Judy is a 2019 biographical drama film about American singer and actress Judy Garland. Directed by Rupert Goold, it is an adaptation of the Olivier- and Tony-nominated West End and Broadway play End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter. The film stars Renée Zellweger as Garland, with Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, and Michael Gambon in supporting roles.
The film follows Judy Garland’s career during the last year of her life when she relocated her stage career to Britain. After some initial success for a run of sell-out concerts at the Talk of the Town in London, her efforts eventually stop making progress and even start to worsen due to health issues.
Judy was premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on 30 August 2019, and was theatrically released in the United States on 27 September 2019, and in the United Kingdom on 2 October 2019. It was a critical and commercial success, grossing $39 million worldwide. The film received positive reviews from critics, with major acclaim for Zellweger’s performance, considered by many to be the finest of her career. For her performance, Zellweger has won several Best Actress awards, including the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and British Academy Film Award. She is currently nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.