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BILL NIGHY (Tim's Dad) is an award-winning actor of the stage and screen.

Nighy received a BAFTA Film Award, a London Critics' Circle Film Award and an Evening Standard British Film Award for his performance as an aging rock star in Richard Curtis' 2003 hit ensemble romantic comedy, Love Actually. Nighy won a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for his collective work in Love Actually, AKA, I Capture the Castle and Lawless Heart.

Nighy was recently seen in Jonathan Liebesman's Wrath of the Titans, Bryan Singer's Jack the Giant Slayer and Len Wiseman's remake of Total Recall. He can next be seen in I, Frankenstein, with Aaron Eckhart.

Nighy's long list of film credits includes Wild Target, with Rupert Grint and Emily Blunt; Curtis' Pirate Radio, with Philip Seymour Hoffman; Singer's Valkyrie, with Tom Cruise; Richard Eyre's Notes on a Scandal, for which he earned a London Critics' Circle Film Award nomination; Underworld, Underworld: Evolution and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans; Fernando Meirelles' The Constant Gardener, for which he earned a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nomination for Best Supporting Actor; Lawless Heart, which brought him another BIFA nomination; and Still Crazy, for which he won his first Evening Standard British Film Award. Nighy was unrecognizable as the tentacled pirate captain Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. He has lent his voice to several animated features, including Flushed Away.

Born in England, Nighy began his career on the British stage and has since earned acclaim for his work in plays such as David Hare's The Vertical Hour, Pravda and A Map of the World. He has performed in plays by other leading dramatists, including Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Brian Friel, Anton Chekhov and Peter Gill. He received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in Joe Penhall's Blue/ Orange. On Broadway, he starred in the 2006 premiere of The Vertical Hour, directed by Sam Mendes.

Also well-known for his work on the small screen, Nighy recently earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in the BBC television movie Page Eight, directed by Hare and produced by Harry Potter producer David Heyman. Nighy has worked several times with director David Yates, including the acclaimed BBC project State of Play, for which he won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor. Yates also directed him in the BBC telefilm The Young Visiters and HBO's The Girl in the Cafe, which brought Nighy a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television. He later won a Golden Globe in the same category for his performance in the 2005 telefilm Gideon's Daughter. His television work includes dozens of guest-starring roles and long- form projects, including the one for which he first gained attention: 1991's The Men's Room.

In March 2012, Nighy starred in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel to much critical acclaim. The film smashed the U.K. box-office, beating The Woman in Black for the No. 1 spot. Boasting a stellar British cast, including Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Celia Imrie and Dev Patel, the film opened to rave reviews in the U.S. later that year.


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