Kathleen Turner, perhaps best remembered for seducing William Hurt in Lawrence Kasdan’s Body Heat and for romping about with Michael Douglas in Robert Zemeckis‘ Romancing the Stone, will be present on May 7 at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Bell Lightbox to discuss her career in films and on stage. Turner will be making her Toronto stage debut in Matthew Lombardo’s High at the Royal Alexandra Theatre from May 8–13.
Turner, 58 next June, has appeared in nearly 30 features. In addition to the aforementioned two titles, her credits include Ken Russell’s Crimes of Passion, as a Belle de Jour-like sex worker; John Huston’s Oscar-nominated Prizzi’s Honor, as Jack Nicholson’s partner in crime; the Lewis Teague-directed Romancing the Stone sequel The Jewel of the Nile; Francis Ford Coppola’s Peggy Sue Got Married, which earned her a Best Actress Oscar nomination; and Danny DeVito’s The War of the Roses, once again opposite Michael Douglas.
Turner’s career went downhill in the early ’90s after a series of box-office misfires, including Jeff Kanew’s V.I. Warshawski, Michael Lessac’s House of Cards, and John Waters‘ Serial Mom.
The information below is from the TIFF website:
Critically acclaimed actress Kathleen Turner first came to prominence in 1981 with her unforgettable debut as sultry femme fatale Matty Walker in Lawrence Kasdan’s Body Heat. She made a name for herself throughout the decade by playing sexy, strong and often very funny women, earning Golden Globe awards for her memorable performances in Romancing the Stone and Prizzi’s Honor and an Academy Award nomination for Peggy Sue Got Married.
Her screen career continued to thrive with roles in such acclaimed films as The War of the Roses, The Accidental Tourist and The Virgin Suicides, while her equally impressive theatre career yielded Tony nominations for her performances in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Ms. Turner returns to Toronto to perform in a limited run of Matthew Lombardo’s High at the Royal Alexandra Theatre from May 8–13, following the play’s Broadway run, where she earned a Drama League Award nomination for her performance. …
Tickets go on sale for TIFF Members on April 11th, and for non-members on April 13th.
Kathleen Turner photo via TIFF.