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Conleth Seamus Eoin Croiston Hill (born 24 November 1964) is a Northern Irish actor. He has performed on stage in productions in the United Kingdom and the United States. He won the 2001 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor and has received two Tony Award
Tony Award
nominations. He is best known for his role as Varys
Varys
in the HBO
HBO
series Game of Thrones (2011–present).[1]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Radio

5 Theatre

5.1 Stage productions

6 Awards and nominations 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Conleth Hill
Conleth Hill
was born in Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.[2] He has an older brother who works as a cameraman, a sister who is a producer, and a younger brother, Ronan, a sound engineer who has won three Emmy Awards for his sound mixing on Game of Thrones.[3][4][5][6][7][8] Conleth Hill
Conleth Hill
graduated from St MacNissi's College and later attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama's acting program, graduating in 1988.[9] Career[edit] Hill made his Broadway debut in Marie Jones' Stones in His Pockets. For his work in the Canadian production of the play he received a Dora Mavor Moore Award.[10] He played German professor Max Staefel in a 2002 television adaptation of Goodbye, Mr Chips
Goodbye, Mr Chips
(2002). He played "Mum" to Peter Kay's character "Geraldine McQueen" in Peter Kay's 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.[citation needed] Since April 2011, he has appeared as Lord Varys
Varys
in the television series Game of Thrones, based on the novel series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. Martin hinted, in a February 2013 post on his website, that he thought Hill would be a good choice to play the title character in a TV show based on Martin's science fiction novel Tuf Voyaging.[11] He appeared in the second episode of the second series of Peter Kay's Car Share
Peter Kay's Car Share
as Elsie, the drunk deli counter supervisor.[citation needed] Personal life[edit] Hill is unmarried.[12] He maintains a full head of hair when he is on hiatus from Game of Thrones, which he is required to shave during filming.[13] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year(s) Film Character Notes

2009 Whatever Works Brockman

Perrier's Bounty Russ

2011 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Bernard Sugden

The Shore Paddy Short film

2012 Keith Lemon: The Film Delivery Man

2014 Serena Dr. Chaney Uncredited

2015 A Patch of Fog Sandy Duffy

TBA Official Secrets

Filming

Television[edit]

Year(s) Series Character Notes

1988 Boon Second Pupil Episode: "Honourable Service"

1988–1995 Casualty Theo/Rob 2 episodes

1990 Medics Liam McGuinness Episode: "Niall"

1992 Screen One Neil Episode: "Trust Me"

1992–1994 Blue Heaven Roache 7 episodes

1993 The Bill Michael White Episode: "Hard Evidence"

1995 Crown Prosecutor Neville Osborn

2000 Meaningful Sex Carl TV short

2002 Goodbye Mr. Chips Max Staefel TV movie

2007 The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle Jared 6 episodes

2011–present Game of Thrones Varys 42 episodes

2013 Suits Edward Darby 6 episodes

2014 Inside No. 9 Stevie Episode: "Tom & Gerri"

2015 Foyle's War Sir Ian Woodhead Episode: "Elise"

Arthur & George Sergeant Upton 3 episodes

2017 Stan Lee's Lucky Man Reverend Anthony Huxley Episode "Playing With Fire"

Peter Kay's Car Share Elsie Season 2 Episode 2

Radio[edit]

Date Title Role Author Director Station

000000002000-12-25-000025 December 2000 The Man Who Came to Dinner

Moss Hart
Moss Hart
and George S Kaufman adapted for radio by Marcy Kahan Ned Chaillet BBC Radio 4

000000002002-11-07-00007 November 2002 Tricycles

Colin Teevan Toby Swift BBC Radio 3
BBC Radio 3
The Wire

000000002004-02-18-000018 February 2004 The Travels of Marco Polo

Philip Palmer Toby Swift BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4
Afternoon Play

000000002012-04-24-000024 April 2012 The Biggest Issues[14] Jerry Cartwright Annie McCartney Eoin O'Callaghan BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4
Afternoon Drama

Theatre[edit] Stage productions[edit]

Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya
as Uncle Vanya, Lyric Theatre (Belfast) All's Well that Ends Well
All's Well that Ends Well
as Parolles, National Theatre (London) (2009) Philistines as Teterev, National Theatre (London) (2007) The Producers as Roger DeBris, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
(London) The Seafarer, as Ivan Curry, National Theatre (London); Booth Theatre (New York) Democracy, National Theatre (London) Stones in His Pockets, Lyric Theatre (Belfast); Gaiety Theatre (Dublin); Traverse Theatre
Traverse Theatre
(Edinburgh); Tricycle, New Ambassadors, Duke of York's (London); Winter Garden Theatre (Toronto); Golden Theater, (New York) Shoot the Crow, Trafalgar Studios
Trafalgar Studios
(London); Royal Exchange Theatre (Manchester) Endgame, Prime Cut Productions (Belfast) After Darwin, Prime Cut Productions (Dublin and Belfast) The Chance, Prime Cut Productions (Belfast) Criminal Genius, Prime Cut Productions (Belfast) The Suicide, Communicado (Scotland) Tall Tales, Communicado (Scotland) Playboy of the Western World, Communicado (Scotland) Juno and the Paycock, Royal Lyceum (Edinburgh) Shining Souls, Old Vic
Old Vic
(London) School for Wives, Arts Theatre (Belfast) Too Late to Talk
Talk
to Billy, Arts Theatre (Belfast) The Picture of Dorian Gray, Arts Theatre (Belfast) Northern Star, Field Day/Tinderbox Conversations on a Homecoming, Lyric Theatre (Belfast) Waiting for Godot, Lyric Theatre (Belfast) A Whistle in the Dark, Lyric Theatre (Belfast) Little Shop of Horrors, Lyric Theatre (Belfast) The Iceman Cometh, Lyric Theatre (Belfast) The Importance of Being Earnest, Lyric Theatre (Belfast) Christmas Eve Can Kill You, Lyric Theatre (Belfast) Playboy of the Western World, Lyric Theatre (Belfast) A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lyric Theatre (Belfast) The Cherry Orchard, as Lopakhim, National Theatre, London, 2011 Quartermaine's Terms, as Henry, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 2013 Macbeth, as Macbeth, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, 2016 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, as George, Harold Pinter Theatre, London, 2017[15]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Olivier Awards, 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 Award, Special
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
Tony Award
nomination, for Stones in His Pockets 2008 Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play, The Seafarer[16] 2008 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, The Seafarer 2011 – 2016 Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

References[edit]

^ "Carice van Houten heads back to Westeros, and new photos from Lokrum and Moneyglass". Watchers on the Wall. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014.  ^ Editorial Staff (10 January 2005). "20 Questions With…Conleth Hill". whatsonstage. Archived from the original on 11 January 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2015.  ^ " Ronan Hill
Ronan Hill
wins his third Emmy award for work on Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
- The Irish News". irishnews.com. Retrieved 28 August 2017.  ^ "Interview: Ronan Hill, Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
production sound mixer". audiomediainternational.com. Retrieved 2017-02-26.  ^ " Ronan Hill
Ronan Hill
Television Academy". emmys.com. Retrieved 2017-02-26.  ^ " Emmy Award
Emmy Award
success for local Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
sound crew - BBC News". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-02-26.  ^ "Third consecutive CAS Award for Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
Sound Mixer Ronan Hill The Irish Film & Television Network". iftn.ie. Retrieved 2017-02-26.  ^ " Ronan Hill
Ronan Hill
wins fourth consecutive Cinema Audio Society award". northernirelandscreen.co.uk. Retrieved 28 August 2017.  ^ "Guildhall School News" (PDF). Guildhall School of Music and Drama. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2015.  ^ "Billy Budd sails to six Dora wins". Theglobeandmail.com. Retrieved 28 August 2017 – via The Globe and Mail.  ^ "Not A Blog – Tuf Returns". livejournal.com. Archived from the original on 18 March 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2015.  ^ ""Your Favorite "Game of Thrones" Scene-Stealer Is Stepping into The Spotlight"". BuzzFeedNews. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015.  ^ "'Game of Thrones': Conleth Hill
Conleth Hill
Doesn't Get Recognized". Access Hollywood. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2015.  ^ " BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4
– Afternoon Drama, The Biggest Issues". BBC. Retrieved 27 February 2015.  ^ "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? Buy Direct from The Theatre". Atgtickets.com. Retrieved 28 August 2017.  ^ 2008 Tony Award
Tony Award
Nominations. The New York Times, 13 May 2008.

External links[edit]

Conleth Hill
Conleth Hill
on IMDb

Awards for Conleth Hill

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

1975–2000

Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1975) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1976) Bob Dishy (1977) Jeffrey DeMunn
Jeffrey DeMunn
(1978) George Rose (1979) David Rounds (1980) Brian Backer (1981) Željko Ivanek / Adolph Caesar (1982) Alan Feinstein (1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) Barry Miller / Charles S. Dutton
Charles S. Dutton
(1985) Joseph Maher (1986) John Randolph (1987) B. D. Wong
B. D. Wong
(1988) Peter Frechette (1989) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1990) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1991) Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
(1992) Joe Mantello
Joe Mantello
/ Stephen Spinella (1993) Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
(1994) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1995) Martin Shaw (1996) Brian Murray (1997) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(1998) Kevin Anderson (1999) Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice
(2000)

2001–present

Charles Brown (2001) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2002) Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
(2003) Ned Beatty
Ned Beatty
(2004) Michael Stuhlbarg
Michael Stuhlbarg
(2005) Samuel Barnett (2006) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(2007) Conleth Hill
Conleth Hill
(2008) Pablo Schreiber
Pablo Schreiber
(2009) Santino Fontana
Santino Fontana
(2010) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(2011) Tom Edden (2012) Richard Kind
Richard Kind
(2013) Reed Birney (2014) K. Todd Freeman (2015) Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon
(2016) Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito
(2017)

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Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor

Antony Sher (1985) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1986) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1987) Oliver Ford Davies
Oliver Ford Davies
(1989/1990) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1991) Nigel Hawthorne (1992) Robert Stephens
Robert Stephens
(1993) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(1994) David Bamber (1995) Alex Jennings (1996) Antony Sher (1997) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Henry Goodman
Henry Goodman
(2000) Conleth Hill
Conleth Hill
(2001) Roger Allam
Roger Allam
(2002) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2003) Matthew Kelly (2004) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2005) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2006) Rufus Sewell
Rufus Sewell
(2007) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2008) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(2009) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2010) Roger Allam
Roger Allam
(2011) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
and Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
(2012) Luke Treadaway (2013) Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2014) Mark Strong
Mark Strong
(2015) Kenneth Cranham (2016) Jamie Parker (2017)

v t e

Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical

Karla Burns (1991) Jenny Galloway (1992) Janie Dee (1993) Sara Kestelman
Sara Kestelman
(1994) Tracie Bennett (1995) Sheila Gish
Sheila Gish
(1996) Clive Rowe (1997) James Dreyfus
James Dreyfus
(1998) Shuler Hensley
Shuler Hensley
(1999) Jenny Galloway (2000) Miles Western (2001) Martyn Jacques
Martyn Jacques
(2002) Paul Baker (2003) The Chorus of Jerry Springer: The Opera (2004) Conleth Hill
Conleth Hill
(2005) Celia Imrie (2006) Sheila Hancock
Sheila Hancock
(2007) Tracie Bennett (2008) Lesli Margherita (2009) Iwan Rheon
Iwan Rheon
(2010) Jill Halfpenny (2011) Nigel Harman (2012) Leigh Zimmerman (2013) Stephen Ashfield (2014)

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 51443662 LCCN: no2006062810 ISNI: 0000 0000 8381 8318 GND: 142478407 SUDOC: 174742290 BIBS

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