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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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Dec 12, 1949 In Surrey, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Occupy! 1976-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Dragonkeeper 2023-08-10
Known For
Poster of The Big Art Project
Poster of Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'
Poster of The Lost Prince
Poster of Making News
Movie Dragonkeeper Danzi (voice) 2023-08-10
Series The Man Who Fell to Earth Thomas Jerome Newton 2022-04-24
Movie Living Williams 2022-11-04
Movie Buckley's Chance Spencer 2021-06-24
Movie Minamata Robert "Bob" Hayes 2020-03-13
Movie Emma. Mr. Woodhouse 2020-02-13
Movie Sometimes Always Never Alan 2019-03-14
Movie Pokémon Detective Pikachu Howard Clifford 2019-05-10
Movie The Kindness of Strangers Timofey 2019-12-12
Movie Hope Gap Edward 2019-10-03
Movie StarDog and TurboCat Sinclair (voice) 2019-12-06
Series The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale Himself 2018-02-18
Series Ordeal by Innocence Leo Argyll 2018-04-01
Movie Red Nose Day Actually Billy Mack 2017-03-24
Movie Their Finest Ambrose Hilliard / Uncle Frank 2017-02-19
Series Castlevania Saint Germain (voice) 2017-07-07
Movie The Bookshop Mr. Brundish 2017-11-10
Movie Dad's Army Sergeant Wilson 2016-02-05
Movie Norm of the North Socrates (voice) 2016-01-14
Movie The Limehouse Golem John Kildare 2016-10-18
Movie The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Douglas Ainslie 2015-02-26
Movie A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman Self - 'Flushed Away' and 'Arthur Christmas' 2015-12-26
Movie I, Frankenstein Naberius 2014-01-22
Movie Turks & Caicos Johnny Worricker 2014-03-20
Movie National Theatre Live: Skylight Tom Sergeant 2014-07-24
Movie Salting the Battlefield Johnny Worricker 2014-03-27
Movie Pride Cliff 2014-09-12
Movie Jack the Giant Slayer General Fallon 2013-02-27
Movie Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene Graham Greene (voice) 2013-01-01
Movie The World's End The Network (voice) 2013-07-18
Movie Great White Shark Self - Narrator (voice) 2013-05-24
Movie About Time Dad 2013-09-04
Movie Wrath of the Titans Hephaestus 2012-03-28
Movie Total Recall Matthias 2012-08-02
Movie London: The Modern Babylon Spoken Quotations (voice) 2012-08-03
Movie Rango Rattlesnake Jake (voice) 2011-03-02
Movie Chalet Girl Richard Madsen 2011-02-02
Movie Astonish Me The Professor 2011-07-26
Movie Page Eight Johnny Worricker 2011-08-28
Movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Douglas Ainslie 2011-11-28
Movie Arthur Christmas Grandsanta (voice) 2011-11-10
Movie Wild Target Victor Maynard 2010-06-17
Movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Rufus Scrimgeour 2010-10-06
Movie The Boat That Rocked Quentin 2009-04-01
Movie Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Viktor 2009-01-22
Series The Big Art Project Narrator 2009-05-10
Movie G-Force Leonard Saber 2009-07-24
Movie Glorious 39 Alexander Keyes 2009-11-20
Movie Astro Boy Dr. Elefun (voice) 2009-10-15
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Movie A Fox's Tale Ringmaster (voice) 2008-04-17
Movie Valkyrie Friedrich Olbricht 2008-12-25
Movie Slapper Arnold Percy 2008-06-21
Movie Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Preacher 2007-03-13
Movie Hot Fuzz Met Chief Inspector 2007-02-14
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Davy Jones 2007-05-19
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Davy Jones 2006-07-06
Movie Underworld: Evolution Viktor 2006-01-12
Movie We Love Cigarettes Narrator 2006-06-29
Movie Stormbreaker Alan Blunt 2006-07-21
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Notes on a Scandal Richard Hart 2006-12-25
Movie Flushed Away Whitey (voice) 2006-10-22
Movie The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Slartibartfast 2005-04-28
Series Doctor Who Dr. Black 2005-03-26
Movie The Magic Roundabout Dylan (voice) 2005-02-02
Movie The Girl in the Café Lawrence 2005-06-25
Series Meerkat Manor Narrator 2005-09-02
Movie Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Self 2005-07-05
Movie Gideon's Daughter Gideon Warner 2005-10-21
Movie The Constant Gardener Sir Bernard Pellegrin 2005-08-31
Movie Burst Maxwell's Fan 22 2004-01-01
Movie Shaun of the Dead Phillip 2004-04-09
Series He Knew He Was Right Colonel Osborne 2004-04-18
Movie Enduring Love Robin 2004-11-26
Series State of Play Cameron Foster 2003-05-18
Movie I Capture the Castle James Mortmain 2003-05-09
Movie Ready When You Are, Mr McGill Phil Parish 2003-01-01
Movie Love Actually Billy Mack 2003-09-07
Series The Lost Prince Stamfordham 2003-01-19
Series Canterbury Tales 2003-09-11
Movie Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher Narrator 2003-12-29
Movie The Young Visiters Earl of Clincham 2003-12-26
Series Grumpy Old Men Self 2003-10-10
Movie Underworld Viktor 2003-09-19
Movie AKA Uncle Louis Gryffoyn 2002-01-19
Movie Lawless Heart Dan 2002-06-28
Series The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Lockwood 2002-04-08
Movie Blow Dry Ray Robertson 2001-03-01
Movie Lucky Break Roger 2001-08-24
Series Richard & Judy Unknown 2001-11-26
Series Longitude Lord Sandwich 2000-01-02
Movie Longitude Lord Sandwich 2000-01-02
Series Total Recall 2070 Matthias Lair 1999-01-05
Series People Like Us Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie Guest House Paradiso Mr. Johnson 1999-12-03
Movie Still Crazy Ray Simms 1998-10-30
Movie FairyTale: A True Story Edward Gardner 1997-10-24
Movie Alive and Kicking Tristan 1996-11-08
Movie True Blue Jeremy Saville 1996-11-15
Series Kavanagh Q.C. Unknown 1995-01-03
Movie Being Human Julian 1994-05-06
Series Wycliffe Unknown 1994-07-24
Movie Unnatural Causes Oliver Latham 1993-01-02
Movie Don't Leave Me This Way John Tracey 1993-05-30
Series Peak Practice Unknown 1993-05-10
Movie A Masculine Ending John Tracey 1992-04-12
Movie Absolute Hell Hugh Marriner 1991-10-05
Series Making News Sam Courtney 1990-01-16
Movie Antonia and Jane Howard Nash 1990-01-01
Series Chillers Unknown 1990-04-14
Movie Mack the Knife Tiger Brown 1989-11-01
Movie The Phantom of the Opera Martin Barton 1989-11-04
Movie Hitler's SS : Portrait In Evil Helmut Hoffmann 1985-02-17
Series The Last Place on Earth Cecil Meares 1985-02-18
Movie Thirteen at Dinner Ronald Marsh 1985-09-19
Movie The Little Drummer Girl Al 1984-10-19
Movie Curse of the Pink Panther ENT Doctor 1983-08-12
Series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Jeffrey Grainger 1983-11-11
Movie Easter 2016 Connor Mullan 1982-05-18
Series Bergerac Unknown 1981-10-18
Movie Eye of the Needle Squadron Leader Blenkinsop 1981-07-24
Movie Dreams of Leaving William 1980-01-17
Movie Death Watch Katherine's Co-worker (uncredited) 1980-01-23
Movie Little Lord Fauntleroy Officer 1980-12-01
Movie Fox Colin Street 1980-03-10
Series Fox Colin Street 1980-03-10
Series Agony Vincent Fish 1979-03-11
Movie Soldiers Talking, Cleanly Bill 1978-12-05
Movie Occupy! Player in Everyman Theatre Company, Liverpool 1976-01-01