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September 12th 2021   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla attended the CinefestOz Film Festival in Western Australia at the end of August. She was a Jury member and also received the Screen Legend Award, and attended several events over the course of the film festival. On Thursday 26th she attended a wine tasting, on the Friday she attended the ‘Here Out West’ and ‘River’ premieres wearing a fitted pink Alex Perry dress with Fendi shoe and purse, and on the Saturday she wore a floral Zimmermann dress to the Jurors Lunch and then in the evening attended the Gala Night looking glamorous in a Bronx and Banco gown to receive her award. We’ve added some photos to our Gallery, and there are some short videos further down this post, including a red carpet interview…

CinefestOZ Film Festival – Forester Wine Tasting Event x16
CinefestOZ Film Festival – “Here Out West” & “River” Premieres x14
CinefestOZ Film Festival – Luncheon x8
CinefestOZ Film Festival – Gala Night x9



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September 12th 2021   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla is writing a new children’s picture book series! This one will follow Mazy the dog, who is based on Isla’s own dog:

In a gilded kennel lives a famous movie star named Mazy. While other dogs chase sticks at the park, Mazy chases her acting dreams. But then one morning Mazy’s agent delivers bad news. They are only giving acting jobs to pedigrees now. Can Mazy embrace what it is that makes her special and find her perfect role?

It will be published in the UK on May 12th 2022, and in Australia and New Zealand on May 3rd 2022. Pre-order here (UK) or here (Aus).

Welbeck Flame has acquired three picture books written by actress and comedian Isla Fisher and illustrated by Paula Bowles.

Jane Harris, group publisher for Welbeck Children’s, made the deal for world rights in Fisher’s text with Stephanie Thwaites at Curtis Brown. The first in the series, Mazy the Movie Star, will be published in the UK on 12th May 2022.

The series will follow Mazy, a character inspired by Fisher’s own dog, and is set in “Hollywoof”, a version of Hollywood populated entirely by dogs. While other dogs chase sticks at the park, Mazy chases her acting dreams—until one day her agent delivers bad news. They are only giving acting jobs to pedigree dogs now. Can Mazy embrace what it is that makes her special and find her perfect role?

Fisher said: “I am very excited about Mazy the Movie Star, which is based on our very own glamorous pooch. Mazy desperately wants to be something other than herself, a pedigree, in order to get better acting roles in Hollywoof. Mazy learns, with the help of her furry friends, that she’s perfect just the way she is and stands up for mutts all around the world!”

Harris said the “hilarious” series “illustrates wonderfully the underlying theme so important to young children, to always be themselves. A message not just for children but for us all, told in Isla’s original comedic voice that resonates loud and clear. I am still chuckling!”

Fisher, who is best known for her role in “The Wedding Crashers”, is the author of four children’s books, all published with Piccadilly Press: Marge in Charge (2019), Marge and the Secret Tunnel (2018), Marge and the Great Train Rescue (2017) and Marge and the Pirate Baby (2017).

(The Book Seller)

Isla Fisher has worked in TV and film for 25 years. She has played many fun and different characters, but her favourite role is being a mummy to her three children and she has been making up stories at bedtime for them every night since they were born.Paula lives in Bristol, where she has worked as an illustrator for over 10 years. She used to work in a preschool, where she got to run around pretending to be a crocodile, went on Bear Hunts and made play-dough cakes. As well as drawing, she loves getting out of the city for long walks and cycle trips in the fresh air. Oh, and she once learned to walk the tightrope!


August 27th 2021   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

CinefestOZ names Isla Fisher a Screen Legend

CinefestOZ Film Festival has awarded actress Isla Fisher its Screen Legend prize for 2021.

The award recognises an Australian actor or filmmaker of international repute and their role in supporting excellence in Australian filmmaking.

Fisher, who was born in Oman and grew up in Perth, has been a fixture of Australian screens since she was nine, when she started in TV commercials before being cast as Shannon Reed in Home & Away, a role she played for three years.

Her career internationally took off with The Wedding Crashers, followed by a range of roles in films such as Rango, The Great Gatsby, Nocturnal Animals, Definitely, Maybe , Now You See Me, Hot Rod, The Brothers Grimsby alongside her husband Sacha Baron Cohen, and Blithe Spirit. Her most recent role is in Stan/Peacock’s upcoming series Wolf Like Me, opposite Josh Gad.

Fisher studied commedia dell’arte in Paris at the renowned L’école Jacques Lecoq performance school, and in June 2016, made her debut as a children’s author with ‘Marge in Charge’.

“I am so honoured to be receiving this award and to be able to support this important festival in the state where I grew up,” said Fisher.

“I feel at home in Perth, and I am delighted to be able to support CinefestOZ and the arts industry.”

Past recipients of the award include Kelton Pell, Sigrid Thornton, Hugo Weaving, Joel Edgerton, Jack Thompson, Bryan Brown, David Wenham, Jacqueline McKenzie, filmmakers Fred Schepisi, Bruce Beresford, Gillian Armstrong and Scott Hicks.

The prize will be presented to Fisher, who is also on the festival jury, at a Gala Night in Busselton on Saturday 28 August.

(IF.com.au)


July 25th 2021   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla posted a new video on her Instagram of a commercial she has done for Ring Fit Adventure on Nintendo Switch. We’ve tried to find more information about this partnership but so far nothing – not even a press release – so we don’t know whether this is a one-off or if we can expect more. So for now, here’s Isla enjoying the game:


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May 6th 2021   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Josh Gad, Isla Fisher to Star in Peacock Rom-Com Series

Peacock has handed out a straight-to-series order for a romantic comedy series starring Josh Gad and Isla Fisher.

The duo will topline and executive produce Wolf Like Me, which the NBCUniversal streaming service describes as a “genre-bending” rom-com about two people who bring unique sets of baggage to their relationship. Creator Abe Forsythe (the 2019 feature Little Monsters) will write and direct all six episodes. Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories (Big Little Lies, The Undoing) produces in partnership with Endeavor Content and Australian streamer Stan.

“We fell in love with Abe Forsythe’s imaginative storytelling and gift for creating complex and compelling characters,” said Lisa Katz, president of scripted content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “With the incredibly talented Isla Fisher and Josh Gad at the center, Wolf Like Me will be engaging, quirky and wholly original.”

The story centers on Gary (Gad) and Mary (Fisher). Following the death of his wife, Gary is an emotional wreck and struggling to provide for his daughter. Mary, meanwhile, has a secret she can’t bring herself to divulge to anyone. The universe brought these two together; they just need to follow the signs.

“Wolf Like Me is a very meaningful project for me. The stakes are extremely high but grounded by things we can all relate to,” said Forsythe. “I’m so excited to have Isla and Josh on board, and I know the audience will be surprised seeing them in a different way as these characters. I was never going to tell this story with anyone other than Made Up Stories, and I feel very fortunate for us all to be teaming up with Endeavor Content and to have found a home with Peacock and Stan.”

Gad is coming off HBO’s Avenue 5 and is set to star in a Disney+ series featuring his and Luke Evans’ Beauty and the Beast characters, LeFou and Gaston. The voice of Olaf in the Frozen movies, Gad also does voice work on Apple’s Central Park. He’s repped by Imprint, WME, Sugar23 and P.J. Shapiro.

Fisher starred in the 2020 Disney+ movie Godmothered; other recent credits include Blithe Spirit, Greed and the most recent season of Arrested Development on Netflix. She’s repped by UTA and Sloane Offer.

Forsythe executive produces Wolf Like Me with Gad, Fisher, and Made Up Stories’ Papandrea, Jodi Matterson and Steve Hutensky.

(THR)


January 23rd 2021   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Empire interviewed Isla for one of their recent podcasts – she talked about the novels she wrote as a teenager, Blithe Spirit, how she got into comedy, Hot Rod, working with Judi Dench, and which Australian actor is the worst at doing accents. Have a listen below (Isla starts at about 21 minutes):

Empire Podcast #448: Isla Fisher, Rose Matafeo
This week’s Empire Podcast goes Down Under — metaphorically speaking, of course — as Chris Hewitt has fun-filled chats with two wonderful Antipodean actors. First off, there’s Isla Fisher, the Australian star of Blithe Spirit, who tells Chris all about her affinity for accents, Hot Rod, and working with Judi Dench, while Chris makes an impromptu purchase. Then Chris has a chat, and a Kurt Russell quiz, with Baby Done star, the New Zealander comedian and actor, Rose Matafeo.

Then, in the virtual podbooth, Chris is joined by Helen O’Hara, James Dyer and, for the first time this year, Amon Warmann, as they exchange facts in The Three Fact Structure, talk about actors and directors who deserve a McConaissance, discuss the week’s movie news including that big MCU rumour, and review Baby Done, MLK/FBI, Outside The Wire, and The White Tiger. A jam-packed show, and no mistake. Crikey! Enjoy.




December 27th 2020   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

This press interview for Godmothered deserves it’s own post – Isla and Jillian Bell played ‘Name the Review’ for Rotten Tomatoes TV and once they’d identified the film the review was for, they chatted briefly about the films. Isla talked about how proud she is of Definitely Maybe and how Ryan Reynolds is her favourite co-star, watching the stunts in Hot Rod, and working with Sacha in Grimsby. And Jillian Bell talked about how much she loved Isla in Wedding Crashers.




December 25th 2020   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

The January 4th issue of People magazine has a short feature on Isla, in which she talks about Godmothered, Blithe Spirit, her husband, and working in comedy. It also has a beautiful previously unseen photo from one of her 2019 photoshoots. Find the scans in our Gallery, and pick up a copy if you can!