The Bass Player

1998: 18 minute b&w Scottish short film directed by Denis Lawson. Adaptation of Anton Chekhov's "Romance with a Double Bass" (Role: Peter) Filmed (1998) on location in Norfolk at Wolterton Hall and Acton Studios, Hertfordshire. Release: 01 October 1999 (UK), 2000 Vera Film Festival, Clermont Short Film Market & British short film network. A copy is available in the Scottish Screen Collection at the National Library of Scotland in Glasgow
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Bill Nighy as Count Bibuloff http://www.billnighy.info/filmography/the-bass-player/

Bill Nighy as Count Bibuloff http://www.billnighy.info/filmography/the-bass-player/

The Bass Player (1998) - A cuckolded double-bass player and a runaway heiress cross paths while skinnydipping, and emerge to find they've nothing left but their modesty and an instrument case.

The Bass Player - A cuckolded double-bass player and a runaway heiress cross paths while skinnydipping, and emerge to find they've nothing left but their modesty and an instrument case.

Filmed at Wolterton Hall in North Norfolk during June-July of 1998.

Filmed at Wolterton Hall in North Norfolk during June-July of

Jim Carter (Carson in Downton Abbey) as Pitsikatoff   http://www.clermont-filmfest.com/index.php?m=129=3_film=100014411=

Jim Carter (Carson in Downton Abbey) as Pitsikatoff http://www.clermont-filmfest.com/index.php?m=129=3_film=100014411=

Kay Curram, younger daughter of Sheila Gish as Tatiana, the runaway heiress.

Kay Curram, younger daughter of Sheila Gish as Tatiana, the runaway heiress.

Bill Nighy and Sheila Gish as the "toffee-nosed" Count and Countess Bibuloff

Bill Nighy and Sheila Gish as the "toffee-nosed" Count and Countess Bibuloff

British Film Council catalogue  http://film.britishcouncil.org/the-bass-player  http://ssa.nls.uk/film.cfm?fid=7270

British Film Council catalogue http://film.britishcouncil.org/the-bass-player http://ssa.nls.uk/film.cfm?fid=7270

James D'Arcy as Peter

James D'Arcy as Peter

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