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Billy Boyd Fast Facts:
Was raised by his grandmother after he lost both parents in his early teens—his mother died from heart disease, his father died of cancer.
Left school before his 17th birthday and spent four years apprenticing as a bookbinder, then two years working in the profession.
Made his stage debut in the title role of the musical
Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
at Scotland's Byre Theatre of St. Andrews.
Breakout role came as the hobbit Pippin in the 2001 blockbuster
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
, a part he reprised in both sequels.
Got a tattoo of the word "nine" spelled out in Tengwar, a script created by
author J.R.R. Tolkien.
Plays bass, drums and guitar, and also sings.
Is a skilled fencer and martial artist.
In 2010, starred in the Scottish musical
Sunshine on Leith
Active in charity work, along with his band, Beecake, with Nordoff Robbins, which raises money to fund musical therapy in Scotland.
Billy Boyd Relationships:
Mary Boyd - Mother
Margaret Boyd - Sister
Alison McKinnon - Wife
William Boyd - Father
Jack William Boyd - Son
Billy Boyd Awards:
2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, Scotland (Dramatic Arts)
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