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Happy Birthday, Bill Nighy

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Posted by: Rosi
December 12, 2010, 08:13 PM

Please join us at Leaky in wishing Bill Nighy a very happy birthday. The Rufus Scrimgeour actor celebrated his 61st birthday today. Many happy returns, Mr. Nighy!

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first! XD
happy birthday Bill Nighy!!

Posted by ExpectoPatronum512 on December 12, 2010, 08:15 PM report to moderator
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Haaaaaaappy Birthday!!!

Posted by ::Elfie:: on December 12, 2010, 08:21 PM report to moderator
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Happy Birthday Bill!

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on December 12, 2010, 08:56 PM report to moderator
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happy birthday!
he was so good in this. (in the, like, 3 minutes he was onscreen)

Posted by andarocketship on December 12, 2010, 09:12 PM report to moderator
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happy birthday!!!!!

Posted by skittles on December 12, 2010, 10:38 PM report to moderator
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Happy Birthday Mr. Nighy!!!!

Loved you in “Underworld”

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on December 12, 2010, 10:54 PM report to moderator
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Happy Birthday! You weren’t exactly the Scrimgeour I imagined in the books, but I loved your portrayal just as much as that Scrimgeour, if not more!

Does anyone know how you pronounce “Nighy”?

Posted by Professor Witchard on December 12, 2010, 11:16 PM report to moderator
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Happy BirthDay!!

Posted by Santiago !!["ROAR"]!! on December 13, 2010, 12:10 AM report to moderator
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My favorite-ever Bill Nighy role was audio only: playing Samwise in the BBC Radio dramatization of ‘Lord of the Rings.’ I liked him way better than Sean Astin in the part – and he can even sing!

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on December 13, 2010, 01:15 AM report to moderator
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The name’s pronounced more or less like ‘Nigh’. (Wonder if it’s Irish?) I agree with WeenyOwl: he is the definitive Sam Gamgee. When I was considerably younger he used to be in all sorts of things on BBC Radio 4 – I remember him as a very touching St. Francis of Assissi! Most of these seem to be forgotten, but you can still get LotR on CD, and I listen to it quite often. Bill Nighy plays the drunken actor Charles Paris who does the sleuthing in Simon Brett’s comedy whodunnits. One of these, ‘Murder in the Title’, is currently being broadcast on Radio 4 on Monday mornings.

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on December 13, 2010, 02:23 AM report to moderator
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PS I also agree about the singing. Film makers have taken advantage of this e.g. by casting him as an ageing rock star in ‘Love Actually’.

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on December 13, 2010, 02:27 AM report to moderator
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yeah! He is so good! Happy Bday!!

Posted by MossHorpione on December 13, 2010, 03:34 AM report to moderator
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happy birthday:))

Posted by rohit_ASP«Я☼AR» on December 13, 2010, 08:02 AM report to moderator
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Well Wishes to Bill Nighy for a Happy Birthday! He is fabulous, even moreso for having a December birthday :-)

I adore him in Pirate Radio/ The Boat that Rocked, in Doctor Who, and in The Girl in the Café in which he co-stars with Kelly MacDonald.

Posted by Butterfly Boy on December 13, 2010, 09:10 AM report to moderator
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Happy Birthday Bill Nighy!!!

Posted by Mistic Willow on December 13, 2010, 09:58 AM report to moderator
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