Bill Nighy


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  • Birth Name: William Francis Nighy
  • Birth Place: Caterham, Surrey, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/12/1949, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor
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Is Love Actually the Ultimate Holiday Rom-Com or a Depressing Hot Mess?

Anyone's who's logged into Netflix lately has no doubt noted the presence of Love Actually in the "Popular on Netflix" category. That's because the British comedy has become something of a modern classic for the holiday season. But not everyone sees it that way.

The ensemble film with nine different plots set around Christmas hit theaters in 2003 to high anticipation. Not only was this filmmaker Richard Curtis' follow-up to the popular Four Weddings and Funeral and Notting Hill, but it also boasted so many popular British stars that there was no way it could fail, right? Well... while some fans are still devoted to the film, they're the first to admit that it's an imperfect movie. But while editor Joyce Eng embraces the film's range of stories and strong performances, fellow editor Hanh Nguyen is put off by the often depressing plots and creepy, male-centric take on so-called romance.
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VIDEO: Charlie Rose - Bill Nighy (May 15, 2012)

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VIDEO: Downton Abbey: Season 4 Preview

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From PBS and Masterpiece: A juicy trailer gives some hints about what's in store for the residents of Downton Abbey in Season 4. watch


Arthur Christmas: Unwrapped
I Capture The Castle Scene: 3
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Have Y
Rango: You Ain't From Around Here

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Year Title Description
2014 I, Frankenstein Movie, Actor - Wessex/Prince Naberius
2013 Dangerous Edge TV Show Series, Voice - Graham Greene
2013 Jack The Giant Slayer Movie, Actor - General Fallon
2013 About Time Movie, Actor - Tim's Father
2012 Total Recall Movie, Actor - Matthias

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Bill Nighy Eyeing Total Recall Remake

Bill Nighy is close to signing on for the remake of 1990's Total Recall, The Hollywood Reporter says. He would take on the role of Quatto, whose counterpart in the original film hosted a parasitic twin that led the mutant resistance...
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Movie News: Travolta Takes Pelham, Underworld 3

John Travolta will claim the Robert Shaw role and lead The Taking of Pelham One Two Three in the Tony Scott-directed remake of the 1974 film. As previously reported, Denzel Washington is making like Matthau.... Also per Variety, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy and Rhona Mitra are onboard for Underworld 3: The Rise of the Lycans, a prequel tracing the origin of the feud between the Death Dealers and their onetime slaves. read more

At the Movies: Who Woos Cruise Next?

Tom Wilkinson, Pirates of the Carribean's Bill Nighy, The Riches' Eddie Izzard and classically trained theater vet Carice Van Houten (as Tom Cruise's love interest) have joined the cast of Bryan Singer's Valkyrie, a fact-based account of German generals' plot to assassinate Hitler during WWII.... Jack Black is a schoolteacher who discovers he has witchlike abilities, then (unwittingly) joins an all-girls coven in Man-Witch.... Wild Hogs director Walt Becker is at work on a sequel to the wildly successful comedy. read more

As the Globes Slowly Spins

I sure hope you didn’t skip 24’s literally explosive Night 2—seriously (as Shonda Rhimes would say), how dark is this new season already?—for the Golden Globes Monday night. All the flowing wine seemed to have loosened and thickened nearly everyone’s tongue, resulting in long speeches that combined with a sluggish pace and an epic number of ads to push the show beyond the 11 pm/ET cutoff time. (You know an awards show is badly time-managed when the seriously big winners are forced to hurry through their speeches.)Anyway, to have had a good time, it looks like you really did have to be there this year. And partake of the bubbly.Imagine the collective yawns and groans across the land when that international bummer Babel (this year’s overly contrived Crash) took home the best drama trophy, handed out by Arnold Schwarzenegger on crutches that could have been a symbol for the whole wobbly though star-studded evening.But enough about movies, with this except... read more

The 2007 Golden Globes: All the Backstage Buzz!

It's often said that the Golden Globes is the most fun and relaxed of all award shows, but does that prove especially true backstage, where reporters from around the world question the newly crowned winners? Indeed, unlike the red carpet, the press room is where inquiries can go beyond, "How excited are you?" But how far can the journos go? Read on to find out. 7:50 pm/ET: I have just left the red carpet, and I can't believe they are letting me meander so freely around the hotel. I see Steve Carell and his wife Nancy Walls; Naomi Watts fixing her hair; Michelle Trachtenberg coming in through the back door. It looks like the party is ready to begin. 8:14 pm: A coo read more


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