Nighy's Dupuytren's Disease Dignity

LOVE ACTUALLY star BILL NIGHY has turned suffering Dupuytren's Disease into a positive thing - it's become his trademark.

The 54-year-old BAFTA winner has been suffering from the condition - which is caused by a build up of collagen in the palm which leads to permanently bent fingers - for a number of years, but has no plans to undergo surgery to correct it.

He explains, "People often ask me why I'm shaking their hand in such a funny way and I have to explain it's not something I do intentionally.

"I suppose it's become a trademark."

19/03/2004 13:26

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