Daily Mail Interview: Antonia goes the extra 500 miles
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’s interview with MovieScope Magazine
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 Longs For Home
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.
Appearances HQ Photos Update!
Big thanks to Ray (http://simplygillian.com/), a whole bunch photos from the gallery have been replaced with HQ versions. Enjoy!
- Appearances > 2013 > BAFTA Craft Awards – Arrivals
- Appearances > 2013 > Collabor8te Connected by NOKIA Premiere
- Appearances > 2013 > InStyle Best Of British Talent Party – Arrivals
- Appearances > 2013 > Burberry Acoustic Presents Jake Bugg Live At 121 Regent Street, London
- Appearances > 2012 > 56th BFI London Film Festival: Spike Island
- Appearances > 2012 > Shame – Gala Screening
- Appearances > 2012 > TOD’s And Annabel’s With Diego Bivero-Volpe Co-Host An Evening To Celebrate Vogue Fashion’s Night Out
- Appearances > 2012 > The Vogue Festival 2012 in association with VERTU – Cocktail Party
- Appearances > 2012 > EA7 Emporio Armani Summer Garden Live Presents Summer Of Sport – Inside
- Appearances > 2012 > Arqiva British Academy Television Awards – Nominees Party
- Appearances > 2011 > Philips British Academy Television and British Academy Television Craft Awards – Nominees Party
- Appearances > 2011 > Wild Bill – Premiere:55th BFI London Film Festival
- Appearances > 2011 > South Bank Sky Arts Awards – Arrivals
- Appearances > 2011 > Philips British Academy Television Awards – Inside Arrivals
- Appearances > 2010 > Miu Miu – Store Launch
- Appearances > 2010 > Philips British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA) – After Party
- Appearances > 2010 > Philips British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA) – Arrivals
- Appearances > 2010 > SpongeBob FancyPants Charity Auction – Launch Party Arrivals
First posters for ‘Scintilla’
Two posters for Scintilla have been added to the gallery.
- Scintilla (2013) > Artwork & Posters
‘Spike Island’ UK Trailer
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.
Antonia in the latest issue of GQ Style
Looks like Antonia is featured in the latest issue of GQ Style!
— Elliot J Langridge (@elliotjames87) March 15, 2013
If you grab a copy, please let me know. Would love to feature scans on the site!
Antonia to star in ‘Air’ with Tom Riley
As the title states, Antonia will star in the short film, Air, with Tom Riley. Tom recently tweeted our first photo of Antonia on set. Check it out below.
— Tom Riley (@thisisTomRiley) February 22, 2013
And courtesy of the Hybrid Project, here’s a synopsis for the film.
Life in the subterranean living facility Securos is regimented. The facility has been inhabited for a long, unknown period of time, the people within believing that Earth was destroyed by apocalyptic windstorms. Their history tells them that life in Securos is a test by a higher power: if they demonstrate their faith in this idea then they will ultimately be rewarded with a second life on Earth.
Alex is an engineer who works alongside her best friend Nick to maintain the air supply in Securos. She dreams that there must be more to existence than her daily routine and the controlled life they all live, however the problems with their air supply is the main focus of her concern.
Due to consistent mechanical failures, the air supply in Securos is diminishing at such a rate that it can no longer sustain the life of everyone living in the facility. The Minister, the spiritual and political leader who governs Securos, believes that dramatic sacrificial measures are required in order to ensure the survival of the race.
One day, whilst working to unblock an air vent, Alex stumbles across an ancient manual that reveals an alternative history to Securos and the meaning of their lives in the facility. Knowing that the manual would be seen as heresy and that revealing its truth could get her killed, Alex hides it – even from Nick with whom she is in love. However, realising that the only way to prevent the sacrifices and save Nick’s life is to use the knowledge found in the manual to try to repair the air supply, Alex must escape Securos and brave the catastrophic winds of the world above…where she discovers the poignant truth.
Antonia to star in ‘Hello Carter’
EXCLUSIVE: Bankside handles sales on London-set debut from Anthony Wilcox; Michael Winterbottom and Andrew Eaton executive-produce; shoot kicks off Monday.
Shooting begins next Monday [21 Jan] on writer-director Anthony Wilcox’s London-set debut feature Hello Carter, the comedy adapted from his buzz short of the same name.
Stardust and Boardwalk Empire star Charlie Cox will star in the title role as Carter, alongside Jodie Whittaker, Paul Schneider, Judy Parfitt, Antonia Thomas, Henry Lloyd Hughes and Annabelle Wallis.
Title character Carter has hit rock bottom. In the space of a year he has become homeless, single and unemployed. Desperate to win back his elusive ex-girlfriend and reverse his fortunes, he embarks on a mad trail around London in search of her, picking up some unlikely accomplices along the way.
Antonia Talks Upcoming Films ‘Northern Soul’ and ‘Sunshine On Leith’
Antonia Thomas (Misfits, Homefront) recently spoke with Red Carpet News TV about the two upcoming film projects we can expect to see her in this year.
Thomas will star in Northern Soul, a film set in 1974, which tells the tale of two white British friends whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music. They travel to the USA to bring back rare soul records, in the hopes of becoming hit DJs.
Also starring in the film will be British actor and comedian Steve Coogan, along with the two leads Elliot James Langridge and Josh Whitehouse.
Lisa Stansfield will play the mother to Langridge’s character.
Northern Soul is directed by Elaine Constantine, with Debbie Gray producing. Henry Normal served as executive producer, with the UK’s Enterprise Investment Scheme providing funding.
Thomas also will appear in the film adaptation of popular musical Sunshine On Leith, which tells the story of two army veterans returning home from war in Afghanistan; one finds his soul mate, while the other loses the girl he left behind.