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The Sixth Commandment star Timothy Spall talks about his weight loss transformation

The 66-year-old actor looks unrecognisable

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Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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The Sixth Commandment actor Timothy Spall has wowed fans with his weight loss transformation. The 66-year-old star has completely changed his physique over the years, and he's also revealed the major changes he's made to his lifestyle. 

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Speaking to the Radio Times, Timothy said: "I wanted to change my lifestyle and lose weight. And it’s done what I’d always hoped it might. As a character actor, it’s put me in a position where I’m not hobbled by being a certain shape. I’m no longer that avuncular round bloke. It does feel liberating on many levels.” Timothy looks fantastic and his decision to change his lifestyle is so inspiring.

Timothy Spall attends the 25 Years of "Sliding Doors" celebration at The Electric Cinema on May 03, 2023© Getty
Timothy has opened up about his weight loss in several interviews

The actor – who is also known and loved for playing Peter Pettigrew in the Harry Potter film franchise – previously appeared on Lorrainewhere he opened up about his weight loss. Asked if the change was down to an overhaul in lifestyle, the star replied: "I did really. If I was going to write a diet book, it would be two pages. The first one is, food and booze is lovely and exercise is horrible. Right, turn over the page, if you eat too much and drink too much, you put on weight. If you eat about the right amount, you don't. And that's it really!"

Timothy Spall on the red carpet in 2011 for the final Harry Potter movie © Getty
Timothy before his weight loss

The dad-of-three previously explained that his transformation was also down to some exercise. "Lots of walking and watching what I put in my gob," he told Event magazine. "It’s the scoff less diet. Simple science says that if you eat more than you burn, you put on weight. If you eat less, it comes off. But keeping it off isn’t easy. You have to be vigilant."

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Timothy Spall as Peter Farquhar © BBC
The actor stars as Peter Farquhar in The Sixth Commandment

However, cutting down alcohol is also key. "Booze is riddled with sugar and it doesn't fill you up," he added. "If you have a bottle of wine with your dinner, it's like having two dinners."

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