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Bill Paterson

Highest Rated:   100% The Witches (1990)
Lowest Rated:   0% Rag Tale (2005)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
60% High-Rise
  • Mercer
$0.4M 2016
29% Dad's Army
  • Private Frazer
$4.7M 2016
47% Dark Was The Night
  • Ron
2015
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
$0.3M 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
70% Amazing Grace
  • Lord Dundas
$21.2M 2007
66% Miss Potter
  • Rupert Potter
$2.9M 2007
No Score Yet Shakespeare Retold
  • Actor
2007
0% Rag Tale
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Lie with Me
  • Actor
2004
65% Bright Young Things
  • Sir James Brown
$0.9M 2003
No Score Yet Doctor Zhivago
  • Actor
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 Crush
  • Rev. Gerald Marsden
2001
No Score Yet Complicity (Retribution)
  • Actor
2000
73% Sunshine
  • Minister of Justice
2000
No Score Yet The Match
  • Tommy
1999
No Score Yet Heart
  • Kreitman
1999
86% 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
57% 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
100% A Private Function
  • Wormold
1985
No Score Yet Dutch Girls
  • Mole
1985
100% Defence of the Realm (Defense of the Realm)
  • Jack Macleod
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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% Fleabag
2016
  • Dad
  • 2016
No Score Yet Law & Order: UK
2009-2014
  • George Castle
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Mr. Gibson Bradley Mr. Meagles Alexander Gromeko Sinclair Carver
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001

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