Actor Bill Nighy receives Cinequest’s most prestigious award in conjunction with the highly anticipated U.S. premiere of Sometimes Always Never, in which he stars.
“What often comes to mind when thinking of Nighy’s characters is an unflagging devil-may-care attitude, behind which lies a rock-hard truth. He is a master of the cavalier throwaway line that can be arrogant and sarcastic, yet also self-effacing, and is punctuated by a toss of the head, a thrust-out chin, a shrug of the shoulders, eyebrows arched, and underscored with an impish, tight-lipped grin that says, ‘Hmmphh… but of course you know I’m right, heh-heh.’ In Love Actually, he playing the aged, ‘I don’t give a damn what anyone thinks of me anymore,’ rock star Billy Mack. In this role, Nighy raises this insouciance to epic, hilarious heights, while still maintaining his character’s likability. It’s a tricky balancing act, but Nighy pulls it off beautifully.” – P.D. Crane [Read more here.]
Cinequest runs from March 5-17 at various venues.
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