Sunday, 12 December 2010
Britain says "Happy Birthday" to Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy the actor is 61 today.
Three samples of his acting :
as Billy Mack with 'Christmas is All Around' from the film 'Love Actually' :
He has twice played burned-out rock stars: Ray Simms in 'Still Crazy' and Billy Mack in 'Love Actually.'
The Banker :
as Davy Jones in 'Pirates of the Caribbean' :
Some things you probably didn't know about him, that he :
* was born in Surrey where his mother was a psychiatric nurse who was born in Glasgow and his father, managed a car garage after working in the family chimney sweep.
* left his Catholic grammar school with two exams and then took a job with a local paper as a messenger boy.
* had a 27-year-relationship with English actress Diana Quick, with whom he has a daughter, actress Mary Nighy.
* is a supporter of Crystal Palace Football Club and and is the Patron of its 'Disabled Children's Club', and a Patron of the London children's charity 'Scene & Heard.'