'That is no country for old men....Caught in that sensual music all neglect Monuments of unageing intellect.' W.B.Yeats 'Sailing To Byzantium.' 1926
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.'
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