Knowledge Identifier: +Bernard_Hill
He had previously taken smaller parts in a number of British television dramas, appearing in the acclaimed "I, Claudius" in 1976 as Gratus, the no-nonsense soldier of Caligula's bodyguard who drew Claudius from his hiding-place in the palace, and presented him as the proper heir to the empire, and as Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York in the BBC's 1982 productions of Shakespeare's "Henry VI" plays
In 1985, he played the lead role in a TV dramatisation of John Lennon's life, "A Journey in the Life"
Chris Newby - In 1995, he directed "Madagascar Skin", which starred John Hannah and Bernard Hill
At the 2006 BAFTA TV awards and International Emmy award, Hill was nominated for his portrayal of David Blunkett in the one-off satirical drama, "A Very Social Secretary"