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Born in 1944, Bernard Hill is a British actor of film, stage and television. He is best known to British television viewers for playing Yosser Hughes in the groundbreaking 1982 TV series Boys from the Blackstuff. On film he has played Captain Edward John Smith in Titanic, King Théoden in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, and the Warden of San Quentin Prison in the Clint Eastwood film True Crime. Hill is the only actor to have appeared in more than one of the three films awarded 11 Oscars, and one of only three actors to have starred in more than one film grossing more than $1 billion USD, namely: Titanic and The Return of the King (the others being Orlando Bloom who also starred in The Return of the King, as well as Pirates of the Caribbean and Johnny Depp who also starred in Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as Alice in Wonderland). Hill has appeared in three films which have won Best Picture: Gandhi, Titanic, and The Return of the King.

Born in 1944, Bernard Hill is a British actor of film, stage and television. He is best known to British television viewers for playing Yosser Hughes in the groundbreaking 1982 TV series Boys from the Blackstuff. On film he has played Captain Edward John Smith in Titanic, King Théoden in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, and the Warden of San Quentin Prison in the Clint Eastwood film True Crime. Hill is the only actor to have appeared in more than one of the three films awarded 11 Oscars, and one of only three actors to have starred in more than one film grossing more than $1 billion USD, namely: Titanic and The Return of the King (the others being Orlando Bloom who also starred in The Return of the King, as well as Pirates of the Caribbean and Johnny Depp who also starred in Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as Alice in Wonderland). Hill has appeared in three films which have won Best Picture: Gandhi, Titanic, and The Return of the King.

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Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 93

Birthday 1944-12-17

Place of Birth Manchester, England, United Kingdom

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Interlude: City of a Dead Woman as Richard
2016 Golden Years as Arthur
2015 North v South as John Claridge
2015 Unforgotten(6 episodes) as Father Robert Greaves
2015 Wolf Hall(6 episodes) as Duke of Norfolk
2014 From There to Here(3 episodes) as Samuel
2012 Outpost 11 as Cranleigh
2012 ParaNorman as Judge Hopkins (voice)
2012 Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron as Captain EJ Smith
2010 The Kid as Uncle David
2010 Canoe Man as John Darwin
2008 Valkyrie as General - Desert Sequence
2008 Franklyn as Esser
2008 Sunshine(3 episodes) as George Crosby
2008 Wild China(8 episodes) as Himself - Narrator
2008 Fairy Tales(1 episode)
2008 Exodus as Narrator
2007 Save Angel Hope as Oscar Kurz
2007 Five Days(12 episodes)
2007 Exodus as Pharoah Mann
2007 The Heart of the Earth as Sr. Crown
2006 Joy Division as Dennis
2006 No Go: The Free Derry Story as Narrator
2006 Cruel Sea: The Penlee Lifeboat Disaster as Narrator (voice)
2006 Ocean Odyssey as Narrator
2006 Surviving Disaster(1 episode)
2006 Surviving Disaster(7 episodes) as Himself - Narrator
2005 A Very Social Secretary
2004 Atheism: A Rough History of Disbelief(3 episodes) as Himself
2004 Wimbledon as Edward Colt
2004 The Grid(6 episodes)
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King as Théoden
2003 Gothika as Phil Parsons
2003 One Life(1 episode)
2003 The Boys from County Clare as John Joe
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers as Théoden
2002 The Scorpion King as Philos
2001 The Criminal as Det. Insp. Walker
2000 Going Off Big Time as Murray
2000 Eisenstein as The voice of Stalin
2000 A Question of Faith as Frederick
1999 The Loss of Sexual Innocence as Susan's Father
1999 A Midsummer Night's Dream as Egeus
1999 True Crime as Warden Luther Plunkitt
1997 Titanic as Captain Edward James Smith
1997 The Mill on the Floss as Edward Tulliver
1996 The Wind in the Willows as The Engine Driver
1996 The Ghost and the Darkness as Dr. David Hawthorne
1995 The Gambling Man(3 episodes) as Frank nickle
1995 Madagascar Skin as Flint
1994 Speaking In Tongues
1994 Once Upon A Time In The North(6 episodes) as Len Tollit
1994 Dirtysomething
1994 Skallagrigg as John
1993 Olly's Prison as Mike
1993 The Art of Tripping
1993 Shepherd on the Rock as Tam Ferrier
1992 Between the Lines(1 episode)
1992 Double X: The Name of the Game as Ignatius 'Iggy' Smith
1992 The Law Lord as Martin Allport
1990 Mountains of the Moon as Dr. David Livingstone
1989 Shirley Valentine as Joe Bradshaw
1988 Drowning by Numbers as Madgett
1987 Boy Soldier as Officer
1987 Bellman and True as Hiller
1986 Theban Plays: Antigone as Messenger
1985 No Surrender as Bernard
1985 Screen Two(1 episode) as John
1985 Restless Natives as Will's father
1984 Squaring the Circle as Lech Walesa
1984 The Bounty as William Cole
1984 The Chain as Nick
1983 Runners
1983 The Tragedy of Richard III as First Murderer
1983 Henry VI Part 3 as Duke of York
1983 Henry VI Part 2 as Duke of York
1983 Henry VI Part 1 as Duke of York / Master Gunner Of Orleans
1982 Gandhi as Sergeant Putnam
1982 Boys from the Blackstuff(7 episodes) as Yosser Hughes
1982 Boys from the Blackstuff(1 episode)
1981 Say No to Strangers
1980 Fox(13 episodes)
1980 Fox
1980 The Black Stuff as Yosser Hughes
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare(4 episodes)
1978 Our Flesh and Blood as Bernard Blincoe
1978 The Spongers as Sullivan
1977 Professional Foul
1976 It Could Happen to You as Syph
1976 I, Claudius(2 episodes) as Gratus
1976 Trial by Combat as Blind Freddie
1976 The Peddler as Graham
1973 Hard Labour as Edward Thornley
1970 Play for Today(4 episodes)
1967 Natural World(1 episode)

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