Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page is a Canadian actress and producer.
At the time when Juno became an award-winning hit film, Ellen Page experienced two things she never experienced before in her young life: She was now instantly famous and she fell in love. Unfortunately, the pressures of the former prevented her from publicly acknowledging the latter. Ellen talks to Marc about the struggles she faced in hiding her true self and the relief of coming out seven years later. They also talk about the importance of using one’s platform to advocate for change and how Ellen’s documentary work is shining the spotlight on injustice.See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Today's guest is the brilliant actor and activist Ellen Page. She first acted age ten, and at 17, she was cast in the 2005 movie Hardy Candy. It won praise for "one of the most complex, disturbing and haunting performances of the year." She has appeared in X-Men, the 2007 film Juno (in which she was nominated for an Oscar), Inception, and the amazing LGBT movie Freeheld, starring alongside Oscar-winner Julianne Moore, and many other films. Ellen is now starring in the Netflix Original Series 'The Umbrella Academy'. The eccentric new series is set in 1989, where 43 women around the world suddenly find themselves 9-months pregnant and immediately give birth. The inexplicable phenomenon piques the interest of an eccentric, reclusive billionaire named Reginald Hargreeves, who sets out to adopt as many of these babies as possible. He ends up gettingseven of them—seven children with extraordinary abilities who form a family of superheroes.THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY will be released globally on February 15th in the UK.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week Chris is joined by health guru Dr Michael Moseley, comedian Matt Forde and author Sophie Kinsella, with Hollywood sparkle from Liv Tyler, Clive Owen and Ellen Page.You can catch Chris and the team live weekdays 6:30am-10am on Virgin Radio UK and on Sundays from 10am.Be sure to subscribe to the podcast every week to hear the highlights.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On this week’s podcast, Rhianna Dhillon will be telling you what’s worth watching across all the media, and Dr Hannah Fry gets into pedometers on cows in The Maths Of Life. Director and friend of 6 Music Joe Cornish drops by to talk about his new film ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ and Tracey Thorn gets into growing up just off the coast of London, as covered in her new book ‘Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia’. Ahead of the BAFTAs, Spike Lee talks ‘BlacKkKlansman’ and Oscar nods, plus Ellen Page will be along to discuss her new Netflix superhero series ‘The Umbrella Academy’.
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Feb 21st, 1987
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10 hours, 16 minutes
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