Review: ‘Skylight,’ With Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy, Opens on Broadway
Tear-stained stories of impossible love have been a staple of theater for centuries. And Mr. Hare’s 1995 drama, his tightest and quite possibly his best, delivers big on the rueful pleasures of that genre.
Bill Nighy, Caleb Landry Jones, Jay Baruchel Join Lone Scherfig’s New York Restaurant Movie
The film, unofficially titled “Secrets From the Russian Tea Room,” takes place in the heart of New York City at an opulent Russian restaurant, owned by Nighy’s character. Jones portrays a young man in desperate need of a job, while Baruchel will play a lawyer with high ethics but low self-esteem.
Bill Nighy Will Star in a Film About an ‘Opulent Russian Restaurant’ in NYC
Caleb Landry Jones (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Jay Baruchel (Undeclared and a slew of other Judd Apatow projects) are also part of the cast. The trio joins previously announced actors Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), Tahar Rahim (The Looming Tower), and Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick). Scherfig’s past directorial work includes 2011’s One Day, which starred Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, and An Education, a 2009 coming-of-age flick, set in the 1960s and starring Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard.
Skylight starring Bill Nighy and Carey… – Golden Theatre
If you are a David Hare fan then this play is a "must"! And seeing Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan in the main roles is an added bonus. The play is very dialogue-intensive (only three characters) — humorous and poignant with clever repartees –and keeps you riveted. Though not the grandest of Broadway theatres, the venue is excellent — great acoustics and perfect visibility even in the last mezzanine row where we were seated (feels a little bit vertiginous though).
Bill Nighy, Jay Baruchel Join Lone Scherfig’s Untitled New York Project
Bill Nighy, Jay Baruchel and Caleb Landry Jones have boarded Danish director Lone Scherfig’s untitled New York project, previously called the Secrets From the Russian Tea Room movie.
The actor made it clear that he was commenting on the protests in his role as an ambassador for Oxfam, the British international aid agency. As such, Nighy is in favor of a “Robin Hood” tax that would take from the wealthy financial sector and give to the needy.
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Skylight, which first premiered 20 years ago, is about both the state of the heart and the state of the nation. Kyra (Carey Mulligan) used to work for, and sleep with, Tom (Bill Nighy), a successful restaurateur. But when his wife discovered the affair, Kyra left and they haven’t seen each other since. Tom, now a widower and adrift, turns up at her flat in hopes of succor, salvation, turning back time’s pitiless clock hands.
In the Wings
Carey Mulligan, the Oscar-nominated actress of “An Education” — I loved her as Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby,” and she’s just great here — stars as Kyra Hollis, a well-educated upper-middle-class woman of perhaps 30 who’s now teaching disadvantaged students in East London.