Anthony Flanagan

Last updated 27 July 2014

Anthony Flanagan
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Anthony Flanagan

Born: 1972 (age: 51)


Anthony Flanagan is an English actor most widely known for his portrayal of policeman Tony in Channel 4's comedy-drama series Shameless.

Flanagan was born in Stockport, Cheshire. Flanagan's first professional job was in a lead role at the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 2001/2 season, playing Pat Harford in Peter Whelan's play 'A Russian In The Woods'. This led to a collaboration with writer and theatre critic Richard Edmonds on a one-man show on the life of Baudelaire entitled King of a Rainy Country.

Notable work includes roles in Vincent, Cracker, Life on Mars, Foyle's War, All About George, Casualty, Holby City, The Bill, Spooks, Spooks: Code 9, Survivors and Red Riding. 

Flanagan appeared in the BBC TV docudrama Heroes and Villains as Spartacus, first broadcast in 2008.