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Bill Paterson was born on June 3, 1945 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is an actor and writer, known for The Witches (1990), Miss Potter (2006) and How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008). He is married to Hildegard Bechtler. They have two children. See full bio »

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The Witches Mr. Jenkins
(1990)
Miss Potter Rupert Potter
(2006)
Kingdom of Heaven Bishop (director's cut)
(2005)

Filmography

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 2022 Banking on Mr. Toad (pre-production)
Middleton Campbell - Governor: Bank of England
 2022 House of the Dragon (TV Series) (filming)
Lord Lyman Beesbury
- Episode #1.2 (2022) ... Lord Lyman Beesbury
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... Lord Lyman Beesbury
- Episode #1.10 ... Lord Lyman Beesbury
- Episode #1.9 ... Lord Lyman Beesbury
- Episode #1.8 ... Lord Lyman Beesbury
 2021 The Colour Room
Gordon Forsythe
 2020/I Rebecca
Dr. Baker
 2020/I Marionette
Dr. Mandelbaum
 2020 Brassic (TV Series)
Tony Tillerton
- Stealing a Wedding (2020) ... Tony Tillerton
- A Nice Day Out (2020) ... Tony Tillerton
 2020 Love Sarah
Felix
 2019 Guilt (TV Mini Series)
Roy Lynch
- Episode 4 (2019) ... Roy Lynch
- Episode 3 (2019) ... Roy Lynch
 2019 Good Omens (TV Series)
Tadfield Neighbourhood Watch
- The Very Last Day of the Rest of Their Lives (2019) ... Tadfield Neighbourhood Watch
- The Doomsday Option (2019) ... Tadfield Neighbourhood Watch
- Hard Times (2019) ... Tadfield Neighbourhood Watch
 2016-2019 Fleabag (TV Series)
Dad
- Episode #2.6 (2019) ... Dad
- Episode #2.5 (2019) ... Dad
- Episode #2.4 (2019) ... Dad
- Episode #2.1 (2019) ... Dad
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Dad
 2018 Wonderdate (TV Short)
Kolodon
 2018 Urban Myths (TV Series)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Agatha Christie (2018) ... Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
 2018 Inside No. 9 (TV Series)
Mr. Green
- Zanzibar (2018) ... Mr. Green
 2017 Scot Squad (TV Series)
Sir Neville archibald
- Episode #3.3 (2017) ... Sir Neville archibald
 2016-2017 The Rebel (TV Series)
Charles
- Love (2017) ... Charles
- Sex (2017) ... Charles
- Drugs (2017) ... Charles
- Health (2017) ... Charles
- Death (2017) ... Charles
 2017 The Man Who Invented Christmas
Mr. Grimsby
 2014-2017 Outlander (TV Series)
Ned Gowan
- First Wife (2017) ... Ned Gowan
- The Devil's Mark (2015) ... Ned Gowan
- By the Pricking of My Thumbs (2015) ... Ned Gowan
- The Reckoning (2015) ... Ned Gowan
- Both Sides Now (2014) ... Ned Gowan
 2017 Unforgotten (TV Series)
Harry Osborne
- Episode #2.6 (2017) ... Harry Osborne
 2016 Churchill's Secret (TV Movie)
Lord Moran
 2016 Dad's Army
Frazer
 2015/II Synchronicity (Short)
Jonathan
 2015 The White Room
Jackie Jordan
 2015 High-Rise
Mercer
 2015 The Vote (TV Movie)
Simon Featherstone
 2014 Shetland (TV Series)
James Perez
- Blue Lightning: Part 2 (2014) ... James Perez
- Blue Lightning: Part 1 (2014) ... James Perez
 2014 37 Days (TV Mini Series)
Lord Morley
- One Long Weekend (2014) ... Lord Morley
- One Week in July (2014) ... Lord Morley
- One Month in Summer (2014) ... Lord Morley
 2013 The List
Reg Troughton
 2012 Falcón (TV Mini Series)
Ignacio Ortega
- The Silent and the Damned (2012) ... Ignacio Ortega
 2012 Them from That Thing (TV Mini Series)
Various
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Various
 2012 Dirk Gently (TV Series)
Professor Jericho
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Professor Jericho
 2011 Fast Freddie, the Widow and Me (TV Movie)
Judge Underwood
 2011 The Man Who Crossed Hitler (TV Movie)
Kurt Ohnesorge
 2009-2010 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
George Castle
- Skeletons (2010) ... George Castle
- Help (2010) ... George Castle
- Duty of Care (2010) ... George Castle
- Shaken (2010) ... George Castle
- Denial (2010) ... George Castle
 2010 Marple (TV Series)
Bradley
- The Pale Horse (2010) ... Bradley
 2010 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Bracewell
- The Pandorica Opens (2010) ... Bracewell
- Victory of the Daleks (2010) ... Bracewell
 2009/I Creation
Dr. Gully
 2009 Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen (TV Movie)
Dr James Niven
 2009 Into the Storm (TV Movie)
Clement Attlee
 2009 No Holds Bard (TV Movie)
Gibby 'Fingers' McPherson
 2008 Little Dorrit (TV Series)
Mr. Meagles
- Episode #1.14 (2008) ... Mr. Meagles
- Episode #1.11 (2008) ... Mr. Meagles
- Episode #1.10 (2008) ... Mr. Meagles
- Episode #1.7 (2008) ... Mr. Meagles
- Episode #1.6 (2008) ... Mr. Meagles
 2008/I Gone Fishing (Short)
Old Bill
 2008 Criminal Justice (TV Series)
Harry Box
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... Harry Box
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Harry Box
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Harry Box
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Harry Box
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Harry Box
 2007/V Intervention
Dr. Martin
 2004-2007 Sea of Souls (TV Series)
Dr. Douglas Monaghan
- The Prayer Tree: Part 2 (2007) ... Dr. Douglas Monaghan
- The Prayer Tree: Part 1 (2007) ... Dr. Douglas Monaghan
- Rebound (2006) ... Dr. Douglas Monaghan
- Succubus (2006) ... Dr. Douglas Monaghan
- The Newsroom (2006) ... Dr. Douglas Monaghan
 2006 Miss Potter
Rupert Potter
 2006 Amazing Grace
Lord Dundas
 2005 ShakespeaRe-Told (TV Mini Series)
Theo
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (2005) ... Theo
 2005 Rag Tale
News Editor - The Rag, Tulloch (Lucky) Lloyd
 2005 Kingdom of Heaven
Bishop (director's cut)
 2004 Shoebox Zoo (TV Series)
Storyteller
- The Day of Reckoning (2004) ... Storyteller (voice)
- Los Contrarios (2004) ... Storyteller (voice)
- Where Four Elevens Meet (2004) ... Storyteller (voice)
- Sign of the Unicorn (2004) ... Storyteller (voice)
- Where the River Flows (2004) ... Storyteller (voice)
 2004 Lie with Me (TV Movie)
DCI Collman
 2004 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Patrick Jamieson
- Enemy Fire (2004) ... Patrick Jamieson
 2004 Born and Bred (TV Series)
Harry Woolf
- A Little Touch of Harry (2004) ... Harry Woolf
 2004 One Last Chance
Man Reading Newspaper (uncredited)
 2003 Canterbury Tales (TV Mini Series)
Theo
- The Knight's Tale (2003) ... Theo
 2003 Bright Young Things
Sir James Brown
 2003 Danielle Cable: Eyewitness (TV Movie)
DI Nick Biddiss
 2003 Trust (TV Mini Series)
John Tilson
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... John Tilson
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... John Tilson
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... John Tilson
 2002 Putting Down the King (Short)
Alfred
 2002 Doctor Zhivago (TV Mini Series)
Alexander Gromyko
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Alexander Gromyko
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Alexander Gromyko
 2002 Ed Stone Is Dead (TV Series)
Nigel
- City of Angela (2002) ... Nigel
- Doctor Love (2002) ... Nigel
- Dead on Arrival (2002) ... Nigel
 2002 Timewatch (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Battle for Berlin (2002) ... Narrator
- The Making of Adolf Hitler (2002) ... Narrator
 2002 Home Road Movies (Short)
Father
 2002 Crossings (Short) (voice)
 2001 Othello (TV Movie)
Sinclair Carver
 2001 Swallow (TV Series)
Angus Tighe
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Angus Tighe
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Angus Tighe
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Angus Tighe
 2001/I Crush
Gerald
 2001 The Whistle-Blower (TV Movie)
D.I. Neil Sleightholme
 2001 Rebel Heart (TV Mini Series)
James Connolly
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... James Connolly
 2000 Victoria Wood: With All the Trimmings (TV Special)
Various Characters
 2000 The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (TV Series)
Sir Nicol McLean
- The Victorian Candidate (2000) ... Sir Nicol McLean
 2000 Complicity
Wallace Byatt
 1999 Breath of Angels (Short)
Dad
 1999 Chrono-Perambulator (Short)
Professor Teddy Knox
 1999 Wives and Daughters (TV Mini Series)
Mr. Gibson
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... Mr. Gibson
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Mr. Gibson
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Mr. Gibson
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Mr. Gibson
 1999 Sunshine
Minister of Justice
 1999 The Match
Tommy
 1999 Heart
Mr. Kreitman
 1998 The Animal Train (TV Movie)
Walrus (voice)
 1998 Out of Sight (TV Series)
Marcus Mildew
- Appearances Can Be Deceptive (1998) ... Marcus Mildew
 1998 Hilary and Jackie
Cello Teacher
 1997 Mr. White Goes to Westminster (TV Movie)
Ben White
 1997 Spice World
Brian
 1997 Melissa (TV Mini Series)
D.C.I. Cameron / DCI Cameron
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... D.C.I. Cameron
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... D.C.I. Cameron
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... D.C.I. Cameron
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... DCI Cameron
 1996 Victory
Capt. Davidson
 1996 The Crow Road (TV Mini Series)
Kenneth McHoan
- Rory (1996) ... Kenneth McHoan
- Fergus (1996) ... Kenneth McHoan
- Kenneth (1996) ... Kenneth McHoan
- Prentice (1996) ... Kenneth McHoan
 1996 The Writing on the Wall (TV Movie)
Bull
 1995 Jackanory (TV Series)
Reader / Storyteller
- Gozzie (1995) ... Storyteller
 1995 Ghostbusters of East Finchley (TV Series)
Joe Small
- End Roller (1995) ... Joe Small
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Joe Small
 1995 Richard III
Ratcliffe
 1995 Oliver's Travels (TV Mini Series)
Baxter
- Do We Look Like That? (1995) ... Baxter
- The Farquhar Connection (1995) ... Baxter
- Why Did We Eat the Frogs? (1995) ... Baxter
- Land of My Fathers (1995) ... Baxter
 1995 The Turnaround
James Webb
 1994 Hard Times (TV Mini Series)
Stephen Blackpool
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Stephen Blackpool
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Stephen Blackpool
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Stephen Blackpool
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Stephen Blackpool
 1994 Funky Black Shorts (TV Series short)
Teacher
- Pakis Go Home (1994) ... Teacher
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
PC Howard Mullen
- Wall of Silence (1993) ... PC Howard Mullen
 1992 In Dreams (TV Movie)
Dr. Gold
 1992 Chaplin
Stage Manager
 1992 Tell Tale Hearts (TV Mini Series)
Anthony Steadman
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Anthony Steadman
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Anthony Steadman
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Anthony Steadman
 1991 Murder Most Horrid (TV Series)
Chief Inspector
- The Case of the Missing (1991) ... Chief Inspector
 1991 The Object of Beauty
Victor Swayle
 1991 Shrinks (TV Series)
Matt Hennessey
- Episode #1.7 (1991) ... Matt Hennessey
- Episode #1.6 (1991) ... Matt Hennessey
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... Matt Hennessey
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Matt Hennessey
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Matt Hennessey
 1990 God on the Rocks (TV Movie)
Mr. Marsh
 1990 Truly Madly Deeply
Sandy
 1990 The Play on One (TV Series)
Alex McPherson
- Yellowbacks (1990) ... Alex McPherson
 1990 The Witches
Mr. Jenkins
 1989 Boon (TV Series)
Peter Mortan
- Arms and the Dog (1989) ... Peter Mortan
 1989 Traffik (TV Mini Series)
Jack Lithgow
- The Courier (1989) ... Jack Lithgow
- The Politician (1989) ... Jack Lithgow
- The Chemist (1989) ... Jack Lithgow
- The Criminal (1989) ... Jack Lithgow
- The Addict (1989) ... Jack Lithgow
 1989 The Rachel Papers
Gordon Highway
 1989 The Return of the Musketeers
Charles I
 1988 Diamond's Edge
Chief Inspector Snape
 1988 Arena (TV Series documentary)
F.S. McDade
- Byrne About Byrne (1988) ... F.S. McDade
 1988 Ten Great Writers of the Modern World (TV Mini Series documentary)
Titorelli
- Franz Kafka's 'The Trial' (1988) ... Titorelli
 1987 Screenplay (TV Series)
Det. Supt. Chase / Colin
- The Interrogation of John (1987) ... Det. Supt. Chase
- Lily My Love (1987) ... Colin
 1987 Friendship's Death
Sullivan
 1987 Hidden City
Anthony
 1986 The Singing Detective (TV Mini Series)
Dr. Gibbon
- Who Done It (1986) ... Dr. Gibbon
- Pitter Patter (1986) ... Dr. Gibbon
- Lovely Days (1986) ... Dr. Gibbon
- Heat (1986) ... Dr. Gibbon
 1986 God's Chosen Car Park (TV Movie)
Victor Rosen
 1986 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (TV Series)
Ally Fraser
- Quo Vadis, Pet (1986) ... Ally Fraser
- For Better or Worse (1986) ... Ally Fraser
- Law and Disorder (1986) ... Ally Fraser
- Scoop (1986) ... Ally Fraser
- Hasta La Vista (1986) ... Ally Fraser
 1986 Coming Up Roses
Mr. Valentine
 1985 Defense of the Realm
Jack Macleod
 1985 Dutch Girls (TV Movie)
Mole
 1984 Scotland's Story (TV Series)
David Kirkwod / Thomas Muir
- Lean Years (1984) ... David Kirkwod
- Of Government and Man (1984) ... Thomas Muir
 1984 A Private Function
Wormold
 1984 The Killing Fields
Dr. MacEntire
 1984 Comfort and Joy
Alan
 1983 One of Ourselves (TV Movie)
Mr. Daly
 1983 Stan's Last Game (TV Movie)
Ron Brackett
 1983 The Ploughman's Lunch
Lecturer
 1982 Scotch Myths (Documentary)
Various
 1982 Smiley's People (TV Mini Series)
Lauder Strickland
- Smiley's Lighter (1982) ... Lauder Strickland
- Alexandra Tatjana (1982) ... Lauder Strickland
- The Rogue Elephant (1982) ... Lauder Strickland
- A Mother's Assistance (1982) ... Lauder Strickland
 1974-1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Tony / Girling / Archie MacLean / ...
- United Kingdom (1981) ... Tony
- The Vanishing Army (1980) ... Girling
- Licking Hitler (1978) ... Archie MacLean
- The Thin End of the Wedge (1977) ... Luke
- The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil (1974) ... 7:84 Company - McChuckemup / Texas Jim etc
 1981 The Cherry Orchard (TV Movie)
Lopakhin
 1979-1981 Crown Court (TV Series)
Dr. Rutherford
- Honour Thy Father and Thy Mother: Part 1 (1979) ... Dr. Rutherford
 1980 The Lost Tribe (TV Mini Series)
Moshe Kaydan
- Whaur's the Milk and Honey (1980) ... Moshe Kaydan
- Judgement of Solomon (1980) ... Moshe Kaydan
- Even a Holiday (1980) ... Moshe Kaydan
- Pack Up Your Tsitsis (1980) ... Moshe Kaydan
- There Are No Scotch Jews (1980) ... Moshe Kaydan
 1979 Scottish Playbill (TV Series)
Cannavan
- Extra Mural Study (1979) ... Cannavan
 1979 Telford's Change (TV Series)
Kelvin
- Winners Take All (1979) ... Kelvin
 1979 One Fine Day (TV Movie)
Third Man in Lift (uncredited)
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Gurling
- The Vanishing Army (1978) ... Gurling
 1976-1978 Scene (TV Series)
- Choices (1976)
 1978 The Odd Job
Sergeant Mull
 1978 Will Shakespeare (TV Mini Series)
King James I
- The Living Record (1978) ... King James I
 1978 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Gary
- Cold Harbour (1978) ... Gary
 1977 Backs to the Land (TV Series)
Forbes
 1976 Play from 'A' (TV Series)
Gordon
- Wally Dugs Go in Pairs (1976) ... Gordon
 1976 The Flight of the Heron (TV Series)
Sergeant
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... Sergeant
 1973 Passing Places (Short)
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Other Works:

He starred in Seán McCarthy's play, "The Fantastical Feats of Finn Maccool", at the Haymarket Ice Rink in Edinburgh, Scotland with Patrick Malahide, Dermot Crowley, Alex Norton, Tony Haygarth in the cast. Directed by Ian Ireland. See more »

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Official Sites:

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Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Spouse:

Hildegard Bechtler  (2 children)
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Trivia:

He played King James I in Will Shakespeare (1978) and his son, King Charles I, in The Return of the Musketeers (1989). See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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