05 July 2019

JUDY

Attending London Pride on Saturday 6th July, Renée Zellweger will appear at 4.00pm on the Trafalgar Square Stage to introduce the latest trailer for her new film, JUDY.

In the film, Zellweger plays the legendary entertainer, Judy Garland.

This year marks both the 50th anniversary of Judy Garland’s untimely death and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the historic protests in New York City that sparked a revolution in LGBTQ rights.


Ian Massa-Harris-McFeely, Deputy Director of Events at Pride in London, said:

"We're delighted to have Renée taking to our Trafalgar Square Stage this year to give the crowds an exciting first glimpse of JUDY. In this monumental anniversary year, it's important that we pay tribute to an icon who was a true ally to the LGBT+ community and whose death was undoubtedly intertwined with the events that happened that night at the Stonewall Inn."

JUDY is the first feature film to be made about Judy Garland and is set to open in UK cinemas on 4th October.

Zellweger herself sings all of the songs performed in the film. The Academy Award winner and three times Academy Award nominee (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Cold Mountain and Chicago) is joined in the film by Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose, Chernobyl), Finn Wittrock (Unbroken, The Big Short) and Rufus Sewell (TV’s The Man in the High Castle and Victoria).

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in THE WIZARD OF OZ, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on a courtship with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. And yet Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood; and gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer”.

JUDY is directed by Tony nominee and two times Olivier winner Rupert Goold (King Charles III). The film is based on a script written by Tom Edge (The Crown) and is produced by BAFTA winner David Livingstone (Pride).
JUDY is a Pathe, BBC Films and Ingenious Media Presentation of a Calamity Films Production.

For further information contact:
Nicki Foster/Simon Bell/Harriet Gilholm, Premier
Firstname.surname@premiercomms.com / 020 7292 8330

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Abigail Lepp
AbigailLepp@feref.com / 020 7292 6308