Multi Talented Celebs

Judy Edition: Bits & Pieces

Judy, starring multi-talented award winner Renée Zellweger, is released on digital download 25th January and DVD and Blu-ray 3rd February.  Renée’s performance as the iconic Judy Garland has already garnered countless awards including her recent Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and the Critics Choice Award wins for ‘Best Actress’, as well as BAFTA and Academy Award® nominations at this year’s ceremonies. 

As an Multi Talented actress, she isn’t afraid to do homework when it comes to developing a character such as working with vocal coaches in the case of Judy, showing her singing and dancing skills in Chicago, and even working for a month in a London Publishing Company’s office to help her become Bridget Jones

She is indeed multi-talented and to celebrate the home entertainment release, this feature will take a look at other celebs who have hidden talents. 

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Renée Zellweger’s Chicago co-star Catherine Zeta-Jones began her career as a 14-year-old winning a local talent show in Wales, leading to the actress starring role in a London production of The Pyjama Game and then countless roles in hit TV Shows & Movies working with the likes of Sean Connery, Antonio Bandaras plus her husband of twenty years Michael Douglas. She really wowed audiences with her singing and dancing talents portraying ‘Velma Kelly’ in the hit film Chicago where she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones

When she isn’t working, she supports various charities and causes, and in 2010, she was appointed ‘Commander of the Order of the British Empire’ (CBE) for her film and humanitarian endeavours.

Jennifer Hudson

The path to stardom for fellow Hollywood actress Jennifer Hudson began after auditioning for talent show American Idol in 2004 which she ultimately won.  This lead to a Best Supporting Actress Oscar as Effie White in 2006’s Dreamgirls. In her movie debut, she beat 782 other performers to the role in the film, which she co-stars alongside, Beyonce, Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy and is based on the Tom Eyan written Broadway production.

Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson

Dreamgirls was a springboard for Ms Hudson who’s next role is Respect where she plays the legendary Aretha Franklin.  She can also add New York Times best-selling author for her 2012 memoir “I Got This: How I Changed My Ways, Found Myself And Lost Everything That Weighed Me Down”. 

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez recently gained critical attention for her performance in the 2019 film Hustlers. Inspired by a New York Magazine article Jennifer Lopez began her career as a backing dancer for Janet Jackson in her music videos and concert tours before becoming not only a singer (selling 80 million records worldwide) but as a multi-award-winning actress, producer and businesswoman.

Geena Davis

American actress and activist.  Davis has received numerous accolades for her acting work in both film and television and is noted for her portrayals of strong and authentic female characters as well as her involvement in advocacy for women in the industry.

Geena Davis
Geena Davis

In July 1999, Davis was one of 300 women who vied for a semifinals berth in the U.S. Olympic archery team to participate in the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics.  She placed 24th and did not qualify for the team, but participated as a wild-card entry in the Sydney International Golden Arrow competition.  In August 1999 Davis stated that she was not an athlete growing up and that her introduction to archery was in 1997, two years before her tryouts.

Jamie Foxx

Foxx does it all – an actor, singer, comedian, presenter, and producer.  He became widely known for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the 2004 biographical film Ray, for which he won the Academy Award, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx

That same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the crime film Collateral. Foxx also starred in the sketch comedy show In Living Color and his own television sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show (1996–2001).  In addition, Foxx is also a Grammy Award-winning musician, producing four albums, which have charted in the top ten of the U.S. Billboard 200.

Harrison Ford

American actor, aviator, and environmental activist. Ford gained worldwide fame for his starring role as Han Solo in the Star Wars Trilogy (1977–1983), reprising the role in the sequel trilogy. Ford is also widely known for his portrayal of Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones franchise.

Before his career took flight, he found other ways to spend his time – as a licensed pilot, and owns an 800-acre (320-hectare) ranch in Jackson, Wyoming, approximately half of which he has donated as a nature reserve. On several occasions, Ford has personally provided emergency helicopter services at the request of local authorities, in one instance rescuing a hiker overcome by dehydration.

JUDY is available now on digital download, Blu-ray, and DVD from Pathe Productions.

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