Timothy Bentinck

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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 Twenty Twelve, The Politician’s Husband, Eastenders, Lucan, Gangsta Granny and plays the Home Secretary in the forthcoming BBC spy series, The Game. He starred as a bank robber in the short film, Locked Up which won Best Short Film at this year’s Lanzarote Film Festival.


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.


In 2012 he won Celebrity Mastermind, (specialist subject Winnie the Pooh), beat Judith Keppel head-to-head in Celebrity Eggheads, then defeated Linford Christie and and the tallest couple in Britain in Pointless Celebrities!


Besides broadcasting to 5 million listeners daily in The Archers, he is the voice of James Bond in The World Is Not Enough computer game and for 15 years was strangely familiar to Londoners as the voice of “Mind The Gap” on the Piccadilly Line.


He lives in London with his wife Judy, a leading hat designer, and has two sons, Will, 30 and Jasper, 26.