Tim is an actor, writer and filmmaker. Further information below and at lookingfortim.com
PLAYING MACBETH 'Tim Dalgleish has surpassed himself in this fascinating autobiographical effort to pass on the very essence of the art of theatrical performance to the next generation of actors... The reader embarks on a thrilling journey... This little book is actually too big and monumental to give it the credit due within the constraints of this review, but ... it's essential reading for any actor.'
*****Five Star rating from Readers' Favorite (review by Deepak Menon)
'FANTASTIC INSIDER'S ACCOUNT... the author has a splendid voice which enhances the experience. If I did have a complaint it would only be that I was sorry for it to end so soon. I would have loved a longer book, but I still would recommend this book to anyone who loves the language of Shakespeare...' Amazon-Audible customer, USA
'THE LAST DAYS OF ADAM... extremely well written, allowing us to identify with the world of the Judenrat and the Jews during WWII, and it engages us well in moral questions... Excellent... unites the historical with the emotional.'
*****Five Star Review from Readers' Favorite (Review by Randy B. Lichtman)
'What I enjoyed most about this collection was that it discussed a unique topic. There aren't many poetry collections out there that discuss architecture and ancient societies the way that author Tim Dalgleish does. THE STONES OF MITHRAS was thoughtful, mysterious and a very good read. ... I was very impressed... I look forward to seeing more of what this author publishes in the future.'
**** Four Star Review from Reader's Favorite (review by Samantha Coville)
Dalgleish has written for the 'History of Britain Magazine' and is the author of books in a variety of genres. He has published two books of poetry 'The Stones of Mithras' and 'Penumbra: Poems of the Past'.
Tim Dalgleish is also a playwright with a dozen plays to his name including: a co-writing credit on Carabosse Theatre Company's recent adaptation of 'Gormenghast' the Penguin Classic by Mervyn Peake (endorsed by his son Fabian Peake), 'The Collector' an authorized adaptation of John Fowles' novel and 'Artaud' a biographical play about the French playwright.
As an actor he has been in a number of films most recently in the feature film '2025'. His directorial debut 'Beat' (a short documentary on Allen Ginsberg) was selected for the Flux Film Festival. In 2012 he was Snout in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at the RSC's Open Stages showcase in Stratford-upon-Avon and Macbeth in the Open Theatre Group's production of 'Macbeth'. He worked with 'Voices of the Holocaust Theatre Company' (2013-4) developing plays on the 'lost' voices of individuals such as Mordechai Anielewicz student leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
His first published work was 'The Guerilla Philosopher' a literary study of Colin Wilson. 'Lifting it of the Page' followed a celebration of The Open University and its origins. 'Scotland Before Scotland' is a short fascinating account of the ancient celtic kingdom Alt Clut.
****Four Star Review (of Scotland before Scotland)
by Scott Skipper for Readers' Favorite
'Legend and fact intertwine tantalizingly throughout the history of what we now know as the British Isles. The story of the Kingdom of Alt Clut, what fragments survive, is populated by the likes of King Arthur, Saint Patrick, Macbeth and Old King Cole, and it occupies a setting not far removed from Tolkien's Middle Earth. Tim Dalgleish guides the reader through the hazy genealogy of the kings of Alt Clut who waged their wars across the highlands of what will become modern Scotland and he tells us how they interacted with the more familiar players of the day. One finds it remarkable that a kingdom enduring for six or seven centuries, in part contemporaneously with the obsessively preservationist Romans, could so completely sink beneath the shroud of time. Ancient Britain --more correctly, what would become Britain -- was rife with famous chroniclers such as the Venerable Bede, Chaucer and Saint Patrick, but the sum of what can be known of Alt Clut is well summarized in this thought provoking sixty-two-hundred word essay.
Being a junkie for history, I could not resist revisiting Alt Clut. I first became aware that this shadowy kingdom had existed from Norman Davies' monumental Vanished Kingdoms which Tim Dalgleish references among other unimpeachable sources. Mr. Dalgleish remixes the sparse facts and presents them concisely and entertainingly. He teases the reader with comparisons of the facts of Alt Clut and their similarity to well known and cherished legends, giving the reader to wonder if the enigmatic Alt Clut was the birthplace of those immortal tales. I have only one complaint, and I tell you with tongue in cheek, that no document comprised of only sixty-two-hundred words should ever contain the word subsumed' twice.'