Bill Nighy's continuous acting success has been marred by bittersweet memories of his late father - who would have been so proud of his son's achievements.
The Love Actually star has carved out a steady career as a character actor over the last thirty years, starring in theatre, TV and film.
But he wishes his dad Alfred, who died of a heart attack when Nighy was in his twenties, could have witnessed his rise to fame.
Nighy says, "One of the first things that occurs to me when I think of any success that I have had is: I wish my dad was alive.
"My mother got an opportunity to see some of the good things that happened to me professionally, but my father never did. I would have liked it - it would have been the one thing he could have enjoyed. He deserved it. It would have given him enormous pride."