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Over the last couple of weeks I found quite some new material on last year’s “The Leisure Seeker”, so time for a proper update. While the film didn’t make a lasting impression with theatergoers due to its limited release, it has some kind of second-life since its DVD release. Videos and screencaptures from the making of and an interview with Helen and Donald Sutherland have been added, alongside additional production stills and on-set pictures. Also – I have no idea how this has passed by without any notice – Helen promoted the film’s release on The Today Show in January 2018. A full video and screencaptures from this appearance have been added as well. If you haven’t seen the film yet, it’s highly recommended.
Video Archive – Talkshow Appearances – The Today Show (January 15, 2018)
Video Archive – Career – The Leisure Seeker – Making Of
Video Archive – Career – The Leisure Seeker – Promotional Interview
Video Archive – Career – The Leisure Seeker – International Trailer (Italy)
Video Archive – Career – The Leisure Seeker – International Trailer (United Kingdom)
Photo Gallery – Career – The Leisure Seeker – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career – The Leisure Seeker – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career – The Leisure Seeker – Making Of Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – The Leisure Seeker – Interview Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – Theatre – Sex Please We’re Italian – The Today Show (January 15, 2018)
“The Leisure Seeker” has been released on Blu-Ray earlier this month in Germany and various European countries. I’d recommend it to everyone who enjoys seeing two acting greats – or a film that takes its time to tell a story. While it was running a bit long with 2 hours and its pace is off-putting at times, this is a charming, sometimes funny and otherwise deeply moving story. While it might be missing the brilliant magic of “The Straight Story” or the wit of “Little Miss Sunshine”, “The Leisure Seeker” has its heart at the right place, and a truly outstanding acting duo in Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren, whose Golden Globe nomination for the role was fully deserved. Over 1.500 screencaptures from the Blu-Ray have been added to the photo gallery. Please be aware they might contain spoilers.
Helen has had a busy week since Sunday’s Academy Awards. Not only did she pick up L’Oreal’s Women of Worth award in Toronto, Canada – she also continued the promotional tour for “The Leisure Seeker”, which was released in US theaters on Friday. All clips have been added to the video archive while screencaptures can be found in the photo gallery. Enjoy watching!
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2018)
Video Archive – News segments – Entertainment Tonight Canada (2018)
Video Archive – News segments – Breakfast Television Toronto (2018)
Video Archive – News segments – KTLA 5 Morning News (2018)
Video Archive – Miscellaneous – L’Oreal Paris Commercial (2018)
Video Archive – News segments – Jimmy Kimmel Live (2018)
A whole bunch of new clips have been added to the video archive, all promoting the February 2 release of “Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built” and the early March release of “The Leisure Seeker”. Among the new additions are press junket interviews from the United States and the United Kingdom, a first featurette on “Winchester” and two official clips featuring Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke. To promote the film’s release, Helen will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday.
Video Archive – Career – Winchester – Film Scene 02
Video Archive – Career – Winchester – Film Scene 01
Video Archive – Career – Winchester – Featurette
Video Archive – Career – Winchester – Press Junket Interview (United States)
Video Archive – Career – Winchester – Press Junket Interview (United Kingdom)
Video Archive – Career – Winchester – Entertainment Tonight (January 25, 2018)
Video Archive – Career – The Leisure Seeker – Press Junket Interview (United States)
On January 10 and January 12, Helen Mirren has been a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as well as on The Today Show and The View, the latter two with Donald Sutherland. The Ellen interview is funny as always, especially with Helen reminiscing on age, while the interview by Whoopi Goldberg on The View is quite emotional. Be sure to check them out.
It’s been a busy week for Helen. After Sunday’s Golden Globes, she and Donald Sutherland have appeared in some extensive promotion for the March release of “The Leisure Seeker”, attending premieres in West Hollywood and New York, Sirius XM Radio’s station and three talkshows (watch next updates). Pictures from the events have been added to the photo gallery, with many thanks to Claudia for sending them in. Much appreciated. Enjoy the new additions.
The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards have been handed out tonight. Helen Mirren was in attendance as a sole nominee for “The Leisure Seeker”, but lost to Saiorse Ronan’s “Lady Bird”. Earlier in the ceremony, Helen and Viola Davis took the stage to present the Best Supporting Actor award to Sam Rockwell. Over 200 additional pictures from the arrivals, show, after-party and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. You can also watch an exclusive clip of the presentation and the Best Actress segment in the video archive. Many thanks to Claudia for her support. Enjoy the new additions.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2018 – 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2018 – 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Show
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2018 – 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2018 – 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards – After-Party
Video Archive – Award Shows – 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2018)
What a great surprise from today’s announcement of the Golden Globe nominations. Helen Mirren has received a nomination as Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for “The Leisure Seeker”. She remains the film’s sole nomination. “The Shape of Water” leads with seven nominations. “The Post” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” received six each. “Lady Bird” has four nominations, and “I, Tonya”, “The Greatest Showman” and “Dunkirk” each have three. This is Helen Mirren’s 15th nomination for a Golden Globe! She has won three, for “Losing Chase”, “Elizabeth I.” and “The Queen”. The Golden Globes will be handed out quite early next year during a live ceremony on January 07, 2018.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes
Helen has been busy these last two days. Yesterday, she and Taylor attended the 9th Annual Governors Award to celebrate co-star Donald Sutherland’s Honorary Academy Award win. Today, she and Sutherland were on hand for the AFI Fest premiere of “The Leisure Seeker. Pictures from both events have been added to the photo gallery.
Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland’s upcoming drama from Sony Pictures Classics, The Leisure Seeker, was the big winner at Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival GEMS 2017 event, which wrapped in Miami Sunday night. A24’s The Florida Project, directed by Sean Baker, and In The Fade, Magnolia Pictures’ Oscar hopeful starring Diane Kruger, were the two runners-up in voting for the coveted Gigi Guermont Audience Award at the 3rd annual edition of the Festival’s fall awards-season event. The Leisure Seeker, directed by Italian maestro Paolo Virzi, was a late addition to the Miami GEMS program. After the devastation wrought on the neighboring Florida Keys by Hurricane Irma in September, Festival organizers collaborated with Sony Classics to screen the film in GEMS with all ticket proceeds from the screening going to the United Way of the Florida Keys to support relief and rebuilding efforts. GEMS audiences voted in record numbers at this festival, making the race for the Audience Award winner extremely competitive. Only a fraction of votes separated the top contenders – Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name and Agnes Varda & JR’s Cannes-winning Faces Places also deeply moved the Miami GEMS audience. The awards announcement capped a four-day weekend of superb cinema where the gems of the cinematic season were screened as Florida and Miami premieres. The GEMS Audience Award is named in loving memory of Genevieve “Gigi” Guermont, a brilliant, rare, and timeless individual, a passionate supporter of Miami’s cultural institutions, and was an especially dedicated friend to the Festival, serving actively on the Host Committee, before she lost her battle with Cystic Fibrosis in 2015.