- Nighy was born on 12 December 1949 in Caterham , Surrey. His mother, Catherine Josephine Nighy (née Whittaker), was a psychiatric nurse of Irish descent born in Glasgow , and his English father, Alfred Martin Nighy, managed a car garage after working in the family chimney sweeping business.
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Nighy was born on 12 December 1949 in Caterham, Surrey. His mother, Catherine Josephine Nighy (née Whittaker), was a psychiatric nurse of Irish descent born in Glasgow, and his English father, Alfred Martin Nighy, managed a car garage after working in the family chimney sweeping business.
- William Francis "Bill" Nighy
- Selected Performances
From Wikipedia (pronounced NYE pron.: /ˈnaɪ/; born 12 December 1949) Bill Nighy is an English 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 womaniser Prof. Mark Carleton, whose extra-marital affairs kept him "vital". He became known around the world in 2003 for his critically acclaimed 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, 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...
Films Year Film Role Notes 1981 Eye of the Needle Squadron Leader Blenkinsop 1983 Curse of the Pink Panther ENT Doctor 1984 The Little Drummer Girl Al 1985 Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil Helmut Hoffmann Thirteen at Dinner Ronald Marsh 1989 The Phantom of the Opera: The Motion Picture Martin Barton 1994 Being Human Julian 1997 FairyTale: A True Story Edward Gardner 1998 Still Crazy Ray Simms First lead role Peter Sellers Award for Comedy Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical 1999 Guest House Paradiso Mr. Johnson 2001 Blow Dry Raymond "Ray" Robertson Lawless Heart Dan LAFCA Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated—BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film Lucky Break Roger "Rog" Chamberlain 2002 AKA Uncle Louis Gryffoyn LAFCA Award for Best Supporting Actor 2003 Ready When You Are, Mr McGill Phil Parish Love Actually Billy Mack ALFS Award for Best Supporting Actor BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supp...
TheatreThe Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore by Tennessee Williams – Watermill Theatre, Newbury Landscape and Silence, by Harold Pinter – Gateway Theatre, Chester Entertaining Mr Sloane by Joe Orton – Gateway Theatre, Chester Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, by Tom Stoppard – Arts Theatre, Cambridge The Immoralist, from the novel by André Gide – Hampstead Theatre Speak Now, by Olwen Wymark – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (1971) Freedom of the City, by Brian Friel – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool Under New Management, by Chris Bond – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool Occupy! – Liverpool Everyman Theatre (1976) Illuminatus!, Ken Campbell/Chris Langham – NT Cottesloe (The theatre's first production, 1977) Comings and Goings, by Mike Stott – Hampstead Theatre Club (1978) The Warp, by Neil Oram/ Ken Campbell – ICA (1979) Illuminations, by Arthur Rimbaud – Lyric Hammersmith (1980) A Map of the World, by David Hare – NT Lyttelton (1983) Pravda, by David Hare/ Howard Brenton – NT Olivier (1985)...
- "Bill Nighy"
- Caterham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
- December 12, 1949
- actor and voice artist
Bill Nighy William Francis "Bill" Nighy From Wikipedia (pronounced NYE pron.: /ˈnaɪ/; born 12 December 1949) Bill Nighy is an English actor and comedian. He worked in theatre and television before his firs...
Bill suffers from Dupuytren's Contracture, a condition that causes the little and ring fingers on each hand to bend in towards the palm. Due to this he was called 'Knucks' at school by the other children. Nighy can be seen playing Sergeant Wilson in the film of 'Dad's Army'.
Bill Nighy is an award-winning British character actor. He was born William Francis Nighy on December 12, 1949 in Caterham, Surrey, England, to Catherine Josephine (Whittaker), a psychiatric nurse from Glasgow, and Alfred Martin Nighy, who was English-born and managed a garage in Croydon. At school, he gained 'O'-levels in English Language and ...
- William Francis Nighy
- 6' 0¾" (1.85 m)