- Was an army cadet as a teenager.
- Became an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1999.
- Diagnosed with leukemia in 1996.
- Was rescued at sea during the filming of his reality series Timothy Spall: Back at Sea after an incident in which he accidentally went the wrong way on the River Medway.
- Trained at the National Youth Theatre and RADA.
- 2000, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- 1997, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
- 2002, European Film Awards — European Actor: Nominee
- 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
- 2014, Cannes Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
- 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
- 2003, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Lead Actor: Nominee
- 2014, European Film Awards — European Actor: Winner
- Rafe Spall — Son
- Pascale Spall — Daughter
- Sylvia Spall — Mother
- Shane Spall — Wife
- Mercedes Spall — Daughter
- Joe Spall — Father
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