Bernard Hill



Place of birth:

Manchester, England, United Kingdom:


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.

Film Credits

Η Πόλη Της Σιωπής (2017)
as Richard
Golden Years (2016)
as Arthur
North v South (2015)
as John Claridge
Outpost 11 (2012)
as Cranleigh
ParaNorman (2012)
as Judge Hopkins (voice)
Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron (2012)
as Captain EJ Smith
The Kid (2010)
as Uncle David
Canoe Man (2010)
as John Darwin
Valkyrie (2008)
as General - Desert Sequence
Franklyn (2008)
as Esser
Exodus (2008)
as Narrator (voice)
Save Angel Hope (2007)
as Oscar Kurz
Exodus (2007)
as Pharoah Mann
El corazón de la Tierra (2007)
as Sr. Crown
Joy Division (2006)
as Dennis
No Go: The Free Derry Story (2006)
as Narrator (voice)
Cruel Sea: The Penlee Lifeboat Disaster (2006)
as Narrator (voice)
Ocean Odyssey (2006)
as Narrator
A Very Social Secretary (2005)
Horizon: The Hawking Paradox (2005)
Wimbledon (2004)
as Edward Colt
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
as Théoden
Gothika (2003)
as Phil Parsons
The Boys from County Clare (2003)
as John Joe
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
as Théoden
The Scorpion King (2002)
as Philos
The Criminal (2001)
as Det. Insp. Walker
Going Off Big Time (2000)
as Murray
Eisenstein (2000)
as The voice of Stalin
A Question of Faith (2000)
as Frederick
The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)
as Susan's Father
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)
as Egeus
True Crime (1999)
as Warden Luther Plunkitt
Titanic (1997)
as Edward Smith
The Mill on the Floss (1997)
as Edward Tulliver
The Wind in the Willows (1996)
as The Engine Driver
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
as Dr. David Hawthorne
Madagascar Skin (1995)
as Flint
Speaking In Tongues (1994)
Dirtysomething (1994)
Skallagrigg (1994)
as John
Olly's Prison (1993)
as Mike
The Art of Tripping (1993)
Shepherd on the Rock (1993)
as Tam Ferrier
Double X: The Name of the Game (1992)
as Ignatius 'Iggy' Smith
The Law Lord (1992)
as Martin Allport
Mountains of the Moon (1990)
as Dr. David Livingstone
Shirley Valentine (1989)
as Joe Bradshaw
Drowning by Numbers (1988)
as Madgett
Milwr Bychan (1987)
as Officer
Bellman and True (1987)
as Hiller
Theban Plays: Antigone (1986)
as Messenger
No Surrender (1985)
as Bernard
Restless Natives (1985)
as Will's father
Squaring the Circle (1984)
as Lech Walesa
The Bounty (1984)
as William Cole
The Chain (1984)
as Nick
Runners (1983)
as Trevor Field
The Tragedy of Richard III (1983)
as First Murderer
Henry VI Part 3 (1983)
as Duke of York
Henry VI Part 2 (1983)
as Duke of York
Henry VI Part 1 (1983)
as Duke of York / Master Gunner Of Orleans
Gandhi (1982)
as Sergeant Putnam
Say No to Strangers (1981)
Fox (1980)
The Black Stuff (1980)
as Yosser Hughes
Our Flesh and Blood (1978)
as Bernard Blincoe
She Fell Among Thieves (1978)
as Carson
The Spongers (1978)
as Sullivan
Professional Foul (1977)
It Could Happen to You (1976)
as Syph
Trial by Combat (1976)
as Blind Freddie
The Peddler (1976)
as Graham
Hard Labour (1973)
as Edward Thornley
Telltale ()
as Det. Sgt. Gavin Douglas

TV Series Credits

Unforgotten (2015)
as Father Robert Greaves
Wolf Hall (2015)
as Duke of Norfolk
Hope and Wire (2014)
as Len Russell
From There to Here (2014)
as Samuel
Sunshine (2008)
as George Crosby
Wild China (2008)
as Himself - Narrator
Fairy Tales (2008)
Five Days (2007)
Surviving Disaster (2006)
as Himself - Narrator
Surviving Disaster (2006)
Atheism: A Rough History of Disbelief (2004)
as Himself
The Grid (2004)
One Life (2003)
The Gambling Man (1995)
as Frank nickle
Once Upon A Time In The North (1994)
as Len Tollit
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (1992)
Between the Lines (1992)
Screen Two (1985)
as John
Natural World (1983)
Boys from the Blackstuff (1982)
Boys from the Blackstuff (1982)
as Yosser Hughes
Fox (1980)
BBC Television Shakespeare (1978)
I, Claudius (1976)
as Gratus
Play for Today (1970)