‘He’d twist things I said to make me feel that I was in the wrong. It was pure manipulation’
‘He’d twist things I said to make me feel that I was in the wrong....

Amanda Cassidy

The Michael Schumacher documentary is your new must-see emotional watch
The Michael Schumacher documentary is your new must-see emotional watch

Jennifer McShane

The most iconic Met Gala gowns through the years
The most iconic Met Gala gowns through the years

Jennifer McShane

Can’t nod off? Eating these foods should help you get a better night’s sleep
Can’t nod off? Eating these foods should help you get a better night’s sleep

Jennifer McShane

This miracle, unisex skin product should be stocked in every couple’s bathroom
This miracle, unisex skin product should be stocked in every couple’s bathroom

Shayna Sappington

8 must-see fashion documentaries all couture-lovers will adore
8 must-see fashion documentaries all couture-lovers will adore

Jennifer McShane

How to resell your pre-loved designer handbag
How to resell your pre-loved designer handbag

IMAGE

5 marvellous must-reads to add to your reading list this September
5 marvellous must-reads to add to your reading list this September

Jennifer McShane

Meet the top beauty bosses taking skincare to the next level
Meet the top beauty bosses taking skincare to the next level

Rose Mary Roche

10 genius decluttering hacks we can’t believe we didn’t know
10 genius decluttering hacks we can’t believe we didn’t know

Shayna Sappington

Image / Editorial

WATCH: Renée Zellweger stars as Judy Garland in new biopic


by Grace McGettigan
09th Jul 2019
blank

Renée Zellweger takes on the role of Judy Garland in a new biopic about the late ‘Wizard of Oz’ star’s life. Featuring some of Judy Garland’s best-known songs, ‘Judy’ celebrates the voice of the troubled actress, as well as highlighting her struggles with pill addiction. Watch the new trailer, in full, below


Judy Garland, who is best-known for her portrayal of Dorothy Gale in MGM’s Wizard of Oz (1939), had a troubled life, even in her early years.

Originally named Frances Ethel Gumm, the actress was constantly criticised for not being ‘Hollywood material’. Everything from her name to her appearance seemingly wasn’t good enough; something which affected her mental health and wellbeing until her premature death at the age of 47.

The Minnesota-born actress suffered from alcohol and pill addiction, as well as financial instability, until she eventually succumbed to an accidental overdose in 1969.

Judy Garland, ‘Live at the London Palladium’ circa 1964

Judy (2019)

A new biopic, directed by Rupert Goold, tells the tale of Judy Garland’s later years. Set in the winter of 1968, just six months before she died, Judy shows the star as she arrives in London to perform a five-week, sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, and while her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown.

Played by Academy Award-winner Renée Zellweger, Judy Garland is shown as a woman with a lot of love to give. She cares deeply for her children and she’s passionate about her art, but pill addiction and money troubles (plus a sharp tongue and wit) leave her struggling with life.

“Everybody has their troubles,” we see Renée Zellweger say in the trailer, “and I’ve had mine. I just want everybody wants… I just seem to have a harder time getting it”.

Judy is expected to hit Irish cinemas in October 2019. Watch the new trailer, in full, below:

Photo: ‘Judy’ (2019) LD Entertainment / Roadside Attractions


Read more: FBI finds Judy Garland’s ruby slippers 13 years after they were stolen

Read more: Wait for it… We have 21 feel-good songs from musicals

Read more: Lady Gaga and Adele among new female members invited to join The Academy

Also Read

blank
EDITORIAL
‘We have not heeded the warnings sufficiently’: The health emergency we’ve ignored while focusing on the pandemic

The climate change debate has been going on for so long its become white noise. But this week, the effects...

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
premium EDITORIAL
Join The Club to Avail of Your Complimentary Tickets to The IMAGE Business Summit 2021

Don’t miss this year’s IMAGE Business Summit, with an expert line-up, skills masterclasses, keynote addresses and more.Back by popular demand,...

By Shayna Sappington

blank
EDITORIAL
‘Suddenly alive again’: The heartbreaking joy of finding a deceased loved one on Google Maps street view

“I look at my mum’s old house on Google maps street view, the house where I grew up. It says...

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
EDITORIAL
Attending multiple weddings this year? How to save money as a guest

These days, going to a wedding is the equivalent of going on a short holiday in terms of cost. From...

By Jennifer McShane

Nóra Quoirin
AGENDA, EDITORIAL
Inquest ruling changed to open verdict in Nóra Quoirin’s death

A Malaysian judge has overturned an inquest verdict of misadventure in the death of 15-year-old Nóra Quoirin, changing it to...

By Jennifer McShane

blank
AGENDA, EDITORIAL
No, the Olympics haven’t given athletes ‘anti-sex’ cardboard beds

Despite some media coverage, the beds are actually focused on sustainability as opposed to intimacy restrictions. Recently, distance runner Paul...

By Jennifer McShane

blank
EDITORIAL
Sarah Harding’s heartbroken mum announces the singer’s death aged just 39

Sarah Harding has died at the age of just 39, her heartbroken mother revealed today. The Girls Aloud star had...

By Amanda Cassidy