The Secret of Moonacre - TIM CURRY Profile

TIM CURRY plays the villainous Coeur De Noir, father to Loveday and Robin, and rival to Sir Benjamin and Maria Merryweather.

Acclaimed British actor and two-time Tony Award nominee, Curry is best known for his performance in the cult phenomenon The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The role of stocking wearing Frank-N-Furter was Curry's film debut and won him not only critical acclaim but instant worldwide fame that would endure for generations. Since then Curry has gone on to a diverse career with film credits that include Kinsey, Charlie's Angels, Scary Movie 2, The Scoundrel's Wife, Addams Family Reunion, McHale's Navy, The Muppets' Treasure Island, Congo, The Shadow, The Three Musketeers, Loaded Weapon 1, Home Alone 2, Passed Away, Oscar, The Hunt for Red October, Pass the Ammo, Clue, Legend, The Ploughman's Lunch, Times Square and The Shout.

He has also voiced characters for numerous animated productions and has a long association with director Gabor Csupo working on his animated series for television and subsequent box office hits, The Rugrats Movie and The Wild Thornberrys. Curry was delighted to be re-united with Csupo in what will be their first ever live-action collaboration.

On television, Curry has been seen in numerous mini-series and telefilms including starring as William Shakespeare in Life of Shakespeare and in Attila for the USA Network. Other television credits include Jackie's Back for Lifetime, Titanic for CBS, Stephen King's It for ABC, The Worst Witch for HBO, and Oliver Twist for CBS. He also starred in several films for the BBC: Three Men in A Boat, directed by Stephen Frears; Napoleon and Love; and Schmoedipus. Curry was part of the initial cast of Family Affair and Over the Top, a series regular on Wiseguy, and also worked on Earth 2. He has recently completed filming Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic.

In theatre, Curry earned Tony Award nominations for his Broadway roles in Amadeus, in which he played Mozart, and My Favourite Year. He also starred in Broadway's Travesties. On the London stage, Curry has played in the Royal National Theatre productions Pirates of Penzance, The Rivals, Love for Love and The Threepenny Opera. Curry reprised the role that launched his career in both West End and Broadway productions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. His continued stage success was marked most recently by his performance as King Arthur again in both the West End and Broadway stage productions of the critically acclaimed Spamalot.

The Secret Of Moonacre.Staring: Dakota Blue Richards, Ioan Gruffudd, Tim Curry, Natascha McElhone, Juliet Stevenson, Augustus Prew, Michael Webber and Andy Linden. Film by Warner Brothers.

In Cinemas February 6 2009

Staring: Dakota Blue Richards, Ioan Gruffudd, Tim Curry, Natascha McElhone, Juliet Stevenson, Augustus Prew, Michael Webber and Andy Linden.

The Secret of Moonacre is an enchanting tale of magic and adventure. It follows the quest of thirteen-year-old orphan, Maria Merryweather (Dakota Blue Richards), who is sent away to live with her uncle, Sir Benjamin (Ioan Gruffudd), in the mysterious Moonacre Manor. It is there Maria uncovers the dark truth of the ancient curse that has nourished the feud that has been destroying Moonacre Valley for centuries. She has only until the next full moon to undo the curse and save Moonacre from destruction. Aided by a stable of wonderful characters and fantastical beasts, Maria sets out to bring peace to this magical world.

The cast includes: Dakota Blue Richards, Ioan Gruffudd, Tim Curry, Natascha McElhone, Juliet Stevenson, Augustus Prew, Michael Webber and Andy Linden.

The film is directed by award-winning Hungarian director Gabor Csupo. The screenplay has been adapted by Lucy Shuttleworth and Graham Alborough from the children's classic novel The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge. It is produced by Meredith Garlick and Monica Penders for Forgan-Smith Entertainment and Jason Piette and Michael L. Cowan for Spice Factory UK with partners Eurofilm Studio in Hungary and Davis Films in France. The film is released in the UK by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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