Titanic movie Captain, Bernard Hill, passes away at 79 Titanic movie Captain, Bernard Hill, passes away at 79

Titanic movie Captain, Bernard Hill, passes away at 79

It is with great sorrow that veteran actor Bernard Hill much famous for his outstanding performances in the blockbuster movie Titanic and The Lord of the Rings passes away at 79. May his pure soul rest in peace. In this article we will share the brief details about his life, career, and obituary.

Who is Bernard Hill?

Bernard Hill came into the world on 17th December 1944, in Manchester, England. He was renowned for his versatile roles in several movies and television series. He was raised in a family with Christian belief. He got enrolled in Xavier College and then moved to Manchester Polytechnic Drama School receiving a diploma degree in theatre in 1970.


Bernard Hill had a promising career in the entertainment industry with his amazing work in both theatre as well as in movies and television series. He started his acting journey in 1970 and his career as a prominent actor lasted for almost 5 decades. He was recognized for portraying the role of Yosser Hughes in the BBC Play, The Black Stuff and also appeared in the sequel Boys from the Blackstuff. He further amassed his fans with a critical role of Sergeant Putnam in the movie Gandhi that made its release in 1982.

He appeared in the movie The Ghost and the Darkness in 1996 alongside actors Michael Douglas and Val Kilmer. He rose to fame with his role as Captain Edward Smith of the iconic ship Titanic in 1997 directed by the legendary James Cameron. He was seen with Dwayne Johnson in 2002 in Scorpion King. He again came into the limelight for portraying King Theoden in The Lord of the Rings. Besides, his amazing film career, he also served in several theatre acts and television series as well. Bernard Hill movies and tv shows won the hearts of his fans across the globe.

In his career as an actor in the entertainment industry for over five decades, he has a great achievement of being the sole actor of portraying two distinct roles in two movies that gathered 11 Academy Awards each. Ben Hur was the third move that received 11 Oscars. Bernard had not won an Oscar award in his life career but was felicitated with a Screen Actor Guild Award as an outstanding actor for his movie The Lord of the Rings- The Return of the King. He last appeared in BBC’s The Responder second season before he passed away at 79.

Titanic actor Bernard Hill dies at 79

Bernard Hill passed away at the age of 79 on 5th May, 2024. The death of the legendary actor has stunned the entire entertainment industry and his closed ones are mourning the loss. As per the reports, the actor was found dead on Sunday morning. The exact cause of death has not be revealed by the officials or his family members.

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