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Catherine Zeta-Jones joins 'Dad's Army' cast

Catherine Zeta-Jones joins 'Dad's Army' cast

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) --Catherine Zeta-Jones has joined the cast of the upcoming big screen adaptation of the BBC's television series "Dad's Army."
Veronica Linares
Richard Gere stars in 'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' trailer

Richard Gere stars in 'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' trailer

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) --Richard Gere debuts as handsome American traveler Guy in the first trailer for "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."
Annie Martin
Richard Curtis talks about creating popular film weddings

Richard Curtis talks about creating popular film weddings

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- British filmmaker Richard Curtis says the down-side to being famous for your cinematic weddings is having to top yourself with each new big-screen romance.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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Nighy and Curtis reunite for a fourth outing with 'About Time'

Nighy and Curtis reunite for a fourth outing with 'About Time'

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- British actor Bill Nighy says he is always happy to hear from Richard Curtis, the writer-director who hired him for the films "Love Actually," "The Girl in the Cafe," "Pirate Radio" and the new release, "About Time."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Richard Gere courted for 'Best Exotic' sequel role

Richard Gere courted for 'Best Exotic' sequel role

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Fox Searchlight is talking to Richard Gere about a role in its sequel to the 2011 India-set comedy "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," Deadline.com reported.
'Bridget Jones' screenwriter surprised by Mark Darcy's death

'Bridget Jones' screenwriter surprised by Mark Darcy's death

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- British filmmaker Richard Curtis insists he, too, was shocked to hear his longtime friend, author Helen Fielding, killed off the beloved Mark Darcy character in her "Bridget Jones" book series.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Bill Nighy says he turned down 'Doctor Who' offer

Bill Nighy says he turned down 'Doctor Who' offer

LONDON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- British actor Bill Nighy says he turned down the opportunity to play the titular Time Lord in TV's "Doctor Who."
Penelope Wilton understood, but didn't agree with her 'Marigold' character

Penelope Wilton understood, but didn't agree with her 'Marigold' character

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- British actress Penelope Wilton says she thinks her character in the film "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is easy to relate to since, like Jean, many people don't like being out of their comfort zone.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Nighy relishes 'Grandsanta' role in 'Arthur Christmas'

Nighy relishes 'Grandsanta' role in 'Arthur Christmas'

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- British actor Bill Nighy says he got in touch with his inner codger to play the 136-year-old Grandsanta character in the new animated family film "Arthur Christmas."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Prince Charles tops best-dressed list

Prince Charles tops best-dressed list

LONDON, March 6 (UPI) -- Esquire magazine has chosen Britain's Prince Charles as the world's best-dressed man.
Rhys Ifans set for disc jockey role

Rhys Ifans set for disc jockey role

CARDIFF, Wales, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Welsh actor Rhys Ifans is teaming up with director Richard Curtis on a new movie about a British pirate radio station in the 1960s, a cast member says.
Filming on 'The Boat that Rocked' begins

Filming on 'The Boat that Rocked' begins

LONDON, March 4 (UPI) -- Principal photography on the new big-screen British comedy "The Boat that Rocked" is under way, representatives for the film said Tuesday.
Penelope Cruz signs on for 'G-Force'

Penelope Cruz signs on for 'G-Force'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has signed on to lend her voice to Juarez the guinea pig in "G-Force," a film that combines live-action and animation.

Globes honor Mirren, Nighy

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- HBO's "Elizabeth I" reigned during the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards Monday, walking away with three awards at the Los Angeles ceremony.
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Bill Nighy
British actor Bill Nighy attends the world premiere of "Stormbreaker" at Vue,Leicester Square in London on July 17,2006. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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William Francis "Bill" Nighy (pronounced /ˈnaɪ/; born 12 December 1949) is a Golden Globe- and BAFTA-award winning British actor and comedian. He started working in theatre and television, before his first cinema role in 1981, and is perhaps best known to international film audiences for his roles in Love Actually, Shaun of the Dead, Notes on a Scandal, Underworld, Valkyrie and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Nighy was born in Caterham, Surrey. His mother, Catherine Josephine (née Whittaker), was a County Cork-born psychiatric nurse who was raised in Glasgow, and his father, Alfred Martin Nighy, managed a car garage and worked as a mechanic. He has two older siblings, Martin and Anna. Raised Catholic, Nighy attended The John Fisher School, Purley. He trained at the Guildford School of Acting, formerly known as The Guildford School of Dance and Drama.

After two seasons at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, Nighy made his London stage debut at the National Theatre in an epic staging of Ken Campbell and Chris Langham's Illuminatus!, which opened the new Cottesloe Theatre on 4 March 1977, and went on to appear in two David Hare premieres, also at the National.

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