Bernard Hill, who starred in ‘Titanic’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ dies at 79

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Bernard Hill arrives on the purple carpet at a Leicester Sq. cinema for the Royal Efficiency of The Hobbit: An Sudden Journey on Dec. 12, 2012. Joel Ryan/Joel Ryan/Invision/AP disguise caption

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- Bernard Hill, who starred in 'Titanic' and 'The Lord of the Rings,' dies at 79

Bernard Hill arrives on the purple carpet at a Leicester Sq. cinema for the Royal Efficiency of The Hobbit: An Sudden Journey on Dec. 12, 2012.

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English actor Bernard Hill, greatest recognized for roles in Titanic and The Lord of the Rings, died on Sunday. He was 79.

Hill’s agent, Lou Coulson, confirmed his demise to NPR. Coulson mentioned Hill was together with his fiance and son on the time.

Hill’s appearing profession spanned over 50 years each onscreen and on-stage. His newest function aired Sunday as the principle character’s father within the BBC present The Responder.

Lindsay Salt, the director of BBC drama, described Hill as a one-of-a-kind actor.

“His long-lasting profession crammed with iconic and memorable roles is a testomony to his unimaginable expertise,” Salt mentioned in a assertion.

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One in every of Hill’s most memorable performances was within the 1997 Oscar-winning movie Titanic. Taking part in Captain Edward John Smith, Hill showcased a chilling mixture of shock and guilt as water gushed into the ship’s wheelhouse.

In The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Hill confirmed his versatility as King Théoden of Rohan. In a single scene, Hill’s character is weak and decrepit. In one other, he’s main a cavalry cost with the long-lasting phrases “Come up! Come up! Riders of Théoden!”

Hill, a local of Manchester, England, was additionally praised for his function as Yosser Hughes in Boys from the Blackstuff, a British present a couple of group of males navigating Liverpool throughout a time of excessive unemployment and a struggling economic system.

Over the many years, Hill acquired a number of nominations and awards for his performances, together with an award from the Display Actors Guild for his function in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

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