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Born: January 1st 1935​. Actor usually playing very posh people. Tim was educated at Eton College, Berkshire.

Son of Major James Seely one time Master of the South Notts Hunt.

Tim trained at RADA. He made his professional debut in "Tea and Sympathy" at the Comedy Theatre, playing the juvenile lead Tom Lee, a role he repeated for Sam Wannamaker's New Shakespeare Theatre in Liverpool, along with Rodolpho in Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge". He played opposite Maggie Smith in "The Stepmother" at the St Martins Theatre. He has appeared in numerous TV plays, notably opposite Julie Christie in "Dangerous Corners", and opposite Eileen Atkins in "No Time for Heros". Other work includes "The Offshore Island", "The Human Jungle", "Crossroads", "Emmerdale", "Trainer", "Kavanagh QC" and "The Mystery of Edwin Drood". Tim was a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company, for whom he played the title role in "Pericles". He has extensive experience of Shakespeare, having played Baptista, Capulet, Polonus, Leonata and the King of France.

Above right: Elizabeth Sellars, as Laura, the school master's wife,  with Tim as the introspective teenage student, in "Tea and Sympathy".

In the late 1950s, he also took roles in film and television productions. One of his more prominent roles was Midshipmen Ned Young in the 1962 version of Mutiny on the Bounty, where Seely played alongside Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard.​

He went on to appear in the Dustin Hoffman mystery "Agatha" (1979) and "The Imitation Game" (1980). Later, he acted in the drama "Country" (1981) with Leo McKern, "Laughterhouse" (1984) with Ian Holm and the Meryl Streep dramatic adaptation "Plenty" (1985). He also appeared in the Molly Ringwald comedy "Strike It Rich" (1990), "King Ralph" (1991) and "Annie: A Royal Adventure" (ABC, 1995-96). More recently, Tim acted in the Reese Witherspoon dramatic adaptation "Vanity Fair" (2004).