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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