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Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia – Our Generation

November 27th, 2021

Quadrophenia – Our Generation: Sky Arts: Thursday 2nd December: 9pm
Quadrophenia – Our Generation: Sky Arts: Sunday 5th December: 4am
Quadrophenia – Our Generation: Sky Arts: Thursday 9th December: 2.45am
Celebrity fans and cast members come together to shed light on the making of Quadrophenia and explore the legacy that the cult film has left behind, 40 years after its release. (Photo © Sky Arts)

Radio: BBC Radio Scotland – Billy Sloan Show

October 31st, 2021

Toyah guested on Billy Sloan’s BBC Radio Scotland show on Saturday night. This was a special on The Who, and Toyah chats about the band, Quadrophenia – how she got a part in the film and her character, Monkey – and more!

It’s a special on The Who with Billy in conversation with Roger Daltrey, talking about his incredible career as frontman with the band for over 50 years. Billy also talks to Who fans who reveal just why they love the band. These famous admirers include John Lydon, Jon Fratelli, Toyah, James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers, Lulu and former Who drummer Kenny Jones. All laced with a great Who soundtrack.

• Listen at BBC Sounds. Toyah’s interview begins at approximately 24 minutes into the show and runs for around 12 minutes. Toyah also chooses her favourite song by The Who.

Films: In Extremis – Watch This Halloween Weekend

October 31st, 2021

In Extremis – The movie you’ve been looking for this Halloween weekend! From Director Steve Stone with a cameo from Toyah Willcox. Click below to watch Toyah talk about In Extremis.

• Watch now at movieboxpremiere.com. Browse our In Extremis past news. See the full credits for In Extremis at IMDB. (Photo © Media Pro)

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Films: The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory – Out Now!

October 23rd, 2021

Just in time for the spookiest night of the year, comes Toyah’s spookiest ever film. The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory is now available to buy on DVD or Digital Download.

Directed by Steven M Smith, Toyah plays Estelle Roberts, a spiritualist medium in the new film. It also stars Toby Wynn-Davies, Julian Sands, Colin Baker and Christopher Ellinson.

Films: The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory – This Halloween!

September 21st, 2021

The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory, starring Julian Sands, Colin Baker, Toyah Willcox and Christopher Ellison is released on DVD and Digital Download on 4th October 2021, in time for Halloween! Toyah plays Estelle Roberts, a spiritualist medium, in the film directed by Steven M Smith.

• View a selection of production photos from The Ghost Of Borley Rectory, here, and watch the trailer below.

Aaaaaaaah!: London Podcast Festival 2021

September 7th, 2021

Aaaaaaaah!, the film by Steve Oram, is being screened at the London Podcast Festival 2021 this weekend – Saturday 11th September. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest: Robin Ince on Aaaaaaaah!

Special guest Robin Ince presents Steve Oram’s 79 minute opus Aaaaaaaah!

London Podcast Festival 2021
The podcast that celebrates films under 90 minutes long returns to Kings Place with a brand new live show! Sam is curating a fictional film festival. He’ll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes.

Each episode a special guest selects a length appropriate movie and discuss why it should be included in the festival’s line up.

For this live edition of the show, we will be joined by comedian, writer and fellow podcaster Robin Ince (The Infinite Monkey Cage, Book Shambles with Robin and Josie).

We will watch Robin’s chosen film, Aaaaaaaah!, together on the big screen and discuss the film with Robin during our live podcast recording straight after.

• Continue reading at Kings Place What’s On. Browse our Aaaaaaaargh! news archive.

Films: Swipe Right: Wins At The Fortean Film Festival 2021

August 29th, 2021

Swipe Right has swiped three awards at The Fortean Film Festival 2021, including: The Gold Award for Best Supporting Performance – Actress Toyah Willcox.

The film also won: The Gold Award for Best Psychological Thriller; and The Silver Award for Best Trailer.

Amazing news! Congratulations to Toyah. Perfect news to end to a great week for Toyah!

Releases/Films: To Be Someone – On DVD & Digital

August 11th, 2021

To Be Someone, starring Sam Gittins, Leslie Ash, Mark Wingett, Toyah Willcox, Trevor Laird, Gary Shail, Perry Benson and Laura McMonagle, and directed by Ray Burdis, is now available to own on DVD and digitally.

The co-owner of a popular Mods nightclub and with a successful scooter shop business on the side, life couldn’t be better for entrepreneur and British Mod, Danny.

That is until he’s introduced to the club’s secret financier, Mad Mike, an unhinged underworld mobster who is determined to coerce Danny into pulling off an illegal drugs run to The Isle of Wight in return for his shares in the club.

Seeing their friend at an all-time low, Danny’s friends step in with an ingenious plan – they will all go to The Isle of Wight’s annual Mod festival and use the thousands of Mod enthusiasts descending onto the island as a cover!

A feel-good tale of modern-day mods, music, and scooter culture from the producer of ‘The Krays’ and ‘Love, Honor and Obey’.

‘To Be Someone’ stars a number of the original cast of the iconic, cult mods n’ rockers film, ‘Quadrophenia’.

• Buy To Be Someone on DVD, or on digital download, at Amazon UK.

To Be Someone: Leslie Ash & Toyah Reunite

July 15th, 2021

Leslie Ash and Toyah reunite with the cast of cult classic Quadrophenia in crime caper, To Be Someone. Jump on your scooter and watch it in select cinemas NOW.

NB. To Be Someone is the third film Toyah and Leslie Ash have made together: Quadrophenia (1979), Murder: Ultimate Grounds For Divorce (1984), To Be Someone (2021).

Isle Of Wight County Press: Leslie Ash & Toyah In New Film

July 10th, 2021

Leslie Ash, Toyah and Isle of Wight in new film To Be Someone

Sam Gittins leads a cast, including Leslie Ash and Toyah Willcox, in what’s being billed as a ‘lighthearted adventure movie set in the world of Mods’.

The Isle of Wight has a key role in the film that is released in cinemas today (Friday, July 9).

To Be Someone reunites some of the stars of the cult 1979 movie Quadrophenia, for the first time in over four decades.

Directed by Ray Burdis, it centres on young entrepreneur Danny (Sam Gittins), who co-owns a nightclub and scooter shop.

When he meets the secret financier – a crazy gangster – an illegal drugs run to the Isle of Wight is offered as a swap for shares.

The Island’s annual popular scooter festival, which sees thousands of enthusiasts descend over the August bank holiday weekend, seems to be the perfect cover.

• Continue reading at the Isle Of Wight County Press. To Be Someone opened at select cinemas yesterday.

Films: Give Them Wings – Official Cannes Trailer

July 7th, 2021

Directed by Sean Cronin. Written by Paul Hodgson and Sean Cronin. Produced by Paul Hodgson, Ian Carter, Sean Cronin and Ben Pickering. Director of photography Tero Saikkonen. Production and costume design by Kelly Toode. Musical score by Guy Dagul, Tony Waddington and Nicolette Street.

Give Them Wings is based on the true story of severely disabled Darlington football fan Paul Hodgson. Give Them Wings is Paul’s incredible journey to acceptance. Starring Daniel Watson, Jacob Anderton, Bill Fellows, Rachel Warren, Katie Sheridan and Toyah Willcox.

Films: To Be Someone – In Select Cinemas/Movie Theatres Friday

July 6th, 2021

To Be Someone, starring Sam Gittins, Leslie Ash, Mark Wingett, Toyah Willcox, Trevor Laird, Gary Shail, Perry Benson and Laura McMonagle, and directed by Ray Burdis, hits select cinemas and movie theatres this Friday, 9th June. The film will be released on DVD and digitally a month later, on 9th August 2021.

• Watch the new trailer here, and browse Dreamscape’s To Be Someone news archive. Watch a promo, featuring Toyah and Leslie Ash, here. This isn’t a sequel to Quadrophenia but it does feature a number of the cast. Browse our huge Quadrophenia archive here.

The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory: Official Trailer (2021)

June 26th, 2021

The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory, a supernatural horror based on terrifying true events: a hopeful paranormal investigator attempts to illuminate the truth behind Britain’s most haunted house, with chilling consequences. Watch the official trailer.

Films: To Be Someone – New Trailer

June 23rd, 2021

Several cast members from Quadrophenia, including Toyah, are set to reunite in new film To Be Someone this summer. In selected cinemas 9th July. See the new trailer below.

The upcoming film, telling “a thrilling tale of mods, music and organised crime”, will see actors from the 1979 classic, which was a love letter to The Who, reunite on the big screen in a continuation of a celebration of British mod culture.

Films: The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory

June 9th, 2021

The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory will haunt you this Halloween

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution will release Director Steven M. Smith’s The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory this Halloween.

The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory is a supernatural horror based on terrifying true events: a hopeful paranormal investigator attempts to illuminate the truth behind Britain’s most haunted house, with chilling consequences.

Starring Julian Sands (A Room with a View, Arachnophobia), Colin Baker (Doctor Who), Toyah Willcox (Invasion Planet Earth), Christopher Ellison (We Still Kill the Old Way, Ransom), Toby Wynn-Davies (Nefarious), Leila Kotori (Human), and Reece Alexander-Putinas.

Directed by Steven M. Smith (The Haunting of Borley Rectory). Produced by Paul G. Andrews (Juliana & the Medicine Fish, Boogie Man), Steven M. Smith (The Haunting of Borley Rectory, Doll House), Louisa Warren (Vengeance of the Leprechaun, Virtual Death Match).

• Continue reading at Horror Screams Video Vault. Browse Dreamscape’s The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory news archive.

Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia Reunited – 40 Years On

June 1st, 2021

Quadrophenia Reunited – 40 Years On: Sky Arts: Friday 11th June: August: 2am
Lauren Laverne hosts a one-off special bringing the stars of Quadrophenia together. Featuring reminiscing, interviews, a table-read of the script and plenty of surprises. (Photo © Sky Arts)

Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia – Our Generation

June 1st, 2021

Quadrophenia – Our Generation: Sky Arts: Friday 11th June: 1am
Celebrity fans and cast members come together to shed light on the making of Quadrophenia and explore the legacy that the cult film has left behind, 40 years after its release. (Photo © Sky Arts)

To Be Someone: Official Trailer

May 22nd, 2021

The trailer for the forthcoming To Be Someone film was recently made available.

A feel-good tale of modern-day mods, music, and scooter culture from the creator of The Krays, The Wee Man and Love, Honor and Obey and starring the original cast of the iconic, cult mods n’ rockers film, Quadrophenia.

The co-owner of a popular Mods nightclub and with a successful scooter shop business on the side, life couldn’t be better for entrepreneur and British Mod, Danny.

That is until he’s introduced to the club’s secret financier, Mad Mike, an unhinged underworld mobster who is determined to coerce Danny into pulling off an illegal drugs run to The Isle of Wight in return for his shares in the club.

Seeing their friend at an all-time low, Danny’s friends step in with an ingenious plan – they will all go to The Isle of Wight’s annual Mod festival and use the thousands of Mod enthusiasts descending onto the island as a cover!

• Watch the trailer at You Tube.

Film And TV Now: ‘Give Them Wings’ Review

May 22nd, 2021

A great review of Give Them Wings:

Give Them Wings screens as part of the online London Independent Film Festival 2021.

Amidst the challenges of the recent pandemic, a shining light emerged in the form of centennial hero (and sadly recently departed) Captain Sir Tom Moore, whose mega-effort to raise millions through his walking laps around his garden made him the hero of the status quo and a legend of 2020.

Now, a new film from multi-hyphenate talent Sean Cronin celebrates the life of a disabled football fan called Paul Hodgson – and is pretty incredible on its’ own terms.

Adapted by Hodgson from his 2000 novel Flipper’s Side (with additional writing from Cronin, Ian Carter and Tony Waddington) Give Them Wings chronicles events starting in 1989, when Darlington fan Paul (Daniel Watson) , diagnosed with meningitis from ten months – and given two hopes – is using a wheelchair to move around. His mother, Alice (Toyah Willcox in a career-best appearance), is struggling to cope with struggling husband and Paul’s father, Norman (Bill Fellows) who has signed on again for the umpteenth time and prone to bouts of depressive laziness.

• Continue reading at Film And TV Now.

The Cosmic Shambles Network: Derek Jarman and Jubilee

March 20th, 2021

Welcome to episode nine of our Patreon exclusive podcast documentary series, An Uncanny Hour hosted by Robin Ince.

In this episode we look at the life and influence of artist, activist and director Derek Jarman and more specifically his 1978 cult film, Jubilee. Was the film a punk film, a film about punk, or neither? How does it work in tandem with Jarman’s activism as a leading campaigner against Clause 28 and the homophobia of the time and how is it still relevant today?

Robin Ince talks about his affection for Jarman’s work and talks to:

Musician, actor and one of the stars of Jubilee, Toyah Willcox | Creator of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Jubilee performer, Richard O’Brien | Writer, journalist and friend of Derek Jarman, Jon Savage | Performance artist, musician, writer and creator of some of Derek Jarman’s soundtracks, Cosey Fanni Tutti | Musician, writer and front man for The Membranes, John Robb | Comedian, writer and former punk, Charlie Higson

• Continue reading/Watch the podcast at The Cosmic Shambles Network.

Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

November 6th, 2020

Quadrophenia: TCM Movies: Thursday 19th November: 9pm
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. (Photo © The Who Films Ltd / Universal Pictures)