Renee Zellweger transforms into Hollywood icon Judy Garland as she films scenes with co-star Finn Wittrock - who plays late actress' fifth husband Mickey Deans - for forthcoming biopic

  • The biopic will focus on her romance with musician Mickey Deans (Finn), who Garland married several months before her death in June 1969 aged 47
  • It will take place nearly 30 years after Garland starred as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz
  • Judy will include some of Garland’s best-loved tunes, including her signature song Over The Rainbow
  • Renee and Finn will star alongside Harry Potter actor Sir Michael Gambon and War And Peace actress Jessie Buckley

Filming has already commenced for Judy, a biopic based on the Hollywood icon's incredible life.

And Renee Zellweger transformed into the iconic actress, as she filmed further scenes with her co-star Finn Wittrock - who plays her fifth husband Mickey Deans in the movie - in London on Thursday.

The American actress, 48, looked virtually unrecognisable in a well-coiffed brown wig with a large bouffant characteristic of Garland's image as she filmed scenes reminiscent of the sixties.

Late icon: Renee Zellweger, 48, transformed into Judy Garland, as she filmed scenes with her co-star Finn Wittrock - who plays her fifth husband in the biopic Judy - in London on Thursday

Late icon: Renee Zellweger, 48, transformed into Judy Garland, as she filmed scenes with her co-star Finn Wittrock - who plays her fifth husband in the biopic Judy - in London on Thursday

Plot: In particular the biopic will focus on her romance with musician Mickey Deans (Finn), who Garland married several months before her death in June 1969 aged 47 

Plot: In particular the biopic will focus on her romance with musician Mickey Deans (Finn), who Garland married several months before her death in June 1969 aged 47 

Renee is set to portray the Hollywood icon in the true story about her final concerts in London, nearly 30 years after Garland starred as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.

In particular it will focus on her romance with musician Mickey Deans (Finn) who Garland married several months before her death in June 1969 aged 47.

And the actress certainly looked like the right fit for the job as she swapped out her trademark blonde locks for the short brunette wig. 

She added to the lavish movie-star feel with an opulent furry dark brown jacket, which was belted in the middle to show off her trim midriff. 

Striking: Renee is set to portray the Hollywood icon in the true story about her final concerts in London, nearly 30 years after Garland (R) starred as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz
Striking: Renee is set to portray the Hollywood icon in the true story about her final concerts in London, nearly 30 years after Garland (R) starred as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz

Striking: Renee is set to portray the Hollywood icon in the true story about her final concerts in London, nearly 30 years after Garland (R) starred as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz

Stepping back in time: The actress looked virtually unrecognisable in a well-coiffed brown wig with a large bouffant characteristic of Garland's image as she filmed scenes reminiscent of the sixties with her love interest co-star 
Stepping back in time: The actress looked virtually unrecognisable in a well-coiffed brown wig with a large bouffant characteristic of Garland's image as she filmed scenes reminiscent of the sixtieds with her love interest co-star

Stepping back in time: The actress looked virtually unrecognisable in a well-coiffed brown wig with a large bouffant characteristic of Garland's image as she filmed scenes reminiscent of the sixties with her love interest co-star

Uncanny: The actress certainly looked like the right fit for the job as she swapped out her trademark blonde locks for the short brunette wig

Uncanny: The actress certainly looked like the right fit for the job as she swapped out her trademark blonde locks for the short brunette wig

A-list: She added to the lavish movie-star feel with an opulent furry dark brown jacket, which was belted in the middle to show off her trim midriff
A-list: She added to the lavish movie-star feel with an opulent furry dark brown jacket, which was belted in the middle to show off her trim midriff

A-list: She added to the lavish movie-star feel with an opulent furry dark brown jacket, which was belted in the middle to show off her trim midriff

Wow! A first-look image of Renee Zellweger portraying Judy Garland was released on Monday, showing impeccable attention to detail for the coveted role

Wow! A first-look image of Renee Zellweger portraying Judy Garland was released on Monday, showing impeccable attention to detail for the coveted role

Renee's era-defining look was complete with a pair of camel-coloured straight-leg trousers and she added a tiny boost to her frame with black kitten court heels.  

The star toted all of her essentials in a quilted black handbag, which was effortlessly draped off her shoulder and accessorised with a pair of gold hoop earrings. 

She opted for a simple slick of make-up, taking into account Judy's striking, natural features by focusing on blusher on her cheeks and outlined eyes. 

Renee was joined by handsome actor Finn, who effortlessly took on the role of Mickey, in a long brown coat, maroon-coloured trousers and a matching scarf. 

Back in time: Renee's era-defining look was complete with a pair of camel-coloured straight-leg trousers and she added a tiny boost to her frame with black kitten court heels

Back in time: Renee's era-defining look was complete with a pair of camel-coloured straight-leg trousers and she added a tiny boost to her frame with black kitten court heels

Timeless glamour: The star toted all of her essentials in a quilted black handbag, which was effortlessly draped off her shoulder

Timeless glamour: The star toted all of her essentials in a quilted black handbag, which was effortlessly draped off her shoulder

Eternal: She opted for a simple slick of make-up, taking into account Judy's striking, natural features by focusing on blusher on her cheeks and outlined eyes
Eternal: She opted for a simple slick of make-up, taking into account Judy's striking, natural features by focusing on blusher on her cheeks and outlined eyes

Eternal: She opted for a simple slick of make-up, taking into account Judy's striking, natural features by focusing on blusher on her cheeks and outlined eyes

Era-defining: Renee was joined by handsome actor Finn, who effortlessly took on the role of Mickey, in a long brown coat, maroon-coloured trousers and a matching scarf

Era-defining: Renee was joined by handsome actor Finn, who effortlessly took on the role of Mickey, in a long brown coat, maroon-coloured trousers and a matching scarf

Finn, a Massachusetts native, is a talented actor in his own right and began his career in Broadway as Happy in Death of a Salesman.

The Juilliard trained actor's on-screen credits includes the likes of All My Children, Criminal Minds, La La Land and most noticeably American Horror Story. 

In the biopic, Renee and Finn will star alongside Harry Potter actor Sir Michael Gambon and War And Peace actress Jessie Buckley.

The project will be in good hands and is being directed by double Olivier Award-winner Rupert Goold.

Acclaimed: Finn, a Massachusetts native, is a talented actor in his own right and began his career in Broadway as Happy in Death of a Salesman
Acclaimed: Finn, a Massachusetts native, is a talented actor in his own right and began his career in Broadway as Happy in Death of a Salesman

Acclaimed: Finn, a Massachusetts native, is a talented actor in his own right and began his career in Broadway as Happy in Death of a Salesman

Stardom: The Juilliard trained actor's on-screen credits includes the likes of All My Children, Criminal Minds, La La Land and most noticeably American Horror Story

Stardom: The Juilliard trained actor's on-screen credits includes the likes of All My Children, Criminal Minds, La La Land and most noticeably American Horror Story

Line-up: In the biopic, Renee and Finn will star alongside Harry Potter actor Sir Michael Gambon and War And Peace actress Jessie Buckley
Line-up: In the biopic, Renee and Finn will star alongside Harry Potter actor Sir Michael Gambon and War And Peace actress Jessie Buckley

Line-up: In the biopic, Renee and Finn will star alongside Harry Potter actor Sir Michael Gambon and War And Peace actress Jessie Buckley

Good eye: The project will be in good hands and is being directed by double Olivier Award-winner Rupert Goold

Good eye: The project will be in good hands and is being directed by double Olivier Award-winner Rupert Goold

Icon: The film shows the charismatic yet fragile star’s battle with management while dealing with the struggle of spending her whole life in the spotlight and her yearning to be at home with her children; seen in 1948

Icon: The film shows the charismatic yet fragile star’s battle with management while dealing with the struggle of spending her whole life in the spotlight and her yearning to be at home with her children; seen in 1948

Storyline: Judy is set in 1968 and tells the story of Garland arriving in London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town nightclub
Storyline: Judy is set in 1968 and tells the story of Garland arriving in London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town nightclub

Storyline: Judy is set in 1968 and tells the story of Garland arriving in London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town nightclub

Later life: The movie follows 30 years after her rise to fame in The Wizard Of Oz

Later life: The movie follows 30 years after her rise to fame in The Wizard Of Oz

In her impressive career span, Judy starred in classic films including The Wizard of Oz, A Star Is Born and Meet Me in St. Louis.

Not only was she a leading actress in many movies, Garland also lent her voice across hundreds of notable soundtracks.

Judy is set in 1968 and tells the story of Garland arriving in London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town nightclub, 30 years after her rise to fame in The Wizard Of Oz. 

The film shows the charismatic yet fragile star’s battle with management while dealing with the struggle of spending her whole life in the spotlight and her yearning to be at home with her children.  

Judy, a joint venture between Pathe, BBC Films and Ingenious Media, will include some of Garland’s best-loved tunes, including her signature song Over The Rainbow. 

Legend: Not only was she a leading actress in many movies, Garland also lent her voice across hundreds of notable soundtracks; seen on set of A Star Is Born in 1954

Legend: Not only was she a leading actress in many movies, Garland also lent her voice across hundreds of notable soundtracks; seen on set of A Star Is Born in 1954

Talented: Renee certainly looks like the woman for the job, given her acclaimed acting abilities and remarkably similar appearance to Judy 

Talented: Renee certainly looks like the woman for the job, given her acclaimed acting abilities and remarkably similar appearance to Judy 

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Renee Zellweger transforms into Judy Garland for upcoming biopic

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