The first trailer for Scintilla was released not too long ago and features several scenes with Antonia. Check it out!
Check out this great portrait photo of Antonia taken during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival for Sunshine On Leith.
Check out this great review Screen Daily did for 8 Minutes Idle. I’ve included the part where they talk about Antonia.
An engagingly offbeat comedy, the Bristol-set 8 Minutes Idle – shot in 2012 but only just getting a UK release thanks to a kickstarter campaign – is a scattershot low-budget affair, blending quirky dark humour with old-fashioned office romance. A talented young cast help give it life though its challenge is finding a local audience to embrace its wry humour.
Casting of Tom Hughes (from Cemetery Man) and Ophelia Lovibond (No Strings Attached, Mr Popper’s Penguins) as the ‘will-they-won’t-they’ love interest as well as a nicely feisty supporting stint from Antonia Thomas (who is attracting attention after her role in Sunshine On Leith) could well help international – and further festival – profile, though buyers will have to be into quirky British humour to get how to pitch the film.
Starring in the Scottish answer to Mamma Mia!, ANTONIA THOMAS’s breakthrough film role sees her singing and dancing her way through Proclaimers hits on the streets of Edinburgh. Well that’s one way to get a girl noticed…
As she scampers across the foyer at the National Theatre, apologising for being a few minutes late, you wouldn’t peg Antonia Thomas as cinema’s next big thing. Closer up it’s different: sumptuous hazel eyes with an energy and charisma that are made for the camera. But she comes with no airs or graces whatsoever. She grabs a cup of tea (‘gotta be earl grey’) and a baguette, plonks herself down at the café table we’re sharing, and starts enthusing about the play she’s rehearsing.
It’s all very low key, yet with one film already out this year (the Stone Roses homage Spike Island), two more to come and a further two due for release in early 2014, the girl sitting opposite me in a baggy brown jumper, jeans and Converse is a star in the making.
Antonia was recently interviewed by Moviescope Magazine and you can check out her interview with them below!
Best known for playing Alisha in the award-winning TV series Misfits, this year Antonia will take the lead, alongside Steve Coogan, in 1970s music drama Northern Soul (due for release in the Autumn),and will also be seen in Dexter Fletcher’s Sunshine on Leith (due in cinemas on October 4). Antonia also had a role in the recent Spike Island, and has recently finished filming London comedy Hello Carter and science fiction thriller Scintilla.
What training have you received?
At 14 I joined the National Youth Music Theatre, later became a member of the National Youth Theatre as well. With both youth companies I performed to paying audiences in Japan and at the Edinburgh festival, the Royal Opera House and the Soho Theatre, amongst others. It was an invaluable part of my training, and the closest I could have got to a professional experience without already being a professional actor.
At 19 I went to the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and did a three year BA course in acting. It was a steep and exciting learning curve; I took so much from it and I got an especially brilliant classical basis to my training that has, so far, stood me in good stead.
Antonia Thomas stars in Home at The Shed at the National Theatre.
Home is a verbatim piece set in an East London hostel. Through music, rap and beat boxing, the staff and the young, homeless residents communicate their feelings of what it really means to have somewhere to call home.
Antonia’s recent credits include feature films Sunshine on Leith, Northern Soul, Scintilla, Rearview and Spike Island and television projects Fleming and Homefront.
The play has been devised and directed by Nadia Fall whose recent projects include the critically acclaimed Disgraced at the Bush Theatre.
Home runs at the National Theatre Shed from 7 August – 7 September. For tickets visit the website here.
Big thanks to Ray (http://simplygillian.com/), a whole bunch photos from the gallery have been replaced with HQ versions. Enjoy!
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Two posters for Scintilla have been added to the gallery.
- Scintilla (2013) > Artwork & Posters
Here’s the first trailer for Spike Island! Unfortunately, no Antonia scenes were included in it, but it’s still worth a watch.
School is nearly out for summer (and forever) for five 16-year-old Lads from Manchester. A nostalgic snaphot of Britain in the early 1990′s this is a fictional story set against a real event – UK band The Stone Roses’ legendary gig of May 27th 1990 at Spike Island in Widnes.
The film follows the exploits of Stone Roses fans, and wannabe band SHADOWCASTER Gary ‘Tits’ Titchfield, Darren ‘Dodge’ Howard, Chris ‘Zippy’ Weeks, ‘Little’ Gaz Duffy and ‘Penfold’ Andrew Peach.’
Nothing will stop our boys from seeing their heroes on stage, this is the story of their journey and the 72 hours across which their friendships are tested and their future is shaped – together or apart.