Jude Law has reunited with Anthony Minghella for “Eyes Down Looking,” a BBC radio drama commissioned as part of a season celebrating the centenary of the birth of Irish playwright, novelist, poet and Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett. Play airs Saturday on BBC Radio 3.
Minghella wrote and produced the Beckett-inspired play, which also stars Juliet Stevenson and David Threlfall. Law plays the Son, Stevenson the Mother and Threlfall the Father in the play about a grieving father and son remembering their dead wife and mother.
Describing Minghella’s work as “a puzzle of words — a great excuse to sit and talk for a couple of hours,” Law told the BBC, “It’s lovely working on something by a great writer who was inspired by a great writer.”
Minghella and Law previously collaborated on “Cold Mountain” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley.”
“Eyes Down Looking” represents a return to BBC radio for Minghella, who cut his teeth on plays such as “Chocolate” and “Cigarettes.”