Bill Nighy

Actor, Musical Artist

1949 –

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Who is Bill Nighy?

William Francis "Bill" Nighy is an English actor. 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 womaniser Prof. Mark Carleton, whose extramarital affairs kept him "vital".

He became known around the world in 2003 for his critically acclaimed performance in Love Actually. Other notable roles in cinema include his portrayal of Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, as well as Viktor in the Underworld film series.

He is also known for his roles in the films Lawless Heart, I Capture the Castle, Shaun of the Dead, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Notes on a Scandal, Hot Fuzz, Valkyrie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Rango and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. His performances were also acclaimed in the State of Play series and in the TV films The Girl in the Café, Gideon's Daughter and Page Eight, for which he earned Golden Globe nominations, winning one for Gideon's Daughter.

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Born
Dec 12, 1949
Caterham
Also known as
  • William Francis Nighy
  • William Francis Nigh
  • William Francis "Bill" Nighy
  • Bill
  • Billy Mack
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • English people
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Guildford School of Acting
  • The John Fisher School
Employment
  • The Croydon Advertiser
Lived in
  • Caterham
  • Suffolk

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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