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London-born TIMOTHY SPALL (Nathaniel) has been a familiar face in film, television and on the stage for many years since his portrayal of Barry in BBC's long-running "Auf Wiedersehen, Pet” (1983–2004). He has since gone on to star in numerous films, including Mike Leigh's "Secrets & Lies,” for which he won the Best Actor BAFTA in 1997. Other notable film credits include: Rosencrantz in Branagh's "Hamlet,” Aubrey in Mike Leigh's "Life Is Sweet,” Thomas Tipp in Cameron Crowe's "Vanilla Sky,” Peter Pettigrew in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” Mr. Poe in "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events” and Simon Graham in "The Last Samurai.”

Spall is also highly respected in the world of television drama. In the early 1980s, he starred in his own drama series, "Frank Stubbs Promotes,” and has played such varied roles as Kevin in "Outside Edge” and Terry in "Cherished.” Spall received a BAFTA nomination for his portrayal of Mr. Venus in Julian Farino's "Our Mutual Friend,” for which he also won the Broadcasting Press Guild Television Award for Best Actor in 1998. Additionally, Spall collected Best Actor awards from both the Prix d'Italie and Cinema Tout Ecran for his role in Stephen Poliakoff's "Shooting the Past,” as well as nominations for Danny Boyle's "Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise.”

In addition to his career in film and television, Spall is also a revered stage actor. After graduating from RADA in 1978, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, performing in "The Merry Wives of Windsor” and "Nicholas Nickleby.” He also played Bottom in Robert LePage's "A Midsummer Night's Dream” at the National Theatre.

Spall also narrated "Jamie's School Dinners,” which won the National Television Award for Most Popular Factual Programme in 2005, and lent his voice to the scavenger rat Nick in the award-winning film "Chicken Run” in 2000. Spall was awarded with an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) on New Year's Eve, 1999.

Spall will next be seen in Tim Burton's film adaptation of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

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