Remembering Tim Pigott-Smith: a note from Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Joint statement from Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School on the recent death of Tim Pigott-Smith OBE

All at Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School were deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death of Tim Pigott-Smith.  He was a truly great actor, whose skill and ambition seemed to deepen with the years. He was also a profoundly generous and passionate lover of Bristol Old Vic theatre and this city, where he studied, trained as an actor, and began his career, describing that time as “the dream come true.”

Over the last ten years, Tim renewed his relationship with Bristol Old Vic and was a persuasive advocate in the fundraising which has made possible the current refurbishment of the front of house areas of the theatre.

We will always be inspired by his skill and his passion and Bristol will never forget him.

Tim Pigott-Smith in As You Like It at Bristol Old Vic 69 70 season - Photo by Derek Balmer Image courtesy of University of Bristol Theatre Collection

Tim Pigott-Smith as Charles in As You Like It, directed by Val May at Bristol Old Vic during the 1969-70 season. 
Credit: Photographer Derek Balmer. Image courtesy of University of Bristol Theatre Collection.

Tim Pigott-Smith in As You Like It at Bristol Old Vic 69 70 season - Photo by Derek Balmer Image courtesy of University of Bristol Theatre Collection

Tim Pigott-Smith as Charles in As You Like It, directed by Val May at Bristol Old Vic during the 1969-70 season.
Credit: Photographer Derek Balmer. Image courtesy of University of Bristol Theatre Collection.

Tim Pigott-Smith at Bristol Old Vic's 250th Birthday gala - Photo by Jon Craig

Tim Pigott-Smith backstage at Bristol Old Vic's 250th Birthday gala in 2016
Photo by Jon Craig