Bill Nighy Biography

Gender: Male

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

(winners are in red)

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
Bill Nighy, The Vertical Hour
Olivier Awards - 2001 - Best Actor
Bill NighyBlue/Orange