Bill Paterson

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Bill Paterson is a popular Scottish Actor and Model. Bill Paterson is widely known for his character as Lord Lyman Beesbury in the action-adventure television series titled House of the Dragon in 2022.

Early Life and Childhood

Bill Paterson was born on June 3, 1945, in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. His age is 77 years as of 2023 and his full name is William Tulloch Paterson.

Similarly, he is American and Scottish by nationality and Christian by religion. Moreover, he belongs to the Scottish ethnicity and his zodiac sign is Gemini.

However, there is no information available on the web regarding his parents and siblings. He may not want to share information about his family to keep them out of the spotlight. We hope he will provide more information about his family to the media in the future.


In terms of his educational background, there is no information available on the web regarding his school. He might have done his schooling at a community school in Glasgow, Scotland.

Later, he attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland. However, his additional academic credentials are unavailable on the web.

Bill Paterson – Net Worth 2023

Paterson has an estimated net worth of approximately around $12 million. Similarly, his source of income is mainly his acting profession. However, his weekly and monthly wages are unknown.

Additionally, he has worked very hard since his childhood to achieve this fame. Also, he is active in his career and is on the way to raising his net worth in the future.

Career and Professional Life

Moving on to his career, he made his professional acting debut at the Glasgow Citizens Theatre in 1967.

Also, he joined the Citizens’ Theatre for Youth in 1970. He stayed there as an actor and assistant director until 1972 and later he left to appear in the musical comedy The Great Northern Welly Boot Show with Billy Connolly at the Edinburgh Festival.

He made his television debut in 1979 when he lead the role in the television play titled Whose Life Is It Anyway? at the Savoy Theatre.

In 1978, he made his debut as a Scotland Yard police sergeant in the comedy film The Odd Job and also in the BAFTA-winning drama Licking Hitler. The same year, he appeared as King James in the UK television series titled Will Shakespeare.

Similarly, he made his film debut in The Killing Fields, Comfort and Joy, and A Private Function all in 1984. In the movie The Witches, he played Mr. Jenkins in 1990. Likewise, Dutch Girls, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Truly, Madly, Deeply, Chaplin, and Sir Ian McKellen’s Richard III are among his other films.

Furthermore, he has narrated a number of television and radio shows. He also began telling stories about his childhood in Glasgow on BBC Scotland’s Tales show From the Back Green.

Also, he starred as lawyer Ned Gowan in the 2014 Starz period drama titled Outlander. He received the Scottish BAFTAs’ lifetime achievement award in 2015.

Additionally, he co-starred in the comedy series The Rebel with his friend Simon Callow in 2016. He also appeared in the four-part BBC drama titled Guilt in 2019.

Also, he played the character of Lord Lyman Beesbury in the fantasy drama titled House of the Dragon in 2022. Likewise, he also narrates the British television show named The Repair Shop.

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Caption: Bill Paterson on the movie set. Source: Gold

Brand Endorsements

Paterson has not endorsed any brand till now. Also, he is not promoting anything or collaborating with any brands. No information is available on the web regarding the products he has supported or not.

Also, he has not disclosed any information about the brands or companies he has endorsed. Moreover, in the coming days, we may see him being associated with some brands and supporting their products.

Awards and Nomination

Paterson was nominated and has won several awards in his career. He won BAFTA Scotland Award in 1997, the Outstanding Contribution To Film and Television award in 2015, etc. Similarly, he was nominated for BAFTA Scotland Award in 2007 and in 2009.

However, his best form has yet to be acknowledged by his audience and he still has much more to do. Furthermore, we believe that his talent will earn him several awards in the future.

Relationship Status

Paterson married Hildegard Maria Bechtler in 1984. Hildegard is a beautiful stage designer by profession. However, he has not revealed anything about how they both met and dated each other.

Moreover, it is seen that they both are quite happy being together at the moment. They have two children a son and a daughter but their names are not available. Also, he doesn’t have any past relationships or previous engagements.

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Caption: Bill Paterson with his wife. Source: Independent


Paterson has always been concerned with his professional life. However, he hasn’t been associated with rumors or controversies that would hamper his professional career. Also, he avoids the media and avoids engaging in situations that can damage his reputation.

Body Measurements

Talking about his height he is 5 Feet 8 inches tall and weighs 75kg. Similarly, he has a good physique but his accurate body measurements are unknown. Moreover, he has beautiful blue eyes and greyish hair.

Also, his dress size is 8 and his shoe size is 10(US). Moreover, he follows a solid workout and diet plan and a balanced lifestyle to maintain his body measurements.

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Caption: Bill Paterson posing for the photo. Source: JJ

Bill Paterson – Social Media

Paterson is not active on social media. He prefers to be present and private in his personal life, so he avoids social networking sites. He is not available on any social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

However, due to his popularity, many of his fans want to know more about him, including his daily life, so he may appear on social media platforms soon. There are, however, some of his fan-created profiles.