Birth Date: May 14, 1961
Birth Place: London, England
Notable Films: Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Made In Britain, Little Odessa, Planet of the Apes
Awards: Academy Award (Best Actor in a Supporting Role | Rob Roy – Nominated)
Tim Roth Biography:
British actor Tim Roth was born in Dulwich, London in 1961. His mother Ann was a painter and teacher, and his father Ernie was a journalist. He attended Strand School in Tulse Hill, and as a youngster he decided he wanted to be a sculptor. But he found out he had an aptitude for performing at a young age. Coming from a middle-class background, he adopted a cockney accent at school to avoid bullying. After dropping out of Camberwell Art College, Roth decided to pursue acting as a full-time career.
His first role came quite late, at the age of 21, when he played a skinhead in Alan Clarke’s film Made In Britain (1982). He then worked with Mike Leigh on a TV film called Meantime (1984), before getting recognition for his first big-screen debut in The Hit (1984). He enjoyed another big role in the ‘80s, playing Mitchel in The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989). Roth rose to global prominence when he was cast as Mr. Orange in Quentin Tarantino’s debut film Reservoir Dogs (1992).
The pair teamed up again for Tarantino’s magnum opus Pulp Fiction (1994). A year later Roth earned an Oscar nod for his role as a villain in Rob Roy (1995). Roth also starred alongside Tupac Shakur in Shakur’s final film role Gridlock’d (1997). Showing his range, he also took the role of a villainous primate in Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes (2001) remake. He also had a supporting role in the blockbuster movie The Incredible Hulk (2008). On the small screen, Roth is best-known for his performance in Lie to Me, as well as the new series of Twin Peaks.