Bill Nighy | Biography

Posted On: 01 Feb, 2015


Bill Nighy | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth December 12, 1949
Age 67 Years 11 Month(s)
Nationality English
Profession Actor
Wife/Spouse Diana Quick(div)
Girlfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Yes(once)
Married Not Now
Net Worth $8 Million Dollars
Height 6 feet 2 inches
Weight 178 lbd
Children/Kids Mary Nighy

Bill Nighy was born as William Francis Nighy on the 12th of December 1949 (his present age is 66 years old) in Caterham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He was born to mother Catherine Josephine Nighy who used to be a nurse and his father Alfred Martin Nighy had a car garage where he hired men to work. Born as the youngest of three children, he has an older brother Martin and an older sister Anna. He studied at the John Fisher School located in Purley, which was a catholic school. Brought up in a Roman Catholic family, Bill used to be an altar boy in church as a young kid. It was after he joined his school that he got into acting, and did really good. He was in his school’s acting group and told that he used to be more in acting classes than other classes. Upon graduation, he worked for some time as a courier boy for Croydon Advertiser. He later joined the Guildford School of Acting, in order to make a professional acting career. Born as a British, he belongs to white ethnicity and is a Christian by religion.

Bill is a tall man who has a great height of about 188 cm. That is about 6 feet and a couple of inches tall. A slim and athletically build man in his young days, he has not put on a lot of weight at any part of his career. With his blonde hair and blue eyes, everything about him is normal except for his fingers. A lot of eye brows have been raised on his hand and fingers which are a little bit bent. This natural difference was with him from his young days and although might surprise many at first, but he is comfortable with it. Bill doesn’t seem to have anybody tattoos or any sort of shirtless picture where he has exposed himself. He does have an Instagram account for posting his pictures and videos, and doesn’t seem to have done any bold scenes till date. A married man, he is currently single. Although he might have had some romantic affairs in the past, there is no information about his past affairs. He was married to actress Diana Quick, with whom he had a daughter named Mary Nighy, who is also an actress. Although the couple was married shortly after dating in 1980, they lived together for 28 long years before they separated in 2008, and got divorced the same year. Bill isn’t sexually gay but his relationships are not much famous and talked about.

A brilliant actor, he has played in a variety of roles and films, mostly English. Having acted in more than 50 movies and different TV shows, he has been nominated for or has won many prestigious awards like the Teen Choice Awards, BAFTA Awards, LA Film Critics’ Awards, Golden Globe Awards and others. Apart from acting, he is also known for giving his voice to make some famous movie characters like Davy Jones in Pirates of Caribbean. Some of his other famous works are in movies like: Love Actually, Harry Potter, Underworld, Arthur Christmas etc. Some of his latest/ upcoming films are The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Dad's Army, Payne & Redemption and Norm of the North. In order to find put more about him, you can read his biography in Wikipedia or IMDB, or also follow him on his Twitter and Facebook pages. You can also see his interviews in YouTube or read it online. By 2015, his estimated net worth was about 8 million US dollars.