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Place of Birth Surrey, England, UK
Birthday 1949-12-12
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Also Known As Билл Найи
빌 나이
William Francis Nighy
Μπιλ Νάι


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William Francis "Bill" Nighy (pronounced /ˈnaɪ/ ny; born 12 December 1949) 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.


2021Dragonkeeper as Danzi (voice)
2020Minamata as Robert "Bob" Hayes
2020Emma. as Mr. Woodhouse
2019The Kindness of Strangers as Timofey
2019StarDog and TurboCat as Sinclair (voice)
2019Hope Gap as Edward
2019Pokémon Detective Pikachu as Howard Clifford / Mewtwo (voice)
2019Sometimes Always Never as Alan
2017The Bookshop as Mr. Brundish
2017Their Finest as Ambrose Hilliard/Uncle Frank
2017Red Nose Day Actually as Billy Mack
2016The Limehouse Golem as John Kildare
2016Dad's Army as Sergeant Wilson
2016Norm of the North as Socrates (voice)
2015A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman as Himself
2015The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as Douglas Ainslie
2014National Theatre Live: Skylight as Tom Sergeant
2014Pride as Cliff
2014Salting the Battlefield as Johnny Worricker
2014Turks & Caicos as Johnny Worricker
2014I, Frankenstein as Naberius
2013About Time as Dad
2013The World's End as The Network (voice)
2013The Hungry Corpse as The Hungry Corpse
2013Great White Shark
2013Jack the Giant Slayer as General Fallon
2013Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene as Graham Greene
2012London: The Modern Babylon as Quotations spoken by
2012Total Recall as Matthias
2012Wrath of the Titans as Hephaestus
2011The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as Douglas Ainslie
2011Arthur Christmas as Grandsanta (voice)
2011Page Eight as Johnny Worricker
2011Astonish Me as The Professor
2011Rango as Rattlesnake Jake (voice)
2011Chalet Girl as Richard Madsen
2010Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 as Rufus Scrimgeour
2010Wild Target as Victor Maynard
2009Glorious 39 as Alexander Keyes
2009Astro Boy as Dr. Elefun (voice)
2009G-Force as Leonard Saber
2009The Boat That Rocked as Quentin
2009Underworld: Rise of the Lycans as Viktor
2008Valkyrie as Friedrich Olbricht
2008Slapper as Arnold Percy
2008A Fox's Tale as Ringmaster (voice)
2007Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End as Captain Davy Jones
2007Hot Fuzz as Met Chief Inspector
2007Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die as The Preacher
2006Notes on a Scandal as Richard Hart
2006Flushed Away as Whitey (voice)
2006Stormbreaker as Alan Blunt
2006We Love Cigarettes as Narrator
2006Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest as Captain Davy Jones
2006Underworld: Evolution as Viktor
2005Gideon's Daughter as Gideon Warner
2005Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' as Slartibartfast (archive footage) (uncredited)
2005The Constant Gardener as Sir Bernard Pellegrin
2005Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' as Himself
2005The Girl in the Café as Lawrence
2005The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as Slartibartfast
2005The Magic Roundabout as Dylan
2004Enduring Love as Robin
2004Shaun of the Dead as Phillip
2004Burst as Maxwell's Fan 22
2003Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher as Narrator
2003The Young Visiters as Earl of Clincham
2003Underworld as Viktor
2003Love Actually as Billy Mack
2003I Capture the Castle as James Mortmain
2003Ready When You Are, Mr McGill
2002The Lawless Heart as Dan
2001Lucky Break as Roger
2001Blow Dry as Ray Robertson
2000Longitude as Lord Sandwich
1999Guest House Paradiso as Mr. Johnson
1998The Canterbury Tales as The Merchant (voice)
1998Still Crazy as Ray Simms
1997FairyTale: A True Story as Edward Gardner
1996True Blue as Jeremy Saville
1996Alive and Kicking as Tristan
1994Being Human as Julian
1993Don't Leave Me This Way as John Tracey
1993Unnatural Causes as Oliver Latham
1992A Masculine Ending as John Tracey
1991Absolute Hell
1991The Men's Room
1990Antonia and Jane as Howard Nash
1989The Phantom of the Opera as Martin Barton
1989Mack the Knife as Tiger Brown
1985Thirteen at Dinner as Ronald Marsh
1985Hitler's SS: Portrait In Evil as Helmut Hoffmann
1984The Little Drummer Girl as Al
1982Easter 2016 as Connor Mullan
1981Eye of the Needle as Squadron Leader Blenkinsop
1980Death Watch as Man in "Harriet" Scene (uncredited)
1980Dreams of Leaving as William
Castlevania as Saint Germain
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

Other Roles

2011Page Eight - Executive Producer

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