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The Girl in the Café [Jul. 13th, 2005|09:31 pm]
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HBO's got this film, The Girl in the Café. It's on OnDemand. It's Bill Nighy as a romantic lead with Kelly MacDonald and the G8 Conference in Reykjavik, in a film written by Richard Curtis and directed by David Yates (who'll be doing Harry Potter next).

It's lovely. It's a British Lost in Translation with an Scottish accent. It's funny. It's...well, I started to like him a little as Slartibartfast, but this is the movie that made me really like Bill Nighy.

And it's got lines like this: George's Wife: "Ah, three hours next to the dullest man in Canada... and that's a pretty competitive category. " How can you not love a thing like that?

[User Picture]From: maggiesox
2005-07-14 01:49 am (UTC)
Why does she look so familiar?
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2005-07-14 02:04 am (UTC)
Gosford Park? Trainspotting?
She was also Peter Pan in Finding Neverland, and a reporter in Hitchhiker's...
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[User Picture]From: maggiesox
2005-07-14 02:08 am (UTC)
Trainspotting and Gosford Park.
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[User Picture]From: zarchasmpgmr
2005-07-14 01:13 pm (UTC)
And My Life So Far, and the upcoming Nanny McPhee.

(This is what I get for having a wife obsessed with Colin Firth.)
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From: orsonzilla
2005-07-14 02:50 am (UTC)
Bill Nighy was good in Shaun of the Dead but he totally owned Slartibarfast in the film wearing the face Douglas Adams had described so well as "having the weight of the universe on it's shoulders".

He nearly became "The Ninth Doctor" . The two rumored front runners last year were David Tennant and Bill Nighy.

Russell T Davies said he wanted to avoid beginning the series with a "regeneration scene" until it had a dramatic payoff. Looking back on that it makes sense that Tennant would step in after the older Nighy had regenerated. It's at this point Eccleston would've e-mailed RTD asking about the role (and probably inquiring as to wether or not it is only for one season) which led to him being Doctor number 9 instead of Nighy.

He'll be quite visible in the next couple of years according to imdb.
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[User Picture]From: amandahuginkiss
2005-07-14 03:08 am (UTC)
I saw that movie last week! I'm a big Kelly MacDonald fan and I really liked Nighy in Love Actually, but something fell flat for me here.

I really liked both of their characters, but I think it was what I thought to be a rather awkward and (at times) heavy-handed incorporation of "the serious political message" that ruined it for me. I liked the concept and I liked what they tried to do. I also happen to agree with the message, but it seemed to mess something - I'm not quite sure what yet - up for me.

And yeah, I liked that line too. :)
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