Billy Boyd biography

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Billy Boyd

Date of Birth: August 28, 1968

Native to Glasgow, Scotland, Boyd trained at the Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before setting off to become an actor. Besides acting, he also came away a skilled musician both in singing and instrument, playing bass, drums and guitar. He crafted his skill on stage landing roles in productions like The Chick Nerds, Britannia Rules and Trainspotting.

Going on to television, Boyd started working on the Scottish series Target followed by appearances in Coming Soon and Judie and the Cadillacs. In 1998, he landed his first role in feature work playing the loan shark in Urban Ghost Story.

Three years later, he was cast in one of the greatest films of his career. Playing the hobbit Peregrin (Pippin) Took in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Boyd found the experience unavoidable. "To play one of the main characters in it, it's not the kind of thing you don't do. In fact, I'm trying to think—what else would you rather do, you know? I can't actually think of another job that I'd rather do."

Since then, he has appeared in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) starring Russell Crowe and The Flying Scotsman (2007). He can also be seen in the film Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy (2012) about a married woman who falls for a drug addict.

He and girlfriend Ali became parents to a boy on April 26, 2006. They live in Scotland.

Billy Boyd Filmography


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Genre:  Action/Adventure
Running Time:  201 min.
Release Date: December 17, 2003
DVD: December 14, 2004

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Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Karl Urban, John Noble, Andy Serkis, Ian Holm, Sean Bean, Marton Csokas

Inspiration: J.R.R. Tolkien