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July 30th 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

The Guardian posted a fantastic and very funny Q&A with Isla today – find it on our Press page:

Isla Fisher: ‘My guiltiest pleasure? Following Justin Bieber on Instagram’

The actor on being frisked, anti-stretch mark cream and her desire to cook for Donald Trump

Born in Oman to Scottish parents, Isla Fisher, 40, was raised in Australia. She started acting as a child and went on to appear in the Australian soap Home And Away. Her films include Wedding Crashers (2005), Confessions Of A Shopaholic (2009) and The Great Gatsby (2013). She lives in Los Angeles with the actor Sacha Baron Cohen, their daughters Olive and Elula, and son Montgomery. Her book for children, Marge In Charge, has just been published.

When were you happiest?
When I won my first Oscar. Oh, wait – that was Amy Adams.

What is your greatest fear?
Incontinence.

What is your earliest memory?
Being incontinent.

Which living person do you most admire, and why?
David Walliams, for making the transition from comic actor to bestselling kids’ author. I’m not sure I’ll be able to do the same.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Arrogance.

ISLA FISHER WEB PRESS PAGE


July 29th 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla was on BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans Breakfast Show this morning, talking about Marge In Charge, and how her time at clown school has influenced her career. Interestingly, Isla said that she auditioned for No Country For Old Men but didn’t get the part; Chris Evans’ co-host on the show today – Kelly Macdonald – did! Isla confirms that Marge in Charge is the first in a series, and the second book is titled Marge And The Pirate Baby. Listen to the interview below (Isla comes in at about 1hr 50) and see a couple of pics from the appearance in our Gallery:


LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE




July 10th 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla appears on the front cover of The Daily Mail newspaper’s Sunday ‘You’ magazine supplement today, with a fantastic new interview to promote the upcoming release of her children’s book ‘Marge In Charge‘. In the interview, Isla talks about her career, why she enjoys reading and writing, her favourite children’s books, social media, aging, and who she’d like to work with in the future. Alongside this is a fun and colourful new photoshoot.

The Daily Mail also published an extract from the book to give us a sneak peek of Marge.

Read the interview below, and find the book extract at The Daily Mail website.

‘I wish I had the secret to balancing it all as a mum’: Actress Isla Fisher on juggling movies with motherhood and writing her way out of a midlife crisis

When Great Gatsby actress Isla Fisher (aka Mrs Sacha Baron Cohen) came to a crossroads in her life, she shook things up by making bedtime more interesting – both for her children and herself. In the process she found a new career, as Miranda Thompson discovers

When your films are Oscar-winning and you’re half of one of Hollywood’s hottest couples, what’s left to achieve? For The Great Gatsby’s Isla Fisher, it was simply a case of returning to a long-held passion: writing.

Away from the LA stardust, the actress, who turned 40 this year, is a self-confessed bibliophile who devoured two books a week before the arrival of her children with A-list husband Sacha Baron Cohen (the man behind Borat and Ali G). At 18, long before Hollywood came calling, she also published two young adult novels (co-written with her mum) in between stints on Aussie soap Home and Away.



This summer, Isla will be back in the bookshop with her comic children’s novel, Marge in Charge, which stars the eponymous Marge – a pint-sized babysitter with rainbow hair and a penchant for causing mayhem. Isla invented the character as a bedtime story and was inspired to put pen to paper after her brood kept requesting more of her.

The wellbeing of children is clearly important to Isla. In December last year, she and Sacha made the headlines for their £670,000 donation to charities working with victims of the conflict in Syria. ‘There are 8.4 million children in need in Syria and its neighbouring countries,’ she says. ‘We are facing the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War Two.’ Their donation paid for measles vaccinations for more than 250,000 children.

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May 30th 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

ING Direct customers take starring role alongside Isla Fisher

ING Direct has launched the next stage of its brand campaign, since the bank overhauled its positioning in June of last year and will star Isla Fisher as an ambassador.

In the campaign by VCCP Sydney, ING Direct has again used brand ambassador Isla Fisher alongside four customers to bring its customer experience offering to life.

ING Direct executive director John Arnott told AdNews Fisher has been a strong contributor to the company, doubling its sales in the past year and also raising its brand awareness.



Earlier this year, a study was released revealing celebrity ambassadors aren’t worth it unless they are a credible source that relates to the brand.

“Using a celebrity ambassador whose personality aligns with our brand and values helps [ING] cut through in a cluttered category,” Arnott says.

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April 3rd 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla Fisher pens children’s fiction series

Piccadilly Press has acquired world rights, excluding North America, to a children’s fiction series by actress Isla Fisher.

The series, Marge in Charge, is about an eccentric babysitter called Marge, who, when looking after two children called Jemima and Jake, breaks all the rules by feeding her charges chocolate soup and playing dress-up in their mum’s closet. By the end, it’s Jemima and Jake who have to put the babysitter to bed, not the other way round.

Piccadilly Press founder Brenda Gardner acquired the rights to three books before she retired last year from Stephanie Thwaites at Curtis Brown. The series will be edited by Matilda Johnson and illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans, and each book will be divided into three stories.

Fisher, who has starred in films such as The Great Gatsby and Wedding Crashers, said: “I’m so delighted that Piccadilly Press will bring Marge in Charge to life – now that I have children of my own I see the joy and magic in their everyday lives and books are a crucial part of this. I hope together we can introduce Marge to as many family bedtimes as possible.”

Johnson added: “We’re all incredibly excited to have Isla on the list – she is one of those rare people who has a natural gift for really making people laugh. Eglantine’s illustrations are perfect for these lively stories and endearing characters.”

Book one is due for publication this July.

Piccadilly Press is an imprint of Bonnier Publishing.

The Bookseller


March 26th 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla talks about her character on Grimsby, the potential for a sequel, whether she and Sacha advise each other on their careers, and why she likes doing comedy.

** Contains ‘Nocturnal Animals’ spoilers!! **




March 10th 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla chats about Grimsby, her movie choices, and her Oscars picks with German channel KinoWetter:




February 25th 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Have a watch of the first few video interviews of Isla promoting Grimsby

The first one, from HeyUGuys, is particularly good as Isla talks about how she chooses projects, she mentions Nocturnal Animals and Keeping Up With The Joneses, and her upcoming kids books Marge In Charge.

More on Grimsby very soon…



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