Rafe Spall

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  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Named after the title character in Francis Beaumont's The Knight of the Burning Pestle, played by his father Timothy Spall in a 1981 Royal Shakespeare Company production, and then by himself in a 2005 revival.
  • Encouraged by his father to join the National Youth Theatre at age 15.
  • At 19, unhappy with the "fat boy" parts he was being offered, began dieting and exercising and eventually lost nearly 80 pounds.
  • Bared it all for his first leading role in 2006's The Chatterley Affair.
  • Acted opposite his real-life dad, playing father and son, in a 2007 British television adaptation of E. M. Forster's A Room With a View.
  • Worked out for his role in the romantic comedy I Give It a Year, telling Britain's Daily Mail: "I wanted to look convincing enough that audiences would believe Rose Byrne would fancy me."


  • 2013, Olivier Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 2017, Olivier Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee


  • Pascale — Sister
  • Elize du Toit — Wife
  • Alice Eve — Ex-significant Other
  • Shane Spall — Mother
  • Sadie — Sister
  • Lena Spall — Daughter
  • Timothy Spall — Father
  • Alexandra Mann — Ex-significant Other


  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Actor

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