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Bill Nighy


Bill Nighy is an award-winning British character actor. He was born William Francis Nighy 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 ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Love Actually
Love Actually Billy Mack
(2003)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
(2010)
Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz Met Chief Inspector
(2007)

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 2017 Four Kids and It (pre-production)
Tristan
 2017 The Bookshop (post-production)
Mr. Brundish
 2017 Payne & Redemption (filming)
Coroner (rumored)
 2016 Their Finest
Ambrose Hilliard / Uncle Frank
 2016 The Limehouse Golem
John Kildare
 2016 Norm of the North
Socrates (voice)
 2014/I Pride
Cliff
 2014 I, Frankenstein
Naberius
 2013 The World's End
The Network (voice)
 2013/I About Time
Dad
 2011 Arthur Christmas
Grandsanta (voice)
 2011 Rango
Rattlesnake Jake (voice)
 2009 Astro Boy
Dr. Elefun / Robotsky (voice)
 2009 Glorious 39
Alexander
 2009 G-Force
Saber
 2008 Kis Vuk
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
Dan
 2001 Blow Dry
Ray (Raymond) Robertson
 1998 Still Crazy
Ray Simms
 1996 True Blue
Jeremy Saville
 1994 Being Human
Julian
 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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Other Works:

He acted in the Royal National Theatre repertoire season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Laurence Olivier Theatre, and Lyttelton Theatre in London, England in Alan Ayckbourn's play, "House + Garden;" William Shakespeare's plays, "Romeo and Juliet," "Hamlet;" Arthur Miller's play, "All My Sons;" Ken Campbell's play, "History of the ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

William Nighy

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

The director (Gore Verbinski) asked me to do Dutch, and I don't do Dutch. So I decided on Scottish. - on his Scottish accent for Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006). See more »

Trivia:

He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2001 (2000 season) for Best Actor in his performance of Blue/Orange at the Royal National Theatre, Cottesloe Stage. See more »

Trademark:

His gaunt, pale appearance

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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