Bill Nighy is an English Golden Globe and BAFTA-award winning actor. He started in television and theatre before his first cinema role in 1981.
In 2003, he played the role of the Vampire Elder Viktor in the American production “Underworld” and returned in the same role for the sequel “Underworld: Evolution” in 2006. In February 2004, he was awarded the BAFTA Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Love Actually”, and followed this up at the British Academy Television Awards in April with the Best Actor award for “State of Play”. In 2005, he appeared as Slartibartfast in the film adaptation of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and also in the one-off BBC One comedy-drama “The Girl in the Café”. In January 2007, Nighy received a Golden Globe award for best performance by an actor in a mini-series or TV Movie for “Gideon’s Daughter”. Nighy appears in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”, where he plays the principal villain, Davy Jones. He reprises this role in the 2007 sequel, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”. In 2006 he moved to Broadway in “The Vertical Hour”, a play by David Hare also starring Julianne Moore.
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