Cambridge News has posted an article about Toni Collette’s research for “Miss You Already” and the support she has received from the Cambridge University Hospitals: It is not every day that people get up and go to work and give advice to a Hollywood movie star. But two specialist nurses and a consultant from Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) got to do just that. Neuro-oncology specialist nurse Ingela Oberg, breast cancer specialist nurse Alison Hallett and cancer consultant Dr Richard Baird provided on-set clinical consultancy to Hollywood actress Toni Collette, during the filming of new comedy drama, Miss You Already. The film follows Milly and her best friend Jess, played by Drew Barrimore, who are lifelong friends who struggle to maintain their relationship when they are both hit by heartache. Town planner Jess lives a happy bohemian life with her partner Jago – played by Paddy Considine – until she struggles to conceive the baby she has always longed for. The trio gave guidance to Collette, whose plays character Milly, a high-flyer with two children and a husband Kit – played by Dominc Cooper – whose life is upturned when she develops a brain tumour following the spread of breast cancer. “Toni and the production team were very keen to portray what it’s like living with a brain tumour, as accurately as possible,” said Ingela. “They approached me and asked if I could guide Toni on how her character’s behaviour might change, and the kind of challenges she should expect to face with an illness like brain cancer.” The complete article can be read over at Cambridge News.
According to Hollywood Reporter, John Malkovich and Toni Collette are joining Noomi Rapace, Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom in the thriller Unlocked. Michael Apted is directing the female Bourne-style thriller from a screenplay by Peter O’Brien. The story centers on a CIA interrogator (Rapace), who unwittingly provides information to terrorists and then must race against the clock to stop a biological warfare attack on London. Principal photography will commence on November 3. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing with Georgina Townsley and Erik Howsam. Claudia Blumhuber is also producing as well as financing through Silver Reel. Bloom first introduced the film to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival.
New Line Cinema will release the extended cut of “Tammy” on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack Nov. 11. You can pre-order it on Amazon. The extended cut of the film runs 100 minutes, compared to the theatrical version’s 96-minute runtime. On both iTunes and Amazon, the high definition download of the film goes for $19,99, while the standard definition is $14.99. Only with an iTunes HD download will you receive extras like more deleted scenes, a gag reel, featurettes chronicling the film’s funny laughs and gags, and a look at McCarthy and Falcone’s own cross-country road trip. Since opening July 2, the film, shot in the region in May 2013, has grossed $84 million.
On Thursday, Toni and Drew Barrymore have attended a charity event in London, helping Breast Cancer Campaign host an afternoon tea at The Goldsmith Pub in Southwark. Toni’s new look was unveiled just one day after she was spotted filming scenes in London with a full head of hair, believed to be a wig. “Miss You Already” tells the story of two best friends whose friendship is put to the test when one falls ill. Pictures from the afternoon tea can be found in the photo gallery.
Pictures and article courtesy People Magazine: Toni Collette has always been a style chameleon, but we guarantee you’ve never seen her like this before. The actress has shaved off her long, blonde locks for a completely bald do (for a role, of course!), and she’s sharing the first look with PEOPLE. Collette, 41, is in London filming Miss You Already, a relationship drama costarring Drew Barrymore. The two play childhood best friends who must cope when Collette’s character is diagnosed with breast cancer. Check out Collette revealing her clean-shaven head in the makeup trailer in one snapshot and grinning (makeup-free!) with Barrymore in another.
This has been on my to-do list for long, and I’m happy to have finally sorted and categorized Toni’s television appearances throughout the years. It feels a bit like an anniversary update, since it’s been exactly 20 years since Toni first hit the spotlight with “Muriel’s Wedding”, which has been heavily promoted in Australia and the United States (has it really been 20 years?). The rest is history – and it’s all covered in the television appearances albums. Have a look at literally thousands of screencaptures from talk shows, interviews and special appearances. To launch each decade, click any of the previews below.
In September 1994, a small Australian film called “Muriel’s Wedding” became a critical and audience favorite that quickly made its transition to European and American cinemas and pathed the way for its unknown star to launch a successful international career. To celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary, let’s have a look at its road to success and its lasting impact for everyone involved. A special page has been created for the film with background information, video clips from the film’s promotion and a “Where are they now?” section for its key cast members. Enjoy a trip down memory lane!