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      Bill Paterson

      Bill Paterson

      Highest Rated: 100% Comfort and Joy (1984)

      Lowest Rated: 35% Spice World (1997)

      Birthday: Jun 3, 1945

      Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

      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.

      Highest rated movies

      Defence of the Realm
      Comfort and Joy
      The Witches
      The Killing Fields
      The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
      A Private Function
      Hilary and Jackie
      Happy New Year, Colin Burstead

      Photos

      JUST ASK FOR DIAMOND, Roy Kinnear (center), Bill Paterson (right), 1988, © Kings Road entertainment COMFORT AND JOY, C.P. Grogan, Bill Paterson, 1984, (c)Universal COMFORT AND JOY, Bill Paterson, 1984 COMFORT AND JOY, Eleanor David, Bill Paterson, 1984, (c)Universal Pictures HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS & ALIENATE PEOPLE, from left: Bill Paterson, Miriam Margolyes, 2008, © MGM Outlander, Bill Paterson, 'The Wedding', Season 1, Ep. #7, 09/20/2014, ©STARZPR Outlander, Sam Heughan (L), Graham McTavish (C), Bill Paterson (R), 'The Reckoning', Season 1, Ep. #9, 04/04/2015, ©STARZPR Outlander, Bill Paterson, 'Lallybroch', Season 1, Ep. #12, 04/25/2015, ©STARZPR Outlander, Graham McTavish (L), Bill Paterson (R), 'The Wedding', Season 1, Ep. #7, 09/20/2014, ©STARZPR Outlander, Bill Paterson, 08/09/2014, ©STARZPR COMFORT AND JOY, Bill Paterson, (far right), 1984, (c)Universal Pictures COMFORT AND JOY, Alex Norton, Bill Paterson, 1984 COMFORT AND JOY, Clare Grogan, (second from left), Bill Paterson, (third from left), Alex Norton, (far right), 1984, (c)Universal Pictures COMFORT AND JOY, Roberto Bernardi, Bill Paterson, C.P. Grogan, 1984 DAD'S ARMY, from left: Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Tom Courtenay, Bill Paterson, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison, Daniel Mays, 2016. ph: Alex Bailey/©Universal Pictures COMFORT AND JOY, Bill Paterson (left), 1984 COMFORT AND JOY, Bill Paterson, 1984, (c)Universal Pictures COMFORT AND JOY, Bill Paterson, Eleanor David, 1984, (c)Universal Pictures COMFORT AND JOY, Alex Norton, Bill Paterson, 1984, (c)Universal MISS POTTER, Barbara Flynn, Bill Paterson, Lucy Boynton as young Beatrix Potter, 2006. ©Weinstein Company

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      80% 14% Arthur's Whisky Unknown (Character) - 2024
      75% 41% Marionette Mandelbaum (Character) - 2020
      62% 61% Love Sarah Felix (Character) - 2020
      38% 38% Rebecca Dr. Baker (Character) - 2020
      86% 54% Happy New Year, Colin Burstead Gordon Burstead (Character) - 2018
      79% 78% The Man Who Invented Christmas Mr. Grimsby (Character) $5.7M 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Healer Jackie Jordan (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 33% The List Reg Troughton (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fast Freddie, the Widow and Me Judge Underwood (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 63% Into the Storm Clement Attlee (Character) - 2009
      37% 42% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Richard Young (Character) $2.8M 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gone Fishing Old Bill (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 18% Intervention Dr. Martin (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 53% The Baker Street Irregulars Unknown (Character) - 2007
      68% 85% Amazing Grace Lord Dundas (Character) $21.2M 2006
      69% 68% Miss Potter Rupert Potter (Character) $3.0M 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Midsummer Night's Dream Unknown (Character) - 2005
      66% 68% Bright Young Things Sir James Brown (Character) $931.8K 2003
      No Score Yet 78% Doctor Zhivago Unknown (Character) - 2002
      36% 57% Crush Gerald (Character) $1.1M 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Whistle-Blower D.I. Neil Sleightholme (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 93% A History of Britain Unknown (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Swallow Angus Tighe (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 50% Complicity Wallace Byatt (Character) - 2000
      74% 80% Sunshine Minister of Justice (Character) $6.1M 1999
      No Score Yet 52% The Match Tommy (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Heart Mr. Kreitman (Character) - 1999
      88% 83% Hilary and Jackie Cello Teacher (Character) $4.9M 1998
      No Score Yet 77% Victory Capt. Davidson (Character) - 1997
      35% 45% Spice World Brian (Character) $29.6M 1997
      No Score Yet 67% The Crow Road Unknown (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Turnaround James Webb (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 18% Hard Times Stephen Blackpool (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Schmetterling Bull (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Writing on the Wall Bull (Character) - 1994
      77% 36% The Object of Beauty Victor Swayle (Character) $201.6K 1991
      76% 88% Truly, Madly, Deeply Sandy (Character) $1.5M 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet God on the Rocks Mr. Marsh (Character) - 1990
      94% 70% The Witches Mr. Jenkins (Character) $8.7M 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale Jordan (Character) - 1989
      90% 82% The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Henry Salt (Character) $8.6M 1989
      45% 53% The Rachel Papers Gordon Highway (Character) $154.6K 1989
      60% 34% The Return of the Musketeers Charles I (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 80% Traffik Unknown (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Interrogation of John Unknown (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 20% Hidden City Anthony (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 39% Dutch Girls Mole (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 78% Friendship's Death Sullivan (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 92% Coming Up Roses Mr. Valentine (Character) - 1986
      100% 69% Defence of the Realm Jack Macleod (Character) - 1985
      90% 63% A Private Function Morris Wormold the Meat Inspector (Character) - 1984
      93% 91% The Killing Fields Dr. MacEntire (Character) - 1984
      100% 81% Comfort and Joy Alan (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanishing Army Unknown (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 17% The Odd Job Sergeant Mull (Character) - 1978

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Repair Shop Narrator 2017-2024
      93% 82% House of the Dragon Lord Lyman Beesbury (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet 90% Brassic Tony Tillerton (Character) 2020-2022
      60% No Score Yet Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland and Beyond Self 2021
      96% 66% Guilt Roy Lynch (Character) 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: UK George Castle (Character) 2009-2011 2019
      100% 93% Fleabag Dad (Character) 2016 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Urban Myths Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Character) 2018
      100% 90% Inside No. 9 Mr Green (Character) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmers' Country Showdown Narrator 2017
      90% 87% Outlander Ned Gowan (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2014-2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 37 Days Lord Morley (Character) 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Town Taking on China Narrator 2012
      90% 65% Doctor Who Bracewell (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 100% Criminal Justice Harry Box (Character) 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sea of Souls Unknown (Character) 2004-2006
      No Score Yet 96% Foyle's War Patrick Jamieson (Character) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Born and Bred Unknown (Character) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Canterbury Tales Unknown (Character) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wives and Daughters Mr Gibson (Character) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Singing Detective Dr Gibbon (Character) 1986
      90% No Score Yet Smiley's People Lauder Strickland (Character) 1982