Imogen Poots, the 23-year-old British actress you may recognize from 28 Weeks Later or Jane Eyre, is on the rise, and that means-- you guessed it-- a lot of girlfriend parts. But in all of them, which includes the new film Greetings from Tim Buckley, you can see how she's making the most of it and turning these women not just into props for the male leads...
It's a huge challenge for any actor to star in a biopic, especially when it's a movie about a performer, someone whose life and mannerisms are very, very familiar to fans. That job gets even harder when you're doing it in your 20s, and triple-harder when you're still most famous for starring on a soapy teen show about rich kids
As you can see in the exclusive clip above, we're meeting Jeff Buckley at a time when he's still living in the shadow of his father, musician Tim Buckley, who's at the center of the tribute concert that gives the movie its title. The younger Buckley's performance at the tribute concert is credited for jump-starting his career in 1991, leading to the recording of his 1993 album Grace, which turned out to be his only one
Jeff Buckley has a fascinating life story all his own, having recorded a single album that made him an alternative rock legend before his accidental drowning death at the age of 30. But he also spent that time living in the shadow of his father, musician Tim Buckley, and it's that strained father-son relationship that's at the center of Greetings From Tim Buckley, the first film about even a portion of Jeff Buckley's life
The story of Jeff Buckley is a rather tragic one. The son of singer-songwriter Tim Buckley, Jeff showed an incredible amount of promise as a musician himself, cutting a studio album with Columbia Records, but saw his life tragically cut short at the age of 30 when he accidentally drowned in the Mississippi River. He will long be remembered for his album, “Grace,” and his cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” but now a film has been made to commemorate his memory as well.