Billy Boyd

Patron of NYCoS National Boys Choir

NYCoS is delighted that Billy Boyd is the Patron of NYCoS National Boys Choir. Billy is not only a renowned actor, but a singer as well and we are proud that he is lending his support in this way. He says:

“Singing has always been a huge part of my life. These days I still sing as well as act, and sometimes manage to do both together (as in Lord of the Rings). I’d have loved to have had the opportunity that the talented young singers in the NYCoS National Boys Choir currently have, and so am delighted to be able to support them as Patron.”

Billy Boyd attained worldwide fame and acclaim with his portrayal of Peregrin “Pippin” Took in Peter Jackson’s epic film trilogy adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

Billy appeared in two of the Academy Award Nominees for Best Picture in the same year (2004): The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (which won 11 Academy Awards, including the Best Picture prize) and Peter Weir’s Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (which won 2 Academy Awards).

His other film credits include Glenn, Jusqu’a Toi, Carmel, PIMP, Moby Dick, Witches of Oz, Stone of Destiny, On a Clear Day, Flying Scotsman, Seed of Chucky (voice of Glen/Glenda), An Urban Ghost Story, The Soldier’s Leap, Save Angel Hope and an animated A Midsummer Dream (the voice of Puck). He recently completed filming Ecstasy adapted from the book by Irvine Welsh.  

A native of Glasgow, Billy is a graduate and Fellow of the RSAMD and has performed in numerous theatre productions in Scotland and the UK including starring in a recent tour of Sunshine on Leith.

Billy is also a skilled singer and musician who plays the bass, drums and guitar. He has appeared with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during The Lord of the Rings Symphony and narrated The Snowman Christmas concerts in 2005 and 2007 for the RSNO. He appears also with the band BEECAKE who released their debut album in 2010, Soul Swimming.

Glasgow City Council