The career of British character actor Bill Nighy is quite dramatic. Back in the 70s, he was a struggling actor desperately auditioning for roles. Fed up with frequent rejections, he gave up acting and started selling women’s clothes in a market in Croydon. While working there, a friend put him for an audition at the Everyman Theater in Liverpool and his life changed forever. He then moved on to the National Theater, where he collaborated with the likes of David Hare, Tom Stoppard and Harold Pinter.
The role of professor Mark Carleton in the 1991 British miniseries ‘The Men’s Room’ was Nighy’s first major breakthrough. The 2003 rom-com ‘Love Actually’ catapulted him into instant stardom and a slew of roles followed. The year was special for the actor as it brought him two BAFTAs, one for playing an editor in the TV drama ‘State of Play,’ and another for his role in ‘Love Actually.’ His other major works include ‘Lawless Heart,’ ‘State of Play,’ ‘The Girl in the Café,’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.’ So now you might be wondering what is the next Bill Nighy movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Bill Nighy films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Bill Nighy movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
6. Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
Bill Nighy voices the mighty industrialist Howard Clifford in the live-action comedy ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu.’ He joins a star-studded voice cast that includes Ryan Reynolds, who voices the iconic Pikachu, Ken Watanabe, Suki Waterhouse, Kathryn Newton, Justice Smith, Bill Nighy, Rita Ora, and Rob Delaney. The plot revolves around a mysterious car accident in which Harry Goodman, a detective working in Ryme City Police Department, goes missing. His son Tim Goodman, played by Justice Smith, teams up with detective Pikachu to find out what happened to his father.
Meanwhile, Pikachu learns that it can communicate with Goodman and along with a fearless journalist trainee Lucy Stevens, played by Kathryn Newton, they embark on a dangerous journey into the darkest alleys of Ryme City. Soon, the trio find themselves in the middle of a mysterious conspiracy involving a dangerous chemical and a blood-rivalry between the industrialist Howard Clifford and his son Roger Clifford. ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ hits theaters on May 10, 2019.
5. Heidi: Queen of the Mountain (TBA)