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Norman Bird

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'''Norman Bird''' (1920 - 2005) was a British character actor, known on stage, cinema and television for many different roles. Since the 1950's, he made guest appearances in wellknown series as ''[[wikipedia:The Saint (TV series)|The Saint]]'' and ''[[wikipedia:Z-Cars|Z Cars]]'', playing mostly civil servants and policemen. In 1978, Bird provided the voice of [[Bilbo Baggins]] in [[The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (1978 film)]]. His last major feature was a bit part in ''Shadowlands'', a film about [[C.S. Lewis]].  
 
'''Norman Bird''' (1920 - 2005) was a British character actor, known on stage, cinema and television for many different roles. Since the 1950's, he made guest appearances in wellknown series as ''[[wikipedia:The Saint (TV series)|The Saint]]'' and ''[[wikipedia:Z-Cars|Z Cars]]'', playing mostly civil servants and policemen. In 1978, Bird provided the voice of [[Bilbo Baggins]] in [[The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (1978 film)]]. His last major feature was a bit part in ''Shadowlands'', a film about [[C.S. Lewis]].  

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Norman Bird
LifetimeOctober 30, 1920 - April 22, 2005
PortrayedBilbo Baggins
InThe Lord of the Rings (1978 film)
IMDbProfile

Norman Bird (1920 - 2005) was a British character actor, known on stage, cinema and television for many different roles. Since the 1950's, he made guest appearances in wellknown series as The Saint and Z Cars, playing mostly civil servants and policemen. In 1978, Bird provided the voice of Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings (1978 film). His last major feature was a bit part in Shadowlands, a film about C.S. Lewis.

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