Skylight

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Skylight

Skylight
by David Hare

RECORDED ON LONDON’S WEST END – 17 JULY 2021

Bill Nighy (
Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly-anticipated production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience), recorded live on the West End by National Theatre Live.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died.

As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.


· From the director of
The Audience (Stephen Daldry), who is also several times Academy Award nominated
· Carey Mulligan’s West End stage debut
· Olivier Award winning play
· Playwright David Hare familiar to both stage and screen/TV audiences
· Debuted at the National Theatre in 1995
· Designer Bob Crowley won an Olivier Award for his work on
The Audience
· Bill Nighy took the same role in the 1997 West End transfer from the NT, and 1997 UK tour

Cast and creative career highlights
Carey Mulligan (Kyra Hollis)
Film: Inside Llewyn Davies, The Great Gatsby, An Education, Never Let Me Go, Pride and Prejudice, Drive, Shame
TV: Northanger Abbey, Doctor Who, Waking the Dead, My Boy Jack
Theatre: The Seagull (Royal Court and Broadway), The Hypochondriac (Almeida), Forty Winks (Royal Court), Through a Glass Darkly (Atlantic Theater Company)
Awards and nominations: BAFTA Award winner 2010 (Best Actress in a Leading Role – An Education), Academy Award nominee 2010 (Best Actress in a Leading Role – An Education), Golden Globe nominee 2010 (Best Actress in a Leading Role – An Education), BAFTA Award nominee 2011 (Best Supporting Actress – Drive)

Bill Nighy (Tom Sergeant)
Film: Love Actually, About Time, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Glorious 39, Valkyrie, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Boat That Rocked
TV: Turks & Caicos, Page Eight, Doctor Who, The Girl in the Café, Gideon’s Daughter, State of Play
Theatre: Skylight (West End in 1995, UK tour in 1997), The Vertical Hour (Music Box Theater, NYC), Blue/Orange, Arcadia (NT), The Seagull, King Lear (NT), Pravda (NT)
Awards and nominations: Golden Globe winner 2005 (Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television – Gideon’s Daughter), British Academy Television Award winner 2003 (Best Actor – State of Play), BAFTA Award winner 2003 (Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Love Actually)

David Hare (Playwright)
Film: The Reader, The Hours, Damage, The Corrections, Plenty
TV: Salting the Battlefield, Turks & Caicos, Page Eight
Theatre: Plenty, Pravda (with Howard Brenton), The Judas Kiss, The Vertical Hour, Gethsemane, South Downs, Racing Demon, Murmuring Judges, The Absence of War, The Blue Room, Stuff Happens

Stephen Daldry (Director)
Film: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Reader, The Hours, Billy Elliot
Theatre: The Audience (West End), Billy Elliot: The Musical, An Inspector Calls (NT and Broadway)

Bob Crowley (Designer)
Theatre: The Audience (West End), People (NT), Once (Broadway and West End), The History Boys (NT), Collaborators (NT)
Not Rated
Genre
Theater, Culture Vulture, Drama
Runtime
135
Language
English
Director
Stephen Daldry
Writer(s)
David Hare
Cast
Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy

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