Actor Bernard Hill, star of ‘Titanic’ and ‘Lord of the Rings,’ Passes Away at 79

Beloved actor Bernard Hill, renowned for his portrayal of King Théoden in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ franchise, has passed away at the age of 79, confirmed by his agent Lou Coulson to the BBC. Hill’s role in the epic fantasy saga garnered worldwide acclaim, with fans praising his performance alongside co-star Viggo Mortensen, who portrayed Middle Earth’s kings.

Prior to his renowned performance, Hill enthralled audiences as Captain Smith in ‘Titanic’, immortalising the captain’s fateful decision to sink with his ship. His early work in ‘Boys from the Blackstuff’ had a long-lasting influence, resonating with audiences as he highlighted working-class difficulties in the 1980s.

Even in his final days, Hill remained active in television, appearing in the second season of the Martin Freeman-led drama ‘The Responder’. Tributes poured in on social media, with fans remembering him as “an incredible, raw actor” and “one of the greats”. Barbara Dickson, who worked with Hill, fondly recalled their time together, while fans shared heartfelt messages honoring his legacy.

Bernard Hill leaves a rich legacy, with his portrayal of King Théoden forever carved in cinematic history, guaranteeing he will be remembered as a real silver screen talent.

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