Timothy Ackroyd was nominated for the West End Critic’s Award for most promising Newcomer of 1976 for his performance of Clytemnestra in Agamemnom. Winning a scholarship to LAMDA he subsequently worked with the late, great Nat Brenner.
He has appeared in a great many West End productions including Macbeth (Old Vic), Much Ado About Nothing and A Month In The Country (National Theatre), Man and Superman (Theatre Royal, Haymarket and Cambridge), and Pygmalion (Shaftesbury), amongst others. Further afield he has made his mark in Denver, New Orleans, Dallas and New York with The Rivals and A Step Out Of Time.
Timothy has established the leading African conservation charity Tusk Trust in 1989 and is Chairman of the Ackroyd Trust which helps drama students entering their final year of training. He has also established The John Ackroyd Scholarship at the RCM. In 2009 a volume of his poetry, titled ‘Tripe’, was published.
Sir Timothy Ackroyd’s acting career began in 1976 when he was nominated as Most Promising Newcomer in the West End Theatre Awards for this performance as Clytemnestra in Aeschylus ‘Agamemnon’.
His London début was in Brian Forbes’ controversial and hugely successful Macbeth at The Old Vic; his West End debut was starring opposite Peter O’Toole and Joyce Carey as Ricki‐ Ticki‐Tavy in George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman. Other appearances in the West End include closing down the long‐running farce ‘No Sex Please, We’re British’, ‘Pygmalion’ with John Thaw, ‘The Rivals’ playing Sir Anthony Absolute and ‘Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell’ which he played beside Peter O’Toole.