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May 08
2022

The first three episode of “The Staircase” are now availabe on HBO Max in the US and on Sky in Europe. To promote the series, Toni Collette and Colin Firth have participated in a virtual press junket earlier this week. Clips from Sunrise on Seven, E! News and Entertainment Tonight have been added to the video archive, alongside a compilation of interviews for various reviewers and online sites.

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Video Archive – News Segments – Entertainment Tonight (2022)
Video Archive – News Segments – E! News (2022)
Video Archive – News Segments – Sunrise on Seven (2022)
Video Archive – Career Videos – The Staircase – Virtual Press Junket

Apr 30
2022

While Toni has rarely been overexposed in the promotional circuit for her work, it comes as a great surprise she’s front and center in this week’s press for the upcoming premiere of “The Staircase” on May 5. Cover stories from the British TV & Satellite Week and the Australian Foxtel have been added alongside more reviews and interviews (don’t get too happy about all the new interviews, it’s always the same :-) For a complete overview of all added scans, have a look at the list below.


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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Closer (USA, May 09, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Foxtel (Australia, May 2022)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – TV & Satellite Week (United Kingdom, April 29, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – TV Times (United Kingdom, April 29, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – New Zealand Press (New Zealand, April 29, 2022)

Apr 23
2022

Toni Collette graces the cover of this Sunday’s (April 24) Stellar, inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland) and Sunday Mail (SA). The “Muriel’s Wedding” star reflects on 30 years in the spotlight, and how older women are hitting their stride in Hollywood. Her schedule is as busy as ever on the heels of Best Picture nominee “Nightmare Alley”, the recent Netflix hit “Pieces of Her” and the upcoming HB Max / Sky miniseries “The Staircase”.

I was blown away when [I was] asked to play Kathleen, but I did take pause. I questioned the actual purpose of retelling this story of tragic loss and, guilty or not, I certainly didn’t want to further fan Michael Peterson’s narcissistic flame. When I realised I could help give Kathleen a voice beyond victimhood, I was in. We experience much more of Kathleen as a whole person, instead of being objectified as she was in the documentary.

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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Sunday Telegraph Stellar (Australia, April 24, 2022)

Apr 22
2022

Sky and HBO Max haves revealed the full trailer for “The Staircase,” starring Colin Firth as Michael Peterson and Toni Collette as Kathleen Peterson. Based on a true story, the eight-episode limited series further explores the life of Michael Peterson, his sprawling North Carolina family, and the suspicious death of his wife, Kathleen Peterson. Starring alongside Firth and Collette are Michael Stuhlbarg, Juliette Binoche, Dane DeHaan, Olivia DeJonge, Rosemarie DeWitt, Tim Guinee, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sophie Turner, Vincent Vermignon, Odessa Young and Parker Posey. The series will premiere on 5 May exclusively on Sky and streaming service NOW as well as on HBO Max in the United States.


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Photo Gallery – Career – The Staircase – Trailer screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – The Staircase – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career – The Staircase – Posters & Key-Art

Mar 31
2022

HBO has revealed a teaser trailer for “The Staircase”, a fictionalized HBO mini-series based on a true crime story from 2001. A man, grieving the death of his wife who fell down a staircase, is accused of murdering her. Did he really do it? Apparently so, but as always we may never really know for sure. Based on a true story, The Staircase explores the life of Michael Peterson, his sprawling North Carolina family, and the suspicious death of his wife, Kathleen Peterson. Colin Firth stars with Toni Collette as his wife, with an impressive ensemble cast including Sophie Turner, Michael Stuhlbarg, Dane DeHaan, Odessa Young, Rosemarie DeWitt, Patrick Schwarzenegger, plus Juliette Binoche and Parker Posey. HBO Max has also revealed its global premiere date, which will be May 05, 2022.

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Photo Gallery – Career – The Staircase – Screencaptures – Teaser Trailer
Video Archive – Career Videos – The Staircase – Teaser Trailer

Mar 25
2022

As part of their Awards Insider’s exclusive spring TV coverage series, Vanity Fair features a lenghty article, including interviews with Toni Collette and Colin Firth, on the upcoming HBO Max series “The Staircase”:It was four or five in the morning, the set had reverted to its bloody basics, and Toni Collette was tasked to die—again. She’d already acted out several ways that her character, Kathleen Peterson, could have met her grisly demise, but returning to the scene of the crime (or accident) for another freshly devised scenario struck her anew. “It just became so surreal,” she recalls. “This woman died. We don’t know how she died, but there’s a big responsibility that comes with bringing a truthful quality not only to that experience, but to her life.”

Collette found much of the job here to be like “choreography,” balancing raw emotion with technical precision on where to fall or yell or simply stand. It took a kind of toll. “You’ve just got to shake it off at the end of the day,” she says now. Listening to her, it’s clear the mission behind the role mattered a great deal to her. “Kathleen’s death is so gruesome and incomprehensible,” Collette tells me. “I just want her to be seen for all she was, as a person, prior to when she left her body. She had spunk and spirit, and she really lived and loved.” In The Staircase, death is only where one’s story begins.

The complete interview can be read over at Vanity Fair.