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Isle Of Wight County Press: Toyah in Ventnor

October 1st, 2022

Toyah in Ventnor and Freshwater for new short film Weightless

Punk princess and cult actress Toyah has been visiting the Isle of Wight this week, filming in Freshwater Bay and on Ventnor beach.

She stars in a new short film, Weightless, produced by Ventnor resident Rowena Amos and her film company 9 of Cups Productions.

It is written by Lewes based playwright Louise Monaghan, previous winner of the coveted Papatango Theatre prize, and directed by Lois Norman who is known for her award-winning art-house work and stories from female perspectives.

The film has a host of well-known Isle of Wight names attached to it, stills photographer Gianpaolo Mario Giancovich, musician JC Grimshaw, and Angelina Grimshaw working with the crew on costumes.

• Continue reading at Isle Of Wight County Press.

On The Wight: Toyah To Star In Weightless

September 1st, 2022

Toyah Willcox to star in Weightless, a short film being shot on the Isle of Wight

A fantastic coup for Ventnorian Rowena Amos, as Toyah Willcox is confirmed for a new short film being shot on the Isle of Wight next month

Congratulations are in order for the powerhouse Ventnor resident, Rowena Amos, who has just announced that she’s secured the musician, actress and presenter, Toyah Willcox, for her next short film.

Weightless will be filmed on the Isle of Wight in Ventnor and Freshwater at the end of September 2022.

“Legendary punk princess and cult actress”

Rowena is incredibly excited about securing the “legendary punk princess and cult actress”, Toyah for the role.

Toyah’s career in music, acting and presenting spans 40 years, during which she had eight Top 40 singles and a prolific 20 albums. She’s married to the founder and guitarist of the progressive rock group King Crimson, Robert Fripp, who thousands enjoyed watching perform with Toyah during Lockdown via YouTube.

• Continue reading at On The Wight.

Give Them Wings: Now Available To Download/Stream

September 1st, 2022

Give Them Wings is now available to stream/download. Click below for links.

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The Arts Desk: Give Them Wings – Film Review

August 7th, 2022

Give Them Wings review – down but not out in Darlington

Daniel Watson and Toyah Willcox shine as a disabled man and his doughty mam

Give Them Wings is the biopic of Paul Hodgson, who seven months after he was born in 1965 was diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis. If that wasn’t bad enough, he survived his precarious childhood to become a devout fan of Durham’s hapless Darlington FC – it’s criminal that this low-budget British indie wasn’t titled Give Them Wingers.

An ex-civil servant and now a screenwriter and producer, Hodgson has spent his life confined to a wheelchair and hampered by a speech impediment. Directed by onetime Bond heavy Sean Cronin (who cast himself as a football thug), the film version of Hodgson’s 2021 memoir isn’t a world-beater, but it is a crowd-pleasing underdog with guts, grit and an admirable streak of unsentimental humour.

Set in the late 1980s, Hodgson’s story of striving unfolds in the drab Northern terrain familiar from early ‘60s realist films, the so-called British New Wave.

• Continue reading at The Arts Desk.

Teeside Live: Give Them Wings – Darlington Premiere

July 13th, 2022

Toyah Willcox film telling disabled Quakers fan’s incredible life story to premiere in Darlington

Give Them Wings is set to premiere at Darlington’s Vue Cinema on July 16 to honour the writer’s hometown and the film’s location

A feature film based on the life story of a disabled Quakers fan will premiere at Darlington Vue Cinema on July 16. Starring Toyah Willcox, Give Them Wings chronicles the journey of Paul Hodgson, who was left disabled after being diagnosed with childhood meningitis.

Darlington born Mr Hodgson was diagnosed with the illness at just 10 months-old and his parents were told he would never move or speak. The now 57-year-old has defied all odds by becoming an award-winning novelist, film producer and screenwriter and Give Them Wings tells the story of his journey.

• Continue reading at Teeside Live.

Films: Give Them Wings: London Premiere

July 2nd, 2022

The London ‘Leicester Square’ premiere for Give Them Wings is happening on Thursday 28th July at 6:30pm. The film will be released on all platforms on August 1st. Click below for more details.

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Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia Reunited – 40 Years On

June 20th, 2022

Quadrophenia Reunited – 40 Years On: Sky Arts: Saturday 2nd July: 00.30am
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.

Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia – Our Generation

June 20th, 2022

Quadrophenia – Our Generation: Sky Arts: Saturday 2nd July: 2am
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.

Richard Harris Int Film Festival: Judges Special Mention Award

May 8th, 2022

As well as the aforementioned nomination for Best Actor In A Female Role in a Feature Film by The Richard Harris International Film Festival, Toyah was awarded a Judges Special Mention Award for her role in Give Them Wings. The 2021 Awards were announced on Friday Evening, May 6th, 2022 at 8pm Irish time via a You Tube premiere.

• Click below to see the full list of award winners. Browse our Give Them Wings news archive.

Films: Painted Out Of History – Rare Screening

April 5th, 2022

Painted Out Of History, the 1996 film in which Toyah plays Rolinda Sharples, received a rare screening this Friday (8th April) at Clifton Library in Bristol. Click below for more info or to book tickets. (Photo © Hazel Gower, who wrote the book the film is based on)

Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia – Our Generation

March 6th, 2022

Quadrophenia – Our Generation: Sky Arts: Saturday 19th March: 8.30pm
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)

Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia Reunited – 40 Years On

January 26th, 2022

Quadrophenia Reunited – 40 Years On: Sky Arts: Saturday 5th February: 2.30am
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

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).