TONI Collette propelled to fame in her breakout movie Muriel's Wedding and went on to have commercial success in About A Boy opposite Hugh Grant, amongst other roles. Here's all you need to know about the Academy-award nominated Aussie actress... How old is Toni Collette? Toni Collette was born in Blacktown, Western Sydney on 1 November 1972 - making her 45. She's the daughter of Judith, a customer-service rep, and truck-driver Bob Collett. She has two younger brothers, Ben and Christopher. She was born under the surname "Collett", but added an "e" at the end for her stage name. What are Toni Colette's hit movies? Toni's breakthrough movie was Muriel's Wedding, in which she played the title character. The star had to gain 40lb for the role but it was all worth it as she went on to win the Australian award for Best Actress, her first of five Australian Film Institute awards. Since then she has gone on to have an extensive career both in film and on stage. She was nominated for … [Read more...] about How old is Toni Collette, what are the Muriel’s Wedding and Wanderlust star’s hit movies and who’s her husband?
For playwright Nick Payne, writing is “a way of wrestling with the things I don’t really know about”, so it must be disconcerting for his wife that his first TV series revolves around sex. Wanderlust, a six-part co-production between the BBC and Netflix starring Toni Colette, Stephen Mackintosh and Zawe Ashton, is “loosely” based on his 2010 Royal Court play of the same name. “It’s about a married couple in their mid-forties who have hit a bump in their sex life, where they are struggling to get interested or excited and decide to do something about it,” Payne says. Their three mature children and their colleagues and friends also struggle with the vicissitudes of dating and desire. “Everyone’s sexually frustrated, ha ha,” he adds. Wanderlust the play was originally staged the year after Payne’s first major drama, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet, won the 2009 George Devine Award. In 2012, his … [Read more...] about Nick Payne on Wanderlust and why everyone is sexually frustrated
Welsh actor Joe Hurst may have won a role in the BBC's flagship autumn drama Wanderlust but he won't be joining members of his family on the sofa when it premieres next week. For the series - which will also be screened globally on Netflix - is said to be the 'steamiest' drama the BBC has ever aired and will feature plenty of sex scenes. “I definitely won’t be watching it with my nan,” says 19-year-old Joe who plays Tom Richards, a schoolboy finding his way around the world of love, lust and hormones as his parents arrive at a crossroads in their relationship. But, he’s keen to stress the scenes in Wanderlust he might be embarrassed to view with his family are a small part of what his character Tom is all about in the six-part drama. “It’s a real, raw portrait of a multi-generational family,” says Joe, from Monmouthshire, who has grown up on TV and film sets, without any formal drama training. “There is the sex, there is the masturbation … [Read more...] about The Welsh teenager with a starring role in BBC’s Wanderlust
A leading north-east cancer support charity has made a call for raffle and auction prize donations which will be used at one of its largest fundraising events of the year this autumn. CLAN Cancer Support’s annual CLAN Ball will be held at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) on Saturday, October 6.The event, which is Wanderlust themed, will once again be hosted by prominent television and radio presenter Grant Stott who oversaw proceedings last year.Organisers have asked the north-east community for support with raffle and auction prize donations, either corporate or individual, to give to lucky winners on the night.The event will include a drinks reception, three-course meal, live entertainment and dancing to Waterfront. Tables of ten are available for £1,000 with individual tickets costing £100 each. VIP tables of ten are also available at £1,200.Steph McCann, CLAN’s fundraising team manager, said: “The Wanderlust Ball promises to be a … [Read more...] about CLAN call for Wanderlust Ball prize donations
As the weekend approaches, there are hundreds of events on offer in Moscow to fill your evenings. But to jumpstart this sunny Saturday morning, there may be nothing better than an invigorating jog, relaxing yoga, and soul-centering meditation. That means: the Wanderlust 108 yoga festival is back in Moscow.Wanderlust 108 is a triathalon centered around three events that promote physical and spiritual health: a 5k run, yoga and meditation. But the festival offers even more, from various dance classes to a henna and makeup bar to a “yoga quest.” This is more a rejuvenating getaway than another day at the gym. After checking in and getting situated at Krasnaya Presnya Park, the day begins at 8 a.m. with a 5k run. Coaches from Adidas will be leading warm-ups to get you pumped up. Don’t sweat it if running isn’t your thing — you’re encouraged to walk, stroll, skip or saunter, as long as you make it past the finish line. Once you’ve cooled down, … [Read more...] about Moscow Welcomes Wanderlust