‘Underworld’ Director Thought He "Discovered" Bill Nighy

When he directed Underworld, filmmaker Len Wiseman was new to the movie industry, having only directed music videos up to that point. A lot of it was new to him, and there were certain people he just didn’t know or hadn’t even heard about. As he sat down with Collider’s Carly Lane to celebrate the movie’s 20th anniversary, Wiseman revealed that one of those people was renowned British actor Bill Nighy (Living), who he thought he “discovered” while doing auditions for the vampire cast in the movie.

​ Underworld director Len Wiseman revealed that he had no idea who Bill Nighy was during the casting process, thinking he’d “discovered” the actor.