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Bernard Hill is a Actor British born on 17 december 1944 at Manchester (United-kingdom)

Bernard Hill

Bernard Hill
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 17 december 1944 (74 years) at Manchester (United-kingdom)

Bernard Hill (born 17 December 1944) is an English film, stage and television actor. He is known for playing Yosser Hughes, the troubled 'hard man' whose life is falling apart in Alan Bleasdale's groundbreaking 1980s TV drama Boys from the Blackstuff. He is also known for roles in blockbuster films, including Captain Edward Smith in Titanic, King Théoden in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and as the Warden of San Quentin Prison in the Clint Eastwood film True Crime.

Biography

Hill currently lives in Suffolk. He is married to Marianne Hill, and has a son named Gabriel.

Best films

Titanic (1997)
(Actor)
The Scorpion King (2002)
(Actor)
Gothika (2003)
(Actor)
ParaNorman (2012)
(Actor)

Usually with

Terry Jones
Terry Jones
(4 films)
Jules Bass
Jules Bass
(4 films)
Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2 films)
Mark Gatiss
Mark Gatiss
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Bernard Hill (43 films)

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Actor

ParaNorman
ParaNorman (2012)
, 1h32
Directed by Sam Fell, Chris Butler
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Ghost films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Children's films, LGBT-related films, Disaster films, LGBT-related film
Actors Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, John Goodman, Bernard Hill, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann
Roles Judge Hopkins (voice)
Rating69% 3.498373.498373.498373.498373.49837
In the small town of Blithe Hollow, Massachusetts, Norman Babcock (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is an 11-year-old boy who speaks with the dead, including his late grandmother (Elaine Stritch) and various ghosts in town. Almost no one believes him and he is isolated emotionally from his family while being ridiculed by his peers. His friend, Neil Downe (Tucker Albrizzi), is an overweight boy who is bullied himself and finds in Norman a kindred spirit. During rehearsal of a school play commemorating the town's execution of a witch three centuries ago, Norman has a vision of the town's past in which he is pursued through the woods by townsfolk on a witch hunt. Afterward, the boys are confronted by his estranged and seemingly deranged uncle Mr. Prenderghast (John Goodman) who tells his nephew that he soon must take up his regular ritual to protect the town. Soon after this encounter, Prenderghast dies from a sudden stroke. During the official performance of the school play Norman has another vision, creating a public spectacle of himself which leads to his father (Jeff Garlin) grounding him. His mother (Leslie Mann) tells him that his father's stern manner is because he is afraid for him. The next day, Norman sees Prenderghast's spirit who tells him that the ritual must be performed with a certain book before sundown that day. Norman is at first reluctant to go because he is scared but his grandmother tells him it is all right to be scared as long as he does not let it change who he is. Norman sets off to retrieve the book from Prenderghast's house (having to take it from his corpse).
The Kid
The Kid (2010)
, 1h51
Directed by Nick Moran
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Rupert Friend, Natascha McElhone, Ioan Gruffudd, Con O'Neill, Augustus Prew, David O'Hara
Roles Uncle David
Rating68% 3.445793.445793.445793.445793.44579
Based on the real-life story of Kevin Lewis, the film follows his childhood of abuse, his descent into a life of crime and how he put his life together again afterwards. The screenplay was written by Mark Thomas and Kevin Lewis with additional writing by Nick Moran.
Valkyrie
Valkyrie (2008)
, 2h
Directed by Bryan Singer
Origin German
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Historical
Themes Hitler, Political films
Actors Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Terence Stamp
Roles General - Desert Sequence
Rating70% 3.5486253.5486253.5486253.5486253.548625
During World War II, Wehrmacht Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) is severely wounded during an RAF air raid in Tunisia, losing his right hand, the ring and pinkie finger on his left hand, and his left eye, and is evacuated home to Nazi Germany. Meanwhile, Major General Henning von Tresckow (Branagh) attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler by smuggling a bomb aboard the Führer's personal airplane. The bomb, however, is a dud and fails to detonate, and Tresckow flies to Berlin in order to safely retrieve it. After learning that the Gestapo has arrested Major General Hans Oster, he orders General Olbricht (Nighy) to find a replacement. After recruiting Stauffenberg into the German Resistance, Olbricht presents Stauffenberg at a meeting of the secret committee which has coordinated previous attempts on Hitler's life. The members include General Ludwig Beck (Stamp), Dr. Carl Goerdeler (McNally), and Erwin von Witzleben (Schofield). Stauffenberg is stunned to learn that no plans exist on the subject of what is to be done after Hitler's assassination.
Franklyn
Franklyn (2008)
, 1h38
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy
Themes Films set in the future
Actors Ryan Phillippe, Eva Green, Sam Riley, Bernard Hill, James Faulkner, Susannah York
Roles Esser
Rating62% 3.100023.100023.100023.100023.10002
Entre un Londres contemporain et « Meanwhile City », l'étouffante métropole d'un monde futuriste dominé par la foi et la religion, quatre personnages vont voir leurs destins se mêler à cause d'une balle. Jonathan Preest est un justicier masqué de «Meanwhile City», dont il arpente les rues à la recherche de son pire ennemi. Emilia, belle étudiante, est obsédée par ses projets artistiques suicidaires, de plus en plus complexes et mortels. Milo, trentenaire inconsolable, tente vainement de retrouver son premier amour, et Esser, homme brisé, erre dans les bas-fonds de Londres, où il espère retrouver son fils, vivant parmi les sans-abri...
Exodus
Exodus (2007)
, 1h51
Directed by Penny Woolcock
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Bernard Hill, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Daniel Percival
Roles Pharoah Mann
Rating53% 2.680492.680492.680492.680492.68049
The leader of the country, called Pharaoh (who is plagued by voices), declares war upon society's 'undesirables'. Drug abusers, refugees, criminals and the homeless are all considered equally worthless and entered into a restricted ghetto, called 'Dreamland' (a former fun fair), where they cannot leave.
Joy Division, 1h45
Directed by Reg Traviss
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Documentary
Actors Tom Schilling, Ed Stoppard, Bernadette Heerwagen, Bernard Hill, Ricci Harnett, Sean Chapman
Roles Dennis
Rating62% 3.148523.148523.148523.148523.14852
Thomas (Ed Stoppard), a young German, fights unsuccessfully as one of Nazi Germany's Joy Division youth troops after the Soviet Union invades. In the early 1960s, he loses faith in the ideals he was brought up with, and works as a spy and assassin for the Russians during the Cold War. His story is mostly revealed in flashbacks.
The Wind in the Willows, 1h39
Directed by Terry Jones, Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, Rachel Talalay
Genres Drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Matt Lucas, Mark Gatiss, Lee Ingleby, Bob Hoskins, Michael Murphy, Imelda Staunton
Rating64% 3.247673.247673.247673.247673.24767
Matt Lucas comme un crapaud merveilleux, Mark Gatiss comme un rat hérissés, Lee Ingleby comme une taupe nerveux, et Bob Hoskins comme un vieux grincheux Badger faire un casting de classe à l'intérieur une autre version du livre classique de Kenneth Grahame.
The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse, 1h32
Directed by Steve Bendelack
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Horror
Themes Time travel films
Actors Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith, Simon Pegg, Emily Woof, Michael Sheen, Bruno Langley
Roles King William III
Rating62% 3.1009553.1009553.1009553.1009553.100955
One night Jeremy Dyson calls the other members of The League of Gentlemen to talk about a new series idea he's had (everyone in Royston Vasey would wake up with a tail), however the other writers no longer wish to write the series and are keen to move on to new projects. Suddenly he is confronted by three of the more popular characters from the series; Papa Lazarou and the Tattsyrups. Dyson tries to make a run for it but falls off the edge of a cliff.
Wimbledon
Wimbledon (2004)
, 1h38
Directed by Richard Loncraine
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Tennis films
Actors Paul Bettany, Kirsten Dunst, Sam Neill, Jon Favreau, Austin Nichols, Bernard Hill
Roles Edward Colt
Rating62% 3.1486253.1486253.1486253.1486253.148625
Peter Colt (Paul Bettany), a British professional tennis player in his thirties whose ranking has slipped from 11th to 119th in the world, considers that he never really had to fight for anything as his wealthy, but not close, family easily put him through studies and allowed him to pursue his tennis ambitions. He bravely exchanges jokes with his German sparring partner Dieter Prohl (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), who is in a similar position. Though he earns a wildcard spot to the Wimbledon tournament, he internally feels that it's time to admit he's getting too old to compete with fitter up and coming men (or boys) and intends, after this last Wimbledon, to take a job with the prestigious tennis club instead.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 3h21
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Films about spiders, Middle-earth films
Actors Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett
Roles Théoden
Rating84% 4.223524.223524.223524.223524.22352
Gandalf leads Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and King Théoden to Isengard where they reunite with Merry and Pippin, who helped the Ents destroy Saruman’s forces. With Saruman himself defeated, Gandalf retrieves Saruman’s palantír which is viewed by a curious Pippin, allowing Sauron to attack the Hobbit’s mind. Gandalf deduces Sauron will attack Gondor’s capital Minas Tirith, riding there with Pippin. They meet Lord Denethor, steward of Gondor, and Boromir’s father. Pippin declares his service to Denethor after Boromir died protecting him.
The Boys from County Clare, 1h30
Directed by John Irvin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Bernard Hill, Colm Meaney, Eamonn Owens, Shaun Evans, Ian Shaw, Patrick Bergin
Roles John Joe
Rating65% 3.2986053.2986053.2986053.2986053.298605
Set in 1965 Jimmy McMahon (Colm Meaney) is an Irishman living in Liverpool who directs a céilidh band of young men who go to a competition of traditional Celtic music in Ireland in County Clare. A native Irish band directed by John Joe McMahon (Bernard Hill) is also present to compete as well, with animosity between Jimmy and John as they are brothers. The two brothers could not be more different, as they have taken different paths. There are multiple surprises for them as the competition takes place, with a familial twist at the very end.
Gothika
Gothika (2003)
, 1h38
Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Ghost films, Serial killer films, Rape and revenge films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jr., Charles S. Dutton, John Carroll Lynch, Penélope Cruz, Bernard Hill
Roles Phil Parsons
Rating58% 2.9012252.9012252.9012252.9012252.901225
Psychiatrist Dr. Miranda Grey (Halle Berry) works at a mental hospital and has a car accident after trying to avoid a girl (Kathleen Mackey) on a road during a stormy night while driving back home. She rushes to try to help the girl. The girl turns out to be a ghost and possesses Miranda's body by burning her after she extends her hand to the girl. Miranda loses consciousness. Miranda next wakes up in the very hospital she works for, but as a patient treated by her co-worker, Dr. Pete Graham (Robert Downey, Jr.). Drugged and confused, she remembers nothing of what happened after the car accident. To her horror, she learns that her husband Douglas (Charles S. Dutton) was brutally murdered and that she is the primary suspect. While Miranda copes with her new life in the hospital, the ghost uses her body to carry out messages (most noticeably, she carves the words "not alone" into Miranda's arm), which leads her former colleagues to believe Miranda is suicidal and is inflicting the wounds on herself.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, 2h59
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett
Roles Théoden
Rating83% 4.1676654.1676654.1676654.1676654.167665
Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee continue their journey to Mordor to destroy the One Ring by throwing it into Mount Doom. They are attacked in the night by Gollum, former owner of the Ring, but they capture him. Sympathising with Gollum for their shared burden, Frodo asks Gollum to lead them safely to Mordor, despite Sam’s objections. Meanwhile, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli pursue the Uruk-hai who kidnapped their friends Merry and Pippin. The Uruk-hai are slaughtered by the Rohirrim army of Rohan, but the two Hobbits escape into Fangorn Forest where they meet the Ent Treebeard. Aragorn’s group later meet the Rohirrim who have been banished by their king Théoden, who is manipulated by Saruman’s servant Grima Wormtongue. Tracking the Hobbits in Fangorn, Aragorn’s group encounter a resurrected Gandalf who perished in Moria, but was revived to help save Middle Earth.
The Scorpion King, 1h32
Directed by Chuck Russell
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about magic and magicians
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Steven Brand, Kelly Hu, Grant Heslov, Bernard Hill, Michael Clarke Duncan
Roles Philos
Rating54% 2.749392.749392.749392.749392.74939
"Before the time of the pyramids," a horde from the East invades the ancient world, led by the ruthless Memnon, who by their law, is king for being their greatest warrior. His many victories come from the help of a sorcerer who predicts the outcomes of battles, leaving only a few free tribes to oppose him.