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Bill Nighy

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Bill Nighy, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Dec 12, 1949 In Surrey, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
126
First Appeared:
Movie Dragonkeeper 2021-07-01
Latest Project:
In the series Agony 1979-03-11
Known For
Poster of Dragonkeeper
Poster of London: The Modern Babylon
Poster of The Big Art Project
Poster of Making News
Filmography
Movie Dragonkeeper Danzi (voice)
Movie Minamata Robert "Bob" Hayes
Movie Emma. Mr. Woodhouse
Movie Pokémon Detective Pikachu Howard Clifford / Mewtwo (voice)
Movie Sometimes Always Never Alan
Movie The Kindness of Strangers Timofey
Movie Hope Gap Edward
Movie StarDog and TurboCat Sinclair (voice)
Series Ordeal by Innocence Leo Argyll
Series The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale Himself
Movie The Bookshop Mr. Brundish
Series Castlevania Saint Germain (voice)
Movie Their Finest Ambrose Hilliard
Movie Red Nose Day Actually Billy Mack
Movie The Limehouse Golem John Kildare
Movie Dad's Army Sergeant Wilson
Movie Norm of the North Socrates (voice)
Movie The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Douglas Ainslie
Movie A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman Himself
Movie National Theatre Live: Skylight Tom Sergeant
Movie Salting the Battlefield Johnny Worricker
Movie Turks & Caicos Johnny Worricker
Movie I, Frankenstein Naberius
Movie Pride Cliff
Movie About Time Dad
Movie The World's End The Network (voice)
Movie Great White Shark
Movie Jack the Giant Slayer General Fallon
Movie Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene Graham Greene
Movie London: The Modern Babylon Quotations spoken by
Movie Total Recall Matthias
Movie Wrath of the Titans Hephaestus
Movie Rango Rattlesnake Jake (voice)
Movie Chalet Girl Richard Madsen
Movie Arthur Christmas Grandsanta (voice)
Movie Astonish Me The Professor
Movie Page Eight Johnny Worricker
Movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Douglas Ainslie
Movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Rufus Scrimgeour
Movie Wild Target Victor Maynard
Movie Glorious 39 Alexander Keyes
Movie Astro Boy Dr. Elefun (voice)
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown
Movie G-Force Leonard Saber
Series The Big Art Project
Movie The Boat That Rocked Quentin
Movie Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Viktor
Movie A Fox's Tale Ringmaster (voice)
Movie Slapper Arnold Percy
Movie Valkyrie Friedrich Olbricht
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Captain Davy Jones
Movie Hot Fuzz Met Chief Inspector
Movie Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Preacher
Movie Notes on a Scandal Richard Hart
Movie Flushed Away Whitey (voice)
Series The One Show Unknown
Movie Stormbreaker Alan Blunt
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Captain Davy Jones
Movie We Love Cigarettes Narrator
Movie Underworld: Evolution Viktor
Movie The Girl in the Café Lawrence
Movie The Magic Roundabout Dylan
Series Doctor Who Dr. Black
Movie The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Slartibartfast
Movie The Constant Gardener Sir Bernard Pellegrin
Movie Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Himself
Movie Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Slartibartfast (archive footage) (uncredited)
Movie Gideon's Daughter Gideon Warner
Series Meerkat Manor
Movie Enduring Love Robin
Series He Knew He Was Right Colonel Osborne
Movie Shaun of the Dead Phillip
Movie Burst Maxwell's Fan 22
Movie Love Actually Billy Mack
Movie Ready When You Are, Mr McGill
Series The Lost Prince Stamfordham
Series State of Play Cameron Foster
Movie I Capture the Castle James Mortmain
Series Canterbury Tales
Series Grumpy Old Men Himself
Movie The Young Visiters Earl of Clincham
Movie Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher Narrator
Movie Underworld Viktor
Movie The Lawless Heart Dan
Series The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Lockwood
Movie AKA Uncle Louis Gryffoyn
Movie Blow Dry Ray Robertson
Series Richard & Judy Unknown
Movie Lucky Break Roger
Movie Longitude Lord Sandwich
Movie Guest House Paradiso Mr. Johnson
Series People Like Us Unknown
Series Total Recall 2070 Matthias Lair
Movie The Canterbury Tales The Merchant (voice)
Movie Still Crazy Ray Simms
Movie FairyTale: A True Story Edward Gardner
Movie True Blue Jeremy Saville
Movie Alive and Kicking Tristan
Series Kavanagh QC Unknown
Series Wycliffe Unknown
Movie Being Human Julian
Movie Don't Leave Me This Way John Tracey
Series Peak Practice Unknown
Movie Unnatural Causes Oliver Latham
Movie A Masculine Ending John Tracey
Movie Absolute Hell
Movie The Men's Room
Series Performance Hugh Marriner
Series Chillers Unknown
Series Making News Unknown
Movie Antonia and Jane Howard Nash
Movie The Phantom of the Opera Martin Barton
Movie Mack the Knife Tiger Brown
Movie Thirteen at Dinner Ronald Marsh
Series The Last Place on Earth Cecil Meares
Movie Hitler's SS: Portrait In Evil Helmut Hoffmann
Movie The Little Drummer Girl Al
Series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Jeffrey Grainger
Movie Easter 2016 Connor Mullan
Series Bergerac Unknown
Movie Eye of the Needle Squadron Leader Blenkinsop
Movie Fox
Series Fox Colin Street
Movie Death Watch Man in "Harriet" Scene (uncredited)
Movie Dreams of Leaving William
Series Agony