Venice Days has released a press book for “The Daughter” complete with a few brief quotes from Anna Torv on Simon Stone along with her character Anna.
ANNA TORV – ‘ A n n a ’
Anna Torv is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). In the U.S. she has become a household name as the female lead “Olivia” in JJ Abrams’ critically acclaimed television series Fringe. In recognition of her performance, Anna was honoured with several Teen Choice Award nominations, two Saturn Awards for Best Actress, and a Broadcast Critics nomination for Best Actress Drama, among others. Anna’s other international television credits include The Pacific, Mistresses and Frankenstein, and in Australia The Secret Life Of Us, Young Lions and McLeod’s Daughters. In 2014, Anna filmed the role of ‘Gwendoline Churchill’ in director Michael Rymer’s much anticipated mini-‐ series Deadline Gallipoli produced by Matchbox Pictures. Anna’s feature film credits include Travelling Light, The Book of Revelation, and Love Is Now.
In theatre, Anna played Anya in The Cherry Orchard, directed by Howard Davies for Sydney Theatre Company, Hamlet’s ‘Ophelia’ for the Bell Shakespeare Company and the role of ‘Amelia’ in The Credeaux Canvas. Anna is currently in production in the U.S. on the feature film Stephanie, directed by Akiva Goldsman.
“Anna is about to marry Henry (Christian’sfather), that’s the reason Christian return shome, putting the carnage into motion. Henry and Anna have an honest and intimate relationship.” -Anna Torv on her character Anna.
“He takes these really classic fantastic stories with awesome plots and makes them mean something today. He makes them current.” -‐Anna Torv on director Simon Stone.
“Simon’s really articulate and he has a background as an actor and he’s been directing theatre and is used to being in charge. He knows what he wants. He’s happy to try different things. He thinks on the fly, but his directions are really applicable and also you can play them.” -‐Anna Torv on director Simon Stone.