Bill Nighy is a multi-award-winning actor of both the stage and screen with an expansive career spanning fifty years. Amongst others, Bill has received a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor (LOVE ACTUALLY) and a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries (GIDEON’S DAUGHTER).
Bill has most recently been seen alongside Johnny Depp in redemptive thriller MINAMATA, which received its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival 2020. In early 2020, Bill starred in Autumn de Wilde’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, EMMA in the role of Emma’s father Mr Woodhouse alongside Anya Taylor-Joy and Johnny Flynn.
In 2019, Bill was seen in Lone Scherfig’s THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS; the highly acclaimed animation POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU; scrabble-centric comedy drama SOMETIMES, ALWAYS, NEVER; and the romantic drama feature film HOPE GAP.
In 2018, Bill starred in the multi-awards winning film, THE BOOKSHOP, and in the TV mini-series adaptation of Agatha Christie’s ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE. In 2017, Bill was seen on screens in THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM, which premiered at TIFF. Also featured during TIFF 2016 was THEIR FINEST. Bill’s iconic turn as an aging rock star in Richard Curtis’s 2003 hit LOVE ACTUALLY won him the Evening Standard British Film Award amongst others. He later reprised the role in the charity special RED NOSE DAY ACTUALLY (2017).
2014 saw Bill star in PRIDE which won Best British Independent Film at the 2014 BIFAs. In 2013, Bill once again teamed up with Richard Curtis for the time travelling romantic comedy, ABOUT TIME. Bill also took the role of Douglas Ainslie in THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (2012) and its sequel, THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (2015).
Bill’s extensive list of film credits also includes WILD TARGET (2010),PIRATE RADIO (2009) VALKYRIE (2008), NOTES ON A SCANDAL (2006), THE CONSTANT GARDENER (2005), LAWLESS HEART (2001) and STILL CRAZY(1998).
Bill began his career on the stage and has since earned acclaim for his work in numerous plays, including David Hare’s PRAVDA (1985), SKYLIGHT (1995) and A MAP OF THE WORLD (1983). He received an Olivier Award nomination in 2001 for Best Actor for his performance in Joe Penhall’s BLUE/ORANGE.
“Norfolk is a sensational part of England and provides rich pickings for film makers. I welcome the opportunity to promote both the county and the project”.
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