Florence (Mortimer) is a war widow who causes a stir in a 1950s Suffolk seaside town when she opens a bookshop. Like modern-day Brief Encounter, this adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel is all unspoken sentiment which never descends into mawkishness. Restrained but quietly subversive.
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“Nothing wrong with doing things you’ve done before. I mean, people used to say: ‘I don’t want to get typecast’ – my big secret was that I couldn’t wait to get typecast. You know, the idea of going to work every day and doing the same thing … man! Wow! That’s like the greatest thing that could happen to me. I have no problem with that. And if there is a thing that people have come to expect from me, I’m very, very happy about that.”
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Still with us? Good. Nighy’s character, the many-tentacled Captain Davy Jones, appears in a post-credits sting at the end of the fifth Pirates film – but Nighy had no idea about it, despite technically appearing in the film, albeit in dialogue-free CGI form. “I didn’t know anything about it until about a week ago,” he told Empire, who claimed he first learned of the cameo from a taxi driver.
Bill Nighy would "love" to return for more Pirates of the Caribbean
Nighy as Davy Jones has to be one of the best aspects of the PIRATES movies, giving his uniquely designed character an infectious craziness and emotional depth to go along with all the nasty bits on his face. The digital effects used to bring him to life were ahead of their time (and won DEAD MAN’S CHEST an Oscar), and I’d love to see how over 10 years of motion capture advances would make him look now. Plus I love me some Nighy, and if Disney wants my money for PIRATES 6 they better give the man a call and a giant treasure chest of cash.
Sophia Jansson thinks Nighy is an excellent choice for reading The Invisible Child, hoping that his recording will introduce more people to the magic of the Moomins and help Moomin Character raise even more money for Oxfam’s vital work around the world.
Apart from them being singularly messed up, I suppose that’s not an unfamiliar phenomenon all over the world in this period and in different societies. They all have different ways of papering over the cracks and structures that will allow everybody in the family to survive. But when they break or snap it’s catastrophic, which is the case in our story.
Vibrant Bill Nighy Is Still a Leading Man—Just Don’t Call Him Romantic
World-weary is an attitude that Bill Nighy—not the Science Guy, the British star—often projects on camera. “I do faded pretty well,” Nighy confesses, although he may be best known globally for villain Davy Jones’s florid face of gnarly tentacles in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. In person, at midtown’s tweedy new Whitby Hotel, the relaxed 67-year-old presents as that self-effacing charmer who perches at a party’s fringe, spinning stories and effortlessly entertaining the guests that gravitate to him.
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Underworld is very, very good fun. Being a vampire — I’m all over it. I’m all about it. One of the things I really like is that you get to hiss like a cat. And the difficulty is the crew keeping a straight face. Scott Speedman and I used to have to put the end of our noses and then hiss like a cat. You could never get through a take without laughing, because it’s just such a ridiculous thing for grown men to be doing.