Tim Dutton

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Tim Dutton
Tim Dutton

1967 (age 5556)
Years active1991present

Tim Dutton (born 1967) 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.


Dutton grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. [2] He read Law at Wolverhampton University and gained an LL.B with Honours before turning to acting.

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 played D.S. Bailey for two seasons (1992-93) in "The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries." 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," with the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism winner LA Times writer Howard Rosenberg praising Duttons ‘’comic timing and overall terrific flair for humor’’. 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 (Love's 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.[ citation needed ] For which he won Best Featured Actor, Broadway World, Los Angeles Awards.


1991A Murder of QualitySimon SnowTV movie
1992 Patriot Games Constable
1994 Tom & Viv Maurice Haigh-Wood
1997 Into Thin Air: Death on Everest Andy HarrisTV movie
1998Hard to ForgetMax WarnerTV movie
1998 St. Ives François
1999 Darkness Falls Mark Driscoll
2001Dead by MondayAlex Hiller
2002 The Bourne Identity Eamon
2004 The Queen of Sheba's Pearls Father Talbot
2006Bye Bye Harry!Stuart
2006The DetonatorJosef Bostanescu
2010The RendezvousMichael
2016 The Infiltrator Ian Howard

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  1. England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007
  2. "Tim has a secret crush". Coventry Telegraph. 25 January 2007. Retrieved 16 August 2018.