Tim Curry Makes Rare Appearance To Pick Up Lifetime Achievement Gong

Ben Arnold
·Contributor

Screen star Tim Curry has made a rare appearance in public after suffering a stroke nearly three years ago.

The 69-year-old ‘Rocky Horror Show’ legend was said to be in good spirits attending the Tony Awards Viewing Party in Los Angeles yesterday, where he was honoured with the The Actors Fund Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Still wheelchair-bound, he told Los Angeles magazine that he was 'doing well’, and was looking forward to receiving the accolade.

“I’ve done a few benefits for the Actors Fund and I think it’s a marvellous organisation. I hope not to have to use it,” he added.

The Actor’s Fund charity was set up in the 1880s, one of its earliest functions being to assist with costs of funerals and burials.

The star of movies like 'Legend’ with Tom Cruise, 'Clue’ and Stephen King’s 'It’, Curry collapsed after suffering the stroke at his home in July 2012.

He has been recovering slowly ever since, but said that his speech 'is slowed a bit’.

Perhaps better known for his stage work as for his work in the movies, he was Tony nominated for a wealth of roles including that of 'Amadeus’ on Broadway, 'My Favourite Year’ in 1993 and then for his long-running stint in 'Monty Python’s Spamalot’, in which he played King Arthur from 2004 to 2007.

“It means that it just sort of solidifies the kind of work the American acting community has given me for years now,” he added of the Lifetime Achievement gong.

“It’s very gracious of them, I think. I was thrilled when they told me and I am thrilled now.”

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