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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 18 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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  Summer of Rockets (TV Mini-Series) (filming)
Lord Arthur Wallington
 2019 The Corrupted (post-production)
Clifford Cullen
 2018 Hatton Garden (TV Mini-Series)
Terry Perkins
 2018 Early Man
Chief Bobnar (voice)
 2017 Finding Your Feet
 2017 Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (TV Series)
Ed Jacobson
 2017 The Changeover
Carmody Braque
 2017/I The Party
 2016 Stanley a Man of Variety
Stanley / James Finlayson / Max Wall / ...
 2016/II Denial
David Irving
 2016/III The Journey
Ian Paisley
 2016/I Away
 2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass
Bayard (voice)
 2015 Fungus the Bogeyman (TV Mini-Series)
 2015/I Sucker
The Professor
 2015 Cider with Rosie (TV Movie)
Laurie Lee (voice)
 2015 The Enfield Haunting (TV Mini-Series)
Maurice Grosse
 2014 Mr. Turner
JMW Turner
 2013-2014 Blandings (TV Series)
Lord Clarence Emsworth
 2013 The Love Punch
 2012 Room on the Broom (TV Movie)
Dragon (voice)
 2012 Love Bite
 2012 Wasteland
D I West
 2012 Ginger & Rosa
 2012/I Upside Down
Bob Boruchowitz
 2012 Sinbad (TV Series)
 2012 The Syndicate (TV Series)
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 The King's Speech
Winston Churchill
 2010 Reuniting the Rubins
Lenny Rubin
 2010 Jackboots on Whitehall
Churchill (voice)
 2010/I Alice in Wonderland
Bayard (voice)
 2009 10 Minute Tales (TV Series)
 2009 The Fattest Man in Britain (TV Movie)
Georgie Godwin
 2009 From Time to Time
 2009 Wake Wood
 2009 Desert Flower
Terry Donaldson
 2009/I Heartless
George Morgan
 2006-2009 The Street (TV Series)
Eddie McEvoy
 2009 The Damned United
Peter Taylor
 2009 Gunrush (TV Movie)
Doug Becket
 2008 Appaloosa
Phil Olson
 2007 Oliver Twist (TV Mini-Series)
 2007 A Room with a View (TV Movie)
Mr. Emerson
 2007 Enchanted
 2007 Death Defying Acts
 2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Peter Pettigrew (uncredited)
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game)
Barry Mickelthwaite (voice)
 2006 Mysterious Creatures (TV Movie)
Bill Ainscow
 2005 Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman
Albert Pierrepoint
 2005 Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle (TV Movie)
Malcolm Harvey
 2005 Cherished (TV Movie)
Terry Cannings
 1983-2004 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (TV Series)
Barry Taylor
 2004 Bosom Pals (TV Movie) (voice)
 2003 The Last Samurai
Simon Graham
 2003 Gettin' Square
Darren 'Dabba' Barrington
 2003 Eating for Two (Short)
 2003 My House in Umbria (TV Movie)
 2002 Nicholas Nickleby
Charles Cheeryble
 2002 Last Rumba in Rochdale (Short)
Frederico Formaggio (voice)
 2002 Bodily Harm (TV Mini-Series)
Mitchel Greenfield
 2002 In the Eyes of Kyana (Video)
Victor Monroe
 2002 All or Nothing
 2001 Ivor the Invisible (TV Movie)
Dad (voice)
 2001 Vanilla Sky
Thomas Tipp
 2001 Rock Star
Mats, Steel Dragon Road Manager
 2001 Lucky Break
Cliff Gumbell
 2001 Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (TV Movie)
Tommy Rag
 2001 Perfect Strangers (TV Mini-Series)
 2001 The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
Luis Agalla (Mayor)
 2001 Intimacy
 2000 Rough for Theatre II (Short)
 2000 The Thing About Vince (TV Mini-Series)
Vince Skinner
 2000 Chicken Run
Nick (voice)
 2000 Vatel
 2000 Hands Up! (Short)
 2000 Love's Labour's Lost
 1999 The Clandestine Marriage
 1999 Topsy-Turvy
Richard Temple
 1999 Shooting the Past (TV Movie)
Oswald Bates
 1998 Neville's Island (TV Movie)
 1998 Immortality
Inspector Healey
 1998 Still Crazy
David 'Beano' Baggot
 1998 Our Mutual Friend (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Venus
 1997 The Hunger (TV Series)
 1996 Hamlet
 1996 Secrets & Lies
 1994-1996 Outside Edge (TV Series)
Kevin Costello
 1994 Nice Day at the Office (TV Series)
Phil Bachelor
 1993-1994 Frank Stubbs Promotes (TV Series)
Frank Stubbs
 1993 Rab C. Nesbitt (TV Series)
Cell Mate
 1992-1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Cunningham - Masseur
 1993 Without Walls (TV Series documentary)
Margaret Rutherford
 1993 Spender (TV Series)
Robert Cunningham
 1991-1992 Performance (TV Series)
Jimmy Beales / Chico
 1991-1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Derek / Francis Meeks
 1992 Red Dwarf (TV Series)
 1991 Murder Most Horrid (TV Series)
 1991 Boon (TV Series)
Bill Webster
 1990 The Tale of Little Pig Robinson (TV Movie)
Pig Robinson
 1990 Life Is Sweet
 1990 The Sheltering Sky
Eric Lyle
 1990 1871
 1990 White Hunter Black Heart
Hodkins, Bush Pilot
 1990 Stolen (TV Series)
Donald Caudell
 1988 David Macaulay: Pyramid (TV Movie)
Kawab / Tomb Robber (voice)
 1988 Journey's End (TV Movie)
2nd Lt. Trotter
 1988 To Kill a Priest
 1988 Dream Demon
 1988 Crusoe
Reverend Milne (as Tim Spall)
 1988 Ten Great Writers of the Modern World (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1987 Body Contact
 1987 The Nihilist's Double Vision (TV Movie)
Nick Watts
 1986 Gothic
Dr. Polidori
 1985 Dutch Girls (TV Movie)
 1985 The Bride
Paulus (as Tim Spall)
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
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
 1981 Say No to Strangers (Short)
Stranger (uncredited)
 1981 The Three Sisters (TV Movie)
 1981 The Cherry Orchard (TV Movie)
 1979 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
 1979 S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie)
Jim (uncredited)
 1979 Quadrophenia
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Other Works:

He acted in Anne Warner's play, "Aunt Mary", at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Alfred Marks, Barry Jackson and Ann Way in the cast. 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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Personal Quote:

[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 »


He became an Associate Member of RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England). See more »


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