Bernard Hill

Bernard Hill

Highest Rated: 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Lowest Rated: 15% Gothika (2003)

Birthday: Dec 17, 1944

Birthplace: Manchester, England, UK

Having developed a reputation as a steady onscreen presence in his native England, actor Bernard Hill made a smooth and successful transition to Hollywood movies that culminated in a career-defining performance as Theoden, King of Rohan, in the second and third installments of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Prior to that, Hill earned a deal of celebrity with his noted performance in the acclaimed miniseries, "I, Claudius" (PBS, 1977), before he played the most popular character on the hit British series "Boys from the Blackstuff" (BBC2, 1980-82). Following a small, but career-boosting turn in the Oscar-winning "Gandhi" (1982), Hill amassed a number of films to his credit, including "The Bounty" (1984) and "Drowning by Numbers" (1988). He delivered a quality starring performance in the small drama, "Madagascar Skin" (1995), before appearing in major studio pictures like "The Ghost and the Darkness" (1996) and "Titanic" (1997). But it was his role in "The Two Towers" (2002) and "The Return of the King" (2003) that helped the actor gain a strong foothold in the United States. With subsequent roles in big Hollywood movies like "The Scorpion King" (2002) and "Valkyrie" (2008), Hill was well-established as a prominent supporting player capable of turning in quality performances that helped anchor numerous hit movies.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
29% 26% Golden Years Arthur (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sorrows Unknown (Character) - 2013
89% 72% ParaNorman The Judge (Voice) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outpost 11 Cranleigh (Character) - 2012
50% 63% The Kid Uncle David (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 97% Wild China Unknown (Character) - 2008
57% 43% Franklyn The Individual/Peter Esser (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crumblegiant Narrator - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exodus Pharoah Mann (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 58% The Heart of the Earth Mr. Crown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 49% Joy Division Dennis (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Go: The Free Derry Story Narrator - 2006
83% 55% The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse King William III (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Very Social Secretary David Blunkett (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 25% Save Angel Hope Oscar Kurz (Character) - 2005
61% 57% Wimbledon Edward Colt (Character) $16.8M 2004
No Score Yet 100% The Grid Unknown (Character) - 2004
15% 45% Gothika Phil Parsons (Character) $59.6M 2003
46% 61% The Boys From County Clare John Joe (Character) $139.3K 2003
93% 86% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King King Theoden of Rohan (Character) $377.8M 2003
95% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers King Theoden of Rohan (Character) $342.6M 2002
41% 38% The Scorpion King Philos (Character) $90.3M 2002
64% 57% Eisenstein Stalin (Character) - 2001
67% 40% A Question of Faith Frederick (Character) $15K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blessed Art Thou Frederick (Character) - 2000
33% 44% The Criminal Det. Insp. Walker (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 72% Great Expectations Abel Magwitch (Character) - 1999
67% 60% William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Egeus (Character) - 1999
54% 49% True Crime Warden Luther Plunkitt (Character) $16.6M 1999
No Score Yet 26% The Mill on the Floss Edward Tulliver (Character) - 1997
89% 69% Titanic Captain Edward John Smith (Character) $656.5K 1997
49% 75% The Ghost and the Darkness Dr. David Hawthorne (Character) $38.6M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shepherd on the Rock Tam Ferrier (Character) - 1996
75% 62% The Wind in the Willows The Engine Driver (Character) $72.8K 1996
No Score Yet 74% Madagascar Skin Flint (Character) $10K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skallagrigg John (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double X: The Name of the Game Ignatious "Iggy" Smith (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law Lord Martin Allport (Character) - 1992
67% 77% Mountains of the Moon Dr. David Livingstone (Character) $1.4M 1990
73% 86% Shirley Valentine Joe Bradshaw (Character) $4.7M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Way Unknown (Character) - 1988
92% 89% Drowning by Numbers Madgett (Character) $22.1K 1988
No Score Yet 100% Bellman and True Hiller (Character) $19.1K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet New World Unknown (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boy Soldier Officer (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Burston Rebellion Tom Higdon (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 82% No Surrender Bernard (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Children's Rebellion Tom (Character) - 1985
74% 72% The Bounty William Cole (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Squaring the Circle Lech Walesa (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 67% The Chain Nick (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirty Knight's Work Freddie (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 71% Hard Labour Bernard Blincoe (Character) - 1973

TV

Credit
91% 93% Unforgotten Father Robert Greaves (Character) 2017-2018 2015
98% 85% Wolf Hall Duke of Norfolk (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hope and Wire Len (Character) 2014
78% No Score Yet Five Days Gerard Hopkirk (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild China Narrator 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between the Lines Unknown (Guest Star) 1993

QUOTES FROM Bernard Hill CHARACTERS

Thomas Andrews says: She can stay afloat with the first four compartments breached but not five. Not five. She goes down by the head, the water will spill over the bulkheads, from one to the next back and back there's no stopping it.

Capt. Smith says: The pumps, we open the doors,

Thomas Andrews says: The pumps buy you time! But minutes only. from this moment there's no matter what to do. Titanic will founder.

Bruce Ismay says: But this ship can't sink.

Thomas Andrews says: She's made of Iron sir! I assure you she can! And she will. It is a mathematical certainty.

Capt. Smith says: How much time?

Thomas Andrews says: An hour. Two at most.

Capt. Smith says: And how many aboard Mr. Murdoch?

1st Officer Murdoch says: 2,200 souls on board sir.

Capt. Smith says: Well I believe you may get your headlines Mr. Ismay.

Théoden says: May this be the hour when we draw swords together.

Théoden says: The horn of Helm Hammerhand shall sound in the deep. One last time.

Théoden says: Fell deeds awake. Now for wrath, now for ruin and the red dawn! [the Uruks break down the doors] FORTH EORLINGAS! CHARGE!

Théoden says: Where is the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing? They have passed like rain on the mountains. Like wind in the meadows. The days have gone down in the West. Behind the hills, into shadow. How did it come to this?

Captain Smith says: Women and children first!

Captain Smith says: You'll get your headlines Mr. Ismay!

Philos says: Good lord. Are you going to kill me?

The Scorpion King/Mathayus says: Maybe later.

Captain Smith says: It looks like you will get your headlines after all, Mr. Ismay...

Théoden says: So much death. What can men do against such reckless hate?

King Théoden says: I know your face.

King Théoden says: I know your face, Eowyn.

King Théoden says: Forth! Down fear of darkness! Arise! Arise, Riders of Théoden! Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered! A sword day... a red day... and the sun rises! Ride now... Ride now... Ride! Ride for ruin and the world's ending! Death! Death!! Death!!!

King Théoden says: Forth, and fear no darkness! Arise! Arise, Riders of Theoden! Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered! A sword day... a red day ere the sun rises! Ride now!... Ride! Ride to ruin and the world's ending!

King Théoden says: "DEATH!!"

King Théoden says: Death!

Gimli says: "We dwarves are natural sprinters! Very dangerous over short distances"

Gimli says: We dwarves are natural sprinters! Very dangerous over short distances.

Legolas says: "I feel something, a slight tingle in my fingers, I think its affecting me!"

Legolas says: I feel something, a slight tingle in my fingers, I think its affecting me!

Legolas says: "Game Over"

Legolas says: Game Over.

Gimli says: "Its the dwarfs that go swimming, with little hairy women"

Gimli says: It's the dwarfs that go swimming, with little hairy women.

�?omer says: "But do not trust to hope, it is forsaken in these lands"

�?omer says: But do not trust to hope, it is forsaken in these lands.

�?omer says: "TO THE KING!!"

�?omer says: To the King!

Théoden says: "Let this me th hour, when we draw swords together"

Théoden says: Let this me the hour, when we draw swords together.

King Théoden says: Look at my men. Their courage hangs by a thread. If this is to be our end, then I would have them make such an end, as to be worthy of remembrance