10/23/2012 09:32 am ET Updated Dec 23, 2012

Timothy Spall To Play JMW Turner In Mike Leigh Biopic

Timothy Spall is to take the lead role in a new Mike Leigh film about the English landscape painter JMW Turner, Spall has revealed. The actor and the director, who worked together on films such as Life Is Sweet, Secrets & Lies, Topsy-Turvy and All Or Nothing, will reunite for the first time in a decade on the untitled project. Spall broke the news during an interview to promote his new film, Ginger & Rosa, directed by Sally Potter.