William "Bill" Hope (born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on March 2, 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" staring Robert Downey, Jr.



  • Edward
  • Toby
  • Whiff
  • Dash
  • Rocky
  • Stephen Hatt (thirteenth and fourteenth seasons only)
  • Farmer McColl
  • The Duke of Boxford
  • The Maithwaite Stationmaster (Double Trouble and Wonky Whistle only)
  • The Dock Manager
  • A Wellsworth Station Worker (Percy's Lucky Day)
  • The Blond-haired Boy (fourteenth season only)


  • Bert (sixteenth season onwards)
  • A Steamworks Worker (Wonky Whistle)
  • The Farm Hands (Wonky Whistle)
  • A Railway Inspector (Too Many Fire Engines)
  • A Sodor Search and Rescue Centre Worker (Toad and the Whale)


  • He appeared in the 2011 film, "Captain America: The First Avenger" with Michael Brandon and Martin Sherman.
  • 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 and Michael Brandon.
  • He along with Teresa Gallagher, Rasmus Hardiker, David Menkin and Bob Golding voiced characters from "Thunderbirds are Go". David Mitton had previously worked on the original version of the TV series.
  • Both he and Tim Whitnall have had roles in "Agatha Christie's Marple".
  • He, Colm Feore, Kevin Frank, Lori Hallier and Doug Lennox all had roles in "Street Legal".

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