Welcome to Toni Collette Online, your unofficial web resource on the Australian actress and singer, best known for her film performances in "Muriel's Wedding", "The Sixth Sense" and "Little Miss Sunshine", as well as her Emmy and Golden Globe winning roles in "United States of Tara". For the past 11 years, Toni Collette Online has covered all latest news with detailed information and articles - and features extensive archives with over 50.000 images and videos. Enjoy your stay.
Toni Collette has been a visitor to Park City yesterday for the premiere of “Glassland”. Pictures from the premiere and various Sundance sightings have been added to the photo gallery.
Appearances – 2014 – Sundance Film Festival – “Glassland” Premiere
Appearances – 2014 – Sundance Film Festival – Variety Studio Conversation
Appearances – 2014 – Sundance Film Festival – Pure Barre Hosted Pop-up Studio
Appearances – 2014 – Sundance Film Festival – Columbia At The Village At The Lift
Appearances – 2014 – Sundance Film Festival – Feinsteins Style LoungeBearbeiten
Here’s an article from the Sydney Morning Herald published last month for the Australian release of “A Long Way Down”. Toni Collette has never been afraid to transform herself for a role – she was launched onto the world stage, after all, as a chunky version of herself in Muriel’s Wedding – but as Maureen in A Long Way Down, which screens as part of the British Film Festival now touring the country, she seems almost to have shrunk inside her frumpy cardigan. The film was launched at the Berlin Film Festival, which is where we speak. The day after it debuts Collette is back up on the screen again in another film, the small American independent Lucky Them, playing a hipster rock journalist. In real life, she thrives on living out of a suitcase and is a big believer in embracing change. “If you try to put the brake on,” she says, “it’s all going to go to shit.” A somewhat less bumpy version of this message pervades A Long Way Down, which is adapted from Nick Hornby’s novel about four very disparate people who meet on a London rooftop one New Year’s Eve. They have all come to commit suicide. Each has his or her reason, but Maureen’s is the most poignant: she has a severely disabled son who would get much better care, she believes, if she were not there to look after him. Maureen is also isolated, friendless, overworked and terribly tired, a situation that starts to ease a little when the four would-be suicides form an unlikely gang. The full article can be read here.
Three Irish films and co-productions – “Glassland”, “Strangerland” and “The Visit” – have all been selected for official competition at the Sundance Film Festival, one of the world’s leading festivals for independent film. Both “Glassland” and “Strangerland” will screen in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section which only selects 12 films from thousands of entries. “Glassland” is written and directed by Gerard Barrett and tells the story of a young taxi driver on the fringes of the criminal underworld who, in a desperate bid to save his mother from addiction and unite his broken family, is forced to take a job which will see him pushed further into its underbelly. The film is Barrett’s follow-up to his award winning debut film “Pilgrim Hill” and stars Jack Reynor, Toni Collette and Will Poulter. “Glassland”, the joint winner of the Best Film Award at the 2014 Galway Film Fleadh, was produced by Element Pictures (‘Frank’, ‘What Richard Did’) and was filmed on location in Dublin.
Director Gerard Barrett said: ‘It’s such an honour and privilege to take this film to Sundance. To be in competition at Sundance, really is something special.’ Producer of ‘Glassland’ Ed Guiney added that he is ‘delighted to be bringing ‘Glassland’ to Sundance. I can’t think of a better place to launch Gerard’s brilliant film to the world’.
It’s very quiet around Toni right now, despite shooting “Unlocked” with Noomi Rapace in London, it’s a very low-profile time. So what better chance to get your collection up to date with some recent and upcoming releases of her productions this year. Already released is “Tammy”, the Melissa McCarthy comedy which has Toni in a cameo (of all the recent projects, this one can be surely skipped!). Then, there’s “The Boxtrolls”, which will be released on January 20, 2015 on various mediums. And on February 09, “Hector and the Search for Happiness” will be released in the United Kingdom (it will be released earlier in Germany, on January 22). Click any of the previews below to be forwarded to Amazon for a pre-order.
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.