Tim Roth: A Career In Four Minutes

Tim Roth is one of Britain’s most diverse character actors, so much so that some of his best-known work is in iconic American movies that sit alongside homegrown projects on his CV.

He returns to UK soil for Broken , an urban drama that opens in the UK on 8 March 2013. He plays Archie, the lawyer father of the film’s central player Skunk (feisty newcomer Eloise Laurence), and together they live in a confined cul-de-sac that serves as something of a social petri dish.

Roth made his acting debut as a violent skinhead in Alan Clarke’s Made In Britain , and went on to become one of Quentin Tarantino’s key fixtures. Refreshingly, Roth’s as open when talking about his big studio pictures (like The Incredible Hulk ) as he is with the more low-key work.

Watch the video below for a personal, anecdote-stuffed tour through Tim Roth’s movie life in just four minutes:

Broken is in UK cinemas from 8 March 2013.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.