Billy Boyd

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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).

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Billy Boyd appearing at Comic Con 2004

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. He is a stage actor as well as a screen actor. He has been in several plays; recent ones include "San Diego" and "The Ballad Of Crazy Paola."

He is proud of his Scottish heritage and has worn a kilt on several formal occasions.

He knows several martial arts including Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Kali.

His favourite colour is blue.

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