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.
Article courtesy Express: From playing an ugly duckling in Muriel’s Wedding to a terrified mum in The Sixth Sense, Toni Collette is never in danger of being typecast. And her latest role as an FBI agent is as high-risk as ever. Hearing Toni Collette describe her new screen character is rather like hearing her sum up herself. “She’s passionate, hardworking, determined, feisty, smart, focused, grounded and irreverent,” the actress says of the FBI agent she plays in Imperium. Not that Toni, 43, is in the business of bigging herself up. The main common ground between her and Angela Zamparo is, she believes, that they’re both parents. “She is balancing having a family with a career that consumes her,” says the mum to daughter Sage, eight, and son Arlo, five. “I relate to that.” Since Sage came along she has made more than 30 films and a couple of high-profile TV shows (including her Emmy-winning turn in United States Of Tara) so motherhood hasn’t slowed her down. She’s been married to musician Dave Galafassi since 2003. He’s the drummer in her band The Finish. They haven’t played for a while but when it comes to acting Toni says yes to things that stir her, and that happens a lot.
Lots of new magazine scans from the international promotions for “Miss You Already” have been added to the photo gallery. On top, you can also find Entertainment Weekly’s wonderful “Muriel’s Wedding” reunion article with Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths that was published last October. To launch all latest scans, click any of the previews below. Many thanks to Alvaro for sending these in. Very appreciated!
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Entertainmnet Weekly (USA, November 15, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Glamour Magazine (USA, November 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – InStyle Magazine (USA, November 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Sight and Sound (United Kingdom, November 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Entertainment Weekly (USA, October 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Hello (United Kingdom, September 28, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – The Stylist (United Kingdom , September 2015)
See that girl, watch that scene, and then watch it over and over again for 21 years. That’s how often we’ve revisited Muriel’s Wedding, the 1994 Australian rom-com-dram which starred Toni Collette — then just an unknown Oz actress with one film credit to her name — as a social misfit named Muriel Heslop, who dreams of one day getting married to a soundtrack by her favorite band, ABBA. Muriel’s rescued from her dreamy, emotional solitude by a charismatic outsider named Rhonda (Rachel Griffiths, in her first film role) and together, they forge a platonic companionship that remains the reason why, more than two decades after its release, we’re still dreaming of the day we can rock out to “Waterloo” with Muriel and Rhonda. The next best thing? EW’s reunion with Collette and Griffiths, who were eager to get together and relive their days in Porpose Spit. The women reunited for our annual Reunions Issue and spilled some fun secrets from their way to the Wedding. Which celebrities have confessed to be Muriel fans? How did the first-time movie director land the rights to ABBA? And why did the movie almost have a different ending?! Read the complete article over at Entertainment Weekly.
A big batch of magazine scans, ranging from as early as 1995 to 2014 have been added to the photo gallery. Besides some covers, for which I’m still looking for the full pages, some great pictorials and interviews have been added as well. For a complete list, click any of the previews below. If you’ve collected any Toni articles that you would like to share, please drop me a line.
In March 2010, Toni Collette graced the cover the UK Psychologies magazine, with a very insightful interview and great pictures featured inside. Many thanks to Adrienne for contributing scans from this magazine to Toni Collette Online, very appreciated!
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.
Gotham Magazine has an article written by Toni Collette on her support of Concern Worldwide: In 2012, Concern Worldwide asked me to do a PSA. The group focuses on reducing poverty in the world’s poorest countries as well as those impacted by natural disasters and war. (As I write this, the group is in Syria, Somalia, and South Sudan.) I’d recently had my second child, and the message about nutrition for children really got to me. Having kids puts things in perspective. You start to prioritize and realize that we are all connected. The more research I did on Concern—the lives it has made better and the people it has empowered—the more I wanted to know. I was intrigued, and I agreed. Just before the holidays that year I did another PSA for Concern, urging people to honor friends and family by buying “gifts”—a chicken, a goat, a water pump—for people who don’t have basic essentials. Last January, the organization offered me the role of Global Ambassador. I balked at first, since it’s a huge responsibility and I was busy preparing for the Broadway production of Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses. But from my research and experience, I knew how effective Concern was at implementing real and lasting change. It has what one of the founders of Concern calls “a fire in [its] belly” to make a difference—I said yes. I wanted to bring as much attention to the organization and its work as possible. The complete article can be read here.