William "Bill" Hope (born March 2, 1955)[1] is a Canadian actor and voice artist who played Lieutenant Gorman in the 1986 film Aliens. Other notable films Hope has appeared in include Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), Shining Through (1992), The Saint (1997), Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004), 9/11: The Twin Towers (2006) and The Whistleblower (2010). As a voice artist, he is also known for providing the voices for many characters from the US dub of the children's TV series Thomas and Friends, including Edward, Toby, Rocky, Whiff, etc. Aside from his work in film, Hope has had an extensive career in television and theater.

One of the most prolific figures in the Alien, Predator and Alien vs. Predator franchises, Hope also voiced Groves in the 2010 video game Aliens vs. Predator, lent his voice and likeness to the character Waits in the 2014 video game Alien: Isolation, and narrated audiobook versions of the novels Aliens and Alien Resurrection, released in 2015. He also reprised the role of Gorman in the 2017 audio drama version of Alien: River of Pain, although he was not credited for the role. On top of his character work, Hope provided vocal effects for the Predators in the 1999 video game Aliens versus Predator, the 2001 video game Aliens versus Predator 2 and Aliens vs. Predator, as well as the Aliens in Aliens vs. Predator.

Hope trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and, after graduation, he worked in theatre for 7 years as well as performing in over 100 radio plays for the BBC.[2] His career includes art and indie and Hollywood films, as well as TV.[2]


Year Title Notes
1982 Scanners Uncredited; with Leon Herbert
Poltergeist Uncredited
1983 The Lords of Discipline With Michael Biehn, Valerie Colgan, Stuart Milligan and Bill Paxton
1986 Aliens
1987 Going Home
1988 Hellbound: Hellraiser II
1992 Shining Through
1993 Dropping the Baby
1997 The Saint With Tommy Flanagan and Peter Guinness
2000 Obedience
2001 Never Say never Mind: The Swedish Bikini Team
2002 xXx With William H. Burton, Jr., Jan Pavel Filipenský, Petr Jákl, Henry Kingi, Thomas Rosales, Jr. and Danny Trejo
2003 Cockroach Blue
Labyrinth With Charles Dance
2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow With Stuart Milligan and C. C. Smiff
2005 Submerged
The Marksman
2006 9/11: The Twin Towers With Stuart Milligan and Alibe Parsons
The Detonator With Stuart Milligan and Vincenzo Nicoli
Free Jimmy
2007 The Walker
Trade Routes
Finding Rin Tin Tin
2008 Dark Floors With Leon Herbert
Autopsy Uncredited; with Jenette Goldstein
2009 Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails With Glenn Wrage
Sherlock Holmes With C. C. Smiff
2010 Legacy With Idris Elba and Deobia Oparei
The Glass House
Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue With Glenn Wrage
The Whistleblower
Thomas & Friends: Merry Winter Wish With Glenn Wrage
2011 Thomas & Friends: Wobbly Wheels & Whistles With Glenn Wrage
Cold Fusion
Thomas & Friends: Day of the Diesels With Glenn Wrage
Thomas & Friends: Pop Goes Thomas With Glenn Wrage
Thomas & Friends: Rescue on the Rails With Glenn Wrage
Thomas & Friends: The Birthday Express With Glenn Wrage
Captain America: The First Avenger
Thomas & Friends: Merry Christmas, Thomas! With Glenn Wrage
The Lady
2012 Thomas & Friends: Sticky Situations With Glenn Wrage
Thomas & Friends: Up, Up and Away With Glenn Wrage
Dark Shadows
Thomas & Friends: Curious Cargo With Glenn Wrage
Thomas & Friends: Schoolhouse Delivery With Glenn Wrage
Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery With Glenn Wrage
Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas With Glenn Wrage
2013 Thomas & Friends: The Thomas Way With Glenn Wrage
Spiders 3D
Thomas & Friends: Go Go Thoams! With Glenn Wrage
Thomas & Friends: Railway Mischief With Glenn Wrage
Thomas & Friends: Muddy Matters With Glenn Wrage
Burton & Taylor
Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway With Glenn Wrage
Thomas & Friends: Animals Aboard! With Glenn Wrage
Walking with the Enemy With Ralph Brown
Thomas & Friends: Santa's Little Engine With Glenn Wrage
2014 Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave With Clive Mantle and Glenn Wrage

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