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Tim Pigott-Smith (1946–2017)


British classical stage and TV actor Tim Pigott-Smith was a familiar face both here and in his native England. A drama major, he graduated from the University of Bristol in 1967 (where he frequently returned to lecture) and made his professional debut two years later with the Bristol Old Vic. Predominantly a stage player in both regional and ... See full bio »

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Known For

V for Vendetta
(2005)
The Jewel in the Crown
The Jewel in the Crown Ronald Merrick
(1984)
The Four Feathers
The Four Feathers General Feversham
(2002)
Quantum of Solace
Quantum of Solace Foreign Secretary
(2008)

Filmography

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 2017 The Little Vampire 3D
Frederick Sackville-Bagg (voice)
 2017 Victoria & Abdul
Sir Henry Ponsonby
 2017/I 6 Days
William Whitelaw
 2017 King Charles III (TV Movie)
Charles
 2017 Decline and Fall (TV Mini-Series)
Sniggs
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Sniggs
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Sniggs
 2016 Whisky Galore
Woolsey
 2015 Toast of London (TV Series)
Tim Pigott-Smith
- Global Warming (2015) ... Tim Pigott-Smith
 2015 Inspector Lewis (TV Series)
Jasper Hammond
- One for Sorrow: Part 2 (2015) ... Jasper Hammond
- One for Sorrow: Part 1 (2015) ... Jasper Hammond
 2015 Rory Bremner's Election Report (TV Movie)
Permanent Secretary, Defence
 2015 Jupiter Ascending
Malidictes
 2014 The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: Beyond the Pale (TV Movie)
Commissioner Mayne
 2014 Houdini (TV Mini-Series)
William Melville
- Part 2 (2014) ... William Melville
- Part 1 (2014) ... William Melville
 2014 37 Days (TV Mini-Series)
Herbert Henry Asquith
- One Long Weekend (2014) ... Herbert Henry Asquith
- One Week in July (2014) ... Herbert Henry Asquith
- One Month in Summer (2014) ... Herbert Henry Asquith
 2014 The Bletchley Circle (TV Series)
Colonel
- Blood on Their Hands: Part 2 (2014) ... Colonel
 2013 The Great Train Robbery (TV Mini-Series)
DS Maurice Ray
- A Copper's Tale (2013) ... DS Maurice Ray
 2013 RED 2
Director Philips
 2013 The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder in Angel Lane (TV Movie)
Commissioner Mayne
 2013 Wodehouse in Exile (TV Movie)
P. G. Wodehouse
 2013 Silent Witness (TV Series)
John Briggs
- Change: Part 2 (2013) ... John Briggs
- Change: Part 1 (2013) ... John Briggs
 2013 Miranda (TV Series)
Valerie Jackford
- The Dinner Party (2013) ... Valerie Jackford
 2013 Doomsday: World War I (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Narrator
- The Fall of Man (2013) ... Narrator (English version, voice)
- The Battle of Nations (2013) ... Narrator (English version, voice)
- Purgatory (2013) ... Narrator (English version, voice)
 2012 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Sir Philip Tapsell
- Episode #3.5 (2012) ... Sir Philip Tapsell
 2012 Strike Back (TV Series)
Patrick Burton
- Vengeance, Part 2 (2012) ... Patrick Burton
- Vengeance, Part 1 (2012) ... Patrick Burton
 2012 Simon Schama's Shakespeare (TV Mini-Series)
- Hollow Crowns (2012)
 2012 The Fall of Singapore: The Great Betrayal (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 2011 The Hour (TV Series)
Lord Elms
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... Lord Elms
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... Lord Elms
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Lord Elms
- Pilot (2011) ... Lord Elms
 2011 My Piece of the Pie
Mr. Brown (as Tim Piggot-Smith)
 2011 North & South: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Richard Hale (uncredited)
 2010 The Little House (TV Series)
Frederick
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Frederick
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Frederick
 2010 Money (TV Mini-Series)
Barry Self
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Barry Self
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Barry Self
 2010 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Brigadier Timothy Wilson
- The Russian House (2010) ... Brigadier Timothy Wilson
 2010/I Alice in Wonderland
Lord Ascot
 2010 On Expenses (TV Movie)
Alan Keen
 2006-2009 Crimes That Shook the World (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Monster of Florence (2009) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Lucie Blackman Murder (2009) ... Narrator
- The Bodies in the Barrels (2009) ... Narrator (voice)
- Yorkshire Ripper (2009) ... Narrator (voice)
- Aileen Wuornos (2009) ... Narrator (voice)
 2008 Quantum of Solace
Foreign Secretary
 2008 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Matt Parkes
- Days of Misrule (2008) ... Matt Parkes
 2007 Holby Blue (TV Series)
DCI Harry Hutchinson
- Episode #1.8 (2007) ... DCI Harry Hutchinson
- Episode #1.7 (2007) ... DCI Harry Hutchinson
- Episode #1.6 (2007) ... DCI Harry Hutchinson
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... DCI Harry Hutchinson
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... DCI Harry Hutchinson
 2007 The Last Flight to Kuwait (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2006 Flyboys
Mr. Lowry
 2006 Normal for Norfolk (Short)
Randall
 2006 L'entente cordiale
Superintendant Masterson
 2006 Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV Series)
Dr. Lionel Woodward
- Taken at the Flood (2006) ... Dr. Lionel Woodward
 2005 V for Vendetta
Creedy
 2005 Conflict (Short)
Doctor
 2004 North & South (TV Mini-Series)
Richard Hale
- Episode #1.4 (2004) ... Richard Hale
- Episode #1.3 (2004) ... Richard Hale
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Richard Hale
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Richard Hale
 2004 Alexander
Omen Reader
 2003 The Private Life of Samuel Pepys (TV Movie)
Lord Shaftesbury
 2003 Pompeii: The Last Day (TV Movie)
Pliny the Elder
 2003 Eroica (TV Movie)
Count Dietrichstein
 2001-2003 The Vice (TV Series)
D.S. / D.C.I. Frank Vickers / D.S. Frank Vickers
- Lust (2003) ... D.S. / D.C.I. Frank Vickers
- Birdhouse (2003) ... D.S. / D.C.I. Frank Vickers
- Outcast (2003) ... D.S. / D.C.I. Frank Vickers
- Gameboys (2003) ... D.S. / D.C.I. Frank Vickers
- Control (2003) ... D.S. / D.C.I. Frank Vickers
 2003 The Day Britain Stopped (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2003 Johnny English
Pegasus, Head of MI7
 2002 Gangs of New York
Calvinist Minister
 2002 The Four Feathers
General Feversham
 2002 MI-5 (TV Series)
Hampton Wilder
- Episode #1.5 (2002) ... Hampton Wilder (uncredited)
 2002 Innocents (TV Movie)
James Wisheart
 2002 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
Philip Weaver
- For the Sake of Elena (2002) ... Philip Weaver
 2002 Bloody Sunday
Maj. Gen. Ford
 2002 Safe Conduct
Fleming
 2001 Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible (TV Series)
Dr. Maitland
- Voodoo Feet of Death (2001) ... Dr. Maitland
 2001 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Mark Yelland
- The End of Law (2001) ... Mark Yelland
 1999 The Major Years (TV Series)
Narrator
 1996 The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (TV Mini-Series)
- Slaughter (1996) ... (voice)
- War Without End (1996) ... (voice)
- Stalemate (1996) ... (voice)
- Hatred and Hunger (1996) ... (voice)
 1995 Ghosts (TV Series)
Dr. Evans / Mr. Maradick
- Shadowy Third (1995) ... Dr. Evans / Mr. Maradick
 1993 The Remains of the Day
Thomas Benn
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
Hubert
- The Bullion Boys (1993) ... Hubert
 1990-1993 The Chief (TV Series)
Chief Constable John Stafford
- Episode #3.2 (1993) ... Chief Constable John Stafford
- Episode #3.1 (1993) ... Chief Constable John Stafford
- Episode #2.6 (1991) ... Chief Constable John Stafford
- Episode #2.5 (1991) ... Chief Constable John Stafford
- Episode #2.4 (1991) ... Chief Constable John Stafford
 1992 True Adventures of Christopher Columbus (TV Series)
King Ferdinand
 1988 David Macaulay: Pyramid (TV Movie)
Djedefre / Scout (voice)
 1987 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
Francis Crick
- The Race for the Double Helix (1987) ... Francis Crick
 1987 Behind the Bleep (TV Movie)
 1986 The Challenge (TV Mini-Series)
Peter De Savary
 1986 A State of Emergency
Father Joe Ryan
 1986 Dead Man's Folly (TV Movie)
Sir George Stubbs
 1984 The Jewel in the Crown (TV Mini-Series)
Ronald Merrick
- The Division of the Spoils (1984) ... Ronald Merrick
- Pandora's Box (1984) ... Ronald Merrick
- The Moghul Room (1984) ... Ronald Merrick
- Travelling Companions (1984) ... Ronald Merrick
- An Evening at the Maharanee's (1984) ... Ronald Merrick
 1983-1984 Struggle (TV Series)
Steve Marsh
- Art for the Workers' Sake (1984) ... Steve Marsh
- One Person One Vote (1983) ... Steve Marsh
- Better Red Than Dead (1983) ... Steve Marsh
- Karl Marx Slept Here (1983) ... Steve Marsh
- Manning the Barricades (1983) ... Steve Marsh
 1983 Storyboard (TV Series)
Fawkes
- The Traitor (1983) ... Fawkes
 1982 I Remember Nelson (TV Series)
Capt. Thomas Hardy
- Duty (1982) ... Capt. Thomas Hardy
- Passion (1982) ... Capt. Thomas Hardy
- Battle (1982) ... Capt. Thomas Hardy
- Love (1982) ... Capt. Thomas Hardy
 1982 Fame Is the Spur (TV Mini-Series)
Hamer Shawcross
- Episode #1.8 (1982) ... Hamer Shawcross
- Episode #1.7 (1982) ... Hamer Shawcross
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... Hamer Shawcross
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... Hamer Shawcross
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Hamer Shawcross
 1982 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Movie)
Philippe
 1981 Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (TV Mini-Series)
Brendan Bracken
- What Price Churchill? (1981) ... Brendan Bracken
- The Long Tide of Surrender (1981) ... Brendan Bracken
- His Own Funeral (1981) ... Brendan Bracken
- The Flying Peril (1981) ... Brendan Bracken
- A Menace in the House (1981) ... Brendan Bracken
 1981 Victory
Rose - The English
 1981 Clash of the Titans
Thallo
 1980 Richard's Things
Peter
 1980 Hannah (TV Series)
Mr. Samuel Blenkinsop
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Mr. Samuel Blenkinsop
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Mr. Samuel Blenkinsop
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Mr. Samuel Blenkinsop
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Mr. Samuel Blenkinsop
 1980 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (TV Movie)
Vasques
 1980 Sweet William
Gerald
 1980 The Day Christ Died (TV Movie)
Tullius
 1979-1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Michael / Timothy Perkins
- In Hiding (1980) ... Michael
- School Play (1979) ... Timothy Perkins
 1979 Henry IV Part I (TV Movie)
Henry Percy, Hotspur
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
David
- No, Mama, No (1979) ... David
 1979 Danger UXB (TV Series)
Harry Winthrop
- Dead Letter (1979) ... Harry Winthrop
 1979 Measure for Measure (TV Movie)
Angelo
 1978 The Lost Boys (TV Mini-Series)
Arthur Llewelyn Davies
- Dark and Sinister Man (1978) ... Arthur Llewelyn Davies
- We Set Out to Be Wrecked (1978) ... Arthur Llewelyn Davies
 1977 Eustace and Hilda (TV Series)
Dick Staveley
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Dick Staveley
- The Sixth Heaven (1977) ... Dick Staveley
 1977 Play for Today (TV Series)
Consul Vogel
- A Choice of Evils (1977) ... Consul Vogel
 1977 Wings (TV Series)
Major Cashman
- The Prisoner's Friend (1977) ... Major Cashman
 1977 Joseph Andrews
Cornet (as Tim Piggott Smith)
 1971-1976 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Marco / Captain Harker
- The Claws of Axos: Episode Three (1971) ... Captain Harker
 1976 Aces High
Stoppard
 1976 The Glittering Prizes (TV Mini-Series)
Tim Dent
- An Academic Life (1976) ... Tim Dent
 1975 North & South (TV Mini-Series)
Frederick Hale
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... Frederick Hale
 1974 Antony and Cleopatra (TV Movie)
Proculeius
 1972 The Regiment (TV Series)
Lieutenant
- A Gentleman from Europe (1972) ... Lieutenant
 1971 Boswell's Life of Johnson (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

Read the BBC audio book of Doctor Who: The Masque of Mandragora: Part One (1976). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Tim Piggot-Smith | Tim Pigot-Smith | Tim Piggott Smith

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on playing villains] I never think of the people that I play as being bad, because I don't think most people, even if they are terrible, think of themselves as being bad. I think that may be part of the trick of it. See more »

Trivia:

He died on the same day as Christopher Morahan, who directed him in his most famous television role in The Jewel in the Crown (1984). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently played military officers and other authority figures

Star Sign:

Taurus

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