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For his performance as pop star Billy Mack in Richard Curtis’ Love Actually, Bill Nighy earned the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor, a London Film Critics Circle Award, and the Evening Standard’s British Film Awards’ Peter Sellers Award for Comedy.
He also was named Best Supporting Actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, for his body of work in Love Actually, Tim Fywell’s I Capture the Castle, Duncan Roy’s AKA, and Tom Hunsinger and Neil Hunter’s Lawless Heart, all of which were released in the U.S. in 2003.
Bill’s film work also includes Garth Jennings’ forthcoming The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Roger Michell’s Enduring Love, Len Wiseman’s Underworld, Adrian Edmondson’s Guest House Paradiso (with Shaun of the Dead costars Simon Pegg and Kate Ashfield), Brian Gibson’s Still Crazy (for which he also won the Evening Standard’s British Film Awards’ Peter Sellers Award for Comedy), Charles Sturridge’s FairyTale: A True Story, Nancy Meckler’s Indian Summer (a.k.a. Alive & Kicking), Bill Forsyth’s Being Human, Beeban Kidron’s Antonia and Jane, George Roy Hill’s The Little Drummer Girl, and Blake Edwards’ Curse of the Pink Panther. He most recently completed filming, for Focus Features, Fernando Meirelles’ The Constant Gardener.
His television work includes the acclaimed miniseries State of Play (directed by David Yates), which earned him BAFTA and the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards for Best Actor.