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Classic character actor '''Norman Bird''' provided the voice of [[Bilbo Baggins]] in [[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings]].
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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]].  
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Bird Wikipedia profile]
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* {{WP|Norman Bird}}
* [http://www.britmovie.co.uk/actors/b/014.html BritMovie profile]
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* [http://www.britmovie.co.uk/actors/b/014.html Norman Bird] at BritMovie
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Latest revision as of 12:04, 18 December 2012

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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