Cassidy, G and Knox, S (2018) 'An actor diversifies: a diachronic examination of the work and career of Tony Curran.' In: Fife Donaldson, L and Walters, J, eds. Television performance. Palgrave, London.


This chapter examines the work and working practices of Tony Curran, an actor we consider to have noteworthy versatility. Focusing on his career in television across a number of projects, contexts and years, our argument is that Curran’s versatility involves a number of factors, both within and exceeding his creative agency. These include confidence and creative risk-taking, an emphasis on acting as a craft that requires discipline, preparation and attention to the methods of production and exhibition, as well as awareness of the social culture within which the careers of actors are located.

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