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Bill Paterson

Lowest Rated:   29% Rag Tale (2005)
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Birthplace:   Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Spent three years as a quantity surveyor's apprentice before attending the Academy. 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, both for Radio 4. Won Best Actor for No More Shall We Part at The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012. Has worked extensively in radio and has written and read his own stories for BBC Radio. Was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television accolade at the British Academy Scotland Awards in 2015.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
60% High-Rise
  • Mercer
$0.4M 2016
32% Dad's Army
  • Private Frazer
$4.7M 2016
No Score Yet The Man who Crossed Hitler
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Dewar Awards: The Ten Year Cut
  • Actor
2012
46% Creation
  • Dr. Gully
$0.3M 2010
37% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
  • Richard Young
$2.5M 2008
No Score Yet Criminal Justice
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Little Dorrit
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars
  • Actor
2007
68% Amazing Grace
  • Lord Dundas
$21.2M 2007
67% Miss Potter
  • Rupert Potter
$2.9M 2007
No Score Yet Shakespeare Retold
  • Actor
2007
29% Rag Tale
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Lie with Me
  • Actor
2004
65% Bright Young Things
  • Sir James Brown
$0.9M 2004
No Score Yet Doctor Zhivago
  • Actor
2002
36% Crush
  • Rev. Gerald Marsden
$1.1M 2002
No Score Yet The Battle of the Atlantic
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Othello
  • Sinclair Carver
2001
No Score Yet A History of Britain
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Complicity (Retribution)
  • Actor
2000
74% Sunshine
  • Minister of Justice
2000
No Score Yet The Match
  • Tommy
1999
No Score Yet Heart
  • Kreitman
1999
88% Hilary and Jackie
  • Jackie's Cello Teacher
1998
35% Spice World
  • Brian
1998
No Score Yet Oliver's Travels
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet The Crow Road
  • Kenneth McHoan
1996
94% Richard III
  • Richard Ratcliffe
1995
No Score Yet Hard Times
  • Blackpool
1995
No Score Yet The Turnaround
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Victory
  • Capt. Davidson
1995
60% Chaplin
  • Stage Manager
1992
77% The Object of Beauty
  • Victor Swayle
1991
72% Truly Madly Deeply
  • Sandy
1991
97% The Witches
  • Albert Jenkins
1990
60% The Return of the Musketeers
  • Charles I
1989
40% The Rachel Papers
  • Gordon Highway, Charles' Father
1989
92% The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • Henry Salt
1989
No Score Yet Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale
  • Jordan
1989
No Score Yet Traffik
  • Jack Lithgow
1989
No Score Yet Diamond's Edge
  • Chief Inspector Snape
1988
No Score Yet Hidden City
  • Anthony
1988
No Score Yet Coming Up Roses
  • Mr. Valentine
1987
No Score Yet Friendship's Death
  • Sullivan
1987
88% A Private Function
  • Wormold
1985
100% Defence of the Realm (Defense of the Realm)
  • Jack Macleod
1985
No Score Yet Dutch Girls
  • Mole
1985
93% The Killing Fields
  • Dr. Macentire
1984
No Score Yet The Ploughman's Lunch
  • Lecturer
1984
100% Comfort and Joy
  • Alan
1984
No Score Yet Odd Job
  • Sgt. Mull
1978

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% Fleabag
2016
  • Dad
  • 2019
  • 2016
No Score Yet Shetland
2013
  • Actor
  • 2015
No Score Yet Law & Order: UK
2009-2014
  • George Castle
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
  • Mr. Gibson Bradley Mr. Meagles Alexander Gromeko Sinclair Carver
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
  • Dr. Patrick Jamieson
  • 2005
No Score Yet Comedy Shorts
2018
  • Kolodon
100% Inside No. 9
2014
  • Mr Green
100% Smiley's People
1982
  • Strickland
100% The Singing Detective
1986
  • Dr. Gibbon
No Score Yet Urban Myths
2017-2018
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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