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Timothy Spall

Timothy Spall was born in Battersea, London, to Sylvia R. (Leonard), a hairdresser, and Joseph L. Spall, a postal worker. He was raised in London. Spall auditioned and earned a spot with the National Youth Theatre and later showed great promise at RADA where he portrayed the title roles in "Macbeth" and "Othello." In 1979 he joined the Royal ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 14 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016/I Away (completed)
 2016 Moving Pictures (announced)
 2016/III The Journey (post-production)
Ian Paisley
 2016/II Denial (filming)
David Irving
 2015 Fungus the Bogeyman (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Fungus (voice)
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Fungus (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Fungus (voice)
 2015/I Sucker
The Professor
 2015 Cider with Rosie (TV Movie)
Voice of Laurie Lee (voice)
 2013 The Love Punch
 2012 Room on the Broom (TV Short)
Dragon (voice)
 2012 Love Bite
 2012 The Rise
D I West
 2012 Sinbad (TV Series)
- Old Man of the Sea (2012) ... Anicetus
 2012 The Syndicate (TV Series)
Bob Davies
- Episode #1.5 (2012) ... Bob Davies
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Bob Davies
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Bob Davies
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Bob Davies
 2012/I Assassin's Bullet
Dr. Kahn
 2012 Comes a Bright Day
Charlie Morgan
 2011 My Angel
Mr. Lambert
 2011/I Goldfish (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2010 Reuniting the Rubins
Lenny Rubin
 2010/I Alice in Wonderland
Bayard (voice)
 2010 Wake Wood
 2009 10 Minute Tales (TV Series)
- Deep & Crisp & Even (2009) ... Man
 2009 The Fattest Man in Britain (TV Movie)
Georgie Godwin
 2009 From Time to Time
 2009 Desert Flower
Terry Donaldson
 2009/I Heartless
George Morgan
 2009 Gunrush (TV Movie)
Doug Becket
 2008 Appaloosa
Phil Olson
 2007 Oliver Twist (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... Fagin
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... Fagin
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Fagin
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Fagin
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... Fagin
 2007 A Room with a View (TV Movie)
Mr. Emerson
 2006 Mysterious Creatures (TV Movie)
Bill Ainscow
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game)
Barry Mickelthwaite (voice)
 2005 Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle (TV Movie)
Malcolm Harvey
 2005 Cherished (TV Movie)
Terry Cannings
 2004 Bosom Pals (TV Movie) (voice)
 2003 Gettin' Square
Darren 'Dabba' Barrington
 2003 Eating for Two (Short)
 2003 My House in Umbria (TV Movie)
 2002 Last Rumba in Rochdale (Short)
Frederico Formaggio (voice)
 2002 In the Eyes of Kyana (Video)
Victor Monroe
 2002 Bodily Harm (TV Mini-Series)
Mitchel Greenfield
 2001 Ivor the Invisible (TV Movie)
Dad (voice)
 2001 Lucky Break
Cliff Gumbell
 2001 Perfect Strangers (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Irving
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Irving
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Irving
 2001 The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
Luis Agalla (Mayor)
 2001 Intimacy
 2000 Rough for Theatre II (Short)
 2000 Chicken Run
Nick (voice)
 2000 Vatel
 2000 Hands Up! (Short)
 1999 Shooting the Past (TV Movie)
Oswald Bates
 1998 Neville's Island (TV Movie)
 1998 Immortality
Inspector Healey
 1998 Our Mutual Friend (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Venus
- Episode #1.4 (1998) ... Mr. Venus
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Mr. Venus
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Mr. Venus
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Mr. Venus
 1997 The Hunger (TV Series)
- The Swords (1997) ... Salesman
 1993-1994 Frank Stubbs (TV Series)
Frank Stubbs
- Chinatown (1994) ... Frank Stubbs
- Mr. Chairman (1994) ... Frank Stubbs
- Faith (1994) ... Frank Stubbs
- Babies (1994) ... Frank Stubbs
- Politician (1994) ... Frank Stubbs
 1993 Rab C. Nesbitt (TV Series)
Cell Mate
- Cell (1993) ... Cell Mate
 1993 Without Walls (TV Series documentary)
Margaret Rutherford
- For One Night Only: Margaret Rutherford (1993) ... Margaret Rutherford
 1993 Spender (TV Series)
Robert Cunningham
- Retreat (1993) ... Robert Cunningham
 1991-1992 Performance (TV Series)
Jimmy Beales / Chico
- Roots (1992) ... Jimmy Beales
- Nona (1991) ... Chico
 1991-1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Derek / Francis Meeks
- Dread Poets' Society (1992) ... Derek
- Broke (1991) ... Francis Meeks
 1992 Red Dwarf (TV Series)
- Back to Reality (1992) ... Andy
 1991 Murder Most Horrid (TV Series)
- The Case of the Missing (1991) ... Pathologist
 1991 Boon (TV Series)
Bill Webster
- Pillow Talk (1991) ... Bill Webster
 1990 The Sheltering Sky
Eric Lyle
 1990 1871
 1990 White Hunter Black Heart
Hodkins, Bush Pilot
 1990 Stolen (TV Series)
Donald Caudell
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Donald Caudell
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Donald Caudell
 1988 Journey's End (TV Movie)
Lt. Trotter
 1988 To Kill a Priest
 1988 Dream Demon
 1988 Crusoe
Reverend Milne (as Tim Spall)
 1988 David Macaulay: Pyramid (TV Movie)
Kawab / Tomb Robber (voice)
 1987 Body Contact
 1987 The Nihilist's Double Vision (TV Movie)
Nick Watts
 1985 Dutch Girls (TV Movie)
 1985 The Bride
Paulus (as Tim Spall)
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
Pte. Postnikov
- A Crack in the Ice (1985) ... Pte. Postnikov
 1982 The Missionary
 1982 Remembrance
 1982/I Oliver Twist (TV Movie)
1st Constable
 1980-1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Gordon / Detective Sergeant Baxter / Wainwright
- Home Sweet Home (1982) ... Gordon
- A Cotswold Death (1982) ... Detective Sergeant Baxter
- The Vanishing Army (1980) ... Wainwright
 1981 The Three Sisters (TV Movie)
 1981 The Cherry Orchard (TV Movie)
 1981 Say No to Strangers (Short)
Stranger (uncredited)
 1979 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Brylcreem Boys (1979) ... Shorty
 1979 S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie)
Jim (uncredited)
 1979 Quadrophenia
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Other Works:

He acted in Bertolt Brecht's play, "Baal", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at The Other Place Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Ben Kingsley, Jane Downs, Robert Gwilym, Nicholas Gecks and Lila Kaye in the cast. David Hugh Jones was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 1 Article | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Timothy Spall OBE | Tim Spall


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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On his battle with leukemia: "I didn't know what made me ill but stress had something to do with it and the point is now to head off stress at the pass. It made me aware of things and become more selective. I am less worried about employment. I really do my homework so I am not getting stressed on the set because I don't know what I'm doing." See more »


Has played a rat in two movies. He provided the voice of Nick the rat in Chicken Run (2000) and as Ron Weasley's rat Scabbers in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). See more »


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