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.

Birth Details
December 17, 1944
Manchester, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • 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.
  • Video Games
  • (Uncredited) Captain Smith, Titanic Explorer, Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment,1997

Further Reference


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

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