Bill Paterson


Actor

About

Birth Place
United Kingdom

Biography

Stage, TV and film performer who began his career with the Glasgow Citizens Theatre and was a founding member of the radical 7:84 company (the name derives from the fact that 7 percent of the population of Britain own 84 percent of the country's wealth). Paterson first gained attention on screen for his role as a lonely D.J. in Bill Forsyth's "Comfort and Joy" (1984) and has since turned...

Biography

Stage, TV and film performer who began his career with the Glasgow Citizens Theatre and was a founding member of the radical 7:84 company (the name derives from the fact that 7 percent of the population of Britain own 84 percent of the country's wealth). Paterson first gained attention on screen for his role as a lonely D.J. in Bill Forsyth's "Comfort and Joy" (1984) and has since turned in finely controlled performances in films by Roland Joffe, Hugh Hudson and Malcolm Mowbray.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
High Rise (2016)
Dad's Army (2015)
Dark Secrets of the Lusitania (2012)
Creation (2010)
Art in Las Vegas (2008)
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
Amazing Grace (2007)
The Bonny Boys (2007)
Miss Potter (2006)
Rag Tale (2005)
Bright Young Things (2004)
Sir James Brown
The Match (2001)
Crush (2001)
Reverand Gerald Marsden
Sunshine (2000)
Minister Of Justice
Complicity (2000)
Wallace Byatt
Heart (1999)
Hilary and Jackie (1998)
Spice World (1997)
Brian
Victory (1997)
Chaplin's Goliath (1996)
Narrator
Richard III (1995)
Richard Ratcliffe
Chaplin (1992)
The Object Of Beauty (1991)
Victor Swayle
The Witches (1990)
Truly Madly Deeply (1990)
The Rachel Papers (1989)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989)
Henry Salt
The Return of the Musketeers (1989)
Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale (1989)
Jordan
Hidden City (1988)
Anthony
Diamond's Edge (1988)
Rhosyn a Rhith (1987)
Mr Valentine
Defence of the Realm (1986)
Jack Macleod
Friendship's Death (1986)
A Private Function (1984)
Maurice Wormold
The Killing Fields (1984)
Comfort and Joy (1984)
Alan "Dicky" Bird
The Ploughman's Lunch (1983)
Lecturer
The Odd Job (1978)
Sergeant Mull
Licking Hitler (1977)

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Licensed to Love and Kill (1978)
Cinematographer

Cast (Special)

Churchill At War (2009)
Othello (2002)
Sinclair Carver
A History of Britain (2001)
Voice
Behind Bars: Treatment or Punishment (2001)
Narrator
The Cherry Orchard (1999)
Wives and Daughters (1999)
Oliver's Travels (1996)
Hard Times (1995)
Sharpe (1993)

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Doctor Zhivago (2003)
The Whistle-Blower (2001)
The Singing Detective (1988)
Dr Gibbon
Smiley's People (1982)

Life Events

1967

Joined Glasgow Citizens Theatre for one season

1970

Returned to Glasgow Citizens Theatre

Bibliography