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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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 2016 Payne & Redemption (filming)
Coroner (rumored)
 2016 Norm of the North (post-production)
Socrates (voice)
 2016 Okja (pre-production) (rumored)
 2014 National Theater Live: Skylight
Tom Sergeant
 2014/I Pride
 2014 I, Frankenstein
 2013 The World's End
The Network (voice)
 2013/I About Time
 2011 Arthur Christmas
Grandsanta (voice)
 2011 Rango
Rattlesnake Jake (voice)
 2009 Astro Boy
Dr. Elefun / Robotsky (voice)
 2009 Glorious 39
 2009 G-Force
 2008 A Fox's Tale
Ringmaster (voice)
 2006 Flushed Away
Whitey (voice)
 2005 Sprung! The Magic Roundabout
Dylan (English version, voice)
 2002 AKA
Uncle Louis Gryffoyn
 2001 Lucky Break
Roger 'Rog' Chamberlain / King George III in Show
 2001 Lawless Heart
 2001 Blow Dry
Ray (Raymond) Robertson
 1998 Still Crazy
Ray Simms
 1996 True Blue
Jeremy Saville
 1994 Being Human
 1984 The Little Drummer Girl
Al (Theatre Company)
 1983 Curse of the Pink Panther
ENT Doctor
 1981 Eye of the Needle
Squadron Leader Blenkinsop
 1980 Death Watch
Man in 'Harriet scene' (uncredited)
 1979 The Bitch
Flower Delivery Boy (uncredited)
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I used to think that prizes were demeaning and divisive, until I got one, and now they seem sort of meaningful and real. (On winning a Golden Globe in 2007) See more »


Years before Shaun of The Dead Bill Nighy was up a role in another zombie film. Nighy Was considered for the role of Roger Derebridge in Lifeforce (1985). Nicholas Ball won the role. See more »


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