Billy Boyd

Billy Boyd

  • Highest Rated: 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Pimp (2010)
  • Birthday: Aug 28, 1968
  • Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Billy Boyd is recognizable to international audiences as The Lord of the Rings trilogy's comic and courageous hobbit Peregrin "Pippin" Took. He is also one of Scotland's most prolific theater actors, a skilled musician, and a talented singer. Since graduating from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with a diploma in Dramatic Arts, Boyd starred in countless stage productions throughout the United Kingdom. He plays drums, bass, and guitar, and sings baritone and tenor. Boyd was discussing his latest play at Scotland's celebrated Traverse Theater, when he heard that he landed a coveted and career-changing role in The Lord of the Rings trilogy: one more great accomplishment in an already brilliant career. Boyd was born in 1968 in Glasgow, Scotland, where he still lives today. He adored escaping to the movies as a child. After multiple viewings of George Lucas' Star Wars, Boyd reasoned that if he could not truly be a Jedi Knight, he might as well be an actor. At ten years old, he played the Artful Dodger in his school's version of Oliver Twist and was hooked. Through high school, he performed in amateur productions at the local art center and in annual Christmas shows. Yet, a cynical school guidance counselor coerced Boyd to temporarily abandon his ambition. After graduation, he became an apprentice bookbinder at a publishing house. Boyd bound books for six years, making good friends with his colleagues and spending his nights singing with a band on the Glasgow pub circuit. When he realized that he desired a change, he applied to acting school. Boyd's audition tape marked the first time he acted in six years; nevertheless he was accepted into a selective three-year, acting-intensive diploma program at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama for the upcoming semester. In his first term, he learned to perfect his voice and movement. In his second, he performed in Shakespeare, Chekov, comedies, musicals, and even pantomimes. He earned walk-on roles on several television shows, and even a speaking part on Scotland's Taggart. Shortly before graduation, St. Andrews Repertory hired Boyd for their production of The Slab Boys, and to play the title role in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole. He has acted steadily ever since, performing in several Shakespearean and various modern plays, including the U.K. tour of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting. He added four BBC Radio programs to his credit, and appeared in his first mainstream film, Jason Connery's Urban Ghost Story (1998). He also displayed his singing and drumming talents in the cult musical Julie and the Cadillacs (1999), in which he played the Scottish drummer of an English band during the '60s. In the fall of 1998, Boyd auditioned for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, New Line Cinema's massive three-film screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's books. After meeting with director Peter Jackson, Boyd defeated over a hundred actors for the major role of Pippin Took and flew to New Zealand for the trilogy's 18-month shoot. Pippin is as brave as he is foolish, and as stout-hearted as he is afraid. The character appears in all three films -- The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), The Return of the King (2003) -- making Boyd an instant celebrity. After completing The Lord of the Rings, Boyd quickly rejoined the theater. Only one month before the press junkets began for the trilogy's first installment, he performed in the Traverse Theater's rock & roll production The Ballad of Crazy Paola. Besides being named as one of Scotland's most eligible males, Boyd completed a comedy screenplay with fellow hobbit Dominic Monaghan, and launched his official website.Boyd co-starred alongside Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), then played a significantly campier role the following year in Seed of Chucky. Though his work in the Lord of the Rings trilogy continues to be his most recognizable film role, Boyd appeared in a number o

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Space Milkshake Anton 2013
88% The Great Hip Hop Hoax Actor 2013
15% Ecstasy Woodsy 2012
No Score Yet The Forger Bernie 2012
No Score Yet Dorothy and the Witches of Oz Nick Chopper 2012
No Score Yet Midsummer Dream (El sueno de una noche de San Juan) Actor 2011
No Score Yet Glenn, the Flying Robot Jack 2011
0% Pimp Chief 2010
29% Jusqu'à toi Rufus 2009
53% Stone of Destiny Bill Craig 2008
No Score Yet Tattoos: A Scarred History Actor 2008
No Score Yet Save Angel Hope Actor 2007
50% The Flying Scotsman Malky McGovern $78.8K 2006
67% On a Clear Day Danny $91.2K 2006
No Score Yet El Sueño de Una Noche de San Juan (Midsummer Dream) Actor 2005
No Score Yet Stories of Lost Souls Sniper 2005
No Score Yet Ringers - Lord of the Fans Actor 2005
33% Seed of Chucky Glen/Glenda $17.1M 2004
No Score Yet Ringers: Lord of the Fans Actor 2004
93% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Peregrin `Pippin' Took $364.1M 2003
85% Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Barret Bonden, Coxswain $92.2M 2003
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Pippin Took $339.8M 2002
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Pippin $314.1M 2001
No Score Yet Urban Ghost Story Loan Shark 1999

TV

Rating

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Credit

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No Score Yet Sofia the First
2013
Voice
  • 2017
No Score Yet King of the Nerds
2013-2015
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan
2012-2016
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Moby Dick
2011
Elijah
  • 2011
No Score Yet Casualty
1986-2017

QUOTES FROM Billy Boyd CHARACTERS

Peregrin `Pippin' Took
I didn't think it would end this way
Gandalf
End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it
Peregrin `Pippin' Took
What Gandalf? See what?
Gandalf
White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise
Peregrin `Pippin' Took
Well, that isn't so bad
Gandalf
No. No, it isn't
Chucky
Glen?
Glen
Guess again, daddy...
Chucky
Glenda?
Legolas
Lembas! Elvish waybread. One small bite is enough to fill a stomach of a grown man.
Meriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck
Merry: How many did you eat?
Pippin
Four.
Pippin
I didn't think it would end up this way.
Gandalf
End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.
Pippin
What? Gandalf? See what?
Gandalf
White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.
Pippin
Well, that isn't so bad.
Gandalf
No. No, it isn't.
Treebeard
We have come to believe that you are not Orcs.
Pippin
Well, that's good news!
Pippin
I didn't think it would end this way.
Gandalf
End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path... One that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass... And then you see it.
Pippin
What, Gandalf? See what?
Gandalf
White shores... and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.
Pippin
Well that isn't so bad.
Gandalf
No, no it isn't.
Legolas
Legolas: Lembas! Elvish waybread. One small? bite is enough to fill a stomach of a grown man. Merry: How many did you eat? Pippin: Four.
Legolas
Legolas: Lembas! Elvish waybread. One small bite is enough to fill a stomach of a grown man. Merry: How many did you eat? Pippin: Four.
Meriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck
How many did you eat?
Meriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck
How many did you eat?
Pippin
Four.
Merry
Here, something for the road.
Pippin
The last of the Longbottom Leaf?
Merry
I know you've run out. You smoke too much, Pippin.
Pippin
But we'll see each other soon, won't we?
Merry
I don't know. I don't know what's going to happen.
Pippin
Merry...
Gandalf
Run, Shadowfax. Show us the meaning of haste.
Pippin
Merry!
Pippin
I didn't think it would end this way.
Gandalf
End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path... One that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass... And then you see it.
Pippin
What? Gandalf?... See what?
Gandalf
White shores... and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.
Pippin
Well, that isn't so bad.
Gandalf
No... No it isn't.
Glen
But, isn't violence bad?
Chucky
No, son. "Violins." Violins are bad. That screeching music is gonna ruin the goddamn country!
Chucky
No, son. 'Violins.' Violins are bad. That screeching music is gonna ruin the goddamn country!
Glen
I don't know much about myself. I know I'm an orphan. I know I'm a freak. And, of course, I know that I'm Japanese
Glen
I don't know much about myself. I know I'm an orphan. I know I'm a freak. And, of course, I know that I'm Japanese.
Elrond
Nine companions. So be it. You shall be the fellowship of the ring.
Pippin
Great! Where are we going?
Pippin
Is there any hope, Gandalf, for Frodo and Sam?
Gandalf
There never was much hope. Just a fool's hope.
Glen
I think... I want to be a boy.
Chucky
YES! IN YOUR FACE, LADY!
Glen
But... being a girl would be nice, too.
Tiffany
Hmph.
Chucky
Whoa... which is it?
Glen
I'm not sure. Sometimes I feel like a boy. Sometimes I feel like a girl. Gasp! Can I be both?
Tiffany
Well some people...
Chucky
EH-EH! NO WAY!
Glen
Why do you kill?
Chucky
Umm... hobby, I guess.
Pippin
Yes. Exactly. If we go south we can slip past Saruman unnoticed. The closer we are to danger, the farther we are from harm. It's the last thing he'll expect.
Pippin
They must have decided something by now.
Treebeard
Decided? No, we've only just finished saying good morning.
Aragorn
Gentlemen, we do not stop 'till nightfall.
Pippin
What about breakfast?
Aragorn
Haven't you had that already?
Pippin
We've had one yes. What about second breakfast?
Pippin
You need people of intelligence on this sort of mission...quest...thing.
Pippin
Anyways, you need people of intelligence on this sort of... mission... quest ... thing.
Meriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck
Well that rules you out, Pip.
Meriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck
Well, that rules you out, Pip.
Pippin
Peregrin Took, of all the inquisitive hobbits, you are the worst.
Pippin
Of all the inquisitive Hobbits, Peregrin Took, you are the worst.
Pippin
It's talking, Merry. The tree is talking.
Pippin
I didn't think it would end this way.
Gandalf
End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path... One that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass... And then you see it.
Gandalf
End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path. One that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass. And then you see it.
Pippin
What? Gandalf?... See what?
Pippin
What? Gandalf? See what?
Gandalf
White shores... and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.
Pippin
[smiling] Well, that isn't so bad.
Gandalf
[softly] No... No it isn't.
Merry
You can search far and wide. You can drink the whole town dry. But you'll never find a beer so brown as the one we drink in our hometown. You can drink your fancy ales. You can drink them by the flagon. But the only brew for the brave and tru-u-u-ue comes from the Green Dragon!
Pippin
You can search far and wide. You can drink the whole town dry. But you'll never find a beer so brown as the one we drink in our hometown. You can drink your fancy ales. You can drink them by the flagon. But the only brew for the brave and tru-u-u-ue comes from the Green Dragon!
Pippin
I didn't think it would end this way.
Gandalf
End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path... One that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass... And then you see it.
Pippin
What? Gandalf?... See what?
Gandalf
White shores... and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.
Pippin
Well, that isn't so bad.
Gandalf
No... No it isn't.