Tommy Flanagan plays "Filip 'Chibs" Telford." Chibs was born in the ghettos of Glasgow, raised on the streets of Belfast. Scrapper tough. A "chib" is Scottish street slang for a blade.
Flanagan, a native of Glasgow, Scotland showcased his talent in the Rain Dog Theatre for three years. His stage credits include Macbeth, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Wasted I & II.
His stint on the stage ended when he was cast in the multi-Oscar winning film Braveheart with Mel Gibson. He went on to star in Ridley Scott's Oscar winning film Gladiator with Russell Crowe and a series of other films including All About the Benjamins, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Alien vs. Predator, Sin City, When a Stranger Calls, Smokin' Aces and the sequel Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball.
His television credits include FOX's hit drama 24, Attila the Hun, Black and Blue and The Hawk.