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Bill Nighy net worth: Bill Nighy is an English actor that has a net worth of $8 million dollars. Bill Nighy was born in Caterham, Surrey, England, and began acting in theater productions while he was in elementary school. He went to study in the Guildford School of Acting and began his professional performing career in the theatre in the late 70s. After appearing in numerous productions in the National, he made the jump to television work in the early 80s, appearing in such endeavors as “Misery’, “Minder”, and “The Last Place on Earth”. By the 90s, he had started to add leading film credits to his resume, while winning multiple awards for his work in the British theatre. He’s most commonly recognized for his work in the film “Love Actually”, and for his performance as Viktor in the “Underworld” franchise.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Four Kids and It2017pre-productionTristan
Heidi: Queen of the Mountain2017filmingGrandpa
Payne & Redemption2017filmingCoroner (rumored)
The Bookshop2017post-productionMr. Brundish
Destiny: Rise of Iron2016Video GameThe Speaker
Their Finest2016Ambrose Hilliard / Uncle Frank
The Limehouse Golem2016John Kildare
Dad's Army2016Arthur Wilson
Norm of the North2016Socrates (voice)
Disney Infinity 3.02015Video GameDavy Jones (voice)
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel2015Douglas Ainslie
Masterpiece Contemporary2014TV SeriesJohnny Worricker
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes2014Video GameDavy Jones (voice)
Destiny2014Video GameThe Speaker (voice)
Skylight2014TV MovieTom Sergeant
Pride2014/ICliff
Elder Scrolls Online2014Video GameHigh King Emeric (voice)
Salting the Battlefield2014TV MovieJohnny Worricker
Turks & Caicos2014TV MovieJohnny Worricker
I, Frankenstein2014Naberius
Disney Infinity2013Video GameDavy Jones (voice)
The World's End2013The Network (voice)
About Time2013/IDad
The Hungry Corpse2013ShortThe Corpse
Jack the Giant Slayer2013General Fallon
Total Recall2012/IMatthias
Wrath of the Titans2012Hephaestus
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel2011Douglas Ainslie
Arthur Christmas2011Grandsanta (voice)
Astonish Me2011ShortThe Professor
The Man with the Stolen Heart2011Short voice
Page Eight2011TV MovieJohnny Worricker
Chalet Girl2011Richard
Rango2011Rattlesnake Jake (voice)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 12010Minister Rufus Scrimgeour
Doctor Who2010TV SeriesDr. Black
Wild Target2010Victor Maynard
The RRF in New Recruit2010Video shortRobotsky (voice)
10 Minute Tales2009TV SeriesMr Jellaby
Astro Boy2009Dr. Elefun Robotsky (voice)
Glorious 392009Alexander
G-Force2009Video GameLeonard Saber (voice)
G-Force2009Saber
Pirate Radio2009Quentin
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans2009Viktor
Valkyrie2008General Friedrich Olbricht
Slapper2008ShortArnold Percy
Kis Vuk2008Ringmaster (voice)
Bloopers of the Caribbean2007Video shortDavy Jones (uncredited)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End2007Davy Jones
Hot Fuzz2007Met Chief Inspector
Notes on a Scandal2006Richard Hart
Horizon2006TV Series documentaryNarrator
Flushed Away2006Whitey (voice)
Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker2006Alan Blunt
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest2006Davy Jones
Underworld: Evolution2006Viktor
Gideon's Daughter2005TV MovieGideon Warner
The Constant Gardener2005Sir Bernard Pellegrin
The Girl in the Café2005TV MovieLawrence
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy2005Slartibartfast
Sprung! The Magic Roundabout2005Dylan (English version, voice)
Enduring Love2004Robin
He Knew He Was Right2004TV Mini-SeriesColonel Osborne
Shaun of the Dead2004Philip
Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher2003TV MovieNarrator
The Young Visiters2003TV MovieEarl of Clincham
Canterbury Tales2003TV Mini-SeriesJames
Underworld2003Viktor
Love Actually2003Billy Mack
State of Play2003TV Mini-SeriesCameron Foster
The Lost Prince2003TV MovieStamfordham
I Capture the Castle2003James Mortmain
Ready When You Are Mr. McGill2003TV MoviePhil Parish
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet2002TV SeriesJeffrey Grainger
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries2002TV SeriesLockwood
AKA2002Uncle Louis Gryffoyn
Lucky Break2001Roger 'Rog' Chamberlain / King George III in Show
Lawless Heart2001Dan
Blow Dry2001Ray (Raymond) Robertson
Animated Tales of the World2000TV SeriesTiger
Kiss Me Kate1999-2000TV SeriesIain Cameron / Iain
The Canterbury Tales1998-2000TV SeriesThe Merchant
Longitude2000TV MovieLord Sandwich
The Magic of Vincent2000ShortPeter Saunders
Guest House Paradiso1999Mr. Johnson
People Like Us1999TV SeriesWill Rushmore
The Bass Player1999ShortCount Bibuloff
Still Crazy1998Ray Simms
FairyTale: A True Story1997Edward Gardner
Kavanagh QC1997TV SeriesGiles Culpepper QC
Insiders1997TV SeriesMark Gordon
Testament: The Bible in Animation1996TV SeriesBelshazzar
True Blue1996Jeremy Saville
Alive and Kicking1996Tristan
Wycliffe1994TV SeriesDavid Cleeve
Being Human1994Julian
Performance1991-1993TV SeriesRoger Maitland / Hugh Marriner
Don't Leave Me This Way1993TV MovieJohn Tracey
Peak Practice1993TV SeriesAlan Sinclair
Eye of the Storm1993TV Mini-SeriesTom Frewen
Unnatural Causes1993TV MovieOliver Latham
A Masculine Ending1992TV MovieJohn Tracey
Chillers1992TV SeriesTom Dickenson
Bergerac1991TV SeriesBarry
Boon1991TV SeriesSteve Reeves
The Men's Room1991TV Mini-SeriesProf. Mark Carleton
TECX1990TV SeriesBrill
Screenplay1990TV SeriesHoward Nash
Making News1990TV SeriesSam Courtney
The Phantom of the Opera1989Martin Barton
Mack the Knife1989Tiger Brown
Storyboard1989TV SeriesSam
Thirteen at Dinner1985TV MovieRonald Marsh
Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil1985TV MovieHelmut Hoffmann
The Last Place on Earth1985TV Mini-SeriesCecil Meares
The Little Drummer Girl1984Al (Theatre Company)
Crown Court1984TV SeriesLee Sinclair
Reilly: Ace of Spies1983TV Mini-SeriesGoschen
Curse of the Pink Panther1983ENT Doctor
Jemima Shore Investigates1983TV SeriesDavid Cullen
Play for Tomorrow1982TV SeriesConnor Mullan
Minder1982TV SeriesOates
Play for Today1978-1982TV SeriesDave / William / Bill
Waveband1982Short as William Nighy
Eye of the Needle1981Squadron Leader Blenkinsop
BBC2 Playhouse1980TV SeriesBruno
Little Lord Fauntleroy1980TV MovieOfficer (uncredited)
Agony1980TV SeriesVincent Fish
Fox1980TV SeriesColin Street
Death Watch1980Man in 'Harriet scene' (uncredited)
Premiere1979TV Mini-SeriesDeasey
The Bitch1979Flower Delivery Boy (uncredited)
Softly Softly: Task Force1976TV SeriesAlbert Blake

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Arthur Christmas2011performer: "Make Someone Happy"
Engel sucht Liebe2009TV Movie performer: "Christmas Is All Around"
Doogal2006performer: "You Really Got Me"
Sprung! The Magic Roundabout2005performer: "You Really Got Me"
Love Actually2003performer: "Christmas Is All Around" 2003
Mack the Knife1989performer: "The Cannon Song"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Page Eight2011TV Movie executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dad's Army: Legacy2016Video documentary shortHimself
A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - 'Flushed Away' and 'Arthur Christmas'
The 69th Annual Tony Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
CBS News Sunday Morning2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Made in Hollywood2009-2013TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2013TV SeriesHimself
Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene2013DocumentaryGraham Greene
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Big Picture2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
London - The Modern Babylon2012DocumentaryQuotations reader (voice)
Charlie Rose2007-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a TV Movie
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Behind the Story: Lights, Colours and Smiles2012Video documentary shortHimself
Breakfast2004-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Actor
The 5 O'Clock Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Mark at the Movies2010TV SeriesHimself
On the Edge of War: Uncovering 'Glorious 39'2010Video shortHimself
First Light Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
UK Border Force2009TV Series documentaryNarrator
The Journey to 'Valkyrie'2009Video documentary shortHimself
Valkyrie: Recreating Berlin2009Video documentary shortHimself
Der Kabel 1 Kinotipp2009TV Series documentary
Kinotipp2009TV SeriesHimself
Cinetipp2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Rove Live2009TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Sunday AM2008TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
HypaSpace2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
2007 Britannia Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Notes on a Scandal: The Story of Two Obsessions2007Video documentary shortHimself
Notes on a Scandal: Behind the Scenes2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Armstrongs: The Movie2006DocumentaryNarrator
Meet Davy Jones: Anatomy of a Legend2006Video documentaryHimself
Meerkat Manor2005-2006TV Series documentaryNarrator
HBO First Look2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Timeshift2004-2006TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Narrator
Richard & Judy2006TV SeriesHimself
Horizon2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
The Armstrongs2006TV Series documentaryNarrator
Anatomy of a Global Thriller: Behind the Scenes of the Constant Gardener2006Video documentary shortHimself
Don't Crash: The Documentary of the Making of the Movie of the Book of the Radio Series of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'2005Video documentaryHimself
Magical Voices2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Magic of Music2005Video documentary shortHimself
Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Paul O'Grady Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The Evening Standard British Film Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Shaun of the Dead: EPK Featurette2004Video documentary shortHimself
Touts on Tour2004TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Lucy's Cam2004Video documentary shortHimself
Liquid News2004TV SeriesHimself
Parkinson2004TV SeriesHimself
1st Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards2004VideoHimself - Presenter
The BAFTA TV Awards 20042004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Underworld: Creature Effects2004Video documentary shortHimself - Viktor
Underworld: The Making of Underworld2004Video documentary shortHimself - Viktor
The Office Christmas Party2003TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Grumpy Old Men2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Storytellers2003Video documentary shortHimself / Billy Mack
Live Lunch2001TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Occupy!1976DocumentaryPlayer in Everyman Theatre Company, Liverpool

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'2005Video documentary shortSlartibartfast (uncredited)
Dad's Army: Women of Walmington2016Video documentary shortHimself
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Mark Lawson Talks to...2015TV SeriesDouglas Ainslie
Julie Walters: A Life on Screen2014TV Movie documentaryJames (uncredited)
Greatest Ever Christmas Movies2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor2013TV MovieDr. Black (uncredited)
Movie Guide2013TV Series
Masterpiece Contemporary2011TV SeriesJohnny Worricker
Doctor Who2010TV SeriesDr. Black
Planet Voice2007TV SeriesDavy Jones
In Character with Cate Blanchett2007Video documentary shortRichard Hart (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorAbout Time (2013)
2012AnnieAnnie AwardsVoice Acting in a Feature ProductionArthur Christmas (2011)
2007Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionGideon's Daughter (2005)
2007OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformancePirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: VillainPirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionGideon's Daughter (2005)
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsMovies - Choice SleazebagPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Lost Prince (2003)
2004BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleLove Actually (2003)
2004BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorState of Play (2003)
2004Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActorState of Play (2003)
2004Peter Sellers Award for ComedyEvening Standard British Film AwardsLove Actually (2003)
2004ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Supporting Actor of the YearLove Actually (2003)
2004LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorAKA (2002)
1999Peter Sellers Award for ComedyEvening Standard British Film AwardsStill Crazy (1998)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Supporting ActorAbout Time (2013)
2014Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorAbout Time (2013)
2013Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Grownup Love StoryThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)· Judi Dench
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)· Judi Dench
· Celia Imrie
· Dev Patel
· Ronald Pickup
· Maggie Smith
· Tom Wilkinson
· Penelope Wilton
2012Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionPage Eight (2011)
2012BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Single DramaPage Eight (2011)· David Hare
· David Heyman
· David Barron
2012ACCA TVAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor (TV Movie or Mini-Series)Page Eight (2011)
2012Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Movie/MiniseriesPage Eight (2011)
2012OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceArthur Christmas (2011)
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionPage Eight (2011)
2009Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorValkyrie (2008)
2007Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
2007ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Supporting Actor of the YearNotes on a Scandal (2006)
2007MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
2006Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Girl in the Café (2005)
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActorThe Girl in the Café (2005)
2006Magnolia AwardShanghai International TV FestivalBest ActorThe Girl in the Café (2005)
2005British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest Supporting Actor/ActressThe Constant Gardener (2005)
2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongLove Actually (2003)· Reg Presley (music and lyrics by)
2004OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesThe Lost Prince (2003)
2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingLove Actually (2003)· Hugh Grant
· Colin Firth
· Sienna Guillory
· Liam Neeson
· Lulu Popplewell
· Emma Thompson
· Kris Marshall
· Heike Makatsch
· Martin Freeman
· Joanna Page
· Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Andrew Lincoln
· Keira Knightley
· Nina Sosanya
· Martine McCutcheon
· Laura Linney
· Thomas Brodie-Sangster
· Alan Rickman
· Rodrigo Santoro
· Rowan Atkinson
· Claudia Schiffer
· Gregor Fisher
· Rory MacGregor
· Carla Vasconcelos
· Shannon Elizabeth<
2004RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Actor - MaleState of Play (2003)
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or MusicalLove Actually (2003)
2002British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActorLawless Heart (2001)
1999Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalStill Crazy (1998)


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#Fact
1He and his Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) co-star Michael Byrne played General Friedrich Olbricht in dramas depicting the 20 July Plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler: Byrne in The Plot to Kill Hitler (1990) and Nighy in Valkyrie (2008).
2Bill Nighy was cast in the lead role of Charles Paris in the 2010 BBC radio/audiobook adaptation of the Simon Brett's "Cast, in Order of Disappearance". This book is the first in the series "The Charles Paris mysteries", featuring Charles, a minor British actor and amateur sleuth, and was originally published in 1975.The audiobook version of the story was relocated to the set of a vampire film "The Wreathing" with Charles cast in the role of "Szabec", a middle management vampire in an organised vampire society. The relocation of the story is a deliberate reference to Bill Nighy's casting as "Viktor" in the "Underworld" franchise of vampire films. In the audiobook, the equivalent of the "Selene" role (played by Kate Beckinsale in the film) is played by a fictional actress called Jodie Ricks (dramatised by Martin McCutcheon in the audiobook).
3Was the first narrator of the series Meerkat Manor (2005). For the American broadcast, his voice was replaced by Sean Astin. Astin and Nighy have also both played Samwise Gamgee.
4Years before Shaun of the Dead (2004), Nighy was up for a role in another zombie film - he was considered for the role of Roger Derebridge in Lifeforce (1985), though Nicholas Ball was cast instead.
5His father was English. His mother was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and also had Irish ancestry.
6Has worked with three actors who have played Bilbo Baggins. In the BBC Radio adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, Bilbo was played by John Le Mesurier, while Frodo was played by Ian Holm, who played Bilbo in Peter Jackson's films. Holm was later succeeded by Martin Freeman, whom Nighy has worked with several times: Love Actually (2003), Shaun of the Dead (2004), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), and Hot Fuzz (2007). He also takes over Le Mesurier's role in the film version of Dad's Army (2016).
7Daughter, Mary Nighy (born July 17, 1984) with Diana Quick who was his long-time partner.
8He has played four different undead characters. He was a zombie in Shaun of the Dead (2004). He was a vampire in Underworld (2003) and Underworld: Evolution (2006). He plays Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007). And he plays the vampire "Szabec" in the audiobook adaptation of "Cast, In Order of Disappearance", which was rewritten to lightly parody Underworld (2003).
9Has Dupuytren's Contracture, a hereditary condition which causes the ring and little fingers of each hand to be permanently bent inwards towards the palm.
10Was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in June 2004.
11He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2001 (2000 season) for Best Actor in his performance of Blue/Orange at the Royal National Theatre, Cottesloe Stage.
12He is a huge fan of The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.
13Played the part of "Sam Gamgee" in the original BBC radio production of The Lord of the Rings alongside Ian Holm as "Frodo". Peter Jackson (director of the The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)) gave this version to those members of his cast who hadn't read the book.

#Quote
1[deflecting a personal question from a journalist] If I was in a relationship and I were to tell you about it I would involve your readers in something approaching gossip, and I know they would never forgive me for that.
2Gay men and women were marginalised and victimised . When I was young, people still went to jail for any public display of affection between people of the same sex. It seems bizarre to say that, I've never understood it. And now I can stand in a town hall in London and watch two male friends get married and say I love you in a public place, and I find it almost overwhelmingly moving.
3If you were asked by your grandchildren what developments in your lifetime made you most proud, one of them might be the civil rights movement in America and the other would be the emancipation of gay men and women.
4[Asked about the Lord of the Rings films] I haven't seen them. Someone told me Peter Jackson distributed copies of the radio version to the cast and crew. And since I get 0.00001% in royalties every time someone buys the CD, I've been getting £40 instead of £20 over the last couple of years!
5[on the National Public Radio program "Fresh Air," after having been asked about having "developed" a drinking problem during the 1970s and '80s] I don't want to talk about this at length. But I will say a couple of things, and if you'll forgive me, I won't say anything further. One is that I didn't develop a drinking problem. I am one of those people who is built in such a way that I have, from the very beginning, an unfortunate relationship with alcohol. So there was never a good time for me to have a drink. Then there's one further thing I will say, but I'd rather not say anything further, just for reasons that we don't have to go into it. Not because I have any shame in this area; I'm a sober alcoholic, it's a perfectly respectable thing to be and I've made arrangements about it. But I will say that I used to drink and it was absolutely terrible, and now I don't drink and it's absolutely marvelous. And that's as much as I'd like to say. Thanks.
6I used to think that prizes were demeaning and divisive, until I got one, and now they seem sort of meaningful and real. (On winning a Golden Globe in 2007)
7The director (Gore Verbinski) asked me to do Dutch, and I don't do Dutch. So I decided on Scottish. - on his Scottish accent for Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006).
8I speculate to be sociable, but it's a very big deal for me that any work I do should be well received. As for how people generally perceive me, I don't know.
9I am a world-class procrastinator. I'm only an actor because I've been putting off being a writer for 35 years.
10If you're in a play and you have the same jokes to deliver, eight times a week, it's endlessly fascinating, just trying to hit it each time, and maybe a little bit quicker, a little bit later, trying to feel the air in which you're about to place it. To have 400 people laugh at the same time, you would go to your grave trying to get it right. And it's also very glamorous when it's on film, because you're not there. I love it when a producer phones up and says: "It played very well in France. They were laughing." In France.
11You know, there may be periods when you're unemployed. Great. You'll never know what will happen from one minute to the next. Yeah, fabulous. You don't know what money you're going to be making in 25 years' time. Yeah, baby! It's like being a gambler, and when I was 18, that was music.
12There was a time when you were supposed to question everything the director said, to create some kind of conflict, out of which creativity would be born. But I love it when they tell you what to do, you know: "Start there, walk over there, say the line and I'll shout: Cut!" I think it's groovy. When we were filming with Stephen Poliakoff, his first note to me - he prefaced it with: "That was marvellous", which is always a good start - anyway, his note was: "Don't wiggle your eyes about so much," and you know, my heart leapt. Because I know that. I know how to not make my eyes wiggle about.
13I hate design which has nothing to do with function. When I first went to work and had digs, I would arrange that there was nothing in my room, just a bed and a chair. It was like a cell. And I once saw this thing on the telly where there were these two guys who lived in a minimalist house. Absolutely nothing in it, but they had a deal that if they left their shoes on the stairs in an interesting shape, and they both agreed, they could leave them there. I understand that.
14I even wear a suit for improvisation workshops, rolling around. Well, acting's a white-collar job, you know? You wear a suit.
15I don't smoke now, which is marvellous. My only addictions are caffeine and sugar.
16There's a bit in Performance (1970), one of my favourite films - with James Fox giving one of my favourite performances - and there's a scene where he's getting ready, and there's a bit where he arranges his Playboy lighter, and the magazines, and the ashtray, perfectly symmetrically aligned on the coffee table, the funky coffee table. And then he gets his tie and his shirt absolutely fabulous, and the hair is right - and I love it with all my heart, and I love the whole movie, and I love him in it... And then, he looks in the mirror and says: 'I am a bullet.' And my heart goes boom.
17You come to realise there is this huge disparity between what you think about yourself and your work and what other people think about you and your work, at first you either think they're insane or that it's a conspiracy to make you look stupid. Or maybe, just maybe, they're right, and you're sometimes quite good at what you do.
18"The British consul shipped me home for 25 quid and I had to pay my father back, he was a wee bit cross." (about being in Paris)
19I've always slightly worried about the kids who play football around my house. They know I'm an actor, but felt sorry for me because they'd never seen anything I've done.
20I wanted to be a journalist, I thought it was glamorous and that I'd meet beautiful women in the rain.
21I got briefly mistaken for someone who might be good in bed, which was very, very good.

#Trademark
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