starring Golden Globe and the Critic’s Choice winner Renée Zellweger, as Hollywood singing legend Judy Garland, can be yours to own from 25th January on Digital Download and on DVD & Blu-ray from 3rd February.
Winter 1968, and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in London, to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard Of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As Judy prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed, as she embarks on a courtship with Mickey Deans, her soon-to- be fifth husband.
And yet Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood; gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids. Will she have the strength to go on? Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer”.
BAFTA-nominated director Rupert Goold’s film has already won 2 BIFAs, and most recently a Golden Globe for best actress. The film has also secured Oscar nominations for ‘best actress’ and ‘makeup’, as well as 3 London Critics’ Circle Film Awards including ‘Actress Of The Year’, and Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainer of the Year.
Renee’s stunning portrayal of the troubled star has been described as “spine-tingling” (Brian Viner, Daily Mail), “the performance of a lifetime” (The Independent), and “joyous” (Attitude); and the film has garnered 5-star raves from the Daily Express, Daily Star and Little White Lies.
Check out this short clip behind the scenes, showing some of the transformation from Renee to Judy