After drama school in London, Tim Roth worked onstage before making his film debut with The Hit by Stephen Frears (1984). This was followed by a series of art-house films: Peter Greenaway’s The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover (1989), Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard (1990), and Robert Altman's Vincent and Theo (1990).
Tim Roth then moved to the United States where his roles in Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Pulp Fiction (1994) by Quentin Tarantino brought him international renown. But it was his role in the MGM film, Rob Roy (1995) that earned him nominations for the Golden Globes and for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
He has filmed with some of the biggest names in international film, with memorable performances in James Gray’s Little Odessa (1994), Everyone Says I Love You by Woody Allen (1996), Legend of 1900 by Giuseppe Tornatore (1998), Tim Burton's Planet Of The Apes (2001), Youth Without Youth by Francis Ford Coppola (2007), and Michael Haneke’s Funny Games (2007).
In 1999, he directed The War Zone, presented successively at Sundance, Cannes and Toronto.
Sam Shepard’s The God Of Hell saw Roth return to the stage in New York.
Since 2009 he has starred in the hit series Lie To Me.
He is soon to appear in Arbitrage alongside Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon.
Films presented at Cannes
Un Certain Regard