Rafe Spall

Last updated on the 26 March 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography

Born: 10 March 1983, East Dulwich, London, England. 

Rafe Spall’s passion for acting was ignited during his early life. Coming from a family deeply rooted in the world of acting, with his father Timothy Spall being a renowned actor, Rafe was exposed to the magic of the stage and screen from a young age. This exposure fueled his desire to pursue a career in acting and led him to study drama at the National Youth Theatre.

After completing his education, Spall embarked on his professional journey, making his mark in both film and theatre. He made his debut on the big screen in 2001 with the film ” Beginner’s Luck,” where his natural talent and charisma were immediately recognised. Subsequently, he appeared in a series of successful films, including “Shaun of the Dead” (2004), “Hot Fuzz” (2007), and “The Ritual” (2017).

While Spall’s film career flourished, he also made significant contributions to the theatre world. He delivered outstanding performances in acclaimed productions such as “If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet” (2009), “Constellations” (2012), and “Hedda Gabler” (2016).

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Spall’s personal life remains relatively private. He is married to Elize du Toit, an actress, and the couple have three children together.


Suggested viewing


Black Mirror (2014)

Black Mirror White Christmas

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 9.1

“Black Mirror: White Christmas” is a television special that intertwines three dark and thought-provoking stories. Set in a dystopian future, it explores themes of isolation, technology, and the consequences of our actions. With its chilling narrative and mind-bending twists, the episode reflects on the darker side of human nature and the perils of modern society.

Top cast: Jon Hamm, Rafe Spall, Oona Chaplin, Natalia Tena, Janet Montgomery, Rasmus Hardiker, Dan Li, Ken Drury.

Pete Versus Life (2010)

Pete Versus Life poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.7

“Pete Versus Life” is a comedy series about Pete, an unlucky sports journalist. The show humorously depicts Pete’s struggles in navigating relationships, work, and everyday situations. With its funny and relatable portrayal of Pete’s misadventures, the series captures the ups and downs of his quest to conquer the challenges of life.

Top cast: Rafe Spall, Darren Boyd, Robert Popper, Jamie Blackley, Simon Greenall, Ruth Sheen, Rebecca Humphries, Tom Basden.

The Salisbury Poisonings (2020)

The Salisbury Poisonings

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.2

“The Salisbury Poisonings” is a drama based on real events. Set in 2018, it follows the aftermath of a nerve agent attack in Salisbury, England. The story focuses on the heroic efforts of local authorities, emergency services, and the community as they respond to the unprecedented crisis, unraveling a web of intrigue and resilience.

Top cast: Anne-Marie Duff, Rafe Spall, MyAnna Buring, Judah Cousin, Annabel Scholey, Sophia Ally, Johnny Harris, Nigel Lindsay, Mark Addy.

Desperate Romantics (2009)

Desperate Romantics poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.4

“Desperate Romantics” is a TV drama series that delves into the lives of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of revolutionary artists in 19th-century London. The show explores their passionate relationships, artistic pursuits, and struggles against societal norms. With its blend of scandal, romance, and art, it offers a captivating glimpse into the bohemian world of these talented individuals.

Top cast: Aidan Turner, Rafe Spall, Samuel Barnett, Sam Crane, Tom Hollander, Zoe Tapper, Amy Manson, Jennie Jacques.


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