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Bill Nighy (William Francis Nighy)

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Biography

Caterham, Surrey, England, UK
Bill Nighy is an award-winning British character actor. He was born 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 English Literature and enjoyed reading, particularly Ernest Hemingway. On leaving school he wanted to become a journalist but didn't have the required qualifications. He eventually went on to work as a messenger boy for the Field magazine. Read more...

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Character: Cliff

Pride 2014

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Character: Squadron Leader Blenkinsop

Eye of the Needle 1981

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Character: Naberius

I, Frankenstein 2014

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Character: General Fallon

Jack the Giant Slayer 2013

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Character: Rattlesnake Jake

Rango 2011

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Character: Grandsanta

Arthur Christmas 2011

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Character: Minister Rufus Scrimgeour

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010

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Character: Dr. Elefun / Robotsky

Astro Boy 2009

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Character: Met Chief Inspector

Hot Fuzz 2007

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Character: Alan Blunt

Stormbreaker 2006

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Character: Sir Bernard Pellegrin

The Constant Gardener 2005

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Character: Gideon Warner

Gideon's Daughter 2005

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Character: James Mortmain

I Capture the Castle 2003

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Character: Stamfordham

The Lost Prince 2003

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Character: Earl of Clincham

The Young Visiters 2003

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Character: Uncle Louis Gryffoyn

AKA 2002

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Character: Himself

Cinetipp 2002

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Character: Martin Barton

The Phantom of the Opera 1989

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Character: Victor Maynard

Wild Target 2010

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Character: Himself

Kinotipp 2007

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Character: Himself

2007 Britannia Awards 2007

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Character: Jeremy Saville

True Blue 1996

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Character: Ray Simms

Still Crazy 1998

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Character: Ray Robertson

Blow Dry 2001

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Character: Roger 'Rog' Chamberlain / King George III in Show

Lucky Break 2001

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Character: Robotsky

The RRF in New Recruit 2010

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Character: Arnold Percy

Slapper 2008

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Character: Himself

Parkinson 1971

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Character: Howard Nash

Screenplay 1986

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Character: Oates

Minder 1979

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Character: Man in 'Harriet scene'

Death Watch 1980

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Character: Vincent Fish

Agony 1979

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2007

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Character: Goschen

Reilly: Ace of Spies 1983

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a TV Movie

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012

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Arthur Christmas 0

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Total Recall 0

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Character: Himself - Guest

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Character: Mr Jellaby

Statuesque 0

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A Life in the Day 0

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So Who's to Blame? 0

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