Billy Boyd attained worldwide fame and acclaim with his portrayal of Peregrin “Pippin” Took in Peter Jackson’s epic film trilogy adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
Billy appeared in two of the Academy Award Nominees for Best Picture in the same year (2004): The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (which won 11 Academy Awards, including the Best Picture prize) and Peter Weir’s Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (which won 2 Academy Awards).
His latest film Ecstasy adapted from the book by Irvine Welsh, opened recently in Canada.
His other film credits include Glenn, Jusqu’a Toi, Carmel, PIMP, Moby Dick, Witches of Oz, Stone of Destiny, On a Clear Day, Flying Scotsman, the voice of Glen/Glenda in Seed of Chucky, An Urban Ghost Story , The Soldier’s Leap, Save Angel Hope and an animated A Midsummer Dream (the voice of Puck).
A native of Glasgow, Billy is a graduate and Fellow of the RSAMD and has performed in numerous theatre productions in Scotland and the UK including starring in a recent tour of Sunshine on Leith.
Billy is also a skilled singer and musician who plays the bass, drums and guitar. He has appeared with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during The Lord of the Rings Symphony and narrated The Snowman Christmas concerts in 2005 and 2007 for the RSNO. He appears also with the band BEECAKE who released their debut album in 2010, Soul Swimming and are now completeing they’re second album to be available later this year. For more info see www.beecake.com.
Billy is looking forward to meeting his fans in Brisbane, November 5th and 6th, 11am to 5pm (breaks aside) with at least one publically accessible Q&A free with admission (auditorium attendance limits apply), being in photos* and signing* for fans.
* Fees apply: $40 per autograph and $50 per photo (professional 8 x 10 photo printed on the spot)
Guest confirmed other commitments and health pending.