Conleth Hill

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Conleth Hill
Born (1964-11-24) 24 November 1964 (age 49)
Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Occupation Actor

Conleth Hill (born 24 November 1964) is a Northern Irish film, stage and television actor.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, Hill made his Broadway debut in Marie Jones' Stones in His Pockets.


Hill played German professor Max Staefel in a television adaptation of Goodbye, Mr Chips (2002). He played "Mum" to Peter Kay's character "Geraldine McQueen" in Britain's Got The Pop Factor ... And Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice, a spoof on the talent show genre of programmes.

Since April 2011, he has appeared as Lord Varys in the HBO series Game of Thrones, based on the series of novels A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin.

In a February 2013 post on his website, Martin hinted that he thought Hill would be a good choice to play the title character in a TV show based on his science fiction novel Tuf Voyaging.[1]

Stage productions[edit]



Date Title Role Author Director Station
25 December 2000 The Man Who Came to Dinner Moss Hart and George S Kaufman
adapted for radio by Marcy Kahan
Ned Chaillet BBC Radio 4
7 November 2002 Tricycles Colin Teevan Toby Swift BBC Radio 3 The Wire
18 February 2004 The Travels of Marco Polo Philip Palmer Toby Swift BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
24 April 2012 The Biggest Issues[2] Jerry Cartwright Annie McCartney Eoin O'Callaghan BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Drama

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Oliviers, for Stones in His Pockets, and for The Producers
  • Irish Times, for Stones in His Pockets
  • Critics' Circle, for Stones in His Pockets
  • 2001 Drama Desk, Special Award, Stones in His Pockets
  • Theatre League, for Stones in His Pockets
  • Whatsonstage, for Stones in His Pockets
  • Dora Awards, for Stones in His Pockets
  • 2001 Tony Award nomination, for Stones in His Pockets
  • 2008 Tony Award nomination, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play, The Seafarer[3]
  • 2008 Drama Desk, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, The Seafarer


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