Tim Pigott-Smith - Rotten Tomatoes

Tim Pigott-Smith

Lowest Rated:   16% Alexander (2004)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Victoria and Abdul
  • King Charles III
2017
100% King Charles III on Masterpiece
  • Charles
2017
40% Whisky Galore
  • Woolsey
2017
No Score Yet 6 Days
  • Actor
2017
26% Jupiter Ascending
  • Malidictes
$43.8M 2015
No Score Yet Wodehouse in Exile (Wodehouse In Exile)
  • Actor
2015
43% Red 2
  • Director Phillips
$53.3M 2013
42% My Piece of the Pie
  • Monsieur Brown
$4.7k 2011
65% Quantum of Solace
  • Foreign Secretary
$168.4M 2008
No Score Yet Battlefield
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Battlefield
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Battlefield
  • Actor
2008
73% V for Vendetta
  • Creedy
$70.5M 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
$0.8M 2002
41% The Four Feathers
  • General Feversham
$18.3M 2002
75% Laissez-passer
  • Actor
2002
73% The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Pierre Gringoire
1996
No Score Yet Battlefield
  • Actor
1994
97% 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
66% 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
No Score Yet Aces High
  • Stoppard
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Actor
  • 2014
85% The Bletchley Circle
2012-2014
  • Colonel
  • 2014
86% Downton Abbey
2011-2016
  • Sir Philip Tapsell
  • 2013
87% The Hour
2011-2012
  • Lord Elms
  • 2013
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • 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 North & South
2004
  • Richard Hale

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