Source: Geeks of Doom More about SXSW from Best Movies Ever - On the Toronto set of the new Syfy TV series, Defiance, actor Tony Curran (Gladiator) talks about his role as Datak Tarr in this exclusive video interview. He speaks quite a few [real-world Earth] languages himself. Interview: ASHLEIGH CUMMINGS AND ZACHARY QUINTO ON “NOS4A2”, EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: “OUTLANDER” ACTORS SOPHIE SKELTON & RICHARD RANKIN, Ming-Na Wen On Marvel’s Agents Of Shield – Exclusive Interview, Science Fiction & Fantasy Actor and Author Interviews, EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: “STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” MICHELLE PARADISE, Carnival Row Co-Creator Travis Beacham Exclusive Interview, STAR TREK: PICARD EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – ACTORS MICHELLE HURD, SANTIAGO CABRERA & EVAN EVAGORA, Exclusive interview: SUPERNATURAL: JENSEN ACKLES. Source: Hollywood Reporter 'Defiance' trailer: First look at Syfy's new TV/videogame series -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO To portray the Invisible Man, he donned a special suit that turned him into a walking bluescreen. 2., Tony Curran as Datak Tarr in 'Defiance' season two (Photo by Joe Pugliese/Syfy) Season two of Syfy’s groundbreaking series Defiance premieres on June 19, 2014 at 8pm ET/PT with Julie Benz, Grant Bowler, Tony Curran, and Jaime Murray back in starring roles. Having played two vampires now, Curran has some basis for comparison in terms of how comfortable or uncomfortable it is to where nonhuman makeup. Basically, I think it helps any character, when you can have your own mother tongue, and then you can start speaking boring old English.” When not playing a Castithan, Curran says, “I speak a little bit of Vietnamese – as my wife has told me,” he notes with a laugh regarding his fluency in his spouse’s native tongue, “and I speak a little bit of French, a little bit of Czech – I can say ‘Hello’ in any language, ‘Buy you a drink?’ But I don’t speak anything fluently.”, Curran then says a phrase in Vietnamese. Since then, the Scottish star has appeared in a number of major film and television roles. But there are many, many elements of this show which I think people will enjoy, so I hope people watch it. He was raised in the gutter, as it were, and to survive, you have to smarten up your ideas pretty quickly.” It can be very tough. I spoke to Jaime [Murray, who is English] and some of the producers and directors and just thought that might take away from the performance, if it was a little too [colorful]. DOCTOR WHO fans know him as that show’s Vincent Van Gogh and he was also a regular in the TV series ULTIMATE FORCE and the miniseries THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH. “I have, yeah. Defiance Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. What are we going to sound like? And also, on top of our American accents, as aliens, we have our own Castithan.” He then promptly says a line in Castithan, which he explains is something Datak Tarr utters in the pilot. He went to a Celtic Pub while wearing his costume from Defiance, while the show was being produced. Curran introduces his real-life wife Mai, and then makes a joke about his TV wife Stahma that has both his spouse and interviewer hiccuping with laughter. Defiance Game: Definite Family Fun! [CDATA[ With his wife Stahna, played by Jaime Murray, at his side, Datak has quite a few schemes, some of them lethal, up his well-tailored sleeves. Defiance is an American science fiction western drama television series developed by Rockne S. O'Bannon, Kevin Murphy and Michael Taylor; the series is produced by Universal Cable Productions.. He also played vampire roles in Guillermo del Toro's Blade II as Priest and Underworld: Evolutionas Markus. Abbie Bernstein is an entertainment journalist, fiction author and filmmaker. But overall, it’s fine. He worked on GAME OF THRONES as well, the Dothraki language. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. It’s that sort of conversation. 19.2k Followers, 1,146 Following, 1,892 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Tony Curran (@tonycurran) And some days it gets quite hot in DEFIANCE – you wear this costume. “I wear contact lenses,” Curran relates. Tony rose to fame in the BBC television series This Life. Defiance Edit. Has Curran played it yet? My interview with DEFIANCE and DOCTOR WHO Star Tony Curran at FedCon 2014 in Duesseldorf, Germany. Tony Curran was born on December 13, 1969 in Glasgow, Scotland. Defiance was a genuinely original and intriguing look at the "Alien" occupation story. We find a world completely remade and still in upheaval after the arrival of not one but several alien species, with all of the racial, cultural and social baggage that comes with it. Datak (Tony Curran), who was elected as the new mayor of Defiance at the end of Season One, is now imprisoned in Earth Republic's Camp Reverie after murdering Colonel Marsh. These people are trying to integrate into this society. One of the most powerful of Defiance’s residents is Datak Tarr, played by Tony Curran. He is an alumnus of Holyrood Secondary School and is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Thirteen episodes. To the town of Defiance, on what used to be St. Louis, comes the mysterious Nolan (Grant Bowler) and his charge, Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas). How do we behave?’ So all of a sudden, [it was decided] the audio element of how we sounded as those characters, the best way to go about it is, they’re chameleons. “I think there’s a transcendence in the show. A lot of the characters, they talk to other human beings, and in many ways, [this was] the way they integrated and [why] they sounded that way. It’s very similar to how there have been exoduses of people from one land to another, the Highland clearances [in Scotland], the potato famine [in Ireland], the Italians moving, or what’s happening today in Eastern Europe or in Africa, people trying to move somewhere to get a better life, and how people accept them or won’t accept them. It’s very similar to Jaime. Anthony "Tony" Curran is a Scottish actor. The series from Universal Cable Productions is executive produced by Kevin Murphy and Michael Taylor. “It’s odd, isn’t it?” Curran says. In the town of Defiance, formerly St. Louis, MO, the mayor is human, but many aliens are in prominent positions. Besides Buzzy Multimedia, her work currently appears in Assignment X. Buzzy Mag – Science Fiction Magazine – News, Reviews, Interviews and Original Fiction. Since then, the Scottish star has appeared in a number of major film and television roles. Amongst bonuses, mini-episodes shed further light on the Nolan-Irisa relationship. So that’s coming out, that should be quite exciting as well.”, What would Curran most people to know right now about DEFIANCE? “David J. Petersen basically designed all the alien languages. My fellow Defiance fans! “I think he’s aware of it, but he’s a very proud creature. External links. He basically engineered all the alien languages. Tag: Tony Curran . Internationally, Curran is known as Lugo Elson in the Fox action-drama series 24, Datak Tarr and his father in the Syfy Western drama series Defiance, Gaines in the FX biker drama series Sons of Anarchy, Connelly in the History Channel remake of Roots, Michael "Red" Radulovic in the Showtime crime-drama series Ray Donovan, and Brett "Swanny" Swann in the CBS military action-drama series SEAL Team. Curran voiced the character of Captain MacMillan in the 2011 video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. [CDATA[ He has been married to Mai Curran … The Defiance Container Village allows visitors to explore the futuristic world of Defiance, which premieres on Syfy on April 15, 2013 at 9/8c. Speaking of how Datak feels about Stahma, she seems to come up with ideas that she suggests to her husband in a way that enables him to feel that he’s thought them up himself. Exclusive Interview : Tony Curran (DEFIANCE) On Syfy’s new series DEFIANCE, it’s been decades since an alien ship, carrying seven different sentient species collectively known as the Votan, crash-landed on Earth. Jaime Murray and Tony Curran prove a great double act as the senior Tarrs, proof one should never judge by appearances. Over thirty years after various alien races arrived on Earth, the landscape is completely altered, terraformed nearly beyond recognition. Defiance: SDCC 2013 Panel – A Brave New World…Or Is It? // ]]> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-7450897450542147"; /* tony curran 160x600 */ google_ad_slot = "6804704524"; google_ad_width = 160; google_ad_height = 600; That’s where I coined the phrase ‘prosthetic depression,’ because there’s a lot more – five, six hours in the [makeup] chair before you do an eight-, ten-hour day. This is a novel written by a woman called Kate Mosse, it’s got John Hurt in it. I hope that you made it down to Comic-Con 2013 this year! For instance, WALKING DEAD, it’s got a genre, it’s zombies, but it’s so much more about the human condition, how human beings survive, how they get on together, and I think that’s a lot of what DEFIANCE is about and the epic scope of it as well, it’s going to have that depth of character. On the set of Syfy Defiance in Toronto with actor Tony Curran (Part 2 of 2) On the Toronto set of the new Syfy TV series, Defiance, actor Tony Curran talks about his role as Datak Tarr in … Is Datak aware this is what Stahma is doing, or does he really think he’s coming up with the plans? He is replaced as "provisional" mayor by the E-Rep-appointed Niles Pottinger ( James Murray ). The Defiance effort represents the best in Transmedia demonstrating outstanding production values that …Read the Rest. Although his education is you might say streetwise, and sometimes that can be as powerful as a somewhat more intellectual approach to existence. Fortunately, the Castithans, though made up to be very pale, don’t require prosthetics. The accident caused unexpected terraforming, to say nothing of conflict with the locals, i.e., humans. He has been married to Mai Curran since August 13, 2011. The accident caused unexpected terraforming, to say nothing of conflict with the locals, i.e., humans. Physically, they ain’t going to integrate, because they don’t look like human beings, but I think a lot of it is, they watch old movies. //