Timothy Leonard Spall is an English actor from Battersea, London who trained at the National Youth Theatre and RADA. He portrayed Arthur Poe in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.


Initially famous in the U.K. for playing the gormless Barry in the first two series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, he has since starred in the film Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and played Peter Pettigrew (a.k.a. Wormtail) in the Harry Potter film series.

In 1996 Spall was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia, but has been in remission for 10 years as of 2006. He is married and has three children. Mercedes, Pascale and Rafe, who is also an actor.



Year Title Role Notes
1978 The Life Story of Baal Lupu
1979 Quadrophenia Projectionist
1979 S.O.S. Titanic Jim Uncredited
1981 The Cherry Orchard Epikhodov
1981 The Three Sisters Andrei
1981 Say No to Strangers Stranger Uncredited
1982 Oliver Twist 1st Constable
1982 Remembrance Douglas
1982 The Missionary Parswell
1985 The Bride Paulus
1985 Dutch Girls Lyndon
1986 Gothic Dr. Polidori
1987 The Nihilist's Double Vision Nick Watts
1987 Body Contact Paul
1988 Crusoe Rev. MIlne
1988 Dream Demon Peck
1988 To Kill a Priest Igor
1988 Journey's End 2nd Lt. Trotter
1990 White Hunter Black Heart Hodkins, Bush Pilot
1990 1871 Romborde
1990 The Sheltering Sky Eric Lyle
1990 Life Is Sweet Aubrey
1990 The Tale of Little Pig Robinson Pig Robinson
1995 Jeremy Hardy Gives Good Sex
1996 Secrets & Lies Maurice
1996 Hamlet Rosencrantz
1998 Still Crazy David "Beano" Baggot
1998 Immortality Inspector Healy
1998 Neville's Island Gordon
1999 Shooting the Past Oswald Bates
1999 Topsy-Turvy Richard Temple
1999 The Clandestine Marriage Sterling
2000 Love's Labour's Lost Armado
2000 Hands Up! Man Short
2000 Vatel Gourville
2000 Chicken Run Nick Voice
2000 Rough for Theatre II B Short
2001 Intimacy Andy
2001 The Old Man Who Read Love Stories Luis Agalla (Mayor)
2001 Lucky Break Cliff Gumbell
2001 Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise Tommy Rag
2001 Rock Star Mats, Steel Dragon Road Manager
2001 Vanilla Sky Thomas Tipp
2001 Ivor the Invisible Dad Voice
2002 All or Nothing Phil
2002 In the Eyes of Kyana Victor Monroe
2002 Last Rumba in Rochdale Frederico Formaggio Voice
2002 Nicholas Nickleby Charles Cheeryble
2003 My House in Umbria Quinty
2003 Eating for Two Short
2003 Gettin' Square Darren "Dabba" Barrington
2003 The Last Samurai Simon Graham
2004 Bosom Pals Voice
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Peter Pettigrew
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Mr. Poe
2005 Cherished Terry Cannings
2005 Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle Malcolm Harvey
2005 Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman Albert Pierrepoint
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Wormtail
2006 Mysterious Creatures Bill Ainscow
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Peter Pettigrew Uncredited
2007 Death Defying Acts Sugarman
2007 Enchanted Nathaniel
2007 A Room with a View Mr. Emerson
2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Beadle
2008 Appaloosa Phil Olson
2009 Gunrush Doug Becket
2009 The Damned United Peter Taylor
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Wormtail
2009 Heartless George Morgan
2009 Desert Flower Terry Donaldson
2009 Wake Wood Arthur
2009 From Time to Time Boggis
2009 The Fattest Man in Britain George Godwin
2010 Alice in Wonderland Bayard Voice
2010 Jackboots on Whitehall Churchill Voice
2010 Reuniting the Rubins Lenny Rubin
2010 The King's Speech Winston Churchill
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Wormtail
2011 Goldfish Narrator Voice


2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Wormtail
2011 My Angel Mr. Lambert
2012 Comes a Bright Day Charlie Morgan
2012 Assassin's Bullet Dr. Aaron Kahn
2012 London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music Winston Churchill
2012 Upside Down Bob Boruchowitz
2012 Ginger & Rosa Mark
2012 Wasteland D I West
2012 Love Bite Sid
2012 Room on the Broom Dragon Voice


2013 The Love Punch Jerry
2014 Mr. Turner JMW Turner
2015 Cide with Rosie Laurie Lee Voice
2015 Sucker The Professor
2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass Bayard Voice
2016 Away Joseph
2016 The Journey Ian Paisley
2016 Denial David Irving
2016 Stanley a Man of Variety Stanley / Various
2017 The Party Bill
2017 The Changeover Carmody Braque
2017 Finding Your Feet Charlie Glover
2018 Early Man Chief Bobnar Voice
2019 This Time Away Nigel Short
2019 The Corrupted Clifford Cullen
2019 Mrs. Lowry and Son L S Lowry
2020 The Obscure Life of the Grand Duke of Corsica Alfred Rott
The Last Bus Tom


Year Title Role Notes
1979 BBC2 Playhouse Shorty One Episode
1980-1982 Play for Today Gordon / Detective Sergeant Baxter / Wainwright
1985 Summer Season Pte. Postnikov One Episode
1988 Ten Great Writers of the Modern World Porfiry One Episode
1990 Stolen Donald Caudell
1991 Boon Bill Webster One Episode
1991 Murder Most Horrid Pathologist One Episode
1992 Red Dwarf Andy One Episode
1991-1992 Screenplay Derek / Francis Meeks
1991-1992 Performance Jimmy Beales / Chico
1993 Spender Robert Cunningham One Episode
1993 Without Walls Margaret Rutherford One Episode
1992-1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Cunningham - Masseur
1993 Rab C. Nesbitt Cell Mate One Episode
1993-1994 Frank Stubbs Frank Stubbs
1994 Nice Day at the Office Phil Bachelor
1994-1996 Outside Edge Kevin Costello
1997 The Hunger Salesman One Episode
1998 Our Mutual Friend Mr. Venus
2000 The Thing About Vince Vince Skinner
2001 Perfect Strangers Irving
2002 Bodily Harm Mitchel Greenfield
1983-2004 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Barry Taylor
2007 Oliver Twist Fagin
2006-2009 The Street Eddie McEvoy
2009 10 Minute Tales Man One Episode
2012 The Syndicate Bob Davies
2012 Sinbad Anicetus One Episode
2013-2014 Blandings Lord Clarence Emsworth
2015 The Enfield Haunting Maurice Grosse
2015 Fungus the Bogeyman Fungus
2017 Electric Dreams Ed Jacobson One Episode
2019 Hatton Garden Terry Perkins
2019 Summer of Rockets Lord Arthur Wallington
2019 Perpetual Grace, LTD Donald DeLoash


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