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07/25/2016   admin   Leave A Comment

Isla made an appearance on the New Zealand MoreFM ‘Si & Gary’ radio show this morning, as part of her promotion for Marge In Charge – Isla talked about The Great Gatsby, Marge In Charge, her appearance at The Oscars this year, life with Sacha Baron Cohen, her favourite movie and her favourite actors that she’s worked with.


LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE


07/25/2016   admin   Leave A Comment



07/25/2016   admin   Leave A Comment

Entertainment Weekly have given us a first look at Isla’s upcoming drama from Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals, with an article about the making of the film and the first stills of Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. No pictures of Isla as yet, but there is a small mention of her role:

Nocturnal Animals: First look at Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams in Tom Ford’s new thriller — Exclusive

Six years ago, critics and audiences were taken completely by surprise by A Single Man. The sensitive, stylish drama, adapted from a 1964 novel by Christopher Isherwood, was about one day in the life of a dapper college professor (Colin Firth) who has decided to kill himself rather than live with the grief of his lover’s death.

For his poignant performance, Firth was nominated for an Academy Award. He lost — but when Firth scored the Best Actor Oscar the next year for The King’s Speech, he took a moment to acknowledge A Single Man’s first-time director from the podium: “And my very fortunate friendship with Tom Ford, to whom I owe a very big piece of this.”

From the office of his name brand headquarters in London, Ford smiles at the mention of Firth’s Oscar speech shout-out. “It was so sweet of him,” says the 54-year-old superstar designer, who became world famous two decades ago as the creative director of Gucci and Saint Laurent. “Colin is a very loyal, solid, terrific person and I was so spoiled to make my first film with him.”

Ford has been even more spoiled on his follow-up movie, the dark, wicked, double-narrative Nocturnal Animals, which stars Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal (seen here in these exclusive images) in the lead roles. Like Ford’s debut film, this one is also based on a novel, which Ford once again adapted into a screenplay himself.

The 1993 book Tony and Susan was written by a Cincinnati author named Austin Wright, who died in 2003 at the age of 80. It starts with such a tantalizing hook: A married woman named Susan receives in the mail a manuscript called Nocturnal Animals from her ex-husband, Edward, who she hasn’t spoken to in years. As she begins to read Edward’s book — a tense page-turner about a family under siege by hoodlums on the highway late at night — we read it right along with her. And we wonder, what does it all mean? Is the book an act of forgiveness? Or an act of revenge?

Ford was certainly intrigued, enough so that he optioned the book’s rights. “I think that what Edward has done,” he says, “is written this book and sent it to his ex-wife and through that, he’s saying, ‘This is what you did to me.’ But it took him 20 years to express himself to her. And what really spoke to me was the whole part about the choices we make in our life. And how long we sometimes wait to make them.”

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07/24/2016   admin   Leave A Comment

Here is a behind the scenes video from Life Of Crime, with interview snippets with the cast and crew, including Isla! She talks briefly about why she chose to do the film:




07/24/2016   admin   Leave A Comment

Isla often talks about the difficulties faced resulting from husband Sacha Baron Cohen’s controversial films, and I just came across this one, in which Sacha recalled how Isla tried to save him when he met a sportsman from Kazakhstan. It’s from an interview Sacha gave on The Howard Stern radio show earlier this year when he was promoting Grimsby… 😆

It’s not secret that Sacha loves to offend people so Howard wanted to know if that ever backfired in his real life.

Sacha told Howard a story how he ran into Olympic gold medalist and former boxing heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko at a restaurant a few years ago. Normally, that wouldn’t be a big deal but Mr. Klitschko is from Kazakhstan, the country Sacha’s Borat character claims as home.

A waiter approached Sacha at the restaurant and told him that Klitschko would love to meet him. Sacha walked over to his table and extended his hand, which Klitschko firmly gripped with no intention of letting go.

Soon Sacha’s wife and fellow actor Isla Fisher came over pretending to be a massive fan and asked for an autograph so Wladimir would release her husband’s hand, but that proved to not work as the former heavyweight pulled Sacha closer and quietly told him: “You humiliated my country. I’m from Kazakstan. Why did you do that?”

“I’m actually looking for stuff on the table to grab hold of and like, get a fork and stab him,” Sacha half-joked to Howard.

The actor pleaded with him that it was only a joke and after a painful three minutes, Wladimir started to laugh and told Sacha he was joking and didn’t mind the film at all. In fact, he said he thought it was funny.

(HowardStern.com)


07/23/2016   admin   Leave A Comment

Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals,’ Villeneuve’s ‘Arrival,’ new Kusturica Headed for Venice

With one week to go before the 73rd Venice Film Festival reveals its lineup, two U.S. titles with awards buzz — Tom Ford-directed thriller “Nocturnal Animals” and Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi pic “Arrival” — are virtually assured a Lido launch.

Another hot U.S. title, Antoine Fuqua’s Western “The Magnificent Seven,” could also be headed to the fest, but is more uncertain.

And though festival artistic director Alberto Barbera is still making last-minute decisions, new features from prominent European auteurs Emir Kusturica (“On The Milky Road”) and Wim Wenders (“The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez”) are also very likely to be among the contenders vying for a Golden Lion, as is the latest work from French director Stephane Brize (“Une Vie”).

Word on what pics will surface on the Lido is particularly muted this year, indicating the usual uncertainty about titles being ready and Barbera’s down-to-the-wire decision-making.

Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals,” which is set in the L.A. art scene and the Texas criminal underworld, is the second film directed by the fashion designer. Two years ago at Cannes, Ford pre-sold world rights to the thriller, which stars Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, to Focus Features in a standout $20-million deal.

Adams will likely be doing double duty on the Venice red carpet.

Villeneuve’s “Arrival,” previously titled “Story of Your Life,” stars Adams as a linguistics expert recruited by the United States government after an alien spacecraft lands on Earth.

The fest’s announced opener, Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” a tribute to the Golden Age of American musicals which stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. “La La Land” will world-premiere in competition Aug. 31.

The Venice fest will run from Aug. 31 to Sept. 10. The lineup will be announced July 28.

(Variety)


07/22/2016   admin   Leave A Comment

Isla made a guest appearance on the Anton Savage Show on Irish radio channel TodayFM today to promote Marge In Charge. She also chatted about Nocturnal Animals and Keeping Up With The Joneses. Listen below:



Isla Fisher Has Written A Children’s Book

To some she’s one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, to others she’ll always be Shannon from Home and Away but now to a whole generation of children, Isla Fisher will be the voice behind Marge In Charge.

Inspired by two of her best friends, and her own imagination, Isla has created every child’s dream babysitter, Marge who has multi-coloured hair and a great sense of fun.

In her first Irish interview this morning, Isla spoke to Paul about her nerves of entering into the world of children’s books and when we can see her next on the big screen, plus we found out if she still thinks of her past as Shannon.

Marge In Charge, which is for younger readers, will be out next Thursday July 28th on Piccadilly Press.

(TodayFM)


07/18/2016   admin   Leave A Comment

Whilst browsing around earlier, I came across some new information about an old project of Isla’s – a 1992 project called Clowning Around 2. I’m not clear whether this was a TV series or TV movie, but it is an Australian project about a boy who runs away from his foster home hoping to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a circus clown. Isla starred alongside Ernie Dingo, Clayton Williamson, and Francis Stawarz. This was likely Isla’s first on-screen appearance.

I’ll continue looking for more information on this and will add it to our Filmography page in time. If you have any more information on this project then please let us know! We love hearing about Isla’s old work and want to make sure our site is as comprehensive and accurate as possible, so always appreciate your help 🙂

Here are a couple of clips from the project: