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Bill Nighy


Bill Nighy is an award-winning British character actor. He was born on December 12, 1949 in Caterham, Surrey, England, to Catherine Josephine (Whittaker), a psychiatric nurse from Glasgow, and Alfred Martin Nighy, who was English-born and managed a garage in Croydon. At school, he gained 'O'-levels in English Language and English Literature and ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2015 Payne & Redemption (filming)
Coroner (rumored)
 2014 Destiny (Video Game)
The Speaker (voice)
 2014 National Theatre Live (TV Series)
Tom Sergeant
- Skylight (2014) ... Tom Sergeant
 2014 Pride
Cliff
 2014 Elder Scrolls Online (Video Game)
High King Emeric (voice)
 2014 Turks & Caicos (TV Movie)
Johnny Worricker
 2014 I, Frankenstein
Naberius
 2013 Disney Infinity (Video Game)
Davy Jones (voice)
 2013 The World's End
The Network (voice)
 2013/I About Time
Dad
 2013 The Hungry Corpse (Short)
The Corpse
 2011 Arthur Christmas
Grandsanta (voice)
 2011 Astonish Me (Short)
The Professor
 2011 The Man with the Stolen Heart (Short) (voice)
 2011 Page Eight (TV Movie)
Johnny Worricker
 2011 Rango
Rattlesnake Jake (voice)
 2010 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Dr. Black
- Vincent and the Doctor (2010) ... Dr. Black (uncredited)
 2010 The RRF in New Recruit (Video short)
Robotsky (voice)
 2009 10 Minute Tales (TV Series)
Mr Jellaby
- Statuesque (2009) ... Mr Jellaby
 2009 Astro Boy
Dr. Elefun / Robotsky (voice)
 2009 Glorious 39
Alexander
 2009 G-Force (Video Game)
Leonard Saber (voice)
 2009 G-Force
Saber
 2008 Slapper (Short)
Arnold Percy
 2008 A Fox's Tale
Ringmaster (voice)
 2007 Bloopers of the Caribbean (Video short)
Davy Jones (uncredited)
 2006 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- The Great Robot Race (2006) ... Narrator
 2006 Flushed Away
Whitey (voice)
 2005 Gideon's Daughter (TV Movie)
Gideon Warner
 2005 The Girl in the Café (TV Movie)
Lawrence
 2005 Sprung! The Magic Roundabout
Dylan (English version, voice)
 2004 He Knew He Was Right (TV Mini-Series)
Colonel Osborne
- Part 3 (2004) ... Colonel Osborne
- Part 2 (2004) ... Colonel Osborne
- Part 1 (2004) ... Colonel Osborne
 2003 The Young Visiters (TV Movie)
Earl of Clincham
 2003 Canterbury Tales (TV Mini-Series)
James
- The Wife of Bath (2003) ... James
 2003 The Lost Prince (TV Movie)
Stamfordham
 2002 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
Lockwood
- Well Schooled in Murder (2002) ... Lockwood
 2002 AKA
Uncle Louis Gryffoyn
 2001 Lucky Break
Roger 'Rog' Chamberlain / King George III in Show
 2001 Lawless Heart
Dan
 2001 Blow Dry
Ray (Raymond) Robertson
 2000 Animated Tales of the World (TV Series)
Tiger
- A Story from Taiwan: Aunt Tiger ... Tiger (voice)
 1999-2000 Kiss Me Kate (TV Series)
Iain Cameron / Iain
- Christmas (2000) ... Iain Cameron
- Oh Brother! (2000) ... Iain
 1998-2000 The Canterbury Tales (TV Series)
The Merchant
- The Journey Back (2000) ... The Merchant (voice)
- Leaving London (1998) ... The Merchant (voice)
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
Lord Sandwich
 2000 The Magic of Vincent (Short)
Peter Saunders
 1999 People Like Us (TV Series)
Will Rushmore
- The Photographer (1999) ... Will Rushmore
 1999 The Bass Player (Short)
Count Bibuloff
 1998 Still Crazy
Ray Simms
 1997 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Giles Culpepper QC
- Ancient History (1997) ... Giles Culpepper QC
 1997 Insiders (TV Series)
Mark Gordon
- The VAT Man (1997) ... Mark Gordon
 1996 Testament: The Bible in Animation (TV Series)
Belshazzar
- Daniel (1996) ... Belshazzar (voice)
 1996 True Blue
Jeremy Saville
 1994 Wycliffe (TV Series)
David Cleeve
- The Four Jacks (1994) ... David Cleeve
 1994 Being Human
Julian
 1991-1993 Performance (TV Series)
Roger Maitland / Hugh Marriner
- The Maitlands (1993) ... Roger Maitland
- Absolute Hell (1991) ... Hugh Marriner
 1993 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Alan Sinclair
- Growing Pains (1993) ... Alan Sinclair
 1993 Eye of the Storm (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Frewen
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... Tom Frewen
- Episode #1.5 (1993) ... Tom Frewen
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Tom Frewen
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Tom Frewen
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Tom Frewen
 1993 Unnatural Causes (TV Movie)
Oliver Latham
 1992 A Masculine Ending (TV Movie)
John Tracey
 1992 Mistress of Suspense (TV Series)
Tom Dickenson
- The Cat Brought It In (1992) ... Tom Dickenson
 1991 Bergerac (TV Series)
Barry
- All for Love (1991) ... Barry
 1991 Boon (TV Series)
Steve Reeves
- Pillow Talk (1991) ... Steve Reeves
 1990 Screenplay (TV Series)
Howard Nash
- Antonia and Jane (1990) ... Howard Nash
 1990 Making News (TV Series)
Sam Courtney
- Yes, We Have No Secrets (1990) ... Sam Courtney
- Three Kinds of Poison (1990) ... Sam Courtney
- Line of Fire (1990) ... Sam Courtney
- Conspiracy (1990) ... Sam Courtney
- The Border Limo (1990) ... Sam Courtney
 1989 Storyboard (TV Series)
Sam
- Making News (1989) ... Sam
 1985 Thirteen at Dinner (TV Movie)
Ronald Marsh
 1985 Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (TV Movie)
Helmut Hoffmann
 1984 The Little Drummer Girl
Al (Theatre Company)
 1984 Crown Court (TV Series)
Lee Sinclair
- The Son of His Father: Part 1 (1984) ... Lee Sinclair
 1983 Reilly: Ace of Spies (TV Mini-Series)
Goschen
- The Visiting Fireman (1983) ... Goschen
 1983 Curse of the Pink Panther
ENT Doctor
 1983 Jemima Shore Investigates (TV Series)
David Cullen
- A Model Murder (1983) ... David Cullen
 1982 Play for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Connor Mullan
- Easter 2016 (1982) ... Connor Mullan
 1982 Minder (TV Series)
Oates
- Looking for Micky (1982) ... Oates
 1978-1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Dave / William / Bill
- Under the Skin (1982) ... Dave
- Dreams of Leaving (1980) ... William
- Soldiers Talking Cleanly (1978) ... Bill
 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Bruno
- Standing in for Henry (1980) ... Bruno
 1980 Little Lord Fauntleroy (TV Movie)
Officer
 1980 Fox (TV Series)
Colin Street
- Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble (1980) ... Colin Street
 1980 Death Watch
Man in 'Harriet scene' (uncredited)
 1979 Premiere (TV Series)
Deasey
- Deasey (1979) ... Deasey
 1979 The Bitch
Flower Delivery Boy (uncredited)
 1976 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Albert Blake
- Say It with Flowers (1976) ... Albert Blake
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Other Works:

He acted in Peter Jenkins' play, "Illuminations," was performed at Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Paul Eddington CBE, Nigel Stock, Judy Loe, and directed by Richard Cottrell. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

There's a bit in Performance, one of my favourite films - with James Fox giving one of my favourite performances - and there's a scene where he's getting ready, and there's a bit where he arranges his Playboy lighter, and the magazines, and the ashtray, perfectly symmetrically aligned on the coffee table, the funky coffee table. And then he gets his tie and his shirt absolutely fabulous, and the ... See more »

Trivia:

Filming Wild Target with Emily Blunt and Rupert Grint. See more »

Trademark:

His gaunt, pale appearance

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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