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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 (70 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

Usually with

Len Wiseman
Len Wiseman
(5 films)
Edgar Wright
Edgar Wright
(4 films)
David Hare
David Hare
(3 films)
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Filmography of Bill Nighy (73 films)

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Actor

The Kindness of Strangers, 1h52
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama
Actors Zoe Kazan, Tahar Rahim, Andrea Riseborough, Bill Nighy, Jay Baruchel, Caleb Landry Jones
Roles Timofey
Rating54% 2.7242.7242.7242.7242.724
Voici l'histoire de quatre personnes traversant la pire crise de leur existence.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu, 1h44
Directed by Rob Letterman
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films based on video games
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy, Chris Geere
Roles Howard Clifford / Mewtwo (voice)
Rating66% 3.3042953.3042953.3042953.3042953.304295
L'histoire se déroule dans l'univers Pokémon. Tim Goodman est un jeune homme de 21 ans qui a abandonné le dressage de Pokémon suite au décès de sa mère et à l'absence de son père, Harry. Il voyage jusqu'à Ryme City, une métropole où humains et Pokémon vivent ensemble en harmonie, pour collecter les biens de Harry suite à son décès dans un accident de voiture. Dans l'appartement de Harry, Tim rencontre un Pikachu portant un deerstalker qui sait parler et que seul lui peut comprendre. Le duo échappe ensuite à l'attaque d'une bande de Capumain sous l'influence d'un gaz violacé « R » que Tim a accidentellement relâché pendant son inspection. Ils se réfugient dans un café où Pikachu apprend à Tim qu'il est détective et amnésique, mais qu'il était également le partenaire de Harry, et qu'ils étaient en train d'enquêter lorsque Harry a disparu. Ils cherchent alors Lucy Stevens, une jeune stagiaire désireuse de devenir reporter, que Tim avait déjà rencontrée. Elle emmène Pikachu et Tim vers un M. Mime, qu'ils interrogent avant d'être emmenés vers une arène illégale dirigée par un prénommé Sébastien et son pokémon Dracaufeu (qui est le champion de l'arène). Il demande une revanche contre Pikachu, qui avait précédemment battu son Dracaufeu. Cependant, Pikachu ne se souvient non plus de comment utiliser ses pouvoirs et Sébastien donne une dose du gaz R à Dracaufeu avant le combat, et Pikachu parvient à se sauver in extremis, avec l'aide de Tim. Sébastien libère alors le reste du gaz R dans le stade, ce qui provoque le chaos. Il dit à Tim qu'il a obtenu le gaz R grâce « à la doctoresse ».
Their Finest
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% 3.3996653.3996653.3996653.3996653.399665
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.
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
Rating64% 3.2497453.2497453.2497453.2497453.249745
Florence Green ouvre une librairie dans l'ancestrale maison qu'elle a achetée dans une petite ville reculée en Angleterre, Hardborough. Son entreprise se heurte aux ambitions de Violet Gamart, puissante notable de la région, qui cherche à faire installer dans le même immeuble un centre d'art et déploie toute la puissance de son réseau pour arriver à ses fins.
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% 3.3996653.3996653.3996653.3996653.399665
En plein Blitz de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton), un personnage inspiré de l’histoire vraie de Diana Morgan, est recrutée comme scénariste par le service de propagande britannique. Elle assiste le prolifique scénariste Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin) au sein d'une équipe de cinéma chargée de réaliser un long métrage à succès pour remonter le moral de la population, notamment des femmes, et afin de favoriser l’entrée en guerre des États-Unis. Alors que Londres subit d'incessants bombardements, elle doit, malgré les drames et les difficultés dans sa vie personnelle, s’affirmer dans ce monde d’hommes, pour faire aboutir ce projet imposé et y mettre du talent.
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% 2.5968252.5968252.5968252.5968252.596825
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% 3.147123.147123.147123.147123.14712
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)
Rating34% 1.7117651.7117651.7117651.7117651.711765
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% 3.29843.29843.29843.29843.2984
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% 2.5509252.5509252.5509252.5509252.550925
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, Coming out, LGBT-related film
Actors Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Andrew Scott, George MacKay, Joseph Gilgun, Ben Schnetzer
Roles Cliff
Rating78% 3.9005253.9005253.9005253.9005253.900525
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
Rating64% 3.2483153.2483153.2483153.2483153.248315
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, Crime, Politic
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Bill Nighy, Helena Bonham Carter, Rupert Graves, Ralph Fiennes, Ewen Bremner, James McArdle
Roles Johnny Worricker
Rating65% 3.295163.295163.295163.295163.29516
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, Monde imaginaire, 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
Rating61% 3.093043.093043.093043.093043.09304
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.