Tim Pigott-Smith

Birthday: May 13, 1946
Birthplace: Rugby, England, UK
> 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 made his Broadway debut in "Sherlock Holmes" as Dr. Watson in 1974. Over the years, he has appeared opposite England's theatre royalty including Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Geraldine James, Margaret Tyzack, and Patrick Stewart. He formed his own theatre company in later years, Compass, and served as its artistic director from 1989-1992. In addition, he has directed several major productions including "Hamlet" and "A Royal Hunt of the Sun." He has taken several Shakespearean classics to TV, including his Hotspur in "Henry IV, Part I" and Angelo in "Measure for Measure," and delivered impressive performances in such prestigious mini-series productions as "Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years," "Fame Is the Spur" and "The Jewel in the Crown." Lesser known for his body of film work, such movies as Aces High (1976), his film debut, Joseph Andrews (1977), Victory (1981), Clash of the Titans (1981), State of Emergency (1986), Remains of the Day (1993), and Martin Scorcese's Gangs of New York (2002) have yet given him that necessary breakout role. Tim is a frequent broadcaster who has recorded many audio books and has published the anthology, "Out of India." He has long been married to actress Pamela Miles and they have one son, Tom, who is a concert solo violinist. He recently scored critical acclaim in "The Iceman Cometh" (both London and Broadway), and as Ebenezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol." Most recently he graced the stage with Ms. Mirren in the 4 1/2 hour production of "Mourning Becomes Electra."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
65% Victoria & Abdul Sir Henry Ponsonby $21.7M 2017
60% 6 Days Actor 2017
100% King Charles III on Masterpiece Charles 2017
39% Whisky Galore Woolsey 2017
14% The Little Vampire 3D Frederick 2017
27% Jupiter Ascending Malidictes $43.8M 2015
No Score Yet Wodehouse in Exile (Wodehouse In Exile) Actor 2015
44% Red 2 Director Phillips $53.3M 2013
42% My Piece of the Pie Monsieur Brown $4.7K 2011
51% Alice in Wonderland Lord Ascot $319.4M 2010
65% Quantum of Solace Foreign Secretary $168.5M 2008
No Score Yet Battlefield Actor 2008
No Score Yet Battlefield Actor 2008
No Score Yet Battlefield Actor 2008
73% V for Vendetta Creedy $70.6M 2006
16% Alexander Omen Reader $34.3M 2004
No Score Yet Pompeii: The Last Day Pliny the Elder 2003
No Score Yet Beethoven: Eroica Actor 2003
33% Johnny English Pegasus $28M 2003
92% Bloody Sunday Maj. Gen. Robert Ford $0.9M 2002
41% The Four Feathers General Feversham $18.3M 2002
75% Laissez-passer Actor 2002
74% The Hunchback of Notre Dame Pierre Gringoire 1996
No Score Yet Battlefield Actor 1994
95% The Remains of the Day Benn 1993
No Score Yet Dead Man's Folly Sir George Stubbs 1986
No Score Yet The Race for the Double Helix Francis Crick 1986
No Score Yet I Remember Nelson Actor 1982
No Score Yet The Hunchback of Notre Dame Philippe 1982
67% Victory Rose 1981
68% Clash of the Titans Thallo 1981
No Score Yet Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years Actor 1981
No Score Yet Measure for Measure Angelo 1979
No Score Yet Sweet William Gerald 1979
No Score Yet The Lost Boys Actor 1978
No Score Yet Joseph Andrews Comet 1977

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • 2014
85% The Bletchley Circle
2012-2014
Colonel
  • 2014
  • 2013
86% Downton Abbey
2011-2016
Sir Philip Tapsell
  • 2013
87% The Hour
2011-2012
Lord Elms
  • 2013
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Sir Philip Tapsell Brigadier Timothy Wilson James Wishart
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2002
No Score Yet Foyle's War
2002-2015
Brigadier Timothy Wilson
  • 2010
  • 2008
No Score Yet MI-5
2003-2011
Hampton Wilder
  • 2003
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Philip Weaver
  • 2003
No Score Yet Doctor Who
1963-1989
Marco
  • 1976
No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
No Score Yet North & South
2004
Richard Hale
No Score Yet Silent Witness
2018

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