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Also Known As: Tim Piggot-Smith Died:
Born: May 13, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: actor

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Tim Pigott-Smith was born in England, but he spent part of his childhood growing up in Africa. It was there that he developed an ear abscess, received penicillin for it, and promptly fell into a coma after an allergic reaction. Audiences may find it difficult to imagine Pigott-Smith as a sweet and sickly three-year-old when they watch him in his iconic role as the vicious Captain Ronald Merrick in the 1980s British crime TV series "The Jewel in the Crown." As Merrick, Pigott-Smith tortured a man he knew to be innocent, and to whom he was actually attracted (though Merrick's repressed homosexuality was in part what drove his extreme sadism). Pigott-Smith won a BAFTA for his chilling and complex portrait of the captain, and while he never went on to break out as a Hollywood leading man, the critically acclaimed role provided him with the opportunity to play a rich and diverse array of other villains, both on screen and on stage. Though there are over 20 years between the performances, one can see traces of the old fascist Merrick again in Pigott-Smith's turn as security chief Creedy in the dystopian political thriller "V for Vendetta." Pigott-Smith has said he doesn't mind being typecast as the...

Tim Pigott-Smith was born in England, but he spent part of his childhood growing up in Africa. It was there that he developed an ear abscess, received penicillin for it, and promptly fell into a coma after an allergic reaction. Audiences may find it difficult to imagine Pigott-Smith as a sweet and sickly three-year-old when they watch him in his iconic role as the vicious Captain Ronald Merrick in the 1980s British crime TV series "The Jewel in the Crown." As Merrick, Pigott-Smith tortured a man he knew to be innocent, and to whom he was actually attracted (though Merrick's repressed homosexuality was in part what drove his extreme sadism). Pigott-Smith won a BAFTA for his chilling and complex portrait of the captain, and while he never went on to break out as a Hollywood leading man, the critically acclaimed role provided him with the opportunity to play a rich and diverse array of other villains, both on screen and on stage. Though there are over 20 years between the performances, one can see traces of the old fascist Merrick again in Pigott-Smith's turn as security chief Creedy in the dystopian political thriller "V for Vendetta." Pigott-Smith has said he doesn't mind being typecast as the villain, and he gets to take a break from it with his large body of work providing voice-overs for audio-books and documentaries.

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 Red 2 (2013)
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 Flyboys (2006)
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 V for Vendetta (2006)
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 Alexander (2004) Omen Reader
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 North & South (2004)
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 Johnny English (2003) Pegasus
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2002:
Portrayed a General in the war feature "Four Feathers," which co-starred Heath Ledger and Kate Hudson
2002:
Co-starred as Major General Ford in the drama feature "Bloody Sunday"
2006:
Cast in the Wachowski brothers' "V for Vendetta" based on the acclaimed graphic novel by author Alan Moore

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wife:
Pamela Miles. Actor.

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son:
Tom Piggott-Smith. Violinist. Born c. 1976.

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