Vertical Hour and "Notes on a Scandal" Star Nighy Appears on Dec. 22 "Theater Talk"

News   Vertical Hour and "Notes on a Scandal" Star Nighy Appears on Dec. 22 "Theater Talk" Bill Nighy — star of the current debut of The Vertical Hour on Broadway — will appear on PBS' "Theater Talk," which airs late-night Dec. 22 (12:30 AM ET). Check local listings.

The stage and screen actor will sit down for an in-depth conversation on the half-hour show which airs on WNET/Thirteen in New York.

An acclaimed British star, Nighy is known for his film work on such movies as "Love Actually," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest" and "The Constant Gardener" as well as the lauded HBO film "The Girl in the Café." He previously starred in David Hare's A Map of the World and Skylight. Other stage credits include Pravda, King Lear, Arcadia, Blue/Orange, Betrayal, A Kind of Alaska and The Seagull. He will appear in the upcoming Richard Eyre film "Notes on a Scandal" starring Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett and penned by Patrick Marber.

Sam Mendes directs the world premiere of the Hare play, which also marks the Broadway debut of Nighy. Julianne Moore stars opposite for the 20-week limited engagement that began previews Nov. 9 and opened Nov. 30 at the Music Box Theatre.

In The Vertical Hour, Moore's character and her boyfriend visit the boyfriend's father (Nighy) in the Welsh countryside, where the trio gets into heated discussions about love, death, marriage, parenthood and the Iraq war.

Joining Moore and Nighy in the cast are Andrew Scott (The Royal Court's A Girl in a Car With a Man, "Saving Private Ryan"), Dan Bittner (The House In Town) and Rutina Wesley ("Hitch," "Step"). The Music Box Theatre is located at 239 West 45th Street. For tickets call (212) 239 6200 or visit www.telecharge.com.

"Theater Talk" is hosted by Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins. Check local listings for repeat air times. For more information, visit www.theatertalk.org.