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Tim Pigott-Smith Biography

Birth Name:
Timothy Peter Pigott-Smith
Birth Place:
Rugby, Warwickshire, England
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


  • 2018BAFTA Television Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 1985BAFTA Television Awards-Best Actor: winner


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