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Billy Boyd (born 28 August, 1968 in Glasgow) is a Scottish actor who played Peregrin Took in the film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003) and Barrett Bonden in Peter Weir's film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) (starring Paul Bettany and Russell Crowe).
He and his sister Margaret were raised by their grandmother after their parents died. As well as being an actor, he can sing, and play the guitar, bass, and drums. He wrote and sang a song in Peter Jackson's The Return of the King.
He worked as a book-binder for 6 years before pursuing an acting career. One of the books he bound was the Lord of the Rings.
He is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where he earned a diploma in Dramatic Arts.
- Save Angel Hope (2005)
- On a Clear Day (2005)
- Seed of Chucky (2004)
- Instant Credit (2004)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
- Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
- Sniper 470 (2002)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
- Julie and the Cadillacs (1999)
- Urban Ghost Story (1998)
- The Soldier's Leap (1998)
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