Born to parents who were both actors, Timothy's career began in 1959 when he started working with repertory companies in England. He made his debut in the farce Caught Napping. Timothy's first TV role came in 1960 when he took the part of Charles Hayter in an adaptation of Persuasion. A huge number of TV roles followed and in 1975 he won great acclaim for his performance of Edward VII in a TV drama based on the story of the life of King Edward the VII. In 1983 he took the role of Northern Mill owner Bradley Hardacre in the comedy Brass.
He's also guest starred in BBC-TV dramas such as The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, The Alan Clark Diaries, and New Tricks. Timothy is married to actress Prunella Scales. He has one daughter from his first marriage, and two sons from his present marriage with actress Prunella Scales.
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