Image of Bill Nighy

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.

Read bio at tmdb | Read bio at Wikipedia
Dec 12, 1949 In Caterham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Agony 1979-03-11
Latest Project:
Movie Minamata 2020-03-13
Known For
Movie Minamata Robert "Bob" Hayes 2020-03-13
Movie Pokémon Detective Pikachu Howard Clifford 2019-05-03
Series Ordeal by Innocence Leo Argyll 2018-04-01
Movie Red Nose Day Actually Billy Mack 2017-03-24
Movie The Bookshop Mr. Brundish 2017-11-10
Movie Their Finest Ambrose Hilliard/Uncle Frank 2017-04-06
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 Turks & Caicos Johnny Worricker 2014-03-20
Movie National Theatre Live: Skylight Tom Sergeant 2014-10-23
Movie Salting the Battlefield Johnny Worricker 2014-03-27
Movie Pride Cliff 2014-09-12
Movie The World's End The Network (voice) 2013-07-18
Movie Jack the Giant Slayer General Fallon 2013-02-27
Movie About Time Dad 2013-09-04
Movie Wrath of the Titans Hephaestus 2012-03-27
Movie Total Recall Matthias 2012-08-02
Movie London: The Modern Babylon Spoken Quotations (voice) 2012-08-03
Movie Chalet Girl Richard Madsen 2011-02-02
Movie Rango Rattlesnake Jake (voice) 2011-03-02
Movie Astonish Me The Professor 2011-07-26
Movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Douglas Ainslie 2011-11-28
Movie Arthur Christmas Grandsanta (voice) 2011-11-10
Movie Page Eight Johnny Worricker 2011-08-28
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
Movie Glorious 39 Alexander Keyes 2009-11-20
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
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 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 Stormbreaker Alan Blunt 2006-07-21
Movie Notes on a Scandal Richard Hart 2006-12-25
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 Magic Roundabout Dylan (voice) 2005-02-02
Movie The Girl in the Café Lawrence 2005-06-25
Movie Gideon's Daughter Gideon Warner 2005-10-21
Movie Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Himself 2005-07-05
Movie The Lost Prince Stamfordham 2005-12-18
Movie The Constant Gardener Sir Bernard Pellegrin 2005-08-31
Movie Shaun of the Dead Phillip 2004-04-09
Movie Enduring Love Robin 2004-11-26
Series He Knew He Was Right Colonel Osborne 2004-04-18
Movie State of Play Cameron Foster 2003-05-18
Movie Love Actually Billy Mack 2003-09-07
Movie I Capture the Castle James Mortmain 2003-05-09
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
Movie AKA Uncle Louis Gryffoyn 2002-01-19
Movie The Lawless Heart Dan 2002-06-28
Series The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Lockwood 2002-04-08
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
Movie Guest House Paradiso Mr. Johnson 1999-12-03
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 Peak Practice Unknown 1993-05-10
Movie Don't Leave Me This Way John Tracey 1993-05-30
Movie A Masculine Ending John Tracey 1992-04-12
Movie Absolute Hell 1991-10-04
Series Chillers Unknown 1990-04-14
Movie Antonia and Jane Howard Nash 1990-01-01
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 Easter 2016 Connor Mullan 1982-05-18
Series Bergerac Unknown 1981-10-18
Movie Eye of the Needle Squadron Leader Blenkinsop 1981-07-24
Movie Death Watch Katherine's Co-worker (uncredited) 1980-01-23
Series Fox Colin Street 1980-03-10
Series Agony Unknown 1979-03-11
Show me another film
Random Artist
Protect yourself from online tracking

Are you sure you want to hide this?