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December 6th 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Congratulations to Isla on this fantastic honour!

Isla Fisher takes out AACTA Trailblazer Award

AACTA has named Isla Fisher as the recipient of this year’s AACTA Trailblazer Award, designed to recognise “the achievements, abilities and successes of an Australian screen practitioner who inspires others with their portfolio of work.”

The AACTA Trailblazer Award is a discretionary award, determined by the board and president of AFI | AACTA. It was first awarded to Rose Byrne at the 4th AACTA Awards.

After her start on Home and Away, Fisher broke in the States with 2005 comedyThe Wedding Crashers. She has since gone on to star in the likes of Definitely, Maybe; Confessions of a Shopaholic; and The Brothers Grimsby alongside husband Sasha Baron Cohen. Despite being a self-described ‘comic actress’, Fisher has also appeared in The Great Gatsby and the recent Nocturnal Animals.

Outside of acting, Fisher also published two teen novels at age 18; ‘Bewitched’ and ‘Seduced by Fame’. She has also co-written two scripts with Amy Poehler and her first children’s book ‘Marge in Charge’ was released earlier this year.

CEO Damian Trewhella said Fisher’s work in the international screen industry has added to Australia’s reputation for producing outstanding screen talent.

“From her breakout roles in Home and Away and the international comedy Wedding Crashers to her critically acclaimed dramatic performances in The Great Gatsby and Nocturnal Animals, Isla has carved a diverse career we hope serves as an inspiration to other Australian performers.

We also recognise Isla’s influential role as a champion for female comic actresses – a cause she has advocated for over a decade and which marries with one of AACTA’s most important aims – to foster talented Australian screen practitioners who serve to mentor and inspire the next generation of Australians to pursue their craft to its full potential.”

Isla Fisher said: “I’m so honoured to be recognised by the Australian Academy and my Australian peers as a trailblazer in film and television. That I am considered among those Australians who are inspiring the next generation of talent is a true honour. I’m looking forward to coming back to Sydney to accept the AACTA Trailblazer Award.”

Fisher will accept the award in person this Wednesday at the AACTA Awards Ceremony held at Sydney’s Star Event Centre.

Also in attendance will be Fisher’s husband Cohen, presenters Jessica Marais, Michael Caton, Marta Dusseldorp, Shane Jacobson, and Stephen Curry alongside guests Josh Thomas and Greta Scacchi.

The AACTA Awards will be televised on Channel 7 at 8.30pm with an encore screening on Foxtel.

(Inside Film)


December 2nd 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla was a guest on Anna Faris’s weekly podcast ‘Unqualified’ and the twosome talk about a whole range of topics – it’s a really funny interview! Listen in:

Anna Faris is Unqualified Podcast: not-so-great relationship advice from completely unqualified Hollywood types.

This week on Unqualified, Anna and Sim hang out with actress Isla Fisher (Nocturnal Animals, Wedding Crashers, Confessions of a Shopaholic). They talk about tabloid rumors, peaking at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, and what it’s like being a mom in Hollywood, before testing out how Isla would proceed in some crazy scenarios. Karen Sarducci also pencils in a visit with Isla to pitch some feature film ideas with major Oscar buzz! Will she sign on? Listen in and find out! And come back tomorrow for some listener calls!

On part two of this week’s episode, Anna, Sim, and Isla Fisher dial up some callers. First they call Dianne, whose boyfriend broke the one rule in their non-monogamous relationship by sleeping with a mutual friend who he claims was “in a dark place.” Next, the team dishes out some unqualified advice to Allison, who’s worried that one of her best friends could potentially be marrying the wrong person. Stakes are high this week, tune in!



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November 4th 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla Fisher on Being Mistaken for ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Co-Star Amy Adams: It’s a Huge Compliment

Nocturnal Animals co-stars Isla Fisher and Amy Adams know that you can’t tell them apart, but they’re not the least bit offended.

“I find it a huge compliment because I think Amy’s gorgeous,” Fisher told ET’s Carly Steel during a recent sit-down.

Adams admitted that even she can see the resemblance at times.

“Sometimes I’ve been like, ‘Oh yeah! I can totally see it,'” Adams said. “But she’s small and cute, and I’m sort of not as small or as cute,” she joked.

While Fisher doesn’t mind the confusion, she revealed that it can sometimes lead to awkward situations.

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October 4th 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Today we have a full set of scans from Glamour Mexico! This is a very different shoot, but equally beautiful. Unfortunately my Spanish is rusty so I can’t give you details on the interview, but it seems that she spoke about Keeping Up With The Joneses, Nocturnal Animals, Marge In Charge, previous characters she’s played, and women and diversity in film/television – it’s a much more in depth interview than Elle. Isla is also on the cover of Glamour Latin America – it’s the same interview but the two editions have a couple of different pictures within them. Enjoy the scans in our Gallery!

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Glamour (Mexico) – October 2016 x13
Glamour (Latin America) – October 2016 x12




October 3rd 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Today I’ve been able to add a full set of scans from Isla’s new Elle Australia magazine spread. She looks beautiful in the photos, and I love the natural, laid-back look of the shoot. In the relatively short interview, Isla talks about her life and career, including the benefits and pitfalls of not having gone to University, her time on Home & Away, motherhood and working, women in film, Instagram, and very briefly Keeping Up With The Joneses and Marge In Charge.

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“I feel like I’ve been fortunate because I feel that the things I’ve achieved in my life have surpassed what I’d hoped to achieve. When I thought about myself living in a house in the Hollywood hills I’d always imagined myself to be cleaning it. For me, it’s about reframing the new me and and not comparing it to the old me.”

Elle (Aus) – October 2016 x12




August 8th 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla chats about Marge In Charge, Grimsby, females in comedy and more with London newspaper The Metro:

ISLA in the SUN

Actress Isla Fisher’s career has taken some inspired new turns. Claire Allfree catches up with her as she releases her new children’s book

YOU hear Isla Fisher before you see her. That throaty Australian drawl, that big, booming laugh. And then that flash of bright auburn hair that’s a frequent fixture on the red carpet thanks to Fisher’s film career, and that of her notorious husband, Sacha Baron Cohen (but which, for readers over a certain age, will be forever associated with anorexic Shannon from the Aussie soap Home And Away).

She clearly knows the man who runs the in-house café at her local Waterstones as she orders a latte but no one else in this manicured part of north London, no doubt well used to celebrities traipsing up and down the high street, bats an eyelid.

Warm, immediately friendly and sporting impressive long turquoise nails, Fisher is here to talk about her first children’s story, Marge In Charge, a comic caper aimed at seven-year-olds, featuring Marge, babysitter extraordinare to Jemima and her younger brother, Jakeypants, and an anarchic cross between Mary Poppins and Pippi Longstocking, with a dash of Dame Edna Everage thrown in.

‘Marge subverts all the rules,’ says Fisher of her fictional creation, who creates mayhem each time she comes to stay. ‘The kids end up babysitting their babysitter. I live vicariously through Marge because, being a mother myself, these days I have to be sensible.’


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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