December 6, 1992 |
"I'm not an actor," Alan Swann cries. "I'm a movie star!!!" It's the most famous line from the 1982 film "My Favorite Year." And as delivered by Tim Curry--who plays the dissipated swashbuckler in Lincoln Center's new musical version--it takes on conversely ironic overtones: Curry, after all, has precisely the opposite problem.
May 7, 2006 |
Tim Curry, who returns to the role of King Arthur in "Monty Python's Spamalot" in London this fall, has been filling a very different role in Los Feliz. The English actor, known for starring in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975), has restored several houses in the area. This 1926 Mediterranean Italianate Revival estate, tucked below the Griffith Park Observatory on Nottingham Avenue, was refurbished by Curry in 2004.
April 25, 2012
COMEDY The Monty Python staple Eric Idle corrals a gang of comic friends including Russell Brand, Tim Curry and Eddie Izzard for this quick engagement of his new show "What About Dick?," Which, erm, seems likely to be fertile topical soil for this crowd to till. The Orpheum, 842 S. Broadway Ave., L.A. Thurs.-Sun. $60-$100. laorpheum.com.
October 21, 1997 |
That booming, chuckling, devilishly grinning farceur Tim Curry almost single-handedly gets ABC's "Over the Top" off to a rousing, rip-roaring launch. Flashing as many teeth as Batman's nemesis, the Joker, Curry is the commanding centerpiece of this new comedy about unemployed actor Simon Ferguson's tumultuous reunion with his hotel-operating former wife, Kate Martin, played by Annie Potts.
June 23, 1988 |
"Me and My Girl" is such a big wiseacre of a show that it risks being dismissed, especially when next to something like the hugely successful "Les Miserables," currently filling the Shubert Theatre in Century City with Sturm und Drang and tromping social relevance.
December 12, 2004 |
Actor Noah Wyle has sold his Los Feliz home for close to its $3.8-million asking price. The buyer was Robert Richardson, who won an Oscar in 1991 for best cinematography for "JFK." The house, which actor Tim Curry also once owned, is a restored Spanish colonial estate. It is on about 1.5 acres of lush grounds and has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in slightly more than 4,000 square feet. The home has hand-carved, hand-stenciled ceilings, a pool, an amphitheater, waterfalls and fountains.