Billy Boyd

Actor, Musician, Bookbinder
Glaswegian Billy Boyd got bitten by the acting bug when he was cast as the Artful Dodger in a school production of the stage musical "Oliver!" at age 11. Although encouraged in his pursuit of the arts by his mother (she ... Read more »
Born: 08/27/1968 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (23)

Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan 2014 (Tv Show)

Himself

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy 2012 (Movie)

Woodsy (Actor)

George Harrison: Living in the Material World 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Moby Dick 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jusqu'à toi 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stone of Destiny 2008 (Movie)

Bill Craig (Actor)

On a Clear Day 2006 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

The Flying Scotsman 2006 (Movie)

Malky (Actor)

Punk'd 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ringers: Lord of the Fans 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Save Angel Hope 2004 (Movie)

Fritz (Actor)

Seed of Chucky 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Glen/Glenda (Actor)

The 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 (Movie)

Barrett Bonden, Coxswain (Actor)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 (Movie)

Pippin (Actor)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 (Movie)

Peregrin (Actor)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 (Movie)

Peregrin 'Pippin' Took (Actor)

Urban Ghost Story 1998 (Movie)

Loan Shark (Actor)

Julie and the Cadillacs 1996 (Movie)

Jimmy Campbell (Actor)

Pimp (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (2)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 (Movie)

("The Last Goodbye") (Song Performer)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 (Movie)

("The Last Goodbye") (Song)

Biography

Glaswegian Billy Boyd got bitten by the acting bug when he was cast as the Artful Dodger in a school production of the stage musical "Oliver!" at age 11. Although encouraged in his pursuit of the arts by his mother (she enrolled him in amateur dramatics at the Dolphin Arts Centre), he opted to train as a bookbinder when he left school just before his 17th birthday. After a four-year apprenticeship and two more years of actual work, Boyd decided the time had come to pursue his dream of acting. Planning to spend a year in the USA before enrolling in drama school, he learned there were still slots opens at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and went ahead and auditioned. While visiting America, he learned he had been accepted into the three-year diploma program.

Relationships

Margaret Boyd

Sister

EDUCATION

Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

awarded diploma

Cranhill Senior Secondary School

Dolphin Arts Centre

Milestones

2006

Cast opposite Peter Mullan in "On a Clear Day"

2004

Was the voice of Glen, chucky's offspring in "Seed of Chucky"

2003

Played Pippin in the "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"

2002

Reprised role of Pippin in "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"

2001

Starred in the stage play "The Ballad of Crazy Paola" at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh

2001

Breakthrough stage role as the hobbit Peregrin 'Pippin' Took in the Peter Jackson-directed adaptation of "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings"

1998

Feature film debut in "Urban Ghost Story"

1998

Appeared in the short "A Soldier's Leap"

1979

First stage appearance, as the Artful Dodger in a school production of "Oliver!" (date approximate)

Worked as a bookbinder for six years (dates approximate)

Raised in Glasgow, Scotland

Began career acting in Scottish theater in plays like "The Slab Boys" and "Trainspotting"

Bonus Trivia

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His official Web site is located at www.billyboyd.net.

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"They love it, which is great. Imagine the horrible life you would have if you were in this movie and the Tolkien fans hated it. They'd be saying, The second son of Argonath would tear your limbs out…Because we want to stay close to the book, we all now have a great knowledge of the book as well. It's not as if we did it half-heartedly."---Boyd about the LOTR Fans EmpireOnline December 2003

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