Timothy Bateson was the actor who provided the voice for Kreacher in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. He also voiced the character in the video game adaptation of the same movie. Since his death in 2009, Simon McBurney took over the role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows[1]


Born on 3 April, 1926, in London, England. He appeared in the first British performance of Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 1955, and has appeared in countless film and television shows including: Labyrinth, Grange Hill, Doctor Who, The Hogfather and TUGS.

Selected filmography

Year Film Roll Notes
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Voice of Kreacher
2006 Terry Pratchett's Hogfather Lecturer in Recent Runes TV movie
My Hero (TV series) Leo 1 episode
Here's One I Made Earlier
2005 Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont Summers
Oliver Twist Parson
The Commander: Blackdog Gordon Watts TV movie
2004 Ladies in Lavender Mr Hallett
Fakers Old Gezzer
The Welcome Committee Gilcrest Short film
2002 All or Nothing Harold
Barbara (TV series) Mr Dugdale 1 episode
2001-2005 Heartbeat (TV series) Chalkie Black / Jed Harrison 2 episodes
Mastermind (2005) - Chalkie Black
Not So Special (2001) - Jed Harrison
2001 My Family (TV series) Derelict 1 episode
'Tis Pity She's a Whore
The Discovery of Heaven Mr Keller
Beech is Back (TV mini-series) Tommy Goldman 2 episodes
Episode #1.2
Episode #1.1
Relic Hunter (TV series) Max Lavoie 1 episode
The Executioner's Mask
2000 Don Quixote 2nd Monk TV Movie
Doctors (TV series) Nathan 1 episode
Second Fiddle
The 10th Kingdom (TV mini-series) Tooth fairy 1 episode
Episode #1.2
1999 The Criminal Thomas
The Clandestine Marriage Gaoler
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc English judge
Polterguests (TV series) Mr Snipe 1 episode
Lumbered in Limbo
1998-2005 Midsomer Murders James Jocelyne / Mr Jocelyn 3 episodes
Orchis Fatalis (2005) - Mr Jocelyn
Death's Shadow (1999) - Mr Jocelyne
Written in Blood (1998) - James Jocelyne
1998 Les misérables Banker
Merlin Father Abbot TV mini-series
Birds of Prey Hugh Short film
1997 For My Baby Max Liebman
Keeping Mum (TV series) Uncle Tom 1 episode
The Funeral
1996 True Blue Porter
Neverwhere (TV mini-series) Halvard 2 episodes
As Above, So Below
Earl's Court to Islington
The Sculptress Albert Hayes TV movie
Casualty (TV series) Ronald Horton 1 episode
That Way Lies Ruin
1995 Annie 2: A Royal Adventure! Derwood TV movie
Paul Merton's Life of Comedy (TV series) Grandad 6 episodes
As Time Goes By (TV series) Security Guard 1 episode
Wedding Preparations
Joseph Priest TV movie
1994 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales Voice of Antigonus 1 episode
The Winter's Tale
Hard Times (TV series) Childers 1 episode
Episode #1.2
Health and Efficiency (TV series) Walter Lowe 1 episode
The Canvas
1993 Heart of Darkness Accountant TV movie
Bonjour la Classe (TV series) Leonard Wigley 6 episodes
1992 2point4 Children (TV series) Mr Podd 1 episode
Bedtime for Bonzo
1991 Living with Technology: A Foundation Course - Patterns in the Dust Mr Epwell Documentary
Bye Bye Columbus Father Nervo TV Movie
1990-1993 Zorro Padre Benites 6 episodes
1990 Never Come Back (TV series) Poole Unknown episode
1989-2000 The Bill (TV series) Frankie Windsor / Michael Bright / Mr Murdstone / Tommy Goldman 4 episodes
All Fall Down: Part 2 (2000) - Tommy Goldman
Things That Go Bump in the Night (1997) - Frankie Windsor
Little Green Apples (1995) - Michael Bright
Steamers (1989) - Mr Murdstone
1989 Morris Minor's Marvellous Motors (TV series) Crawford 3 episodes
Love is in The Air
1988-1989 Tugs (TV series) Voice of O.J./Eddie/Little Ditcher/Garbage Corporation Master/Big Mickey 12 episodes
1988 A Handful of Dust MacDougal
Chelmsford (TV series) Latin tutor 1 episode
Peeled Grapes and Pedicures
1987 Hi-de-Hi! (TV series) Charlie 1 episode
Tell It to the Marines
A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (TV series) Pond 3 episodes
Strong Poison: Episode Three
Strong Poison: Episode Two
Strong Poison: Episode One
East of Ipswich (TV series) Mr Macklin Unknown episodes
1986 Foreign Body Agent at Harley Street
Labyrinth Voice of The Worm/The Four Guards/Goblin
1985 Dramarama (TV series) Keeper 1 episode
1984 A Christmas Carol Mr Fezziwig TV movie
Ever Decreasing Circles (TV series) Laurence 2 episodes
The Cricket Match
Bird of Prey 2 (TV series) Mr Jorry 3 episodes
Trapdoor and Spook
Ducks in a Row
A State-of-the-Art Way to Die
Night Beat News (TV series) Garfield Unknown episodes
Minder (TV series) Railwayman 1 episode
Sorry Pal, Wrong Number
1983-1986 Don't Wait Up (TV series) Mr Burton 3 episodes
1983 High Road to China Alec Wedgeworth
1982 Q.E.D. (TV series) Alfie 1 episode
The Limehouse Connection
1981 Terry and June (TV series) Mervyn 1 episode
In Sickness and in Health
Great Expectations (TV mini-series) Mr Pocket 1 episode
Chintz (TV series) Shop Assistant 1 episode
Loophole 3rd Interviewer
1980-1982 Grange Hill (TV series) Mr 'Tom Tom' Thomson 15 episodes
1978 Doctor Who Binro 2 episodes
The Ribos Operation: Part 3
The Ribos Operation: Part 4


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