Bill Nighy

Bill Nighy

  • Birthday: 1949-12-12
  • Place of birth: Caterham, Surrey, England, UK
  • Also know as: Билл Найи

Biography

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.

Filmography

The Girl in the Café

2005

As Lawrence

Wild Target

2010

As Victor Maynard

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

2011

As Douglas Ainslie

The Lawless Heart

2002

As Dan

Gideon's Daughter

2005

As Gideon Warner

Turks & Caicos

2014

As Johnny Worricker

Pride

2014

As Cliff

The Men's Room

1991

As Prof. Mark Carleton

The Limehouse Golem

2016

As John Kildare

Dreams of Leaving

1980

As William

We Love Cigarettes

2006

As Narrator

The Hungry Corpse

2013

As The Hungry Corpse

Buckley's Chance

2021

As Spencer

Lotus: A New Dawn

2021

As Self - Narrator

Glorious 39

2009

As Alexander Keyes

True Blue

1996

As Jeremy Saville

Hitler's SS : Portrait In Evil

1985

As Helmut Hoffmann

Salting the Battlefield

2014

As Johnny Worricker

National Theatre Live: Skylight

2014

As Tom Sergeant

Dad's Army

2016

As Sergeant Wilson

Ready When You Are, Mr McGill

2003

As Phil Parish

Astonish Me

2011

As The Professor

The Bookshop

2017

As Mr. Brundish

Hope Gap

2019

As Edward

Great White Shark

2013

As Self - Narrator (voice)

Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene

2013

As Graham Greene (voice)

Dragonkeeper

2023

As Danzi (voice)

Living

2022

As Mr Williams

The Beautiful Game

0000

As Mal

Role Play

0000

As Bob

Notes on a Scandal

2006

As Richard Hart

Valkyrie

2008

As Friedrich Olbricht

Guest House Paradiso

1999

As Mr. Johnson

Arthur Christmas

2011

As Grandsanta (voice)

Page Eight

2011

As Johnny Worricker

I, Frankenstein

2014

As Naberius

About Time

2013

As Dad

Easter 2016

1982

As Connor Mullan

A Fox's Tale

2008

As Ringmaster (voice)

Don't Leave Me This Way

1993

As John Tracey

Absolute Hell

1991

As Hugh Marriner

Their Finest

2017

As Ambrose Hilliard/Uncle Frank

A Masculine Ending

1992

As John Tracey

Antonia and Jane

1990

As Howard Nash

The Constant Gardener

2005

As Sir Bernard Pellegrin

Thirteen at Dinner

1985

As Ronald Marsh

Enduring Love

2004

As Robin

Rango

2011

As Rattlesnake Jake (voice)

I Capture the Castle

2003

As James Mortmain

The Boat That Rocked

2009

As Quentin

The Young Visiters

2003

As Earl of Clincham

Chalet Girl

2011

As Richard Madsen

The Phantom of the Opera

1989

As Martin Barton

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

2019

As Howard Clifford

The Canterbury Tales

1998

As The Merchant (voice)

Minamata

2020

As Robert "Bob" Hayes

StarDog and TurboCat

2019

As Sinclair (voice)

Underworld

2003

As Viktor

Love Actually

2003

As Billy Mack

Still Crazy

1998

As Ray Simms

Flushed Away

2006

As Whitey (voice)

Lucky Break

2001

As Roger

Longitude

2000

As Lord Sandwich

Unnatural Causes

1993

As Oliver Latham

Wrath of the Titans

2012

As Hephaestus

Alive and Kicking

1996

As Tristan

Slapper

2008

As Arnold Percy

A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman

2015

As Self - 'Flushed Away' and 'Arthur Christmas'

Red Nose Day Actually

2017

As Billy Mack

Underworld: Evolution

2006

As Viktor

The Magic Roundabout

2005

As Dylan (voice)

Astro Boy

2009

As Dr. Elefun (voice)

Total Recall

2012

As Matthias

Blow Dry

2001

As Ray Robertson

Norm of the North

2016

As Socrates (voice)

Under the Skin

1982

As Dave

Occupy!

1976

As Player in Everyman Theatre Company, Liverpool

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

2007

As Captain Davy Jones

Shaun of the Dead

2004

As Phillip

Stormbreaker

2006

As Alan Blunt

FairyTale: A True Story

1997

As Edward Gardner

G-Force

2009

As Leonard Saber

Mack the Knife

1989

As Tiger Brown

Emma.

2020

As Mr. Woodhouse

London: The Modern Babylon

2012

As Spoken Quotations (voice)

Jack the Giant Slayer

2013

As General Fallon

Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'

2005

As Slartibartfast (archive footage) (uncredited)

AKA

2002

As Uncle Louis Gryffoyn

Being Human

1994

As Julian

The World's End

2013

As The Network (voice)

Little Lord Fauntleroy

1980

As Officer (uncredited)

Curse of the Pink Panther

1983

As ENT Doctor

Fox

1980

As Colin Street

Death Watch

1980

As Katherine's Co-worker (uncredited)

Burst

2004

As Maxwell's Fan 22

Killers Kill, Dead Men Die

2007

As The Preacher

Hot Fuzz

2007

As Met Chief Inspector

Eye of the Needle

1981

As Squadron Leader Blenkinsop

Production

Page Eight

2011

As Executive Producer

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