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Bill Nighy

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Bill Nighy

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Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1949.

Countries: United Kingdom (70%), United States (15%), (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Stephen Poliakoff, Judi Dench, Emily Blunt

Linked to: Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, Guildford School of Acting, TalkTalk Group, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble

 

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Bill Nighy was born in 1949 add something


1981

He played Samwise Gamgee in the 1981 BBC Radio dramatisation of "The Lord of the Rings" , and appeared in the 1980s BBC Radio versions of "Yes Minister" episodes add something

 

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 add something


1991

Ann Oakley - Ann Oakley has written numerous academic works, many focusing on the lives and roles of women in society as well as several best-selling novels, of which the best-known is probably "The Men's Room", which was adapted by Laura Lamson for BBC television in 1991, and which starred Harriet Walter and Bill Nighy

 

Hermione Norris - She made her television debut in the 1991 BBC serial "The Men's Room", playing the daughter of Bill Nighy's character


1994

John Caird (director) - Chekhov's "The Seagull" followed in 1994 in a new version by Pam Gems with Judi Dench, Helen McCrory and Bill Nighy


1998

Nighy received some recognition by American audiences for his acclaimed portrayal of overaged rock star Ray Simms in the 1998 film "Still Crazy" add something


 

In 1999 he gained further prominence in the UK with the starring role in "The Photographer", an episode of the award-winning BBC-TV mockumentary comedy series "People Like Us", playing Will Rushmore, a middle aged man who has abandoned his career and family in the deluded belief that he can achieve success as a commercial photographer add something


2002

He had a starring role in the 2002 return of "Auf Wiedersehen, Pet", portraying crooked politician Jeffrey Grainger add something


2003

He became known around the world in 2003 for his critically acclaimed performance in "Love Actually" add something

 

Arthur Bigge, 1st Baron Stamfordham - In the 2003 TV drama "The Lost Prince" he was portrayed by actor Bill Nighy

 

Christopher Hall (producer) - One of Hall's drama productions, made as a Christmas show for the BBC in 2003, was the BAFTA-winning The Young Visiters starring Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Sally_Hawkins and Simon Russell Beale


2004

In early 2004, "The Sunday Times" reported that Nighy was on the shortlist for role of the Ninth Doctor in the 2005 revival of the BBC television series "Doctor Who" add something

 

In February 2004, he was awarded the BAFTA Film award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as shameless, washed-up rocker Billy Mack in "Love Actually" and followed this up at the BAFTA Television awards in April with the Best Actor award for "State of Play" add something

 

Christopher Eccleston - He was nominated in 2004 for "The Second Coming"; Bill Nighy won for "State of Play"

 

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - The screenplay, written by Ol Parker, was based on the 2004 novel "These Foolish Things", by Deborah Moggach, and features an ensemble cast consisting of Judi Dench, Celia Imrie, Bill Nighy, Ronald_Pickup, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson and Penelope Wilton, as a group of British pensioners moving to a retirement hotel in India, run by the young and eager Sonny, played by Dev Patel


2005

In 2005, he appeared as Slartibartfast in the film adaptation of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" add something

 

Ronni Ancona - In 2005 she played Barbara, opposite Bill Nighy, Miranda_Richardson and Emily Blunt in Stephen Poliakoff's "Gideon's Daughter" on BBC One.

 

Emily Blunt - In 2005, Blunt co-starred with Bill Nighy and Miranda Richardson in the British television drama "Gideon's Daughter", an original screenplay written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, in which she played the troubled only child of New Labour spin doctor Gideon Warner, played by Nighy

 

Stephen Poliakoff - Late 2005 saw the one-off drama "Friends and Crocodiles" starring Damian Lewis and Jodhi May, with its overlapping companion piece, "Gideon's Daughter", starring Bill Nighy, Miranda_Richardson and Emily Blunt, appearing early the following year


2006

Also in 2006, Nighy made his Broadway debut at the Music Box Theatre alongside Julianne Moore in "The Vertical Hour", directed by Sam Mendes add something

 

In 2006 he played the role of Richard Hart in "Notes on a Scandal", for which he was nominated for a London Film Critics Circle award add something

 

In February 2006, he appeared in scriptwriter Stephen Poliakoff's one-off drama, "Gideon's Daughter" add something

 

Miranda Richardson - In 2006 she appeared alongside Bill Nighy in Stephen Poliakoff's multi-Golden Globe winning BBC drama, "Gideon's Daughter"


2007

State of Play (TV serial) - In 2007, Abbott was quoted in "The Sun" as saying that he was currently writing scripts for a second, six-episode series of "State of Play", with John Simm and Bill Nighy reprising their roles


2008

Nighy appeared as General Friedrich Olbricht, one of the principal conspirators, in the 2008 film "Valkyrie" add something


2009

Emma Thompson - In 2009, she appeared in "An Education" and "The Boat That Rocked", the new Richard Curtis film, which starred Gemma Arterton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, January Jones, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Nick_Frost, Jack Davenport and Rhys Ifans

 

Stephen Poliakoff - "Glorious 39", starring Romola Garai, Bill Nighy and Julie Christie, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2009 and was released in the UK that November


2010

Eileen Atkins - In 2010 Atkins played Louisa in the dark comedy film, "Wild Target", with Bill Nighy, Emily_Blunt and Rupert Grint

 

Rupert Grint - Jonathan Lynn directed Grint in "Wild Target", a 2010 comedy thriller release, which he starred in alongside Emily Blunt and Bill Nighy


2011

Nighy voiced Grandsanta in the 2011 CGI animated film "Arthur Christmas" add something

 

Judi Dench - In 2011, Dench reunited with director John Madden on the set of the comedy-drama "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" , starring an ensemble cast consisting of Celia Imrie, Bill Nighy, Ronald_Pickup, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson and Penelope Wilton as a group of British pensioners moving to a retirement hotel in India, run by the young and eager Sonny, played by Dev Patel

 

Tamsin Egerton - In 2011, she appeared in "Chalet Girl" alongside Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick and Bill Nighy, playing Georgie

 

Stephen Poliakoff - Starring Bill Nighy and Gemma Arterton, the film was shown in Odeon Cinemas in August 2011 and made available on the WWF website and YouTube


2012

In 2012, he starred in "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", "Wrath of the Titans", and the remake of "Total Recall" add something

 

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - It is the sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit film "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and features an ensemble cast consisting of stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia_Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tena Desae, Dev Patel, Lillete Dubey, David Strathairn and Richard Gere

 

Richard Curtis - It stars Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy, Tom_Hollander, Margot Robbie, Lydia Wilson and Vanessa Kirby and was shot during the summer of 2012


2013

In 2013, he played a role in "Darkside", Tom Stoppard's radio drama based on Pink Floyd's album "The Dark Side of the Moon" add something

 

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 add something

 

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - On 28 October 2013 "Radio Times" stated that Penelope Wilton confirmed the cast, including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie_Smith, Ronald Pickup and Celia Imrie, would return for the sequel, set to start filming in January 2014


2014

The Elder Scrolls Online - On January 23, 2014 several actors were announced to voice cast the characters of "The Elder Scrolls Online", among them John Cleese, Bill Nighy, Kate_Beckinsale, Alfred Molina, Michael Gambon, Malcom McDowell and

 

Carey Mulligan - In February 2014, Mulligan was announced as star in the revival of the play "Skylight" with Bill Nighy and Matthew Beard to be directed by Stephen Daldry at London's West End.


2016

In an interview during the 2016 DIFF film festival, he noted that the highlighting of the gender inequality problem had been a factor in his choice of films add something