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Bill Nighy

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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.

Mr. Nighy's film work also includes Garth Jennings' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; Roger Michell's Enduring Love; Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead, from Rogue Pictures; Len Wiseman's Underworld, as well as the soon-to-be-released Underworld: Evolution; Adrian Edmondson's Guest House Paradiso; and Brian Gibson's Still Crazy (for which he also won the Evening Standard's British Film Awards' Peter Sellers Award for Comedy). He is currently at work on Gore Verbinski's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

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. Mr. Nighy recently reteamed with the latter director on the Richard Curtis-scripted The Girl in the Café, in which he starred opposite Kelly Macdonald. He is soon to be starring in Stephen Poliakoff's new project, Gideon's Daughter.