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Bill Nighy

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.

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Dec 12, 1949 In Caterham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Soldiers Talking, Cleanly 1978-12-05
Latest Project:
Movie Living 2022
Known For
Movie Living Mr. Williams 2022
Series World's Most Scenic River Journeys Narrator 2021-04-02
Series Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty Narrator 2021-06-05
Movie Buckley's Chance Spencer 2021-06-24
Movie Dragonkeeper Danzi (voice) 2021-07-01
Movie Minamata Robert "Bob" Hayes 2020-03-13
Movie Emma. Mr. Woodhouse 2020-02-13
Movie Katherine Jenkins Christmas Spectacular 2020-12-01
Movie Pokémon Detective Pikachu Howard Clifford 2019-05-03
Movie Sometimes Always Never Alan 2019-03-14
Movie Hope Gap Edward 2019-10-03
Series World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys Narrator (voice) 2019-10-25
Movie The Kindness of Strangers Timofey 2019-12-19
Movie StarDog and TurboCat Sinclair (voice) 2019-12-06
Series The Worlds Most Scenic Railway Journeys Narrator 2019-10-25
Series The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale Himself 2018-02-18
Series Ordeal by Innocence Leo Argyll 2018-04-01
Movie Their Finest Ambrose Hilliard/Uncle Frank 2017-04-06
Movie Red Nose Day Actually Billy Mack 2017-03-24
Series Castlevania Saint Germain (voice) 2017-07-07
Movie The Bookshop Mr. Brundish 2017-11-10
Movie Norm of the North Socrates (voice) 2016-01-14
Movie The Limehouse Golem John Kildare 2016-10-18
Movie Dad's Army Sergeant Wilson 2016-02-05
Movie The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Douglas Ainslie 2015-02-26
Movie A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman Himself 2015-12-26
Movie I, Frankenstein Naberius 2014-01-22
Movie National Theatre Live: Skylight Tom Sergeant 2014-10-23
Movie Turks & Caicos Johnny Worricker 2014-03-20
Movie Salting the Battlefield Johnny Worricker 2014-03-27
Movie Pride Cliff 2014-09-12
Movie Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene Graham Greene (voice) 2013-01-01
Movie Great White Shark Unknown 2013-05-24
Movie Jack the Giant Slayer General Fallon 2013-02-27
Movie The Hungry Corpse The Hungry Corpse 2013-06-26
Movie The World's End The Network (voice) 2013-07-18
Movie About Time Dad 2013-09-04
Movie Wrath of the Titans Hephaestus 2012-03-28
Movie Total Recall Matthias 2012-08-02
Movie London: The Modern Babylon Spoken Quotations (voice) 2012-08-03
Movie Rango Rattlesnake Jake (voice) 2011-03-02
Movie Chalet Girl Richard Madsen 2011-02-02
Movie Astonish Me The Professor 2011-07-26
Movie Page Eight Johnny Worricker 2011-08-28
Movie Arthur Christmas Grandsanta (voice) 2011-11-10
Movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Douglas Ainslie 2011-11-28
Movie Wild Target Victor Maynard 2010-06-17
Movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Rufus Scrimgeour 2010-10-17
Movie The Boat That Rocked Quentin 2009-04-01
Movie Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Viktor 2009-01-22
Movie G-Force Leonard Saber 2009-07-21
Series The Big Art Project Unknown 2009-05-10
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Movie Glorious 39 Alexander Keyes 2009-11-20
Movie Astro Boy Dr. Elefun (voice) 2009-10-15
Movie Slapper Arnold Percy 2008-06-21
Movie A Fox's Tale Ringmaster (voice) 2008-04-17
Movie Valkyrie Friedrich Olbricht 2008-12-25
Movie Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Preacher 2007-03-13
Movie Hot Fuzz Met Chief Inspector 2007-02-14
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Captain Davy Jones 2007-05-19
Movie We Love Cigarettes Narrator 2006-06-29
Movie Underworld: Evolution Viktor 2006-01-12
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Captain Davy Jones 2006-07-06
Movie Notes on a Scandal Richard Hart 2006-12-25
Movie Stormbreaker Alan Blunt 2006-07-21
Movie Flushed Away Whitey (voice) 2006-10-22
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Slartibartfast 2005-04-28
Series Doctor Who Dr. Black 2005-03-26
Movie The Girl in the Café Lawrence 2005-06-25
Movie The Magic Roundabout Dylan (voice) 2005-02-02
Movie Gideon's Daughter Gideon Warner 2005-10-21
Movie Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Himself 2005-07-05
Movie Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Slartibartfast (archive footage) (uncredited) 2005-09-05
Series Meerkat Manor Unknown 2005-09-02
Movie The Constant Gardener Sir Bernard Pellegrin 2005-08-31
Movie Burst Maxwell's Fan 22 2004-01-01
Movie Shaun of the Dead Phillip 2004-04-09
Series He Knew He Was Right Colonel Osborne 2004-04-18
Movie Enduring Love Robin 2004-11-26
Series State of Play Cameron Foster 2003-05-18
Movie I Capture the Castle James Mortmain 2003-05-09
Movie Ready When You Are, Mr McGill Unknown 2003-01-01
Movie Love Actually Billy Mack 2003-09-07
Series The Lost Prince Stamfordham 2003-01-19
Series Canterbury Tales Unknown 2003-09-11
Movie Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher Narrator 2003-12-29
Movie The Young Visiters Earl of Clincham 2003-12-26
Series Grumpy Old Men Himself 2003-10-10
Movie Underworld Viktor 2003-09-19
Series The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Lockwood 2002-04-08
Movie AKA Uncle Louis Gryffoyn 2002-01-19
Movie The Lawless Heart Dan 2002-06-28
Series Timeshift self (voice) 2002-10-10
Movie Blow Dry Ray Robertson 2001-03-01
Series Richard & Judy Unknown 2001-11-26
Movie Lucky Break Roger 2001-08-24
Movie Longitude Lord Sandwich 2000-01-02
Series People Like Us Unknown 1999-09-20
Series Total Recall 2070 Matthias Lair 1999-01-05
Movie Guest House Paradiso Mr. Johnson 1999-12-03
Movie Still Crazy Ray Simms 1998-10-30
Movie The Canterbury Tales The Merchant (voice) 1998-12-21
Movie FairyTale: A True Story Edward Gardner 1997-10-24
Movie Alive and Kicking Tristan 1996-11-08
Movie True Blue Jeremy Saville 1996-11-15
Series Kavanagh QC Unknown 1995-01-03
Movie Being Human Julian 1994-05-06
Series Wycliffe Unknown 1994-07-24
Movie Unnatural Causes Oliver Latham 1993-01-02
Movie Don't Leave Me This Way John Tracey 1993-05-30
Series Peak Practice Unknown 1993-05-10
Movie A Masculine Ending John Tracey 1992-04-12
Series Performance Roger Maitland 1991-02-22
Movie Absolute Hell 1991-10-04
Movie The Men's Room Unknown 1991-09-25
Series Making News Unknown 1990-01-16
Movie Antonia and Jane Howard Nash 1990-01-01
Series Chillers Unknown 1990-04-14
Movie Mack the Knife Tiger Brown 1989-11-01
Movie The Phantom of the Opera Martin Barton 1989-11-04
Movie Hitler's SS: Portrait In Evil Helmut Hoffmann 1985-02-17
Movie Thirteen at Dinner Ronald Marsh 1985-09-19
Series The Last Place on Earth Cecil Meares 1985-02-18
Movie The Little Drummer Girl Al 1984-10-19
Series Reilly, Ace of Spies Goschen 1983-09-05
Series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Jeffrey Grainger 1983-11-11
Movie Under the Skin Dave 1982-01-19
Movie Easter 2016 Connor Mullan 1982-05-18
Movie Eye of the Needle Squadron Leader Blenkinsop 1981-07-24
Series Bergerac Unknown 1981-10-18
Movie Dreams of Leaving William 1980-01-17
Series Fox Colin Street 1980-03-10
Movie Death Watch Katherine's Co-worker (uncredited) 1980-01-23
Movie Fox Unknown 1980-03-10
Series Agony Unknown 1979-03-11
Movie Soldiers Talking, Cleanly Bill 1978-12-05