John Lennon
Chris Newby
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Coronation Street
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Saskia Reeves
(Movies & TV)
Ed Stoppard
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Reg Traviss
(Movies & TV)

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Bernard Hill

Knowledge Identifier: +Bernard_Hill


Bernard Hill

British film, stage and television actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1944.

Countries: United Kingdom (73%), Norfolk (20%), (7%)

Main connections: BBC, John Lennon, Chris Newby

Linked to: Xaverian College, BBC, BSkyB, Manchester School of Theatre




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Bernard Hill was born in 1944 add something


He graduated with a diploma in theatre in 1970 add something


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 add something


In a career spanning thirty years, 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" add something


In 1985, he played the lead role in a TV dramatisation of John Lennon's life, "A Journey in the Life" add something


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" add something


Reg Traviss - Traviss came to public attention in the UK in 2006 with the theatrical release of his debut feature film "Joy Division" which starred Ed Stoppard, Bernard Hill, Tom Schilling, Bernadette Heerwagen and Ricci Harnett


More recently, he held a minor role in the 2008 film "Valkyrie", as the commanding general of the German Afrika Korp X Panzer Division, and as a voice actor for Sir Walter Beck in "Fable III" add something


John Darwin disappearance case - The film starred Bernard Hill and Saskia Reeves as John and Anne Darwin respectively. and a 2010 storyline in the ITV1 soap opera "Coronation Street" saw the character Joe McIntyre attempt the same thing


Norwich Film Festival - Due to his affinity and links to the region, along with his extensive CV in film, Hill was announced as a new patron and judge of the Norwich Film Festival, that was held on March 2012 add something


He plays Samuel Cotton, who runs a sweet factory with his son in the 2014 three-part BBC drama series about Manchester "From There To Here" add something


Hill appears as the Duke of Norfolk in the 2015 six part BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel's novels, "Wolf Hall" add something