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.

Highest rated movies

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Drowning by Numbers
Titanic
The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse
The Wind in the Willows
The Bounty
Shirley Valentine

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
29% 26% Golden Years Arthur (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sorrows Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outpost 11 Cranleigh (Character) - 2012
89% 72% ParaNorman The Judge (Voice) - 2012
50% 63% The Kid Uncle David (Character) - 2010
57% 43% Franklyn The Individual/Peter Esser (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 97% Wild China Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exodus Pharoah Mann (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crumblegiant Narrator - 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
No Score Yet 25% Midsummer Dream Theseus (Voice) - 2005
61% 57% Wimbledon Edward Colt (Character) $16.8M 2004
No Score Yet 100% The Grid Unknown (Character) - 2004
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
15% 45% Gothika Phil Parsons (Character) $59.6M 2003
95% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers King Theoden of Rohan (Character) $342.6M 2002
41% 37% The Scorpion King Philos (Character) $90.3M 2002
64% 57% Eisenstein Stalin (Character) - 2001
67% 40% A Question of Faith Frederick (Character) $15.0K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blessed Art Thou Frederick (Character) - 2000
33% 44% The Criminal Det. Insp. Walker (Character) - 2000
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 73% Great Expectations Abel Magwitch (Character) - 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shepherd on the Rock Tam Ferrier (Character) - 1996
50% 75% The Ghost and the Darkness Dr. David Hawthorne (Character) $38.6M 1996
75% 61% The Wind in the Willows Kierowca (Character) $72.8K 1996
No Score Yet 74% Madagascar Skin Flint (Character) $10.0K 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
92% 89% Drowning by Numbers Madgett (Character) $22.1K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Way Unknown (Character) - 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 83% No Surrender Bernard (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Burston Rebellion Tom Higdon (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Children's Rebellion Tom (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 75% The Chain Nick (Character) - 1984
74% 72% The Bounty William Cole (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Squaring the Circle Lech Walesa (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% 94% Unforgotten Father Robert Greaves (Character) 2015 2017-2018
98% No Score Yet 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 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between the Lines Unknown (Guest Star) 1993