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William "Bill" Hope (born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on March 2nd, 1955) is a Canadian actor and voice artist who provides voices for characters in the US and UK narrations of the CGI series of Thomas and Friends.

He is best known for playing Lieutenant Gorman from "Aliens" and John Standish from "Sherlock Holmes" starring Robert Downey, Jr. Hope is also known for playing as Harry Ramos in the award winning drama documentary "9/11: The Twin Towers".

Voices

US/CAN

UK/US/AUS

  • Bert (Season 16-present)
  • A Troublesome Truck (Journey Beyond Sodor)
  • Farmer McColl (US; Series 13-present, UK; Philip's Number only)
  • A Steamworks Worker (Wonky Whistle)
  • The Farm Hands (Wonky Whistle)
  • A Railway Inspector (US; Thomas in Charge, UK/US; Too Many Fire Engines)
  • A Sodor Search and Rescue Centre Worker (Toad and the Whale)
  • A Passenger (Unscheduled Stops)
  • A Miner (A Shed for Edward)

Songs

  • Will You Won't You (performed)
  • The Most Important Thing is Being Friends (performed)
  • Where in the World is Thomas? (performed)

Filmography

Film

  • Scanners (1981)
  • The Lords of Discipline (1983)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
  • Shining Through (1992)
  • Dropping the Baby (1993)
  • The Saint (1997)
  • Obedience (2000)
  • xXx (2002)
  • Cockroach Blue (2003)
  • Never Say Never Mind: The Swedish Bikini Team (2003)
  • Labyrinth (2003)
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
  • Submerged (2005)
  • The Marksman (2005)
  • Free Jimmy (2006)
  • The Detonator (2006)
  • 9/11: The Twin Towers (2006)
  • The Walker (2007)
  • Trade Routes (2007)
  • Finding Rin Tin Tin (2007)
  • Dark Floors (2008)
  • Autopsy (2008)
  • Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails (2009)
  • Sherlock Holmes (2009)
  • Legacy: Black Ops (2010)
  • Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue (2010)
  • The Whistleblower (2010)
  • Shooting Earth (2010)
  • Dust (2010)
  • Cold Fusion (2011)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  • The Lady (2011)
  • Thomas & Friends: Day of the Diesels (2011)
  • Dark Shadows (2012)
  • Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery (2012)
  • Gladiators of Rome (2012)
  • Spiders 3D (2013)
  • Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway (2013)
  • Walking with the Enemy (2013)
  • Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave (2014)
  • 2/11 Het spel van de wolf (2014)
  • Thomas & Friends: The Adventure Begins (2015)
  • Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure (2015)
  • The Alpha Invention (2015)
  • Thomas & Friends: The Great Race (2016)
  • Slumber (2017)
  • Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor (2017)
  • Tout là-haut (2017)
  • The Catcher Was a Spy (2017)

TV

  • Flickers (1980)
  • Nancy Astor (1982)
  • Lace (1984)
  • Tender Is the Night (1985)
  • Behind Enemy Lines (1985)
  • The Last Days of Patton (1986)
  • Screen Two (1987)
  • The Shell Seekers (1989)
  • Sweating Bullets (1992)
  • Scales of Justice (1993)
  • The Hidden Room (1993)
  • Street Legal (1993)
  • To Save the Children (1994)
  • As Time Goes By (1995)
  • Drop the Dead Donkey (1996)
  • The Vanishing Man (1996)
  • Bodyguards (1997)
  • Gimme Gimme Gimme (1999)
  • The Ambassador (1999)
  • Animated Epics: Moby Dick (2000)
  • Sword of Honour (2001)
  • Fields of Gold (2002)
  • Dunkirk (2004)
  • Coming Up (2005)
  • Egypt (2005)
  • Broken News (2005)
  • The Eagle Falls (2006)
  • Surviving Disaster (2006)
  • Avenger (2006)
  • If... (2006)
  • Ultimate Force (2006)
  • Midsomer Murders (2007)
  • Lewis (2008)
  • Bonekickers (2008)
  • Holby City (2008)
  • Thomas & Friends (2009-present)
  • Moonshot (2009)
  • The Last Days of Lehman Brothers (2009)
  • Episodes (2011)
  • Spooks (2011)
  • Upstairs Downstairs (2012)
  • Burton and Taylor (2013)
  • Agatha Christie's Marple (2013)
  • Rãmâi cu mine (2013-2014)
  • The Syndicate (2015)
  • Thunderbirds Are Go (2015)
  • Tokyo Trial (2016)
  • Deep State (2018)

Video Games

  • C-12: Final Resistance (2000)
  • Aliens vs. Predator 2 (2001)
  • Vietcong: Fist Alpha (2004)
  • Headhunter: Redemption (2004)
  • Constantine (2005)
  • Evil Dead: Regeneration (2005)
  • Ultimate Spider-Man (2005)
  • Kameo: Elements of Power (2005)
  • X3: Reunion (2005)
  • Hitman: Blood Money (2006)
  • CR: Alien vs. Predator (2007)
  • Aliens vs. Predator 3 (2010)
  • Driver: San Francisco (2011)
  • Killzone: Mercenary (2013)
  • Alien: Isolation (2014)

Trivia

  • He appeared in the 2011 film, "Captain America: The First Avenger" with Michael Brandon, Martin Sherman and Sophie Colquhoun.
    • He and Michael Brandon both worked in "The Last Days of Lehman Brothers".
  • He also provides voices for video games.
  • Both he and Togo Igawa appeared in the same episode of "Drop the Dead Donkey".
  • Both he and Rupert Degas voiced characters from "Headhunter: Redemption".
  • He has appeared in the comedy show "Episodes", which also featured Joseph May, Michael Brandon and Rufus Jones.
  • He, Rasmus Hardiker, David Menkin, Teresa Gallagher, Bob Golding, Togo Igawa, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Nick Ostler, Dave Peacock, Mark Huckerby, Gilan Shachaf, Saar Badishi and Yehonatan Magon have worked on "Thunderbirds Are Go". There have also been several other people that have worked on other parts of the Thunderbirds franchise:
    • Philip Reeves (the 2004 film)
    • David Mitton (the original TV series)
  • He, Tim Whitnall and Rufus Jones have had roles in "Agatha Christie's Marple".
  • Hope, alongside Colin McFarlane, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Sheena Bhattessa have all worked on "Midsomer Murders".
  • He, Colm Feore, Kevin Frank, Lori Hallier and Doug Lennox all had roles in "Street Legal".
  • He, Jules de Jongh, Rupert Degas, Christopher Ragland and Martin Sherman all provided voices in "Driver: San Francisco".
  • He, John Schwab, David Menkin, Joseph May and Glenn Wrage all voiced characters in "Alien: Isolation".
  • He and John Schwab both had roles in "The Catcher was a Spy".
  • He worked on "Sherlock Holmes", his character from it Ambassador Standish being voiced by Alfonso Ramírez. Several other people have worked on other Sherlock Holmes films:
    • Rob Rackstraw, Rachael Miller and Christopher Ragland ("Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter")
    • Kai-Henrik Möller (the 2002 version of "The Hounds of Baskerville")
    • Kerry Shale ("The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes")
    • Mike Grady ("Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows")
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