Timothy Spall, a Pisces (Sun) has been in the enchantment zone with Neptune, and like a lot of sensitive water signs, says he's "still scared of ghosts."
In an April 2015 UK-Guardian interview, he talks about the film he's shooting now, and his role as a paranormal researcher called the Enfield Haunting. He's talking like someone with a wise caution about inviting specters in, especially the dark ones.
He says, “I ascertained it wasn’t a story about satanism and it wasn’t a story about evil, which was very important to me because, purely on a practical level, I didn’t feel like going home and finding all the doors banging and shutting when I was lying in bed, or waking up with a gothic demon sitting on my chest. I wasn’t in the mood for that, you know?”
He was born on February 27, 1957, and has Sun at 8 Pisces in a square to a 13 degree Sagittarius Saturn. So he's coming up on his second Saturn Return in 2016. I see shades here of the boundaries for all the boundlessness of Pisces, through philosophizing.
In the article, he talks of time itself as something unusual, "that there could be a parallel time…”
Along with the 'touched-by-Neptune' Sun in Pisces, he's an Aquarius Moon, with antennae tuned to all kinds of frequencies and ideas.
Timothy Spall Film Festival
Purely by chance, we saw two films recently starring Spall -- Pierrepoint (about the last hangman in Britain) and Mr. Turner (a Mike Leigh film).
I find him "funny-looking" as he calls himself, and also very indigenous English (of the Anglo-Saxon variety). Stories from his family wood pile read like a Dickens novel, with death in the work house and even a whimsical surname, Christmas.
In this fly-by post, I wanted to point out his Jupiter in Virgo, at 29 degrees, the anaretic or mastery degree. And it's interesting to note that as a child, he started 'acting' by mimicking
the walk of an old fellow in his neighborhood.
There's a gift here in his acting -- and I saw in in the two roles above -- where he's "one" with his character's workaday rhythm. He's intimate with his tools, from the length of the hang man's rope, to the viscous paint blobs he turns into buoys on a painting.
It's what makes him believable in that role, his physical immersion in the particulars. And why a whole movie can be built around him as an actor, beyond the character actor role.
Here's his chart. 'Til next time....
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