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Bernard Hill

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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Dec 17, 1944 In Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Play for Today 1970-10-15
Latest Project:
Movie Interlude: City of a Dead Woman 2017-04-06
Known For
Poster of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Poster of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Poster of The Scorpion King
Poster of Lipstick on Your Collar
Movie Interlude: City of a Dead Woman Richard 2017-04-06
Movie Golden Years Arthur 2016-04-29
Series Wolf Hall Duke of Norfolk 2015-01-21
Movie North v South John Claridge 2015-10-16
Series Unforgotten Father Robert Greaves 2015-10-08
Series From There to Here Samuel 2014-05-22
Series Hope and Wire Len Russell 2014-07-03
Movie Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron Captain EJ Smith 2012-04-08
Movie ParaNorman Judge Hopkins (voice) 2012-08-03
Movie Canoe Man John Darwin 2010-03-30
Movie The Kid Uncle David 2010-04-22
Series Fairy Tales Unknown 2008-01-10
Movie Exodus Narrator (voice) 2008-01-09
Series Wild China Himself - Narrator 2008-05-11
Series Sunshine George Crosby 2008-10-07
Movie Valkyrie General - Desert Sequence 2008-12-25
Movie Franklyn Esser 2008-10-16
Movie The Heart of the Earth Sr. Crown 2007-03-17
Series Five Days 2007-01-23
Movie Exodus Pharoah Mann 2007-09-04
Movie Save Angel Hope Oscar Kurz 2007-10-20
Movie Ocean Odyssey Narrator 2006-05-24
Series Surviving Disaster Unknown 2006-01-10
Movie No Go: The Free Derry Story Narrator (voice) 2006-09-06
Movie Cruel Sea: The Penlee Lifeboat Disaster Narrator (voice) 2006-08-01
Movie Joy Division Dennis 2006-11-17
Movie Horizon: The Hawking Paradox Unknown 2005-01-01
Movie A Very Social Secretary Unknown 2005-10-10
Movie The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse King William III 2005-06-03
Movie Wimbledon Edward Colt 2004-09-13
Series The Grid 2004-07-19
Movie Beatles Biggest Secrets Narrator 2004-12-02
Series Atheism: A Rough History of Disbelief Himself 2004-10-11
Movie Home of the Horse Lords Self 2004-12-14
Movie Cameras in Middle-Earth Self 2004-12-14
Movie The Passing of an Age Self 2004-12-14
Movie Weta Workshop Self 2003-11-18
Movie The Boys from County Clare John Joe 2003-09-12
Series One Life Unknown 2003-09-24
Movie Warriors of the Third Age Self 2003-11-18
Movie Designing Middle-Earth Self 2003-11-18
Movie Gothika Phil Parsons 2003-11-21
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Théoden 2003-12-01
Movie Cameras in Middle-Earth Self 2003-11-18
Movie The Scorpion King Philos 2002-04-18
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Théoden 2002-12-18
Movie A Question of Faith Frederick 2000-01-01
Movie Going Off Big Time Murray 2000-09-21
Movie Eisenstein The voice of Stalin 2000-09-08
Movie True Crime Warden Luther Plunkitt 1999-03-19
Movie The Loss of Sexual Innocence Susan's Father 1999-04-29
Movie A Midsummer Night's Dream Egeus 1999-05-14
Movie The Criminal Det. Insp. Walker 1999-10-01
Movie The Mill on the Floss Edward Tulliver 1997-10-12
Movie Titanic Edward Smith 1997-11-18
Movie The Ghost and the Darkness Dr. David Hawthorne 1996-10-11
Movie The Wind in the Willows The Engine Driver 1996-10-16
Movie Madagascar Skin Flint 1995-01-26
Series The Gambling Man Frank nickle 1995-02-26
Movie Skallagrigg John 1994-03-09
Movie Dirtysomething Unknown 1994-04-06
Movie Speaking In Tongues Unknown 1994-07-27
Series Once Upon A Time In The North Len Tollit 1994-05-03
Movie Shepherd on the Rock Tam Ferrier 1993-01-01
Series Lipstick on Your Collar Uncle Fred 1993-02-21
Movie The Art of Tripping Unknown 1993-02-23
Movie Olly's Prison Mike 1993-05-01
Movie The Law Lord Martin Allport 1992-03-22
Movie Double X: The Name of the Game Ignatius 'Iggy' Smith 1992-06-05
Series Shakespeare: The Animated Tales Unknown 1992-11-09
Series Between the Lines Unknown 1992-09-04
Movie Mountains of the Moon Dr. David Livingstone 1990-02-16
Movie Shirley Valentine Joe Bradshaw 1989-08-30
Movie Drowning by Numbers Madgett 1988-09-10
Movie Bellman and True Hiller 1987-01-01
Movie Boy Soldier Officer 1987-01-29
Movie Theban Plays: Antigone Messenger 1986-09-19
Series Screen Two John 1985-01-06
Movie Restless Natives Will's father 1985-01-01
Movie The Burston Rebellion Tom Higdon 1985-02-24
Movie No Surrender Bernard 1985-09-11
Movie The Chain Nick 1984-01-01
Movie Squaring the Circle Lech Walesa 1984-05-23
Movie The Bounty William Cole 1984-05-04
Movie Henry VI Part 1 Duke of York / Master Gunner Of Orleans 1983-01-02
Movie Henry VI Part 3 Duke of York 1983-01-16
Movie Henry VI Part 2 Duke of York 1983-01-09
Movie The Tragedy of Richard III First Murderer 1983-01-23
Movie Runners Trevor Field 1983-08-18
Series Natural World Unknown 1983-10-30
Series Boys from the Blackstuff Yosser Hughes 1982-10-10
Movie Gandhi Sergeant Putnam 1982-11-30
Movie A Turn for the Worse Simon Simpson 1981-04-28
Movie Say No to Strangers Unknown 1981-01-01
Series Fox 1980-03-10
Movie The Black Stuff Yosser Hughes 1980-01-02
Movie Fox Unknown 1980-03-10
Movie The Spongers Sullivan 1978-01-24
Movie She Fell Among Thieves Carson 1978-03-01
Series BBC Television Shakespeare Unknown 1978-12-01
Movie Soldiers Talking, Cleanly Mick 1978-12-05
Movie Our Flesh and Blood Bernard Blincoe 1977-01-18
Movie Professional Foul Unknown 1977-09-21
Movie Trial by Combat Blind Freddie 1976-04-01
Movie The Peddler Graham 1976-03-23
Series I, Claudius Gratus 1976-09-20
Movie Housewives' Choice Eric 1976-10-19
Movie It Could Happen to You Syph 1976-11-11
Movie Hard Labour Edward Thornley 1973-03-12
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15