PBS anthology slate also features Weisz, Fiennes, Rickman
Nighy has the lead role as an MI-5 officer in “Masterpiece Contemporary” presentation “Page Eight,” written by David Hare and co-produced with Carnival Films. Weisz, Fiennes, Davis and Gambon co-star.
Rickman and Thompson, who played husband and wife in 2003 film “Love Actually,” will co-star as a book editor and his former lover in “The Song of Lunch,” based on the Christopher Reid narrative poem and co-produced with the BBC.
“Masterpiece Mystery” will also offer a new series of “Inspector Lewis” whodunits starring Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox, premiering in September.