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Bill Paterson

Born in Scotland where he trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Paterson has been nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award in 1982 (for his performance in the title role of Schwekyk in the Second World War at the National Theatre).

He has the distinction of being constantly in work whether on the stage, in television or in movies. Some of his finest work has come in television, notably in SMILEY'S PEOPLE, DEFENSE OF THE REALM, THE SINGING DETECTIVE, TRAFFIK, WIVES AND DAUGHTERS, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, THE CANTERBURY TALES, FOYLE'S WAR and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.

His films include THE PLOUGHMAN'S LUNCH, COMFORT AND JOY, THE KILLING FIELDS, A PRIVATE FUNCTION, THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHHAUSEN, TRULY MADY DEEPLY, CHAPLIN, RICHARD III, HILARY AND JACKIE and BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Bill Paterson Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJune 3, 1945 (72)
SignGemini
BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Not available.