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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.

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Broadway Revival, 2015
Tom Sergeant

[West End]
West End Revival, 2014
Tom Sergeant

Original Broadway Production, 2006
Oliver Lucas

Bill Nighy Movies

[1981]Eye of the Needle Squadron Leader Blenkinsop

[1983]Curse of the Pink Panther ENT Doctor

[1984]The Little Drummer Girl Al

[1989]Mack the Knife Tiger Brown

[1989]The Phantom of the Opera Martin Barton

[1994]Being Human Julian

[1996]True Blue Jeremy Saville

[1996]Alive and Kicking Tristan

[1997]FairyTale: A True Story Edward Gardner

[1998]Still Crazy Ray Simms

[1999]Guest House Paradiso Mr. Johnson

[2001]Blow Dry Ray Raymond Robertson

[2001]Lawless Heart Dan

[2001]Lucky Break RogerRogChamberlain, King George III in Show

[2002]AKA Uncle Louis Gryffoyn

[2003]Love Actually Billy Mack

[2003]I Capture the Castle Mortmain

[2003]Underworld Viktor

[2004]Enduring Love Robin

[2004]Shaun of the Dead Philip

[2005]The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Slartibartft

[2005]Sprung! The Magic Roundabout Dylan

[2005]The Constant Gardener Sir Bernard Pellegrin

[2006]Stormbreaker Alan Blunt

[2006]Underworld: Evolution Viktor

[2006]Flushed Away Whitey

[2006]Notes on a Scandal Richard Hart

[2006]Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Davy Jones

[2007]Hot Fuzz Met Chief Inspector

[2007]Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Davy Jones

[2008]Valkyrie General Friedrich Olbricht

[2008]A Fox's Tale Ringmter

[2009]Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Viktor

[2009]The Boat That Rocked Quentin

[2009]Glorious 39 Alexander

[2009]Astro Boy Dr. Elefun, Robotsky

[2009]G-Force Saber

[2010]Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Minister Rufus Scrimgeour

[2010]Wild Target Victor Maynard

[2011]The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Dougl Ainslie

[2011]Rango Rattlesnake Jake

[2011]Arthur Christmas Grandsanta

[2011]Chalet Girl Richard

[2012]Total Recall Matthi

[2012]Wrath of the Titans Hephaestus

[2013]Jack the Giant Slayer General Fallon

[2013]About Time Dad

[2013]The World's End The Network

[2014]I, Frankenstein Naberius

[2014]Skylight Tom Sergeant

[2014]Pride Cliff

[2015]The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Dougl Ainslie

[2016]Dad's Army Arthur Wilson

[2016]The Limehouse Golem John Kildare

[2016]Their Finest Ambrose Hilliard, Uncle Frank

[2016]Norm of the North Socrates

[2017]The Bookshop Edmund Brundish

[2018]Sometimes Always Never Alan

[2019]The Kindness of Strangers Timofey

[2019]StarDog and TurboCat Sinclair

[2019]Pokémon Detective Pikachu Howard Clifford

[2019]Hope Gap Edward

[2020]Minamata Robert Hayes

[2020]Emma. Mr. Woodhouse

[2021]Buckley's Chance Spencer

[2022]Living Williams

[2023]The Beautiful Game Mal

[2023]Dragonkeeper Danzi

Bill Nighy TV Shows

Castlevania Saint Germain

Kiss Me Kate Iain Cameron, Ian, Iain

The Canterbury Tales The Merchant

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Bill Nighy News

Video: Philip Battley Joins The Cast Of F**KING MEN, New Trailer Released!

Philip Battley (Downton Abbey, Doctors, Emmerdale) is joining the cast of 'F**king Men' at Waterloo East Theatre from Tuesday May 23. The final day to see Charlie Condou in the production will be Sunday 21 May.

Liverpool Theatre Festival Returns For 2023 With New Summer Date

Organisers of Liverpool Theatre Festival have revealed plans for this year's headline and fringe events – with the first six shows going on sale. 

Photos: Stephanie Hsu, Ariana DeBose & More Walk the Oscars Red Carpet

Check out photos of Ariana DeBose, Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh, Cate Blanchett, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Jessica Chastain, Halle Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, Angela Bassett, Janelle Monáe, Samuel L. Jackson, and more on the 2023 Oscars red carpet now!

Brendan Fraser, Michelle Yeoh & More Win Oscars - Complete List of Winners!

Brendan Fraser, Michelle Yeoh, and more took home trophies at the 95th Oscars, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Notable nominees also included Stephanie Hsu, Angela Bassett, Austin Butler, Lady Gaga, Brian Tyree Henry, Diane Warren, Hong Chau, Paul Mescal, Michelle Williams, and more. Check out a complete list of winners!

Jessica Chastain, Michelle Yeoh & More Win SAG Awards - Full List of Winners!

Last night, Jessica Chastain, Michelle Yeoh, Brendan Fraser, Jennifer Coolidge, Jean Smart, and more took home SAG Awards. Check out the complete list of winners now!

Miranda Hart Joins Richard Curtis, Jonathan Ross and Jo Brand at Just For Laughs London Festival

Miranda Hart has joined the line-up for Just For Laughs LONDON festival which kicks off this Thursday 2nd March until Sunday 5th March. Miranda will be joining Richard Curtis live on stage on Sunday 5th March at indigo at The O2 as part of Comic Relief The Truth & Everything Except The Truth.

PAULINE is Coming To London's Vault Festival This Month

From Breakthrough Memoir award winner Sophie Bentinck comes Pauline, a new comedy drama about finding your nan's suicide note. Written and performed by Bentinck and directed by Fred Wienand (Twelfth Night, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre).

Stephanie Hsu, Brian Tyree Henry, Michelle Yeoh & More Nominated For 2023 Oscars - Full List of Nominations!

The nominations for the 2023 Academy Awards were announced. Notable nominees included Stephanie Hsu, Brian Tyree Henry, Hong Chau, Angela Bassett, Diane Warren, Lady Gaga, Brendan Fraser, Paul Mescal, Andrea Riseborough, Michelle Yeoh, and The Whale. Check out the complete list of nominations now!

The Emelin Theatre FILM CLUB Series Begins February 1

The Emelin Theatre continues its eminent FILM CLUB series beginning Feb 1 with a slate of five critically acclaimed, pre-release films.

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Daniel Radcliffe & More Win Critics Choice Awards

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Daniel Radcliffe, Brendan Fraser, Jean Smart, Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Coolidge, and more were among the winners of Critics Choice Awards. The ceremony was hosted by Chelsea Handler. Check out the list of winners now!

Photos: Go Inside the BAFTA Tea Party with Brendan Fraser, Cate Blanchett, and More

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) hosted the BAFTA Tea Party for the first time in two years on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles. The event was presented by first-time partners Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic. Check out photos from the event here!

Stephanie Hsu, Rachel Brosnahan & More Nominated For SAG Awards - Full List of Nominations!

The Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will stream live on Netflix globally beginning in 2024 thanks to a new multi-year partnership between Netflix and the SAG Awards. The nominations include Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Steve Martin, Jean Smart, Rachel Brosnahan, Jeff Bridges, and more.

Aimee Lou Wood, John McCrea, and Nathan Ives-Moiba Will Join CABARET

CABARET at the KIT KAT CLUB in London's West End has announced that BAFTA Award winner Aimee Lou Wood will play 'Sally Bowles', Olivier Award nominee John McCrea will play 'The Emcee' and Nathan Ives-Moiba will play 'Cliff Bradshaw' from 13 February 2022 until 27 May 2023.

Steven Spielberg, Michelle Yeoh & More Win Golden Globe Awards - Full List of Winners!

Winners included Steven Spielberg for The Fablmans, Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All at Once, Austin Butler for Elvis, Justin Hurwitz for Babylon, Amanda Seyfried for The Dropout, Jennifer Coolidge for The White Lotus, and more. Check out the full list of winners now!


BANSHEES wins Best Film, but Sarah Polley scores best Director for WOMEN TALKING. In our Female Focus sections, Viola Davis gets the nod for Outstanding Achievement and Danielle Deadwyler's turn in TILL is designated the Breakthrough Performance of 2022. Emma Thompson takes AWFJ's Grand Dame title.

Theatre Director Nancy Meckler Releases New Book 'Notes From the Rehearsal Room'

Theatre director Nancy Meckler’s book Notes from the Rehearsal Room is intended for anyone interested, professionally or as a theatregoer, in what is involved in turning words on a page into a theatrical event.

Hugh Jackman, Jeremy Pope & More Nominated For Golden Globes - Full List of Nominations!

The 2023 Golden Globe nominations have been announced. Notable nominees include Hugh Jackman, Imelda Staunton, Jeremy Pope, Tony Kushner, Brendan Fraser, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jessica Chastain, Emma Thompson, Andrew Garfield, Steve Martin, Martin Short, F. Murray Abraham, and more. Check out the complete list of nomination now!

Cast Announced For SALT-WATER MOON at Finborough Theatre

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the UK premiere of David French's classic Salt-Water Moon opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 3 January 2023 (Press Nights: Thursday, 5 January 2023 and Friday, 6 January 2023 at 7.30pm). It's a splendid moon-filled night in Coley's Point in 1926.

92NY to Present Upcoming Events With Bill Nighy and Alejandro Inarritu

Reel Pieces with Annette Insdorf, 92NY’s signature film series, will present two upcoming events: a screening of Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths on Wednesday, November 30 at 6 pm, followed by a conversation with director Alejandro G. Iñárritu; and a Tuesday, December 6, 7:30 pm screening of Living.

PRIMA FACIE, Starring Jodie Comer, Will Open at the Golden Theatre

Jodie Comer will make her highly anticipated Broadway debut in the US premiere of Prima Facie, a new play by Suzie Miller. Prima Facie opens on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at the Golden Theatre. Previews begin on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.


Bill Nighy has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Bill Nighy has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

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

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 .

Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Vertical Hour.

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