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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 National Theater Live: Skylight
Tom Sergeant
 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 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
 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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He acted in Harold Pinter's play, "A Kind of Alaska," at the Donmar Theatre in London, England with Harold Pinter, Penelope Wilton, Douglas Hodge, Lia Williams, and Colin McFarlane in the cast. Karel Reisz and Joe Harmston were directors. See more »

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3 Interviews | See more »

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

I hate design which has nothing to do with function. When I first went to work and had digs, I would arrange that there was nothing in my room, just a bed and a chair. It was like a cell. And I once saw this thing on the telly where there were these two guys who lived in a minimalist house. Absolutely nothing in it, but they had a deal that if they left their shoes on the stairs in an interesting... 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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