Bill Nighy – Whitey, albino rat in Flushed Away
Premiere : 3rd of November 2006
Bill Nighy about Whitey
“I play a ex-laboratory rat who’s got brain damage from exposure to too many hallucinogens” Nighy claims, matter-of-factly. “I’m called Whitey. I’m an albino ex-lab rat and I’m in a double-act with Andy Serkis, who you all know as Gollum. We’re supposed to be the hard guys, but in fact we’re useless at it.”
… several members of the mostly British cast do enjoyable work. McKellen goes to town as the pompous, rodent-hating Toad, Bill Nighy is funny as a dim-witted tough guy and Reno is a good sport as the story’s French mercenary.
.. The voice cast is at times brilliant. Jackman and Winslet are merely alright as Roddy and Rita, but people like Bill Nighy, Andy Serkis, Ian McKellen, and Jean Reno really kill as they skip around the script with all the best comedic bits. They’ll have you in stitches.