Tim Roth

by follers on October 20, 2012

Birth Name: Simon Timothy Roth

Place of Birth: Lambeth, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 14 May, 1961

Ethnicity: Irish, English

Tim Roth is a British actor and director. He is the son of Ann, a teacher and painter, and Ernie, a journalist and painter.

His father was born in New York, U.S., of Irish descent, and changed his surname from “Smith” to “Roth”. Tim has said:

My dad… when he change[d] his name, I think it was to remove himself somewhat from his family, and the name he chose was a Jewish name, I think in tribute to all the Jews who died during the war… My dad always considered the struggle against the Nazis to be a humanist one, and in many ways a class war, as well. He said “Remember, the camps were full of Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, and many other groups of people that the Nazis just sort of randomly decided were ‘undesirable.’ This will come again, and there will always be (Fascists) like the Nazis who think that this will be the solution.” So he really made my sister and me very aware of history, politics, how societies around the world functioned.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

celebfan December 5, 2016 at 4:49 pm

Tim Roth’s paternal grandfather was an evil man and his father changed his surname to distance himself from him.

Kimmel September 7, 2016 at 10:50 am

Standard Englishman.

crunty September 9, 2016 at 1:18 pm

You wouldn’t know what a ‘standard Englishman’ was if he gobbed you in your face,

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 12:37 am

Has that “always pissed off” look. So annoying

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