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Often mistaken for an American because of his skill at imitating accents, actor Tim Roth was born Timothy Simon Smith in London, England on May 14, 1961. His mother, Ann, was a teacher and landscape painter. His father, Ernie, was a journalist who changed the family name to "Roth"; Ernie had been in Brooklyn, New York, to an immigrant family of ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Mr. Right (filming)
Hopper
  Chronic (filming)
David
 2014 600 Millas (post-production)
Hank Harris
 2014 October Gale
Tom
 2014 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Doctor Who
- Walking Dead Lobster (2014) ... Doctor Who (voice)
 2014 United Passions
Sepp Blatter
 2014 Klondike (TV Mini-Series)
The Count
- Episode #1.6 (2014) ... The Count
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... The Count
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... The Count
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... The Count
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... The Count
 2012 The Liability
Roy
 2012/IV Broken
Archie
 2010 Brostitute (Video short)
 2009 Sea Wolf (TV Mini-Series)
Death Larsen
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Death Larsen
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Death Larsen
 2009 Skellig: The Owl Man (TV Movie)
Skellig
 2008 The Incredible Hulk (Video Game)
Emil Blonsky (voice)
 2006/I Even Money
Victor
 2005 The Last Sign
Jeremy Macfarlane
 2004 Silver City
Mitch Paine
 2004 With It (Short)
"Chicken Louis" Farnatelli
 2004 Late Night Shorts (TV Short)
Presenter
 2004 The Beautiful Country
Captain Oh
 2003 Whatever We Do (Short)
Joe
 2002 Emmett's Mark
John Harrett / Frank Dwyer
 2001 Invincible
Herschel Steinschneider / Erik Jan Hanussen
 2000 The Million Dollar Hotel
Izzy Goldkiss (uncredited)
 1997 Deceiver
Wayland
 1996 Mocking the Cosmos (Short)
Myrodemnon / Myron
 1996 No Way Home
Joey
 1994 Captives
Philip Chaney
 1993 Heart of Darkness (TV Movie)
Marlow
 1993 The Perfect Husband
Milan
 1992 Backsliding
Tom Whitton
 1992 Great Performances (TV Series)
Nick Finchley
- Common Pursuit (1992) ... Nick Finchley
 1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Jack Craig
- Easel Kill Ya (1991) ... Jack Craig
 1990 The Play on One (TV Series)
Peter Pike
- Yellowbacks (1990) ... Peter Pike
 1990 Farendj
Anton
 1989 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Curly Delafield
- Knuckle (1989) ... Curly Delafield
 1989 A Fine Romance (TV Series)
The Jaguar
 1988 Coppers (TV Movie)
Graham
 1988 To Kill a Priest
Feliks
 1988 A World Apart
Harold
 1987 Metamorphosis (TV Series)
Gregor Samsa
 1985 TV Eye (TV Series)
Mehmet Ali Agca
- Paid to Kill the Pope? (1985) ... Mehmet Ali Agca
 1985 Murder with Mirrors (TV Movie)
Edgar Lawson
 1984 Return to Waterloo
Boy Punk
 1984 The Hit
Myron
 1984 Driving Ambition (TV Series)
Baz
- Dream Machine (1984) ... Baz
 1984 Meantime (TV Movie)
Colin
 1983 Not Necessarily the News (TV Series)
Gay Man
- Road Trip (1983) ... Gay Man
 1982 Made in Britain (TV Movie)
Trevor
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Other Works:

Appeared in Barclays Bank TV commercial "Achievements" (2000). See more »

Publicity Listings:

17 Interviews | 6 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm not a method actor. I don't really have to go live in a hut in the tundra to play an accountant. People tell you that's what you should do because it's what De Niro does. It never worked for me. I've always been able to learn what I need to learn from the script. See more »

Trivia:

His father was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a British immigrant family of Irish ancestry. His mother was English. Tim's father changed the family name from the more British "Smith" to the German/Jewish "Roth" after World War II, because he was a journalist who traveled in countries that disliked the British (Tim is not of Jewish heritage). See more »

Trademark:

Walks with an unusual stiff-legged gait that has been attributed to bow-legs. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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