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Bill Nighy

 
Bio:
Bill Nighy starred on Broadway in David Hare’s The Vertical Hour and at London’s National Theatre in Hare’s Pravda and A Map of the World; and on television he has starred in Hare’s “Page Eight” and in the second and third installments of Hare’s The ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Bill Nighy starred on Broadway in David Hare’s The Vertical Hour and at London’s National Theatre in Hare’s Pravda and A Map of the World; and on television he has starred in Hare’s “Page Eight” and in the second and third installments of Hare’s The ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2015
Tom Sergeant
  [West End]
West End Revival, 2014
Tom Sergeant
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Oliver Lucas

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2015
Tom Sergeant

  [West End]
West End Revival, 2014
Tom Sergeant

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Oliver Lucas

Bill Nighy Biography

Bill Nighy starred on Broadway in David Hare’s The Vertical Hour and at London’s National Theatre in Hare’s Pravda and A Map of the World; and on television he has starred in Hare’s “Page Eight” and in the second and third installments of Hare’s The Worricker Trilogy—“Turks & Caicos” and “Salting the Battlefield.” Additional London stage credits include the National Theatre productions of Arcadia, Blue/Orange, and The Seagull; Betrayal at the Almeida Theatre; and A Kind of Alaska, at the Donmar Warehouse. He starred in the films Love Actually; Wild Target; The Boat That Rocked; Valkyrie; Notes on a Scandal; Underworld: Evolution and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans; The Constant Gardener; Lawless Heart; Still Crazy; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; Jack the Giant Slayer; I, Frankenstein; About Time; the recent Pride; and as Captain Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. Additional television credits include the films “The Girl in the Café,” “The Young Visiters,” “State of Play,” “The Men’s Room,” “The Lost Prince,” and “Gideon’s Crossing.” He will be seen in the upcoming film The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Bill Nighy Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award
Bill Nighy, Skylight
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Bill Nighy, Skylight
 
Theatre World Awards - 2007 - Performance Gold Star
Bill Nighy, The Vertical Hour
 
Olivier Awards - 2001 - Best Actor
Bill NighyBlue/Orange

Bill Nighy News

Performing Arts Houston Presents An Evening with Neil Gaiman  Photo Performing Arts Houston Presents An Evening with Neil Gaiman 
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

Performing Arts Houston will welcome back Neil Gaiman to Jones Hall on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 8:00 PM.

Foo Fighters Documentary, 'We Are the Thousand,' to Release This June Photo Foo Fighters Documentary, 'We Are the Thousand,' to Release This June
by Marissa Tomeo - May 12, 2022

Breaking Glass Pictures and Blue Fox Entertainment are proud to announce their first joint release, the jubilant SXSW and Hot Docs breakout documentary WE ARE THE THOUSAND. Chronicling the journey taken by 1,000 musicians to create the Biggest Rock Band on Earth, the film gives a first-hand account of the group’s effort to play the iconic Foo Fighters anthem “Learn to Fly”, convince Dave Grohl to play a concert in Cesena, Italy, and the global sensation the event became. The film will arrive in theaters and on VOD, digital on June 3.

Disney Icon Hayley Mills to Lead THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Stage Adaptation Photo Disney Icon Hayley Mills to Lead THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Stage Adaptation
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022

Hayley Mills, best known for her memorable performances in Disney's The Parent Trap and Pollyanna, has signed on to lead the upcoming stage adaptation of the acclaimed film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Florence + the Machine Unveil New Single 'Free' Photo Florence + the Machine Unveil New Single 'Free'
by Michael Major - Apr 20, 2022

Florence has shared three songs from Dance Fever thus far—“My Love” (plus remixes from co-producer Dave Bayley of Glass Animals and Meduza), “King” and “Heaven is Here”—all of which arrived alongside videos by the acclaimed director de Wilde featuring choreography by Ryan Heffington. Watch the music video and check out upcoming tour dates now!

National Theatre of London's SKYLIGHT Will Screen in HD at the Ridgefield Playhouse N Photo National Theatre of London's SKYLIGHT Will Screen in HD at the Ridgefield Playhouse Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2022

Back by popular demand the revival of a David Hare's Skylight, which had a sold out run in London's West End, returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse for an encore in HD screening on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 7pm. 

VIDEO: Showtime Releases First Five Minutes of THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH for Free Photo VIDEO: Showtime Releases First Five Minutes of THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH for Free
by Michael Major - Mar 14, 2022

SHOWTIME has released the first five minutes of upcoming drama series THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, following its SXSW® world premiere today. The new series stars Oscar nominees Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomie Harris, along with Jimmi Simpson, Rob Delaney, Sonya Cassidy, Joana Ribeiro, Annelle Olaleye, Kate Mulgrew, Clarke Peters and Bill Nighy.

National Theatre Of London's SKYLIGHT Will Be Broadcast In Hd At The Ridgefield Playh Photo National Theatre Of London's SKYLIGHT Will Be Broadcast In Hd At The Ridgefield Playhouse 03.24.2022
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2022

National Theatre of London's Skylight returns to the big screen in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, March 24 at 7pm. Filmed live on-stage in London's West End in 2015, the production stars Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman, The Dig). 

VIDEO: Showtime Debuts THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH Series Trailer Photo VIDEO: Showtime Debuts THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH Series Trailer
by Michael Major - Feb 22, 2022

Inspired by the Walter Tevis novel of the same name and the iconic David Bowie film, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH series stars Oscar nominees Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomie Harris, along with Jimmi Simpson, Rob Delaney, Sonya Cassidy, Joana Ribeiro, Annelle Olaleye, Kate Mulgrew, Clarke Peters and Bill Nighy.

Bill Nighy Joins Showtime's THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH Photo Bill Nighy Joins Showtime's THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH
by Michael Major - Feb 3, 2022

Nighy will reunite with stars Oscar and Emmy® nominee and BAFTA Award winner Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and Oscar, BAFTA® and Screen Actors Guild® Award nominee Naomie Harris (Moonlight), both of whom he worked with on previous projects. The series also stars Jimmi Simpson, Rob Delaney, Sonya Cassidy, Joana Ribeiro, and Kate Mulgrew.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo & More Among Audie Awards Finalists Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo & More Among Audie Awards Finalists
by Michael Major - Feb 3, 2022

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) have announced finalists for the 2022 Audie Awards. Finalists include Cynthia Erivo for Best Female Narrator and Lin-Manuel Miranda for Best Male Narrator. Leslie Odom Jr., Annie Golden, Telly Leung, and Jason Tam are also featured on audiobooks that made the list. Check out the full list of nominations now!

Bill Nighy Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for HOPE GAP, Starring Annette Bening & Bill Nighy VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for HOPE GAP, Starring Annette Bening & Bill Nighy
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2020

The intimate, intense and loving story of HOPE GAP charts the life of Grace (Annette Bening), shocked to learn her husband (Bill Nighy) is leaving her for another after 29 years of marriage, and the ensuing emotional fallout the dissolution has on their only grown son (Josh O'Connor). Unraveled and feeling displaced in her small seaside town, Grace ultimately regains her footing and discovers a new, powerful voice.

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS VideoVIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2020

In NYC, six strangers' lives intersect in a modern tale of ordinary people struggling to find help, hope and love. They soon discover that liberation lies in each other's hands.

VIDEO: Check Out the Trailer for THE BOOKSHOP Starring Patricia Clarkson VideoVIDEO: Check Out the Trailer for THE BOOKSHOP Starring Patricia Clarkson
by Macon Prickett - Jun 29, 2018

The Bookshop is a Spanish, British and German co-produced drama film. Directed and written by the Spanish director Isabel Coixet, based on the novel by Penelope Fitzgerald, the film stars Emily Mortimer as Florence Green, Patricia Clarkson as Violet Gamart, and Bill Nighy as Edmund Brundish. This is the third collaboration between Patricia Clarkson and Isabel Coixet, after Elegy and Learning to Drive, and the second 2017 film that features both Emily Mortimer and Clarkson after The Party. The film won three Goya Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. The Bookshop is set for theatrical release August 24, 2018. Watch the trailer below!

VIDEO: Watch Cast of LOVE ACTUALLY in 'Red Nose Day' Reunion Film
by Caryn Robbins - May 26, 2017

Writer-director Richard Curtis and the cast of his beloved holiday film LOVE ACTUALLY came together again for 'Red Nose Day Actually,' a short film that aired as part of 'The Red Nose Day Special' last night on NBC. Check out the reunion in full below! 

VIDEO: Hugh Grant & More in Trailer for LOVE ACTUALLY Reunion, Airing on NBC
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 22, 2017

As previously announced, writer-director Richard Curtis and the cast of his beloved holiday film LOVE ACTUALLY are coming together again for “Red Nose Day Actually,” a short film that will air as part of “The Red Nose Day Special”

VIDEO: First Look - Catherine Zeta-Jones Stars in DAD'S ARMY MOVIE
by - Oct 22, 2015

Below, check out the new trailer for DAD'S ARMY MOVIE, starring Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison, Daniel Mays, and Bill Paterson.

STAGE TUBE: SKYLIGHT Team's Best Revival of a Play Tonys Speech
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2015

The producers of Skylight accepted this year's Tony Award for Bset Revival of a Play, and you can see their full speech below!

VIDEO: Watch SKYLIGHT's Carey Mulligan Sing in Upcoming Romantic Drama
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 30, 2015

Below, check out a first look in which Mulligan and Sheen duet on the folk tune 'Let No Man Steal Your Thyme'.

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of Broadway's SKYLIGHT on Opening Night- Bill Nighy, Carey Mulligan & More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 3, 2015

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy are currently reprising their critically acclaimed West End performances in the hit London production of David Hare's Skylight at the John Golden Theatre, directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry. Skylight, which also features Matthew Beard, opened last night, April 2, at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you interviews with the company after the curtain went down below!

BWW TV: Watch a Scene from Broadway's SKYLIGHT- with Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 1, 2015

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy reprise their critically acclaimed West End performances in the hit London production of David Hare's Skylight at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry. SKYLIGHT played to sold-out houses when it opened in the West End in June; it recently received the 2014 Evening Standard Award for Revival of the year. SKYLIGHT, which also features Matthew Beard, is currently in previews at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), where it will open tomorrow, Thursday, April 2. Skylight will play a 13-week limited engagement through Sunday, June, 21. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a scene from the show, featuring Nighy and Mulligan in action!


Bill Nighy Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Bill Nighy been in?
Bill Nighy has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Bill Nighy been in?
Bill Nighy has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Bill Nighy's first West End show?
Bill Nighy's first West End show was Skylight which opened in 2014

What awards has Bill Nighy been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Skylight , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Skylight Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Vertical Hour and Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Blue/Orange .

What awards has Bill Nighy won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Vertical Hour.