Bill Paterson

Highest Rated: 100% The Witches (1990)
Lowest Rated: 29% Rag Tale (2005)
Birthday: Jun 3, 1945
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
A graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Stage, Bill Paterson made a name for himself in Scotland's burgeoning "alternative theatre" movement. He was most prominently associated with a theatrical aggregation known as the 7:84 Company--which, as virtually every chronicler of the 1970s British theatrical scene has duly noted--referred to the percentage of property owners and the amount of owned property in England. Making a bizarre first TV appearance in 1971's Licking Hitler, Paterson waited until 1978 to give movies a try. His star-making part was the recently jilted radio DJ in director Bill Forsyth's deliciously unpredictable Comfort and Joy (1984). Bill Paterson's TV credits include the hallucinatory Dennis Potter miniseries The Singing Detective.


Highest Rated Movies



59% High-Rise Mercer $0.4M 2016
32% Dad's Army Private Frazer $4.7M 2016
No Score Yet The Man who Crossed Hitler Actor 2015
No Score Yet Dewar Awards: The Ten Year Cut Actor 2012
46% Creation Dr. Gully $0.4M 2010
37% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Richard Young $2.5M 2008
No Score Yet Criminal Justice Actor 2008
No Score Yet Little Dorrit Actor 2008
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars Actor 2007
68% Amazing Grace Lord Dundas $21.2M 2007
67% Miss Potter Rupert Potter $2.9M 2007
No Score Yet Shakespeare Retold Actor 2007
29% Rag Tale Actor 2005
No Score Yet Lie with Me Actor 2004
65% Bright Young Things Sir James Brown $0.9M 2004
No Score Yet Doctor Zhivago Actor 2002
36% Crush Rev. Gerald Marsden $1.1M 2002
No Score Yet The Battle of the Atlantic Actor 2002
No Score Yet Othello Sinclair Carver 2001
No Score Yet A History of Britain Actor 2001
No Score Yet Complicity (Retribution) Actor 2000
74% Sunshine Minister of Justice 2000
No Score Yet The Match Tommy 1999
No Score Yet Heart Kreitman 1999
88% Hilary and Jackie Jackie's Cello Teacher 1998
35% Spice World Brian 1998
No Score Yet Oliver's Travels Actor 1997
No Score Yet The Crow Road Kenneth McHoan 1996
94% Richard III Richard Ratcliffe 1995
No Score Yet Hard Times Blackpool 1995
No Score Yet The Turnaround Actor 1995
No Score Yet Victory Capt. Davidson 1995
60% Chaplin Stage Manager 1992
77% The Object of Beauty Victor Swayle 1991
72% Truly Madly Deeply Sandy 1991
100% The Witches Albert Jenkins 1990
60% The Return of the Musketeers Charles I 1989
40% The Rachel Papers Gordon Highway, Charles' Father 1989
92% The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Henry Salt 1989
No Score Yet Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale Jordan 1989
No Score Yet Traffik Jack Lithgow 1989
No Score Yet Diamond's Edge Chief Inspector Snape 1988
No Score Yet Hidden City Anthony 1988
No Score Yet Coming Up Roses Mr. Valentine 1987
No Score Yet Friendship's Death Sullivan 1987
88% A Private Function Wormold 1985
100% Defence of the Realm (Defense of the Realm) Jack Macleod 1985
No Score Yet Dutch Girls Mole 1985
93% The Killing Fields Dr. Macentire 1984
No Score Yet The Ploughman's Lunch Lecturer 1984
100% Comfort and Joy Alan 1984
No Score Yet Odd Job Sgt. Mull 1978


100% Fleabag
  • 2019
  • 2016
No Score Yet Shetland
  • 2015
No Score Yet Law & Order: UK
George Castle
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Mr. Gibson Bradley Mr. Meagles Alexander Gromeko Sinclair Carver
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Mystery!
Dr. Patrick Jamieson
  • 2005
100% Inside No. 9
Mr Green
100% Smiley's People
100% The Singing Detective
Dr. Gibbon
No Score Yet Urban Myths
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle