DOB: December 12, 1949
Background: Nighy is a British actor born in Surrey, England. After attending a Catholic Grammar School and working as a messenger boy, he trained at the Guildford School of Acting.
Filmography: He has worked as an actor across platforms, including radio productions of "The Lord of the Rings" (1981) and "Yes Minister" in the early 1980s. He appeared on stage in Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" (1993) and on TV in "Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil" (1985) and "State of Play" (2003). He first came to prominence on film in "Still Crazy" (1998), playing an aged rock star, and then five years later playing a similar character in "Love Actually" (2003). In the last ten years he has balanced dramas, comedies, and Hollywood blockbusters, starring in films ranging from the franchises "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Underworld" to the Fernando Meirelles drama "The Constant Gardener" and Richard Curtis's comedy "Pirate Radio." Last year he appeared in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," and this year he did voice-over work in the film "Rango," co-starred in "Chalet Girl," and will later this year be seen in "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."
Golden Globes: Win - Best TV Movie/Miniseries Actor ("Gideon's Daughter," 2007)
Best TV Movie/Miniseries Actor Nomination
"Page Eight" (2012); lost to Idris Elba ("Luther")
"The Girl in the Cafe" (2006); lost to Jonathan Rhys Meyers ("Elvis")
Best Film Ensemble Nomination
"Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (2013); lost to "Argo"
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