You have to admire a man whose attractiveness and professionalism never falter when acting with muppets. And by that I mean those notorious up-stagers, Kermit, Miss Piggy et al rather than a bunch of generic fools. I think it’s a mark of a fine man (or woman) that they don’t take themselves too seriously, and Curry gets it spot on. Michael Caine is similarly wonderful playing Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol. But unlike Caine, Tim Curry can properly sing too.
He plays the charming and entirely untrustworthy ship’s cook, Long John Silver, in The Muppet Treasure Island. ‘When you’re a professional pirate’ is sadly his ‘one big number’, but it’s a cracking one. The thing about Tim Curry is that he makes wicked seem so attractive.
Most of us first knew him in the Rocky Horror Picture Show, playing the bad, but oh so good, Dr FrankNFurter. This role demonstrates an undisputed ability to look hot as hell in fishnet stockings and full on slap. I’ve mentioned before the curious allure of men in heels, and Tim Curry, like Eddie Izzard, can definitely pull it off. It came as no surprise to discover that he grew up as son of a Methodist Chaplain.
I don’t want to disrespect the man – he’s had a long and serious acting career too. But really, if there was anyone I’d like to accompany me to the dark side, it would be Tim Curry.
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