Billy Boyd Biography

Birthday: 1968-08-28
Place of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland UK
Height: 5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Wiki Biography: Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1968, this talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him to the performances, but sadly they passed away when he was 12. He was thereafter raised by his grandmother. He realized that he enjoyed acting very much and told his school counselor that was what he wanted to be, but the counselor discouraged this choice and told him to "keep it secret". When he was 17 he left school and went to work in a book-binding workshop. He worked there 4 years as an apprentice and 2 years as a workman. Ironically, during the years he worked at the book-binders, the Lord of the Rings trilogy was printed and bound there, many copies bound by his hands. After the 6 years as a book-binder, he was thoroughly sick of it. Billy planned on going to America for a year, but before he went he called the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and asked about applying for when he got back. But it so happened that they still had space for this year and they asked him if he wanted to apply and he did. He was at the drama school in a 3-year course for his bachelor of arts degree, meanwhile studying everything from Shakespeare to puppet-making. During this time Billy had a few small roles in TV series such as "Down Amongst The Boys" and "Taggart". After graduating he performed in many plays like 'The Slab Boys', 'The Diary of Adrian Mole' etc. at The St. Andrews theatre which were his first paying roles. He then received a call from his agent about the Lord of the Rings movies and if he would like to audition for them. He went along not expecting much, but within a few months Peter Jackson came out to Scotland to meet him and to audition him personally. While rehearsing for a show he received a call from his agent who said that the part of Pippin had been offered to him - if he wanted it. The rest is history.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Kings of the Ring Pippin 2013
The Returned (2000) Pippin 2013 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Urban Ghost Story Loan Shark 2000 Drama, Horror
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Peregrin 'Pippin' Took 2001 0, 0
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Peregrin 'Pippin' Took 2002 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Pippin 2003 0, 0
Seed of Chucky Glen 2004 Comedy, Horror, Romance
Stories of Lost Souls 2005
Ringers: Lord of the Fans 2005
On a Clear Day 2005 0, Biography
El sueño de una noche de San Juan Puck 2005 Animation, Drama, Romance
The Flying Scotsman 2007 Drama, Sport
Stone of Destiny Bill Craig 2008 0, Comedy
Save Angel Hope Vince Sandhurst 2009 Comedy
Jusqu'à toi Rufus 2009 Comedy, Romance
Glenn, the Flying Robot Jack 2011
Dorothy and the Witches of Oz Nick Chopper 2012 Action, Family, Fantasy
Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy Woodsy 2012 Drama, Romance
Space Milkshake Anton 2013 Comedy
The Forger Bernie 2014 Game Show, Comedy, 0
Macbeth Banquo 2014 Drama
Pimp Chief 2018