Welcome to Thomasin McKenzie Fan, the latest online resource dedicated to the talented NZ actress Thomasin McKenzie. Thomasin has been in TV shows like "End of Term", "Shortland Street", "Bright Summer Night" and "Lucy Lewis Can't Lose". She has also been in films such as "Leave No Trace", "Jojo Rabbit", "The King" and "True History of the Kelly Gang". This site is online to show our support to the actress Thomasin McKenzie, as well as giving her fans a chance to get the latest news and images.
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by admin on March 25th, 2021

I added a HQ photoshoot outtake taken at SCAD Savannah Film Festival on 27 October 2018. Click on the photo to see it full size.

by admin on March 3rd, 2021

Kiwi actress Thomasin McKenzie and Miranda Harcourt’s daring new roles

Photography by Victoria Birkinshaw

Thomasin McKenzie is used to walking red carpets in glamorous gowns and starring beside Hollywood greats like Scarlett Johansson, but it’s the simple pleasures in life, like lemony chickpea soup, that keep the young Kiwi actress happy.

Chatting from her family home in Wellington, beside her acting coach mother Miranda Harcourt, 58, Thomasin credits home-made comfort food for getting her through some big days on set.

“For a while, it’s all I wanted, lemony chickpea soup,” grins the blue-eyed beauty, 20, who wowed audiences with her performance as Jewish teen Elsa Korr on Taika Waititi’s satire film Jojo Rabbit.

Soup, the mother-daughter duo agree, really is good for the soul. “As an actress, you tell stories, whether they’re harrowing or comedic, and you’re constantly giving out all this emotion, so at the end of the day, I’m a bit like a zombie,” Thomasin admits. “Coming home to a favourite dinner and support system around me who understand is all I really want.”

Over the past couple of years, former Gloss actress Miranda and her film-maker husband Stuart McKenzie have accompanied their daughter to London, continuing their own projects and exploring art galleries while Thomasin worked.

“We’d home-school our youngest daughter Davida, who is 14 now, and then it’d be like, ‘What can we do for Thomasin when she gets home?’ Stuart is so good at making lemony chickpea soup. We’ve used the recipe so much, the photograph in the book has completely faded!” Miranda laughs.

“After a day on set, Thomasin just needs calm time, the food that makes her feel healthy and happy, and to go to bed.”

Thomasin, smiling, throws a spanner in the works by admitting that she’s getting a little sick of the family favourite.

“What?!” Miranda gasps, her eyes widening behind her black-rimmed glasses. “No!” It’s an overcast day as the Weekly chats with the talented pair from the house they’ve been in for 18 years, where Miranda’s actress mother, Dame Kate Harcourt, 94, lives downstairs.

Lights from streets as far as Porirua, a half hour’s drive from their home, twinkle below the lounge window, which overlooks the ocean.

Thanks to Stuart’s love of art, works fill every wall. A statement piece made from an old painted black filing cabinet, by award-winning Kiwi multi-media artist Merylyn Tweedie, greets guests at the front door.

“We got it when Thomasin and Peter [now 22 and a law student] were babies,” says Miranda. “One day I went outside to look for our car, which had my library books in it, and Stuart told me he’d swapped the car for this sculpture. Well, those books never went back!”

While art talk is fun for Miranda and her daughter, who both attended Wellington’s private Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, there’s something closer to Thomasin’s heart she wants to chat about.

Photography by Victoria Birkinshaw

Since the end of last year, the Leave No Trace star has been an ambassador for So They Can, a New Zealand initiative that provides education to children living in poverty in Kenya and Tanzania. Along with her mother, who went to school with Cass Treadwell, the founder of So They Can, Thomasin is about to embark on its 1HumanRace challenge.

“Throughout March, you have to move 85km in whatever way you choose, and the goal is to raise money for the 85 per cent of girls living in Pokot, Kenya, who are subject to female genital cutting, or forced into child marriage between 9 and 13 years of age,” shares Thomasin, who played Pixie Hannah on Shortland Street in 2016.

“It’s a great thing to do because you’re putting in the work and moving to make a difference, rather than sitting at a computer and making a donation and then forgetting about it.”

The organisation has so far graduated 474 teachers from its Tanzanian Teachers’ College to support the next generation.

For Thomasin, helping those who are less fortunate feels natural. “I don’t want to be the type of person who attaches her name to something but doesn’t actually make the physical effort,” she explains. “With acting, it’s easy to get inside of your own head, so it’s really important to live your life for other people as well, not just selfishly for yourself.”

Thomasin was 13 when she discovered her passion for acting, after appearing as a young Louise Nicholas on the film Consent, and learning she could tell worthy stories on screen.

“What’s important as an actress is to make sure you keep your humanity sharp,” adds Miranda, who is an acting coach for big Hollywood stars.

Acting, Thomasin says, is also an emotional rollercoaster.

“It’s not the glamorous kind of job some people assume it to be. Even though it’s wonderful, it’s a lot deeper than just showing up in front of a camera with some make-up on,” she explains. “There’s a lot of yourself that goes into acting. Like Mum said, a big part is feeding yourself in other ways.

It’s not so healthy just to be focused on acting, when for me, having experiences and passions to draw from keep me grounded and motivated.”

This evening, Thomasin has a session with a dialect coach she met in London while working on Last Night in Soho, which screens in New Zealand this November. “The Kiwi accent is quite harsh, so it’s a bit difficult to break out of that, Thomasin laughs. “There can be such subtle differences, like if there’s one noise that sounds off, it ruins the whole thing! It takes a lot of work to do a good job to get other accents down.”

Photography by Victoria Birkinshaw

Surprisingly, despite her critically acclaimed success, Thomasin has never had any formal acting coaching. “Mum has always been an amazing resource for me. She understands a scene just like that, and how tiny tweaks in the dialogue can change the entire scene,” she enthuses. “Dad’s also the first one I talk to if I’m reading a script because he’s a writer and has amazing instincts around whether a script is good or not.”

Thomasin has wondered whether she’d be acting if it wasn’t for her talented family.
“Mum, Dad and I have quite a unique relationship because obviously they’re my parents, but there’s a business relationship, too. When we travel around the world together for work, we’re often talking about business and ideas, and what we think of a script,” she tells. “I’m really lucky, but it has also meant I’ve always wanted to define myself and figure out why I’m doing this, for my own reasons. I do wonder what else I’d be. Maybe a vet!”

Before she heads overseas again soon, this time without her parents, to work on an unannounced series in London, Thomasin’s making the most of being at home and with friends.

“I’m reading scripts and we’re going through the visa application process, which is always really stressful!” she shares. “It won’t be the first time I’ve travelled alone, though. Late last year I went to the Dominican Republic to film Old.”

Source: nzherald.co.nz

by admin on February 11th, 2021

by admin on February 6th, 2021

Wealth and advice professionals are being called on to take part in a sponsored fitness challenge in March to help combat FGC and child marriage in Kenya.

International charity So They Can, the not-for-profit partner of Momentum Media’s Women in Finance Awards, has launched a fundraising initiative aimed at combating Female Genital Cutting (FGC) and child marriage in Kenya.

The charity, which delivers education and empowerment programs in some of the most vulnerable communities in East Africa, has launched a new initiative designed to raise awareness of the bleak future faced by vulnerable girls in some parts of Africa, and raise essential funds to deliver the education needed to help protect them from forced marriage and FGC.

1HumanRace calls on participants to run, walk, swim, cycle, or ‘simply move’ 85 kilometres in March to help So They Can reach its sponsorship target of $85,000.

Momentum Media directors Alex Whitlock and Jim Hall have signed up to the challenge and are encouraging wealth and financial advice professionals to challenge themselves to get fit, keep moving and improve their wellbeing while helping raise much needed funds.

“It’s been a tough year for a lot of people in the wealth and finance industry,” Mr Whitlock said.

“There’s been an impact for so many people on their physical and mental wellbeing due to the COVID restrictions. What better way to kickstart a healthier 2021 and raise essential funds and awareness to help prevent terrible suffering for young women in East Africa?”

Working in Kenya and Tanzania, So They Can partners with local governments and communities to deliver education and empowerment projects that create lasting change.

According to sector research by ActionAid, 85 per cent of girls aged 9-13 years old in Pokot, Kenya, are subjected to FGC and child marriage. In East Pokot, where So They Can works, an uneducated girl is seen as the property of her father and brothers, while an educated girl is seen as a person with human rights.

Through So They Can’s Keeping Girls in School project, the organisation works with the whole community to build understanding of the risks of FGC and the importance of girls’ education.

So They Can’s co-founder and CEO, Cassandra Treadwell, commented, “Last year, I spoke to a group of young girls in East Pokot. Each one had been forcibly circumcised, each one had run away from a child marriage and some had made the heart-breaking decision to leave behind their own children to escape physical abuse and save their own lives.

“The girls asked me to share their story and 1HumanRace is our platform to do just that. We’re hoping as many people as possible will join us.”

Ms Treadwell will also be participating in the challenge as will several high-profile supporters, including Jojo Rabbit actress Thomasin McKenzie, who is participating with her mother, fellow actress and So They Can ambassador, Miranda Harcourt.

Ms Harcourt said, “I am so proud to be an ambassador for So They Can, to be part of their 1HumanRace challenge and to be the voice for the 85 per cent of courageous girls living in the rural region of Pokot, Kenya.

“I’m encouraging all of my friends and family to accept the challenge to raise awareness and funds to support these girls. Together we can be a voice for these girls and support education and freedom for all girls and women.”

To find out more and join the movement, visit sotheycan.org/1humanrace.

by admin on January 30th, 2021

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by admin on November 2nd, 2020

I added 10 high quality photoshoot outtakes to the gallery from last year. Click on the gallery links below see both albums that have been updated.

by admin on September 10th, 2020

I added 10 photoshoot outtakes from Thomasin for the Christmas 2019 edition of Total Film. Click on the gallery link below to see the photos full size.

And I also updated the gallery with screencaps of the Jojo Rabbit DVD Extras. A special thanks to Abby from s-johansson.org for making the screencaps! Click on the gallery link below to see all screencaps.

by admin on June 14th, 2020

Deadline.com Exclusive

Fast-rising actress Thomasin McKenzie, star of Jojo Rabbit and Leave No Trace, is to play American ballet dancer Joy Womack in biopic Joika.

Womack, who is only the second American to graduate from Moscow’s infamously tough Bolshoi Ballet Academy, is personally overseeing McKenzie’s training and will act as the actress’s double for more demanding sequences.

The film will chart the dancer’s intense training, which tested the limits of her dedication, determination, sacrifice and virtuosity, and how she was spurred on by the passions of first love. Womack, now 26, went on to become the principal dancer with the Universal Ballet in Korea then returned to America where she dances with the Boston Ballet. ‘Joika’ was the name Womack was given in Russia.

Set to shoot in pandemic-free New Zealand in early 2021, writer-director James Napier Robertson, producing partner Tom Hern and fellow Kiwi McKenzie are already prepping the film and “will utilize innovative digital technology to navigate ongoing coronavirus restrictions”.

New Zealand-based Robertson and Hern are best known for acclaimed 2014 biopic The Dark Horse, which played at Toronto, and their outfit Four Knights Film has Chloe Grace Moretz horror Shadow In The Cloud in post production.

Also producing are Anonymous Content’s Paul Green (The Loft), Paula Munoz Vega and Laurie Ross. Luke Rivett will be an executive producer.

Embankment Films are executive producers and have launched worldwide sales and co-rep U.S. rights with UTA Independent Film Group. The project will be on sale during the Cannes virtual market.

Next out for McKenzie are new movies from Edgar Wright and Jane Campion and she is also due to star in the new M Night Shyamalan Universal movie.

Producer Tom Hern said: “We are delighted New Zealand is leading the way back to set during these challenging and extraordinary new times – and are even more pleased that Joika will be part of this first wave of greenlit films, post-crisis.”

Embankment’s Tim Haslam commented: “Joika is about unearthing and encouraging talent, and the sacrifices made to fulfill dreams. Put into Thomasin’s inspirational shoes, audience’s will experience every step of her journey to perfection”.

McKenzie is managed by Alissa Vradenburg at Untitled Entertainment and represented by Danie Streisand and Theresa Peters at United Talent Agency.

by admin on June 11th, 2020

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by admin on June 3rd, 2020

I added 6 new photos from Thomasin in The Justice of Bunny King to the gallery. Click on the gallery link below to see the photos full size.

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Current Projects
Last Night in Soho

Role: Eloise
Release Date: April 2021
When A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences.
The Justice of Bunny King

Role: Tonyah
Release Date: 2020?
A triumph over adversity tale about women fighting their way back from the bottom of society.
The Power of the Dog

Role: Unknown
Release Date: 2021 (Netflix)
A pair of brothers who own a large ranch in Montana are pitted against each other when one of them gets married.
Untitled M. Night Shyamalan Universal Project

Role: Unknown
Release Date: Unknown
More info coming soon.