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.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

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Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous Death Eaters on the loose, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Emma Watson  •  Rupert Grint  •  Helena Bonham Carter

Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous Death Eaters on the loose, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Emma Watson  •  Rupert Grint  •  Helena Bonham Carter

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

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Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life and make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Kate Ashfield  •  Lucy Davis

Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life and make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Kate Ashfield  •  Lucy Davis

About Time (2013)

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The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life – so he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Bill Nighy  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Tom Hollander

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life – so he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Bill Nighy  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Tom Hollander

Rango (2011)

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When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Isla Fisher  •  Ned Beatty  •  Bill Nighy

When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Isla Fisher  •  Ned Beatty  •  Bill Nighy

I, Frankenstein (2014)

200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein's creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Beattie
CAST:  Aaron Eckhart  •  Yvonne Strahovski  •  Bill Nighy  •  Jai Courtney

200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein's creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Beattie
CAST:  Aaron Eckhart  •  Yvonne Strahovski  •  Bill Nighy  •  Jai Courtney

AKA (2002)

A story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain. 18-year old Dean is handsome and bright, but feels hampered by his working-class background and by his family. In order to make something of himself, Dean assumes another ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duncan Roy
CAST:  Matthew Leitch  •  Diana Quick  •  George Asprey  •  Rachel Pickup

A story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain. 18-year old Dean is handsome and bright, but feels hampered by his working-class background and by his family. In order to make something of himself, Dean assumes another ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duncan Roy
CAST:  Matthew Leitch  •  Diana Quick  •  George Asprey  •  Rachel Pickup

Enduring Love (2004)

Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, Claire. But as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Samantha Morton  •  Bill Weston  •  Jeremy McCurdie

Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, Claire. But as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Samantha Morton  •  Bill Weston  •  Jeremy McCurdie

Flushed Away (2006)

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London high-society mouse, Roddy is flushed down the toilet by Sid, a common sewer rat. Hang on for a madcap adventure deep in the sewer bowels of Ratropolis, where Roddy meets the resourceful Rita, the rodent-hating Toad and his faithful thugs, Spike and Whitey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Bowers  •  Sam Fell
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Kate Winslet  •  Ian McKellen  •  Jean Reno

London high-society mouse, Roddy is flushed down the toilet by Sid, a common sewer rat. Hang on for a madcap adventure deep in the sewer bowels of Ratropolis, where Roddy meets the resourceful Rita, the rodent-hating Toad and his faithful thugs, Spike and Whitey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Bowers  •  Sam Fell
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Kate Winslet  •  Ian McKellen  •  Jean Reno

Hot Fuzz (2007)

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As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Timothy Dalton  •  Jim Broadbent

As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Timothy Dalton  •  Jim Broadbent

Love Actually (2003)

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'Love Actually' follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love lives, in various loosely and interrelated tales, all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Gregor Fisher  •  Colin Firth  •  Sienna Guillory

'Love Actually' follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love lives, in various loosely and interrelated tales, all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Gregor Fisher  •  Colin Firth  •  Sienna Guillory

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

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Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley  •  Chow Yun-Fat

Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley  •  Chow Yun-Fat

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

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Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davy Jones to avoid eternal damnation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley  •  Bill Nighy

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davy Jones to avoid eternal damnation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley  •  Bill Nighy

Still Crazy (1998)

In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor festival. 20 years on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gibson
CAST:  Stephen Rea  •  Billy Connolly  •  Jimmy Nail  •  Bill Nighy

In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor festival. 20 years on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gibson
CAST:  Stephen Rea  •  Billy Connolly  •  Jimmy Nail  •  Bill Nighy

Stormbreaker (2006)

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Alex Rider thinks he is a normal school boy, until his uncle is killed. He discovers that his uncle was actually spy on a mission, when he was killed. Alex is recruited by Alan Blunt to continue the mission. He is sent to Cornwall to investigate a new computer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoffrey Sax
CAST:  Sarah Bolger  •  Robbie Coltrane  •  Stephen Fry  •  Damian Lewis

Alex Rider thinks he is a normal school boy, until his uncle is killed. He discovers that his uncle was actually spy on a mission, when he was killed. Alex is recruited by Alan Blunt to continue the mission. He is sent to Cornwall to investigate a new computer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoffrey Sax
CAST:  Sarah Bolger  •  Robbie Coltrane  •  Stephen Fry  •  Damian Lewis

The Constant Gardener (2005)

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Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very dangerous conspiracy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fernando Meirelles
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Danny Huston  •  Bill Nighy

Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very dangerous conspiracy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fernando Meirelles
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Danny Huston  •  Bill Nighy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

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Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garth Jennings
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Yasiin Bey  •  Helen Mirren

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garth Jennings
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Yasiin Bey  •  Helen Mirren

The Magic Roundabout (2005)

A shaggy, candy-loving puppy named Dougal along with a group of friends embarks on a dangerous journey in an effort to imprison their oppressor -- the evil ice sorcerer ZeeBad (Zebedee's evil twin). As the world is placed in mortal danger Zeebad who wants to turn ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dave Borthwick  •  Jean Duval  •  Frank Passingham
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Kylie Minogue  •  Bill Nighy  •  Robbie Williams

A shaggy, candy-loving puppy named Dougal along with a group of friends embarks on a dangerous journey in an effort to imprison their oppressor -- the evil ice sorcerer ZeeBad (Zebedee's evil twin). As the world is placed in mortal danger Zeebad who wants to turn ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dave Borthwick  •  Jean Duval  •  Frank Passingham
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Kylie Minogue  •  Bill Nighy  •  Robbie Williams

True Blue (1996)

The story of the year the Oxford and Cambridge boat race changed from a gentleman's race to one where winning was everything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ferdinand Fairfax
CAST:  Dominic West  •  Bill Nighy  •  Johan Leysen  •  Ryan Bollman

The story of the year the Oxford and Cambridge boat race changed from a gentleman's race to one where winning was everything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ferdinand Fairfax
CAST:  Dominic West  •  Bill Nighy  •  Johan Leysen  •  Ryan Bollman

Underworld: Evolution (2006)

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As the war between the vampires and the Lycans rages on, Selene, a former member of the Death Dealers (an elite vampire special forces unit that hunts werewolves), and Michael, the werewolf hybrid, work together in an effort to unlock the secrets of their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Len Wiseman
CAST:  Kate Beckinsale  •  Scott Speedman  •  Tony Curran  •  Shane Brolly

As the war between the vampires and the Lycans rages on, Selene, a former member of the Death Dealers (an elite vampire special forces unit that hunts werewolves), and Michael, the werewolf hybrid, work together in an effort to unlock the secrets of their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Len Wiseman
CAST:  Kate Beckinsale  •  Scott Speedman  •  Tony Curran  •  Shane Brolly

Being Human (1994)

One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Forsyth
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Maudie Johnson  •  Max Johnson  •  Robert Carlyle

One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Forsyth
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Maudie Johnson  •  Max Johnson  •  Robert Carlyle
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