Tim Pigott-Smith

Tim Pigott-Smith

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1946-05-13 · Deathday: 2017-04-07 (70 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Rugby - England - UK

62 Movies · 35 TV shows

Also Known As: Tim Piggot-Smith · Tim Pigot-Smith · Tim Piggott Smith

Biography

Timothy Peter Pigott-Smith, (13 May 1946 – 7 April 2017) was an English film and television actor and author. He was best known for his leading role as Ronald Merrick in the television drama series The Jewel in the Crown, for which he won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor in 1985. Other noted TV roles included roles in The Chief, Midsomer Murders, The Vice, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, King Charles III and two Doctor Who stories (The Claws of Axos (1971) & The Masque of Mandragora (1976)). Pigott-Smith appeared in many notable films including: Clash of the Titans (1981), Gangs of New York (2002), Johnny English (2003), Alexander (2004), V for Vendetta (2005), Quantum of Solace (2008), Red 2 (2013) and Jupiter Ascending (2015).

Early Life

Pigott-Smith was born in Rugby, Warwickshire, the son of Margaret Muriel (née Goodman) and Harry Thomas Pigott-Smith, who was a journalist. He was educated at Wyggeston Boys' School, Leicester, King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon and Bristol University. He trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Movies & TV shows

2017.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
King Charles III

King Charles III

1
2017
The Queen's death led to Prince Charles' accession to the throne. Rioting on the streets and a tank in front of Buckingham Palace ensues when he refuses to sign a controversial bill into law.
TV
Decline and Fall

Decline and Fall

2017
In the 1920s, an inoffensive divinity student at Oxford University was wrongly dismissed for indecent exposure after being made the victim of a prank.
The Little Vampire 3D

The Little Vampire 3D

7
2017
Tony is fascinated by the idea of a vampire. There is trouble when his clan is threatened by a dangerously obsessed hunter. When fate brings Tony and Rudolph together, they set off on an action-packed...
Victoria & Abdul

Victoria & Abdul

5
2017
Queen Victoria befriended a young Indian clerk.
6 Days

6 Days

2.5
2017
In April of 1980. Terrorists attack the Embassy of Iran. The authorities decide whether a military squad should intervene after six days of tense negotiations.
Red Trees

Red Trees

2017
Award-winning filmmaker, Marina Willer (Cartas da Mãe), creates an impressionistic visual essay as she traces her father’s family journey as one of only twelve Jewish families to survive the Nazi occ...

2016.

1 Movie
Whisky Galore

Whisky Galore

2016
The story of the inhabitants of the isolated Scottish island of Todday, in the Outer Hebrides, where gloom sets in as their wartime rationing of whisky runs out. The islanders hid cases of amber necta...

2015.

1 Movie
Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending

5.98
2015
An impoverished young Earth woman becomes the key to strategic maneuvers and internal conflict within a powerful dynasty in a universe where human genetic material is the most precious commodity.

2014.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
37 Days

37 Days

2014
The chain of events leading up to World War I began with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, and ended with Britain's declaration of war on Germany 37 days later. The unfol...
Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale

2014
Mr. Whicher was hired by Sir Edward Shore to investigate the violent threats made against his son Charles, who recently returned from India with his family.
TV
Houdini

Houdini

10
2014
America's first famous person is Harry Houdini.

2013.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Toast of London

Toast of London

5.85
2013
Steven Toast is an eccentric middle-aged actor with a chequered past who spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing.
TV
The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery

6
2013
The biggest robbery in the country's history happened on August 8, 1963. 35 miles from central London, a train has been hijacked and robbed. The country is shocked. Who was behind the raid?
The Murder in Angel Lane

The Murder in Angel Lane

2013
When Mr. Whicher, a retired policeman, helps a country lady to find her niece, he is drawn into a disturbing case of murder which brings him up against wealthy and powerful figures and throws him into...
Wodehouse In Exile

Wodehouse In Exile

2013
An all-star cast heads up this intimate film about how author, P.G.Wodehouse, came to face a charge of treason during the Second World War and how this quintessential Englishman, creator of Jeeves and...
RED 2

RED 2

7
2013
A retired C.I.A. Frank Moses is trying to track down a missing portable nuclear device with the help of his unlikely team of elite operatives.

2012.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
The Fall of Singapore: The Great Betrayal

The Fall of Singapore: The Great Betrayal

2012
The story of how the British helped the Japanese take out Pearl Harbor and capture Singapore in the World War 2 is told in this landmark documentary film by Paul Elston. British officers spied for Jap...
TV
Simon Schama's Shakespeare

Simon Schama's Shakespeare

2012
Simon Schama explores the life and times of William Shakespeare to shed a new and fascinating light on some of the greatest plays ever written. He asked the question, "What came first, Englishness, or...
TV
Doomsday: World War I

Doomsday: World War I

2012
The carnage of the First World War was never before seen. How did the war start and who did well in it?

2011.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House

2011
In 1860, Inspector Jack Whicher of Scotland Yard was sent to investigate the murder of three-year-old Saville Kent, who was snatched from his bed at night and murdered.
TV
The Hour

The Hour

6.21
2011
A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news programme.
My Piece of the Pie

My Piece of the Pie

2011
France is a factory worker with three daughters. All of her workmates are without a job after the factory where she worked closed. She goes to Paris to look for work. She finds a cleaning job at the h...

2010.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
On Expenses

On Expenses

2010
The disclosure of MPs' expenses was fought for by Heather Brooke.
TV
The Little House

The Little House

2010
The Little House is a drama series based on the novel by Philippa Gregory. The drama follows the story of Ruth, who is married to career minded Patrick and is pushed towards the limits of her own sa...
Money

Money

2010
The book was turned into a movie.
Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

6.97
2010
Alice is betrothed to an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. She finds herself in a world that resemb...

2009.

1 Movie
Aileen Wuornos: Angel of Death

Aileen Wuornos: Angel of Death

2009
Profile of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, who was convicted and sentenced to death for the murders of six men in Florida over the course of a year. The programme explores how police were able to gather...

2008.

1 Movie
Quantum of Solace

Quantum of Solace

5.73
2008
The adventures of James Bond continued after Casino Royale. After being betrayed by the woman he loved, Bond fought the urge to make his latest mission personal. Bond and M are questioning Mr about hi...

2007.

1 TV show
TV
Holby Blue

Holby Blue

2007
The police force at Holby South is tasked with the toughest job yet. Not only are they fighting the usual crime with drug offenders and gang members, but they are also faced with the threat of terrori...

2006.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Crimes That Shook the World

Crimes That Shook the World

2006
Some of the most notorious murderers are looked at. The account of the crimes that shook the world uses dramatic reconstruction and expert testimony.
Taken at the Flood

Taken at the Flood

2006
A young widow is left in sole possession of her late husband's fortune, and her brother refuses to share it with her in-laws - so they enlist Poirot to try to prove that the widow's missing first husb...
Flyboys

Flyboys

2006
Young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. were known as the Lafayette Escadrille. The country's first fighter pilots were entered in World War I.
V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta

5.65
2006
In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked man named V conducts guerrilla warfare against the British government. V finds an ally with whom he can continue his fight to fre...
The Vienna Strangler

The Vienna Strangler

2006
The story of Austrian, Johann "Jack" Unterweger (1950-1994), who wrote a book about his criminal past while serving a life term in prison for assault. In 1974, Unterweger murdered 18-year-old German c...

2004.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
The Other Side of Dunkirk

The Other Side of Dunkirk

2004
Powerful myths and misconceptions have shaped our understanding of the moment which changed the course of WW2 - the evacuation at Dunkirk in 1940. But what really happened at Dunkirk and in the crisis...
TV
London

London

2004
London is a three-part documentary series on the history of London.
TV
North & South

North & South

6.56
2004
Margaret Hale lives in the north. Thornton John's strength of purpose and passion were a match for her own pride and willfulness, and she underestimated him in the shock of her move. Margaret is close...
Alexander

Alexander

5.5
2004
Alexander leads his army against the Persian Empire. He leads his army all the way to India after defeating the Persians.

2003.

5 Movies
The Day Britain Stopped

The Day Britain Stopped

2003
A rail strike, traffic congestion, and a mid-air plane collision will bring the UK's transport system to a halt one day.
Johnny English

Johnny English

7.67
2003
Johnny English, a lowly pencil pusher working for MI7, was promoted to super spy after Agent One was killed. When a billionaire businessman sponsors the exhibition of the Crown Jewels, the valuable ge...
Pompeii: The Last Day

Pompeii: The Last Day

2003
In 79 AD, one of the infamous natural disasters in human history occurred when Mount Vesuvius erupted. With speculative dramatizations of various inhabitants' final hours along with detailed documenta...
The Private Life of Samuel Pepys

The Private Life of Samuel Pepys

2003
The Private Life of Samuel Pepys is a 2003 British comedy television film directed by Oliver Parker and starring Steve Coogan, Lou Doillon and Nathaniel Parker. It portrayed the historical diarist Sa...
Eroica

Eroica

2003
Ian Hart plays Ludwig van Beethoven in the drama Eroica. The first performance of Beethoven's Third Symphony was in Vienna, Austria, on June 9th, 1804. For the first time, friends have been invited to...

2002.

3 Movies · 3 TV shows
Bloody Sunday

Bloody Sunday

2002
During the Irish civil rights protest march there was bloodshed.
TV
Spooks

Spooks

6
2002
The British Security Service work against the clock to safeguard the nation in a tense drama series. The series follows the work of a group of MI5 officers based at the service's Thames House headquar...
TV
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

6
2002
DS Barbara Havers is assigned to work with the upper-crust DI Thomas Lynley to solve murders.
Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York

6.32
2002
The year that it is is 1863. America was born on the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returned to the Five Points of America to avenge the murder of his father by the psychotic gangland leader, Bill the Butc...
TV
The Age of Terror

The Age of Terror

2002
How do the men and women justify their actions?
The Four Feathers

The Four Feathers

2002
The story is set in 1885 and follows a British officer who resigns his post when he learns of a plan to ship out to Sudan. Four white feathers were sent to him by his friends and fiancée. He disguises...

2001.

1 TV show
TV
Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible

Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible

2001
Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible was created by Graham Duff and co-written by Steve Coogan. The series was broadcast in 2001. It spoofs several British horror films. The title pokes fun at the antholo...

1999.

1 TV show
TV
The Vice

The Vice

1999
The Vice is an ITV police drama about the Metropolitan Police Vice Unit. It ran for five short series between 1999 and 2003. It tells the story of the London Metropolitan police force's vice squad, wh...

1996.

1 TV show
TV
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century

The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century

1996
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century is a 1996 documentary series that aired on PBS. It chronicles World War I over eight episodes. It was narrated by Dame Judi Dench in the UK and Salome...

1995.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Nightmares of Nature

Nightmares of Nature

1995
The series looks at the scariest animals on the planet.
Pride and Prejudice: From Page to Screen

Pride and Prejudice: From Page to Screen

1995
A making of featurette about the translation of the classic Jane Austen-novel into a screenplay, filled with interviews with the director, the screenwriter, leading make up, costume and others.
Goldeneye: The Secret Files

Goldeneye: The Secret Files

1995
Made for TV documentary including interview and behind the scenes footage from the James Bond movie GoldenEye (1995).

1994.

1 TV show
TV
Battlefield

Battlefield

1994
The Vietnam War and the Second World War are explored in the series. The series uses a novel approach in which history is described by detailed accounts of major battles together with background and c...

1993.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Team: A Season With McLaren

The Team: A Season With McLaren

1993
The Team: A Season With McLaren is a 7 part TV series produced by John Gau Productions for the BBC during the 1993 Formula One season and first transmitted on BBC Two during November and December 1993...
The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day

7.5
1993
A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a maid who falls in love with him. His carefully maintained veneer of servitude is cha...
The Bullion Boys

The Bullion Boys

1993
Based on a true story. Because of the threat of a German invasion in 1940, Britain's gold reserves were moved toLiverpool. Only a few security men and senior bank officials were aware of the operation...

1990.

1 TV show
TV
The Chief

The Chief

1990
The Chief was a British television crime drama series that aired on ITV from 1990 to 1995. It was made by a television station.

1989.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Agatha Christie's Poirot

Agatha Christie's Poirot

6.24
1989
From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first clas...
David Macaulay: Pyramid

David Macaulay: Pyramid

1989
How did ancient Egyptians build the Great Pyramid at Giza, joining two million blocks of heavy stone with amazing precision? Who were the leaders who built these enormous structures, and what did thes...

1987.

1 Movie
Life Story

Life Story

1987
Before anyone can find the key to the secret, they have to find the structure of the DNA.

1986.

3 Movies
The Challenge

The Challenge

1986
The story of the 1983 America's Cup challenge, where the Australian team financed by business tycoon Alan Bond, finally wrests the cup from the New York Yacht Club, has been told many times.
A State of Emergency

A State of Emergency

1986
A scientist is crusading to stop nuclear testing because of scientific fact. Dr. Alex Carmody is a physicist. The U.S.S.R is part of the United States. The world will be destroyed by one of these test...
Dead Man's Folly

Dead Man's Folly

6
1986
A real murder occurs during a murder hunt game in which Hercule Poirot is invited as an "expert".

1984.

1 TV show
TV
The Jewel in the Crown

The Jewel in the Crown

6
1984
The final days of the British Raj in India during World War II are the subject of a British television serial. The story begins with an unjust arrest. The consequences of this echo can be seen through...

1983.

1 TV show
TV
Natural World

Natural World

6
1983
Natural World is a nature documentary television series broadcast annually on BBC Two and regarded by the BBC as its flagship natural history brand. It is currently the longest-running series in its g...

1982.

2 Movies
I Remember Nelson

I Remember Nelson

1982
Vice Adm. Through the narratives of those who knew him best, the famous story of Horatio Nelson's naval career and troubled personal affairs are brought to life in this miniseries.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

1982
Quasimodo, the bellringer of Notre Dame's cathedral, falls in love with a beautiful dancer named Esmeralda. Quasimodo's guardian, the archdeacon of the cathedral, and a poor street poet all have somet...

1981.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years

Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years

1981
The wilderness years is an 8-part 1981 drama serial based on the life and times of a man who was exiled from politics during the 1920s and 30s. It was written and directed by Ferdinand Fairfax. He rep...
Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans

5.75
1981
To win the right to marry his love, the beautiful princess Andromeda, and fulfill his destiny, Perseus must complete a number of tasks.
Victory

Victory

1981
A group of POWs in a German prison camp play the German National Soccer Team in this powerful film depicting the role of prisoners during wartime.

1980.

4 Movies
Richard's Things

Richard's Things

1980
A wife discovers and confronts her husband's lover following his death. Their mutual pain, love, envy, and jealousy bring them together in an unexpected emotional and physical relationship.
The Day Christ Died

The Day Christ Died

1980
The Crucifixion of Christ is seen from a political and historical point of view.
Sweet William

Sweet William

1980
William McClusky (Sam Waterston) is a charming and eccentric Scotsman whose charms quickly overwhelm the sweet and naive Ann Walton (Jenny Agutter), but she begins to comprehend that her new beau is a...
'Tis Pity She's a Whore

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

1980
As a result of an incestuous relationship with her brother, Annabella is pregnant with Lord Sorenzo's child. The original 17th century play was set in Italy and the action takes place in Victorian Eng...

1979.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
No Mama No

No Mama No

1979
After giving birth to her second boy, Jodie recognises a growing dissatisfaction in all areas of her life.
TV
Danger UXB

Danger UXB

1979
Danger UXB is a 1979 British ITV television series about World War II developed by John Hawkesworth and starring Anthony Andrews as Lieutenant Brian Ash, an officer in the Royal Engineers. The series...
Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

1979
When the Duke of Vienna takes a leave of absence and leaves the strict Angelo in charge, things get worse for Claudio, who is sentenced to death for premarital sex. His sister is a very persuasive ple...
Henry IV Part 1

Henry IV Part 1

1979
Henry Bolingbroke has been crowned King of England, but faces a rebellion led by the Earl of Northumberland and his son. Hal, the Prince of Wales, has thrown over life at court in favor of heavy drink...

1978.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

1978
The story of J.M. He had a relationship with the Llewelyn-Davies family. George, Jack, Peter, Michael, and Nicholas were adopted by Barrie after he wrote PETER PAN.
TV
BBC Television Shakespeare

BBC Television Shakespeare

1978
The plays of William Shakespeare are the subject of a series of British television adaptations. It was transmitted in the UK from 1978 to 1985 and spanned seven series. The first episode of the series...
The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

1978
The story of J.M. The Llewelyn-Davies family had a relationship with him. After writing PETER PAN, Barrie adopted George, Jack, Peter, Michael, and Nicholas.

1977.

1 Movie
A Choice of Evils

A Choice of Evils

1977
Jim Allen's Play For Today explores the dilemmas faced by the Catholic Church in Italy in light of the Vatican’s failure to denounce Nazi atrocities

1976.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Doctor Who: The Masque of Mandragora

Doctor Who: The Masque of Mandragora

1976
In the 15th century Italy, a deranged astrologer tried to use an alien intelligence.
Aces High

Aces High

1976
The first World War is in its third year and aerial combat above the Western Front is consuming the nation's favored children at an appalling rate. By early 1917, the average life-span of a British pi...
TV
The Glittering Prizes

The Glittering Prizes

1976
The changing lives of a group of Cambridge students is the subject of a British television drama. It was broadcast for the first time in 1976.

1975.

1 Movie
Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

1975
Shakespeare's play was changed.

1972.

1 TV show
TV
The Regiment

The Regiment

1972
The series was produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation. It starred Christopher Cazenove and followed the story of the British Army from the view of two families.

1971.

1 Movie
Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos

Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos

1971
A group of gold-skinned aliens known as the Axons land on Earth and offer wondrous technology in exchange for fuel. The Doctor, however, isn't fooled, uncovering the Axons' true nature and once again ...

1963.

1 TV show
TV
Doctor Who

Doctor Who

5.44
1963
The adventures of a Time Lord, also known as the Doctor, is a time-travelling humanoid alien who explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling space ship. The blue British police box...

1951.

1 TV show
TV
Hallmark Hall of Fame

Hallmark Hall of Fame

8.33
1951
Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of tel...

Unknown Year.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Innocents

Innocents

The film, based upon the Bristol heart scandal of the 1980s and 90s, tells the story about James Wisheart and Janarda Dhasmana, who whilst working together to perform 33 arterial-switch operations, dr...
Hanratty: The Whole Truth

Hanratty: The Whole Truth

On August 22, 1962, Michael Gregsten was murdered and his lover was raped and shot on the A6 at Deadman's Hill. James Hanratty was sentenced to death for the murder. He was guilty according to the lat...
Jupiter Ascending Genetically Spliced

Jupiter Ascending Genetically Spliced

Talking heads discuss the Jupiter Ascending creature design.
TV
Pompeii: The Last Day

Pompeii: The Last Day

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius is the subject of a documentary. The eruption of the volcano killed all those trapped between it and the sea. The documentary depicts different phases of the eruption. E...
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