Name: Bill Nighy
Profession: Movie Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 188 cm
Age: 73
Birth Place: Caterham - England
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Bill Nighy

Bill Nighy is a Movie Actor, and he was born on 12 December - 1949(73 years old) in England. Bill Nighy zodiac sign is Sagittarius. More detailed information about Bill Nighy given below.

About Bill Nighy

In the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean films, he played Davy Jones. He rose to prominence in 1991 as Professor Mark Carleton in The Men's Room.


He won a BAFTA Film Award for his performance as Billy Mack in the film Love Actually.

Bill Nighy before fame

He worked for the Roman Catholic Church as an alter boy. Later, he became a member of the theater group at the John Fisher School.

Achievement of Bill Nighy

For his role as Billy Mack in the film Love Actually, he earned a BAFTA Film Award.

Salary 2020

Not known

Net Worth 2020

$8 Million

Bill Nighy family life

His father Alfred worked as an auto mechanic, and his mother Catherine worked as a psychiatric nurse. In 1984, he and his girlfriend at the time, Diana Quick, had a daughter named Mary Nighy.

Associations of Bill Nighy

He appeared alongside Daniel Radcliffe in the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1.

Bill Nighy Physique Measurements

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Height 188 cm
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Bill Nighy Timeline

  • 1949

    Nighy was born on 12 December 1949 in Caterham, Surrey. His mother, Catherine Josephine Nighy (nu00e9e Whittaker), was a psychiatric nurse of Irish descent born in Glasgow, and his English father, Alfred Martin Nighy, managed a car garage after working in the family chimney sweeping business.

  • 1977

    After two seasons at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, Nighy made his London stage debut at the National Theatre in an epic staging of Ken Campbell and Chris Langhamu0027s Illuminatus!, which opened the new Cottesloe Theatre on 4 March 1977. He was cast to appear in two David Hare premieres, also at the National. During the 1980s, he appeared in several television productions, among them Hitleru0027s SS: Portrait in Evil with John Shea and Tony Randall.

  • 1981

    He played Samwise Gamgee in the 1981 BBC Radio dramatisation of The Lord of the Rings (where he was credited as William Nighy), and appeared in the 1980s BBC Radio versions of Yes Minister episodes. He starred with Stephen Moore and Lesley Sharp in the acclaimed short radio drama Kertonu0027s Story, written by James Woolf and first aired in 1996. He had a starring role in the 2002 return of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, portraying crooked politician Jeffrey Grainger. He has also made a guest appearance in the BBC Radio 4 series Baldi.

  • 1997

    Two of Nighyu0027s most acclaimed stage performances were in National Theatre productions. As Bernard Nightingale, an unscrupulous university don, in Tom Stoppardu0027s Arcadia (1993), he engaged in witty exchanges with Felicity Kendal, who played the role of Hannah Jarvis, an author. He played a consultant psychiatrist in Joe Penhallu0027s Blue/Orange (2000), for which he won an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor, and which transferred to the West End at the Duchess Theatre the following year. In 1997, Nighy starred as Tom Sergeant, a restaurant entrepreneur, in David Hareu0027s Skylight, which had premiered in 1995 and was moved to the Vaudeville Theatre.

  • 1998

    Nighy received some recognition by American audiences for his acclaimed portrayal of overaged rock star Ray Simms in the 1998 film Still Crazy. In 1999 he gained further prominence in the UK with the starring role in "The Photographer", an episode of the award-winning BBC-TV mockumentary comedy series People Like Us, playing Will Rushmore, a middle aged man who has abandoned his career and family in the deluded belief that he can achieve success as a commercial photographer.

  • 2003

    In 2003, Nighy played the role of the Vampire Elder Viktor in the American production Underworld. He returned in the same role in the sequel Underworld: Evolution in 2006, and again in the prequel Underworld: Rise of the Lycans in 2009. In February 2004, he was awarded the BAFTA Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Billy Mack in Love Actually. At the BAFTA Television Awards in April 2004, he won the Best Actor award for State of Play. He also appeared in the comedy Shaun of the Dead.

  • 2004

    In early 2004, The Sunday Times reported that Nighy was on the shortlist for the role of the Ninth Doctor in the 2005 revival of the BBC television series Doctor Who. Christopher Eccleston ultimately filled the role.

  • 2005

    In 2005, he appeared as Slartibartfast in the film adaptation of The Hitchhikeru0027s Guide to the Galaxy. He also appeared in the one-off BBC One comedy-drama The Girl in the Cafu00e9. In February 2006, he appeared in scriptwriter Stephen Poliakoffu0027s one-off drama, Gideonu0027s Daughter. Nighy played the lead character, Gideon, a successful events organiser who begins to lose touch with the world around him. This performance won him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Mini-series or TV Film in January 2007. Also in 2006, Nighy made his Broadway debut at the Music Box Theatre alongside Julianne Moore in The Vertical Hour, directed by Sam Mendes.

  • 2006

    In 2006, Nighy played the principal villain, Davy Jones, in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Manu0027s Chest, although his face was entirely obscured by computer-generated makeup; he voiced the character with a Scots accent. He reprised the role in the 2007 sequel, Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worldu0027s End, in which his real face was briefly revealed in one scene. He also provided the narration for the Animal Planet series Meerkat Manor. In 2006 he played the role of Richard Hart in Notes on a Scandal, for which he was nominated for a London Film Criticsu0027 Circle award. Nighy also appeared as General Friedrich Olbricht, one of the principal conspirators, in the 2008 film Valkyrie. He had played an SS officer in the 1985 Hitleru0027s SS: Portrait in Evil. Nighy starred in the film Wild Target in 2010.

  • 2008

    Nighy had a relationship with English actress Diana Quick, with whom he has a daughter, actress Mary Nighy. The couple separated in 2008. He has Dupuytrenu0027s contracture, a hereditary condition which can, depending on the conditionu0027s severity, cause contractures of the fingers, most commonly the ring and little fingers.

  • 2009

    In July 2009, he announced that he would play Rufus Scrimgeour in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows u2013 Part 1. Nighy had already worked with director David Yates twice, and with the majority of the Harry Potter cast in previous films. He has said of his role as Rufus Scrimgeour that it meant he was no longer the only English actor not to be in Harry Potter.

  • 2010

    In 2010 he made a small cameo in Doctor Who, in the episode titled "Vincent and the Doctor".

  • 2011

    Nighy voiced Grandsanta in the 2011 CGI animated film Arthur Christmas. In 2012, he starred in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Wrath of the Titans, and the remake of Total Recall. In 2013, he played a role in Darkside, Tom Stoppardu0027s radio drama based on Pink Floydu0027s album The Dark Side of the Moon.

  • 2013

    Nighy is noted for his bespoke navy suits. He was listed as one of the 50 best-dressed over-50s by The Guardian in March 2013 and one of GQu0027s 50 best-dressed British men in 2015.

  • 2014

    In 2014 he starred with Carey Mulligan in a revival of David Hareu0027s Skylight at Wyndhamu0027s Theatre in Londonu0027s West End. It had a large international audience via broadcast in the National Theatre Live series. He and Mulligan also starred in the play when it was transferred to Broadway in 2015. In 2016, he provided the voice of Socrates in the critically panned animated feature Norm of the North.

  • 2020

    In 2020 he appeared as Mr Woodhouse, Emmau0027s father, in Emma. (2020).

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Bill Nighy was born on 12 December, 1949.

Bill Nighy is from Caterham - England.

Bill Nighy is 73 year old.

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