Bill Nighy

Biography

Date of Birth 12 December 1949, Caterham, Surrey, England, UK Birth Name William Francis Nighy Height 6' 2" (1.88 m) Mini Biography Bill Nighy was born in Caterham, Surrey. His father managed a garage in Croydon and his mother worked as a psychiatric nurse. At school he gained 'O'-levels in English Language and English Literature and enjoyed reading, particularly Ernest Hemingway. On leaving school he wanted to become a journalist but didn't have the required qualifications. He eventually went on to work as a messenger boy for the Field magazine. He stayed in Paris for a while because he wanted to write "the great novel", but he only managed to write the title. When he ran out of money, the British consul shipped him home. A girlfriend suggested that he should become an actor, so he trained at Guildford School of Dance and Drama. Since then he has found continuous work as an actor, on stage, screen and radio. His stage work includes National Theatre roles in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia in 1993, David Hare's Skylight and Blue Orange. Bill's partner was actress Diana Quick (he asked her to marry him but she said: "don't ask me again", he called her his wife because anything else would have been too difficult). They have a daughter, Mary Nighy, who is studying at university and contemplating an acting career. She has already began to appear on TV dramas and radio programs.

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Birth Name

William Francis Nighy

Birth Place

Caterham, Surrey, England, UK

Birth Date

12/12/1949
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Minister Rufus Scrimgeour

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Love Actually

Billy Mack

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Hot Fuzz

Met Chief Inspector

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Howard Clifford

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G-Force

Saber

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The Boat That Rocked

Quentin

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About Time

Dad

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Wild Target

Victor Maynard

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Arthur Christmas

Grandsanta (voice)

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The Limehouse Golem

John Kildare

Starring In
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The Wild Robot

Longneck (voice)

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Dragonkeeper

Danzi

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Escape from Germany

Lawrence

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The First Omen

Lawrence

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The Beautiful Game

Mal

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10 Lives

Professor Craven (voice)

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Role Play

Bob Kellerman

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Role Play

Bob Kellerman

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Tubular Bells 50th Anniversary Tour

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Living

Williams

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Lotus: A New Dawn

Self - Narrator

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Buckley's Chance

Spencer

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Minamata

Robert Hayes

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Emma

Mr. Woodhouse

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The Kindness of Strangers

Timofey

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StarDog and TurboCat

Sinclair (voice)

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Hope Gap

Edward

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Howard Clifford

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Sometimes Always Never

Alan

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Bookshop, The

Edmund Brundish

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Red Nose Day Actually

Billy Mack

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Their Finest

Ambrose Hilliard

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The Limehouse Golem

John Kildare

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Dad's Army

Arthur Wilson

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Norm of The North

Socrates (voice)

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Douglas Ainslie

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Die Verschwörung 3: Gnadenlose Jagd

Johnny Worricker

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Turks & Caicos

Johnny Worricker

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Pride

Cliff

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I, Frankenstein

Naberius

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About Time

Dad

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The World's End

The Network (voice)

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Jack The Giant Slayer

General Fallon

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Total Recall

Matthias

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Wrath of the Titans

Hephaestus

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Page Eight

Johnny Worricker

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Douglas Ainslie

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Arthur Christmas

Grandsanta (voice)

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Chalet Girl

Richard

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Rango

Rattlesnake Jake (voice)

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Minister Rufus Scrimgeour

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Wild Target

Victor Maynard

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Glorious 39

Sir Alexander Keyes

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Astro Boy

Dr. Elefun / Robotsky (voice)

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G-Force

Saber

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The Boat That Rocked

Quentin

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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Viktor

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Valkyrie

General Friedrich Olbricht

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Meerkat Manor: Family Ties

Narrator (26 episodes, 2005-2006)

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Davy Jones

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Hot Fuzz

Met Chief Inspector

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Notes on a Scandal

Richard Hart

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Flushed Away

Whitey (voice)

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Davy Jones

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Stormbreaker

Alan Blunt

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Underworld: Evolution

Viktor

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Gideon's Daughter

Gideon

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The Constant Gardener

Sir Bernard Pellegrin

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The Girl in the Cafe

Lawrence

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Slartibartfast

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The Magic Roundabout

Dylan (voice)

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Underworld

Viktor

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The Lost Prince

Stamfordham

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Enduring Love

Robin

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Shaun of the Dead

Philip

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Love Actually

Billy Mack

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Underworld

Viktor

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The Young Visiters

Earl of Clincham

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I Capture The Castle

James Mortmain

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A.K.A.

Uncle Louis Gryffoyn

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The Last Place on Earth

Cecil Meares

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Lucky Break

Roger 'Rog' Chamberlain / King George III in Show

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Blow Dry

Ray (Raymond) Robertson

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Lawless Heart

Dan

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Longitude

Lord Sandwich

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Guest House Paradiso

Mr Johnson

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Still Crazy

Ray Simms

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Fairy Tale: A True Story

Edward Gardner

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Alive and Kicking

Tristan

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Miracle at Oxford

Jeremy Saville

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Being Human

Julian

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Absolute Hell

Hugh Marriner

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Phantom Of the Opera - The Motion Picture

Martin Barton

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Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil

Helmut Hoffmann

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Thirteen At Dinner

Ronald Marsh

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The Little Drummer Girl

Al (Theatre Company)

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Curse of the Pink Panther

ENT Doctor

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Eye of the Needle

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Little Lord Fauntleroy

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