Bernard Hill: Titanic and Lord of the Rings actor dies

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Getty Images Bernard Hill attends Manchester Comic Con at Bowlers Exhibition Centre on July 30, 2022


Actor Bernard Hill, best known for roles in Titanic and Lord of the Rings, has died aged 79.

He played Captain Edward Smith in the 1997 Oscar-winning film and King Théoden in the Lord of the Rings.

His breakout role was in BBC TV drama Boys from the Blackstuff, where he portrayed Yosser Hughes, a character who struggled - and often failed - to cope with unemployment in Liverpool.

He died early on Sunday morning, his agent Lou Coulson confirmed.

 
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