HBO series The Night Of may have wrapped up this past Sunday, but its breakout star Riz Ahmed is making his way to the big screen in his first leading role in neo-noir thriller City of Tiny Lights. The film follows private eye Tommy Akhtar (Ahmed) through modern-day London as his missing-person case devolves into a dangerous case of intrigue that drudges up secrets from his past.
The Pete Travis-directed film will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 12.
Ahmed, who gained critical acclaim for his nuanced turn as a murder suspect in the HBO drama, joins the other side of the justice system as a detective in this new film, which Patrick Neate adapted from his own novel. With this film and an upcoming role in December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Ahmed is a quickly rising star.
In this exclusive clip debuting at The Hollywood Reporter, a roughed-up Tommy visits ex-girlfriend Shelley (Billie Piper, Doctor Who) at the restaurant where she works. They exchange some playful banter. “Look at us, we’re old,” she says. “Speak for yourself,” he replies.
Billie was spotted at the Young Vic Theatre Bar in London last night after her performance in ‘Yerma’, she was joined by her friends (one of which included Andrew Garfield) & happily posed with fans outside. Photos below:
Billie was spotted leaving the Young Vic Theatre in London last night with friends. HQ candids below:
Actress Billie Piper on her critically acclaimed performance in a modern interpretation of Lorca’s Yerma, which deals with the challenges of infertility.
You can listen to Billie interview with Radio 4 here!
Billie appeared on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show this morning on Radio 2 to talk about her new play ‘Yerma’. Photos below & you can listen to all the clips HERE!
Billie has been spotted at the Young Vic Theatre lately, where she is currently performing in ‘Yerma’. Candids of her with fans at the stage door have been added as well as having a drink at the bar!
Billie was spotted arriving at the Young Vic Theatre in London yesterday, HQ candids below: