Conleth Seamus Eoin Croiston Hill

Conleth Hill

Conleth Hill is a celebrated British actor who also has credentials as a writer and producer. His full name, rich in Irish heritage, is Conleth Seamus Eoin Croiston Hill. Over his career, he has portrayed a vast array of characters across more than 60 roles in movies, television shows, and theatrical productions. Hill’s most significant recognition among Russian viewers came from his performances in “Game of Thrones,” “Suits,” and “Vienna Blood.”

What we know about this person

Full name:

Conleth Seamus Eoin Croiston Hill

Date of birth:

November 24, 1964

Zodiac sign:

Sagittarius

Birthplace:

Ballycastle, United Kingdom

Age:

59

Citizenship:

UK

Marital status:

Unmarried

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Occupation:

actor, film producer

Early life

Born into the tranquil surroundings of Ballycastle, Northern Ireland, on November 24, 1964, Hill’s upbringing was closely tied to the coastal town’s community. He maintains a private stance regarding his family life, sharing only that he wasn’t an only child but grew up with a sister and two brothers in Ballycastle.

From his youth, Hill’s inclination towards the performing arts was unmistakable. At the tender age of seven, he was captivated by the artistry of visiting circus performers, daydreaming about sharing the stage with them in various roles, from a clown to a magician. His enthusiasm for the arts was further nurtured by his attendance at local plays and performances.

Throughout his school years, Hill excelled academically and, upon completing his secondary education, chose to further his studies. He enrolled in St. MacNissi’s College, a boarding school for boys in his hometown. Pursuing his passion for acting led him to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he honed his craft and graduated as a professionally trained actor in 1988.

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Actor Conleth Hill

Career

While attending the Guildhall School, Conleth Hill embraced the opportunity to perform in theater, additionally securing supporting roles in television series. His screen debut occurred with his participation in “Boon,” which aired in 1988. Hill further diversified his experience by engaging in a variety of entertainment shows during this period.

Throughout the following ten years, Conleth made appearances in numerous television projects, often in roles that spanned only a couple of episodes. Despite this, he succeeded in capturing the spotlight in 1993 through his performances in “The Bill” and “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles,” all while continuing his involvement in theatrical productions.

Starting in 2000, Hill lent his voice to BBC Radio, narrating literary works and participating in the adaptation of plays for radio broadcast. Concurrently, he maintained a steady presence in both television and cinema. The year 2001 marked a significant point in his theatrical career, earning acclaim for his role in “Stones in His Pockets,” for which he received the Dora Mavor Moore Award and the Laurence Olivier Award.

His next stage performances in “The Producers” and “The New Ambassadors” garnered Hill additional accolades from the theatrical community. His reputation in the theater drew the attention of film directors, leading to his feature film debut in “Intermission” in 2003. Nonetheless, his roles in “Perrier’s Bounty” and “Whatever Works,” both released in 2009, are often cited as some of his finest acting achievements.

The year 2011 saw Hill undertaking a pivotal role in “Game of Thrones,” elevating his status significantly despite his already established reputation. Portraying Lord Varys, he collaborated with actors such as Sean Bean, Emilia Clarke, and Tobias Menzies, appearing throughout all eight seasons of the series. In 2013, Hill added to his portfolio with a notable appearance in “Suits,” playing a recurring character in its second and third seasons alongside Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams.

The end of the 2010s marked a period of acknowledgment for Hill’s cinematic contributions. In 2019, he was awarded the main prize at the Hexploitation Film Festival for his role in “The Isle” and received the IGN Summer Movie Awards audience prize for his unforgettable performance in “Game of Thrones.” That same year, he delivered an outstanding leading performance in the thriller “Official Secrets.”

In 2020, Hill was honored with the CinEuphoria Awards’ honorary prize. Presently, he is one of the most in-demand actors in his home country, engaging in a variety of activities beyond acting, including voice work for animations and contributing as a writer and producer to various projects.

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Conleth Hill in Game of Thrones

Conleth Seamus Eoin Croiston Hill Movies and TV Shows

  • 2019–2022

    Vienna Blood

    Mendel Lieberman

  • 2019

    Official Secrets

    Roger Alton

  • 2019

    Dublin Murders

    O’Kelly

  • 2015–2018 Bonham

    12 Monkeys

    Interpol Agent Bonham

  • 2014

    Serena

    Dr. Chaney

  • 2011–2019

    Game of Thrones

    Varys

  • 2011–2019

    Suits

    Edward Darby

  • 2011

    Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

    Bernard Sugden

  • 2009

    Whatever Works

    Brockman

  • 2009

    The Boat That Rocked

    Russ

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Conleth Hill in Suits

Talk Shows

  • 2022

    Jeremy Vine

    Role: Guest

  • 2019

    Sunday Brunch

    Role: Guest

  • 2019

    Late Night with Seth Meyers

    Role: Guest

  • 2017

    Conan

    Role: Guest

Conleth Hill’s personal life and family

Conleth Hill is notably private about his personal affairs, often sidestepping inquiries about his private life during interviews. His typical response to such queries is with humor or by changing the subject altogether. What’s known is that he has never taken vows of marriage and is without offspring. Conleth steers clear of social media platforms, dedicating the majority of his leisure to his involvement in a variety of stage plays.

Published: March 25, 2024
Updated: April 17, 2024
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