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Timothy Spall

Timothy Leonard 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 14 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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 2018 Early Man (filming)
Chief Bobnar (voice)
 2017 The Changeover (post-production)
Carmody Braque
 2017/I The Party
 2016/II Denial
David Irving
 2016/III The Journey
Ian Paisley
 2016/I Away
 2015/I Sucker
The Professor
 2013 The Love Punch
 2012 Love Bite
 2012 Wasteland
D I West
 2012/I Assassin's Bullet
Dr. Kahn
 2012 Comes a Bright Day
Charlie Morgan
 2011 My Angel
Mr. Lambert
 2010 Reuniting the Rubins
Lenny Rubin
 2010/I Alice in Wonderland
Bayard (voice)
 2009 From Time to Time
 2009 Wake Wood
 2009 Desert Flower
Terry Donaldson
 2009/I Heartless
George Morgan
 2008 Appaloosa
Phil Olson
 2003 Gettin' Square
Darren 'Dabba' Barrington
 2001 Lucky Break
Cliff Gumbell
 2001 The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
Luis Agalla (Mayor)
 2001 Intimacy
 2000 Chicken Run
Nick (voice)
 2000 Vatel
 2000 Love's Labour's Lost
 1998 Immortality
Inspector Healey
 1990 The Sheltering Sky
Eric Lyle
 1990 1871
 1990 White Hunter Black Heart
Hodkins, Bush Pilot
 1988 To Kill a Priest
 1988 Dream Demon
 1988 Crusoe
Reverend Milne (as Tim Spall)
 1987 Body Contact
 1985 The Bride
Paulus (as Tim Spall)
 1982 The Missionary
 1982 Remembrance
 1979 Quadrophenia
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Other Works:

TV commercial (voiceover) for Tesco supermarkets (2004) See more »

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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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[talking about the roles that have made him famous] "What some people take to be losers, I consider to be representative of normal life." See more »


Regularly works with Mike Leigh. See more »


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