Mary Nighy

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Mary Nighy
Born Mary Bing Jamie Alfreda Leonora Quick Kit Nighy
(1984-07-17) 17 July 1984 (age 32)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actress, filmmaker
Years active 1998–present
Parent(s) Bill Nighy (father)
Diana Quick (mother)

Mary Bing Jamie Alfreda Leonora Quick Kit Nighy[1] (born 17 July 1984) is an English actress and filmmaker. She was named one of the UK Film Council's breakthrough Brits in 2005.[2]


Nighy is a director of Foster Films. She has directed short films including Lulu and Player, the latter was written by Sam Hodges, and premiered at the 2008 Miami Short Film Festival. She directed Hodges' play Lyre at the HighTide Festival in spring 2007.[citation needed]

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Nighy was born in London, the daughter of actors Bill Nighy and Diana Quick. She was educated at the City of London School for Girls and Westminster School. Nighy graduated with First-Class Honours in English from University College London in 2006. She is a former member of the National Youth Theatre.


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  2. ^ "Breakthrough Brits". UK Film Council. 30 May 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  3. ^ Love, Emma (22 October 2006). "Rising star/Mary Nighy, actor". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 May 2009. 

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