Bishop Anthony Lilliman is a hypocritical, highly corrupt clergyman who once served as a chaplain at Larkhill Prison. Since this time, Lilliman has ascended to be the Bishop of Westminster, where he delivers sermons that betray a racist, bloodthirsty mindset. It’s revealed that Lilliman, in addition to his bigotry and cruelty, is guilty of pedophilia. He regularly sends for child prostitutes—a fact that’s well known among government officials, and apparently condoned. As with V’s other victims, Bishop Lilliman’s fate is gruesomely appropriate: Evey pretends to be a prostitute and lets V into Lilliman’s house, where he kills Lilliman with a cyanide-laced wafer.
Bishop Anthony Lilliman Character Timeline in V for Vendetta
The timeline below shows where the character Bishop Anthony Lilliman appears in V for Vendetta. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 1, Chapter 6: The Vision
...in December 20th, a large congregation assembles to listen to a bishop’s sermon. The bishop, Anthony Lilliman , praises God for sparing England from his punishment, and prays that God will keep... (full context)
Book 1, Chapter 8: The Valley
...“Ear” headquarters, Heyer and his colleagues eavesdrop on conversations throughout London. They note darkly that Bishop Lilliman at Westminster likes to have a “children’s night” on Sunday. Heyer listens to recordings of... (full context)
Book 3, Chapter 4: Vestiges