Tommy Flanagan is a British film and television actor born in Glasgow, Scotland.
Flanagan is the 3rd of five children. His first television roles were in Screen One, 1992 and Taggart in 1993. Flanagan worked in Robert Carlyle's Raindog Theatre for three years before being cast in Braveheart (1995).
He has had roles in Face/Off, The Game, Sunset Strip, Gladiator, Alien vs. Predator, Sin City, Smokin' Aces, Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball, When a Stranger Calls, All About the Benjamins, The Last Drop and the mini-series "Attila." Flanagan also portrayed arms dealer Gabriel Schecter in the first episode of 24's seventh season.
In October 2010, Flanagan was revealed as the spokesperson for the Scottish soft drink Irn-Bru. Flanagan appeared in the episode "Headlock" of Lie To Me, aired in the U.S. on Monday, 2 August 2010.
He is currently a regular cast member on Sons of Anarchy, in which he plays outlaw biker Chibs Telford.
His distinctive facial scars are the result of an attack.
He and wife Dina Livingston welcomed a baby girl in early 2011, they named her Aunjanue Elizabeth Flanagan.