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Timothy Bentinck

Best known as the voice of David Archer in the BBC Radio series, The Archers, Tim is also an accomplished stage, film, radio and television actor. From the swashbuckling Tom Lacey in the 80s series By The Sword Divided to starring with David Jason in 2012’s The Royal Bodyguard, he has recently featured in The Last Post, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Twenty Twelve, The Politician’s Husband, East Enders, Gangsta Granny, Doctor Who, The Game, Rillington Place, The Redistributors and Reg. He starred as a bank robber in the short film, Locked Up which won Best Short Film at the Lanzarote Film Festival. His new film Us and Them premiered in 2018. He recently played the Prime Minister in Brexit which transferred to the King’s Head, Islington from a month sell-out run at The Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh.

He is a top voice artist and dubbing specialist, also an inventor, writer, travel journalist, computer programmer and musician. He went to Harrow, University of East Anglia, and trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

His autobiography Being David Archer – And Other Unusual Ways of Earning a Living was published in 2017, and in June he was awarded an MBE for Services to Drama.

He lives in London with his wife Judy, a leading hat designer, and has two sons, Will, 35 and Jasper, 31.