Timothy Spall Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

4th December 2014

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.

24th October 2014

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.

20th October 2014

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.

10th August 2011

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.

3rd April 2006

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.

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