Timothy Spall OBE is one of Britain’s best-loved and most talented character actors. Most recently he received wide acclaim for his role as J.M.W Turner in Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner (2014), for which he won seven international awards, including the Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award. Timothy trained at the National Youth Theatre and RADA and began his acting career in the theatre, with seasons at Birmingham Rep and the RSC.
Timothy is perhaps best known for his role as Peter Pettigrew in the Harry Potter film series, and his diverse film work includes The King's Speech, The Damned United, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Pierrepoint, All Or Nothing, Lucky Break, Topsy Turvy, Secrets and Lies and his own documentary Timothy Spall: Somewhere at Sea. Next up he will take on the well beloved character of Fungus the Bogeyman in a new four part series for Sky1 airing this Christmas. Timothy returns to the stage next year in the hotly anticipated The Caretaker at The Old Vic. TV credits include The Enfield Haunting, Blandings, The Syndicate, The Fattest Man In Britain, Oliver Twist, The Street, Bodily Harm, Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Perfect Strangers, Shooting the Past and Our Mutual Friend.
Timothy is currently shooting Denial opposite Rachel Weisz and Tom Wilkinson.