TIM PLESTER'S various acting credits for film and TV include: GAME OF THRONES, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, Ricky Gervais' AFTER LIFE, LOCKOUT, CUBAN FURY, CLOSER TO THE MOON, UNDERGODS, CONTROL, SHIFTY, LOVE ME TILL MONDAY, KICK-ASS, WPC 56, DOCTOR WHO, LIFE ON MARS, 1066, THE HALCYON, MURPHY’S LAW, UNCLE DAD, NEW TRICKS, HBO's aborted LEWIS & CLARK mini-series, Poliakoff’s FRIENDS AND CROCODILES, Paul Whitehouse’s HAPPINESS and the BAFTA-winning short film SEPTEMBER.
Tim's feature documentary THE BALLAD OF SHIRLEY COLLINS (co-directed with Rob Curry), received its world premiere at the 2017 BFI London Film Festival and went on to screen at Rotterdam IFF and CPH:DOX in 2018. Tim and Rob's previous feature documentary WAY OF THE MORRIS premiered at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival and was selected by the UK Film Focus as one of the "Breakthrough" British films of that year. Previously, he created the cult comedy short films 'ANT MUZAK', BLAKE'S JUNCTION 7 and WORLD OF WRESTLING and wrote, directed and acted in the award-winning short romantic-comedy ENGLISH LANGUAGE [WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES]. His other short films include the field-recorded documentary HERE WE'M BE TOGETHER (again co-directed with Rob Curry) and the JFK-themed cine-poem ET IN MOTORCADIA EGO!
Winner of the 1992/93 National Student Playwright of the year award, and a graduate of David Edgar's MA in Playwriting Studies course, his work for the theatre includes the stageplays YELLOW LONGHAIR, ZAPRUDER HIGHWAY, DAKOTA, ALL DAY BREAKFAST and MAD DOG KILLER LEPER FIEND. He was a member of Sarah Kane's writers' group at Paines Plough and has also been a member of the writers' group at Headlong Theatre. Tim also provided ghostwritten text for DOGON - an on-line graphic novel illustrated by former 2000AD artist Simon Harrison.
He is currently developing a new documentary project about the conservationist Grey Owl and a fiction screenplay entitled Withershins.