Bernard Hill

Actor
Having developed a reputation as a steady onscreen presence in his native England, actor Bernard Hill made a smooth and successful transition to Hollywood movies that culminated in a career-defining performance as ... Read more »
Born: 12/16/1944 in Manchester, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (59)

Wolf Hall 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Squaring the Circle 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

ParaNorman 2012 (Movie)

The Judge (Voice)

The Kid 2010 (Movie)

Uncle David (Actor)

Franklyn 2009 (Movie)

Peter Esser (Actor)

Valkyrie 2008 (Movie)

Confident General - Desert (Actor)

El Corazon De La Tierra 2007 (Movie)

Mr Crown (Actor)

Exodus 2006 (Movie)

Pharaoh (Actor)

Joy Division 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

El Sueno De Una Noche De San Juan 2005 (Movie)

Thesseus (Voice)

The Boys and Girl From County Clare 2005 (Movie)

John Joe (Actor)

The Grid 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse 2005 (Movie)

King William III (Actor)

Save Angel Hope 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wimbledon 2004 (Movie)

Edward Colt (Actor)

Gothika 2003 (Movie)

Phil Parsons (Actor)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 (Movie)

King Theoden of Rohan (Actor)

Eisenstein 2002 (Movie)

of Stalin (Voice)

The Criminal 2002 (Movie)

Inspector Walker (Actor)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 (Movie)

King Theoden (Actor)

The Scorpion King 2002 (Movie)

Philos (Actor)

A Question of Faith 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Going Off, Big Time 1999 (Movie)

Murray (Actor)

The Loss of Sexual Innocence 1999 (Movie)

Susan's Father (Actor)

True Crime 1999 (Movie)

Warden--'Luther Plunkitt' (Actor)

Titanic: Secrets Revealed 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wind in the Willows 1997 (Movie)

Engine Driver (Actor)

Titanic 1997 (Movie)

Captain Smith (Actor)

Madagascar Skin 1996 (Movie)

Flint (Actor)

The Ghost and the Darkness 1996 (Movie)

Dr Hawthorne (Actor)

ER 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Midsummer Night's Dream 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Skallagrigg 1993 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Double X: The Name of the Game 1991 (Movie)

Iggy Smith (Actor)

Drowning By Numbers 1991 (Movie)

Henry Madgett (Actor)

Mountains of the Moon 1990 (Movie)

Dr Livingston (Actor)

Shirley Valentine 1989 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

The Theban Plays 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Bellman and True 1988 (Movie)

Hiller (Actor)

John Lennon: A Journey in the Life 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Narrator

No Surrender 1986 (Movie)

Bernard (Actor)

Restless Natives 1986 (Movie)

Will's Father (Actor)

Milwr Bychan 1985 (Movie)

Officer (Actor)

New World 1985 (Movie)

John Billington (Actor)

The Bounty 1984 (Movie)

Cole (Actor)

The Chain 1984 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Runners 1982 (Movie)

Trevor Field (Actor)

The Black Stuff 1979 (Movie)

Yosser Hughes (Actor)

Professional Foul 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sailor's Return 1977 (Movie)

Carter (Actor)

A Choice of Weapons 1975 (Movie)

Blind Freddie (Actor)

It Could Happen to You 1974 (Movie)

Syph (Actor)

Death Train (TV Show)

Voice

Great Expectations (TV Show)

Actor

She Fell Among Thieves (TV Show)

Actor

The Beatles' Biggest Secrets (TV Show)

Narrator

The Mill on the Floss (TV Show)

Actor

Wild China (TV Show)

Narrator

Biography

Having developed a reputation as a steady onscreen presence in his native England, actor Bernard Hill made a smooth and successful transition to Hollywood movies that culminated in a career-defining performance as Theoden, King of Rohan, in the second and third installments of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Prior to that, Hill earned a deal of celebrity with his noted performance in the acclaimed miniseries, "I, Claudius" (PBS, 1977), before he played the most popular character on the hit British series "Boys from the Blackstuff" (BBC2, 1980-82). Following a small, but career-boosting turn in the Oscar-winning "Gandhi" (1982), Hill amassed a number of films to his credit, including "The Bounty" (1984) and "Drowning by Numbers" (1988). He delivered a quality starring performance in the small drama, "Madagascar Skin" (1995), before appearing in major studio pictures like "The Ghost and the Darkness" (1996) and "Titanic" (1997). But it was his role in "The Two Towers" (2002) and "The Return of the King" (2003) that helped the actor gain a strong foothold in the United States. With subsequent roles in big Hollywood movies like "The Scorpion King" (2002) and "Valkyrie" (2008), Hill was well-established as a prominent supporting player capable of turning in quality performances that helped anchor numerous hit movies.

Milestones

2005

Starred in the musical comedy "The Boys and Girl from County Clare"

2004

Appeared in the romantic comedy "Wimbledon"

2003

Acted in the Thriller "Gothika", which starred Robert Downey Jr. and Halle Berry

2003

Revised role of Theoden in "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"

2002

Appeared as Theoden in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"

2002

Played Philos in "The Scorpion King", which starred The Rock

1999

Featured in "True Crime", which starred Clint Eastwood, who also directed

1999

Had role in "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Which starred Kevin Kline and Michelle Pfeiffer

1997

Appeared with Emily Watson in "The Mill on the Floss"

1997

Played Capt. Edward J. Smith in James Cameron's "Titanic", which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet

1996

Played Dr. David Hawthorne in "The Ghost and the Darkness", with Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas

1995

Dazzled as the eccentric Flint in "Madagascar Skin"

1993

Appeared in the TV movie "Dirtysomething" with Rachel Weisz

1990

Featured in "Mountains of the Moon"

1989

Portrayed a boorish husband in "Shirley Valentine"

1987

Played a computer systems analyst and hero in "Bellman & True"

1984

Appeared in "The Bounty" with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins

1983

Played York in the three part mini series "Henry VI"

1982

Earned widespread attention in for his portrayal of a road worker in the black comedy "Boys from the Black Stuff"

1982

Appeared in Richard Attenborough's Film "Gandhi"

1976

Portrayed Gratus in "I, Claudius", the mini-series which followed the history of the Roman Empire

1975

Made film debut with "It Could Happen To You"

1974

Stage debut in Willy Russell's "John, Paul, George, Ringo . . . and Bert"

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