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Bill Nighy

1949-12-12 Caterham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Image of Bill Nighy


William Francis "Bill" Nighy (pronounced /ˈnaɪ/ ny) 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.


Dragonkeeper Danzi (voice) 2021-07-01
Emma. Mr. Woodhouse 2020-02-13
Katherine Jenkins Christmas Spectacular 2020-12-01
Minamata Robert "Bob" Hayes 2020-03-13
StarDog and TurboCat Sinclair (voice) 2019-12-06
Sometimes Always Never Alan 2019-03-14
Hope Gap Edward 2019-10-03
Pokémon Detective Pikachu Howard Clifford 2019-05-03
The Kindness of Strangers Timofey 2019-12-19
The Bookshop Mr. Brundish 2017-11-10
Their Finest Ambrose Hilliard/Uncle Frank 2017-04-06
Red Nose Day Actually Billy Mack 2017-03-24
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
A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman Himself 2015-12-26
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Douglas Ainslie 2015-02-26
Pride Cliff 2014-09-12
Turks & Caicos Johnny Worricker 2014-03-20
Salting the Battlefield Johnny Worricker 2014-03-27
National Theatre Live: Skylight Tom Sergeant 2014-10-23
I, Frankenstein Naberius 2014-01-22
About Time Dad 2013-09-04
Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene Graham Greene 2013-01-01
The World's End The Network (voice) 2013-07-18
The Hungry Corpse The Hungry Corpse 2013-06-26
Jack the Giant Slayer General Fallon 2013-02-27
Great White Shark 2013-05-24
Wrath of the Titans Hephaestus 2012-03-27
London: The Modern Babylon Spoken Quotations (voice) 2012-08-03
Total Recall Matthias 2012-08-02
Rango Rattlesnake Jake (voice) 2011-03-02
Chalet Girl Richard Madsen 2011-02-02
Astonish Me The Professor 2011-07-26
Page Eight Johnny Worricker 2011-08-28
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Douglas Ainslie 2011-11-28
Arthur Christmas Grandsanta (voice) 2011-11-10
Wild Target Victor Maynard 2010-06-17
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Rufus Scrimgeour 2010-10-17
Glorious 39 Alexander Keyes 2009-11-20
The Boat That Rocked Quentin 2009-04-01
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Viktor 2009-01-22
Astro Boy Dr. Elefun (voice) 2009-10-15
G-Force Leonard Saber 2009-07-21
Slapper Arnold Percy 2008-06-21
Valkyrie Friedrich Olbricht 2008-12-25
Kis Vuk Ringmaster (voice) 2008-01-01
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Captain Davy Jones 2007-05-19
Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Preacher 2007-03-13
Hot Fuzz Met Chief Inspector 2007-02-14
Stormbreaker Alan Blunt 2006-07-21
Underworld: Evolution Viktor 2006-01-12
Flushed Away Whitey (voice) 2006-10-22
We Love Cigarettes Narrator 2006-06-29
Notes on a Scandal Richard Hart 2006-12-25
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Captain Davy Jones 2006-07-06
The Magic Roundabout Dylan (voice) 2005-02-02
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Slartibartfast 2005-04-28
The Constant Gardener Sir Bernard Pellegrin 2005-08-31
Gideon's Daughter Gideon Warner 2005-10-21
Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Himself 2005-07-05
Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Slartibartfast (archive footage) (uncredited) 2005-09-05
The Girl in the Café Lawrence 2005-06-25
Burst Maxwell's Fan 22 2004-01-01
Enduring Love Robin 2004-11-26
Shaun of the Dead Phillip 2004-04-09
Love Actually Billy Mack 2003-09-07
Ready When You Are, Mr McGill 2003-01-01
The Young Visiters Earl of Clincham 2003-12-26
Underworld Viktor 2003-09-19
I Capture the Castle James Mortmain 2003-05-09
Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher Narrator 2003-12-29
AKA Uncle Louis Gryffoyn 2002-01-19
The Lawless Heart Dan 2002-06-28
Lucky Break Roger 2001-08-24
Blow Dry Ray Robertson 2001-03-01
Longitude Lord Sandwich 2000-01-02
Guest House Paradiso Mr. Johnson 1999-12-03
Still Crazy Ray Simms 1998-10-30
The Canterbury Tales The Merchant (voice) 1998-12-21
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
Don't Leave Me This Way John Tracey 1993-05-30
A Masculine Ending John Tracey 1992-04-12
Absolute Hell 1991-10-04
The Men's Room 1991-09-25
Antonia and Jane Howard Nash 1990-01-01
The Phantom of the Opera Martin Barton 1989-11-04
Mack the Knife Tiger Brown 1989-11-01
Thirteen at Dinner Ronald Marsh 1985-09-19
Hitler's SS: Portrait In Evil Helmut Hoffmann 1985-02-17
The Little Drummer Girl Al 1984-10-19
Easter 2016 Connor Mullan 1982-05-18
Under the Skin Dave 1982-01-19
Eye of the Needle Squadron Leader Blenkinsop 1981-07-24
La Mort en direct Katherine's Co-worker (uncredited) 1980-01-23
Fox 1980-03-10
Dreams of Leaving William 1980-01-17
Soldiers Talking, Cleanly Bill 1978-12-05
Living Mr. Williams