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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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 2015 Payne & Redemption (filming)
Coroner (rumored)
 2014 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
 1980 Death Watch
Man in 'Harriet scene' (uncredited)
 1979 The Bitch
Flower Delivery Boy (uncredited)
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He acted in David Hare's play, "A Map of the World," in a British National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Roshan Seth, Diana Quick, Stefan Gryff, and Ronald Hines in the cast. David Hare was also director. See more »

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

Gay men and women were marginalised and victimised . When I was young, people still went to jail for any public display of affection between people of the same sex. It seems bizarre to say that, I've never understood it. And now I can stand in a town hall in London and watch two male friends get married and say I love you in a public place, and I find it almost overwhelmingly moving. See more »

Trivia:

Has worked with three actors who have played Bilbo Baggins. In the BBC Radio adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, Bilbo was played by John Le Mesurier, while Frodo was played by Ian Holm, who played Bilbo in Peter Jackson's films. Holm was later succeeded by Martin Freeman, whom Nighy has worked with several times: Love Actually (2003), Shaun of the Dead (2004), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... See more »

Trademark:

His gaunt, pale appearance

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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