Billy Boyd (born 28 August, 1968 in Glasgow) is a Scottish actor and musician most widely known for playing Peregrin Took (Pippin), in the film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and Barrett Bonden in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, his parents died, a year apart, when Boyd was in his early teens. He was raised, along with his older sister Margaret, by their grandmother. In 1984, at the age of sixteen, he appeared in local musical company Theatre Guild, Glasgow's production of Hans Anderson.
He worked as a book-binder for 7 years before pursuing an acting career. One of the books he bound was The Lord of the Rings. He graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where he earned a diploma in Dramatic Arts.
As well as being a screen actor, he also appears on the stage. He has been in several plays; recent ones include San Diego and The Ballad Of Crazy Paola. He is also an accomplished musician, singing and also...
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Seed of Chucky (also known as Child's Play 5: Seed of Chucky) is a 2004 film and the fifth entry in the popular Child's Play series. Seed of Chucky follows the events of Bride of Chucky and stars Jennifer Tilly (who plays herself and also voices Tiffany), Billy Boyd (as the voice of Glen/Glenda), and Brad Dourif (as Chucky). The film features rapper Redman and director John Waters. It was written and directed by Don Mancini, who created Child's Play and has written all sequels to date. With this entry, Mancini marked his directorial debut.
The film, shot in Romania, continues the series' evolution from the pure-horror genre of the first movie to a hybrid horror-comedy. Besides spoofing other horror movies, the film references domestic dramas and tabloid television.
The film opened in 2,061 theaters, grossing $8,774,520 its opening weekend.
Domestically, this film has made $17,083,732 and making $7,658,245 overseas.
Worldwide, this film has grossed $24,741,977.
This film introduces...
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 film directed by Peter Weir and starring Russell Crowe as Jack Aubrey, with Paul Bettany as Stephen Maturin. It is adapted from three novels in the Aubrey–Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian.Captain Jack Aubrey follows a French frigate into the Pacific Ocean in a chase that leads to a bloody climax. A subplot involves his friend Stephen Maturin's desire to explore the Galapagos to examine its fauna and flora; the hunt of Acheron repeatedly frustrates this desire in spite of Aubrey's intentions. This leads to tension between the two friends as Maturin accuses Jack (who has, it appears, far exceeded his original commission) of needlessly pursuing the Acheron in order to satisfy his own pride.It is the year 1805, in the middle of the Napoleonic Wars between Great Britain and the French Empire. The Royal Navy frigate, HMS Surprise, commanded by Captain "Lucky" Jack Aubrey, is off the North coast of Brazil, on patrol for enemy ships,...,
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson. It is the opening installment of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, based on the similarly titled first volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's epic literary fantasy, The Lord of the Rings. Jackson began the project in 1995 as a two-part adaptation of Tolkien's work. Over the next six years, it expanded to three films shot across a 15-month period in New Zealand. Amongst fans, the title is often abbreviated as "FotR".The Dark Lord Sauron is seeking the One Ring, which he can use to conquer Middle-earth. The Ring has found its way to the young hobbit Frodo Baggins, who must destroy it in order to defeat Sauron and his forces. The fate of Middle-Earth hangs in the balance as Frodo and eight companions form the Fellowship of the Ring. So begins a journey to Mount Doom in the land of Mordor; this is the only place the Ring can be destroyed.
Released on December 19, 2001, the film was highly...,
Billy Boyd was born in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom