Tim Pigott-Smith

  • Birth Name: Timothy Peter Pigott-Smith
  • Birth Place: Rugby, Warwickshire, England
  • Died: April 7, 2017
  • Profession: Actor, Writer

Fast Facts

  • First role was the mother-in-law in a school production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
  • Offered a role in a series that filmed in Los Angeles, he turned it down and recommitted to stage acting in London.
  • Was engaged in long-standing prank with Judi Dench in which they tried to hide a black glove in each other's productions.
  • Played both Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson at different points in his career; also wrote two children's books about the Baker Street Irregulars.
  • Awarded the Order of the British Empire for his acting shortly before his death.


  • 2015, Olivier Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 2016, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 2018, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 2010, Olivier Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1985, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Actor: Winner


  • Margaret Muriel — Mother
  • Harry Thomas Pigott-Smith — Father


  • University of Bristol, Bristol, England (BA in Drama, 1967); Bristol Old Vic Theater School, Bristol, England