Bill Nighy

Biography

William Francis "Bill" Nighy (pronounced /ˈnaɪ/ ny; born 12 December 1949) is a British actor and comedian.

He worked in theatre and television before his first cinema role in 1981, and made his name in television with The Men's Room in 1991, in which he played the womanizer Prof. Mark Carleton, whose extra-marital affairs kept him "vital". He became known around the world in 2003 as Billy Mack, the aging pop star in Love Actually, and in the same year played James Mortmain, the eccentric husband struggling to keep his family afloat in a decaying English castle, in I Capture the Castle. He is also known for his roles in the films Underworld, Shaun of the Dead, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Pirates of the Caribbean, Hot Fuzz, Valkyrie, G-Force and provided voice talents in the films The Magic Roundabout, Flushed Away and Rango. He recently played Rufus Scrimgeour in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Bill Nighy is a Patron and supporter of the artistic collective The Factory Theatre Company alongside other actors such as Mark Rylance, Ewan McGregor and Richard Wilson. Other notable members include founder Alex Hassell, Catherine Bailey and Alan Morrissey.

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William Francis "Bill" Nighy (pronounced /ˈnaɪ/ ny; born 12 December 1949) is a British actor and comedian.

He worked in theatre and television before his first cinema role in 1981, and made his name in television with The Men's Room in 1991, in which he played the womanizer Prof. Mark Carleton, whose extra-marital affairs kept him "vital". He became known around the world in 2003 as Billy Mack, the aging pop star in Love Actually, and in the same year played James Mortmain, the eccentric husband struggling to keep his family afloat in a decaying English castle, in I Capture the Castle. He is also known for his roles in the films Underworld, Shaun of the Dead, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Pirates of the Caribbean, Hot Fuzz, Valkyrie, G-Force and provided voice talents in the films The Magic Roundabout, Flushed Away and Rango. He recently played Rufus Scrimgeour in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Bill Nighy is a Patron and supporter of the artistic collective The Factory Theatre Company alongside other actors such as Mark Rylance, Ewan McGregor and Richard Wilson. Other notable members include founder Alex Hassell, Catherine Bailey and Alan Morrissey.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 99

Birthday 1949-12-12

Place of Birth Surrey, England, UK

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://www.billnighy.net/

Also Known As

  • Билл Найи

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Okja
2016 Their Finest
2016 Dad's Army as Sergeant Wilson
2016 Norm of the North as Socrates (voice)
2015 A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman as Himself
2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as Douglas Ainslie
2014 Pride as Cliff
2014 National Theatre Live: Skylight as Tom Sergeant
2014 Salting the Battlefield as Johnny Worricker
2014 Turks & Caicos as Johnny Worricker
2014 I, Frankenstein as Naberius
2013 About Time as Dad
2013 The World's End as The Network (voice)
2013 Jack the Giant Slayer as General Fallon
2012 Total Recall as Matthias
2012 Wrath of the Titans as Hephaestus
2011 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as Douglas Ainslie
2011 Page Eight as Johnny Worricker
2011 Astonish Me as The Professor
2011 Rango as Rattlesnake Jake (voice)
2011 Arthur Christmas as Grandsanta (voice)
2011 Chalet Girl as Richard
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 as Rufus Scrimgeour
2010 Wild Target as Victor Maynard
2009 Glorious 39 as Alexander
2009 Astro Boy as Dr. Elefun (voice)
2009 Live from Studio Five(1 episode)
2009 G-Force as Leonard Saber
2009 The Big Art Project(4 episodes)
2009 The Boat That Rocked as Quentin
2009 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans as Viktor
2008 Valkyrie as Friedrich Olbricht
2008 Slapper as Arnold Percy
2008 A Fox's Tale as Ringmaster
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End as Davy Jones
2007 Hot Fuzz as Met Chief Inspector
2006 Notes on a Scandal as Richard Hart
2006 Flushed Away as Whitey
2006 The One Show(1 episode)
2006 Stormbreaker as Alan Blunt
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest as Davy Jones
2006 Underworld: Evolution as Viktor
2005 The Lost Prince as Stamfordham
2005 Gideon's Daughter as Gideon Warner
2005 Meerkat Manor(53 episodes)
2005 The Constant Gardener as Sir Bernard Pellegrin
2005 The Girl in the Café as Lawrence
2005 Doctor Who(1 episode) as Dr. Black
2005 The Magic Roundabout as Dylan
2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as Slartibartfast
2004 Enduring Love as Robin
2004 He Knew He Was Right as Colonel Osborne
2004 Shaun of the Dead as Phillip
2004 Burst as Maxwell's Fan
2003 Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher as Narrator
2003 The Young Visiters as Earl of Clincham
2003 Underworld as Viktor
2003 Canterbury Tales(1 episode) as James
2003 Love Actually as Billy Mack
2003 State of Play(6 episodes) as Cameron Foster
2003 I Capture the Castle as James Mortmain
2003 The Lost Prince(2 episodes)
2003 Canterbury Tales
2003 Ready When You Are, Mr McGill
2002 Lawless Heart as Dan
2002 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries(1 episode)
2001 Richard & Judy(1 episode)
2001 Lucky Break as Roger
2001 Blow Dry as Ray (Raymond) Robertson
2000 Longitude as Lord Sandwich
1999 Guest House Paradiso as Mr Johnson
1999 People Like Us(1 episode)
1998 Still Crazy as Ray Simms
1997 Alive and Kicking as Tristan
1997 FairyTale: A True Story as Edward Gardner
1996 True Blue as Jeremy Saville
1994 Wycliffe(1 episode)
1994 Being Human as Julian
1993 Don't Leave Me This Way as John Tracey
1993 Peak Practice(1 episode)
1993 Unnatural Causes as Oliver Latham
1992 A Masculine Ending
1991 Absolute Hell
1991 The Men's Room
1990 Chillers(1 episode)
1989 The Phantom of the Opera as Martin Barton
1989 Mack the Knife as Tiger Brown
1985 Thirteen at Dinner as Ronald Marsh
1985 The Last Place on Earth(7 episodes) as Cecil Meares
1985 Hitler's SS: Portrait In Evil as Helmut Hoffmann
1984 The Little Drummer Girl as Al (Theatre Company)
1983 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet(6 episodes)
1982 Easter 2016
1981 Bergerac(1 episode)
1980 Fox
1980 Fox(2 episodes) as Colin Street
1979 Agony(20 episodes)
1900 Making News(7 episodes)
1900 He Knew He Was Right(4 episodes)

Production

2011 Page Eight … Executive Producer

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