Bill Nighy Biography
- Age: 68 years old
- Birth Nation: United Kingdom
- Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
- Birth Sign: Sagittarius
- Name: Bill Nighy
- Birth Name: William Francis Nighy
- Nick Name: Bill
- Father: Alfred Martin Nighy
- Mother: Catherine Josephine Whittaker
- Nationality: English
- Birth Place/City: Caterham
- Ethnicity: White Ethnicity
- Profession: Actor
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: Gray
- Weight in KG: 80 KG
- Married: Yes
- Married to: N/A
- Children: Mary Nighy
- Education: The John Fisher School
- Awards: BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
- Online Presence: Facebook, Twitter, Wiki, Instagram
- Movies: Dad's Army
- TV Show: State of Play, Gideon's Daughter 20
William Francis “Bill” Nighy was born in the year 1949 December 12 to the parents, mother Catherine Josephine Nighy and father Alfred Martin Nighy. His mother was a psychiatric nurse and his father used to manage a car garage after working at the family chimney sweeping business. He has English and an Irish decent. He was raised in Roman Catholic faith and used to serve as an altar boy. He is the youngest of the three children of his parents. He has one older brother and one older sister. Coming to his education, he had attended John Fisher School, a Roman Catholic grammar School based in Purley. In his school, he was in the school theatre group as well. He had been passionate about acting since his childhood. Thus, after leaving school, he joined at the Guildford School of Acting to train on acting and build up his skills. Bill Nighy has not studies much. He has finished up school with two O-levels. After leaving school, he started working at the Croydon Advertiser as a messenger boy.
It was not easy to start off career to Bill Nighy as well. He initially had worked in the theatres. He had worked in the Everyman Theatre and then made the way to National Theatre. Meanwhile, he also got the chance to star in many different radio and television dramas. He has claimed that the serial adapted by Laura Lamson, was the one which launched his career. It was in the year 1981, when he got the chance to appear in the television series called agony as Vincent Flash in its season 2 and in the movie Eye of the Needle as Squadron Leader Blenkinsop. After 1981, he did not have to look back. His career started to high lighten with more of the recognitions and Awards to grab. His talent, hard work and dedication lead him shine in the industry. He has won several of the awards including BAFTA Award, Satellite Award, Teen Choice Awards, Golden Globe Awards and several others for many times.
Bill Nighy is known for his gaunt and pale appearance. He has reached the age of 65 but he still has the same trademark that makes him unique from amongst the folks. He has a good height and has the charismatic personality. He looks ravishing in the bespoke navy suits. His killer looks made him enlisted in the top fifty best-dressed over 50 years in The Guardian magazine of March 2013 issue and also one of the GQ’s best dressed British men in 2015. This proves how wonderful and handsome he looks even in his mid sixties.
Award winning British actor Bill Nighy, no wonder, in his youth might have long list of fans and even now it is not less. He has been able to capture the hearts of many of his fans. Talking about his relationship status, he is currently single. He had been in relation with English actress Diana Quick for over 27 years. They had not married but were living together as husband and wife. However, the relation could not sustain and they got separated after 27 years of togetherness in 2008. The reason of their separation has not been flash out. They together have an adorable daughter, named Mary Nighy, who is also an actress by profession.
This sixty five year old actor, Bill Nighy, is still active in film industry. His upcoming movie is Dad’s Army where he is in the role of Sergeant Wilson. The film is filming currently. Besides, his voice can be heard in video games G-Force as Leonard Saber, Disney Infinity as Davy Jones, The Elder Scrolls Online as King Emeric and in Destiny as The Speaker.
- Last modified : 16 March, 2015
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