Bill Nighy is famous for portraying different characters in movies, series, and theatre plays. This actor has worked in the entertainment field from 1976 to date. He is well-known for his portrayal in the romantic comedy film ‘Love Actually’ in 2003 and fantasy film ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film series as Davy Jones.

Apart from this, he has also appeared in various theatre plays, and radio plays. Moreover, he is also a well-known voice artist who has voiced over different video games, films, and series. Let’s learn more about Bill’s biography.

Quick Info
Full NameWilliam Francis Nighy
Professionactor, voice actor, and theatre artist
Birth Date12 December 1949
Birth PlaceCaterham, Surrey, England
Parents NameAlfred Martin Nighy
Catherine Josephine Nighy
Siblings2 elder siblings-Martin and Anna
PartnersDiana Quick (1980-2008)
Children1 daughter
Net Worth 2020$8 million
Height6 feet and 0 inches (176cm/1.76m)
Weight75 kg (165lbs)

Bill Nighy


Bill Nighy’s birth name is William Francis Nighy, born on 12 December 1949 in Caterham, Surrey, England. His father was Alfred Martin Nighy, who managed a car garage. And his mother was Catherine Josephine Nighy, a psychiatric nurse.

Likewise, he served as an altar boy who has two elder siblings named Martin and Anna. Additionally, he is currently 70 years old with a Sagittarius star sign.


Bill Nighy attended John Fisher School in Purley. He then enrolled himself at the Guildford School of Acting. Likewise, he received his acting training for stage and films in this school.


Bill Nighy holds British nationality. As per his ethnicity, he belongs to White. He has English descent from his father’s side and Scottish, Irish descent from his mother’s side. Moreover, his religious views are Roman Catholic.

Physical Stats 

He stands 6 feet and 0 inches (176cm/1.76m) tall and weighs around 75 kg (165lbs). He has a slim body type with a pale appearance. Additionally, he has a pair of blue-colored eyes and a salt and pepper hair color.

Personal Life 

Bill Nighy started his relationship with Diana Quick, an English actress, in 1980. They together have a daughter named Mary Bing Quick Night in 1984. Mary is a former member of the National Youth Theatre. Sadly, this couple separated in 2008 after 14 years of dating.

Talking more, this actor is currently single. Moreover, he is also not active on any kind of social media platform. Billy believes in total gender equality. Likewise, he is also identified for his bespoke navy suits.

Bill Nighy


Bill Nighy has vigorously worked in the show business field since 1976. He has worked in this field for more than 40 years. Currently, he is in his 70’s and is still working very actively.                    


Bill Nighy landed his first film in the 1979 film ‘The Bitch’ as an uncredited role. His next film also had an uncredited role in ‘Death Watch’ in 1980. His other films in the 1980s’ are ‘Eye of the Needle,’ ‘Hitler’s SS: Portrait in Evil,’ ‘True Blue,’ and ‘Guest House Paradiso.’ In 2001, he appeared in three different films, out of which his notable film is ‘Lawless Heart’ and the following year he appeared in ‘AKA’ as Uncle Louis.

He received his breakthrough role in the 2003 romantic-comedy film ‘Love Actually,’ where he played the role of Billy Mack. This film starred different actors like Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, etc. Likewise, he also received awards for his other 2003 films like ‘I Capture the Castle,’ ‘State of Play,’ and ‘The Lost Prince.’ In 2006, he starred in the second installment of the fantasy film ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’ as Davy Jones.


Likewise, he also reprised Dave’s role in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’ in 2007. The same year, he also has a voice role in ‘Flushed Away’ as Whitey. His other notable film roles in the upcoming years were ‘Valkyrie’ in 2008, ‘Underworld: Rise of the Lycans’ in 2009, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1’ in 2010, ‘Wrath of the Titans’ in 2012, ‘Dad’s Army’ in 2016, etc.

Similarly, he also had various voice roles in movies like ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ in 2013, ‘Norm of the North’ in 2016, and ‘StarDog and TurboCat’ in 2019. Furthermore, his 2019 movies are ‘The Kindness of Strangers’ as Timofey, ‘Detective Pikachu’ as Howard Clifford, and ‘Hope Gap’ as Edward. His recently played movies are ‘Emma’ and ‘Minamata’ in 2020.

TV Series

Bill Nighy made his debut TV appearance in ‘Softly, Softly: Taskforce’ in 1976. After two years, he appeared in ‘Play for Today’ for three episodes. Likewise, his other notable series in the 1980s are ‘Reilly, Ace of Spies,’ ‘The Last Place on Earth,’ etc. Moreover, in 1990 he appeared in an anthology series, ‘Screenplay,’ a crime TV series, ‘Bergerac’ in 1991, and a television film ‘A Masculine Ending’ in 1992.

His other series in the 1990s are ‘Wycliffe,’ ‘Testament: The Bible in Animation,’ ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ and ‘People Like Us.’ In the 2000s, his voice roles are ‘Animated Tales of the World,’ ‘Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher,’ ‘Horizon,’ and ‘Castlevania.’

Furthermore, his television films are ‘The Young Visiters’ in 2003, ‘The Girl in the Café’ in 2005, and ‘Red Nose Day Actually’ in 2017. In 2011 and 2014, he appeared as Johnny in various BBC TV series ‘Page Eight,’ ‘Turks & Caicos,’ and ‘Salting the Battlefield.’

Bill Nighy


Bill Nighy has received various nominations and awards for his acting role. He won the two Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for his film ‘Lawless Heart’ and ‘AKA.’ Likewise, he has also won different awards for his film ‘Love Actually’ like the BAFTA Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, Evening Standard British Film Awards, and Washington D.C. Film Critics Award.

His other awards are the British Academy Television Award, Satellite Award in 2003. Moreover, he has also received the Satellite Award, Golden Globe Award in 2006 for his film ‘Gideon’s Daughter.’ In addition, he recently had won the Teen Choice Awards in 2006 and Annie Award in 2011.

Net Worth of Bill Nighy

Bill Nighy is one of the well-known English actors in the film industry. He has contributed a lot to the entertainment industry and has entertained his audiences with his versatile acting. Moreover, his primary source of income comes from his acting career. Billy has an estimated net worth of $8 million as of 2021.