His career began with the cult hit, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and he went on to play Pennywise the clown in IT. He also played Darkness in the 1985 film, Legend, and appeared in Muppet Treasure Island, based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
He is typically cast in villainous roles, and played the snooty hotel manager in Home Alone 2.
He starred in the 1997 film, A Christmas Carol, alongside Whoopi Goldberg.
He graduated with honors from Cambridge, where he studied Drama and English.
His father was a Methodist chaplain within the Royal Navy and after his death, young Tim was sent off to boarding school. His older sister, Judy, died of a brain tumor.
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