Bernard Hill

1944 - Today

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Bernard Hill (born 17 December 1944) is an English 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 and, more recently, as the Duke of Norfolk in the BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernard Hill has received more than 2,371,194 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Bernard Hill is the 698th most popular actor (up from 713th in 2019), the 874th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 953rd in 2019) and the 106th most popular British Actor.

Bernard Hill is most famous for his role as King Théoden in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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  • 69.43

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  • 35

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  • 4.98

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  • 3.39

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Among actors, Bernard Hill ranks 698 out of 10,030Before him are Julie Walters, Michel Galabru, Charles Boyer, Lucy Liu, Michael Nyqvist, and Jane Russell. After him are Glenn Ford, Ben Stiller, Orlando Bloom, Alan Alda, Wesley Snipes, and Candice Bergen.

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Among people born in 1944, Bernard Hill ranks 68Before him are R. Lee Ermey, Bernhard Schlink, Peter Weir, Robert Powell, Jeroen Krabbé, and Klaus Nomi. After him are Kim Yong-il, Peter Tosh, François Cevert, Makoto Kobayashi, Ian McDiarmid, and Andrew S. Tanenbaum.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bernard Hill ranks 874 out of 6,924Before him are Francis Hutcheson (1694), H. H. Asquith (1852), Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900), Julie Walters (1950), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), and Frederick Fleet (1887). After him are Alan Watts (1915), John Dryden (1631), Frederic Leighton (1830), Thomas De Quincey (1785), Orlando Bloom (1977), and Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (1853).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Bernard Hill ranks 106Before him are Graham Chapman (1941), Marty Feldman (1934), Robert Powell (1944), Benedict Cumberbatch (1976), Michael York (1942), and Julie Walters (1950). After him are Orlando Bloom (1977), Ian McDiarmid (1944), Kiefer Sutherland (1966), Brian Cox (1946), Ewan McGregor (1971), and Tom Wilkinson (1948).

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