From the age of fourteen Tim Smith studied with Nottingham's ITV Television Workshop. During his time there he achieved his breakthrough in acting with a guest role on the channel's long-running series, "Peak Practice". A regular role followed, with Tim receiving his widest recognition at that time in another acclaimed series, this time with Channel 4's comedy "Teachers" as student Ian Potter (2001-2002).
JANUARY 30TH 2013
The hugely popular role of
While Tim continues to act on both stage and
screen - a theatre tour in 2007 with the
Since then, Tim has worked on Fourmost’s projects as a
writer, director and producer, with the company picking up the award for Film
and Television Business of the Year at the 2009 Nottingham Creative Business
Awards. Aside from Fourmost, Tim is Co-Founder and Director of Film at Shop,
an award winning creative enterprise, and regularly runs classes for budding future
film makers and actors at The Actors Workshop,
You could say Tim and his team have done much
to keep the arts initiative alive and well in the
Hiding out during Jamie's siege
6.30  End Game (04/05/03)
Letting the press know who's boss!
7.1  Groundhog Day (28/09/03)
In a dark place (the Dragons Lair showers!)
8.6  Stonegate (21/11/04)
How did your audition for the show come about back in 2002?
My agent sent me to audition for Dream Team at
3 Mills Studios in
you like the pairing of
Working with Chris and Ricky was an absolute
pleasure. It would have been nice if the 'Clyde-Ryan-comedy-duo' plot line
had been developed further as Ricky and I both felt there was potential for
those characters to provide some funny story lines. We had a great laugh
filming those episodes too. Chris Brazier is also from
I gather your skills as a footballer were quite good, having had trials at
I played for my school team and a local team
my dad managed called Wollaton Hall FC when I was a young lad. I had trials
for the East Mids Notts Schools Team but I didn't get selected. At 14 I
decided to concentrate more on my acting than football and I joined the
Television Workshop in
of your time on the show saw
I felt very grateful to be given such an
emotional and compelling exit. As an actor, storylines like that don't come
along very often and I really
appreciated the opportunity to explore
It looked like a lot of planning went into the story from all areas as well - the change in Clyde's appearance and how he slowly became less groomed, losing all of his cocky bravado I thought was excellent…
When I heard about the storyline, I decided to
stop cutting my hair. That was one way to physically prepare for
Haha, I suppose he was. Jon Morrison is a top bloke and a fantastic actor.
Do you still see or are in touch with anyone from the show? I see a few of them have cropped up in your current role at Fourmost!
Yes I'm still in touch with a lot of them. Phil Brody (Jaws) has been in a couple of my short films. Clair Bretton (Director) came and worked with me on two of my films. Alex Lawler (Sexy) has helped me out a few times and he directed some football scenes in my most recent film. I try to catch up with the lads when I can. The cast and crew at Dream Team were amazing and I miss working with them. They were good times.
How about your time since Dream Team, any projects you've been proud of?
I worked hard after leaving Dream Team to
learn how to make films so going to
Over the past six years, you've established two successful businesses - Fourmost Films, an award-winning media production company. And Co Founder and Director of Shop, an award winning creative enterprise. Talk to us more about both.
In 2006 I made a short film called Schoolboy. That was the start of my production company Fourmost Films. As I learned more about film producing I went looking for bigger projects. Before I knew it, I was producing more than I was acting. In 2010 I set up a company called Shop in order to expand my interests into Art, Music and Events. I now also run acting and film making classes at The Actors Workshop, Nottingham. If anyone out there is interested in my recent projects or would like to see some of my short films, they should visit: www.fourmostfilms.com
Thanks to everyone for supporting HUFC all these years. I still meet Dream Team fans all over the place and it's always a pleasure chatting to them. Best wishes to you all!
Another production Tim played feature parts in was the BBC's documentary series "Days That Shook The World", with former Dream Team director David Bartlett and featuring several of Tim's DT co-stars.
As Roy James of The Great Train Robbery in 1963
Grand Heist: TX (01/11/04)
As Mr. California in Orson Welles' The War of the Worlds radio hysteria of 1938
Fact or Fiction: TX (03/11/05)
A scene from "Schoolboy" (2007), produced by Tim and directed by Clair Breton