‘Blackbird’: Meet Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Sam Neill and rest of the cast of drama film by Roger Michell
‘Blackbird’ is a drama film helmed by Roger Michell, which presents to us the story of Lily, a dying mother who assembles her entire family to spend her last few days before takes her own life
‘Blackbird’ is a drama film helmed by Roger Michell, which presents to us the story of Lily, a dying mother who assembles her entire family to spend her last few days before taking her own life. The movie comprises an ensemble cast, including renowned actors such as Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet and Sam Neill among others. Meet all the stars of ‘Blackbird’ here ahead of its premiere on September 18.
Susan Sarandon is an Academy-award winning actress and progressive political activist, who will be seen in the role of the Lily in ‘Blackbird’. The veteran actress is also a recipient of the British Academy Film Award, Screen Actors Guild Award along with nine Golden Globes nominations. Sarandon began her acting career in 1970 with her debut film ‘Joe’. She revived her first Oscars for her role in 1995’s ‘Dead Man Waling’ besides nominations for ‘Atlantic City’, ‘Thelma & Louise’, ‘Lorenzo’s Oil’ and ‘The Client’. Sarandon’s work in known in television as well. She is a six-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee and is known for appearing in shows including ‘Friends’, ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ and ‘Feud’. Her film credits include ‘Pretty Baby’, ‘White Palace’, ‘Speed Racer’ and the latest ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’.
The role of Lily’s elder daughter Jennifer is essayed by none other than the ever-talented actress Kate Winslet in ‘Blackbird’. The English actress is a recipient of several accolades, including Academy, Grammy and Emmy awards. Winslet made her television debut with the British series, ‘Dark Season’, and made an advent into films with ‘Heavenly Creatures’. She won her first BAFTA Award for 1995’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’. She’s popularly known for playing Rose the blockbuster film opposite Leonardo DeCaprio in ‘Titanic’. Winslet went on to appear in several renowned films such as ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’, ‘The Reader’, ‘Finding Neverland’, and the most recent ‘Steve Jobs’. Besides acting, Winslet has gained a reputation for her philanthropy focusing on a list of causes.
New Zealand actor, producer, and writer Sam Neill will be seen as Lily’s husband Paul in ‘Blackbird’. He first featured in the 1977 film ‘Sleeping Dogs’, which helped him land the following lead roles in films such as ‘My Brilliant Career’, ‘A Cry in the Dark’, ‘The Hunt for Red October’ and ‘The Piano’. The actor gained global prominence as Dr Alan Grant in ‘Jurassic Park’ in 1993. He’s the recipient of accolades such as the Longford Lyell Award, New Zealand Film Award and Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actor. Throughout his career, Neill has been nominated thrice for Golden Globes and twice for Primetime Emmy Award.
‘The Office’ star Rainn Wilson is seen as Jennifer’s husband Michael in ‘Blackbird’. The hit NBC show earned the actor three consecutive Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Wilson has played supporting roles in films such as ‘Almost Famous’, ‘Full Frontal’, and ‘House of 1000’. He played the recurring role of Arthur Martin in HBO’s ‘Six Feet Under’ from 2003 to 2005. One of his latest roles was in 2018’s ‘The Meg’. His other film credits include the lead role in comedies such as ‘The Rocker’, ‘Super’, and ‘Cooties’. Wilson has been cast as a series regular on Amazon Original Series ‘Utopia’.
Australian actress Mia Wasikowska is best known for her critically acclaimed role in HBO’s ‘In Treatment’. In ‘Blackbird’, she is seen as Lily’s younger daughter Anna. Wasikowska made her debut on screen with Australian television series ‘All Saints’ in 2014 and started her career in films by first featuring ‘Suburban Mayhem’. She gained global recognition for playing Alice in ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Wasikowska’s film credits include ‘Crimson Peak’, ‘Madame Bovary’, ‘Amelia' and ‘Restless’.