Bernard Hill Biography (1944-)

Born December 17, 1944, in Manchester, England; children: Gabriel. Addresses: Manager: Seven Summits Pictures and Management, 8906 West Olympic Blvd., Ground Fl., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
December 17, 1944
Manchester, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Syph, It Could Happen to You, Variety, 1975
  • Blind Freddie, A Choice of Weapons (also known as Dirty Knight's Work, A Choice of Arms, and Trial by Combat), Columbia-Warner Distributors, 1976
  • Carter, The Sailor's Return, Osprey, 1978
  • Yosser Hughes, The Black Stuff, British Film Institute, 1980
  • (Uncredited) Sergeant Putnam, Gandhi (also kwon as Richard Attenborough's Film: Gandhi), Columbia, 1982
  • Squaring the Circle (documentary), Metromedia Producers Corp./Britannic Films/Television South, 1983
  • Trevor Field, Runners, Hanstall, 1983
  • Cole, The Bounty, Orion, 1984
  • Will's father, Restless Natives, Orion Classics, 1985
  • Nick, The Chain, Rank, 1985
  • Willie Naknervis, Samson and Delilah, 1985
  • Officer, Milwr Bychan (also known as Boy Soldier), Other Cinema Ltd., 1986
  • John Billington, New World, Luella Productions, 1986
  • Bernard, No Surrender, Norstar, 1986
  • Hiller, Bellman and True, Island Pictures, 1987
  • Henry Madgett, Drowning by Numbers, Prestige Films/Miramax, 1988
  • Joe Bradshaw, Shirley Valentine, Paramount, 1989
  • Dr. David Livingston, Mountains of the Moon, TriStar, 1990
  • Martin Allport, The Law Lord, 1991
  • Ignatius "Iggy" Smith, Double X: The Name of the Game (also knownas Run Rabbit Run and Double X), New World International, 1992
  • Tam Ferrier, Shepherd on the Rock, 1993
  • John, Skallagrigg, 1994
  • The presenter, Drug-Taking and the Arts (documentary), 1994
  • Flint, Madagascar Skin, International Film Circuit, 1995
  • Dr. Hawthorne, The Ghost and the Darkness, Paramount, 1996
  • Engine driver, The Wind in the Willows (also known as Mr. Toad's Wild Ride), Columbia, 1997
  • Captain E. J. Smith, Titanic, Paramount/Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Edward Tulliver, The Mill on the Floss, 1997
  • Captain S. Lord, The Titanic Chronicles, 1999
  • Walker, The Criminal, 1999
  • Lunther Plunkitt, True Crime, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Egeus, William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (also known as Sogno di una notte di mezza estate and A Midsummer's Night Dream), Fox Searchlight, 1999
  • Susan's father, The Loss of Sexual Innocence, Sony Pictures Classics, 1999
  • King Theodon, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2000
  • Frederick, Blessed Art Thou (also known as A Question of Faith), First Look Picture Releasing, 2000
  • Voice of Stalin, Einstein (also known as The Furnace), Fortissimo Film Sales, 2000
  • Murray, Going Off Big Time, The Film Company, 2000
  • Philos, The Scorpion King, Universal, 2002
  • King Theodon, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (also known asThe Two Towers and Der Herr der Ringe: Die zwei turme), New Line Cinema, 2002
  • John Joe, The Boys from County Clare (also known as The Boys & Girls from County Clare), Samuel Goldwyn, 2003
  • Phil Parsons, Gothika, Warner Bros., 2003
  • King Theodon, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (alsoknown as Herr der Ringe: Die ruckkeher des konigs and The Return ofthe King), New Line Cinema, 2003
  • Ringens disipler (documentary short), 2004
  • Edward Colt, Wimbledon (also known as La plus belle victoire), Universal, 2004
  • Victor, The Deal (short), Bear Films, 2004
  • King William, The League of Gentleman's Apocalypse, United International Pictures, 2005
  • (English version) Voice of Theseus, El sueno de una noche de San Juan (animated; also known as Midsummer Dream), 2005
  • Dennis, Joy Division, 2006
  • Oscar Kurz, Save Angel Hope, IAC Film, 2006
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Pickersgill People, BBC, 1978
  • Jack Burton, Telford's Change, BBC, 1979
  • Vin Fox, Fox, ITV, 1980
  • Len Tollit, Once Upon a Time in the North, BBC, 1994
  • Narrator, Horizon, BBC, 2001-
  • Narrator, Timewatch (also known as BBC History: Timewatch),BBC, 2002
  • Miniseries
  • Gratus, I, Claudius, BBC, 1976, then Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1977
  • Yosser Hughes, Boys from the Blackstuff, BBC-2, 1982
  • Voices of Bottom and Hermia's father, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Shakespeare: The Animated Tales, HBO, 1992
  • Frank Nickle, Gambling Man (also kwon as Catherine Cookson's "Gambling Man"), ITV, 1995
  • Abel Magwitch, Great Expectations, PBS, 1999
  • Himself, Brief History of Disbelief (documentary), BBC, 2004
  • MI5 Agent Derek Jennings, The Grid, TNT and BBC, 2004
  • Television Appearances, Movies
  • "Pit Strike," Premiere (also known as BBC2 Premier: Pit Strike), BBC2, 1977
  • Yosser Hughes, The Black Stuff, BBC, 1980
  • York, Henry VI, Part One (also known as BBC Television Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part One, The First Part of King Henry VI, and The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part One), BBC, 1983
  • York, Henry VI, Part Two (also known as BBC Television Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part Two, The Second Part of King Henry VI, and The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part Two), BBC, 1983
  • York, Henry VI, Part Three (also known as BBC Television Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part Three, The Third Part of King Henry VI, and TheComplete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part Three), BBC, 1983
  • First murderer, The Tragedy of Richard the Third (also known as Richard III and The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: The Tragedy of Richard the Third), BBC, 1983
  • Messenger, Antigone (also kwon as Theban Plays: Antigone),BBC, 1984, then PBS, 1988
  • Lech Walesa, Squaring the Circle, 1984
  • Tom Higdon, The Burston Rebellion, BBC, 1985
  • Breslin, The Fremantle Conspiracy, Seven Network and Sky, 1988
  • Uncle Fred, Lipstick on Your Collar, Channel 4, 1993
  • John, Skallagrigg, BBC, 1994
  • Edward Tulliver, "The Mill on the Floss," Mobil Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1997
  • Captain Edward John Smith, Titanic: Breaking New Ground, 1998
  • David Blunkett, A Very Social Secretary, Channel 4, 2005
  • Also appeared in St. Luke's Gospel.
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Narrator, as John Lennon, John Lennon: A Journey in the Life (alsoknown as A Journey in the Life), PBS, 1986
  • A Question of Identity, LWT, 1993
  • Larry, Dirtysomething, 1993
  • Detective Sergeant Gavin Douglas, Telltale, 1993
  • Host, Titanic: Secrets Revealed (documentary), syndicated, 1998
  • Narrator, The Death Train (documentary), HBO, 1998
  • Narrator, Scenes by the Sea: Takeshi Kitano (documentary), Channel4, 2000
  • (Uncredited) Yosser Hughes, The 100 Greatest TV Characters, Channel 4, 2001
  • Narrator, Horizon, What Sank the Kursk, 2001
  • Narrator, Ken Dodd in the Dock (documentary), Channel 4, 2002
  • The 2003 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2003
  • Narrator, See You in the Future (documentary; also known as Rendez-vous avec l'eternite), BBC, 2004
  • Narrator, Double Helix: The DNA Years (documentary), BBC 4, 2004
  • Narrator, Raphael: A Mortal God (documentary), BBC, 2004
  • Episodic
  • Edward, "Hard Labour," Play for Today, BBC, 1973
  • Graham, "The Peddler," Play for Today, BBC1, 1976
  • "Jack Fell Down," Warship, BBC, 1977
  • Broadbent, "Professional Foul," BBC2 Play of the Week, BBC2, 1978
  • Sullivan, "The Spongers," Play for Today, BBC, 1978
  • Chando's manservant, "She Fell Among Thieves," BBC2 Play of the Week, BBC2 and PBS, 1978
  • Bryce, "Monkey Business," About Face, ITV, 1991
  • Chief Constable Harmsworth, "The Fifth Estate," Between the Lines,BBC, 1993
  • Chief Constable Harmsworth, "Manoeuvre," Between the Lines, BBC, 1993
  • Derek Jennings, The Grid, BBC and TNT, 2004
  • Stage Appearances
  • Howard, Short List, Hampstead Theatre, London, 1983
  • Lopakhin, The Cherry Orchard, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1989
  • Sir Chiffley Lockheart, Gasping, Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London,1990
  • Eddie Carbone, A View from the Bridge, Strand Theatre, London, 1995
  • Also appeared as John Lennon, John, Paul, George, Ringo ... and Burt, West End production; and in Macbeth; Normal Service; and Twelfth Night.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Video Games
  • (Uncredited) Captain Smith, Titanic Explorer, Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment,1997

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, January 9, 2004, p. 60; May 17, 2004, p. 22

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