Bill Nighy

Published March 11, 2015

Favorite podcast guest ever? Billy Nighy. I’m kidding, he was rubbish. Absurdist rocker Uncle Billy Mack in Love, Actually, Squid-faced Davy Jones in The Pirates of the Caribbean movies, rogue MI5 agent and Billy Holiday aficionado in David Hare’s Worricker trilogy on BBC—Nighy has played some of the most delightful and delightfully weird characters in recent memory. And as he readies for the release of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (March 6th) and gears up for a Broadway production of Hare’s play Skylight this spring, Nighy and I chatted about his traveling supper club in India, his acting heroes, and his romance with football.