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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:
101
First Appeared:
In the series Agony 1979-03-11
Latest Project:
Series He Knew He Was Right 2018
Known For
Poster of The World's End
Poster of Astro Boy
Poster of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Poster of Shaun of the Dead
Filmography

He Knew He Was Right (2018)

Drama
Series

Making News (2018)

Series

Their Finest (2017)

Romance War Comedy Drama
Movie
as Ambrose Hilliard
10 9 votes

The Limehouse Golem (2017)

Horror Thriller
Movie
as John Kildare

Norm of the North (2016)

Adventure Animation Comedy Family
Movie
as Socrates (voice)
4.2 106 votes

Dad's Army (2016)

Comedy
Movie
as Sergeant Wilson
4.6 64 votes

A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman (2015)

Animation Documentary
Movie
as Himself
8 5 votes

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Douglas Ainslie
6.4 235 votes

I, Frankenstein (2014)

Horror Thriller
Movie
as Naberius
5 582 votes

Turks & Caicos (2014)

Thriller Drama Action Mystery
Movie
as Johnny Worricker
6.5 38 votes

Salting the Battlefield (2014)

Mystery Drama Action Crime
Movie
as Johnny Worricker
6.1 30 votes

Pride (2014)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Cliff
7.7 375 votes

National Theatre Live: Skylight (2014)

Drama
Movie
as Tom Sergeant
10 1 votes

The World's End (2013)

Comedy Action Science Fiction
Movie
as The Network (voice)
6.7 1470 votes

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

Action Family Fantasy
Movie
as General Fallon
5.5 2385 votes

About Time (2013)

Comedy Drama Science Fiction
Movie
as Dad
7.7 1601 votes

Wrath of the Titans (2012)

Adventure
Movie
as Hephaestus
5.5 1211 votes

Total Recall (2012)

Action Science Fiction Adventure Thriller
Movie
as Matthias
5.8 2181 votes

London: The Modern Babylon (2012)

Movie
as Quotations spoken by
7 3 votes

Chalet Girl (2011)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Richard Madsen
6.3 155 votes

Rango (2011)

Animation Comedy Family Western Adventure
Movie
as Rattlesnake Jake (voice)
6.6 1683 votes

Arthur Christmas (2011)

Drama Animation Family Comedy
Movie
as Grandsanta (voice)
6.7 282 votes

Astonish Me (2011)

Movie
as The Professor
10 1 votes

Page Eight (2011)

Mystery Thriller Drama
Movie
as Johnny Worricker
6.7 46 votes

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Douglas Ainslie
6.9 381 votes

Wild Target (2010)

Action Comedy
Movie
as Victor Maynard
6.3 164 votes

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

Adventure Fantasy Family
Movie
as Rufus Scrimgeour
7.4 4254 votes

The Boat That Rocked (2009)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Quentin
7.1 516 votes

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

Fantasy Action Adventure Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Viktor
6.2 1182 votes

The Big Art Project (2009)

Documentary
Series

Astro Boy (2009)

Animation Action Family Science Fiction
Movie
as Dr. Elefun (voice)
6 339 votes

Glorious 39 (2009)

War Drama History Thriller
Movie
as Alexander Keyes
5 28 votes

Live from Studio Five (2009)

Series
as Unknown
3.2 3 votes

G-Force (2009)

Fantasy Action Adventure Family Comedy
Movie
as Leonard Saber
5 414 votes

A Fox's Tale (2008)

Family Animation Adventure
Movie
as Ringmaster
5.9 2 votes

Valkyrie (2008)

Drama Thriller History War
Movie
as Friedrich Olbricht
6.7 983 votes

Slapper (2008)

Drama
Movie
as Arnold Percy
6 1 votes

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Crime Action Comedy
Movie
as Met Chief Inspector
7.3 1762 votes

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

Adventure Fantasy Action
Movie
as Captain Davy Jones
6.8 3305 votes

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

Adventure Fantasy Action
Movie
as Captain Davy Jones
6.9 3851 votes

Underworld: Evolution (2006)

Fantasy Action Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Viktor
6.4 1256 votes

Stormbreaker (2006)

Adventure Action Family
Movie
as Alan Blunt
5 169 votes

The One Show (2006)

News
Series
as Unknown
5.6 5 votes

Flushed Away (2006)

Adventure Animation Comedy Family
Movie
as Whitey
6 622 votes

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Richard Hart
6.8 195 votes

The Girl in the Café (2005)

Comedy Drama Romance TV Movie
Movie
as Lawrence
6.3 24 votes

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Adventure Comedy Family Science Fiction
Movie
as Slartibartfast
6.6 1041 votes

The Magic Roundabout (2005)

Animation Family
Movie
as Dylan
5.2 26 votes

Doctor Who (2005)

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Dr. Black
7.1 595 votes

The Constant Gardener (2005)

Drama Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Sir Bernard Pellegrin
6.8 341 votes

The Lost Prince (2005)

Drama
Movie
as Stamfordham
4.3 3 votes

Gideon's Daughter (2005)

Drama
Movie
as Gideon Warner
5.8 12 votes

Meerkat Manor (2005)

Documentary Drama
Series
8.5 2 votes

Burst (2004)

Comedy
Movie
as Maxwell's Fan

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Horror Comedy
Movie
as Phillip
7.5 1918 votes

Enduring Love (2004)

Drama Thriller Mystery
Movie
as Robin
5.5 23 votes

He Knew He Was Right (2004)

Drama
Movie
as Colonel Osborne
5.8 4 votes

The Lost Prince (2003)

Drama
Series

I Capture the Castle (2003)

Drama Romance
Movie
as James Mortmain
7.1 24 votes

Ready When You Are, Mr McGill (2003)

TV Movie Drama
Movie
6 1 votes

Canterbury Tales (2003)

Movie
8 1 votes

State of Play (2003)

Mystery Drama Crime
Series
as Cameron Foster
7.7 21 votes

Canterbury Tales (2003)

Drama
Series
as James

Love Actually (2003)

Comedy Romance Drama
Movie
as Billy Mack
7 1582 votes

Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher (2003)

Comedy
Movie
as Narrator

The Young Visiters (2003)

Comedy Drama Family Romance
Movie
as Earl of Clincham
3.8 2 votes

Underworld (2003)

Fantasy Action Thriller
Movie
as Viktor
6.6 2110 votes

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2002)

Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.7 3 votes

The Lawless Heart (2002)

Drama Comedy Romance
Movie
as Dan
4.3 3 votes

Blow Dry (2001)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Ray (Raymond) Robertson
5.8 31 votes

Lucky Break (2001)

Action Comedy
Movie
as Roger
6.6 10 votes

Richard & Judy (2001)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
3 2 votes

Longitude (2000)

TV Movie Drama History
Movie
as Lord Sandwich
7.4 11 votes

People Like Us (1999)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

Guest House Paradiso (1999)

Comedy
Movie
as Mr Johnson
6.4 32 votes

Still Crazy (1998)

Comedy Music
Movie
as Ray Simms
7.2 31 votes

FairyTale: A True Story (1997)

Fantasy Drama Mystery Family
Movie
as Edward Gardner
6.6 20 votes

Alive and Kicking (1996)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Tristan

True Blue (1996)

Drama Foreign
Movie
as Jeremy Saville
6.5 3 votes

Being Human (1994)

Drama Comedy Fantasy
Movie
as Julian
5.4 10 votes

Wycliffe (1994)

Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown

Peak Practice (1993)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Unnatural Causes (1993)

Movie
as Oliver Latham

Don't Leave Me This Way (1993)

Movie
as John Tracey

A Masculine Ending (1992)

TV Movie Mystery
Movie

The Men's Room (1991)

Movie

Absolute Hell (1991)

Movie

Chillers (1990)

Series
as Unknown

The Phantom of the Opera (1989)

Drama Horror Romance
Movie
as Martin Barton
5.4 19 votes

Mack the Knife (1989)

Comedy Crime Music Romance
Movie
as Tiger Brown
8 1 votes

Hitler's SS: Portrait In Evil (1985)

TV Movie Drama War
Movie
as Helmut Hoffmann

Thirteen at Dinner (1985)

Crime Mystery
Movie
as Ronald Marsh
4.8 4 votes

The Last Place on Earth (1985)

Drama
Series
as Cecil Meares

The Little Drummer Girl (1984)

Thriller
Movie
as Al (Theatre Company)
5.3 8 votes

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown
8.4 7 votes

Easter 2016 (1982)

Movie

Bergerac (1981)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 4 votes

Death Watch (1980)

Drama Science Fiction
Movie
as Man in "Harriet" Scene (uncredited)
5.5 13 votes

Fox (1980)

Thriller Crime Drama
Movie

Fox (1980)

Drama
Series
as Colin Street
6 1 votes

Agony (1979)

Comedy
Series