Bill Nighy Quotes

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With stage, you feel completely like youre just in a bubble. I love not being able to see anything. I love coming out and I cant see anything because the lights are so bright and its pitch black. Thats ideal for me, thats when I have the best time.
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Bill Nighy Quotes: I have nothing against romanticism im
I have nothing against romanticism. I'm all for it. I'm helpless in the face of romance.

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Bill Nighy Quotes: In life if you have an enthusiasm for
In life, if you have an enthusiasm for what they call 'good manners,' sometimes people don't quite believe you. I've had that once or twice before, where they assume you can't be for real.

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Bill Nighy Quotes: I know really really famous people who
I know really, really famous people who are terrified every time they walk on to a stage.

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It's probably healthier to find fame later in life.

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One of the reasons I like a suit is because I've never been that keen on my body. The shape a suit presents is always going to be better than anything I can do.

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Bill Nighy Quotes: There are only three men in the world
There are only three men in the world who are licensed to wear shorts: Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise.

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When it comes to casual clothing, my enthusiasm for clothes starts to waver.

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Bill Nighy Quotes: When i do a play its like agreeing to be
When I do a play, it's like agreeing to be ill for a couple of months.

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The way the elderly are treated, and in some cases warehoused and medicated, rather than nurtured and listened to, is distressing.

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I have a perfectly average skewed perception of myself. We often don't know what we're like.

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Bill Nighy Quotes: Never go anywhere you have to wear brown
Never go anywhere you have to wear brown shoes.

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Bill Nighy Quotes: I got briefly mistaken for someone who
I got briefly mistaken for someone who might be good in bed, which was very, very good.

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There is something, yeah, I mean traditionally it's more fun to play bad guys than it is good guys and when you're playing a bad guy, yeah, the fun in it is to see how scary you can be, how horrible you can be. And it's surprising what you come up with.

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Hunger is almost like something the West does. It's almost like the direct result of the way the West performs.

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All actors who have been around for a long time, which I have, and have been skint for long periods, which I have, find it difficult to turn down jobs. If I turn anything down my stomach turns over. I feel sick. It feels like gambling.

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I was never a hippy, per se.

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Bill Nighy Quotes: Im one of those weird people who doesnt
I'm one of those weird people who doesn't even own a computer.

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The degree of notoriety I have is fine and easy. There's nothing hysterical about it.

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I don't even own a car.

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I don't want to associate myself with any specific group of politicians.

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I hardly even leave my own house.

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I never mind doing press; it's never bothered me.

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I think in the old days, everybody used to act really quickly because Hollywood was built by theatre people.

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Bill Nighy Quotes: Im not famous for my back story
I'm not famous for my back story investigations; I'm lucky that I work with good writers and it's usually in the script.

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Bill Nighy Quotes: More people saw me in love actually than
More people saw me in 'Love Actually' than had seen me in everything else I had ever done up to that point.

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The great thing about animation is it's like the radio. I used to do lots of radio when I was a kid, and you get to play parts you would never get to play ordinarily.

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I've always slightly worried the kids who play football around my house. They know I'm an actor, but felt sorry for me because they'd never seen anything I've done.

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With stage, you feel completely like you're just in a bubble. I love not being able to see anything. I love coming out and I can't see anything because the lights are so bright and it's pitch black. That's ideal for me, that's when I have the best time.

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I would like to change everything, but obviously not everything. I've been incredibly fortunate. I guess everybody would do this, but I'd go back to my younger self and say, "Lighten up. Take it easy. Relax. Don't be so anxious about everything. Try to be in the day. Try to not have today stolen from you by anxiety about yesterday or tomorrow."

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When people warned me there would be long periods out of work if I became an actor, I couldn't keep a straight face because that was exactly what I had in mind.

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Bill Nighy Quotes: I never go on the net or the web or
I never go on the net or the web, or whatever it's called.

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It's more than usually possible that I won't do a play again. But Skylight is one of the great plays in the English language. I was lucky enough to be a part of it at one point in its life, and it's a timely thing to deliver it again in the modern world.

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When you are in something that you're proud of and it's funny and it's a good night out and all of those things, there's nothing quite like it. The rewards are proportionate to the amount of alarm and distress it causes you.

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The job is the same - to attempt to make it sound like you've never said it before and as if it's just occurred to you. And that's the same whether you're on camera or whether you're on stage in a room full of people.

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I'm crazy about James Brown. I'm crazy about soul music. And then the blues. Rhythm and blues.

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Bill Nighy Quotes: I really have no interest in delivering
I really have no interest in delivering the iambic pentameter, I just want to kill myself. I don't mind other people doing it. I say that, but really I don't want to watch other people doing it. I get embarrassed.

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To be serious, the things you really want to relive are things like bedtime with your daughter when she becomes incredibly entertaining 'cause she doesn't want to go to sleep. They're at their most enchanting 'cause they just want to put it off, so they do a cabaret for you. You sit there thinking, "Please don't let this end."

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I used to think that prizes were damaging and divisive, until I got one. And now they seem sort of meaningful and real.

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I'm not good at watching myself which I think is perfectly natural. I don't give myself a hard time about it. I am the worst critic.

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I did actually sit down with a blank sheet of paper once. I think the phone rang and that was the end of my literary career.

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From my point of view, it's very refreshing to play a regular human being and not someone from another dimension. When I say "not act," what I mean is just to be as natural and as normal as possible.

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You tell yourself that you're not auditioning but of course you work like crazy, and you prepare like mad. And you think, "Well, I won't get that job. But maybe they'll have another job sometime, and they'll remember that I was good."

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I have never owned a computer. I am one of those weirdos. I've never needed a computer. I'm lucky that I have a job where I'm not required to use one.

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I love imaginative representations of a possible near-future, where you look at the technology and you think, "Well, yeah, that could really nearly be true." I like those kinds of backgrounds.

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I do think 3D has seriously improved, since I was a boy. It's fabulous.

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Bill Nighy Quotes: Im lucky that i get to play a wide
I'm lucky that I get to play a wide variety of parts.

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In the street, people talk to you about all kinds of things, but by far, the most number of people talk to me about Love, Actually.

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Bill Nighy Quotes: Im probably the only person who actually
I'm probably the only person who actually remembers pirate radio.

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Bill Nighy Quotes: I love playing half squid half crab guy
I love playing half squid/half crab guy because you can get away with a level of acting that if you tried it anywhere else they'd arrest you for crimes against acting.

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A way of describing performances that I admire is that there is an absence of careerism. It's a clumsy way of describing it but it sort of does it for me.

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