#SPOTTED: BILLY MAGNUSSEN IN TORONTO FOR “THE DIVIDE”
His name probably doesn’t ring a bell just yet, but Billy Magnussen‘s profile is rising fast. The New York-born Actor/Songwriter/Singer/Guitarist has an extensive background in Theatre, having made his debut on Broadway in 2007. Did I mention he’s a TONY Award Nominee?
Currently in-town filming eagerly-awaited WEtv Series The Divide from among others, Executive Producers Richard LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You, Beautiful Creatures) and Tony Goldwyn (Scandal, Ghost), he is dividing (pardon the pun) his time between here and New York City – where he plays with his Band Reserved for Rondee.
Magnussen has padded his profile with roles on As the World Turns and Indie Darlings like Damsels in Distress and The Brass Teapot, but his Big Break would appear to be a prominent role in upcoming Musical Into the Woods as Rapunzel’s Prince, opposite Mackenzie Mauzy who of course plays, Rapunzel. The Film also stars a few little-known Actors like Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt and some Newbie named Meryl Streep.
I spotted the Actor flying back to Toronto tonight and after checking-in with guitar-in-tow, he was amazing to stop for a quick Photo, all smiles. Excited to see what’s next for this Rising Star!
Into the Woods hits theatres via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on Christmas Day.
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(Photo credit: Sony Pictures Classics/Mr. Will Wong)