By Shane Spall Updated: 20:19 AEDT, 23 February 2012. The doctor comes in to your hospital room and asks how you are feeling as you undergo your first dose of chemotherapy. I knew you would be unconscious, but I played a track by the band Crash Test Dummies, one very personal to us. I want to be a ray of sunshine for you, but I’m no actress. Shane Spall is the author of 2 memoirs charting her journey around Britain on a barge with her husband Timothy Spall, and his recovery from life-threatening leukaemia, both published by Ebury. Login to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your contributions. We hired three deckchairs to sit on the sand. You would bleed to death. Spall and his wife Shane have three children: Pascale (born 1976), Rafe (born 1983), who is also an actor, and Mercedes (born 1985). There were horrible purple-red patches on the inside of your mouth. He performed as Peter Pettigrew ("Wormtail") in the Harry Potter film series. Spall, the third of four sons, was born in Battersea, London. You have no immune system to fight infection, so they’re having to keep you away from other people, in isolation. So, when he was finally well enough to do so, Timothy and Shane bought a narrowboat, initially using just an AA road atlas to navigate their way around the country’s canals and waterways. Shane Spall and Timothy Spall have been married for 38 years.. He has not been previously engaged. I walked into your hospital room. I would not let you die. But, as ordeals go, nothing has eclipsed Timothy’s illness. It was so hot. My dad loved you, he was so happy I found you. In 2016, Spall portrayed Holocaust denier David Irving in the film Denial, directed by Mick Jackson. Today I told the children that Dad wouldn’t be home for a while because he had something wrong with his blood. They have three children and used to have a bulldog that couldn't swim and a goldfish but they fostered it out as it got lonely staying home on its own. ‘Yes, of course,’ I said, ‘but he has to stay in hospital.’, Rafe’s face crumpled. After you’d seen the doctor, you left a message for me at my gym. © 2020 Watson Little All rights reserved. In 1993, Spall was a guest in the Scottish comedy series Rab C. Nesbitt. Shane Spall was born as Mary Jane Baker. You say: ‘I’ll be finished in a couple of hours — go home and pack me a bag, I’ll only be in hospital overnight. At The National Theatre Spall played the Dauphin in George Bernard Shaw's St Joan. And the agony of missing the beauty boat. I know why now. SHANE SPALL is from a large Midlands family. She has been married to Timothy Spall since December 1, 1981. Life is sweet: The couple with their daughters Pascale and Mercedes when Timothy received his OBE. As a teenager in the 70s she worked in a Quaker hotel in Birmingham and on her day off would sit in New Street station and wonder where everyone was going. .