Timothy Spall OBE (born 27 February 1957) is a British character actor. He was born in Battersea, London and lives in Forest Hill, London. He played one the main characters in drama series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. He played major characters in Secrets & Lies, Shooting the Past as well as the title role in Pierrepoint.
His younger son Rafe Spall is an actor.