Conleth Hill


Hill made his Broadway debut in Marie Jones’ Stones in His Pockets.

Hill played German professor Max Staefel in a 2002 television adaptation of 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.

Since April 2011, he has appeared as Lord 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.

Stage productions

  • Uncle Vanya as Uncle Vanya, Lyric Theatre (Belfast)
  • 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 (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 (Edinburgh); Tricycle, New Ambassadors, Duke of York’s (London); Winter Garden Theatre (Toronto); Golden Theater, (New York)
  • Shoot the Crow, Trafalgar Studios (London); Royal Exchange Theatre (Manchester)
  • Endgame, Prime Cut (Belfast)
  • After Darwin, Prime Cut (Dublin and Belfast)
  • The Chance, Prime Cut (Belfast)
  • Criminal Genius, Prime Cut (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 (London)
  • School for Wives, Arts Theatre (Belfast)
  • Too Late to 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


  • Boon (1988)
  • Casualty (2 episodes, 1988-1995)
  • Blue Heaven (7 episodes, 1992-1994)
  • The Bill (1993)
  • Meaningful Sex (2000)
  • Goodbye Mr. Chips (2002)
  • The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle (6 episodes, 2007)
  • Whatever Works (2009)
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
  • The Shore (2011)
  • Game of Thrones (2011-present), 26 episodes
  • Keith Lemon: The Film (2012)
  • Suits (2013), 6 episodes
  • Inside No. 9 (2014) Steve in “Tom & Gerri”
  • Foyles War (2015), Episode 9.3 “Elise” – Sir Ian Woodhead

Awards and nominations

  • 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 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
  • 2008 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, The Seafarer