August 29th, 2011

Page Eight

In the real world people who look like Bill Nighy don't have people who look like Rachel Weisz chasing after them, unless, of course, they are Bill Nighy.

David Hare has been famous for so long he probably doesn't know anybody who isn't of Bill Nighy's order of famousness.

Am I jealous of my old school fellow?

Possibly.

On the other hand when I watched his movie last night I was absolutely wanting to cheer for it. I thought he was going to give us some truth.  What we got was warmed over le Carre- spiced with zingy dialogue- enacted by Hare's famous mates the cream of the British acting profession. You know what? Ralph Fiennes is even scarier when he's wearing a nose.