Bernard Hill

British actor

Bernard Hill (17 December 1944 – 5 May 2024) was a British actor. His career began in 1970.

Hill in September 2007

Hill is known for playing Yosser Hughes in the British television drama Boys from the Blackstuff. He is also known for the roles in movie blockbusters films such as Captain Edward Smith in Titanic, King Theoden in The Lord of the Rings movie series, and as the Warden of the San Quentin Prison in Clint Eastwood's True Crime.

Hill was born in Blackley, Manchester, England in 17 December 1944.[1] He attended at Xaverian College although back then it was called The Xaverian School, and then to the Manchester Polytechnic School of Drama at the same time as Richard Griffiths. He graduated with a diploma in theatre in 1970.

He was married to Marianna Hill and had a son named Gabriel Hill.

In his commentary on The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) Extended Edition DVD, he admits that during the course of shooting he first broke his sternum, then had his ear slashed open by a sword.[2]

Hill died on 5 May 2024 in Suffolk, England at the age of 79.[3]

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  1. "Bernard Hill Biography (1944-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  2. "Bernard Hill". Netglimse.com. Archived from the original on 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
  3. "Bernard Hill: Titanic and Lord of the Rings actor dies". BBC. 5 May 2024. Archived from the original on 5 May 2024. Retrieved 5 May 2024.

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