Tim Downie

Actor and Writer

Tim began his acting career at Mountview Theatre School, the youngest in his year and in fact the youngest in the schools history at the time having bent the truth a bit on his CV.

He made his feature film debut in the Oscar and BAFTA winning King’s Speech as the Duke of Gloucester, and followed this up by working with Tom Hooper again on Les Miserable in 2012.  His latest film role saw him playing the explorer Montgomery Clyde in Paddington. He is currently filming the new James Marsh movie to be released next year.

Recently he has been working extensively in comedy on such shows as BAFTA winning Toast of London, Peep Show, Miranda, Heading Out, Skins, This is Jinsy, The Royal Bodyguard and the BAFTA nominated Cricklewood Greats with Terry Gilliam and Peter Capaldi. As well as dramas such as Jekyll & Hyde, Wolf Hall, Micromen with Martin Freeman and the epic ABC series Titanic by Julian Fellows, alongside Toby Jones and Timothy West. He will shortly be filming the third series of the critically acclaimed Toast of London, and appearing in Hoff The Record on Dave and Tripped for E4.

His first play, The Dead Moon was commissioned in 2007 and staged at the Aldeburgh Festival in the summer of 2008 (the first non-operatic play ever to be performed there.) As a playwright his work has been performed at the Soho Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, The Kings Head and as part of the Offcut and London Bridge Festivals and last year was his writing debut at the Edinburgh Fringe with his dark, comic tale The Curse of Elizabeth Faulkner, which after 5 star reviews transferred to a run at the Charring Cross Theatre. His work for radio has included the macabre comedy The Revenge of Anubis for the BBC. As a screenwriter he was the finalist in the New York Screenwriters challenge and Atlanta Skyfest in 2010.

Tim is delighted to be an Ambassador for Blue Sky Autism “ It is really great to be part of such a special organisation that works with young people and their families with autism and other developmental delays.  Blue Sky helps these children to reach their full potential.  I was extremely impressed that such a small organisation helps so many young people across Scotland, and am honoured to be an ambassador for them.”