Cast Timothy Spall Lg

TIMOTHY SPALL - Winston Churchill

One of Britain's best loved and most talented character actors, Timothy Spall has made a name for himself dividing his time between larger 'Hollywood' projects and regular collaborations with Mike Leigh. Timothy trained at the National Youth Theatre and RADA, theatre work follow with the RSC and the National Theatre, however he came to wider British audience's attention in 1980's through his role as Barry in the British television series "Auf Weidersehen Pet" . It was in 1996 in his role as Maurice in Mike Leigh's Secrets and Lies though, which brought Timothy critical acclaim, a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor and a constant demand for his acting services. His next role as Mr Venus in Our Mutual Friend also brought a BAFTA nomination. Roles in Steven Poliakoff's Shooting the Past and Perfect Strangers.

Timothy's TV roles of note include Eddie in Jimmy McGovern's award-winning ensemble series "The Street" (2006), acting alongside his son Rafe in the Andrew Davies adaptation of E.M. Forster's "A Room with a View" (2007) and Fagin in the BBC's "Oliver Twist" (2007).

His film roles include Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet and Love's Labour's Lost, Still Crazy, Intimacy, Rock Star, Lucky Break, Vanilla Sky, Nicholas Nickleby, The Last Samurai, Pierrepoint. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Enchanted and Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd. His performances for Mike Leigh include Life is Sweet, Topsy Turvy and All or Nothing. Recent roles include Peter Pettigrew in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Parts I and II, Arthur in Hammer's: Wake Wood, Donaldson in Desert Flower, Bogis in Julian Fellows' From Time to Time and in Tom Hooper's The Damned United. He provided the voice of Churchill in Jackboots on Whitehall and the voice of Bayard in Alice in Wonderland. Timothy received an OBE in 1999.