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Billy Boyd is a Actor British born on 28 august 1968 at Glasgow (United-kingdom)

Billy Boyd

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Birth name Billy Boyd
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 28 august 1968 (50 years) at Glasgow (United-kingdom)

Billy Boyd (born 28 August 1968) is a Scottish actor and singer most widely known for playing the characters Peregrin "Pippin" Took in Peter Jackson's epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings (2001–2003), Barret Bonden in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), and Glen in Seed of Chucky (2004).

Biography

Boyd is an avid surfer and spent his free time surfing in New Zealand during the production for The Lord of the Rings. He also holds a Grade 7 in foil fencing. He trained in martial arts at the Krauseworld Academy in Glasgow under brothers Steve Krause and Mike Krause where he achieved Phase 4 rank in both Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Kali. He topped a list of the 100 Most Eligible Men in Scotland in 2002.

He owns a house in Glasgow with his wife, Alison McKinnon. The couple had their first child, a boy named Jack William Boyd, was born on 26 April 2006. He and McKinnon were married in a ceremony with 30 guests at Oran Mor in Glasgow's West End on 29 December 2010. The wedding was attended by castmates Elijah Wood and Dominic Monaghan. A reception was held afterwards for about 130 guests.

Boyd has a tattoo of the Elvish word "nine" written with the Tengwar script, a reference to his involvement in The Lord of the Rings, and the fact that his character was one of the nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring. The other actors of "The Fellowship" (Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen and Orlando Bloom) got the same tattoo with the exception of John Rhys-Davies whose stunt double got the tattoo instead.

He remains close with The Lord of the Rings co-star Dominic Monaghan. Monaghan revealed in an interview for the national breakfast television show GMTV that he continues to see Boyd on a regular basis, as he is "essentially, kind of, godfather to his kids." Boyd is one of the patrons of Scottish Youth Theatre, Scotland's National Theatre 'for and by' young people. He is also the patron of the National Boys' Choir of Scotland.


Holidays in Scotland
In 2008, Boyd fronted VisitScotland's Perfect Day Campaign, and talked of his love of surfing in Scotland, particularly in Machrihanish near the town of Campbeltown in Kintyre in the west coast of Scotland, and Pease Bay and Coldingham Bay on Scotland's east coast. In an interview about the campaign with The Scotsman on 28 July 2008, he said: "I don't really do much promotional stuff but felt that with this one I could be honest... I'm very proud of where I come from and I get very excited if a friend comes over and I can show them around.

Best films

Usually with

Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(3 films)
Fran Walsh
Fran Walsh
(3 films)
Sala Baker
Sala Baker
(3 films)
Don Mancini
Don Mancini
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Billy Boyd (20 films)

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Actor

Tell It to the Bees
Directed by Annabel Jankel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Anna Paquin, Holliday Grainger, Kate Dickie, Emun Elliott, Billy Boyd, Steven Robertson
Roles Older Charlie (voice)
Rating48% 2.4325752.4325752.4325752.4325752.432575
Dans une petite ville britannique durant les années 1950, une femme médecin, le Dr. Jean Markham, développe une relation intime avec la mère de son jeune patient, à qui elle transmet sa passion pour les abeilles.
Curse of Chucky, 1h37
Directed by Ronny Yu, John Lafia, Don Mancini, Tom Holland, Jack Bender
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Child's Play (film series), Serial killer films, Films about toys, Films about disabilities, Comedy horror films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Brad Dourif, A Martinez, Jennifer Tilly, Brennan Elliott, Alex Vincent, Fiona Dourif
Rating57% 2.850172.850172.850172.850172.85017
Set twenty-five years after Child's Play, the Chucky doll (voiced by Brad Dourif) mysteriously arrives in the mail of the home of paraplegic Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) and her mother, Sarah. Later that night Sarah is found dead from a stab wound and her death proclaimed a suicide.
The Forger
The Forger (2012)
, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Josh Hutcherson, Hayden Panettiere, Lauren Bacall, Alfred Molina, Dina Eastwood, Billy Boyd
Roles Bernie
Rating54% 2.706082.706082.706082.706082.70608
Joshua Mason (Josh Hutcherson) is a troubled 15-year-old who is abandoned by his mother in a motel. Joshua finishes a painting someone had started at the mission and sells it for fifty dollars only to be caught by the artist. After living there for over a week, he manages to create several pieces of art; on the walls, mirror and ceiling before abandoning the place. A social worker, Vanessa Reese, is called by the manager about them and the boy, because the manager hasn't seen the boy's mother for sometime.
Space Milkshake, 1h25
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Actors Billy Boyd, Robin Dunne, Kristin Kreuk, Amanda Tapping, George Takei
Roles Cpt. Anton Balvenie
Rating64% 3.247213.247213.247213.247213.24721
A mutant rubber ducky terrorizes four workers who are stranded on a sanitation space station. Meanwhile, Earth is inexplicably devoid of life.
Dorothy and the Witches of Oz, 1h41
Directed by Leigh Slawner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about writers, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Le pays d'Oz, Children's films
Actors Sean Astin, Jeffrey Combs, Eliza Swenson, Christopher Lloyd, Mia Sara, Lance Henriksen
Roles Nick Chopper, Dorothy's boyfriend.
Rating52% 2.606442.606442.606442.606442.60644
Dorothy and the Witches of Oz, and its miniseries predecessor, follows the exploits of the grown Dorothy Gale, now a successful children's book author, as she moves from Kansas to present day New York City. Dorothy quickly learns that her popular books are based on repressed childhood memories, and that the wonders of Oz are very, very real. When the Wicked Witch of the West shows up in Times Square, Dorothy must find the inner courage to stop her.
Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy, 1h39
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Adam Sinclair, Kristin Kreuk, Billy Boyd, Carlo Rota, Colin Mochrie, Keram Malicki-Sánchez
Roles Woodsy
Rating52% 2.6043552.6043552.6043552.6043552.604355
Frustrated with her boring middle class and loveless marriage, Heather Thompson (Kristin Kreuk) seeks a change in her life. At a club, she finds just that in happily partying Lloyd Buist (Adam Sinclair), a drug user. Heather falls hard for Lloyd despite the fact that most of their time spent together is under the influence of illicit substances. As they experiment with this new lifestyle, they are faced with the question of whether they love their drugs, each other, or are just drugged into loving each other.
Pimp
Pimp (2010)
, 1h31
Directed by Robert Cavanah
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller
Actors Billy Boyd, Martin Compston, Scarlett Alice Johnson, Robert Cavanah, Barbara Nedeljáková, Gemma Chan
Roles Chief
Rating29% 1.477171.477171.477171.477171.47717
A week in the life of a Soho pimp - Woody - (Robert Cavanah) as seen through the lens of a documentary camera team: A week which spirals brutally out of control when the Chinese up their muscle on Woody's boss's (Danny Dyer) territory, a girl goes missing, and a snuff webcast appears, showing a former employee being murdered, with another potential webcast seemingly impending.
Glenn, the Flying Robot, 1h22
Origin France
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy
Actors Billy Boyd, Patrick Bauchau, Gérard Depardieu, Smadi Wolfman
Roles Jack
Rating40% 2.0073952.0073952.0073952.0073952.007395
Jack et Henry, amis de longue date, sont deux célèbres et talentueux pianistes qui s’affrontent régulièrement lors de concours. Mais leur amitié se brise lorsqu’Henry lui casse la main. Ce nouveau handicap plonge Jack dans une profonde dépression, jusqu’au jour où il découvre que son robot domestique, 3948, développe des capacités insoupçonnées pour la musique. Jack se dit qu’il tient là sa revanche !
Moby Dick (2011 miniseries), 3h
Directed by Mike Barker, Mike Barker
Origin German
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about disabilities
Actors William Hurt, Ethan Hawke, Charlie Cox, Eddie Marsan, Gillian Anderson, Donald Sutherland
Roles acteur
Rating61% 3.0958653.0958653.0958653.0958653.095865
Ishmaël (Charlie Cox), seul survivant du baleinier Péquod où il naviguait sous le commandement du captaine Achab (William Hurt), raconte les événements qui ont couté la vie à ses compagnons pendant leur traque de Moby Dick, une baleine blanche.
Jusqu'à toi, 1h20
Directed by Jennifer Devoldère
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Mélanie Laurent, Justin Bartha, Billy Boyd, Valérie Benguigui, Yvon Back, Maurice Benichou
Roles Rufus
Rating60% 3.0458853.0458853.0458853.0458853.045885
Chloé, 26 ans, vit seule à Paris, entre une voisine envahissante et une collègue mesquine. L'américain Jack, largué par sa copine, gagne un séjour à Paris. Chloé va alors, par un heureux hasard, récupérer la valise de celui-ci, et tomber amoureuse de son contenu...
Stone of Destiny, 1h36
Directed by Charles Martin Smith
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Charlie Cox, Billy Boyd, Robert Carlyle, Kate Mara, Peter Mullan, Brenda Fricker
Roles Bill Craig
Rating67% 3.397953.397953.397953.397953.39795
In 1950 Ian Hamilton (Charlie Cox), an ardent member of the Scottish nationalist organisation, the Scottish Covenant Association, hopes to end what he sees as the political and economic subjugation of Scotland by England. Frustrated and saddened by the complacency of his fellow Scots who seem to accept the status quo, he looks forward to a time when Scotland is no longer merely referred to as "North Britain". After a petition to the British Parliament for the establishment of Scottish home rule is rejected, Hamilton decides to perform a symbolic act to put heart into the movement. With his friend, Bill Craig (Billy Boyd), he creates a daring scheme to bring the Stone of Scone back to Scotland from Westminster Abbey in London, where it has resided for centuries following English military victories over the Scots in the Middle Ages.
The Flying Scotsman, 1h36
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Medical-themed films, Sports films, Cycling films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Jonny Lee Miller, Laura Fraser, Billy Boyd, Brian Cox, Morven Christie, Ron Donachie
Roles Malky
Rating70% 3.5479753.5479753.5479753.5479753.547975
The film starts with Graeme Obree (Miller), who suffers from crippling bipolar disorder, cycling into a wood where he prepares to hang himself. A flashback to Obree's (Sean Brown) childhood depicts him being physically attacked at school by other pupils, leaving severe psychological scars. One day Obree is given a bicycle by his parents and we see Obree evading the bullies on his bike.
On a Clear Day, 1h45
Directed by Gaby Dellal
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Peter Mullan, Brenda Blethyn, Seán McGinley, Jamie Sives, Billy Boyd, Jodhi May
Roles Danny
Rating69% 3.4974053.4974053.4974053.4974053.497405
The story is set in Glasgow, Scotland near the banks of the River Clyde. After completing the construction of the ship RFA Mounts Bay, Frank Redmond (played by Peter Mullan) and a few of his co-workers are laid off from the shipyards after 36 years service. This, along with his grief still suffered over the drowning of one of his sons many years ago, plummets Frank into a deep depression. He gets on well with his wife, Joan (Brenda Blethyn), but their relationship is distant. His other son, Rob (Jamie Sives), is a devoted house husband who looks after his twin sons, while his wife, Angela (Jodhi May) works full-time at the local Jobcentre. Rob has a troubled relationship with his father, feeling the guilt of being the 'surviving' son.
Stories of Lost Souls, 1h30
Directed by Illeana Douglas, Deborra-Lee Furness, Mark Palansky
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Josh Hartnett, Jason Acuña, Hugh Jackman, Cate Blanchett, Jacqui Maxwell, William Ash
Roles The Gunner
Rating56% 2.805132.805132.805132.805132.80513
Un film à sketches centré autour de six histoires de conquête et de persévérance : "Standing Room Only" de Deborra-Lee Furness, "A Whole New Day" de William Garcia, "New Year's Eve" de Colin Spector, "Euston Road" de Toa Stappard et "Bangers" de Andrew Upton.