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'Skylight' screens on Sunday

Published:Friday | November 21, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Bill Nighy (left) and Carey Mulligan in 'Skylight'. - Contributed

On Sunday, November 23, at 11:30 a.m., Palace Cineplex and Palace Multiplex will screen the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare's Skylight. It centres around the two leading characters, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan), and her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), who thrash out the bruising emotional history of their six-year love affair.

The recently widowed Tom, a successful and charismatic restaurateur, visits Kyra unexpectedly on a bitterly cold London evening. The two attempt to rekindle their once-passionate relationship as the evening progresses, but find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

This production, directed by Academy Award nominee Stephen Daldry and captured live in London's West End by National Theatre Live, encores on Sunday, November 23, 11:30 a.m., at the Palace Cineplex and Palace Multiplex.

Nighy, an award-winning British actor, is perhaps best-known to international film audiences for his memorable role as washed-up pop singer Billy Mack in the movie Love Actually (2003), which earned him a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor. He also played vampire leader Viktor in the Underworld series, did the performance capture and voice for Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), and made a brief appearance as Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010).

Nighy reprised his role as MI5 spy Johnny Worricker in Johnny Worricker in Turks & Caicos, now showing on PBS.

Carey Mulligan is a British actress who has had several roles on UK television. She made her film debut as Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005). In 2009, she gained widespread recognition for her performance as Jenny in An Education, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for that performance.

Mulligan was also nominated for a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She recently starred in The Great Gatsby.

The National Theatre Live, NT in London, is one of the UK's most prominent publicly funded theatre companies. The theatre presents a varied programme, including Shakespeare and other international classic drama, and new plays by contemporary playwrights.

The series continues as below:

Of Mice and Men Sunday, December 7, 2014 11:30 a.m.

JOHN Sunday, January 18, 2015 11:30 a.m.

Treasure Island Sunday, March 8, 2015 11:30 a.m.

Tickets are on sale at the box office, Palace Cineplex and Palace Multiplex, as well as via the web at www.palaceamusement.com with a Palace Card.