Happy Birthday, Bill Nighy


Dec 12, 2010

Posted by John Admin

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!

32 Responses to Happy Birthday, Bill Nighy

Avatar ImageExpectoPatronum512 says: first! XD happy birthday Bill Nighy!!Avatar ImageGinnyPotter88 says: Haaaaaaappy Birthday!!!Avatar ImageMaryMalfoy says: Happy Birthday!! :DAvatar Imageazaadpotter says: Happy Birthday Bill!Avatar Imagegreenfinch says: happy birthday! he was so good in this. (in the, like, 3 minutes he was onscreen)Avatar Imagebooks_r_my_friends says: happy birthday!!!!!Avatar Imagesessionka says: Happy Birthday Mr. Nighy!!!! Loved you in "Underworld"Avatar ImageProfessor Witchard says: 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"?Avatar ImageXhago says: Happy BirthDay!!Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: 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!Avatar ImageKiwiBrian says: Happy Birthday to youAvatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: 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.Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: 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'. Avatar ImageMissHermione says: yeah! He is so good! Happy Bday!!Avatar Imagerohit_albus severus says: happy birthday:))Avatar ImageButterfly_Boy says: 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. Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: Happy Birthday Bill Nighy!!!Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Happy Birthday, Sir!Avatar ImageFigment says: Happy Birthday Bill Nighy! May you have many more.Avatar ImageakaArtist says: i love it that me and him share the same birthday!!! i turned 21 and he is now 61. I raise a glass of firewhiskey to you!Avatar ImageCDR says: Happy birthday!!!You've played beautifully Rufus Scrimgeour!!!! Avatar Imagehousemusicbori says: Birthday Mr. Nighy! ( :Avatar ImageForTheGreaterGood says: happy birthday! isn't it sad how there is such a slow down of harry potter news now that deathly hallows is here?Avatar Imagenwrosey says: I LOVED Scrimgeour in DH. I wish they'd casted you for Half Blolod Prince!! Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Happy birthday Mr. Nighy!Avatar Imagehonigmuffin says: Happy Birthday =DAvatar ImageFresca says: Happy Birthday to a talented actor! Avatar Imagejacket says: Happy birthday!Avatar Imagemew5645 says: Happy b day Avatar Imagekiwimci says: I can't exactly write how to pronounce it properly but it's like this Ni-hee, the g is silent but you put a little hgh in there! Like Ni-ghee! Ha, God I wonder does anyone understand me! Bill Nihee! By the way loved you in DH Part I and LOVED that you put on a Welsh accent. Weird that we got through 7 movies and never heard a Welsh accent. So thanks for adopting one for the part Nighy!Avatar Imagedevilskinn says: Yay, Bill! Hope you had a smashing day ;;)Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY BILL! Haha, you're amazing! I really loved your speech in the beginning of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1! =]

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