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Australians in Film: Heath Ledger Scholarship Dinner

Anna Torv and Love is Now co-star Eamon Farren attended the 9th Annual Australians In Film Health Ledger Scholarship dinner on Thursday. The event hosted in West Hollywood, brought together the 10 finalists for the award which aimed at kick-starting the careers of emerging Australian actors in Hollywood.

You can find out more about the event here.

Photos: TVWeek Magazine, Jenny Cooney

Stephanie premieres at The Overlook Film Festival

Torv’s latest film, Stephanie, made its debut at The Overlook Film Festival in Oregon this evening. Despite cast and crew missing in attendance, the screening did feature director Akiva Goldsman and producer Jason Blum leading up a Q&A session after the film.

Much is still unknown regarding the final product, but in a review posted to IndieWire, Eric Kohl digs a little deeper into the plot of the film and Shree Crooks’ performance. And while no mention has been made yet to the delivery of Anna’s role, Torv’s character is finally given a name: Jane.

“STEPHANIE is an unnerving example of what happens when our love for our children is used as a weapon against us” – Kalyn Corrigan, Bloody-Disgusting

“Unpredictable, emotionally charged, and with great performances, STEPHANIE is a strong start for The Overlook Film Festival” – Daily Dead

Plans for release have not been disclosed, however Universal is set to release the film later this year.

And the TV Week Logie goes to…

Anna Torv took home the award for Most Outstanding Actress this week at the 59th annual TV WEEK Logie Awards for her role as political correspondent, Harriet Dunkley in the Foxtel Showcase series Secret City. While Torv did not attend the awards ceremony, she did tape an acceptance speech which you can watch below ~

Of course I grew up watching the Logies so this is really special and I feel incredibly honored. Thank you so much. There’s so many people I want to thank- Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis who wrote the book that Secret City was based on. Thank you for your generosity and also for allowing Harry to become Harriet so that I could play her. Foxtel, Brian Walsh and Penny Win, thank you. Matchbox Pictures, Joanna Werner and Penny Chapman thank you so much. And I want to thank Emma Freeman who really did steer this great big ship. That collective and our incredible writers, our outstanding cast and amazing crew came together to create a show that I am so proud of and I’m thrilled to accept this award as a direct result of everyone who worked on the production of Secret City. Thank you.

Secret City‘s Damon Herriman went on to take home the award for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role as Kim Gordon.

Anna Torv & Charlize Theron attend Shelter For All Event – April 20, 2017

Anna Torv stepped out on Thursday evening with Mindhunter producer, Charlize Theron, to attend the Shelter For All event in Los Angeles, CA. The event, hosted by Shelter PR, invited guests to attend in support of The ACLU Nationwide, GLAAD, Planned Parenthood and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

You can read more about the event on Shelter PR’s Facebook page below. And visit our galleries for more photos ~ 

 Photos: Chelsea Lauren

New Mindhunter Audition Tape

A new audition tape for Mindhunter reveals an early look
at Anna Torv’s characterization of Wendy.

The clip, posted by Quinlan Corbett to his Vimeo account, features a reading of his test character – presumably a member of the FBI- having an argument with Anna Torv’s character, Boston psychologist: “Wendy” and another unidentified individual. While Torv herself is not featured in the clip of course, the nature of her character has been kept fairly secret up until now and this latest scene provides an interesting look into her role. You can watch the clip below.

XXX: “No, you need to boil it down for me. Something to reassure the public. We took two vicious psychopaths off the streets so they could never do it again.
WENDY: “We stopped them before they got started, right.
XXX: “Isn’t that your job?
WENDY: “Oh! I’m sorry! Here was me thinking my job was to provide complex intelligent analysis.
XXX: “If we can’t understand that analysis, it’s of no use to anyone.

Mindhunter is rumored to premiere on Netflix in March of 2017, with Anna Torv, Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany headlining the show. Don’t forget to follow our sister project MindhunterNews on twitter and like us on facebook for up to date info on the series. 


Audiobook Editions

We’ve added two more Scholastic audiobooks, narrated by Anna Torv in 2005, to our galleries; including “Spike” by Phil Cummings and “Maddy in The Middle ” by Ian Bone! Special thanks to Scott and thereis_1!

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You can listen to the full set HERE

The Secret Life of Anna Torv

Jenny Cooney Carrillo of The Daily Life sits down with Anna for an exclusive interview –

In any upscale restaurant around Los Angeles, you can’t throw a stone without hitting a celebrity, even if most of them are hidden in the back corner. But not only does Australian actor Anna Torv choose a sunlit front patio table at popular hotspot Goldie’s for our interview, her accent prompts a gushing reaction from our over-the-top waiter. “We have an Australian actress who comes in here all the time, but I can’t remember her name!” he brags.

Torv has agreed to meet me for lunch at the hip restaurant owned by the trio of Aussies who are also behind the West Hollywood favourite Eveleigh, and she’s excited to talk about her starring role in the new Foxtel series, Secret City. But she’s far too modest to play the “Don’t you know who I am?” game and just smiles with polite curiosity as the waiter hurries off to figure out whose name he should be dropping.

With the kind of ethereal beauty and talent that have earned her comparisons with fellow NIDA graduate Cate Blanchett, Torv is so far best known for her long-running role as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox sci-fi drama Fringe, which ended in 2013. Yet as we sit at a street-facing table that flanks a verdant living wall of plants, Torv insists fame was never a priority.

“Sometimes I still get recognised,” she says with a tinge of embarrassment. “It used to happen the day after the show had aired and somebody would be really excited to see me, but now it’s maybe just the occasional double-take.”

Surrounded by a pretentious LA crowd clutching designer handbags, the down-to-earth Torv stands out in a well-worn denim shirt and jeans and no jewellery. Her hair is pulled back off her face in a ponytail to reveal green eyes and pale, luminous skin without make-up. She confides that doing publicity has never been easy for her.

“I’m terrible at it,” she says, as we talk about the new generation of social-media-savvy, camera-ready actors with a shameless approach to self-promotion. “I just wish I was better at it, honestly, because sometimes I think I miss out on things that would be fun because I’m so uncomfortable.”

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[You can read the full interview HERE]

 

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