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Bill Nighy is a Actor and Executive Producer British born on 12 december 1949 at Surrey (United-kingdom)

Bill Nighy

Bill Nighy
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Birth name William Francis Nighy
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 12 december 1949 (69 years) at Surrey (United-kingdom)
Awards Annie Award

William Francis "Bill" Nighy (pronounced /naɪ/; born 12 December 1949) is an English actor. 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 womaniser Prof. Mark Carleton, whose extramarital affairs kept him "vital".

Nighy became known for his performance in Love Actually. Other notable roles in cinema include his portrayal of Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, as well as Viktor in the Underworld film series.

He is also known for his roles in the films Lawless Heart, I Capture the Castle, Shaun of the Dead, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Notes on a Scandal, Hot Fuzz, Valkyrie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Rango and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. His performances were also acclaimed in the State of Play series and in the TV films The Girl in the Café, Gideon's Daughter and Page Eight, for which he earned Golden Globe nominations, winning one for Gideon's Daughter.

Biography

Nighy had a 27-year-relationship with English actress Diana Quick, with whom he has a daughter, actress Mary Nighy. The couple amicably separated in 2008.

He is a supporter of Crystal Palace and is the Patron of the CPSCC (Crystal Palace F.C. Fast Results & Information Service) Children's Charity, and of the Ann Craft Trust. He is also one of the Honorary Patrons of the London children's charity Scene & Heard. He suffers from Dupuytren's contracture, a condition which causes the ring and little finger of each hand to be permanently bent inwards towards the palm.

Nighy is also a patron for the Milton Rooms, a new arts centre in Malton, North Yorkshire, along with Imelda Staunton, Jools Holland and Kathy Burke.

Nighy is known for his bespoke navy suits; he was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed over 50s by The Guardian in March 2013 and one of GQ's 50 best dressed British men in 2015.

Best films

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
(Actor)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
(Actor)
Wrath of the Titans (2012)
(Actor)
G-Force (2009)
(Actor)
Rango (2011)
(Actor)
Valkyrie (2008)
(Actor)

Usually with

Len Wiseman
Len Wiseman
(5 films)
Edgar Wright
Edgar Wright
(4 films)
Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Bill Nighy (70 films)

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Actor

Their Finest Hour and a Half
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Paul Ritter, Jake Lacy
Roles Ambrose Hilliard
Rating67% 3.399613.399613.399613.399613.39961
Set during the World War II in early 1940s, about some filmmakers try to make a patriotic film to boost morale of British army during The Blitz.
Their Finest, 1h50
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Romance
Actors Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Rachael Stirling, Richard E. Grant
Roles Ambrose Hilliard
Rating67% 3.399613.399613.399613.399613.39961
En plein Blitz de la deuxième guerre mondiale, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton), inspirée de l’histoire vraie de Diana Morgan, est recrutée par le service de propagande britannique, en tant que script. Elle intègre une équipe de cinéaste et assiste le prolifique auteur Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin) chargés de réaliser un long métrage à succès pour remonter le moral de la population et notamment des femmes et favoriser l’entrée en guerre des États-Unis.
The Bookshop, 1h50
Directed by Isabel Coixet
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson, James Lance, Frances Barber
Roles Mr. Brundish
Rating65% 3.2502653.2502653.2502653.2502653.250265
Angleterre, 1959. Une femme décide d’ouvrir une librairie malgré les contestations de la population locale.
Dad's Army
Dad's Army (2016)

Directed by Oliver Parker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Military humor in film, Political films
Actors Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Toby Jones, Tom Courtenay, Bill Paterson, Daniel Mays
Roles Sergeant Wilson
Rating51% 2.5971552.5971552.5971552.5971552.597155
En 1944, alors que la Seconde Guerre mondiale touche à sa fin, un groupe de soldats de la Home Guard, mené par le Capitaine Mainwaring (Toby Jones), et basé à Walmington-on-Sea, accumule les déboires. C'est alors que la journaliste Rose Winters (Catherine Zeta-Jones) arrive en ville pour écrire un article sur ce petit groupe de soldats. Parallèlement, on apprend qu'un espion nazi sévit dans les environs.
The Limehouse Golem, 1h45
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth, Bill Nighy, Eddie Marsan, Adam Brown, María Valverde
Roles John Kildare
Rating62% 3.146513.146513.146513.146513.14651
A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times – the mythical so-called Golem – must be responsible.
Norm of the North, 1h31
Directed by Anthony Bell
Origin Inde
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Actors Rob Schneider, Ken Jeong, Zachary Gordon, Loretta Devine, Heather Graham, Bill Nighy
Roles Socrates (voice)
Rating36% 1.8083451.8083451.8083451.8083451.808345
L'Arctique étant menacé par Monsieur Greene (un ambitieux promoteur qui veut y vendre des maisons de luxe préfabriquées) Normand, un ours polaire ayant la particularité de pouvoir communiquer avec les humains, se rend à New York en compagnie de trois lemmings pour tenter d'alerter l'opinion publique sur les dangers de coloniser l'Arctique. Sur place, l'ours et les lemmings trouvent une alliée en la personne d'Olympia, une fillette passionnée par les questions écologiques, dont la mère travaille comme agent immobilier pour le vil Monsieur Greene. Leur plan : Faire en sorte que Normand devienne le porte-parole du promoteur immobilier pour ensuite profiter de son capital sympathie et retourner le grand public à sa cause.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 2h2
Directed by John Madden
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Penelope Wilton
Roles Douglas Ainslie
Rating65% 3.298583.298583.298583.298583.29858
Muriel Donnelly and Sonny Kapoor travel to San Diego, California to propose a plan to hotel magnate Ty Burley for buying and opening a second hotel in India as a companion to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. They are told that a company inspector will anonymously visit India to evaluate the project.
I, Frankenstein, 1h33
Directed by Stuart Beattie
Origin Australie
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Films about magic and magicians, Films based on science fiction novels, Wolves in film, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Jai Courtney, Miranda Otto, Yvonne Strahovski, Aden Young
Roles Naberius
Rating51% 2.550152.550152.550152.550152.55015
In 1795, Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Aden Young) creates a monster (Aaron Eckhart), a soulless creature patched together from corpses, and then rejects it, disgusted with what he's made. In a fit of rage, the creature kills Victor's wife Elizabeth (Virginie Le Brun) and Victor chases it to the Arctic to get revenge, but succumbs to the weather. The creature buries his creator in the Frankenstein family crypt and is then attacked by demons before being rescued by the gargoyles Ophir (Mahesh Jadu) and Keziah (Caitlin Stasey), who bring it before the gargoyle queen Leonore (Miranda Otto) and their commander Gideon (Jai Courtney). Leonore explains that they were created by the Archangel Michael to battle demons on Earth and protect humanity. They name the creature "Adam" and invite him to join them, but he declines and departs after being given heavy, baton-like weapons to protect him, as more demons will come after him. The weapons allow him to "descend" demons (destroying their bodies and trapping their souls in Hell) as they have the symbol of the Gargoyle Order carved on them.
Pride
Pride (2014)
, 1h59
Directed by Matthew Warchus
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about the labor movement, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Andrew Scott, George MacKay, Joseph Gilgun, Ben Schnetzer
Roles Cliff
Rating78% 3.900353.900353.900353.900353.90035
Based on a true story, the film depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign. The National Union of Mineworkers was reluctant to accept the group's support due to the union's public relations' worries about being openly associated with a gay group, so the activists instead decided to take their donations directly to Onllwyn, a small mining village in Wales, resulting in an alliance between the two communities. The alliance was unlike any seen before and was ultimately successful.
Turks & Caicos, 1h35
Directed by David Hare
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Bill Nighy, Helena Bonham Carter, Rupert Graves, Ralph Fiennes, Ewen Bremner, James McArdle
Roles Johnny Worricker
Rating65% 3.2976753.2976753.2976753.2976753.297675
Following the events of Page Eight, ex-MI5 officer Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is in hiding on the Turks and Caicos Islands. A mysterious encounter with Curtis Pelissier (Christopher Walken) leads Johnny to a dinner with several shady American businessmen who comprise of a company called Gladstone. The following morning, one of the businessmen is found dead on the beach in suspicious circumstances; Melanie Fall (Winona Ryder), a Gladstone liaison, seems to know more than she lets on. When Pelissier reveals himself to be a CIA agent who knows Johnny's true identity, Johnny desperately cuts a deal with the American: he will help with the investigation of Gladstone in exchange for silence about his location.
Salting the Battlefield, 1h35
Directed by David Hare
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Politic
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Bill Nighy, Helena Bonham Carter, Rupert Graves, Ralph Fiennes, Ewen Bremner, James McArdle
Roles Johnny Worricker, former MI5 analyst

Following their flight from Turks and Caicos, Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) and Margot Tyrell (Helena Bonham Carter) maintain a quasi-permanent existence around Europe to evade capture by MI5. After spotting one of his former recruits, disguised as a passing jogger, Johnny relocates once again and orders former colleague Rollo Maverley (Ewen Bremner) to leak news of Prime Minister Alec Beasley's (Ralph Fiennes) corrupt dealings with Stirling Rogers (Rupert Graves) and his Bridge Foundation. Margot secretly keeps in touch with Johnny's pregnant daughter Julianne (Felicity Jones). In London, Acting Director General Jill Tankard (Judy Davis) contacts Home Secretary Anthea Catcheside (Saskia Reeves) and offers her services in aiding Catcheside's embattled husband.
Jack the Giant Slayer, 1h54
Directed by Bryan Singer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Giant monster films, Children's films, Disaster films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, Ewan McGregor
Roles General Fallon
Rating62% 3.140983.140983.140983.140983.14098
In the Kingdom of Cloister, Jack, a young farm boy, is fascinated by the legend of Erik, an ancient king who defeated an army of invading giants from a realm in the sky by controlling them with a magical crown. At the same time, Princess Isabelle becomes fascinated with the same legend.
The World's End, 1h49
Directed by Edgar Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about alcoholism, La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about religion, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan
Roles The Network (voice)
Rating69% 3.498233.498233.498233.498233.49823
Gary King (Simon Pegg), a middle-aged alcoholic, tracks down his estranged schoolfriends and persuades them to complete "the Golden Mile", a pub crawl encompassing the 12 pubs of their hometown of Newton Haven. The group attempted the crawl as teenagers, but failed to reach the final pub, The World's End.
About Time
About Time (2013)
, 2h3
Directed by Richard Curtis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Time travel films
Actors Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Aiysha Hart, Margot Robbie, Tom Hollander
Roles Dad
Rating77% 3.899943.899943.899943.899943.89994
Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) is a young man from Cornwall, England. He grows up in a house by the sea with his father (Bill Nighy), his mother (Lindsay Duncan), his absent-minded uncle (Richard Cordery), and his free-spirited sister, Katherine (Lydia Wilson), who is known to family and friends as Kit Kat. At the age of 21, Tim is told by his father that the men of his family have a special gift: the ability to travel in time. This supernatural ability is subject to one constraint - they can only travel to places and times they have been before. After his father discourages Tim from using his gift to acquire money or fame, he decides that he will use it to improve his love life.
Wrath of the Titans, 1h35
Directed by Jonathan Liebesman
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Films about dragons, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Édgar Ramírez, Toby Kebbell, Danny Huston
Roles Hephaestus
Rating56% 2.8494052.8494052.8494052.8494052.849405
Perseus (Sam Worthington), a son of Zeus (Liam Neeson), lives as a fisherman after the death of his wife, Io (portrayed by Gemma Arterton in the previous film), with his young son, Helius (John Bell). Zeus visits Perseus and asks for his help, saying that humans are not praying to the gods and as a result the gods are losing their power and becoming mortal. Perseus realizes the walls of Tartarus are crumbling and Zeus informs him that the imprisoned Titan Kronos will soon be free. Perseus, valuing his family's safety, refuses to get involved.