Actor’s visit to town

Bill Nighy in Whitby''w134910a
Bill Nighy in Whitby''w134910a

Actor Bill Nighy visited Whitby on Tuesday to fulfill a lifelong ambition.

The Gazette caught up with the Love Actually star, who said he was on a tour of three British seaside towns - Whitley Bay, Whitstable and Whitby.

“I have always wanted to come to Whitby as I spent my youth in the north of England, so I have a feeling for it,” said the 63-year-old. “Whitby was top of my list but I have never seemed to be able to get away.

“I was not disappointed, I’m very happy right now.”

After his chat with the Gazette, Bill strolled off, books in hand, to have some fish and chips.