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Tim Pigott-Smith


British classical stage and TV actor Tim Pigott-Smith is a familiar face both here and in his native England. A drama major, he graduated from the University of Bristol in 1967 (where he frequently lectures) and made his professional debut two years later with the Bristol Old Vic. Predominantly a stage player in both regional and repertory, he ... See full bio »
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 2014 The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: Beyond the Pale (TV Movie)
Commissioner Mayne
 2014 Houdini (TV Mini-Series)
William Melville
- Part 2 (2014) ... William Melville
- Part 1 (2014) ... William Melville
 2014 The Bletchley Circle (TV Series)
Colonel
- Blood on Their Hands: Part 2 (2014) ... Colonel
 2013 The Great Train Robbery (TV Mini-Series)
DS Maurice Ray
- A Copper's Tale (2013) ... DS Maurice Ray
 2013 Wodehouse In Exile (TV Movie)
P. G. Wodehouse
 2013 Silent Witness (TV Series)
John Briggs
- Change: Part 2 (2013) ... John Briggs
- Change: Part 1 (2013) ... John Briggs
 2013 Miranda (TV Series)
Valerie Jackford
- The Dinner Party (2013) ... Valerie Jackford
 2012 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Sir Philip Tapsell
- Episode #3.5 (2012) ... Sir Philip Tapsell
 2012 Strike Back (TV Series)
Patrick Burton
 2012 Simon Schama's Shakespeare (TV Mini-Series)
- Hollow Crowns (2012)
 2012 The Fall of Singapore: The Great Betrayal (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 2011 The Hour (TV Series)
Lord Elms
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... Lord Elms
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... Lord Elms
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Lord Elms
- Pilot (2011) ... Lord Elms
 2010 The Little House (TV Series)
Frederick
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Frederick
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Frederick
 2010 Money (TV Mini-Series)
Barry Self
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Barry Self
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Barry Self
 2010 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Brigadier Timothy Wilson
- The Russian House (2010) ... Brigadier Timothy Wilson
 2010 On Expenses (TV Movie)
Alan Keen
 2006-2009 Serial Killers (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Monster of Florence (2009) ... Narrator
- The Lucie Blackman Murder (2009) ... Narrator
- Bodies in the Barrel (2009) ... Narrator
- Aileen Wuornos (2009) ... Narrator
- Chessboard Killer (2009) ... Narrator (uncredited)
 2008 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Matt Parkes
 2007 The Last Flight to Kuwait (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2006 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Dr. Lionel Woodward
- Taken at the Flood (2006) ... Dr. Lionel Woodward
 2004 North & South (TV Mini-Series)
Richard Hale
- Episode #1.4 (2004) ... Richard Hale
- Episode #1.3 (2004) ... Richard Hale
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Richard Hale
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Richard Hale
 2004 London (TV Movie)
John Evelyn
 2003 Eroica (TV Movie)
Count Dietrichstein
 2001-2003 The Vice (TV Series)
D.S. / D.C.I. Frank Vickers / D.S. Frank Vickers
- Lust (2003) ... D.S. / D.C.I. Frank Vickers
- Birdhouse (2003) ... D.S. / D.C.I. Frank Vickers
- Outcast (2003) ... D.S. / D.C.I. Frank Vickers
- Gameboys (2003) ... D.S. / D.C.I. Frank Vickers
- Control (2003) ... D.S. / D.C.I. Frank Vickers
 2003 The Day Britain Stopped (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2002 MI-5 (TV Series)
Hampton Wilder
- Episode #1.5 (2002) ... Hampton Wilder (uncredited)
 2002 Innocents (TV Movie)
James Wisheart
 2002 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
Philip Weaver
- For the Sake of Elena (2002) ... Philip Weaver
 2001 Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible (TV Series)
Dr. Maitland
- Voodoo Feet of Death (2001) ... Dr. Maitland
 2001 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Mark Yelland
- The End of Law (2001) ... Mark Yelland
 1999 The Major Years (TV Series)
Narrator
 1996 1914-1918 (TV Mini-Series)
- Slaughter (1996) ... (voice)
- War Without End (1996) ... (voice)
- Stalemate (1996) ... (voice)
- Hatred and Hunger (1996) ... (voice)
 1995 The Shadowy Third (TV Movie)
Dr. Evans / Mr. Maradick
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
Hubert
- The Bullion Boys (1993) ... Hubert
 1988 David Macaulay: Pyramid (TV Movie)
Djedefre / Scout (voice)
 1987 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
Francis Crick
- The Race for the Double Helix (1987) ... Francis Crick
 1987 Behind the Bleep (TV Movie)
 1986 The Challenge (TV Mini-Series)
Peter De Savary
 1983 Storyboard (TV Series)
Fawkes
- The Traitor (1983) ... Fawkes
 1982 Fame Is the Spur (TV Mini-Series)
Hamer Shawcross
- Episode #1.8 (1982) ... Hamer Shawcross
- Episode #1.7 (1982) ... Hamer Shawcross
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... Hamer Shawcross
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... Hamer Shawcross
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Hamer Shawcross
 1982 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Movie)
Philippe
 1980 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (TV Movie)
Vasques
 1980 The Day Christ Died (TV Movie)
Tullius
 1979-1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Michael / Timothy Perkins
- In Hiding (1980) ... Michael
- School Play (1979) ... Timothy Perkins
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
David
- No, Mama, No (1979) ... David
 1979 Danger UXB (TV Series)
Harry Winthrop
- Dead Letter (1979) ... Harry Winthrop
 1979 Measure for Measure (TV Movie)
Angelo
 1977 Play for Today (TV Series)
Consul Vogel
- A Choice of Evils (1977) ... Consul Vogel
 1977 Wings (TV Series)
Major Cashman
- The Prisoner's Friend (1977) ... Major Cashman
 1976 The Glittering Prizes (TV Mini-Series)
Tim Dent
- An Academic Life (1976) ... Tim Dent
 1975 North and South (TV Series)
Frederick Hale
 1974 Antony and Cleopatra (TV Movie)
Proculeius
 1972 The Regiment (TV Series)
Lieutenant
- A Gentleman from Europe (1972) ... Lieutenant
 1971 Boswell's Life of Johnson (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

He acted in Arthur Conan Doyle and Gillette's play, "Sherlock Holmes," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with John Wood, Philip Locke, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, and Nicholas Selby in the cast. Frank Dunlop was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Tim Piggot-Smith | Tim Pigot-Smith | Tim Piggott Smith

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I never think of the people that I play as being bad, because I don't think most people, even if they are terrible, think of themselves as being bad. I think that may be part of the trick of it. (On playing villains) See more »

Trivia:

Has acted in both the Doctor Who franchise and the Eon James Bond film series. See more »

Star Sign:

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