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William Francis "Bill" Nighy (pronounced /ˈnaɪ/ ny; born 12 December 1949) is a British 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 womanizer Prof. Mark Carleton, whose extra-marital affairs kept him "vital". He became known around the world in 2003 as Billy Mack, the aging pop star in Love Actually, and in the same year played James Mortmain, the eccentric husband struggling to keep his family afloat in a decaying English castle, in I Capture the Castle. He is also known for his roles in the films Underworld, Shaun of the Dead, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Pirates of the Caribbean, Hot Fuzz, Valkyrie, G-Force and provided voice talents in the films The Magic Roundabout, Flushed Away and Rango. He recently played Rufus Scrimgeour in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Bill Nighy is a Patron and supporter of the artistic collective The Factory Theatre Company alongside other actors such as Mark Rylance, Ewan McGregor and Richard Wilson. Other notable members include founder Alex Hassell, Catherine Bailey and Alan Morrissey.

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MOVIE CREDITS:
2006: Captain Davy Jones - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2003: Viktor - Underworld
2007: Captain Davy Jones - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
2003: Billy Mack - Love Actually
2004: Phillip - Shaun of the Dead
2006: Viktor - Underworld: Evolution
2006: Richard Hart - Notes on a Scandal
1998: Ray Simms - Still Crazy
2005: Sir Bernard Pellegrin - The Constant Gardener
2008: Friedrich Olbricht - Valkyrie
1999: Mr Johnson - Guest House Paradiso
2007: Met Chief Inspector - Hot Fuzz
1985: Ronald Marsh - Thirteen at Dinner
2006: Whitey - Flushed Away
2005: Slartibartfast - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
1984: Al (Theatre Company) - The Little Drummer Girl
2009: Viktor - Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
2010: Rufus Scrimgeour - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
2004: Robin - Enduring Love
2006: Alan Blunt - Stormbreaker
2005: Lawrence - The Girl in the Café
2009: Alexander Keyes - Glorious 39
2001: Roger - Lucky Break
1997: Edward Gardner - FairyTale: A True Story
2010: Victor Maynard - Wild Target
2011: Rattlesnake Jake (voice) - Rango
2005: Dylan - The Magic Roundabout
2009: Dr. Elefun (voice) - Astro Boy
2012: Matthias - Total Recall
2001: Ray (Raymond) Robertson - Blow Dry
1996: Jeremy Saville - True Blue
2003: James Mortmain - I Capture the Castle
2009: Quentin - The Boat That Rocked
2000: Lord Sandwich - Longitude
2011: Grandsanta (voice) - Arthur Christmas
2009: Leonard Saber - G-Force
1989: Tiger Brown - Mack the Knife
2013: General Fallon - Jack the Giant Slayer
2011: Johnny Worricker - Page Eight
2003: Earl of Clincham - The Young Visiters
1993: Oliver Latham - Unnatural Causes
2012: Douglas Ainslie - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
2012: Hephaestus - Wrath of the Titans
2011: Richard Madsen - Chalet Girl
2002: Dan - The Lawless Heart
2005: Gideon Warner - Gideon's Daughter
1989: Martin Barton - The Phantom of the Opera
1985: Helmut Hoffmann - Hitler's SS: Portrait In Evil
2014: Naberius - I, Frankenstein
2013: Dad - About Time
2013: The Network (voice) - The World's End
1997: Tristan - Indian Summer
2014: Johnny Worricker - Salting the Battlefield
2014: Johnny Worricker - Turks & Caicos
1982: Easter 2016
2014: Cliff - Pride
2014: Tom Sergeant - National Theatre Live: Skylight
2008: Ringmaster (voice) - Kis Vuk
2015: Douglas Ainslie - The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
1994: Julian - Being Human
2008: Arnold Percy - Slapper
2003: Narrator - Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher
2016: Sergeant Wilson - Dad's Army
2004: Maxwell's Fan 22 - Burst
2003: Ready When You Are, Mr McGill
2016: Socrates (voice) - Norm of the North
2015: Himself - A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman
1999: John Tracey - Don't Leave Me This Way
1991: Absolute Hell
2005: Stamfordham - The Lost Prince
1991: The Men's Room
2011: The Professor - Astonish Me
1980: Fox
2012: Quotations spoken by - London: The Modern Babylon
2017: Ambrose Hilliard - Their Finest
2017: John Kildare - The Limehouse Golem
1980: Man in "Harriet" Scene (uncredited) - La Mort en Direct
1980: William - Dreams of Leaving
2017: Mr. Brundish - The Bookshop
2017: Billy Mack - Red Nose Day Actually
1992: John Tracey - A Masculine Ending
2006: Narrator - We Love Cigarettes
1990: Howard Nash - Antonia and Jane
2005: Himself - Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'
2003: Cameron Foster - State of Play
2019: Detective Pikachu
1998: The Merchant (voice) - The Canterbury Tales
2004: Colonel Osborne - He Knew He Was Right

TV CREDITS:
2005: Meerkat Manor
1979: Agony
2003: Cameron Foster - State of Play
Making News
1985: Cecil Meares - The Last Place on Earth
2005: Dr. Black - Doctor Who
1994: Wycliffe
2002: The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
2006: The One Show
1981: Bergerac
2001: Richard & Judy
2004: Colonel Osborne - He Knew He Was Right
2003: Stamfordham - The Lost Prince
2009: The Big Art Project
2009: Live from Studio Five
2003: James - Canterbury Tales
1980: Colin Street - Fox
1983: Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
1999: People Like Us
1993: Peak Practice
1990: Chillers
1995: Kavanagh QC
2002: Lockwood - The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
2018: Leo Argyll - Ordeal by Innocence
2003: Canterbury Tales