Bill Nighy

Bill Nighy

Highest Rated: 100% Antonia and Jane (1991)

Lowest Rated: 5% I, Frankenstein (2014)

Birthday: Dec 12, 1949

Birthplace: Caterham, England, UK

Despite decades on the British dramatic stage and in small, offbeat comedies, Bill Nighy remained one of England's best kept secrets until scene-stealing supporting roles in a number of mainstream American hits led to his remarkable success after the age of 50. Following his series role on the widely acclaimed British serial "State of Play" (BBC One, 2003), Nighy had his international breakthrough with his casting as the villainous Viktor in the "Underworld" horror-action series and earned critical acclaim for the spark he injected into "Love Actually" (2003) with his role of an aging rock star. His lean, elegant stature immediately found a niche in witty blockbusters like "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (2005), while his portrayal of the cephalopod Davy Jones in the second and third installments of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise (2006-07) introduced him to a wider audience. He delivered strong performances in historical dramas as well, namely "The Constant Gardner" (2005) and "Valkyrie" (2008), and displayed his lighter side in whimsical comedies like "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (2012). Staying true to his roots as both a dramatic and comedic performer, Nighy managed to stay relevant to contemporary audiences on both sides of the Atlantic without sacrificing his stature as one of Britain's finest performers.

Highest rated movies

Antonia and Jane
Page Eight
Pride
Shaun of the Dead Hot Fuzz Their Finest
Notes on a Scandal
Lawless Heart

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living Unknown (Character) - 2022
36% 20% Buckley's Chance Spencer (Character) - 2021
74% 89% Minamata Robert Hayes (Character) - 2020
86% 72% EMMA. Mr. Woodhouse (Character) $9.9M 2020
50% 46% StarDog and TurboCat Sinclair (Voice) - 2019
64% 70% Hope Gap Edward (Character) $95.8K 2019
31% 65% The Kindness of Strangers Timofey (Character) - 2019
68% 79% Pokémon Detective Pikachu Howard Clifford (Character) $144.1M 2019
82% 67% Sometimes Always Never Alan (Character) - 2018
58% 51% The Bookshop Edmund Brundish (Character) $1.5M 2017
No Score Yet 59% Red Nose Day Actually Billy Mack (Character) - 2017
74% 54% The Limehouse Golem John Kildare (Character) - 2016
90% 71% Their Finest Ambrose Hilliard/Uncle Frank (Character) $3.6M 2016
31% 36% Dad's Army Sergeant Wilson (Character) - 2016
7% 22% Norm of the North Socrates (Voice) $17.0M 2016
65% 59% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Douglas Ainslie (Character) $33.0M 2015
92% 89% Pride Cliff (Character) $1.4M 2014
5% 38% I, Frankenstein Naberius (Character) $19.1M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turks & Caicos Johnny Worricker (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 48% Salting the Battlefield Johnny Worricker (Character) - 2014
69% 81% About Time Dad (Character) $15.3M 2013
52% 55% Jack the Giant Slayer General Fallon (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 86% Great White Shark Narrator - 2013
31% 47% Total Recall Matthias (Character) $58.9M 2012
26% 49% Wrath of the Titans Hephaestus (Character) $83.6M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene Unknown (Character) - 2012
78% 78% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Douglas Ainslie (Character) $46.4M 2011
92% 76% Arthur Christmas Grandsanta (Voice) $46.4M 2011
93% 64% Page Eight Johnny Worricker (Character) - 2011
77% 53% Chalet Girl Richard (Character) $1.2K 2011
88% 69% Rango Rattlesnake Jake (Voice) - 2011
33% 56% Wild Target Victor Maynard (Character) $117.2K 2010
77% 85% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Rufus Scrimgeour (Character) $295.0M 2010
44% 42% Glorious 39 Alexander (Character) - 2009
50% 50% Astro Boy Robotsky (Voice) $19.5M 2009
59% 71% Pirate Radio Quentin (Character) $8.0M 2009
22% 39% G-Force Leonard Saber (Character) $119.4M 2009
29% 63% Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Viktor (Character) $45.8M 2009
62% 65% Valkyrie Friedrich Olbricht (Character) $83.1M 2008
No Score Yet 6% A Fox's Tale Ringmaster (Voice) - 2008
44% 72% Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Davy Jones (Character) $309.4M 2007
91% 89% Hot Fuzz Met Chief Inspector (Character) $23.6M 2007
87% 83% Notes on a Scandal Richard Hart (Character) $17.5M 2006
73% 65% Flushed Away Whitey (Voice) $64.5M 2006
35% 53% Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker Alan Blunt (Character) $652.5K 2006
53% 72% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Davy Jones (Character) $423.3M 2006
17% 72% Underworld: Evolution Viktor (Character) $62.3M 2006
No Score Yet 76% Gideon's Daughter Gideon Warner (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 85% The Girl in the Café Lawrence (Character) - 2005
84% 82% The Constant Gardener Sir Bernard Pellegrin (Character) $33.6M 2005
60% 65% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Slartibartfast (Character) $51.0M 2005
60% 50% The Magic Roundabout Dylan (Voice) - 2005
92% 93% Shaun of the Dead Philip (Character) $13.5M 2004
59% 60% Enduring Love Robin (Character) $358.3K 2004
79% 76% I Capture the Castle James Mortmain (Character) $1.2M 2003
No Score Yet 57% The Young Visiters Earl of Clincham (Character) - 2003
64% 72% Love Actually Billy Mack (Character) $59.4M 2003
31% 79% Underworld Viktor (Character) $51.5M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ready When You Are Mr. McGill Phil Parish (Character) - 2003
71% 77% The Lost Prince Stamfordham (Character) - 2003
58% 63% AKA Uncle Louis Gryffoyn (Character) $48.1K 2002
87% 58% Lawless Heart Dan (Character) $330.1K 2001
48% 48% Lucky Break Roger 'Rog' Chamberlain (Character) $54.6K 2001
19% 55% Blow Dry Ray (Character) $637.8K 2001
No Score Yet 67% Guest House Paradiso Mr Johnson (Character) - 1999
73% 84% Still Crazy Ray Simms (Character) $477.9K 1998
57% 66% Fairy Tale: A True Story Edward Gardner (Character) $14.1M 1997
83% 59% Alive and Kicking Tristan (Character) $294.5K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unnatural Causes Oliver Latham (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Leave Me This Way John Tracey (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eye of the Storm Tom Frewen (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Masculine Ending John Tracey (Character) - 1992
100% 88% Antonia and Jane Howard Nash (Character) - 1991
38% 53% The Phantom of the Opera Barton (Character) $4.1M 1989
20% 48% Mack the Knife Tiger Brown (Character) $16.1K 1989
No Score Yet 37% Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil Helmut Hoffmann (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Occupy! Unknown (Character) - 1976

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys Narrator 2019-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty Narrator 2021
94% 89% Castlevania Saint Germain (Voice) 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet World's Most Scenic River Journeys Narrator 2021
94% 70% Ordeal by Innocence Leo Argyll (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2017
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet the Orangutans Narrator 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Worricker on Masterpiece Johnny Worricker (Character) 2011 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Border Patrol Self 2008-2009 2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
87% 68% Doctor Who Dr. Black (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meerkat Manor Narrator 2005-2008
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2000 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Canterbury Tales Unknown (Character) 2003
100% No Score Yet State of Play Cameron Foster (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boon Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chillers Unknown (Character) 1990