Timothy Spall

Actor
A slightly paunched British actor of stage, television, and films, Timothy Spall has played a wide array of character parts, but his career has been most enhanced through his work with writer-director Mike Leigh. He ... Read more »
Born: 02/26/1957 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (77)

Through the Looking Glass 2016 (Movie)

Bayard (Voice)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Enfield Haunting 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Mr. Turner 2014 (Movie)

J.M.W. Turner (Actor)

The Love Punch 2014 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Comes A Bright Day 2013 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Ginger and Rosa 2013 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Sinbad 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Upside Down 2013 (Movie)

Bob Boruchowicz (Actor)

Wasteland 2013 (Movie)

D I West (Actor)

Assassin's Bullet 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Love Bite 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Reuniting the Rubins 2012 (Movie)

Lenny Rubins (Actor)

Desert Flower 2011 (Movie)

Donaldson (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 (Movie)

Wormtail (Actor)

Wake Wood 2011 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

Alice in Wonderland 2010 (Movie)

Bayard (Voice)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010 (Movie)

Wormtail (Actor)

Heartless 2010 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Jackboots On Whitehall 2010 (Movie)

Voice of Winston Churchill (Actor)

The King's Speech 2010 (Movie)

Winston Churchill (Actor)

From Time to Time 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 (Movie)

Wormtail (Actor)

The Damned United 2009 (Movie)

Peter Taylor (Actor)

A Room With a View 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Appaloosa 2008 (Movie)

Phil Olson (Actor)

Death Defying Acts 2008 (Movie)

Mr. Sugarman (Actor)

Oliver Twist 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Enchanted 2007 (Movie)

Nathaniel (Actor)

Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman 2007 (Movie)

Albert Pierrepoint (Actor)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007 (Movie)

Beadle Bamford (Actor)

The Street 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 (Movie)

Peter Pettigrew (AKA Wormtail) (Actor)

Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 (Movie)

Peter Pettigrew (Actor)

Gettin' Square 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last Samurai 2003 (Movie)

Simon Graham (Actor)

All or Nothing 2002 (Movie)

Phil Bassett (Actor)

Lucky Break 2002 (Movie)

Cliff Gumbell (Actor)

Nicholas Nickleby 2002 (Movie)

Charles Cheeryble (Actor)

Intimacy 2001 (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

Rock Star 2001 (Movie)

Mats--Road Manager, Steel Dragon (Actor)

The Old Man Who Read Love Stories 2001 (Movie)

Luis Agalla--Mayor (Actor)

Vanilla Sky 2001 (Movie)

Thomas Tipp (Actor)

Chicken Run 2000 (Movie)

of Nick (Voice)

Love's Labour's Lost 2000 (Movie)

Don Armado (Actor)

Shooting the Past 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hunger 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wisdom of Crocodiles 2000 (Movie)

Inspector Healey (Actor)

Vatel 2000 (Movie)

Gourville (Actor)

Our Mutual Friend -- By Charles Dickens 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Clandestine Marriage 1999 (Movie)

Sterling (Actor)

Topsy-Turvy 1999 (Movie)

Richard Temple (Actor)

Still Crazy 1998 (Movie)

Beano (Actor)

Hamlet 1996 (Movie)

Rosencrantz (Actor)

Secrets & Lies 1996 (Movie)

Maurice (Actor)

Tracey Ullman: A Class Act 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Life Is Sweet 1991 (Movie)

Aubrey (Actor)

1871 1990 (Movie)

Ramborde (Actor)

The Sheltering Sky 1990 (Movie)

Eric Lyle (Actor)

White Hunter, Black Heart 1990 (Movie)

Hodkins (Actor)

Crusoe 1989 (Movie)

Reverend Milne (Actor)

To Kill a Priest 1989 (Movie)

Igor (Actor)

Dream Demon 1988 (Movie)

Peck (Actor)

Gothic 1987 (Movie)

Dr John Polidori (Actor)

The Bride 1985 (Movie)

Paulus (Actor)

Home Sweet Home 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

Remembrance 1980 (Movie)

Douglas (Actor)

The Missionary 1980 (Movie)

Parswell (Actor)

Quadrophenia 1979 (Movie)

Projectionist (Actor)

The Life Story of Baal 1977 (Movie)

Lupu (Actor)

My House in Umbria (TV Show)

Actor

Room on the Broom (TV Show)

Voice

Rough For Theatre II (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Lucky Break 2002 (Movie)

("Sunny") (Song Performer)

Biography

A slightly paunched British actor of stage, television, and films, Timothy Spall has played a wide array of character parts, but his career has been most enhanced through his work with writer-director Mike Leigh. He first teamed with Leigh on the television drama "Home Sweet Home" (BBC, 1981), playing one of a trio of postmen, then on-stage in "Smelling a Rat" (1988). Feature collaborations between the two include "Life Is Sweet" (1991), in which Spall played an inept restaurateur, and the acclaimed "Secrets & Lies" (1996), where he played Maurice, a gentle photographer who possesses secret knowledge about his family.

Relationships

Sylvia Leonard

Mother

Shane Spall

Wife
Married Dec. 1, 1981

Rafe Spall Actor

Son
Born March 10, 1983; mother, Shane Spall

Joseph Spall

Father

Mercedes Spall

Daughter
Born 1985; mother, Shane Spall

Pascale Spall

Daughter
Born 1976; mother, Shane Spall

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England
Received the Bancroft Gold Medal

Milestones

2013

Starred as Lord Emsworth on BBC comedy series "Blandings"

2012

Helped Jim Sturgess find his soulmate Kirsten Dunst in futuristic love story "Upside Down"

2012

Cast opposite Elle Fanning and Alice Englert in 1960s drama "Ginger & Rosa"

2010

Reprised Wormtail for two-part finale of series "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" and " Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"

2010

Voiced Bayard the Bloodhound in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland"

2010

Cast as Winston Churchill in "The King's Speech"; later reprised Churchill in Summer Olympic Games Closing Ceremony (2012)

2009

Reprised role in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," directed by David Yates

2007

Played Beadle Bamford in Tim Burton's production of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

2007

Portrayed British executioner Albert Pierrepoint in "Pierrepoint," directed by Adrian Shergold

2005

Again portrayed Wormtail in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," directed by Mike Newell

2004

Cast as Death Eater Peter 'Wormtail' Pettigrew in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," the third installment of hit series

2004

Starred as Mr. Poe in "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," an adaptation of Daniel Handler's beloved children's book series

2003

Portrayed Simon Graham, Tom Cruise's British Interpreter in "The Last Samurai"

2002

Reunited with Mike Leigh as co-star of "All or Nothing"

2001

Appeared in "Vanilla Sky," starring Tom Cruise

2001

Co-starred in Peter Cattaneo's film "Lucky Break"

2001

Cast as the road manager of a heavy metal band in "Rock Star"

2000

Co-starred as Kerry Fox's cab driver husband in "Intimacy"

1999

Cast in featured role as D'Oyly-Carte performer Richard Temple in Mike Leigh's "Topsy-Turvy"

1996

Briefly retired from acting while undergoing treatment for leukemia

1996

Received international recognition for starring role in Leigh's "Secrets & Lies"

1994

Co-starred with Brenda Blethyn on ITV comedy series "Outside Edge"

1993

Appeared as comedy player on HBO Special "Tracey Ullman: A Class Act"

1993

Played title role on British sitcom "Frank Stubbs Promotes" (ITV)

1992

Made U.S. debut as guest star on episode of "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" (ABC)

1991

First feature collaboration with Leigh, "Life Is Sweet"

1990

Appeared in Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Sheltering Sky"

1988

Had featured role in stage play "Smelling a Rat," directed by Leigh

1983

Was part of ensemble cast of hit British sitcom "Auf Wiedersehen, Pet" (ITV) as awkward and bashful Barry

1981

First collaboration with director Mike Leigh, BBC film "Home Sweet Home"

1979

Joined Royal Shakespeare Company; appeared in "The Merry Wives of Windsor," "Cymbeline," "The Three Sisters," and "Nicholas Nickleby"

1979

Appeared in rock opera "Quadrophenia"

1978

Made early film appearance in "The Life of Baal"

Bonus Trivia

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Spall was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in December 1999.

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