December 12, 1949
71 years old
Salt and Pepper
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
75 kg | 165 lbs
12 US | 45 EU
Bill Nighy was born in Caterham, Surrey, England, on December 12, 1949, is an English actor.
Young Bill Nighy first started performing during his years at the John Fisher School, in Purley, Croydon, in school theater productions.
He began his professional acting career on the stage.
He landed his London stage debut in a play "Illuminatus!" (1977) at National Theatre.
He made his big screen debut in British drama film The Bitch (1979) in uncredited role as Flower Delivery Boy.
He got his television debut in BBC 1 police drama series Softly, Softly: Taskforce (1976) in episode "Say it with Flowers", in role as Albert Blake.
Bill's breakthrough performance came as Billy Mack in romantic comedy film Love Actually (2003).
Emma. (2020) comedy drama in role as Mr. Woodhouse, opposite Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn and Mia Goth
Minamata (2020) drama in role as Robert Hayes, with Johnny Depp and Hiroyuki Sanada
Katherine Jenkins Christmas Spectacular (2020) musical opposite Vanessa Redgrave and Katherine Jenkins
He played Davy Jones in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series:
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), for which he was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
He portrayed Viktor in the Underworld movie series:
Underworld: Evolution (2006)
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
He was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Ray Simms in comedy film Still Crazy (1998).
He won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in movies:
Lawless Heart (2001) drama in role as Dan
AKA (2002) drama in role as Uncle Louis Gryffoyn
I Capture the Castle (2003) romance historical drama in role as James Mortmain, also he won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor
He won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Billy Mack in romantic comedy film Love Actually (2003).
Hot Fuzz (2007) action comedy opposite Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Timothy Dalton
About Time (2013) romantic comedy drama with Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) science fiction comedy opposite Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel and Sam Rockwell
Notes on a Scandal (2006) psychological thriller drama with Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett
The Constant Gardener (2005) drama thriller opposite Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz and Danny Huston
Pirate Radio (2009) comedy with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rhys Ifans and Nick Frost
Valkyrie (2008) thriller opposite Tom Cruise, Carice van Houten and Kenneth Branagh
Pride (2014) historical comedy drama with Imelda Staunton, Dominic West and Paddy Considine
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) comedy drama opposite Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Tom Wilkinson
Total Recall (2012) science fiction action with Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale
I, Frankenstein (2014) science fantasy action opposite Aaron Eckhart and Yvonne Strahovski
Detective Pikachu (2019) mystery with Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith and Suki Waterhouse
He won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Arthur Bigge, 1st Baron Stamfordham in British television drama film The Lost Prince (2003).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Lawrence in television drama movie The Girl in the Café (2005).
He won the Golden Globe Award and a Satellite Award for Best Actor for his performance as Gideon Warner in television drama movie Gideon's Daughter (2006).
He played Johnny Worricker in BBC The Worricker Trilogy:
Page Eight (2011) for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award and a Satellite Award for Best Actor
Turks & Caicos (2014)
Salting the Battlefield (2014)
He won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor for his role as Cameron Foster in British television drama series State of Play (2003).
Kiss Me Kate (1999-2000) British sitcom in role as Ian
He Knew He Was Right (2004) BBC serial in role as Colonel Osborne
Ordeal by Innocence (2018) BBC drama series in role as Leo Argyll
Castlevania (2020) Netflix animated series in voice role as Saint Germain
Attended the John Fisher School, in Purley, Croydon.
He trained acting at the Guildford School of Dance and Drama in London.
Has English, Scottish and Irish ancestry.
Has brother Martin and sister Anna.
He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as Tom Sergeant in a play "Skylight" (2015) at John Golden Theatre.
He voiced Fallon in fantasy adventure film Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) and The Network in science fiction comedy movie The World's End (2013).
He voiced Rattlesnake Jake in animated Western comedy film Rango (2011) and Whitey in animated adventure comedy movie Flushed Away (2006).
He voiced Santa Claus XIX / Grandsanta in animated film Arthur Christmas (2011) and Socrates in animated comedy adventure movie Norm of the North (2016).
Huge fan of The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.
Has been in a relationship with English actress Diana Quick (1981-2008) they have one daughter, Mary Nighy.