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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 (filming)
Socrates (voice)
 2014/I Pride
Cliff
 2014 I, Frankenstein
Naberius
 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 Rango
Rattlesnake Jake (voice)
 2009 Astro Boy
Dr. Elefun / Robotsky (voice)
 2009 Glorious 39
Alexander
 2009 G-Force
Saber
 2008 Slapper (Short)
Arnold Percy
 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
Dan
 2001 Blow Dry
Ray (Raymond) Robertson
 2000 The Magic of Vincent (Short)
Peter Saunders
 1999 The Bass Player (Short)
Count Bibuloff
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

2001 - Played Robert in "Blue/ Orange", a new play by Joe Penhall - National Theatre, London (2000)/ Duchess Theatre, London (2001). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | See more »

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

If you're in a play and you have the same jokes to deliver, eight times a week, it's endlessly fascinating, just trying to hit it each time, and maybe a little bit quicker, a little bit later, trying to feel the air in which you're about to place it. To have 400 people laugh at the same time, you would go to your grave trying to get it right. And it's also very glamorous when it's on film, ... See more »

Trivia:

Played the part of "Sam Gamgee" in the original BBC radio production of The Lord of the Rings alongside Ian Holm as "Frodo". Peter Jackson (director of the The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)) gave this version to those members of his cast who hadn't read the book. See more »

Trademark:

His gaunt, pale appearance

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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