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Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

February 16th, 2017

Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Monday 27th February: 2.15pm
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone. (Sky Select HD is on Sky Channel 312)

Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

January 31st, 2017

Quadrophenia: Sky Greats HD: Monday 13th February: 1.55am
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone. (Sky Greats HD is on Sky Channel 304)

Louder Than War: Interview: Jordan Mooney

January 19th, 2017

ltwjm17aInterview: Jordan Mooney : the iconic face of punk on then and now and Star Trek

Certainly personifying and symbolizing the face of “Punk” from a female point of view, “Jordan” caused a sophisticated anarchy that revolutionized equality in music for women at a time when it pretended to be a male profession. Beyond that she was, and still is a, heroine who dares to evoke the threat of imagination. Jordan defied sensibility and at the same time defined it.

Celebrated for her audacious fashion sense, her musical abilities, and her courageous and tantalizing artistic view, Jordan was privy to the most sacred Punk bands to ever emerge, including a close relationship with “The Sex Pistols”. She was also the very first manager of “Adam and the Ants”. She had a supreme role in Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s SEX boutique, and starred as the lead in one of the most impacting films of the time, Derek Jarman’s ” Jubilee”.

• Continue reading at Louder Than War. View details on Jordan in Conversation, with John Robb, taking place at Home Cinema, Manchester on Saturday 21st January, here.

Film: Jubilee Screening & Jordan/Pamela Rooke Q&A

January 19th, 2017

jubilee17bThe Electric Palace in Hastings, East Sussex is holding a Jubilee evening in March, with a screening of the film and a Q&A with Amyl Nitrite herself, Pamela Rooke, aka Jordan.

Fri 24 Mar – 7.30pm JUBILEE (18)

Derek Jarman, 1978, 100mins, UK. Plus Q&A hosted by Ted Polhemus with Jordan aka Pamela Rooke.

Queen Elizabeth I is transported through time from 1578 to 1978, where she sees what has become of her once glorious kingdom: law and order have broken down, punks roam the streets, decay eats away at the fabric of society. With a cast featuring Adam Ant and Toyah Willcox in a vivid postapocalyptic urban landscape, this is the ultimate punk movie. Bar serving special seasonal drinks after the screening. All tickets £10.

• Visit the Electric Palace website. See a list of forthcoming screenings/events via their downloadable brochure.

Visit Blackburn: BBFC Presents – Jubilee

January 19th, 2017

jubilee17aBlackburn Film Club presents Jubilee on Tuesday 21st February 2017. At the Bureau Centre for the Arts.

Jubilee is a 1978 cult film directed by Derek Jarman. It stars Jenny Runacre, Ian Charleson and a host of punk rockers, including Adam Ant and Toyah. The title refers to the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 1977.

The film is heavily influenced by the 1970s punk aesthetic in its style and presentation. Shot in grainy colour, it is largely plotless and episodic. Location filming took advantage of London neighbourhoods that were economically depressed and/or still contained large amounts of rubble from the London Blitz.

• More info on this event at Visit Blackburn.

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Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

January 17th, 2017

Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Sunday 29th January: 2.15am
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone. (Sky Select HD is on Sky Channel 312)

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Chortle: Toyah Willcox Stars in New Film

December 2nd, 2016

chortle16aToyah Willcox stars in new film about an aspiring stand-up

Toyah Willcox is to appear in a new film about an aspiring comedian, written by playwright John Godber.

Filming has wrapped on dark comedy The Last Laugh, in which Nick Figgis portrays Martin, a theatre lecturer and would-be screenwriter who finds catharsis in performing stand-up when his wife discovers his affair and takes his family away.

Willcox (pictured above with Godber) is Pam, Martin’s ‘Judi Dench-like’ mother-in-law, a hugely successful actor of stage and screen – including sitcom – whom he yearns to impress.

Bouncers writer Godber makes his acting debut as Martin’s father, with his real-life wife Jane playing his onscreen spouse. Based on the writer’s 1997 play Weekend Breaks, the film cuts between Martin struggling to reconnect with his working-class parents in an isolated farmhouse in Whitby and him recounting the experience on stage.

• Continue reading at Chortle. Check out all of Dreamscape’s The Last Laugh news.

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Hey Today: Toyah Willcox Stars in Hull Film

November 20th, 2016

hulltoday16aEighties icon Toyah Willcox is shooting a new film in Hull and East Yorkshire.

Written by Hull director John Godber, the singer plays the role of Pam Allen in the film about a Hull University theatre lecturer, played by Nick Figgis, who dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian.

The film, called Last Laugh , is scheduled to be released in April, and there is a possibility of a premiere in Hull as part of the City of Culture 2017 schedule.

• Continue reading at Hey Today.

Hull Daily Mail: Toyah Willcox Starring in Last Laugh

November 15th, 2016

hulldm16aToyah Willcox starring in John Godber’s Last Laugh filmed in Hull with Nick Figgis

Famous 1980s singer Toyah Willcox is filming in Hull and East Yorkshire as part of the cast for a new film written by John Godber.

Willcox is playing the role of Pam Allen, in the film about a Hull University theatre lecturer, played by Nick Figgis with dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian.

The film, directed by Daniel Coll, and written by acclaimed Hull playwright and director John Godber, has been filmed in locations across the city over the past few weeks.

She tweeted about how much “fun” she was having during filming, saying; “Shooting Last Laugh in Hull with John Godber and Nick Figgis. Lots of fun xxx.”

• Continue reading at the Hull Daily Mail.

Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

October 20th, 2016

Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Monday 24th October: 9.40am
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone. (Sky Select HD is on Sky Channel 312)

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Films: The Last Laugh

October 17th, 2016

Toyah has a role in The Last Laugh, a new movie by Visualize Films currently shooting in Hull in the UK. (Photo © The Last Laugh)

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Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

October 10th, 2016

Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Saturday 15th October: 9.35am
Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Thursday 20th October: 6am
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone. (Sky Select HD is on Sky Channel 312)

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Toyah at Jubilee Premiere, Edinburgh in 1978

September 13th, 2016

Great article, by Liam Rudden, in yesterday’s Edinburgh Evening News (see above), which also solved the longtime “mystery” of this photo – “No stranger to Edinburgh, one of Toyah’s earliest visits was in May 1978, when she caught up with Colin Chisholm of Bilbo Baggins (pictured) for the premiere of Jubilee.” – Thanks Liam

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Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

September 10th, 2016

Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Monday 12th September: 1.45pm
Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Wednesday 21st September: 11.15am
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone. (Sky Select HD is on Sky Channel 312)

Shakespeare on Film: The Tempest Debuts in India

September 7th, 2016

tempest16dYet another special screening of Derek Jarman’s The Tempest in 2016. This time debuting in India, at the “Shakespeare on Film Collection”.

Screening of Shakespeare’s The Tempest
By British Council India
Wed, 21 Sep 2016: 6:30PM

As part of the Shakespeare on Film Collection, the British Film Institute and British Council present Derek Jarman’s “The Tempest” for the first time to audiences in New Delhi.

Starring Elizabeth Welch & Heathcote Williams, this depiction of Shakespeare’s play is a true representation of colonialism, revenge, retribution and reconciliation.

• Continue reading at Events High.