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Tom Roth is an English actor and director, nicknamed, ‘Brit Pack’

InformationDetail
BirthdayMay 14, 1961
NationalityBritish
FamousMillionaires, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors
SpousesNikki Butler
Known asTimothy Simon Roth
Childrens Jack Roth, Michael Cormac Roth, Timothy Hunter Roth
Universities
  • Dick Sheppard Comprehensive School
  • Camberwell Art College
Birth PlaceDulwich
Height170cm
GenderMale
FatherErnie
MotherAnn
Net Worth$7 million as of 2017
Sun SignTaurus
Born inDulwich

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Who is Tim Roth?

Tim Roth is one of Britain’s most respected actors, who achieved phenomenal success after he moved to the United States. He carved a niche for himself with his performances in movies like, ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Rob Roy’ ‘Reservoir Dogs’, ‘Made in Britain’, ‘Skellig’, and ‘Planet of the Apes’. Apart from films, he has also starred in the popular television series, ‘Lie to Me’. He gained international acclaim and recognition after he caught the eye of director Quentin Tarantino, who played a crucial role in shaping his acting career and cast him in films like, ‘Reservoir Dogs’, ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘Four Rooms’. He is known for his screen presence, dialogue-delivery and brilliant performances in character roles. His portrayal of gripping raw characters etches an image that effectively permeates into realistic, convincing performances. This actor can play any genre of film with a touch of brilliance and realism. Roth dreamt of becoming a sculptor, but dropped out of an arts college in order to pursue an acting career. He has a net worth of $7 million and earns an average salary of $275 thousand per episode for television shows. To learn more interesting facts about his personal life and professional achievements, scroll down and continue to read this biography.

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Childhood & Early Life

Tim Roth was born in Dulwich, London and studied at the Strand School in the True Hill area of South London.

He developed an interest in sculpting as a young boy and studied at London’s Camberwell College of Art, before he dropped out to pursue acting.

Career

At the age of 21, he began his acting career with the television film, ‘Made in Britain’, for which he played the role of a ‘white power skinhead’.

In 1984, he was cast in Mike Leigh’s film, ‘Meantime’, where he played a shy and timid person.

He delivered an award-winning performance in Stephen Frears 1984 drama film, ‘The Hit’, for which he won the Evening Standard Award.

He starred in the 1985 television film, ‘Murder with Mirrors’, which was based on Agatha Christie’s mystery novel, ‘They Do it With Mirrors’, along with Bette Davis and Helen Hayes.

In 1986, he appeared on the BBC channel, in the ‘King of the Ghetto’, a drama about the racial tensions in London’s east end, inspired by Farukh Dhondy’s novel.

In the 1989 romantic crime drama, ‘The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover’, he played the role of Mitchel, a dim-witted goon.

In 1990, he gained international acclaim after he appeared in Robert Altman’s, ‘Vincent and Theo’ and Tom Stoppard's ‘Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead’.

He bagged more roles in Hollywood after he played the role of, ‘Mr Orange’ in Quentin Tarantino’s debut film, ‘Reservoir Dogs’. Tarantino also cast him in ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘Four Rooms’.

In 1995, he delivered an award-winning performance in the adventure film, ‘Rob Roy’, where he played the role of the villain, ‘Archibald Cunningham’.

In 1996, he featured in Woody Allen’s musical film, ‘Everyone Says I Love You’. He also starred in ‘The Legend of 1900’ and ‘Gridlock’d’, the same year.

He made his directorial debut in 1999, with ‘The War Zone’, based on Alexander Stuart’s novel of the same title. Two years later, he was cast in ‘Planet of the Apes’, a science fiction film.

He starred in the Fox series, ‘Lie To Me’ that ran from 2009 to 2011. His character Dr. Cal Lightman was based on Dr. Paul Ekman, a well-known psychologist and body language decoder.

Major Works

He starred in the 1995 adventure film, ‘Rob Roy’, which was ranked number two at the box office, had a wide theatrical release and earned a gross revenue of thirty two million dollars in the United States and Canada alone.

In 1999, he directed the critically acclaimed film, ‘The War Zone’. The film earned numerous critics’ awards like the CICAE Award at the 1999 Berlin International Film Festival, the Award for the Best new British Feature at the European Film Awards and the Award for the Best Director at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival.

Awards & Achievements

He received the ‘Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer’, for his role in Stephen Frears’s, ‘The Hit’.

He also earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting actor and a Golden Globe nomination and received the BAFTA Award for his role as ‘Archibald Cunningham’, in the 1995 adventure film, ‘Rob Roy’.

Personal Life & Legacy

Tim Roth married Nikki Butler on January 25, 1993 and they have two children.

He also has a son with former girlfriend, Lori Baker.

Trivia

This English actor and BAFTA Award-winner, sports a collection of tattoos on his right arm.

This ‘Rob Roy’ star is often mistaken as an American because he can imitate accents impeccably.

This British actor has an unusual style of walking in a stiff-legged gait.

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Tim Roth awards

YearNameAward

BAFTA Awards

1996Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleRob Roy (1995)

People's Choice Awards

2011Favorite TV Crime FighterLie to Me (2009)

Tim Roth biography timelines

  • // 14th May 1961
    Tim Roth was born in Dulwich, London and studied at the Strand School in the True Hill area of South London.
  • // 1982
    At the age of 21, he began his acting career with the television film, ‘Made in Britain’, for which he played the role of a ‘white power skinhead’.
  • // 1984
    In 1984, he was cast in Mike Leigh’s film, ‘Meantime’, where he played a shy and timid person.
  • // 1985
    He starred in the 1985 television film, ‘Murder with Mirrors’, which was based on Agatha Christie’s mystery novel, ‘They Do it With Mirrors’, along with Bette Davis and Helen Hayes.
  • // 1986
    In 1986, he appeared on the BBC channel, in the ‘King of the Ghetto’, a drama about the racial tensions in London’s east end, inspired by Farukh Dhondy’s novel.
  • // 1989
    In the 1989 romantic crime drama, ‘The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover’, he played the role of Mitchel, a dim-witted goon.
  • // 1990
    In 1990, he gained international acclaim after he appeared in Robert Altman’s, ‘Vincent and Theo’ and Tom Stoppard's ‘Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead’.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, he delivered an award-winning performance in the adventure film, ‘Rob Roy’, where he played the role of the villain, ‘Archibald Cunningham’.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, he featured in Woody Allen’s musical film, ‘Everyone Says I Love You’. He also starred in ‘The Legend of 1900’ and ‘Gridlock’d’, the same year.
  • // 1999
    He made his directorial debut in 1999, with ‘The War Zone’, based on Alexander Stuart’s novel of the same title. Two years later, he was cast in ‘Planet of the Apes’, a science fiction film.
  • // 2009 To 2011
    He starred in the Fox series, ‘Lie To Me’ that ran from 2009 to 2011. His character Dr. Cal Lightman was based on Dr. Paul Ekman, a well-known psychologist and body language decoder.

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Tim Roth's FAQ

  • What is Tim Roth birthday?

    Tim Roth was born at 1961-05-14

  • Where is Tim Roth's birth place?

    Tim Roth was born in Dulwich

  • What is Tim Roth nationalities?

    Tim Roth's nationalities is British

  • Who is Tim Roth spouses?

    Tim Roth's spouses is Nikki Butler

  • Who is Tim Roth childrens?

    Tim Roth's childrens is Jack Roth, Michael Cormac Roth, Timothy Hunter Roth

  • What was Tim Roth universities?

    Tim Roth studied at Dick Sheppard Comprehensive School, Camberwell Art College

  • How tall is Tim Roth?

    Tim Roth's height is 170

  • Who is Tim Roth's father?

    Tim Roth's father is Ernie

  • Who is Tim Roth's mother?

    Tim Roth's mother is Ann

  • What is Tim Roth's sun sign?

    Tim Roth is Taurus