Early life
Spall, third of four sons, was born in Battersea, London; his father, Joe, was a postal worker, and his mother, Sylvia, a hairdresser. He trained at the National Youth Theatre and RADA, where he was awarded the Bancroft Gold Medal as the most promising actor in his year. His brother, Matthew, is studio director of the computer games company Morpheme.
Initially notable in the United Kingdom for playing the gormless Barry Taylor in all five series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Kevin in Outside Edge and as Aubrey the appalling chef in Mike Leigh's Life is Sweet, Spall has since appeared in films such as Crusoe, Secrets & Lies, Shooting the Past, Topsy-Turvy, Vanilla Sky, Rock Star, The Last Samurai, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and The King's Speech. He gained international recognition as Peter Pettigrew ("Wormtail") in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In 1991 he guest-starred in the series 5 Red Dwarf episode Back to Reality. In 1993, Spall was in Rab C Nesbitt.
Spall played the starring role of Albert Pierrepoint in the 2005 film Pierrepoint, which was released as The Last Hangman in the United States. In the 2006 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Spall voiced Phil Collins' manager, Barry Mickelthwaite. In 2007, he starred as Nathaniel in Disney's Enchanted and Beadle Bamford in Tim Burton's production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He also starred as Georgie Godwin in a one-off television drama The Fattest Man in Britain on ITV 1 which aired on the 20th December 2009. The drama also featured Bobby Ball, Frances Barber, Aisling Loftus, and Jeremy Kyle.
In 2010 he portrayed Winston Churchill in critically acclaimed film The King's Speech for which as a member of the ensemble he was jointly awarded the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
 Personal life
Spall is married to Shane and has three children: Pascale (born 1976), Rafe (born 1983), who is also an actor, and Mercedes (born 1985). He lives in Forest Hill, a suburb of south-east London.
|Quadrophenia||1979||Harry the Projectionist|
|Home Sweet Home||1982||Gordon Leach||Television film; working with Mike Leigh for the first time|
|Oliver Twist||1982||1st Constable||Television film|
|Auf Wiedersehen, Pet||1983||Barry Taylor||Television programme|
|Dutch Girls||1985||Lyndon Baines Jellicoe|
|Gothic||1986||Dr. John William Polidori|
|To Kill a Priest||1988||Igor|
|White Hunter Black Heart||1990||Hodkins, Bush Pilot|
|The Sheltering Sky||1990||Eric Lyle|
|Life Is Sweet||1991||Aubrey, Regret Rien Owner|
|Frank Stubbs Promotes||1993||Frank Stubbs||Television programme|
|Rab C Nesbitt||1993||Cell Mate||Television programme|
|Outside Edge||1994||Kevin Costello||Television programme|
|Secrets & Lies||1996||Maurice Purley|
|Neville's Island||1998||Gordon||Television programme|
|Our Mutual Friend||1998||Mr. Venus|
|Still Crazy||1998||David 'Beano' Baggot|
|The Wisdom of Crocodiles||1998||Inspector Healey|
|Shooting the Past||1999||Oswald Bates||Nominated — British Academy Television Award for Best Actor|
|The Clandestine Marriage (film)||1999||Sterling|
|Love's Labour's Lost||2000||Don Armado|
|The Old Man Who Read Love Stories||2001||Mayor Luis Agalla|
|Perfect Strangers||2001||Irving||Television programme|
|Lucky Break||2001||Cliff Gumbell||Nominated — British Independent Film Award for Best Actor|
|Vanilla Sky||2001||Thomas Tipp|
|Intimacy||2001||Andy||Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise||2001||Tommy Rag|| |
|Ivor the Invisible||2001||Dad||Television programme|
|All or Nothing||2002||Phil|
|Bodily Harm||2002||Mitchel Greenfield||Television programme|
|Nicholas Nickleby||2002||Charles Cheeryble||National Board of Review Award for Best Cast|
|When Love Speaks||2002||Shakespeare's||"Sonnet 3"|
|The Last Samurai||2003||Simon Graham|
|My House in Umbria||2003||Quinty|
|Gettin' Square||2004||Darren 'Dabba' Barrington||Nominated — Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role|
|Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events||2004||Mr. Poe|
|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||2004||Peter Pettigrew|
|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||2005||Peter Pettigrew|
|Cherished||2005||Terry Cannings||Television film|
|Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle||2005||Mr. Harvey||Television film|
|Pierrepoint||2005||Albert Pierrepoint||Nominated — London Film Critics Circle Award for Actor of the Year|
|The Street||2006–09||Eddie McEvoy||Television programme|
|Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories||2006||Barry Mickelthwaite||Video game|
|Mysterious Creatures||2006||Bill Ainscow||Television film|
|Death Defying Acts||2007||Sugarman|
|The Demon Barber of Fleet Street||2007||Beadle Bamford|
|A Room with a View||2007||Mr. Emerson||Television programme|
|Oliver Twist||2007||Fagin||Television serial|
|The Damned United||2009||Peter Taylor|| |
|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||2009||Peter Pettigrew|
|Desert Flower||2009||Terry Donaldson|
|From Time to Time||2009|
|Gunrush||2009||Doug Beckett||Television programme|
|The Fattest Man in Britain||2009||Georgie Godwin||Television programme|
|Alice in Wonderland||2010||Bayard Hamar, the Bloodhound||Voice|
|Jackboots on Whitehall||2010||Winston Churchill|
|Re-Uniting the Rubins||2010||Lenny Rubins|
|The King's Speech||2010||Winston Churchill|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1||2010||Peter Pettigrew|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2||2011||Peter Pettigrew||Post-production|
|Comes A Bright Day||2011||Charlie||Post-production|
- ↑ Smith, Julian Llewellyn. "Timothy Spall: A bloke for all seasons." The Independent. 20 August 2001.
- ↑ Ross, Deborah. "Timothy Spall: Lucky Tim." The Independent. 12 January 2008.
- ↑ Dureden, Nick. "Timothy Spall victim of his own success." The Independent. 30 March 2006.
- ↑ "You'll Know the Face." Sydney Morning Herald. 17 January 2004.
- ↑ liner notes from the 2009 reissue of the Thomas Dolby album The Flat Earth. Dolby composed the score for Gothic.
- ↑ BBC News
- ↑ Barber, Lynn. "Spall mercies." The Guardian. 29 September 2002.
- ↑ Jeffries, Stuart. "I don't always play losers." The Guardian. 5 November 2007.
- ↑ The Daily Telegraph – Timothy Spall goes down to the sea, 24 April 2010
- ↑ Raphael, Amy. "Nothing to lose, everything to enjoy." Financial Times. 8 April 2006.