Welcome to Toni Collette Online, your premiere web resource on the Australian actress and singer. Best known for her iconic performances in "Muriel's Wedding", "The Sixth Sense", "United States of Tara" and "Hereditary", Toni Collette has emerged as one of her generation's greatest talents. In its 13th year online, his unofficial fansite provides you with all latest news, in-depth information on all of her projects on film, television and the theatre as well as extensive archives with press articles, photos and videos. Enjoy your stay.
When talking about the production during an interview with Vogue Magazine in 1998, Toni Collette said: “I asked Neil Armfield why he wanted me and he said, ‘because of your teeth’, which I found really funny.”.
The Sydney Morning Herald, Bob Evans (August 21, 1992)
Armfield’s production is a mixture of much that is very good and a little that is truly great, including Jenny Tate’s costumes which, in both their simplicity and complexity, contribute to and comment on the characters. Geoffrey Rush is wonderful as Astrov, glowing from a flushed vodka haze into a passion that threatens to burn through his pragmatic veneer. So is Toni Collette, investing plain Sonya with a bounce and an earthiness that transmutes through gried into resolution and compassion, and Max Mullen as Waffle, getting gentle laughs through a self-effacing, rustic dignity.
The Sydney Morning Herald, Ken Healy (August 22, 1992)
The play, like all Chekhov, is intensely moral. But it treats serious subjects like idleness versus the work ethic, natural justice, probity, with such acute irony that laughter flows. In this production there is more overt expression of conflict than one normally encounters in Chekhov. Toni Collette’s Sonia, hopeslessly in love with Astrov, is a strong farm manager, physically almost peasant-like in contrast to the child-bride Yelyena.
Awards & Nominations
★ Sydney Critics Circle Award – Best Newcomer