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Girl in the Café, The (BBC-1 2005, Bill Nighy, Kelly Macdonald)



In romantic comedy drama The Girl in the Cafe, Lawrence (Bill NIghy) is a mild-mannered hard-working civil servant working as an aide to the chancellor in the run-up to an important G8 summit meeting.

In a rare lunch break he shares a table in a café with a girl, Gina (Kelly Macdonald), and they get talking and on an impulse he invites her to go with him to Reykjavik for the summit. But as his guest she proves to be quietly outspoken and makes things uncomfortable for the powerful men at the summit by asking some awkward questions.

Cast: Bill Nighy as Lawrence; Kelly Macdonald as Gina; Meneka Das as Sunita; Anton Lesser as George; Paul Ritter as Robert; Ken Stott as Chancellor; Penny Downie as Ruth; Damon Younger as Hotel Receptionist; Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir as Assistant Receptionist; Marit Velle Kile as Waitress; Philippe De Grossouvre as French Delegate; Louisa Bojesen as CNBC Newscaster; Christian Rubeck as German Senior Advisor; Toshie Ogura as Japanese Delegate; Martin McDougall as American Senior Adviser; Corin Redgrave as Prime Minister; Wolf Kahler as Herr Gerhardt; Madeleine Potter as Secretary of the Treasure; Alysha Westlake as G8 Delegate; Simon Wilson as Journalist; Fran Purcell as Secretary; Max Bollinger as G8 Reporter; Darri Ingolfsson as Icelandic Waiter; Peter Rnic as Russian Finance Minister; Federico Zanni as Italian Waiter

Writer: Richard Curtis / Producer: Hilary Bevan Jones / Director: David Yates

UK / BBC One / 1×90 minutes / Broadcast 25 June 2005