Timothy Leonard Spall, OBE

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Timothy Leonard Spall, OBE

Birthplace: Battersea, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph L. Spall and Sylvia R. Spall
Husband of Private
Father of Private; Private and Rafe Joseph Spall
Brother of Private and Private

Occupation: actor and presenter
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About Timothy Leonard Spall, OBE

Timothy Leonard Spall OBE (born 27 February 1957) is an English actor and presenter. He became a household name in the UK after appearing as Barry Spencer Taylor in the 1983 ITV comedy-drama series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.

Spall performed in Secrets & Lies (1996), and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Subsequently, he starred in many films, including Hamlet (1996), Still Crazy (1998), Nicholas Nickleby (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), Enchanted (2007), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), The Damned United (2009), The King's Speech (2010), Ginger and Rosa (2012), Denial (2016), and The Party (2017). He voiced Nick, a cynical, portly rat in Chicken Run (2000). He played Peter Pettigrew in five Harry Potter films, from Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) to Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010).

Spall has collaborated with director Mike Leigh, making six films together: Home Sweet Home (1982), Life is Sweet (1990), Secrets & Lies (1996), Topsy-Turvy (1999), All or Nothing (2002), and portrayed J. M. W. Turner in Mr. Turner (2014), the latter winning him the Best Actor Award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

He starred in the television documentary Timothy Spall: ...at Sea (2010–2012) and in 2019 he appeared as Lord Arthur Wallington in the 6-part BBC Cold War drama Summer of Rockets.


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February 27, 1957
Battersea, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
March 10, 1983
Camberwell, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom