Dick Sheppard Comprehensive
Camberwell School of Art
Acted opposite Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon in financial thriller "Arbitrage"
Cast as psychologist Cal Lightman on the Fox series "Lie to Me"
Cast as the villainous Emil Blonsky opposite Edward Norton in "The Incredible Hulk"
Starred in "Youth Without Youth," Francis Ford Coppola's first directed film in ten years
Co-starred with Naomi Watts and Michael Pitt in U.S. remake of crime thriller "Funny Games"
Co-starred in Wim Wenders' neo-Western "Don't Come Knocking" with Sam Shepard
Cast opposite Jennifer Connelly in the thriller "Dark Water"
Cast in John Sayles’ political satire "Silver City"
Cast as the villainous ape General Thade in Tim Burton's adaptation of "Planet of the Apes"
Appeared with John Travolta and Lisa Kudrow in Nora Ephron's "Lucky Numbers"
Made critically acclaimed debut as a director with "The War Zone"
Played a music prodigy who spent his entire life on board a luxury liner in "The Legend of 1900"
Teamed with rapper Tupac Shakur in the gritty crime drama "Gridlock'd"
Essayed real-life mobster Dutch Schultz in "Hoodlum"
Co-starred with Drew Barrymore in Woody Allen's musical comedy "Everyone Says I Love You"
First mainstream Hollywood film lead, as the villainous Archibald Cunningham in "Rob Roy"; received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor
Provided the link for the various stories as Ted the bellhop in anthology film "Four Rooms"; only actor to appear in each of the four segments helmed by Allison Anders, Tarantino, Alexandre Rockwell, and Robert Rodriguez
Acted the part of a Russian-Jewish hitman in "Little Odessa"
Played Marlow in the TNT adaptation of "Heart of Darkness"
Cast as diner robber Pumpkin in Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction"; role specifically written for him
Portrayed noted American serial killer Charles Starkweather in the bleak ABC miniseries "Murder in the Heartland"
Delivered breakthrough performance as the villainous Mr. Orange in "Reservoir Dogs"; first collaboration with Quentin Tarantino
Moved to Los Angeles, CA
Cast opposite Gary Oldman in the film version of Tom Stoppard's play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead"
Played the artist Vincent Van Gogh in Robert Altman's "Vincent & Theo"
Cast in featured role in the eccentric comedy "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover"
U.S. TV debut, "Agatha Christie's 'Murder With Mirrors'" (CBS)
Made feature acting debut as an apprentice hitman in Stephen Frears' "The Hit"
Appeared in Mike Leigh's "Meantime"; first screen collaboration with Gary Oldman
Screen acting debut, playing a white power skinhead in Alan Clarke's TV-movie "Made in Britain"
Attended art school to learn sculpting before switching to acting
Made acting debut in a school production of "Dracula" at age 16
Worked on stage with the Glasgow Citizen's Theatre, the Royal Court, and the Oval House
Tim Roth on being asked which of his films he liked the most: "The first one, 'Made in Britain.' That's where I lost my virginity. I'd always harbored the notion of doing film acting, more so than stage acting. I had the lead role, first time out. I'd never been in front of a camera before and I loved it. But it wasn't like I was working with an assh*le. I was working with one of the best British directors [the late Alan Clarke]." – from Interview magazine, February 1997
On his refusal to audition for any director (including Steven Spielberg in 1993), Roth told Empire in October 1999: "It's not an egotistical thing, I'm just crap at it. I figured I'd lose 50 per cent of the work by reading, or I'd lose 50 per cent of the work – happily – by not reading. Y'know, go and get a tape out of Blockbuster and see if I can speak. I mean, I'll meet with anybody, I don't mind that. But the process of auditioning, I really find too stressful."