Ten fun facts about Tim Roth


Fact 1
He made his film debut in Made in Britain in 1983.

Fact 2
He has since appeared in a number of Quentin Tarantino films, including Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Four Rooms.

Fact 3
He was considered for the part of Hannibal Lecter in the 2001 film Hannibal before Anthony Hopkins returned to reclaim the role.


Fact 4
Roth made his acting debut at the age of 21 playing a white power skinhead in a 1983 TV film titled Made in Britain.

Fact 5
In 2010, Roth appeared on the cover to Manic Street Preachers' 2010 studio album, Postcards from a Young Man.

Fact 6
He also starred as Cal Lightman in the TV series Lie to Me.

Fact 7
Roth and other young British actors of the time such as Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Bruce Payne and Paul McGann, were dubbed the 'Brit Pack', a nickname based on the Brat Pack of the US.

Fact 8
Roth was cast as Mr. Orange in Quentin Tarantino's 1992 ensemble film Reservoir Dogs. This paved the way for more work in Hollywood.

Fact 9
In 1996, he starred with Drew Barrymore in Woody Allenís musical comedy Everyone Says I Love You.

Fact 10
Roth was the original choice for the role of Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series, but he turned it down for the Planet of the Apes role.


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