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Timothy Spall

Highest Rated:   100% Life Is Sweet (1991)
Lowest Rated:   0% Assassin's Bullet (2012)
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Birthplace:   Battersea, London, England, UK
Perhaps the actor most closely associated with director Mike Leigh, Timothy Spall has acted in productions for the director on both the stage and screen. Spall made a particularly strong impression in Leigh's Life is Sweet (1991), which cast him as a socially awkward gourmet chef, and Secrets & Lies (1996), in which his starring performance as a portrait photographer struggling with marital problems earned him award nominations from the British Academy and the London Film Critics Circle. In addition to his work with Leigh, Spall has appeared in a number of disparate productions. He made his film debut with a supporting role in the Who's Quadrophenia in 1979 and spent the next decade splitting his time and energy between the stage and screen. He acted extensively for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre, and he also did acclaimed work on television, most notably as Mr. Venus in the BBC production of Charles Dicken's Our Mutual Friend, for which he received a BAFTA Best Actor nomination.Spall began to gain recognition and respect as a film actor in the 1990s, thanks in large part to his collaborations with Leigh. In addition to his work with the director, Spall was particularly memorable in Brian Gibson's Still Crazy (1998), a comedy that cast him as the drummer for a defunct 1970s rock band trying to make a come-back. In 1999, the actor enjoyed another collaboration with Leigh in Topsy-Turvy, an acclaimed drama about the partnership between Gilbert and Sullivan that featured Spall as an effeminate opera diva. The following year, he could be seen as Don Armado in Kenneth Branagh's musical adaptation of Love's Labour's Lost, and heard as a chicken farm denizen in Nick Park's animated Chicken Run. In recognition of his contributions to the arts, Spall was named an Officer of the Order of British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth on New Year's Eve, 1999.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Early Man
  • Chief Bobnar
2018
68% The Journey
  • Ian Paisley
$0.2M 2017
91% The Party
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet The Changeover
  • Carmody Braque
2017
82% Denial
  • David Irving
$4.1M 2016
30% Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • Bayard
$77.1M 2016
No Score Yet Away
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet The Enfield Haunting
  • Maurice Grosse
2015
No Score Yet Cider with Rosie
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Sucker
  • The Professor
2015
97% Mr. Turner
  • J.M.W. Turner
2014
27% The Love Punch
  • Jerry
$1.2M 2014
63% The Rise (Wasteland)
  • Inspector West
2013
80% Ginger & Rosa
  • Mark
$1.1M 2013
27% Upside Down
  • Bob
$69.8k 2013
0% Assassin's Bullet
  • Kahn
2012
0% Reuniting The Rubins
  • Lenny Rubins
$13.8k 2012
29% Comes A Bright Day
  • Charlie
2012
No Score Yet Room on the Broom
  • Dragon
2012
No Score Yet Love Bite
  • Actor
2012
96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
  • Wormtail
$381.1M 2011
50% Desert Flower
  • Donaldson
$29.9k 2011
No Score Yet Christmas Angel
  • Actor
2011
95% The King's Speech
  • Winston Churchill
$138.3M 2010
75% Heartless
  • George
$2.5k 2010
78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
  • Wormtail
$295M 2010
47% Jackboots on Whitehall
  • Winston Churchill
2010
52% Alice in Wonderland
  • Bayard
$319.4M 2010
93% The Damned United
  • Peter Taylor
$0.4M 2009
84% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Wormtail
$302M 2009
82% Wake Wood
  • Arthur
2009
43% From Time to Time
  • Boggis
2009
77% Appaloosa
  • Phil Olson
$20.2M 2008
44% Death Defying Acts
  • Mr. Sugarman
2008
No Score Yet Masterpiece Classic
  • Mr. Emerson
2008
86% Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Beadle Bamford
$53M 2007
No Score Yet Oliver Twist
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Espionage Escapades
  • Actor
2007
93% Enchanted
  • Nathaniel
$127.8M 2007
77% Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman
  • Albert Pierrepoint
2007
No Score Yet Mysterious Creatures
  • Bill Ainscow
2006
No Score Yet Jamie's Return to School Dinners
  • Actor
2006
88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Wormtail
$290M 2005
No Score Yet Mr Harvey Lights a Candle
  • Actor
2005
72% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Mr. Poe
$118.5M 2004
91% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Peter Pettigrew
$249.4M 2004
66% The Last Samurai
  • Simon Graham
$111M 2003
No Score Yet Gettin' Square
  • Darren Barrington
2003
77% Nicholas Nickleby
  • Charles Cheeryble
$1.4M 2002
83% All or Nothing
  • Actor
2002
48% Lucky Break
  • Cliff
2002
No Score Yet My House in Umbria
  • Quinty
2002
50% Gothic
  • Dr. John Polidori
2002
42% Vanilla Sky
  • Thomas Tipp
2001
52% Rock Star
  • Mats
$16.6M 2001
No Score Yet The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
  • Luis Agalla (Mayor)
2001
No Score Yet All or Nothing
  • Phil
2001
66% Intimacy
  • Andy
2001
No Score Yet Time After Time
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise
  • Tommy Rag
2001
31% Vatel
  • Gourville
2000
No Score Yet Immortality
  • Actor
2000
97% Chicken Run
  • Nick the Rat
$106.7M 2000
50% Love's Labour's Lost
  • Don Armado
2000
47% Immortality
  • Insp. Healey
2000
89% Topsy-Turvy
  • Richard Temple
1999
No Score Yet Shooting the Past
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Our Mutual Friend
  • Actor
1999
73% Still Crazy
  • David Beano Baggot
1998
No Score Yet Neville's Island
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet The Clandestine Marriage
  • Sterling
1998
94% Secrets & Lies
  • Maurice
1997
No Score Yet 1871
  • Actor
1997
95% Hamlet
  • Rosencrantz
1996
100% Life Is Sweet
  • Aubrey
1991
88% White Hunter Black Heart
  • Hodkins
1990
50% The Sheltering Sky
  • Eric
1990
No Score Yet Dream Demon
  • Peck
1988
80% To Kill a Priest
  • Igor
1988
67% Crusoe
  • Rev. Milne
1988
22% The Bride
  • Paulus
1985
No Score Yet Dutch Girls
  • Lyndon
1985
No Score Yet The Missionary
  • Parswell
1982
No Score Yet Home Sweet Home
  • Actor
1982
100% Quadrophenia
  • Agency Projectionist
1979
No Score Yet Cherry Orchard
  • Actor
1962

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
88% The Enfield Haunting
2015
  • Maurice Grossea
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2014
60% Sinbad
2012
  • Actor
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Oswald Bates Mr. Emerson Fagin
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 1999
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
  • Actor
  • Guest
  • 2008
No Score Yet Blandings
2013-2014
  • Actor
63% Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
2017
  • Ed Jacobson

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