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Bill Nighy

1949-12-12 Caterham, Surrey, England, UK

Image of Bill Nighy


William Francis Nighy (born 12 December 1949) is an English actor. Known for his work on screen and stage, he has received numerous awards, including two BAFTA Awards, a Golden Globe Award and nominations for an Academy Award and a Tony Award. Nighy started his career with the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool and made his London debut with the Royal National Theatre starting with The Illuminatus! in 1977. There he gained acclaim for his roles in David Hare's Pravda in 1985, Harold Pinter's Betrayal in 1991, Tom Stoppard's Arcadia in 1993, and Anton Chekov's The Seagull in 1994. He received a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor nomination for his performance in Blue/Orange in 2001. He made his Broadway debut in Hare's The Vertical Hour in 2006, and returned in the 2015 revival of Hare's Skylight earning a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play nomination. Early film roles include in the comedies Still Crazy (1998), and Blow Dry (1999) before his breakout role in Love Actually (2003) which earned him a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. He soon gained recognition portraying Davy Jones in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series (2006-2007), and Viktor in the Underworld film series (2003-2009). Other films include Shaun of the Dead (2004), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), The Constant Gardener (2005), Notes on a Scandal (2006), Hot Fuzz (2007), Valkyrie (2008), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012), About Time (2013), Emma (2020), and Living (2022), the last of these earning him his first career Academy Award nomination. Nighy has gained acclaim for his roles in television earning a British Academy Television Award for Best Actor for his performance in BBC One series State of Play (2003), and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for the BBC film Gideon's Daughter (2007). He's also known for his roles in HBO's The Girl in the Café (2006) and PBS's Page Eight (2012).


The Beautiful Game Mal 2024-03-22
Gracie and Pedro: Pets to the Rescue Conrad (voice) 2024-05-01
The First Omen Cardinal Lawrence 2024-04-03
The Wild Robot Longneck (voice) 2024-09-12
10 Lives Professor Craven (voice) 2024-04-18
Darkling 2023-10-23
Role Play Bob 2023-12-14
Bloody Fury Bloody's Consciousness (voice) 2023-09-23
Spectre of the Bear Bennett (voice) 2023-10-07
Living Williams 2022-11-04
The Laughter & Secrets of 'Love Actually': 20 Years Later Self 2022-11-29
Buckley's Chance Spencer 2021-06-24
Christmas Magic at Kew Gardens Self - Narrator 2021-12-14
Lotus: A New Dawn Self - Narrator 2021-07-28
Emma. Mr. Woodhouse 2020-02-13
Katherine Jenkins Christmas Spectacular Self 2020-12-01
Minamata Robert "Bob" Hayes 2020-03-13
The Kindness of Strangers Timofey 2019-12-12
Pokémon Detective Pikachu Howard Clifford 2019-05-03
StarDog and TurboCat Sinclair (voice) 2019-12-06
Sometimes Always Never Alan 2019-03-14
Hope Gap Edward 2019-10-03
Red Nose Day Actually Billy Mack 2017-03-24
La librería Mr. Brundish 2017-11-10
Their Finest Ambrose Hilliard / Uncle Frank 2017-02-19
Norm of the North Socrates (voice) 2016-01-14
Dad's Army Sergeant Wilson 2016-02-05
The Limehouse Golem John Kildare 2016-10-18
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Douglas Ainslie 2015-02-26
A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman Self - 'Flushed Away' and 'Arthur Christmas' 2015-12-26
National Theatre Live: Skylight Tom Sergeant 2014-07-24
Salting the Battlefield Johnny Worricker 2014-03-27
Pride Cliff 2014-09-12
Turks & Caicos Johnny Worricker 2014-03-20
I, Frankenstein Naberius 2014-01-22
Great White Shark Self - Narrator (voice) 2013-05-24
Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene Graham Greene (voice) 2013-01-01
The World's End The Network (voice) 2013-07-18
The Hungry Corpse The Hungry Corpse 2013-06-26
About Time Dad 2013-09-04
Jack the Giant Slayer General Fallon 2013-02-27
London: The Modern Babylon Spoken Quotations (voice) 2012-08-03
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Douglas Ainslie 2012-02-23
Wrath of the Titans Hephaestus 2012-03-28
Total Recall Matthias 2012-08-02
Arthur Christmas Grandsanta (voice) 2011-11-10
Chalet Girl Richard Madsen 2011-02-02
Real Creatures of Dirt Self / Rattlesnake Jake 2011-07-15
Astonish Me The Professor 2011-07-26
Rango Rattlesnake Jake (voice) 2011-03-02
Page Eight Johnny Worricker 2011-08-28
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Rufus Scrimgeour 2010-11-17
Wild Target Victor Maynard 2010-06-17
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Viktor 2009-01-22
Astro Boy Dr. Elefun (voice) 2009-10-15
Glorious 39 Alexander Keyes 2009-11-20
The Boat That Rocked Quentin 2009-04-01
G-Force Leonard Saber 2009-07-24
Valkyrie Friedrich Olbricht 2008-12-25
Slapper Arnold Percy 2008-06-21
Kis Vuk Ringmaster (voice) 2008-04-17
Conclusive: We Made Hot Fuzz Self 2007-06-11
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Davy Jones 2007-05-19
Hot Fuzz Met Chief Inspector 2007-02-14
Notes on a Scandal Richard Hart 2006-12-25
Flushed Away Whitey (voice) 2006-10-22
Underworld: Evolution Viktor 2006-01-12
Anatomy of a Global Thriller: Behind the Scenes of The Constant Gardener Self 2006-01-10
Stormbreaker Alan Blunt 2006-07-21
We Love Cigarettes Narrator 2006-06-29
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Davy Jones 2006-07-06
The Constant Gardener Sir Bernard Pellegrin 2005-08-31
Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Self 2005-07-05
Don't Crash: The Documentary of the Making of the Movie of the Book of the Radio Series of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Self 2005-09-05
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Slartibartfast 2005-04-28
The Magic Roundabout Dylan (voice) 2005-02-02
The Girl in the Café Lawrence 2005-06-25
Gideon's Daughter Gideon Warner 2005-10-21
Shaun of the Dead Phillip 2004-04-09
Burst Maxwell's Fan 22 2004-01-01
Ready When You Are, Mr McGill Phil Parish 2004-09-01
Enduring Love Robin 2004-10-29
Below Deck: An Interactive History Of Pirates 2003-12-02
Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher Narrator 2003-12-29
The Young Visiters Earl of Clincham 2003-12-26
Love Actually Billy Mack 2003-09-07
Underworld Viktor 2003-09-19
I Capture the Castle James Mortmain 2003-05-09
AKA Uncle Louis Gryffoyn 2002-01-19
Lawless Heart Dan 2002-06-28
Blow Dry Ray Robertson 2001-03-01
Lucky Break Roger 2001-08-24
Longitude Lord Sandwich 2000-01-02
Guest House Paradiso Mr. Johnson 1999-12-03
Still Crazy Ray Simms 1998-10-30
FairyTale: A True Story Edward Gardner 1997-10-24
True Blue Jeremy Saville 1996-11-15
Indian Summer Tristan 1996-11-08
Being Human Julian 1994-05-06
Unnatural Causes Oliver Latham 1993-01-02
The Maitlands Roger Maitland 1993-11-13
Don't Leave Me This Way John Tracey 1993-05-30
A Masculine Ending John Tracey 1992-04-12
Absolute Hell Hugh Marriner 1991-10-05
Antonia and Jane Howard Nash 1990-01-01
Mack the Knife Tiger Brown 1989-11-01
The Phantom of the Opera Martin Barton 1989-11-04
Hitler's SS : Portrait In Evil Helmut Hoffmann 1985-02-17
Thirteen at Dinner Ronald Marsh 1985-09-19
The Little Drummer Girl Al 1984-10-19
Curse of the Pink Panther ENT Doctor 1983-08-12
Under the Skin Dave 1982-01-19
Easter 2016 Connor Mullan 1982-05-18
Eye of the Needle Squadron Leader Blenkinsop 1981-07-24
Little Lord Fauntleroy Officer 1980-12-01
Dreams of Leaving William 1980-01-17
Fox Colin Street 1980-03-10
La Mort en direct Katherine's Co-worker (uncredited) 1980-01-23
Soldiers Talking, Cleanly Bill 1978-12-05
Occupy! Player in Everyman Theatre Company, Liverpool 1976-01-01
& Sons
500 Miles
Joy Patrick Steptoe
That Christmas Bill (voice)