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Overview (3)

Born in Tasmania, Australia
Birth NameTimothy Charles Robert Noel Bentinck
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Best known as the voice of David Archer in the BBC Radio series, The Archers, which he has played since 1982, Tim is also an accomplished stage, film, radio and television actor. From the swashbuckling Tom Lacey in the 80s series By The Sword Divided to starring with David Jason in 2012's The Royal Bodyguard, he has recently featured in Twenty Twelve, The Politician's Husband, East Enders, Lucan, Gangsta Granny and played the Home Secretary in the BBC spy series, The Game. He starred as a bank robber in the short film, Locked Up which won Best Short Film at the 2014 Lanzarote Film Festival.

He is a top voice artist and dubbing specialist, also an inventor, writer, travel journalist, computer programmer and musician. He went to Harrow, University of East Anglia, and trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

In 2012 he won Celebrity Mastermind, (specialist subject Winnie the Pooh), beat Judith Keppel head-to-head in Celebrity Eggheads, then defeated Linford Christie and and the tallest couple in Britain in Pointless Celebrities!

Besides broadcasting to 5 million listeners daily in The Archers, he is the voice of James Bond in The World Is Not Enough computer game, Victor Saltzpyre in the video game Vermintide, and for 15 years was strangely familiar to Londoners as the voice of "Mind The Gap" on the Piccadilly Line.

In 2017 he published his autobiography, "Being David Archer - And Other Unusual Ways of Earning a Living".

In 2018 he was made MBE for Services to Drama, receiving his award from the Prince of Wales.

He lives in London with his wife Judy, a leading hat designer, and has two sons, Will and Jasper.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tim Bentinck

Spouse (1)

Judith Ann Emerson (1979 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (11)

Famous as the voice of David Archer on the long-running rural soap on BBC Radio 4.
Was born on a sheep station in Tasmania, Australia.
In 1997, he inherited the titles 12th Earl of Portland, Viscount Woodstock and Baron Cirencester upon his father's death.
When not acting, Timothy Bentinck is an inventor, website designer and songwriter. He has invented (and patented) a device called "Hippo", a little saddle for carrying a child on the hip.
Accepted an award, with Felicity Finch, on behalf of "The Archers" radio programme, which won The Radio Personality Award at The Variety Club Showbusiness Awards 2002.
Has two sons, William (born in 1984) and Jasper (born in 1988).
Has two older sisters, Sorrel and Anna
After Harrow School he went to the University of East Anglia, and got a BA degree in the History of Art.
He recorded the "Mind The Gap" warnings on the Piccadilly Line of the London Underground.
After University, he trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to drama. He is an actor in London, England.

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