• Bernard Hill was an accomplished British actor
  • He has died at 79
  • HERE is a quick look back at his life

He starred in two films - 'Titanic' and 'Lord of the Rings: Return of the King' which won 11 Oscars and crossed $1billion at the box office. Hill had first become familiar to many in the UK for his emotive and bold performance as "Yosser Hughes" in the 1980s drama 'Boys from the Blackstuff'.

His talent marked a generation

His character was a man left struggling to do the right thing after becoming unemployed and coined the phrase 'gizza job' - meaning 'give us a job' - became a common refrain among protesters in Thatcherite Britain.

Also interesting:

The same year he took the role of "Sergeant Putnam" in Richard Attenborough's Oscar-winning biopic 'Gandhi', before starring in the BBC's 1983 adaptation of Shakespeare's classic play 'Henry VI'...

Watch the video above to learn more!