Quote: "Never underestimate how much the British yearn to work in Hollywood. It's not like, 'Oh darling, we just do it 'cause we're slumming'. That's a load of balls because most people, if they were given a play or a part in a Hollywood movie, would jump at it and they'd say, 'You can stick Polonius (character in Shakespeare's Hamlet) straight up your a**e'." Timothy Spall dismisses the myth that British thespians would rather appear onstage than in a Hollywood movie.
Quote: "What it does is give you an acute sense of what is and what isn't worthwhile. I knew I was getting better when I became petty again and started shouting in traffic. Never fear being a petty fool as it means you're not dying!" British actor Timothy Spall had a new lease of life following his cancer battle in the mid-1990s.
Quote: "I was flabbergasted, but then absolutely elated. Your feet don't touch the floor when you get to Cannes. You're meeting the world's press. It's a grind. But, objectively, these are the things you dream about in drama school." Actor Timothy Spall was stunned to scoop the Best Actor prize at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival in France for his role as artist J.M.W Turner in new movie Mr. Turner.
Quote: "I've got an ear in my fridge from the last Harry Potter film. I was given it as a present after filming, so I hope no one thinks it's bacon and shoves it in a roll." British actor Timothy Spall kept a little reminder from his time in the Harry Potter movies.
Quote: "The first thing that occurred to me was that they should put a little 'SE' at the end of it." Rotund actor Timothy Spall jokes about receiving his OBE in 1999.