Bernard Hill

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  • Birth Place: Blackley, Manchester, England
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Played John Lennon in John, Paul, George, Ringo...and Bert at the Lyric Theatre in London in 1974.
  • Originally auditioned for the role of Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, but was given the role of King Theoden; he broke his sternum while filming The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
  • Abseiled down a lighthouse for charity in 2009 and 2011.
  • Is an active supporter of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution charity.

Awards

  • 2006, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 1983, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Gabriel Hill — Son
  • Jay Hilalen — Daughter
  • Marianne Hill — Wife

College

  • Manchester Polytechnic School of Drama, Manchester, England (1970)

Details

  • Birth Place: Blackley, Manchester, England
  • Profession: Actor