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Michael John Leigh Barlow (born 18 January 1936), whose stage name is Tim Barlow or sometimes Timothy Barlow, is an English actor who has performed many small roles in a variety of films, television programmes and plays.
|Born||18 January 1936|
Barlow left the army in 1969 to pursue a career in acting, receiving advice from Trevor Nunn and Sir Laurence Olivier. He has recently written and performed a one-man show in which he describes how he came to the decision to go into the acting profession. He had previously had much success with another one man show entitled "My Army" in which he describes his life in the British army in the 1960s. This toured for many years.
One of his most notable roles was playing Mr. Morrow, a blind man allergic to his guide dog in The Tall Guy alongside Jeff Goldblum. He played Tyssan in the Doctor Who serial Destiny of the Daleks. He has also appeared on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company and as the BFG at the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon, and on screen as Mr Treacher in Hot Fuzz. Also in 2007 he played an Ancient Blind Oracle in the HBO series Rome.
He lost his hearing in the 1950s when testing a high velocity Muzzle Rifle for the British Army, until recently, when surgery to fit a cochlear implant allowed him to recover some of his hearing. His experience of having the cochlear implant fitted was detailed in a BBC Radio 4 programme called "Earfull - From Silence into Sound".
In 2016 he performed in HIM, an autobiographical work about memory, ageing and the art of theatre, created by theatre-maker Sheila Hill, with videographer Hugo Glendinning, and musician Sebastiano Dessanay.
TV and FilmsEdit
|1976||The Eagle Has Landed||George Wilde (Publican)|
|1978||Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?||Doyle|
|1979||Doctor Who||Tyssan||4 episodes: Destiny of the Daleks|
|1979||Grange Hill||Mr. Stiles||TV Series, 2 episodes|
|1983||Privates on Parade||Commanding Officer|
|1984||The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes||Russian Count||TV Series, 1 episode|
|1989||The Tall Guy||Mr. Morrow|
|1993||Inside Victor Lewis-Smith||Mr. Lobley|
|1997||The Ugly||Police photographer|
|1998||Cousin Bette||De Forzheim|
|1999||A Kind of Hush||Max|
|1999||Tube Tales||Elderly Drunk||(segment "Steal Away")|
|2000||The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz||Mr. Browne|
|2001||Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang)||Doctor|
|2001||The Emperor's New Clothes||Bargee|
|2004||The Rocket Post||Hector McDougal|
|2005||Kingdom of Heaven||Old Guard (director's cut)|
|2005||Lie Still||Man in Pub|
|2007||Rome||Ancient Blind Oracle||TV Series, 1 episode|
|2007||Hot Fuzz||Mr. Treacher|
|2008||10,000 BC||The Pyramid God|
|2012||Cockneys vs Zombies||Samurai Head Slice Zombie|
|2013||The Christmas Candle||Oliver Barber|
|2012–2014||Derek||Jack||TV Series, 14 episodes|
|2016||Sherlock||Wilder||TV Series, 1 episode|
|2017||My Cousin Rachel||Seecombe|
- Destiny of the Daleks audio commentary
- BBC Radio 4.  "Earfull - From Silence into Sound", BBC Radio 4 27 November 2008
- Billen, Andrew (5 September 2016). "'Laurence Olivier told me that I could become an actor — and that his hearing was going too'". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
- Gardner, Lyn (17 October 2016). "Plan your week's theatre: top tickets". the Guardian. Retrieved 7 March 2018.