Tim Dutton (born 1964) is a British stage, film, and television actor. Dutton's films include Darkness Falls (1999), The Bourne Identity (2002), The Infiltrator (2016) and The Detonator. He starred in the Academy Award and BAFTA nominated movie Tom & Viv (1994) as Maurice Haigh-Wood.
1964 (age 56–57)
Dutton played Mark Owens in Soldier, Soldier, Donna Tucker's tutor and lover (4 episodes, 1994). He had a recurring role in the Fox television series Ally McBeal as Brian Selig, a love interest of Calista Flockhart’s title character. He also starred in the short-lived but critically acclaimed CBS sitcom about the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony, Thanks which Entertainment Weekly called "the funniest new sitcom of the [1999–2000] season." He made an appearance in the Press Gang episode "Chance is a Fine Thing" as Clark Kent, Judy's jealous boyfriend. He has worked twice with the writer Alan Bleasdale, starring in Melissa with Jenifer Ehle (1997) and Oliver Twist (1999). In 2001 he starred in the ABC comedy pilot H.M.O. with John Cleese, playing two ex-pat surgeons in a LA hospital. He played Simon Aston in “The Great and the Good”, S2:E4 of Lewis (2008). In 2010 he produced and starred in The Rendezvous. He has twice starred with the actress, Tara Fitzgerald, in director Ferdinand Fairfax's Frenchman’s Creek (1998) and In the Name of Love (1999).
In 2019 he played the series uber-villain and ‘God Father of Bethnal Green’ Joseph Merceron In the BBC series Poldark. “Joseph Merceron was utterly, utterly vile and utterly without mercy. He appeared to have no kind conscience, no morality. I personally think he’s actually the worst Poldark villain of them all!”( Debbie Horsfield BBC Poldark series writer)
His Theatre credits include plays in the West End (London Assurance), Chichester Festival Theatre (Loves Labour’s Lost, Victory), The Royal Exchange Manchester (She’s in Your Hands), twice working with director Sam Mendes.
Dutton made a major stage appearance in 2014 in Headlong's highly acclaimed production of ‘’1984’’ directed by Robert Icke, at the Almeida and later in the West End and Internationally. He played the false friend and Party apparatchik, O'Brien. For which he won Best Featured Actor, Broadway World, Los Angeles Awards.
|1991||A Murder of Quality||Simon Snow||TV movie|
|1994||Tom & Viv||Maurice Haigh-Wood|
|1997||Into Thin Air: Death on Everest||Andy Harris||TV movie|
|1998||Hard to Forget||Max Warner||TV movie|
|1999||Darkness Falls||Mark Driscoll|
|2001||Dead by Monday||Alex Hiller|
|2002||The Bourne Identity||Eamon|
|2004||The Queen of Sheba's Pearls||Father Talbot|
|2006||Bye Bye Harry!||Stuart|
|2006||The Detonator||Josef Bostanescu|
|2016||The Infiltrator||Ian Howard|
- England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007
- "Tim has a secret crush". Coventry Telegraph. 25 January 2007. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
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