Bernard Hill

Bernard Hill
1944 - 2024
Bernard Hill  British Actor
Rest in Peace Bernard Hill.
Passed away on 5th May, 2024 aged 79.

Bernard Hill dating history


Bernard Hill was previously married to Marianna Hill (1977).

Bernard Hill was in a relationship with Kathy Bates (1993).


British Actor Bernard Hill was born on 17th December, 1944 in Blackley, Manchester, England, UK and passed away on 5th May 2024 aged 79. He is most remembered for his roles as Yosser Hughes in the BBC drama series Boys from the Blackstuff, Captain Edward J. Smith in the 1997 epic romantic disaster film Titanic, Luther Plunkitt, the Warden of San Quentin Prison, in the 1999 mystery thriller film True Crime, King Théoden in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, and Duke of Norfolk in the BBC historical drama miniseries Wolf Hall. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Bernard Hill is a member of the following lists: English film actors, English television actors and English stage actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 1 year - -
Dating1 31 years, 5 months - -
Total2 31 years, 5 months 16 years, 2 months 1 year


First Name Bernard
Last Name Hill
Full Name at Birth Bernard Hill
Alternative Name Bernard Hill
Birthday 17th December, 1944
Birthplace Blackley, Manchester, England, UK
Died 5th May, 2024
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
High School Xaverian College
University Manchester Polytechnic School of Drama for a diploma in Theater (1970)
Occupation Text Actor, Voice Artist
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame his roles as Yosser Hughes in the BBC drama series Boys from the Blackstuff, Captain Edward J. Smith in the 1997 epic romantic disaster film Titanic, Luther Plunkitt, the Warden of San Quentin Prison, in the 1999 mystery thriller film True Crime, King Théoden in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, and Duke of Norfolk in the BBC historical drama miniseries Wolf Hall
Year(s) Active 1975–present, 1970–2024
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) ARG Talent Agency
Brand Endorsement Voiceover for 2005 British TV advert for the Hyundai Getz car
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Bernard Hill (17 December 1944 – 5 May 2024) was an English actor. He is known for playing Théoden, King of Rohan, in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Captain Edward Smith in Titanic, and Luther Plunkitt, the Warden of San Quentin Prison, in the Clint Eastwood film True Crime. Hill is also known for playing roles in television dramas, including Yosser Hughes, the troubled "hard man" whose life is falling apart in Alan Bleasdale's Boys from the Blackstuff in the 1980s, and more recently, as the Duke of Norfolk in the BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall.

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Bernard Hill79 SagittariusActor
Kathy Bates75 CancerActress
Marianna Hill82 AquariusActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
GabrielMaleMarianna Hill


The Responder2022TV Show
Segunda Oportunidad2018PeterMovie
The Pub2017Father LeonardMovie
Golden Years2016ArthurMovie
Wolf Hall2015Duke of NorfolkTV Show
North v South2015John ClaridgeMovie
Unforgotten2015Father Robert GreavesTV Show
From There to Here2014SamuelTV Show
City of a Dead Woman2014RichardMovie
Hope and Wire2014Len RussellTV Show
The Breaker2013ManMovie
The Sorrows2013Movie
ParaNorman2012The Judge (voice)Movie
Falcón2012Ramón SalgadoTV Show
Outpost 112012CranleighMovie
The Wraith2011The Narrator (voice)Short Film
Analogue Love2011Narrator (voice)Short Film
The Long March to Freedom2011NarratorTV Show
The Kid2010Uncle DavidMovie
Fable III2010Sir Walter Beck (voice)Unknown
Canoe Man2010John DarwinTV Movie
Franklyn2008Peter EsserMovie
Valkyrie2008Confident General - DesertMovie
Fairy Tales2008GrettongratTV Show
Sunshine2008George CrosbyTV Show
Exodus2007Pharoah MannMovie
Save Angel Hope2007Oscar KurzMovie
El corazón de la tierra2007Mr. CrownMovie
Five Days2007Gerard HopkirkTV Show
The Crumblegiant2007Narrator (voice)Short Film
Joy Division2006DennisMovie
Surviving Disaster2006NarratorTV Show
Midsummer Dream2005Theseus (English version, voice)Movie
The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse2005King William IIIMovie
A Very Social Secretary2005David BlunkettTV Movie
Heatwave2005Narrator (voice)TV Movie
Wimbledon2004Edward ColtMovie
The Deal2004VictorShort Film
The Grid2004Agent Derek JenningsTV Show
Raphael: A Mortal God2004Narrator (voice)TV Movie
Gothika2003Phil ParsonsMovie
The Boys & Girl from County Clare2003John JoeMovie
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003TheodenMovie
Ancient Egyptians2003NarratorTV Show
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002TheodenMovie
The Scorpion King2002PhilosMovie
A Question of Faith2000Abbott FrederickMovie
Eisenstein2000Stalin (voice)Movie
Going Off Big Time2000MurrayMovie
A Midsummer Night's Dream1999EgeusMovie
The Criminal1999Det. Insp. WalkerMovie
The Loss of Sexual Innocence1999Susan's FatherMovie
True Crime1999Warden Luther PlunkittMovie
Great Expectations1999Abel MagwitchTV Movie
Unnatural Acts1998Police chief / CharlieTV Show
Titanic: Secrets Revealed1998HostTV Movie
Titanic1997Captain SmithMovie
The Mill on the Floss1997Edward TulliverTV Movie
The Ghost and the Darkness1996Dr. David HawthorneMovie
The Wind in the Willows1996The Engine DriverMovie
First Knight1995Knight (uncredited)Movie
Madagascar Skin1995FlintMovie
The Gambling Man1995Frank NickleTV Show
The Big Game1995Mr. Harper (uncredited)TV Movie
Secret Lives1995NarratorTV Show
Once Upon a Time in the North1994Len TollitTV Show
Stages1994JoeTV Show
Lipstick on Your Collar1993Uncle FredTV Show
Shepherd on the Rock1993Tam FerrierMovie
Olly's Prison1993MikeTV Movie
Drug-Taking and the Arts1993The PresenterMovie
Telltale1993Det. Sgt. Gavin DouglasTV Show
Double X: The Name of the Game1992Iggy / Iggy SmithMovie
Between the Lines1992Chief Constable HarmsworthTV Show
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales1992BottomTV Show
Crime Story1992Erwin van HaarlemTV Show
Shrinks1991Frank BeasleyTV Show
Mountains of the Moon1990Dr. LivingstoneMovie
Shirley Valentine1989JoeMovie
About Face1989BryceTV Show
Drowning by Numbers1988MadgettMovie
The Fremantle Conspiracy1988BreslinTV Show
Bellman and True1987HillerMovie
Dispatches1987NarratorTV Show
Screenplay1986Octavian BarbuTV Show
Milwr Bychan1986OfficerMovie
New World1986TV Movie
The Great White Mountain1986Jacques BalmatTV Movie
The Theban Plays by Sophocles1986MessengerTV Show
No Surrender1985BernardMovie
Restless Natives1985Will's FatherMovie
Samson and Delilah1985Willie NaknervisShort Film
John Lennon: A Journey in the Life1985John LennonTV Movie
Screen Two1985Larry / John / Martin Allport / ...TV Show
The Children's Rebellion1985TomTV Movie
The Bounty1984ColeMovie
The Chain1984NickMovie
Squaring the Circle1984Lech WalesaTV Movie
Still Life1984FrankTV Movie
The First Part of Henry the Sixth1983Master Gunner / Duke of YorkTV Movie
The Tragedy of Richard III1983First Murderer / Sir William BrandonTV Movie
Runners1983The Hotel - Trevor FieldMovie
The Third Part of Henry the Sixt1983Duke of YorkTV Movie
The Second Part of Henry the Sixth1983Duke of YorkTV Movie
Gandhi1982Sergeant PutnamMovie
Boys from the Blackstuff1982Yosser HughesTV Show
Timewatch1982NarratorTV Show
Say No to Strangers1981Teresa's Dad (uncredited)Short Film
Fox1980Vin FoxTV Show
The Glamour Girls1980BorisTV Show
Telford's Change1979Jack BurtonTV Show
The Black Stuff1978Yosser HughesTV Movie
The Sailor's Return1978CarterMovie
Pickersgill People1978Harry 'Sharky' FinnTV Show
BBC2 Play of the Week1977Carson / BroadbentTV Show
Everyman1977John Billington / John LennonTV Show
Premiere1977TomTV Show
A Dirty Knight's Work1976'Blind' Freddie - beggarMovie
I, Claudius1976GratusTV Show
It Could Happen to You1975SyphMovie
Rooms1974Mr. MortonTV Show
Village Hall1974PolicemanTV Show
Childhood1974Janey's fatherTV Show
2nd House1974The BeatlesTV Show
Warship1973CPO StrakerTV Show
Second City Firsts1973BillyTV Show
Crown Court1972Jury Foreman / PC CluffTV Show
Play for Today1970Simon Simpson / Mick / Sullivan / ...TV Show
Jackanory1965StorytellerTV Show
The MoorThornleyMovie
AgeOscar SmithMovie
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Posted commentsView all comments (3)

Jeff ShorttJul 10, 2014

Last time we met was in the E. D. at m/c royal Infirmary.When you nearly suffocated aftermaking Mcbeth's death mask!!! Before that we dug holes down a trench in Denton.You told me you were going to be a famous actor one day! Well done! I became the Dr. and loved it too. I see that you have been making a doco about the ch/ch QUAKES. It might be fun to catch up in the unlikely event you are in N.Z. Regards to "Bernie the bolt" Shortty

karentatertotkarentatertotJan 28, 2013

I will always watch these movies for years.. Thanks for all of your work.

MinifusselMinifusselDec 17, 2007

Happy B-Day!!! <3

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