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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