Toyah will take part in a special In Conversation event at Derby Film Festival anchored around her screen and film work on 5 May 2018.
The festival says: It is hard to imagine a more perfect guest for the eclectic nature of Paracinema than Toyah Willcox. After gaining positive notices for her debut in the television play Glitter in 1976, Toyah then played the anarchic role of Mad in Derek Jarman’s seminal punk film Jubilee. From there she went on to appear alongside Katherine Hepburn in the TV movie The Corn Is Green, in the mod classic Quadrophenia as Monkey and reteamed with Jarman in his Shakespeare adaptation The Tempest.
Genre fans should note her role in the John Mills starring Quatermass series from 1979, BBC TV Movie Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde (1980) and Tales Of The Unexpected (1982). In 1984, she starred alongside Roger Daltrey in Murder: The Ultimate Grounds for Divorce and the legendary Sir Laurence Olivier in The Ebony Tower. All this during a time when she was also maintaining a hugely successful pop career with hit albums like Anthem (1981), The Changling (1982), Love Is The Law (1983) and Minx (1985).
Since that early-mid 80s boom, Toyah has gone on to appear as Miss Scarlett in the Cluedo TV Series, as Billie Piper’s mum in The Secret Diary Of A Call Girl, and in children’s TV series The Ink Thief alongside Richard O’Brien (1994) and provided multiple voices in the worldwide smash hit Teletubbies.
Recently she appeared in the genre defying Aaaaaaaah! By director Steve Oram and alongside Gabriel Byrne and Harvey Keitel in Lies We Tell.
We are excited to welcome Toyah to Paracinema for an on-stage discussion of her screen career.
Customers buying tickets to Toyah Willcox In Conversation at 5pm can see the 7pm screening of Jubilee for free. Contact our box office on 01332 290606 to claim this offer.
N.B. The DFF also hosts screenings of Jubilee at the same venue on Tuesday 8 May/Wednesday 9 May and of The Tempest on Wednesday 9 May and Thursday 10 May.