He was quite a talented young chap since he was little. Inspired by Star Wars, Boyd got his first state of acting when he was 10 in his school’s production of Oliver Twist. Billy realized he took a great liking for the performing arts and by the time he was 17, left school to work in a book-binding workshop. He worked 6 years at the book-binders and ironically, the Lord of the Rings trilogy were printed and bound there, many copies bound by his hands. Tired of working as a book-binder, Boyd luckily got enrolled in the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where he did hid 3-year course in arts.
Date of Birth: August 28, 1968
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Scottish actor, Billy Boyd is well known for his appearance in Taggart, a crime drama in the UK and as ‘Pippin’ in Lord of the Rings (2001 – 2003). After he graduated from the Scottish arts school, he was involved in some small roles in TV series until his agent called one day to let him know he had done well in his auditions and the role of Pippin had been offered him if he was interested. Till date, Boyd is famously known for his role in the hit movie series. Read on as we let you in on more details on the family life of the famous hobbit and Beecake band front man.
William and Mary Boyd (parents)
He was barely a teenager when William and Mary passed on, his father from cancer and mother from a heart disease. They died a year apart when their little boy was 12 but they had been the best supportive parents ever to Billy. They encouraged him by driving over two hours to get him to his school drama events. After they died, they Boyd siblings were raised by their grandmother.
Margaret Boyd (sister from same parents)
Year of Birth: 1967 or 1969
Margaret is the only sibling to the favorite Hobbit and unlike her brother, lives off the public eye. She is an owner of hairdressing salon in Glasgow. Some sources say that she is a younger sister and some an older. Margaret is very close with her brother and loves her nephew Jack.
Alison Boyd (nee McKinnon) (wife)
Duration of Marriage: December 29, 2010 till present
Unlike so many other Hollywood actors, Boyd has been fortunate to have a stable love life. We know nothing about his dating experience and the only lady he has been associated with has been his wife of 7 years now. Alison and the diminutive star own a house in Glasgow where they live with their only child.
Jack William Boyd (son with Alison McKinnon)
Date of Birth: April 26, 2006
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Boyd decided he was not going to leave his family in the last few months of Alison’s pregnancy and while he was in Glasgow, he began writing a lot. It was during this time his band members came to their home frequently and they started playing again so Jack is indirectly credited for the awakening of his father’s music band.