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Tim Pigott-Smith (1946–2017)


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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Known For

V for Vendetta
(2005)
Quantum of Solace
Quantum of Solace Foreign Secretary
(2008)
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland Lord Ascot
(2010)
Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York Calvinist Minister
(2002)

Filmography

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 2017 The Little Vampire 3D (post-production)
Frederick (voice)
 2017 Victoria and Abdul (completed)
Sir Henry Ponsonby
 2017/I 6 Days (completed)
William Whitelaw
 2017 King Charles III (TV Movie)
Charles
 2017 Decline and Fall (TV Mini-Series)
Sniggs
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Sniggs
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Sniggs
 2016 Whisky Galore
Woolsey
 2015 Inspector Lewis (TV Series)
Jasper Hammond
- One for Sorrow: Part 2 (2015) ... Jasper Hammond
- One for Sorrow: Part 1 (2015) ... Jasper Hammond
 2015 Rory Bremner's Election Report (TV Movie)
Permanent Secretary, Defence
 2015 Jupiter Ascending
Malidictes
 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 RED 2
Director Philips
 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
 2013 Doomsday: World War I (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Narrator
- The Fall of Man (2013) ... Narrator (English version, voice)
- The Battle of Nations (2013) ... Narrator (English version, voice)
- Purgatory (2013) ... Narrator (English version, voice)
 2012 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Sir Philip Tapsell
- Episode #3.5 (2012) ... Sir Philip Tapsell
 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
 2011 My Piece of the Pie
Mr. Brown (as Tim Piggot-Smith)
 2011 North & South: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Richard Hale (uncredited)
 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 Crimes That Shook the World (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Monster of Florence (2009) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Lucie Blackman Murder (2009) ... Narrator
- The Bodies in the Barrels (2009) ... Narrator (voice)
- Yorkshire Ripper (2009) ... Narrator (voice)
- Aileen Wuornos (2009) ... Narrator (voice)
 2008 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Matt Parkes
 2007 The Last Flight to Kuwait (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2006 Flyboys
Mr. Lowry
 2006 Normal for Norfolk (Short)
Randall
 2006 L'entente cordiale
Superintendant Masterson
 2006 Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV Series)
Dr. Lionel Woodward
- Taken at the Flood (2006) ... Dr. Lionel Woodward
 2005 Conflict (Short)
Doctor
 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 Alexander
Omen Reader
 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)
 2003 Johnny English
Pegasus, Head of MI7
 2002 Gangs of New York
Calvinist Minister
 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
 2002 Safe Conduct
Fleming
 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 The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (TV Mini-Series)
- Slaughter (1996) ... (voice)
- War Without End (1996) ... (voice)
- Stalemate (1996) ... (voice)
- Hatred and Hunger (1996) ... (voice)
 1995 Ghosts (TV Series)
Dr. Evans / Mr. Maradick
- Shadowy Third (1995) ... Dr. Evans / Mr. Maradick
 1993 The Remains of the Day
Thomas Benn
 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
 1987 Behind the Bleep (TV Movie)
 1986 The Challenge (TV Mini-Series)
Peter De Savary
 1986 A State of Emergency
Father Joe Ryan
 1983 Storyboard (TV Series)
Fawkes
- The Traitor (1983) ... Fawkes
 1982 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Movie)
Philippe
 1981 Victory
Rose - The English
 1980 Richard's Things
Peter
 1980 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (TV Movie)
Vasques
 1980 Sweet William
Gerald
 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 Eustace and Hilda (TV Series)
Dick Staveley
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Dick Staveley
- The Sixth Heaven (1977) ... Dick Staveley
 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
 1977 Joseph Andrews
Cornet (as Tim Piggott Smith)
 1976 Aces High
Stoppard
 1976 The Glittering Prizes (TV Mini-Series)
Tim Dent
- An Academic Life (1976) ... Tim Dent
 1975 North & South (TV Mini-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 William Shakespeare's play, "Titus Andronicus," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Colin Blakely, John Wood, Patrick Stewart, Gareth Hunt, Jonathan Kent, Judy Geeson, Mark Dignam, Patrick Godfrey, Tony Osoba, Margaret Whiting, and Geoffrey Hutchings in the cast. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on playing villains] 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. See more »

Trivia:

He died on the same day as Christopher Morahan, who directed him in his most famous television role in The Jewel in the Crown (1984). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently played military officers and other authority figures

Star Sign:

Taurus

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