Bill Nighy

Bill Nighy3 posts
26 Sep, 2014


In this drama, directed by Matthew Warchus, Nighy plays Cliff, a miner who helps bring the striking miners and the gay-and-lesbian activists together to defend the same cause. Co-starring Imelda Staunton and Dominic West.

When I was young people still went to jail for any public display of affection between people of the same sex. It’s bizarre to say that, and I’ve never understood it – and I still don’t understand any resistance to it whatsoever. And now in the 30 years since these events took place, I can now stand in a town hall in London and watch two of my male friends get married to one another and say “I love you” in a public place. I find that almost overwhelmingly moving, and it’s one of the great stories of my life.

19 Nov, 2009

Bill Nighy interview

The Guardian interviews Nighy about his character Billy Mack in the film Love Actually. 

If you are supposed to be villainous and have some sort of agenda I like the idea of delivering that kind of character in a perfectly well-mannered way. It’ll be something I haven’t thought of that recommends me for those kind of roles, like my decadent jaw, which I was unaware of. Until you pointed it out. And my sneaky fookin’ eyes.

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