Billy Boyd, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, began his acting career in the Scottish
television series "Taggart." He went on to amass UK television credits including
"Coming Soon" and "Chapter and Verse." Boyd made his feature film debut in An Urban
Ghost Story, followed by Julie and the Cadillacs and a film short
entitled Soldiers Leap. He and the rest of the cast of The Lord of the Rings:
The Fellowship of the Ring were nominated for the Screen Actor's Guild ensemble award.
He will next be seen in Peter Weir's Master and Commander: The Far Side of the
World. Prior to Master and Commander, Boyd filmed a groundbreaking science
fiction one-man short film, Sniper 470, financed by Scottish Screen and STV, which world premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival 2002. It is one of only two films to be chosen from the Newfoundland series to be blown to 35 mm.
On the stage, Boyd has performed in various UK productions including "The Speculator," "An Experienced Woman Gives Advice," "Therese Racquin," "Britannia Rules," "Kill The Old, Torture Their Young," "The Chic Nerds," "Much Ado About Nothing," "Merchant of Venice," "Trainspotting" (Tour), "Merlin the Magnificent" and "The Slab Boys." Last year, Boyd starred in the Traverse production of "The Ballad of Crazy Paola," a new play by Anne Sierens.
Boyd is also a skilled singer and musician who plays the bass, drums and guitar.