Bill Nighy

Bill Nighy


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 12-12-1949
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Caterham, Surrey, England, UK
  • Also Known As:

    Билл Найи
    빌 나이

  • Popularity: 37.34
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William Francis Nighy (born 12 December 1949) is an English actor. Known for his work on screen and stage, he has received numerous awards, including two BAFTA Awards, a Golden Globe Award and nominations for an Academy Award and a Tony Award. Nighy started his career with the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool and made his London debut with the Royal National Theatre starting with The Illuminatus! in 1977. There he gained acclaim for his roles in David Hare's Pravda in 1985, Harold Pinter's Betrayal in 1991, Tom Stoppard's Arcadia in 1993, and Anton Chekov's The Seagull in 1994. He received a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor nomination for his performance in Blue/Orange in 2001. He made his Broadway debut in Hare's The Vertical Hour in 2006, and returned in the 2015 revival of Hare's Skylight earning a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play nomination. Early film roles include in the comedies Still Crazy (1998), and Blow Dry (1999) before his breakout role in Love Actually (2003) which earned him a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. He soon gained recognition portraying Davy Jones in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series (2006-2007), and Viktor in the Underworld film series (2003-2009). Other films include Shaun of the Dead (2004), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), The Constant Gardener (2005), Notes on a Scandal (2006), Hot Fuzz (2007), Valkyrie (2008), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012), About Time (2013), Emma (2020), and Living (2022), the last of these earning him his first career Academy Award nomination. Nighy has gained acclaim for his roles in television earning a British Academy Television Award for Best Actor for his performance in BBC One series State of Play (2003), and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for the BBC film Gideon's Daughter (2007). He's also known for his roles in HBO's The Girl in the Café (2006) and PBS's Page Eight (2012).




Year Movie Character
2005 The Girl in the Café as Lawrence
2010 Wild Target as Victor Maynard
2011 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as Douglas Ainslie
2002 Lawless Heart as Dan
2005 Gideon's Daughter as Gideon Warner
2014 Salting the Battlefield as Johnny Worricker
2014 Turks & Caicos as Johnny Worricker
2014 Pride as Cliff
1991 The Men's Room as Prof. Mark Carleton
2016 The Limehouse Golem as John Kildare
1980 Dreams of Leaving as William
2006 We Love Cigarettes as Narrator
2013 Great White Shark as Self - Narrator (voice)
2019 Sometimes Always Never as Alan
2013 The Hungry Corpse as The Hungry Corpse
2022 Living as Mr. Williams
2021 Buckley's Chance as Spencer
2021 Lotus: A New Dawn as Self - Narrator
2003 Love Actually as Billy Mack
2009 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans as Viktor
2009 Glorious 39 as Alexander Keyes
1996 True Blue as Jeremy Saville
1985 Hitler's SS : Portrait In Evil as Helmut Hoffmann
2014 National Theatre Live: Skylight as Tom Sergeant
2016 Dad's Army as Sergeant Wilson
2003 Ready When You Are, Mr McGill as Phil Parish
2011 Astonish Me as The Professor
2017 The Bookshop as Mr. Brundish
2019 Hope Gap as Edward
2013 Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene as Graham Greene (voice)
2023 Dragonkeeper as Danzi (voice)
2020 Katherine Jenkins Christmas Spectacular as Self
1970 The Beautiful Game as Mal
1970 Role Play as Bob
2006 Notes on a Scandal as Richard Hart
2008 Valkyrie as Friedrich Olbricht
1999 Guest House Paradiso as Mr. Johnson
2011 Arthur Christmas as Grandsanta (voice)
2011 Page Eight as Johnny Worricker
2014 I, Frankenstein as Naberius
2013 About Time as Dad
1982 Easter 2016 as Connor Mullan
2008 A Fox's Tale as Ringmaster (voice)
2003 Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher as Narrator
1993 Don't Leave Me This Way as John Tracey
2017 Their Finest as Ambrose Hilliard/Uncle Frank
1992 A Masculine Ending as John Tracey
1990 Antonia and Jane as Howard Nash
2005 The Constant Gardener as Sir Bernard Pellegrin
1985 Thirteen at Dinner as Ronald Marsh
2004 Enduring Love as Robin
2011 Rango as Rattlesnake Jake (voice)
2003 I Capture the Castle as James Mortmain
2009 The Boat That Rocked as Quentin
2003 The Young Visiters as Earl of Clincham
2011 Chalet Girl as Richard Madsen
1989 The Phantom of the Opera as Martin Barton
2008 Slapper as Arnold Percy
2019 Pokémon Detective Pikachu as Howard Clifford
2020 Minamata as Robert "Bob" Hayes
2019 StarDog and TurboCat as Sinclair (voice)
2022 The Laughter & Secrets of 'Love Actually': 20 Years Later as Self
2003 Below Deck: An Interactive History Of Pirates
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest as Captain Davy Jones
2003 Underworld as Viktor
1998 Still Crazy as Ray Simms
2006 Flushed Away as Whitey (voice)
2001 Lucky Break as Roger
2000 Longitude as Lord Sandwich
1993 Unnatural Causes as Oliver Latham
2012 Wrath of the Titans as Hephaestus
1996 Alive and Kicking as Tristan
2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as Douglas Ainslie
2016 Norm of the North as Socrates (voice)
2015 A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman as Self - 'Flushed Away' and 'Arthur Christmas'
1991 Absolute Hell as Hugh Marriner
2017 Red Nose Day Actually as Billy Mack
1982 Under the Skin as Dave
2006 Underworld: Evolution as Viktor
2005 The Magic Roundabout as Dylan (voice)
2009 Astro Boy as Dr. Elefun (voice)
2012 Total Recall as Matthias
2001 Blow Dry as Ray Robertson
2019 The Kindness of Strangers as Timofey
1976 Occupy! as Player in Everyman Theatre Company, Liverpool
1993 The Maitlands as Roger Maitland
2023 10 Lives as Professor Craven (voice)
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End as Captain Davy Jones
2004 Shaun of the Dead as Phillip
2006 Stormbreaker as Alan Blunt
1997 FairyTale: A True Story as Edward Gardner
2009 G-Force as Leonard Saber
1989 Mack the Knife as Tiger Brown
2020 Emma. as Mr. Woodhouse
1984 The Little Drummer Girl as Al
2012 London: The Modern Babylon as Spoken Quotations (voice)
2013 Jack the Giant Slayer as General Fallon
2005 Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' as Self
2002 AKA as Uncle Louis Gryffoyn
2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as Slartibartfast
1994 Being Human as Julian
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 as Rufus Scrimgeour
2013 The World's End as The Network (voice)
1978 Soldiers Talking, Cleanly as Bill
1980 Fox as Colin Street
1980 Death Watch as Katherine's Co-worker (uncredited)
2004 Burst as Maxwell's Fan 22
1980 Little Lord Fauntleroy as Officer (uncredited)
2007 Killers Kill, Dead Men Die as The Preacher
1983 Curse of the Pink Panther as ENT Doctor
2007 Hot Fuzz as Met Chief Inspector
1981 Eye of the Needle as Squadron Leader Blenkinsop
2005 Don't Crash: The Documentary of the Making of the Movie of the Book of the Radio Series of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' as Self
2011 Page Eight
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2005 Meerkat Manor (52 episode) as Narrator
1979 Agony (20 episode) as Vincent Fish
2003 State of Play (6 episode) as Cameron Foster
1990 Making News (6 episode) as Sam Courtney
1985 The Last Place on Earth (7 episode) as Cecil Meares
2005 Doctor Who (1 episode) as Dr Black
1994 Wycliffe (1 episode) as David Cleeve
2002 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (1 episode) as Lockwood
2006 The One Show (1 episode) as Self
1981 Bergerac (1 episode) as Barry
2001 Richard & Judy (1 episode) as Self
2004 He Knew He Was Right (4 episode) as Colonel Osborne
2003 The Lost Prince (2 episode) as Stamfordham
2009 The Big Art Project (4 episode) as Narrator
2009 Live from Studio Five (1 episode) as Self
2003 Canterbury Tales (1 episode) as James
1980 Fox (2 episode) as Colin Street
1999 People Like Us (1 episode) as Will Rushmore
1993 Peak Practice (1 episode) as Alan Sinclair
1990 Chillers (1 episode) as Tom Dickenson
1995 Kavanagh Q.C. (1 episode) as Giles Culpepper QC
2018 Ordeal by Innocence (3 episode) as Leo Argyll
1983 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (6 episode) as Jeffrey Grainger
2003 Grumpy Old Men (14 episode) as Self
1991 Performance (1 episode) as Hugh Marriner
2017 Castlevania (20 episode) as Saint Germain (voice)
2002 Timeshift (1 episode) as self (voice)
1983 Reilly: Ace of Spies (1 episode) as Goschen
2019 World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys (39 episode) as Narrator (voice)
1991 Performance (1 episode) as Roger Maitland
2021 World's Most Scenic River Journeys (16 episode) as Narrator
2021 Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty (13 episode) as Self - Narrator (voice)
1979 Minder (1 episode) as Oates
2022 The Man Who Fell to Earth (10 episode) as Thomas Jerome Newton
2000 Black Books (1 episode) as Man at bar
2021 Iberia's Woodlands: Life on the Edge (2 episode) as Self - Narrator (voice)
2000 Longitude (2 episode) as Lord Sandwich

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