The lovely Bill Nighy in interview about Robin Hood tax and more

Please watch the video, as Bill can explain politics better than politicians can, but also watch him talk about what is next which is:

Being a warrior mouse in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair

Being the minister of Magic in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part I and II)

Hat tip to Ashley!

Bill Nighy has also been cast for Chalet Girl a rom com.

Good times are ahead for Nighy fans!

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Bill Nighy stars in Robin Hood tax campaign

More than 50 charities are supporting a UK campaign to levy a Tobin tax on transactions between financial institutions, which can be used to help fight poverty, protect public services and tackle climate change.

The campaign will be launched today with an online promotional film written by Richard Curtis, the writer of Four Weddings and a Funeral, and starring Bill Nighy.

More about the campaign on the Independent website.

And more on the BBC website too.

And do check the official website: Robinhood tax.

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Bill Nighy in Dr. Who and new Charles Paris radio play

Bill Nighy will guest star in an episode of the new series of Doctor Who.
Bill will play the curator of a Vincent van Gogh exhibition, apparantly dressed in the same fashion as The Doctor in an episode written by Richard Curtis (of Love Actually, The Boat That Rocked and The Girl in the Cafe fame).

The story is set both in the present day and 19th Century France.

The episode, which is the tenth in the new series with Matt Smith, was filmed on location in Croatia and Cardiff over Christmas and will is planned to air on the 5th of June 2010.

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Bill is also a new Charles Paris radio play, it’s called A Charles Paris Mystery: Cast in Order of Disappearance, catch the second episode on BBC iPlayer now and catch the next two on the next two Fridays.

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More Bill Nighy videos, photos and quotes

Another round up of some more Bill videos, photos and quotes from around the internet.

Astro Boy

Here are a couple of photos of Bill with the cast at the premiere of Astro Boy

And Darkhorizons has a nice interview with Bill about Astro Boy:

Question: How do you create a character that’s already been established? Do you just do it based on your own instincts?

Nighy: You just have to, yeah. You just go with your own instincts. In this case, I came in with a lot of funny voices, and I did them for a while. And then Dave Bowers, the director, after a suitable time had passed, said, “Please, could you stop doing that now?” [LAUGHTER]. And I said, “Oh, all right.” He said, “Your voice is what we wanted.” So I said, “Oh, okay.” So it’s pretty much – you know, a straight voice job.

An another interesting that Bill mentions:
I think I’m going to go to India in January and February, and make a movie out there, but that isn’t confirmed yet.

Read the complete interview on Dark Horizons

And there are some more video clips from interviews with Bill:

Bill Nighy says that there is something very sexy about vampires

And Bill about what he would like as an actor – well not much really, or maybe …

Bill on Harry Potter script security

“They kill you, if you leave your script lying around or leave it on the bus, you’re dead,” he said, laughing.

“You have to sign a confidentiality (agreement) and stuff like that which is perfectly understandable. So if I tell you any more, they’ll come round my house.”

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Killing Maestros

And last but not least, if you are interested you can download the script for radio drama Killing Maestros from the BBC website. A nice read if you want to know what a radio play looks like on paper.

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Bill Nighy on Astroboy

A good spirited Bill does an interview on Astroboy, and you definitely need to “Check him out”!

And Bill dropped by on MyFoxLA for an interview too (don’t miss this one!):

Read more about Astroboy here.

And there is an interview with Bill or is it Quentin about Pirate Radio:

And here are two classic Nighy remarks he made the last couple of days:

When visiting Elle magazine’s 16th annual Women In Hollywood tribute:

Someone just asked me if I was a friend of Keith Richards,” Nighy said before presenting to Blunt. “I said, ‘No, I just look like I’m a friend of Keith Richards.’ ”

The 59-year-old actor made the confession at the Hollywood premiere of his new animated adventure Astro Boy – a film about a young robot created by a scientist in the image of the son he lost.

Bill revealed he probably wasn’t the best person to judge if the film’s dark plot twists were a lot for audiences to deal with.

“It’s not like anyone is going to lose any sleep, I don’t think,” the actor joked.

“Mind you, I am the man that was carried out of Bambi! They had to put me to bed after the forest fire, so what am I saying?”

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Pirate radio – video clip and more stills and Bill Nighy on Pinter interview

Pirate Radio

More video clips and still from Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked) have been released. One of the funniest scenes in the film is where The Count (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is about to say the F-word on radio for the very first time. Quentin, boss of Radio Rock isn’t too pleased about that:

You can find some more (non Bill) movie stills here.

Bill Nighy on Harold Pinter

The BBC has an interview with Bill Nighy about remembering Harold Pinter.
You can hear an interview with Bill about Harold Pinter here. Bill also reads some of his favourite Pinter prose.

Bill against film piracy

Bill also stood tall together with Danny Boyle (director of Slumdog Millionaire) to fight film piracy by encouraging more young people to visit the cinema.
Read the article on the Guardian website.

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Bill Nighy podcast about … running in Hyde Park!

Bill Nighy has recorded an exclusive Telegraph podcast for anyone wishing to train (running) in Hyde Park. The podcast describes the history of the royal parks and offers tips to runners.

Bill giving tips to runners, who would have thought!

The podcast is highly enjoyable, so be sure to listen to it.

If Bill has made you wanting to run, check out the Royal Parks Half marathon website.

Read the article on the Telegraph website.

(Hat tip to Becca!)

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New Pirate Radio trailer

It has been a long wait for Bill Nighy fans in the US, but Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked) is on its way to your cinemas at last.

The film has been reedited and will be slightly shorter than the original version, but here is a taste of what to expect:

US release date: 13th of November

If you can’t wait, The Boat That Rocked in its longer version is available on Amazon.

Let’s Rock!

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