For his performance in Pirate Radio writer/director Richard Curtis' feature Love Actually,
BILL NIGHY (Quentin) earned the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor, a
London Film Critics Circle Award, and the Evening Standard's British Film Awards' Peter
Sellers Award for Comedy. He also was named Best Supporting Actor by the Los Angeles
Film Critics Association for his body of work in Love Actually, Tim Fywell's I Capture the
Castle, Duncan Roy's AKA, and Tom Hunsinger and Neil Hunter's Lawless Heart, all of
which were released in the U.S. in 2003. Mr. Nighy was subsequently a Golden Globe
Award nominee for his portrayal in the telefilm The Girl in the CafĂ©, written by Mr. Curtis
and directed by David Yates; and a Golden Globe Award winner for his performance in
Stephen Poliakoff's telefilm Gideon's Daughter, opposite Emily Blunt. He is reunited with
Ms. Blunt in Jonathan Lynn's upcoming film Wild Target.
His film work also includes Len Wiseman's Underworld and Underworld: Evolution, and
Patrick Tatopoulos' Underworld: Rise of the Lycans; Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead
and Hot Fuzz; Bryan Singer's Valkyrie; Richard Eyre's Notes on a Scandal, for which he
was a London Film Critics Circle Award nominee; Fernando Meirelles' The Constant
Gardener, also a Focus Features release, for which he received a British Independent Film
Award nomination; Garth Jennings' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; Roger
Michell's Enduring Love, with Pirate Radio crewmate Rhys Ifans; David Bowers and Sam
Fell's Flushed Away, in voiceover; Brian Gibson's Still Crazy, for which he won the
Evening Standard's British Film Awards' Peter Sellers Award for Comedy; and Gore
Verbinski's two Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest sequels. For the latter films'
producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Mr. Nighy also recently starred in G-Force, directed by Hoyt
Yeatman. Currently, he is at work on the globally awaited Harry Potter and the Deathly
Hallows, again directed by David Yates.
His television work includes the acclaimed miniseries State of Play, also directed by David
Yates, which earned him BAFTA and the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards for Best
Actor; the series The Men's Room; Anthony Page's Absolute Hell, opposite Dame Judi
Dench; and Stephen Poliakoff's Emmy Award-winning miniseries The Lost Prince.
Mr. Nighy's work in the theater includes, most recently, creating the role of Oliver Lucas in
David Hare's The Vertical Hour on Broadway, for which was a Theatre World
Award nominee. He starred in the original casts of A Map of the World and Skylight, both
also by Mr. Hare, as well as in Pravda, by Howard Brenton and Mr. Hare; Betrayal, A
Kind of Alaska, Landscape, and Silence, all by Harold Pinter; Mean Tears, by Peter Gill;
Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard; The Seagull, by Anton Chekhov, under John Caird's direction;
and Blue/Orange, by Joe Penhall, for which he was nominated for the Laurence Oliver
Award for Best Actor.
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