Bill Nighy Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Bill Nighy Quick Info
Height 6 ft 0½ in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth December 12, 1949
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Eye Color Blue

Bill Nighy is an English actor, voice actor, theatre artist, and producer who is known for his enormous contributions to the entertainment industry as he has been involved in film, theatre, and television. Over the years, he has played a variety of roles in a wide range of shows and movies like Johnny Worricker in Page Eight, Gideon Warner in Gideon’s Daughter, Howard Clifford in Detective Pikachu, Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, James Mortmain in I Capture the Castle, Slartibartfast in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and Billy Mack in Love Actually.

Born Name

William Francis Nighy

Nick Name

Bill

Bill Nighy at the 32nd Goya Awards in 2018
Bill Nighy at the 32nd Goya Awards in 2018 (Carlos Delgado / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Caterham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

English

Education

Bill Nighy studied at the John Fisher School, a Roman Catholic voluntary-aided boys’ faith school located in Purley, Croydon. Afterward, he got enrolled at the Guildford School of Acting and trained for stage and film.

Occupation

Actor, Voice Actor, Producer, Theatre Artist

Family

  • Father – Alfred Martin Nighy (Managed a car garage after working in the family chimney sweeping business)
  • Mother – Catherine Josephine Nighy (née Whittaker) (Psychiatric Nurse)
  • Siblings – Martin Nighy (Older Brother), Anna Nighy (Older Sister)
  • Others – Joshua Nighy (Paternal Grandfather), Mary Ellen Duff (Paternal Grandmother)

Manager

Bill Nighy is represented by Markham, Froggatt & Irwin, Talent Management Company, London, England, United Kingdom.

Build

Slim

Bill Nighy as seen at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival
Bill Nighy as seen at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival (Gordon Correll / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Height

6 ft 0½ in or 184 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Bill Nighy has dated –

  1. Diana Quick (1980-2008) – Between 1980 and 2008, he was in a relationship with actress Diana Quick and the duo also parents a daughter named Mary Bing Quick Nighy (b. July 17, 1984).

Race / Ethnicity

White

Bill Nighy is of English descent on his father’s side and has Scottish and Irish roots on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Pale appearance
  • Wears glasses

Religion

He was raised as a Roman Catholic.

Bill Nighy at the premiere of 'Pride' at 2014 Toronto Film Festival
Bill Nighy at the premiere of ‘Pride’ at 2014 Toronto Film Festival (GabboT / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Bill Nighy Favorite Things

  • One Of His Favorite Films – Performance (1970)

SourceIMDb

Bill Nighy Facts

  1. He was approached to play the role of Doctor in Doctor Who (2005) but he turned down the offer.
  2. Bill Nighy was cast as Gideon Warner in the 2005 television drama titled Gideon’s Daughter and this role won him the Golden Globe Award in the “Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie” category as well as the Satellite Award in the “Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film” category.
  3. He has been a major fan of The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.
  4. As a voiceover artist, he has worked in projects like CastlevaniaStarDog and TurboCatNorm of the NorthDisney Infinity: Marvel Super HeroesThe World’s EndAnimated Tales of the World, and The Canterbury Tales.
  5. Some of Bill Nighy’s theatre credits include having been cast as Robert in Blue/Orange, Harold in Under New Management, Bernard Nightingale in Arcadia, and Hornby in A Kind of Alaska.
  6. He once mentioned that caffeine and sugar are his addictions.

Featured Image by Carlos Delgado / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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