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Mix Up Star: TESSA THOMPSON



Age: 39

Birthday: 3rd October


Tessa Thompson is an American actress. She began her professional acting career with the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company while studying at Santa Monica College. She appeared in productions of The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet, the latter of which earned her a NAACP Theatre Award nomination.



Thompson gained favorable notices for her early film role as civil rights activist Diane Nash in Ava DuVernay's historical drama Selma (2014). She gained mainstream attention for her roles in franchise films, playing Bianca Taylor in the sport drama Creed (2015), Creed II (2018) and Creed III (2023), and as Valkyrie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Thor: Love and Thunder (2022), as well as her leading role in Men in Black: International (2019).



She has received acclaim for her roles in the independent films Sylvie's Love (2020), and Passing (2021), the latter of which earned her a BAFTA Award for Best Actress nomination.





How do you rate Tessa Thompson's films?...



WATCH TESSA THOMPSON THIS WEEK...


ON TV

Selma (2014)

Tuesday 28th March, Sky Cinema Drama, 10:00pm

ON AMAZON PRIME (& NETFLIX)

Creed (2015)

Creed II (2018)


ON DISNEY+

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)


Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Art (Age 8) - ★★★★★

"I watched end game it was sooo good It was like back to the future because there was a lot of time travel in it. I listen to a podcast called Brains On and it tells you about time travel and multiverse, so I recommend that as well.

Plot: after Thanos snaps his fingers and wipes out half the universe the avengers all have to work together to save all the people that have been snapped into nothing. I think it’s all about being respectful of the planet and the universe and helping people when they need it.

Characters: my favourite is Thor because he's really funny. I also really liked black panther because he is so cool.

I rate this movie 5 stars because it's funny and action packed.

Favourite quote: "And I am Iron Man""


Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) Daniel (Age 12) - ★★★

"I thought that it was cool seeing Natalie Portman with thor armor on but apart from that it was kind of boring with some ok action scenes and a mediocre story that wasn't very exciting to watch. My favourite character was korg.

Overall it was a mediocre movie that I would maybe recommend little kids but no-one else."



In Cinemas:

Creed III (2023)

Daniel (Age 12) - ★★★★

"This was a great movie. It had a great cast and the fight at the end was amazing. Although I felt that it was a bit boring in the middle. My favourite character was Creed because I like Michael B Jordan. My favourite part of the film was the training montage.

Overall although a slow burner this was still a great boxing movie"


 

Make sure you are booked in for this week's DRAMA CLASSES


Mix Up Theatre provide drama classes Online for anyone aged 12-18 (can be based anywhere!)

and in-person drama classes for ages 3-18 throughout Scotland.













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