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Bill Paterson Biography

Birth Place:
Glasgow, Scotland

Fast Facts

  • Originally trained as a drama teacher at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
  • Decided to be an actor when he was given the opportunity to join the Citizens Theatre for Youth group in 1970
  • Starred in The Great Northern Welly-Boot Show with comedian Billy Connolly in 1972
  • Did not attend an interview for a part in Ridley Scott's Alien because he believed no one would watch the film and the director wouldn't want him
  • Has voiced many radio plays and features, including Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Moonstone
  • Won Best Actor for No More Shall We Part at The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012


  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated