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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 & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
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 2017 Payne & Redemption (filming)
Coroner (rumored)
 2017 The Bookshop (post-production)
Mr. Brundish
 2016 Their Finest
Ambrose Hilliard / Uncle Frank
 2016 The Limehouse Golem
John Kildare
 2016 Norm of the North
Socrates (voice)
 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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Played on Broadway with Julianne Moore in "The Vertical Hour", a new play by David Hare, directed by Oscar-winner Sam Mendes. See more »

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3 Interviews | See more »

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William Nighy


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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I've always slightly worried about the kids who play football around my house. They know I'm an actor, but felt sorry for me because they'd never seen anything I've done. See more »


His father was English. His mother was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and also had Irish ancestry. See more »


His gaunt, pale appearance

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