010, Flanagan exchanged vows with his current wife, Dina Livingston, a film producer. The couple welcomed their only daughter, Anujanue Elizabeth Flanagan in 2012. The pair is still together without any divorce rumors or extramarital affairs.

Flanagan is a supporter of Celtic F.C.

Tommy Flanagan's Glasgow Smile Reason 

It looks awesome to see his Glasgow smile or grin but the actual truth behind it is a little harsh. As it involves cutting the corners of the mouth from ear to ear, leaving a permanent scar in the shape of a smile.

Flanagan was attacked by some gangsters with the intention of robbing him. However, he fought back against them but attackers slashed his face from ear to ear leaving a wound known as Glasgow Smile. 

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by saru, 06 Mar, 2018

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