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Tim Roth

Tim Roth, 2009
Born Timothy Simon Smith
14 May 1961 (1961-05-14) (age 48)
Dulwich, London, England, UK
Occupation Actor/Director
Years active 1982–present
.Tim Roth (born 14 May 1961) is an English film actor and director best known for his roles in the American films Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Four Rooms, Planet of the Apes, The Incredible Hulk and Rob Roy, for which he received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor.^ Tim : ( on appearing in The Incredible Hulk 2 ) I'm still filming it.
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^ "Tim Roth" (born "Timothy Simon Smith"; 14 May 1961) is an English film actor and director.

^ Tim Roth at the 1996 BAFTA Film Awards - April 10th 1996 (2) .
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.He currently stars as Cal Lightman in the TV series Lie to Me.^ By Brent Furdyk, Editor, TV Week Tim Roth currently plays human lie detector Cal Lightman in the FOX hit drama Lie to Me .
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^ According to the industry trade papers, Roth will make his American TV series debut as the star of FOX's "Lie to Me,"...
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^ Lie To Me’ star Hayley McFarland on TV parents Tim Roth and Jennifer Beals .
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Early life

.Roth was born Timothy Simon Smith in Dulwich, London, the son of Ann, a painter and teacher, and Ernie Smith, a journalist, painter and, until the 1970s, a member of the British Communist Party.^ After the war Ernie was a member of the Communist Party.
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^ Born May 14, 1961 in London, England, Roth was raised in middle-class Dulwich by his father, Ernie, a journalist and former member of the British Communist Party, and Anne, a landscape painter and school teacher.
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^ Biography Timothy Simon Smith was born in London to a landscape painter mother and a journalist father, who had adopted the [More...
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[1][2][3] .His father adopted the surname Roth after World War II in order to hide his nationality when travelling in countries hostile to the British.^ His father adopted the surname Roth after World War II in order to hide his nationality when traveling in countries hostile to the British.

^ Tim's father changed the family name from the more British "Smith" to the German-Jewish 'Roth' in the 40s after World War II because he was a journalist who traveled in countries that disliked the British.
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^ The Yiddish Policeman’s Union is set in an alternate reality in which millions of Jewish World War II refugees have taken up residence in the city of Sitka, Alaska.
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[3][4]
.Roth attended the Strand School in Tulse Hill.^ Instead, he was forced to attend Tulse Hill School, a nearby comprehensive.
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^ On leaving Tulse Hill School, Roth would stay in south London, enrolling at the Camberwell School of Art, where he'd concentrate on sculpture, bronze and plaster work, and woodwork.
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^ Forced to switch from a comfortable primary school to The Strand comprehensive in nearby Brixton, Roth encountered a rougher crowd unappreciative of his proper English accent.
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.As a young man, Roth wanted to be a sculptor and studied at London's Camberwell School of Art.^ I went to study sculpture at an art school in London.
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^ After graduation, he went on to study drama at a fine arts school in London.
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^ As a young man, Roth wanted to be a sculptor and studied at London's Camberwell School of Art.

Career

.After some time at the Camberwell School of Art, Roth tried acting and made his debut at the age of 21 playing a white power skinhead in a TV movie entitled Made in Britain.^ His big break was the TV Movie Made in Britain .
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^ Since his debut in the made-for-TV Made in Britain at the age of 18, Roth has...
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^ He eventually made his debut on the television screen at the age of 21, in a made-for-television movie entitled Made in Britain .
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.Roth played an East End character in King of the Ghetto which was made by the BBC. This four part drama was shown in 1986 on national television, based on a novel by Farukh Dhondy.^ Roth played an east end character in 'King of the ghetto' which was made by the BBC. This four part drama was shown in 1986 on national television, based on a novel by Farukh Dhondy.

^ I enjoy the character played by Tim Roth.
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^ Actor Tim Roth might be best known for playing quirky characters like Mr. Orange in “Reservoir Dogs” or Ted the Bellhop in “Four Rooms,” but these days he’s playing a different sort of character in the Fox television series “Lie To Me.” .
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.The story partly set in Brick Lane, caused a sensation among the public, especially amongst the Bengali community.^ The story partly set in Brick Lane, caused a sensation among the public, especially amongst the bengali community.

.In 1984, Roth played an apprentice hitman in Stephen Frears' The Hit with Terence Stamp and John Hurt, earning an "Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer". With that recognition, he appeared in several other films during the end of the decade.^ Co-starring Terence Stamp and John Hurt, the film did moderately well and earned Roth an Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
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^ Roth in Billy Hamon's Grafters at the Hampstead Theatre, a play that would win Hamon the Evening Standard's Most Promising Playwright award.
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^ In 1984, Roth played an apprentice hitman in Stephen Frears' "The Hit" with Terence Stamp and John Hurt, earning an "Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer".

.In 1989 he had a memorable supporting role as the buffoonish lackey, Mitchell, in Peter Greenaway's The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover.^ In 1989 he appeared in Peter Greenaway’s “The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover” playing an unforgettable supporting role as Mitchel, the goofy yes-man to a menacing, low level gangster.
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^ In 1989 he had a memorable supporting role as the buffonish lackey, Mitchell, in Peter Greenaway's The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover.
  • Tim Roth Biography - Biography Archives from When We Were Kids 25 January 2010 20:020 UTC www.wwwk.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In 1989 he had a memorable supporting role as the buffonish lackey, Mitchell, in Peter Greenaway's "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover".

.In 1990, Roth began to enjoy international attention with starring roles as Vincent van Gogh in Robert Altman's Vincent & Theo and Guildenstern in Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.^ In 1990, Roth began to enjoy a limited amount of international attention, thanks to two starring roles, his acclaimed portrayal of Vincent Van Gogh in Robert Altman 's Vincent and Theo and a title role in the critically lauded film adaptation of Tom Stoppard 's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead .
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^ In 1990, Roth began to enjoy a limited amount of international attention, thanks to two starring roles, his acclaimed portrayal of Vincent Van Gogh in Robert Altman's Vincent and Theo and a title role in the critically lauded film adaptation of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
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^ He also played Vincent van Gogh in the Robert Altman movie "Vincent & Theo" in 1990, and was Guildenstern opposite Gary Oldman’s Rosencrantz in Tom Stoppard’s "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" the same year.
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Roth impressed director Quentin Tarantino and was cast as Mr. Orange in his 1992 ensemble piece Reservoir Dogs. .This film paved the way for more work in Hollywood.^ This film paved the way for more work in Hollywood.
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^ The success of Resevoir Dogs paved the way for more Hollywood work for Roth.
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^ The success of Resevoir Dogs paved the way for more Hollywood work for Roth .
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.In 1994, Tarantino cast him again as a robber in the acclaimed Pulp Fiction.^ In 1994, Tarantino cast him again as a robber in the acclaimed Pulp Fiction.
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^ Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino (1994) .
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^ In 1994, Tarantino cast him again as a robber in the acclaimed "Pulp Fiction".

.They worked again in the 1995 movie Four Rooms, where Roth played the extremely physically animated role of "Ted the Bellhop". Roth was very successful playing viciously evil English nobleman Archibald Cunningham in Rob Roy opposite Liam Neeson.^ They worked again in the 1995 flop Four Rooms.
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^ Obviously the baddie … Tim Roth as the fictional Archibald Cunningham in Rob Roy.
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^ Rob Roy jako Cunningham .
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.For that role he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, a Golden Globe nomination, and won a British Academy Award.^ He earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role in Rob Roy .
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^ For that role he won an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, a Golden Globe nomination, and a British Academy Award.
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^ He did, however, wow critics and audiences enough to earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
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.In 1996, he went a different way, starring with Drew Barrymore in Woody Allen's musical comedy Everyone Says I Love You.^ Everyone says I love You Tout le monde dit I love You .

^ In 1996, he went a different way, starring with Drew Barrymore in Woody Allen's musical comedy Everyone Says I Love You.
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^ Is it possible that his caricaturish turn in the terminally twee Woody Allen musical, Everyone Says I Love You , managed to vacuum out all his hard-earned hipster mojo in one swift and merciless suck?
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.He also starred as Danny Boodman T.D. Lemon 1900 (or just "1900") in the movie The Legend of 1900.^ The Legend of 1900 may be just that, a legend.
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^ He also starred as Danny Boodman T.D. Lemon 1900 (or just "1900") in the movie The Legend of 1900.
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^ Since The Legend of 1900 isn't about 1900 the year, what could it be about, well, this kid born aboard the Virginian is named 1900 (actually it's Danny Boodman T.D. Lemon 1900, but 1900 for short) and this movie is the tale of 1900.
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.Also in 1996, he co-starred with the late Tupac Shakur in the drama Gridlock'd.^ He also worked with Tupac Shakur, in 1997's Gridlock'd.
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^ He sings in Woody Allen’s musical "Everyone Says I Love You" in 1996 and teams with Tupac in "Gridlock’d" in 1997.
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^ His big screen roles include: The Hit, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Rob Roy, Everyone Says I Love You, Youth Without Youth , and he starred opposite Tupac Shakur in the rapper's last movie, Gridlock'd .
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.In 1999 he made a critically acclaimed debut as a director with The War Zone, a film of Alexander Stuart's novel.^ Roth made a critically acclaimed debut as a director with 1999s The War Zone .
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^ In 1999 he made a critically acclaimed debut as a director with The War Zone, a film of Alexander Stuart's novel.
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^ You made your directing debut in 1999 with The War Zone .

.In 2001, he made another important move by portraying General Thade in Tim Burton's blockbuster Planet of the Apes.^ This new "Planet of the Apes" version is not a blockbuster.
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^ In 2001, he made another important move by portraying General Thade in Tim Burton's "Planet of the Apes".

^ In 2001, he made another important move by portraying General Thade in Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes.
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.He was also considered for the part of Hannibal Lecter in the 2001 film Hannibal had Anthony Hopkins not returned to the role.^ He was also considered for the part of Hannibal Lecter in the 2001 film "Hannibal" had Anthony Hopkins not returned to the role.

^ He was also considered for the part of Hannibal Lecter in the 2001 film Hannibal had Anthony Hopkins not returned to the role.
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^ In 2001, he turned down the role of Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series to play the part of General Thade in Tim Burton’s “Planet of the Apes.” .
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.Roth recently appeared in Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth and Michael Haneke's Funny Games.^ Tim Roth Interview, Youth without Youth .
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^ Roth has recently fulfilled a dream in portraying the lead in Francis Ford Coppola's YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH, his first film in ten years.

^ Tim Roth: touching evil in Michael Haneke's Funny Games .
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.He starred opposite Edward Norton in The Incredible Hulk, as Emil Blonsky.^ Abomination is the alter ego of Emil Blonsky, a Russian spy who Hulks out.
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^ The Incredible Hulk stars Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt and Tim Blake Nelson.
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^ Edward Norton Did In Fact Rewrite "The Incredible Hulk" - The Incredible Hulk (08/15) .
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.In 2009 he began starring in a new series on Fox called Lie To Me.^ Roth, who recently starred on the Fox series "Lie to Me" and was the villain in the 2008 superhero movie "The Incredible Hulk," told Britain's Daily Mail Saturday that he was abused from his childhood through his early teens.
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^ Interview: Tim Roth of Lie to Me Talks About Season Two — In January 2009, FOX aired the first episode of a new series based on the work of Dr. Paul Ekman , an expert on body language and facial expressions, or facial “microexpressions,” and the art of using them to ferret out the truth.
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^ The series, which stars Tim Roth as our guide Dr. Cal Lightman, moves to its new time of Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c starting tonight.
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He plays Dr. Cal Lightman, an expert on body language, whose team assists local and federal law organisations in the investigations of crimes. His character is based on Dr. Paul Ekman, notable psychologist and expert on body language and facial expressions.

Personal life

.Roth had a son, Jack, with Lori Baker in 1983. He married Nikki Butler in 1993, and had two sons with her, Timothy Hunter (b.^ He married a former fashion designer, Nikki Butler, in 1993.

^ Family: One son, Jack (born 1983), with former long-term partner Lori Baker; married Nikki Butler (1993); one son, Timothy Hunter Roth (born 1995).
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^ Divorced from Roth s father Son: Jack Roth.
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1995) and Michael Cormac (b. 1996).

Filmography

As actor

Year Film Role Notes
1982 Made in Britain Trevor the Skinhead
Meantime Colin (TV)
1984 The Hit Myron Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer
1985 Murder with Mirrors Edgar Lawson (TV)
Return to Waterloo Boy Punk
1988 A World Apart Harold
To Kill a Priest Feliks
Twice Upon a Time
1989 The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Mitchel
1990 Vincent & Theo Vincent Van Gogh
Farendj Anton
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Guildenstern
1991 Backsliding Tom Whitton
1992 Reservoir Dogs Mr.Orange/Freddy Newendyke
Jumpin' at the Boneyard Manny
1993 Bodies, Rest & Motion Nick
El Marido perfecto Milan
Murder in the Heartland Charles Starkweather (TV)
1994 Heart of Darkness Marlow (TV)
Captives Philip Chaney
Little Odessa Joshua Shapira Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
Pulp Fiction 'Ringo' (Credited as 'Pumpkin')
1995 Rob Roy Archibald Cunningham BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
KCFCC Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
Four Rooms Ted the Bellhop
1996 No Way Home Joey
Everyone Says I Love You Charles Ferry
Mocking the Cosmos Myrodemnon/Myron
1997 Gridlock'd Alexander 'Stretch' Rawland Starring Tupac Shakur
Hoodlum Dutch Schultz
Deceiver James Walter Wayland
Animals with the Tollkeeper Henry
1998 Legend of 1900 Danny Boodman T.D. Lemon 1900
2000 The Million Dollar Hotel Izzy Goldkiss
Vatel Marquis de Lauzun
Lucky Numbers Gig
2001 Planet of the Apes Thade Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
Invincible Hersche Steinschneider alias Erik Jan Hanussen
The Musketeer Febre the Man in Black
2002 Emmett's Mark John Harrett/Frank Dwyer
2003 Whatever We Do Joe
To Kill a King Oliver Cromwell
2004 Nouvelle-France_(film) William Pitt
The Beautiful Country Captain Oh
With It "Chicken Louis" Farnatelli
Silver City Mitch Paine
2005 Don't Come Knocking Sutter
Dark Water Jeff Platzer
2006 Tsunami: The Aftermath Nick Fraser (TV)
2007 Even Money Victor
Youth Without Youth Dominic
Virgin Territory Gerbino
2008 Funny Games George
The Incredible Hulk Emil Blonsky/Abomination
2009 King Conqueror King Pedro II of Aragon filming
Lie to Me Dr. Cal Lightman (TV Series) Lead Role
Skellig Skellig

As director

References

External links


Tim Roth
Born Timothy Simon Smith
14 May 1961 (1961-05-14) (age 49)
Dulwich, London, England, UK
Occupation Actor/Director
Years active 1982–present

Tim Roth (born 14 May 1961) is an English film actor and director best known for his roles in the American films Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Four Rooms, Planet of the Apes, The Incredible Hulk and Rob Roy, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He currently stars as Cal Lightman in the TV series Lie to Me.

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Early life

Roth was born in Dulwich, London, the son of Ann, a painter and teacher, and Ernie Smith, a journalist, painter and, until the 1970s, a member of the British Communist Party.[1][2][3] Roth's father was born in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York to a British immigrant family of Irish descent and changed his surname from "Smith" to "Roth" after World War II in order to hide his nationality when travelling in countries hostile to the British.[3][4]

Roth attended the Strand School in Tulse Hill. As a young man, he wanted to be a sculptor and studied at London's Camberwell College of Art.

Career

Roth made his acting debut at the age of 21 playing a white power skinhead in a TV movie entitled Made in Britain. Roth played an East End character in King of the Ghetto which was made by the BBC. This four-part drama was shown in 1986 on national television, based on a novel by Farukh Dhondy. Partly set in Brick Lane, the drama caused a sensation among the public, especially amongst the Bengali community.[citation needed] In 1984, Roth played an apprentice hitman in Stephen Frears' The Hit with Terence Stamp and John Hurt, earning an "Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer". With that recognition, he appeared in several other films during the end of the decade. In 1989 he had a memorable supporting role as the buffoonish lackey, Mitchell, in Peter Greenaway's The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover. In 1990, Roth began to enjoy international attention with starring roles as Vincent van Gogh in Robert Altman's Vincent & Theo and Guildenstern in Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Roth and other young British actors who were becoming established film actors such as Bruce Payne, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Paul McGann were dubbed the 'Brit Pack'.[5]

Roth impressed director Quentin Tarantino and was cast as Mr. Orange in his 1992 ensemble piece Reservoir Dogs. This film paved the way for more work in Hollywood. In 1994, Tarantino cast him again as a robber in the acclaimed Pulp Fiction. They worked again in the 1995 movie Four Rooms, where Roth played the extremely physically animated role of "Ted the Bellhop". Roth was very successful playing viciously evil English nobleman Archibald Cunningham in Rob Roy opposite Liam Neeson. For that role he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, a Golden Globe nomination, and won a BAFTA.

In 1996, he went a different way, starring with Drew Barrymore in Woody Allen's musical comedy Everyone Says I Love You. He also starred as Danny Boodman T.D. Lemon 1900 (or just "1900") in the movie The Legend of 1900. Also in 1996, he co-starred with the late Tupac Shakur in the drama Gridlock'd. In 1999 he made a critically acclaimed debut as a director with The War Zone, a film of Alexander Stuart's novel. In 2001, he made another important move by portraying General Thade in Tim Burton's blockbuster Planet of the Apes. Roth was the original choice for the role of Severus Snape in the Harry Potter (film series), but he turned it down for the Planet of the Apes job.[6] He was also considered for the part of Hannibal Lecter in the 2001 film Hannibal before Anthony Hopkins returned to the role.

Roth recently appeared in Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth and Michael Haneke's Funny Games. He starred opposite Edward Norton in The Incredible Hulk, as Emil Blonsky.

In 2009, he began starring in a new series on Fox called Lie To Me. He plays Dr. Cal Lightman, an expert on body language, whose team assists local and federal law organisations in the investigations of crimes. His character is based on Dr. Paul Ekman, notable psychologist and expert on body language and facial expressions.

Personal life

Roth has a son, Jack, born to Lori Baker in 1984. He married Nikki Butler in 1993 and had two sons with her: Timothy Hunter (b. 1995) and Michael Cormac (b. 1996).

Filmography

As actor

Year Film Role Notes
1982 Made in Britain Trevor the Skinhead
Meantime Colin TV
1984 The Hit Myron Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer
1985 Murder with Mirrors Edgar Lawson TV
Return to Waterloo Boy Punk
1988 A World Apart Harold
To Kill a Priest Feliks
Twice Upon a Time Role Unspecified
1989 The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Mitchel
1990 Vincent & Theo Vincent Van Gogh
Farendj Anton
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Guildenstern
1991 Backsliding Tom Whitton
1992 Reservoir Dogs Mr.Orange/Freddy Newendyke
Jumpin' at the Boneyard Manny
1993 Bodies, Rest & Motion Nick
El Marido perfecto Milan
Murder in the Heartland Charles Starkweather TV
1994 Heart of Darkness Marlow TV
Captives Philip Chaney
Little Odessa Joshua Shapira Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
Pulp Fiction 'Ringo' (Credited as 'Pumpkin')
1995 Rob Roy Archibald Cunningham BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
KCFCC Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
Four Rooms Ted the Bellhop
1996 No Way Home Joey
Everyone Says I Love You Charles Ferry
Mocking the Cosmos Myrodemnon/Myron
1997 Gridlock'd Alexander 'Stretch' Rawland
Hoodlum Dutch Schultz
Deceiver James Walter Wayland
Animals with the Tollkeeper Henry
1998 Legend of 1900 Danny Boodman T.D. Lemon 1900
2000 The Million Dollar Hotel Izzy Goldkiss
Vatel Marquis de Lauzun
Lucky Numbers Gig
2001 Planet of the Apes Thade Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
Invincible Hersche Steinschneider alias Erik Jan Hanussen
The Musketeer Febre the Man in Black
2002 Emmett's Mark John Harrett/Frank Dwyer
2003 Whatever We Do Joe
To Kill a King Oliver Cromwell
2004 Nouvelle-France William Pitt
The Beautiful Country Captain Oh
With It "Chicken Louis" Farnatelli
Silver City Mitch Paine
2005 Don't Come Knocking Sutter
Dark Water Jeff Platzer
2006 Tsunami: The Aftermath Nick Fraser TV
2007 Even Money Victor
Youth Without Youth Dominic
Virgin Territory Gerbino
2008 Funny Games George
The Incredible Hulk Emil Blonsky/Abomination
2009 King Conqueror King Pedro II of Aragon
Lie to Me Dr. Cal Lightman TV Series (35 Episodes)
Skellig Skellig
2010 Pete Smalls Is Dead Pete Smalls post-production

As director

References

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Tim Roth
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Tim Roth
Born Timothy Simon Smith
14 May 1961 (1961-05-14) (age 49)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor/Director
Years active 1982–present

Tim Roth (born 14 May 1961) is an English film actor and director. He is on the TV show Lie to Me and he played Mr. Orange/Freddy as a undercover cop in Reservoir Dogs.


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