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BILL NIGHY delighted international audiences with his scene-stealing turn as aging rocker Billy Mack in Richard Curtis' LOVE ACTUALLY, which won him a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. In the same year, he won a BAFTA Best Actor TV Award for the series "State Of Play.” He also received the Los Angeles Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor in I CAPTURE THE CASTLE, LOVE ACTUALLY, AKA and THE LAWLESS HEART. His work in Peter Cattaneo's LUCKY BREAK brought him a Best Supporting Actor nomination from the British Independent Film Awards, as did his chilling performance in Fernando Mireilles THE CONSTANT GARDENER in 2005. He was most recently seen as Davy Jones in the blockbuster PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST.

Nighy has twice won the Evening Standard‚ "Peter Sellers Award for Best Comedy Performance”: in 1998's hit ensemble comedy STILL CRAZY and in 2004 for LOVE ACTUALLY.

His numerous feature-film credits have included EYE OF THE NEEDLE, CURSE OF THE PINK PANTHER, THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL, FAIRY TALE: A TRUE STORY, UNDERWORLD and, more recently, the acclaimed zombie comedy SHAUN OF THE DEAD, THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION and STORMBREAKER.

On television, his role in the recent THE GIRL IN THE CAFÉ brought him a 2004 Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. On stage, Nighy's recent honours include the Barclays Theatre Award for Best Actor in David Hare's Skylight, and an Olivier Best Actor nomination for his role in Blue/Orange in 2001. He is currently starring in the Sam Mendes directed The Vertical Hour on Broadway which opened in November 2006.

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