Introducing you to the fast-forward English actor, Rafe Spall, the most versatile actor who played the role of Yann Martel in Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. He is undoubtedly a charmer with a great personality.

Quick Info
Birth NameRafe Spall
BornMarch 10, 1983
Age37 yrs
FatherTimothy Spall
MotherShane Spall
Height6 feet 1 inch
WifeElize du Toit
ChildrenLena Spall, Rex Spall
Net Worth$3 million

Rafe Spall


Rafe Spall was born on  March 10, 1983, in Camberwell, London, England. He was taken to Timothy Spall, who is a BIFA and SAG-nominated British actor, and Shane. When he was a child, he was morbidly obese. This was totally a painful experience for him as he used to get bullied by his friends. At the age of 12, Rafe’s father had leukemia. He was never a good grade holder during his school days, which may be why he chose the path of acting instead of continuing his academic studies.

Rafe joined Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College and dropped it very soon to league towards National Youth Theatre at the age of 15, But deep inside, he wanted to join drama schools like RADA.  Rafe lost weight and struggled to stay fit after the only cast on “fat kid” roles. He lost over 32 kgs (71 lb)to fit in the remote parts.



Describing more about Rafe,  his collaboration mainly was with Edgar Wright. From Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz to The World’s End, all of that was with Edgar Wright only. Apart from these, he also featured in 2007 Wright’s segment on the movie named Grindhouse. He first performed in 2007 with his father, Timothy, in the TV adaption designated as A Room with a View. They were portraying the role of father and son only. Soon after that, he was presented in a romantic tragedy movie tagged as One Day alongside Anne Hathaway.

As time passed, the frequency of Rafe’s works increased. By the time of 2012, he was offered to portray the character of Canadian author Yann Martel in the film Life of Pi. He played those characters under the direction of Ang Lee. This movie kissed success in all orders, winning four Academy Awards and grossing more than $600 million in the box office. Then, Rafe went on a spree in the 2013 comedy movie I Give It a Year portraying the newlywed husband.

Rafe Spall

The coming-of-age drama named X+Y, where Rafe acted in a space with Asa Butterfield and Sally Hawkins, was really appreciated by the public. After this, Rafe worked as John Hancock in the three-part series of History Channel, Sons of Liberty. The same year Rafe has seen in  Academy Award-winning comedy-drama The Big Short. Also, in that year, he starked in  Harry Prince: Ghost Hunter, ITV’s adaptation of Neil Spring’s debut novel named The Ghost Hunters.

All of that, again in 2018, he appeared in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. This is the fifth installment of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park series.

Tv Shows

He has starred in so many other acting series, including the Apple TV+ comedy series in 2020. It was inaugurated in May 2020 with Esther Smith, Rage Spall, and Imelda Staunton as characters. Its second season is already out. Rage romped in the 2020 BBC DS Bailey drama. He also appears to be in the British Tv Series Black Mirror.

The movie F-Word also released as What If, portrayed Rafe as Ben.

In a nutshell, talking about his notable works, A Good Year, One Day, Anonymous, Prometheus, Life of Pi, The Big Short, The BFG, The Ritual, Jurassic World: the Fallen Kingdom, and Men in Black: International, fits into it.


Rafe Spall married actress Elize du Toit on 14 August 2010. This beautiful couple is surely killing us with their romance and chemistry. Rage and Elize have three children: Lena Spall, Rex Spall.

Net Worth

Both screen and real-life heroes have an estimated net worth of $3 million. His significant sources of income are from screen and stage work.

Rafe Spall

Body measurements

Rafe Spall is 37 years old and stands at 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m or 185 cm), weighing 75kgs (165 lbs). The brown hair and eyes of Rafe will surely take the breath of so many women out there. Briefing his body measurements, he has a 15 inches biceps, 32 inches waist, and 40 inches chest. His sun sign is Pisces. Now briefing about Rafe’s favorites, his favorite color is blue, the famous actress is Rebecca Ferguson, and her favorite thing to do is read books, travel, and eat.

Social Media

Sadly, our handsome actor is not available on social media, but his fans try hard to convince him to join one. However, there are many fan accounts by his name.

Rumors and controversies about Rafe Spall

Rafe Spall lost a lot of weight and looked slimmer when he was photographed by paparazzi. People thought this also could be the result of some disease, but Spall breaks this rumor by disclosing how much he loves to stay fit. For him, fitness is the opposite sex, and he is trying really hard to drink and eat healthily. His fat-to-fit journey inspires a lot of people. Rafe always stays motivated and enthusiastic, especially when it comes to fitness, as he has experienced a lot of bullying during his childhood.

He found himself the topic of discussion when he gave a statement about the  Death of England. He said that play was an attempt to delve into white mentality.

Introducing you to the fast-forward English actor, Rafe Spall, the most versatile actor who played the role of Yann Martel in Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. He is undoubtedly a charmer with a great personality.