Travis Beacham Explains Evolution of Carnival Row

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Twitter user Shannon Corbeil asked Carnival Row creator Travis Beacham (pictured above with actress Tamzin Merchant who plays Imogen Spurnrose on the fantasy noir series) how the script called A Killing on Carnival Row for a full length feature film Beacham wrote in 2005 ended up as an Amazon Prime series coming out in 2019.

Beacham was happy to answer in a series of tweets and it’s an interesting read!

1) So Carnival Row was a short film I wrote in film school, wanting to direct. Born from a litany of bizarre influences. Dickens, The Third Man, Brassaï, Jack the Ripper lore, Celtic mythology, etc. But to my chagrin, the faculty balked at making it.

2) My screenwriting teacher convinced me to write the feature. This felt like the height of indulgence. I ADORED it but could not imagine anyone else would. It was so dense & weird. Then an alumni interning in LA asked me to send it to him, which I did, thinking nothing of it.

3) A month or so later, he calls me (still in film school) and says, “You should know you’re going to start getting phone calls.” And my life, truly, was never the same after that. Within a year, I had agents, I’d met Guillermo del Toro, and Carnival Row was on the Black List.

4) It was very warmly received in Hollywood, and sold to New Line, but quickly proved almost impossible to make for a host of dull reasons. So it became kind of a sacrificial lamb in my mind. This pure thing I loved intensely that had to die so I could have a career.

5) And it really was very dead. But it kept coming up. Years later, I’d still get asked in meetings, “Carnival Row, I loved that script. What’s going on with that one?” And I’d have to force a smile & say, “Oh I don’t know,” while thinking — you are never going to see that one.

6) But at some point, shortly after I took a bit of a thumping on an unrelated pilot experience, Legendary acquires Carnival Row from New Line. And Thomas Tull calls to ask, “So what do you think about making this as a tv show?” And like that, it wasn’t dead anymore.

7) Finally, we shopped it around. Amazon happily snapped it up. We wrote it. Hired a crew. Found a cast. Went to Prague. Built the Row. Shot the whole thing. And it’s coming out on August 30th, in open defiance of the natural order. #CarnivalRow

8) And I don’t know what lessons there are to draw. It’s still so surreal to me that it’s happening. I know people reach for comparisons b/c they have to, I guess, but to me it’s this thing that’s been in my life for ages and is suddenly real. Which is the craziest part.

(Source: Travis Beacham on Twitter)

 

Humpty Fu*king Dumpty Supports Mental Health Charity

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The @HumptyFilm account on Twitter announced today that the Curzon Soho allowed them to donate the fee, they lost due to the cancellation of the Humpty Fu*king Dumpty screening in June, to a charity of their chosing.

They chose Mind, a charity that supports people with mental health issues. Please check out their Twitter and Facebook accounts!

We think they couldn’t have found a worthier cause to support and add our thanks to Curzon Soho for allowing this donation to be made!

Carnival Row Press Reviews

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  • 15 August 2019: Merrill Barr for Forbes Magazine

Created by Travis Beacham and René Echevarria, Carnival Row takes place on an alternate earth where fae and other mythical creatures roam under the sneering eye of mankind, who have systematically decimated their kind bit by bit. And the tension is only growing as a string of murders within the mythic community seeks to undo what little peace remains.

What makes Carnival Row work is its commitment to launching into this kind of world with fleshed-out ideas. Since the series is choosing to take the path of claiming the world is as it is and not going the route of having the creatures be revealed as having lived in secret for generations, more care needed to be taken into crafting a world that feels lived in. And that care is clear and present from the first frame.

There will be those that try and compare the series to Netflix’s lackluster feature film attempt at this idea, Bright. But, where that film failed is where Carnival Row succeeds. There is never a moment of adjustment with the show. Once you’re in, you’re in. Very quickly, one stops viewing the characters as creatures and just starts viewing them as personalities, and that is no small feat.

Additionally, not only are the technical aspects just some of the most gorgeous artistry on television right now, the story is very followable, which is something many shows like this have a problem with. Audiences should have as easy a time getting into this world as they did for the likes of The Lord of The Rings and Harry Potter.

(Source: Forbes)

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  • 14 August 2019: Richard Trenholm for c|net

One of the […] subplots is a regency-style drama about venal aristocrats distressed to find they must share their fashionable address with a horned and hoofed newcomer. Tamzin Merchant sinks her teeth into the role of a spiteful ingenue whose naive games descend into darkness.

The whole thing is underpinned by layers of subtext dealing with racism, immigration and colonialism […] and weave[s] timely themes in among the pseudo-historical shenanigans and lurid action, taking in those who grease the wheels of oppression for their own benefit and a society that denigrates others while secretly enjoying their company.

A second season has already been confirmed, and the series does end strongly with seismic changes for the fantasy city.

(Source: c|net)

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  • 15 August 2019: Alex Maidy for JoBlo

David Gyasi portrays Agreus who develops a relationship with the human Imogen Spurnrose (Tamzin Merchant) to the chagrin of her brother Ezra (Andrew Gower). We also see the animosity from the police forces and political leadership, including Absalom Breakspear (Jared Harris) and his wife Piety (Indira Varma). The cast here truly are an ensemble with even relative newcomers Anna Rust and Karla Crome fleshing out their supporting roles.

[…] it is the character work led by Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevigne that makes this show interesting. If not for seeing characters with horns in almost every scene, you could easily take this as a period drama dealing with political and racial themes in a real world setting. As a testament to Travis Beacham‘s original story, Carnival Row comes across as a fully realized world that doesn’t play like anything else currently on television.

(Source: JoBlo)

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Carnival Row: Ezra Quote Card

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Today, we received this Ezra Spurnrose quote card via the official Carnival Row Twitter and Instagram account.

Andrew Gower shared the tweet telling us which decision to take.

15 days until Carnival Row comes exclusively to Amazon Prime! Visit our Gallery for more pictures!

More Midsomer Murders on ITV

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After a three months hiatus, Midsomer Murders returns to ITV with episode 20×04 “The Lions of Causton” (starring Outlander‘s Richard Rankin) in a new time-slot on Monday nights (instead of Sunday).

Considering ITV’s erratic scheduling, there’s unfortunately no guarantee that this means we will get Andrew Gower‘s episode “Send in the Clowns” two weeks later.

If ITV proceeds with episodes 5 and 6, they should air on the following dates:

  • 20×01 The Ghost of Causton Abbey: Sunday 10 March 2019, 8:00 – 10:00pm
  • 20×02 Death of the Small Copper: Sunday 17 March 2019, 8:00 – 10:00pm
  • 20×03 Drawing Dead: Sunday 19 May 2019, 8:00 – 10:00pm
  • 20×04 The Lions of Causton: Monday 26 August 2019, 8:30 – 10:30pm
  • 20×05 Till Death Do Us Part: Monday 1 September 2019, 8:30 – 10:30pm (unconfirmed)
  • 20×06 Send in the Clowns: Monday 8 September 2019, 8:30 – 10:30pm (unconfirmed)

We will try to confirm the dates for the remaining episodes as soon as possible!

 

Poldark Finale on BBC1

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The BBC Press Office announced today that the final two episodes of Poldark will air on BBC One over the August Holiday weekend.

Prepare yourselves for “an exciting action-packed double bill”. The penultimate episode of the series will air on Sunday 25 August 2019 at 8:00pm followed by the finale on Monday 26 August 2019 at 8:30pm.

To celebrate the double-bill announcement, an exclusive video has been released today, titled Mind The Gap – Writing Series Five, and featuring interviews with Aidan Turner, Jack Farthing, Gabriella Wilde, Beatie Edney, Luke Norris, Debbie Horsfield, Karen Thrussell and Andrew Graham.

During the bank holiday weekend, Poldark fans will be treated to an exclusive first-look clip of the finale straight after episode seven airs on BBC One. It will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer as well as on the BBC and Poldark social channels.

Plus this Friday, there is a special Live Facebook Q&A with Jack Farthing and Debbie Horsfield hosted by Richard Hope. It will take place at 5.30pm and Poldark fans can submit their questions online during the Q&A.

(Source: BBC)

Carnival Row Screening LA

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Carnival Row just announced an exclusive screening event at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles (CA) next Wednesday, 21 August 2019 at 7:30pm – 9 days before the official release on Amazon Prime.

To attend, you only need to email them here! Good luck!

Poldark Screenings USA

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Good news for our American Poldark fans: after screenings in London and Cornwall, the first episode of the 5th season of the popular period drama will also be presented at special events across the USA.

This post will be updated with information about the ones we can find! Click the links to find out more about the events and how to receive tickets.

Andrew Gower plays James Hadfield in the first two episodes of Poldark‘s final season, which airs Sunday nights at 9:00pm on BBC1 in the UK and is scheduled to be released on PBS (USA) on 29 September 2019. For more international air dates see this post.

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(Thank you to fan site Poldarked for the heads-up about the Charlottesville screening!)

New Humpy Fu*king Dumpty Stills

There are two new stills taken on the set of Humpty Fu*king Dumpty by photographer Dave Gleave. They show Andrew Gower as Tommy Quickly, the main protagonist of the short film about the Merseybeat singer.

According to Stephen Waltersrecent tweet, Andrew’s debut as an executive producer will go on the film festival circuit before being released to a wider audience.

Carnival Row: Character Card Ezra Spurnrose

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Andrew Gower posted this character card officially introducing his Carnival Row character Ezra Spurnrose on his Instagram today.

23 days until Carnival Row is released exclusively on Amazon Prime!

Visit our Gallery for more Behind the Scenes and Official Artwork for Carnival Row!

Humpty Fu*king Dumpty Trailer

Stephen Walters shared this trailer for his and Andrew Gower‘s short film Humpty Fu*king Dumpty on Twitter alongside the news that it is “going on the festival circuit”.

Good luck to Humpty Fu’king Dumpty and watch this space for updates on dates and times of the film festivals it will be shown at.

 

New BtS Photo from Miss Scarlet and the Duke

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Miss Scarlet and the Duke director Declan O’Dwyer posted this new photo of Andrew Gower as Rupert Parker from filming the new Victorian detective series on his Instagram account.

Have a look at the original post, the comments (incl. Andrew’s) are hilarious!

Carnival Row: Season 2 in Pre-Production

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Judging by the latest posts by Carnival Row‘s writer/producer Travis Beacham and writer Marc Guggenheim pre-production for Amazon Prime show’s second season is well under way. It also looks like after experiencing “The Beast from the East” in the Czech Republic while filming season one, production is now headed for warmer locations.

The pictures shared by Travis Beacham and Marc Guggenheim show the Croatian city of Dubrovnik. Fantasy fans might recognize the town on the Adriatic sea as the set of King’s Landing in HBO hit series Game of Thrones, the show that has been suggested Carnival Row is replacing.

Carnival Row season 1 will be released exclusively on Amazon Prime on Friday 30 August 2019. We have no information yet whether Andrew Gower will reprise his role as Ezra Spurnrose for another season.

Miss Scarlet and the Duke: Meet Rupert Parker

Andrew Gower surprised us today with these two images showcasing his new character Rupert Parker in the upcoming period crime drama Miss Scarlet and the Duke.

Previously director Declan O’Dwyer had only revealed a partial shot of Andrew on his Instagram account. Production for the 6-part mini series is currently underway in Dublin (Ireland).

We are very intrigued and can’t wait to find out who Rupert Parker is! We will keep you posted as soon as and when we find out more.

Follow Miss Scarlet and the Duke on Instagram and visit our Gallery for more BtS photos from set.

New Carnival Row Teaser feat. Ezra Spurnrose

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Following the announcement that another season of Carnival Row is in the works, Amazon also released another teaser trailer and this one finally gave us the first official look at Ezra Spurnrose played by Andrew Gower.

Watch this gif of the short sequence that features Ezra with his sister Imogen (Tamzin Merchant).

You can watch the entire trailer here:

Visit our Gallery for more pictures from Carnival Row including screencaps from the trailer and Andrew’s sequence!

Carnival Row Season 2 Confirmed

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Great news as it is now official: Carnival Row has been picked up for a second season by Amazon and it’s already in development!

The signs have been there for a while from head writer Travis Beacham mentioning talks about another season back in February 2019 to the addition of writer Marc Bernadin to the writing team in March 2019 after principal photography for season 1 had ended.

Variety and Deadline reporting the news now confirms all previous speculation. Big congratulations to the entire cast and crew on this amazing accomplishment (34 days before the release of the show’s first season)!

Unfortunately there is no information yet whether Andrew Gower will reprise his role as Ezra Spurnrose.

Watch Carnival Row on Amazon Prime on 30 August 2019!

Poldark 5×02 Screencaps

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The second – and sadly Andrew’s final – episode of Poldark‘s 5th season aired tonight in the UK – time to say good-bye to James Hadfield, yet again an “insanely” good performance by Andrew Gower.

What did you think of the episode? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

As always we have a full set of screencaps of Andrew’s scenes from the episode in our Gallery here!

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Poldark 5×02 (Synopsis)

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After Ned Despard’s (Vincent Regan) release from prison, Ross (Aidan Turner) must now help him restore his good name and have him reinstated as Superintendent of British Honduras.  Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) and the children have come to London and together with Ned’s wife Kitty (Kerri McLean) tries to support their husbands.

Back in Cornwall, Prudie (Beatie Edney) has her hands full with ambitious new farm hand Tess (Sofia Oxenham), Morwenna (Ellise Chappell) and Drake Carne (Harry Richardson) make slow progress finding some intimacy in their married life while young Valentine (Woody Norman) feels neglected after his mother’s death and the arrival of new baby Ursula.

Dr Enys (Luke Norris) gives his talk about insanity at the Royal College of Surgeons and his words are met with doubt and disapproval. Only one man in the audience shows genuine interest, who introduces himself as Thomas Erskine (Peter Forbes), James Hadfield‘s (Andrew Gower) lawyer. He convinces Dr Enys to testify on Hadfield’s behalf at court to save him from being executed for treason.

Meanwhile, George Warleggan’s (Jack Farthing) mental health issues become more and more apparent, and his uncle Cary Warleggan (Pip Torrens) decides to take measure into his own hands…

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Visit our Gallery for more screencaps from this episode!

Carnival Row: Philo’s and Vignette’s Story

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For everyone not being able to attend San Diego Comic Con this weekend, Amazon Prime have released two brand new trailers for their upcoming fantasy series Carnival Row, giving us a more detailed look into this new world and its two main characters, Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingne) and Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom).

The eight-part series, from René Echevarria, Travis Beacham and Legendary Television, is set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man. The growing population struggles to coexist with humans — forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective, Rycroft Philostrate (Bloom), and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society. Vignette harbors a secret that endangers Philo’s world during his most important case yet: a string of gruesome murders threatening the uneasy peace of the Row. […]

David Gyasi, Karla Crome, Indira Varma, Tamzin Merchant and Simon McBurney also star, and Andrew Gower and Jamie Harris recur.

(Source: Deadline)

Carnival Row will launch in a world wide release on 30 August 2019 on Amazon Prime.

  • Philo’s Story
  • Vignette’s Story

Visit our Gallery for more pictures from Carnival Row including screencaps from both trailers!

Poldark S5 – International Air Dates

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Here’s an overview over the release dates for Poldark‘s final season as far as we could find them. If you have any further info, please contact us on Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail, so we can edit this list!

  • U.K. – Sunday 14 July 2019, 9:00 – 10:00 pm on BBC1
  • Ireland – Sunday 14 July 2019 via BBC cable
  • Belgium – Sunday 14 July 2019 via BBC cable
  • Spain – Monday 15 July 2019
  • The Netherlands – Monday 15 July 2019
  • Germany – Monday 15 July 2019 on demand on Sony Channel
  • Austria – Monday 15 July 2019 on demand on Sony Channel
  • Switzerland – Monday 15 July 2019 on demand on Sony Channel
  • Norway – Tuesday 16 July 2019
  • Finland – Tuesday 6 August 2019
  • Australia – Saturday 17 August 2019, 8:30 – 9:30pm on ABC TV
  • South Africa – August 2019
  • The US – Sunday 29 September 2019 on PBS
  • New Zealand – Tuesday 20 August 2019 on Prime

Watch this space! We’ll add dates and countries to the list as soon and when we get them.

We can’t wait for you to meet Andrew Gower‘s character James Hadfield!

Poldark S5 in Germany

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In a surprise move the German Sony Channel have announced yesterday that they will show the season 5 episodes of British period drama Poldark only 24 hours after they’ve premiered in the UK.

The channel can be received in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. For more information, please have a look at the Sony Channel website here.

We are very excited that our German, Swiss and Austrian fans will be able to see the new episodes and Andrew Gower as James Hadfield (who is now confirmed for the first two episodes!)

Schon ab heute liegt die erste neue Folge in der englischen Originalfassung mit deutschen Untertiteln in den Sony-Channel-Mediatheken von Vodafone, Unitymedia, MagentaTV und Prime Video Channels bereit.

Auch die weiteren Episoden werden jeweils nur 24 Stunden nach der Premiere in Großbritannien on Demand zur Verfügung gestellt. Die deutsche Synchronfassung wird voraussichtlich im Herbst im Sony Channel zu sehen sein.

(Source: Fernsehserien.de)


For everyone looking forward to the German dubbed version, the wait is almost over: Sony Channel will show the final 8 episodes in German weekly, starting on Tuesday, 15 October 2019 at 9:15pm.

Poldark 5×01 Screencaps

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The first episode of the final Poldark season finally premiered in the UK – and with that we also got to meet James Hadfield, as always magnificently played by Andrew Gower.

What did you think of the episode? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

If you want to re-live Andrew’s scenes (or don’t mind spoilers if you live outside the UK), have a look at our complete set of screencaps from the episode!

Find them in our Gallery here! Or read our brief episode re-cap here.

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Poldark 5×01 (Synopsis)

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The fifth and final season of the popular British perdiod drama is set just after the turn of the century in 1800. The characters are still reeling from the tragic events of the previous season finale, when Ross (Aidan Turner) receives a letter from an old friend who is wrongfully imprisoned and needs his help.

Ross promptly leaves for London, leaving his wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) “to run the farm, the mine and the family” back in Cornwall, where there is unrest caused by some unemployed commoners. Demelza tries to appease them by employing the cocky Tess (Sofia Oxenham) as a farm hand. This, however, does nothing to help the situation…

While attempting to help his friend Ned Despard (Vincent Regan) in London, Ross also encounters a man named James Hadfield (Andrew Gower) on several occassions, who preaches the Second Coming of Christ and who is willing to go to some extreme lengths to bring it about. Meanwhile Ross’ efforts don’t go unnoticed either…

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Visit our Gallery for more screencaps from this episode!

Miss Scarlet and the Duke: First glimpse of Andrew Gower

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After sharing some BtS pictures with his followers on Instagram since Miss Scarlet and the Duke began principal photography last week, Declan O’Dwyer teased Andrew Gower‘s look as Rupert Parker today, with the promise that “the rest of him is to follow – soonish.”

As always, we cannot wait to see more!

Visit our Miss Scarlet and the Duke Gallery for more BtS pictures!

Poldark S5 in Australia

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We are receiving a lot of questions about the airdate for Poldark in Australia. With some research we found out that ABC TV is currently doing a re-run of series 4 and we assume this will lead directly into the new episodes.

Upcoming this Saturday 13 July 2019 is episode 4×04, which means the series 4 finale will probably be broadcast on Saturday 10 August 2019.

If this is true, series 5 could premier in Australia on

>>> Saturday 17 August 2019 <<<

At this point this is only speculation* but we will update this post with new information as soon and when we get them. If you have any further details, we’d be eternally grateful if you could let us know so we can share it with other fans! You can contact us on Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail!

The final series of popular perdiod drama Poldark, which will see Andrew Gower as historical figure James Hadfield, premiers on BBC 1 in the UK on Sunday 14 July 2019 at 9pm, and on PBS in the USA on Sunday 29 September 2019 at 9/8c.


* ABC TV have now confirmed the date!

Andrew to investigate with Miss Scarlet and the Duke

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Andrew Gower‘s IMDb page was updated today with a new project: it appears he’s currently filming a new period crime drama called Miss Scarlet and the Duke, starring Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders, The Crown) as the first female detective in 19th century London.

According to IMDb, he’s playing a character named Rupert Parker. Not much else is known at this point, so watch this space and follow director Declan O’Dwyer on Twitter or Instagram, whose tweet last week made us sit up and take notice and who is regularly sharing BTS shots from set.

 

 

 

Poldark S5 on PBS

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PBS have announced the release date for the 5th series of period drama Poldark.

Our American followers can watch the episodes – featuring Andrew Gower as James Hadfield – starting on Sunday 29 September 2019 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS!

BBC One premiers the final series in the UK this Sunday 14 July 2019 at 9pm.

We are trying to find out more dates for other countries for you and we’ll inform you as soon and when we get them. If you know a date for your country, please let us know so we can share it with other fans.

You can contact us on Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail!

 

Poldark Fans: Meet James Hadfield!

Thanks to FarFarAwaySite.com, we can present to you the first picture of Andrew Gower as James Hadfield as he appears in the 5th and final season of Poldark. At least this time we get a proper look at his face, unblocked by any weapons or other items. 😉

>>> See the full sized picture in our Gallery! <<<

6 things we learned from the new Poldark series 5 trailer

Radio Times have broken down the new Poldark season 5 trailer for us and presented a list of six things we’ve learned from it.

Spoiler alert: item number six on their list comes with a familiar face!

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It’s none other than our Andrew Gower aka James Hadfield!

Episode 1 of Poldark‘s final season is now confirmed to air on BBC One on Sunday 14 July 2019 at 9pm.

Read the whole Radio Times article here.

Poldark: First Teaser Trailer

The BBC have finally released a first teaser trailer for the upcoming final season of Poldark, which will air in the UK starting Sunday, 14 July 2019.

It not only gives fans an idea what the new season is about, it also offered a first glance at James Hadfield, the character Andrew Gower is portraying. In case you missed him, here he is!

Poldark S5 on BBC – Date, Cast & Plot

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A little sooner than expected the BBC have announced the released date for the first episode of hit TV show Poldark’s final season. As we’ve speculated before it is:

>>> 14 July 2019 <<<

They also added a synopsis for the first of eight episodes * (contains spoilers!):

The Poldarks look forward to life together in peace, but a plea from Ross’s old Army Colonel, Ned Despard (Vincent Regan), compels him to the capital to help.

As Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) manages their affairs in Cornwall she encounters disenchantment and a new opponent, Tess (Sofia Oxenham). George (Jack Farthing) meanwhile struggles to engage with the world after Elizabeth’s death and it falls to Cary (Pip Torrens) to expand the family empire – as Valentine (Woody Norman) struggles to find his place within it.

Arriving in London, Ross (Aidan Turner) finds a city gripped with paranoia, and is determined to save Ned from the conspiracy that imprisoned him.

George enters into an alliance with the merchant behind Ned’s imprisonment, Ralph Hanson (Peter Sullivan), whose business is in upholding the slave trade. Meanwhile, Geoffrey Charles (Freddie Wise) decides to follow in Ross’s footsteps and enter the military – but also finds himself drawn to Cecily Hanson (Lily Dodsworth-Evans), Ralph’s daughter.

As George’s grief leads the Warleggans into uncharted and worrying territory, Ross discovers a grave plot and is urged to heroism, while Demelza is forced into action herself back at home.

(Source: BBC One)

Even if Andrew Gower isn’t mentioned, we can assure you: James Hadfield will be part of the new season!


ETA:

The BBC have now confirmed that Poldark S5 has eight (instead of the previously reported six) episodes.

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Amazon Prime Day Concert feat. Carnival Row

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Amazon Prime is promoting its annual Amazon Prime Day and its Amazon Music subscription service with a special concert featuring Taylor Swift on Wednesday 10 July 2019. Prime Members can watch the concert, which will take place in an unknown location in New York City, live at 9:00pm ET (2:00am BST / 3:00am CET). It will also be available to Prime members to stream on-demand after the live show for a limited time with select songs from each performance.

The two-hour special will also feature live performances by Dua Lipa, SZA, and Becky G. The “Prime Day Concert” will be hosted by comedian-actress Jane Lynch.

Why is this important to us?

During the 2019 Prime Day Concert, Amazon will promote “Carnival Row,” the upcoming Amazon original fantasy drama series starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, slated to premiere Aug. 30.

(Source: Variety)

Let’s hope Amazon Prime will not only make parts of the concert available to watch later on but also the (presumably) new material they’re releasing for Carnival Row, and hopefully it will give us a first look at Andrew Gower as Ezra Spurnrose!


ETA:

In addition to the concert in New York City, there will also be concerts in London (UK) featuring Rita Ora on 10 July 7:45pm at a “secret location in East London” and at “Muffathalle” in Munich (Germany) with performances by Die Fantastischen Vier and Clueso on Tuesday 9 July 2019 at 6:00pm (CET).

The majority of tickets to the event are being reserved exclusively for Prime members who are invited to enter the competition from today for a chance to win a pair at www.amazon.co.uk/primedayparty. There will also be a limited number of tickets at the door on the day – available to everyone on a first come, first served basis.

The same promotional content for Amazon Prime’s upcoming and returning series, including Carnival Row, is expected during the live streaming of both concerts.

German Release Date for Carnival Row

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The German website film.tv has some new information on Carnival Row, Andrew’s upcoming fantasy series.

According to film.tv, Amazon Prime will release a German dubbed version on their streaming platform on Friday, 22 November 2019 after the world wide release of the English original on Friday, 30 August 2019.

Their news article also gives some additional clues about Ezra Spurnrose, Andrew’s character:

Andrew Gower (Outlander – Die Highland Saga) als Ezra Spurnose, der neurotische Sohn eines wohlhabenden Uhrmachers, der kürzlich das Vermögen seines verstorbenen Vaters bei dem gefährliche Unternehmen verzockt hat, Wanderarbeiter aus den Heimatländern der Feen zu überführen

(Source: film.tv)

Translation:

Andrew Gower (Outlander) plays Ezra Spurnrose, the neurotic son of a prosperous watchmaker, who’s lately gambled his deceased father’s fortune on the considerably more risky enterprise of ferrying migrant workers from the fae homelands.

Ezra sounds more and more like a great character for Andrew to play, doesn’t he?

Read more German news about Carnival Row on film.tv:

Carnival Row Heading to SDCC

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With a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Carnival Row, Amazon Prime Video have announced that they will present the fantasy-noir series at San Diego Comic Con in July this year.

Doors will open at 7:30pm on Saturday, 20 July 2019 at 450 2nd Ave (San Diego, CA) for a pre-party, followed by a 9:00pm screening.

According to show creator Travis Beacham’s Twitter, he will be accompanied by Carnival Row‘s main cast Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne as well as Tamzin Merchant, David Gyasi and writer Marc Guggenheim.

Andrew Gower plays recurring character Ezra Spurnrose on Carnival Row. We’re still waiting to see some official material of him in character while actor Brian Caspe has already been confirmed for the show’s second season.


ETA:

The Carnival Row panel will take place in Ballroom 20 at SDCC on 19 July 2019 at 4:45 pm!

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More pictures from Airdrie Celebrity Football Match

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Glaswegian photographer Robert Koosh took these wonderful photos at the Airdrie Celebrity Football Match on 22 June 2019 and kindly gave us permission to share them with you!

You’ll find all pictures of our Andrew Gower in our Gallery.

Visit Robert Koosh’s Gallery to see all pictures from the match, and take a look at his website. Follow him on Instagram, give him a like on Facebook, and consider hiring him for your next event. He’s fantastic!

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Andrew at the Airdrie Charity Football Match

Andrew took part in the Charity Football Match for the Airdrie Community Trust organized by Ross Owen (host of The Ross Owen Show) today. Thank you so very much to the fan who shared these pictures and video with us!

Visit our Gallery for more pictures!

Some fans also shared their pictures with Andrew on Twitter. Check them out! Continue reading “Andrew at the Airdrie Charity Football Match”

Pre-Order Poldark S5 on Blu-ray and DVD

We’re still about a month away from the premiere of Poldark’s final series but you can already pre-order your copy. You can either buy it individually or own the complete series 1 -5 in a box set on Blu-ray or DVD.

Both box sets are confirmed to be released on 2 September 2019. The final artwork for the box sets is yet to be confirmed.

Crocodile Easter Egg in Black Mirror S5

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Season 5 of Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker‘s dystopian anthology series, was released on Netflix on 5 June 2019, and provided its eagle-eyed viewers with a whole set of Easter eggs yet again. One of them is a direct nod to Andrew Gower‘s season 4 episode “Crocodile”.

The following text contains SPOILERS for “Crocodile”, so we’d advise you not to continue reading if you haven’t seen the episode yet!


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If you recall, “Crocodile” centers around architect Mia Nolan (Andrea Riseborough) who fears that her involvement in an old hit-and-run accident is exposed through a device that is used to extract the memory of witnesses in insurance claims. To cover up her initial crime, she commits three more murders. The episode ends with Mia at her son’s school recital while the police pick up her last victim’s pet, a guinea pig, the only witness to her last crime.

Mia’s fate seems clear but Black Mirror‘s season 5 episode “Ashley Too” now confirms it with this news crawl and it is good to know that one of Black Mirror‘s “most horrendous characters” got what she deserved!

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Several more Easter eggs referencing “Crocodile” can also be found in Andrew Scott‘s Black Mirror episode “Smithereens”. Read this Radio Times article to learn more!

Carnival Row: Official Artwork

carnivalrow_20190603165124The official Carnival Row Instagram account has now also released a first series of official artwork for Andrew Gower‘s upcoming fantasy-noir series which will premier on 30 August 2019 on Amazon Prime starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne.

Visit our Gallery for more Carnival Row pictures!

Carnival Row: First Look and Release Date

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After the Carnival Row Writers Room account on Instagram has been teasing new material for the upcoming Amazon Prime series, we have been finally give a first teaser trailer and a release date.

>>> 30 August 2019 <<<

We expect this to be a world wide release and the series is included in a Prime membership.

Watch the full teaser trailer here:

Poldark Screening in Cornwall

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If you missed out on tickets for the BFI screening and Q&A in London, here’s another chance to see the first episode of the final Poldark season before TV audiences will:

The BBC announced a second screening plus Q&A at the Regal Theatre in Redruth (Cornwall) on Thursday, 20 June 2019.

How to get tickets

  • More than 300 tickets will be available to the public through the BBC’s Shows and Tours website
  • Tickets are likely to be oversubscribed so will be allocated through a random draw. You can apply for a maximum of two tickets
  • You have until 5.30pm on Friday 7 June to register
  • Full terms and conditions can be found on the BBC Shows and Tours website

You will also have the chance to meet the cast of Poldark at the red carpet before the event.

Confirmed guests for the event are: Eleanor Tomlinson (Demelza Poldark), Jack Farthing (George Warleggan), and Ellise Chappell (Morwenna Carne), as well as Debbie Horsfield (Writer and Executive Producer) and Karen Thurssell (Mammouth Screen Executive Producer). The live Q&A session that follows the screening will be hosted by BBC Radio Cornwall presenter Debbie McCrory.

Carnival Row in Final Editing

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According to actor Ryan Hayes‘s Instagram, who will play Constable Hatch in Andrew‘s upcoming fantasy-noir series Carnival Row, the Amazon Prime production is in its final stages! The actor was called in for an ADR (automated dialogue replacement) session which is usually done towards the end of the editing and post-production process.

Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne will star in the series that is scheduled to be released later this year.

With his roles in the upcoming final season of Poldark, Carnival Row and his guest appearance on Midsomer Murders, fans of Andrew Gower really have a lot to look forward to this year!

Is Carnival Row the new Game of Thrones?

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Is Carnival Row the new Game of Thrones? WMagazine thinks so!

In their article, they make a strong case for it:

[U]nlike Thrones, Carnival Row will take place in a vaguely futuristic city (albeit with Victorian-era touches, in a steampunk sort of way), and instead of ongoing wars and battle scenes, it will instead take on the form of a neo-noir mystery. Still, there’s not only enough that appears to be in the show’s DNA (including magical creatures and scheming members of a ruling upper class) to hook Thrones fans, but a few familiar faces from the Thrones cast will appear as well (in addition to veterans of the Outlander, Star Trek, Star Wars, and Misfits franchises).

What is Carnival Row even about?

Essentially, it’s a fantasy series about the tensions of an immigration crisis.

It all takes place in the “neo-Victorian” city of Burgue, a city dominated by humans, but tensions emerge when magical creatures like elves and faeries start fleeing to the city as refugees once war breaks out in their homeland. As seems to be unfortunately natural to humans, they don’t react too kindly to the outsiders. To make matters worse, a bunch of the newly arrived faeries end up murdered, including at least one faerie showgirl in the part of the city known as the titular “Carnival Row.” Most of the humans don’t really seem to care until a lone detective decides to take up the case. [Orlando] Bloom plays that detective, named Rycroft Philostrate, while [Cara] Delevingne plays a faerie known as Vignette Stonemoss.[…]

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Who else is in the cast?

Indira Varma [Ellaria Sand, Game of Thrones] plays Piety Breakspear, who is described as “the regal and cunning matriarch of the powerful family that rules the city of the Burgue.” […]

Misfits vet Karla Crome plays another faerie with a gift for poetry who is forced to work in a brothel to survive.

Our Andrew Gower gets a mention, too!

[…] Tamzin Merchant [Running Naked, Ark], the actress who was originally cast as Daenerys in Throne‘s ill-fated original pilot episode, also has a major role.

Merchant (Salem) and Andrew Gower (Outlander) play brother and sister Imogen and Ezra Spurnrose. They hail from a wealthy family that’s falling on tough times, so they enter a business deal with a “Puck” who has moved across the street. And, in a bit of a taboo move, Imogen may or may not be falling in love with that Puck.

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Read the full article here!

Win Tickets to the Poldark BFI Screening

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The official Poldark Facebook page is giving away free tickets for the BFI Screening of the first episode of season 5 including a Q&A with actors Aidan Turner (Ross Poldark), Ellise Chappell (Morwenna Carne), Luke Norris (Dwight Enys), and writer Debbie Horsfield.

Andrew will play historical figure James Hadfield in the upcoming series.

The event will take place at BFI Southbank (Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT) on Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at 6:15pm.

Follow this link for further information on how to win the tickets. Good luck! 🤞🍀


You can also enter the competition on Twitter and Instagram!

Air Date for Poldark S5?

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Because we all cannot wait to see the new season of Poldark – and Andrew Gower as James Hadfield! – we couldn’t help ourselves and here’s a little speculation!

Previously, we thought we might get S5 as soon as 9 June but that date seems unlikely now as the BFI screening is scheduled only 4 days earlier, on 5 June.

So where does that leave us with Poldark‘s new season?

From 19 May until 7 July, Poldark‘s usual time-slot on Sunday nights 9pm on BBC One is taken by new show Gentleman Jack. Which means Poldark could take over its rightful place on 14 July! A date just over a month after the exclusive BFI screening does seem likely. So let’s start the countdown till 14 July and hope for the best!


ETA: Fixed the number of episodes of Gentleman Jack and updated the speculated air date for Poldark.

Midsomer Murders Returns to ITV!

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Thanks to the Radio Times we can now confirm that series 20 of British detective drama Midsomer Murders will return to ITV on Sunday 19 May 2019! ITV had previously only shown the first two episodes before giving the time slot to period drama Victoria.

Although only episode 3 “Drawing Dead” shows up on their website, it also says “episode 3 of 6”, so we’re hoping that there won’t be another hiatus and all four remaining episodes of S20, including Andrew‘s episode “Send in the Clowns” will be shown. He is joined by fellow Outlander alumni Annette Badland (series regular), Richard Rankin (“The Lions of Causton”) and Being Human‘s Jason Watkins (“Send in the Clowns”).


ETA: Midsomer Murders will actually go back on hiatus after only one episode is shown. It will be replaced by detective drama Vera on Sunday 26 May.

We’ll keep you updated when it returns.

Humpty Fu*king Dumpty Screening Cancelled

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Very sad news reached us today. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Andrew Gower and Stephen Walters unfortunately had to cancel the screening of their short film Humpty Fu*king Dumpty, scheduled for 10 June 2019 in London.

They send their apologies and thank the fans for their support.

We’re gutted about the news and hope we can report more positive news about Humpty Fu*king Dumpty soon again.

For now we can only send both Andrew and Stephen positive vibes and well wishes, and the reassurance of our unwavering love and support!

#TeamHumptyDumpty

Poldark BFI Screening and Q&A

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The BFI (British Film Institute) has announced the date for a special screening event for the first episode of Poldark‘s fifth and final season. You will be able to see the episode and attend the following Q&A with confirmed guests Aidan Turner (Ross Poldark), Jack Farthing (George Warleggan), Luke Norris (Dwight Enys), Ellise Chappell (Morwenna Carne), and writer Debbie Horsfield.

Booking for this special event opens on 17 May 2019 at 11:30am. You can book tickets here.

The event itself takes place on Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at 6:15pm at BFI Southbank (Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT).

The description on the website reads as follows:

It’s a new century, but the past casts a long shadow over Cornwall, and when an old friend needs help, Ross is compelled to challenge the establishment and question his loyalties to king and country.

Is it just us or does this “old friend” sound like one James Hadfield (played by our Andrew Gower)? We sure hope so!

Andrew at Texas Gathering

This past weekend, Andrew Gower and Stephen Walters attended a private gathering of Outlander fans in Texas (USA). Despite it being a strictly private event, some attendees took to social media to share some moments of their time with the Liverpudlian actors.

Follow Andrew Gower Fans on Twitter or Instagram to see more pictures from the event!

Thanks to YouTube user Samantha Kraupner we can also share these videos with you. Andrew and Stephen treated the attendees with a special private concert at the event and performed some Beatles song plus “Do you Remember”, the song they wrote for their short film Humpty Fu*king Dumpty. Continue reading “Andrew at Texas Gathering”

Humpty Fu*king Dumpty World Premiere

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10 June 2019 !!!

Mark your calendars: This is the date the world will see Andrew‘s and Stephen Walters‘ short film Humpty Fu*king Dumpty for the first time. As the Humpty Dumpty Twitter account announced today, the premiere will take place on this day at the Curzon Soho in London.

They also announced a contest: reply to their tweet and win tickets for the premiere!

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Go tweet and re-tweet! #TeamHumptyDumpty


ETA: On 3 May 2019, Andrew and Stephen sadly had to announce the cancellation of the screening. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear about any new development!

Watch Andrew Play Football!

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If you ever wanted to see Andrew play football (and we know you do!) here’s your chance!

Ross Owen of The Ross Owen Show is organizing a charity football match for the Airdrie Community Trust and Andrew has agreed to join the “Legends” team who will play against the AllStar team on Saturday, 22 June 2019 at the Penny Cars Stadium in Airdrie.

Pre-match entertainment starts at 11am and includes X-Factor’s Garry Greig and Mark the Piper. Kick-off is at 1pm.

Scott Reid (Carnival Row), Outlander alumni Scott Kyle and Richard Rankin are among the other players announced for the tournament.

Tickets (adults – £10, children – £5) are available online and at the stadium.

For more information visit the website or contact Ross Owen on Twitter!

 

Humpty Dumpty Poster Art

As an Easter present for all their fans and Humpty Dumpty supporters, the official Humpty Dumpty Twitter account shared these amazing two posters with their followers.

Which one is your favourite? If you’re on Twitter, let them know and tag @HumptyFilm, @TheAndrewGower and @StephenWalters in your tweet!

 

Midsomer Murders in Australia

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Season 20 of British detective drama Midsomer Murders is finally also coming to Australia! Catch all episodes on Foxtel Chan 105.

Andrew Gower is guest starring in the last episode of the season, “Send in the Clowns”, joining fellow Outlander alumni Annette Badland (new series regular), Richard Rankin (ep 04) and Being Human‘s Jason Watkins (ep 06).

  • 20×01 The Ghost of Causton Abbey: 20 April 2019, 8:30 – 10:30pm
  • 20×02 Death of the Small Copper: 27 April 2019, 8:30 – 10:30pm
  • 20×03 Drawing Dead: 4 May 2019, 8:30 – 10:30pm
  • 20×04 The Lions of Causton: 11 May 2019, 8:30 – 10:30pm
  • 20×05 Till Death Do Us Part: 18 May 2019, 8:30 – 10:30pm
  • 20×06 Send in the Clowns: 25 May 2019, 8:30 – 10:30pm

Season 20 of Midsomer Murders has already aired in several other countries, including the USA and Canada, Norway and Sweden, South Africa, Belgium and the Netherlands, France, New Zealand and (partially) in the UK.

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Thank you to Twitter user sistalma for the heads up!

Why did Midsomer Murders disappear from ITV – and when is it coming back?

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Unfortunately, not even DigitalSpy can answer these questions for sure. In their article they discuss the reasons why beloved British procedural Midsomer Murders disappeared so quickly after only two episodes of Series 20 aired in its home country.

Midsomer fans watching on ITV had already endured a lengthy wait before getting to enjoy the latest episodes: series 20 only launched in the UK in March of this year, but all six episodes have been available in the US through the streaming services Acorn TV and BritBox since May 2018.

British TV shows being released in the US first before being broadcast in the UK is not unprecedented: ITV’s Victoria, the show that coincidentally replaced Midsomer Murders on Sunday nights, was also shown stateside first. DigitalSpy also admits that the 10-month wait British Midsomer Murder fans had to suffer are “unusual”.

In a statement to Digital Spy, an ITV spokesperson said: “Each Midsomer Murders film is a self-contained story and consequently it gives us the flexibility to play as special episodes in the schedule rather than as a series.”

(Source: DigitalSpy)

ITV keeps quiet about when we might expect to see the remaining four episodes but Victoria’s series finale will air on 12 May which leaves the Sunday time slot open again. Unfortunately, this is no guarantee that we will get to Andrew‘s episode “Send in the Clowns” (the last in the series) anytime soon.

News on Humpty Dumpty Screening soon!

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Things are really moving fast now – only two months after Andrew Gower and Stephen Walters wrapped filming on their first joint venture, they announced today that soon they’ll be ready to share the news on the screening of Humpty Dumpty (now called Humpty Fu*king Dumpty) with the fans.

Almost two years ago, they announced their big announcement that they’re starting a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter to finance their “passion project” in a similar way.

If you’re on Twitter, click the link and tell Andrew and Stephen how excited you are about Humpty Fu*king Dumpty!

 

First Look: Poldark ADR Session

British actress Kerri McLean, who will play “formidable new character” Catherine Despard in the upcoming 5th season of Poldark, shared the following pictures from their first ADR session on Instagram. ADR stands for automatic or automated dialogue replacement, and – according to this article – is usually done towards the end of the editing and post-production process.

So we not only get a first glance at the new season but it also means post-production for Poldark is in its final stages!

Not long now until we can see Ross and Demelza again – and of course meet James Hadfield played by Andrew Gower!


ETA:

Actor Harry Richardson, who plays Demelza Poldark’s brother Drake Carne, has now also shared a picture on his Instagram, sneakily taken during his ADR session.

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Poldark S5 Still in Editing

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Mammoth Screens, the production company behind British period drama Poldark, took to Twitter today to explain the recent lack of updates:

Dearest fans, we know you are eagerly awaiting S5 news and exclusives. We promise they are coming but we’re still in the edit at this stage. There will be an official launch in due course…keep your eyes peeled for info on ‘s website 😉

We won’t take our eyes off of the BFI website and Twitter account to bring you any news on Poldark‘s final season and Andrew Gower as James Hadfield as soon as possible!

 

Meet Humpty Dumpty’s DOP

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Oliver Walker just announced that he “recently [operated] on an exciting project with Stephen Walters and Andrew Gower”.

A look at his IMDb confirmed it is indeed Humpty Dumpty – and that he and Andrew had previously worked together on feature film Running Naked.

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Welcome to #TeamHumptyDumpty, Oli!

Follow Oliver Walker on Instagram and Twitter, and have a look at Humpty Dumpty‘s IMDb. Lots of new additions there. Things are definitely moving fast now!

Humpty Dumpty Receives Notable Cast Addition

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According to IMDb, Kiran Sonia Sawar joined the cast of Andrew Gower‘s and Stephen Walters’ short film Humpty Dumpty about musician Tommy Quickly. Kiran received a BAFTA Scotland Best Actress nomination for her role as Shazia in Andrew’s Black Mirror episode “Crocodile”.

We asked our resident Tommy Quickly experts at his fan page on Facebook and they reckon Kiran’s character Peggy might have been one of Tommy’s girlfriends. We’ll have to wait and see if this turns out to be the truth!

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Follow Humpty Dumpty on Twitter for further updates!

New Writer for Carnival Row

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Good news as a second season of Carnival Row seems more and more likely to happen – as incredible as it sounds with so little information about season 1.

Only a few months away from the 10th anniversary of the Battlestar Galactica finale airing, actress Tricia Helfer presents a podcast called “Battlestar GalactiCast” in which she revisists episodes of the show with her co-host, journalist and writer Marc Bernadin.

In their latest editon, Marc Bernadin now revealed that he most recently joined the writing team for Carnival Row, which – he says – comes to Amazon Video “at some point later this year”. Assuming season 1 is well into post-production by now, this can only mean the team is already busy with developing the next season.

Of course, there is no way of confirming whether Andrew will renew his role as Ezra Spurnrose for another season but we feel this is a strong indicator that the producers at Amazon Video feel very confident about their new series.

You can listen to the “Battlestar GalactiCast” Season 1 Episode 12 on Spotify:

 

Remaining Midsomer Murders delayed

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According to the Radio Times, tonight’s episode of Midsomer Murders‘ season 20 “Death of the Small Coppers” is the last one, ITV will be airing for now. The time slot will be taken over by Coronation Street and the new season of historical drama Victoria.

There’s no information as to when Midsomer Murders (including Andrew’s episode “Send in the Clowns”) will return to British TV.

The first two episodes of Midsomer Murders series 20 air in March 2019 […]. A further four feature-length episodes will be scheduled later in 2019, completing the six-episode run.

(Source: Radio Times)

Humpty Dumpty goes into Editing

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The official Humpty Dumpty Twitter account shared this great BTS shot of Stephen Walters and Andrew as they’re entering the edit process on their short film about Tommy Quickly.

Good luck, Andrew & Stephen, and please keep us updated! We cannot wait to hear and see more!

 

Update on Running Naked

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We found a small update on Running Naked, the movie Andrew filmed last summer alongside Matthew McNulty (Misfits, Black Work) and Tamzin Merchant (Carnival Row, Ark), and directed by Victor Buhler, on the production company’s website:

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Great to hear post-productions is going well and that we should be able to see Running Naked later in 2019. Together with the release of Midsomer Murders (UK premiere), Poldark and Carnival Row, this is shaping up to be a great year for all of Andrew’s fans!

Midsomer Murders S20 coming to ITV!

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It looks like ITV is ready to finally air season 20 of their popular detective drama Midsomer Murders in the UK. Andrew Gower appeared as a guest star in the last episode of the season, “Send in the Clowns”, joining fellow Outlander alumni Annette Badland, Richard Rankin and Being Human‘s Jason Watkins.

Mirror Online mentioned the return of Midsomer Murders to British television next month in an article about “Famous faces” who’ve been killed in the show over the years, and it was also confirmed by Annette Badland via her Twitter account.

ITV was unable to confirm the news or give a certain air date upon inquiry but they didn’t deny the news either. (ETA2: The launch of season 20 on 10 March 2019 is now confirmed!)

Thank you for your email regarding series 20 of Midsomer Murders and delighted you are such a fan of the series.

I am afraid we are not in a position to confirm a schedule date for the above programme at this time as we can only confirm schedule dates 10 days in advance. It will of course be advertised nearer the time, please keep an eye on our website below and listing magazines for further updates.

Season 20 of Midsomer Murders has already aired in several other countries, including the USA and Canada, Norway and Sweden, South Africa, Belgium and the Netherlands, France, and is currently airing in New Zealand.

As always, we’ll keep you updated as soon as we learn more!


ETA: Please note that the following is only pure speculation at this point!

Last year season 19 held the Sunday 8pm time slot which is currently occupied by the new season of Endeavour. According to IMDb and epguides season 6 of Endeavour has 4 episodes which places the airdate of the last episode on 3 March 2019 leaving the time slot free for Midsomer Murders to take starting 10 March 2019.

  • 20×01 The Ghost of Causton Abbey: 10 March 2019, 8:00 – 10:00pm
  • 20×02 Death of the Small Copper: 17 March 2019, 8:00 – 10:00pm
  • 20×03 Drawing Dead: tba
  • 20×04 The Lions of Causton: tba
  • 20×05 Till Death Do Us Part: tba
  • 20×06 Send in the Clowns: tba

( * not confirmed yet)

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It’s a Wrap on Humpty Dumpty!

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Andrew announced today on Twitter that he and Stephen Walters wrapped filming their documentary Humpty Dumpty about English singer Tommy Quickly, and they’re about to enter the editing process.

They will also send out the perks to their backers who supported Humpty Dumpty on Kickstarter.

Congratulations, Andrew and Stephen!

We cannot wait to see the finished product and are in no doubt that it will be an absolute treat with the two of you at the helm!

Season 2 for Carnival Row?

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According to writer Travis Beacham, Andrew‘s upcoming series Carnival Row starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, is in talks for a second season already. After all the buzz the show has already created over the past one and a half years since production was announced, this is hardly suprising and proof we are really in for a treat and Amazon Studios like the material they’ve got from season one.

Let’s just hope we’ll get to see some of that material as well soon!

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New short Ark filming in Sweden

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With simultaneous posts on Instagram, Andrew Gower, Tamzin Merchant and Barney Douglas announced their new project today. They recently filmed short film Ark near Horndal, Sweden at the Smens Experience Retreat.

Andrew and Tamzin previously worked together on Carnival Row and Running Naked which are both scheduled to be released this year.

Not much else is known about the project yet but we’ll let you know as soon as we find out more!

Follow Andrew Gower, Tamzin Merchant and Barney Douglas on Instagram and visit our Ark Gallery.

Humpty Dumpty News!

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After backers of Humpty Dumpty received an update via e-mail last week, Stephen Walters took to Twitter today to let everyone know that the “Tommy Quickley project is on its way” and promised a first look at his and Andrew’s upcoming documentary about the English singer soon.

Follow Humpty Film on Twitter for more updates! (but we’ll keep you updated here as well!)

 

Catch The Village on Amazon Prime UK

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Thanks to our group member Luanne we were alerted that you can (now?) watch The Village (season 1 and season 2) on Amazon Prime UK and it’s included in your Prime membership!

We highly recommend watching both seasons of the period drama series starring John Simm, Maxine Peake and Matt Stokoe (who plays the other lead in Andrew’s upcoming film Running Naked).

You can also spot Andrew’s character in both seasons: young Gilbert Hankin is played by child actor William Grindey in season 1 where he has some unfortunate encounters with his teacher Mr Ingham (played by Outlander’s Stephen Walters).

The Village tells the story of life in a Derbyshire village through the eyes of a central character, Bert Middleton. Bert has been portrayed as a boy by Bill Jones, as a teen by Alfie Stewart, as a young man by Tom Varey, and as an old man by David Ryall. John Simm plays Bert’s father John Middleton, an abusive, alcoholic Peak District farmer, and Maxine Peake plays Bert’s mother, Grace.

Writer Peter Moffat has spoken of wanting to create ‘a British Heimat’, alluding to Edgar Reitz‘s epic German saga Heimat, which followed one extended family in a region of Rhineland from 1919 to 2000. Unlike Downton Abbey, this version of history is a working-class history—”domestics are expected to face the walls when the master walks by”.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Andrew’s American and Canadian fans can watch The Village on BritBox!

Send in the Clowns tonight on France3

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Andrew’s French fans can catch his Midsomer Murders episode “Send in the Clowns” (Inspecteur Barnaby “Faîtes entrer les clowns”) tonight at 9pm on France3.

Un clown maléfique terrorise les habitants de Swynton Magna depuis l’arrivée du cirque Ferabbee’s. Barnaby et Winter se rendent sur place afin de mettre fin aux agissements du mauvais plaisant. Leur enquête prend un tour dramatique lorsqu’un clown abat accidentellement son partenaire en pleine représentation. Fleur découvre bientôt que le clown n’est pas l’auteur du coup de feu fatal. Le cirque et son propriétaire semblent être l’objet d’une véritable campagne d’intimidation, d’autant que le terrain sur lequel il est installé est l’enjeu d’un conflit entre deux frères ennemis. […]

La dernière enquête inédite d’Inspecteur Barnaby, c’est ce dimanche 03 Février sur France 3. L’épisode sera ensuite disponible en replay et en streaming sur france.tv.

(Source: newsactual.fr)

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Who was Poldark’s James Hadfield?

As we’ve already reported, Andrew will play James Hadfied in the upcoming and final 5th season of period drama Poldark.

But who was James Hadfield?

We did some research and would like to present our results to you!

Please keep in mind that our findings are solely based on the original, historical figure, not the fictional character on the show which is bound to take some creative licences – if only to fit James Hadfield’s story into the overall Poldark plotline.

However, if you want to remain completely “spoiler”-free, we’d advise you to stop reading now!


Not much is known about Hadfield’s early life. It is estimated he was born in England in 1771/ 72. When he was in his early 20s, he served in the French Revolutionary Wars as a soldier and was badly wounded with a sabre in the Battle of Tourcoing in 1794. The severe head injuries he sustained left him badly scarred and his post-mortem in 1841 revealed extensive brain damage. After being captured and tortured by the French, he was released in a prisoner exchange but remained traumatised for the rest of his life.

On his return to England, he was discharged of military services on the grounds of madness. Living on the streets of London, he became involved in a millenialist movement and met  a preacher named Bannister Truelock, who persuaded Hadfield he could bring about the Second Coming of Christ – by assassinating the King and being sent to the gallows for treason.

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On Thursday, 15 May 1800, King George III attended a Royal Command Performance at the Royal Theatre, Dury Lane. During the playing of the National Anthem, James Hadfield, who sat in the audience, stood up and fired a pistol at the King who was just taking a bow from the Royal Box. Fortunately for the King, Hadfield was obviously not a very good shot, as both attempts missed the King narrowly. One of the slugs missed him by 14 inches, the other one brought down flakes of plaster from the ceiling of the Royal Box. Luckily one member of the audience – a David Moses Dyte – had the presence of mind to disarm the assailant before he could do any more damage to the building – or the King.

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George III was so unperturbed by the incident that he insisted that the theatre performance should go ahead as planned and actually fell asleep during its second half.

Hadfield was arrested and tried for high treason at the Court of King’s Bench in June 1800. His lawyer Thomas Erskine, thought to be the best barrister in England at the time, pleaded insanity for the accused. However, Hadfield’s planning of the shooting seemed to contradict this claim.

Hadfield’s case set an important legal precedent. Before 1800, if a defendant was acquitted on the grounds of insanity, he was simply allowed to go free because there was no law in place that allowed the government to detain him. In Hadfield’s case the concern remained that he would be released in a period of lucidity and make another attempt on the King’s life at a later date. Four days into the trial, the prosecution proposed a new bill which led to the so called Criminal Lunatics Act 1800 which was quickly passed by Parliament. It required the detention of someone who had committed a crime in a bout of insanity rather than leaving it to the discretion of the judge and jury, even if such detention meant forever.

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Instead of being executed (as had been part of his plan), Hadfield was committed to Bethlehem Hospital in Moorfields (also known as Bedlam) where he remained until 1802 when he and fellow inmate John Dunlop managed to escape. Their attempt to flee to France was put to an end in Dover where they were recaptured and taken back to Newgate Prison before eventually being returned to Bedlam, where Hadfield died in 1841 of tuberculosis.


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Poldark S5 Release Date & Plot

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We cannot wait to see Andrew Gower on Poldark, so naturally we did some digging as to shed some light on when the new season of the period drama might be released in the UK.

Here’s what we found out so far:

The BBC have not been constant with release dates of the show in the past as this table shows.

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As filming of Season 5 is still ongoing [ETA: Filming wrapped in early February 2019], a date as soon as March seems unlikely but mid-June is definitely possible if Seasons 3 and 4 are anything to go by. We’re cautiously putting a little circle around 9 June 2019 (assuming Poldark keeps its Sunday night time-slot). PBS will probably show Poldark‘s final season later this year.

[ETA: As it turns out Poldark should air on 14 July!]

Executive Producer Karen Thrussel has confirmed that Season 5 will be Poldark’s final season “… for now. Who knows what the future may bring.”

Scenes from the new season were already featured in a trailer the BBC released on New Year’s Day, also suggesting that the new episodes will be released rather sooner than later.

The TV show is based on a series of books by novelist Winston Graham and has so far covered books 1 – 7. Season 5, however, will not follow this pattern and will not cover the eighth novel. Instead the 10-year gap after the events of  book 7 The Angry Tide will be covered by screenwriter and show creator Debbie Horsfield.

“In (the eighth book) The Stranger from the Sea, Winston Graham made many references to developments that happened in the ‘gap’ years. Much can also be inferred. There are, of course, also historical events and people of the time, both in Cornwall and in London. Series 5 will draw on all of these to follow the lives of the Poldarks, George Warleggan, the Enyses, and the Carnes in this intervening period.”

(Source: Debbie Horsfield via BBC)

“Historical events and people of the time […] in London” certainly reminds us of one James Hadfield, the character Andrew is set to play.

It is a new century and with it comes the promise of a hopeful future, but the past casts a long shadow over Cornwall. Following the death of Elizabeth, Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) resolves to put Westminster behind him and spend more time with the people he loves. However, when an old friend emerges with a plea for help, Ross is compelled to challenge the establishment again. As the Enyses (Luke Norris and Gabriella Wilde) rally to join the cause, Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) must contend with dangers close to home, while George (Jack Farthing) courts corrupt powers whose influence spans the Empire.

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Ellise Chappell (Morwenna Carne), Harry Richardson (Drake Carne), Tom York as Sam Carne, and Beatie Edney as Prudie are also set to return, alongside new cast members Lily Dodsworth Evans, Kerri McLean, Sofia Oxenham, Vincent Regan, Peter Sullivan and Freddie Wise.

Carnival Row: Initial Concept Art

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Award winning art director and production designer Frank Walsh shared two pieces of initial concept art for episode 4 of Carnival Row on his website. Follow this link to see them!

We’re also intrigued by the promise of an official trailer coming “soon” here. Fingers crossed it’ll be really soon!

Last week of filming Carnival Row

Carnival Row‘s Travis Beacham shared these two shots from the “final week on set“.

Let’s hope it really is the final “final” week of filming and we’ll soon have more news, pictures, trailers and a release date for the upcoming Amazon Prime show!


ETA:

Orlando Bloom and Travis Beacham have both confirmed via Instagram that Carnival Row has wrapped filming (again) this morning at 4am.

Midsomer Murders in New Zealand

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Another country just started airing season 20 of Midsomer Murders.

According to stuff.co.nz Midsomer Murders returns to Prime in New Zealand on 19 January 2019. If a new episode is shown every week, Andrew’s episode “Send in the Clowns” should air on Saturday, 23 February 2019.


ETA: “Send in the Clowns” might air at a later day as the Midsomer Murders broadcast seems to be delayed by a rugby live transmission.

We’ll update this page as soon as we know more!


ETA2:

Air dates for Midsomer Murders season 20 on Prime:

  • 20×01 The Ghost of Causton Abbey: 19 January 2019, 7:30pm
  • 20×02 Death of the Small Copper: 2 February 2019, 7:30pm
  • 20×03 Drawing Dead: 9 February 2019, 7:30pm
  • 20×04 The Lions of Causton: 16 February 2019, 7:30pm
  • 20×05 Till Death Do Us Part: 23 February 2019, 7:30pm
  • 20×06 Send in the Clowns: 2 March 2019, 7:30pm

CarterMatt: Poldark season 5 spoilers: Is an Outlander actor coming on board?

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CarterMatt has picked up on Andrew’s recent Instagram post in which he revealed his part in the upcoming final season of period drama Poldark. (see our post about it here)

Our favourite part of their article?

If you haven’t watching Outlanderthen there is a reasonably good chance you’re familiar with [Andrew] Gower from some of his other work. After all, he has appeared in such other series including AD: The Bible Continues, Being Human, The White Queenand more. This is someone who’s got a rather-impressive resume of TV work behind him and while he’s not going to have a chance to continue whatever he does on Poldark, there is still an opportunity for more good stuff down the line.

(Source: CarterMatt)

No doubt about that!

Poldark S5 films at Bristol Old Vic

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Poldark‘s season 5 filmed some scenes at Bristol’s Old Vic Theatre last week according to Bristol Live (thanks to Twitter user joaniebluetoes for providing us with this information and link!).

It appears that this is when and where Andrew Gower at least filmed some of his scenes for the upcoming season of Poldark as his character’s history ties in nicely with this.

On the evening of Thursday 15th May 1800 King George III visited the Drury Lane Theatre to watch a performance of a comedy called ‘She would, and she would not’ by Colley Cibber. When he entered Royal Box the orchestra struck up ‘God Save the King’ and everyone stood to attention – except for one man. James Hadfield was near the orchestra pit; he turned towards the Royal Box, drew out a pistol and fired at the King, missing him by a few inches.

(Source: The Quirky Past)

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(The interior of the theatre at Drury Lane, c. 1808 – Source: Wikipedia)

We cannot wait to find out more about how this part of history plays out in the overall plot of Poldark!

Andrew cast in Poldark

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If we interpret Andrew’s latest Instagram post correctly, he’s filmed some scenes for the upcoming (and presumably last) season of historical period drama Poldark.

James Hadfield is an actual historical figure, a solider in the French Revolutionary Wars, who attempted to assassinate the British King George III but was acquitted of attempted murder by reason of insanity.

Sounds like a “killer” of a character for Andrew to play!

Filming of Poldark‘s 5th and final season has been underway since September 2018 and it is scheduled to be released later this year. No release date has been announced as of yet, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out more!

Carnival Row resumes Reshoot

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It appears that filming for the first season of Carnival Row has resumed in Prague (Czech Republic).

Especially lead actor Orlando Bloom and writer/producer Travis Beacham are keeping fans updated on the show’s progress through their respective Instagram accounts.

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The goddess… A faerie shrine on #CarnivalRow

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Snow on the Row… (photo by @mariajgvt)

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We’re loving the hint about a “next season” in this last post!

Follow Andrew Gower Fans on Instagram for the complete footage of everything Andrew and Carnival Row!

 

Watch out for Carnival Row!

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We’re still waiting for a release date, a first teaser trailer or even some official promo pictures but Carnival Row, starring Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Tamzin Merchant and Andrew Gower, is surely creating a lot of buzz already. Several websites in different languages have put it on their lists of “shows to look out for in 2019”!

Follow one of the links to read the news in your language:

  • Río NegroLas series que se vienen en el 2019 (21 December 2018)
  • Quartzy – All the 2019 movies and TV shows you need to know about (27 December 2018)
  • Dziennik Lodzki – Seriale 2019: Premiery Netflix, HBO, VoD Disney, DC Universe, Amazon. Czy Wiedźmin strąci „Grę…” z tronu?
  • BT.com – TV preview: Which shows should you look out for 2019? (29 December 2018)
  • Glamour Paris – Les 28 séries les plus attendues de 2019 (31 December 2018)
  • The Sunday Post – Line of Duty, The Crown, Killing Eve, Game of Thrones, Curfew and Carnival Row: The TV to watch out for in 2019 (01 January 2019)
  • Snob.ru – Сожительствующие вампиры, маленький Антихрист и исповедь перед казнью. 10 самых ожидаемых сериалов 2019 года (3 January 2019)
  • Caracol Radio – La hora de la verdad para las series de 2019: ‘Game of Thrones’ ¿y qué más? (3 January 2019)
  • Melty.fr – Roswell New Mexico, Sex Education, The Passage… Les nouveautés séries qui vont nous faire kiffer en 2019 (3 January 2019)
  • HomeCinema Magazine – Streamingdiensten: het verleden, het heden en de toekomst (4 January 2019)
  • Intex-Press – Топ-10. Какие сериалы смотреть в 2019 году (5 January 2019)
  • Kleine ZeitungNiemand verlässt das Haus! Game of Thrones & Co: Ein Ausblick auf das Streamingjahr 2019 (5 January 2019)
  • El País – Las series que marcarán 2019 (6 January 2019)
  • Konbini – Les 25 nouvelles séries qui vont crever l’écran en 2019 (8 January 2019)
  • Deutschlandfunk – Neue deutsche Serienwelle (8 January 2019)
  • Zimbio – Predicting The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019

We’ll update the list if and as soon as we find new links – and you can help us! Please e-mail us if you find more links / information about Carnival Row! Your help is so greatly appreciated!

Advent Calendar: A look back

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Have you missed some of our Advent Calendar doors or the solutions? Here’s a look back at what we had so far!

Hope you’ve enjoyed the journey so far and look forward to the remaining five doors!

ETA: Now that we’ve completed the contest, here are the remaining doors!

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Advent Calendar: Everyone’s a winner!

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The holidays are only a few days away, which has us in a festive, generous mood. So we decided to adjust the rules for our Advent Calendar Contest a little and make everyone a winner!

All you need to do:

  • join our Facebook group (unless you’re already a member)
  • participate in our guessing game any day between today and Christmas Day (25 Dec)

You can win an exclusive Andrew Gower wall calendar, one of our popular super sized Andrew postcards, and the highly prestigious title of Andrew Gower Fan of the Year!

Good luck and we look forward to your contributions!

(Disclaimer: We’re an open-minded group and respect all faiths and (non-)beliefs. We love all fans of Andrew Gower, no matter which holiday they celebrate this time of year, or whether they celebrate any at all!)

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Carnival Row: Filming again in Prague

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According to the Daily Mail* and confirmed by several Instagram posts from cast and crew, Carnival Row is being filmed again in Prague.

* (Caution! Article contains a number of set photos preparing filming a rather gruesome scene)

It seems they’re doing some reshoots for Season 1 of the fantasy-noir series which is set to be released some time in 2019 on Amazon Prime.

  • Travis Beacham, one of the show’s creators, scouting new filming locations in the Czech Republic.

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On recce in the Czech countryside… #carnivalrow

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  • Lubomir Bachraty, part of the camera department, posted this picture on his Instagram. In the comments he explains that “some pieces [of Carnival Row] are still missing”.
  • Orlando Bloom, who stars as Rycroft Philostrate, posted this selfie with his dog Mighty from the set of Carnival Row.

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jet lag got us 🇨🇿 #bts #carnivalrow #setlife

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  • Arty Froushan (who plays Jonah Breakspeare) shared this set selfie with Instagram. Pictured on the right is fellow actor Waj Ali (Constable Berwick).

 

Happy St. Andrew’s Day!

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Today, 30 November is Saint Andrew’s Day, a holiday celebrated in many countries and especially in Scotland where it is the official national day. Saint Andrew is also the patron saint of Scotland.

In Scotland, and many countries with Scottish connections, Saint Andrew’s Day is marked with a celebration of Scottish culture with traditional Scottish food, music and dance. In Scotland the day is also seen as the start of a season of Scottish winter festivals encompassing Saint Andrew’s Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night. There are week-long celebrations in the town of St Andrews and in some other Scottish cities.

(Source: Wikipedia)

 

 

Advent Calendar Contest

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It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas!

As in previous years, we’re counting down the days to the winter holidays with an Advent Calendar and an overview of Andrew’s career – past, present and future. As in previous years, this will also be a contest and a chance for you to win some prizes!

There will be 24 pictures taken from his different projects and events he attended, posted on 24 consecutive days on Twitter and our Facebook Page. Why don’t you test your knowledge about Andrew’s career by guessing the context of each picture (for example, the picture above is taken from his Nutritiously Nicola interview)?

Everyone is welcome to play along! However, prizes are this time exclusively limited to members of our Facebook Group. So come and join us!

Among the prizes are our popular super sized Andrew postcards, an exclusive Andrew Gower wall calendar – and the highly prestigous title of “Andrew Gower Fan of the Year“!

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We look forward to welcoming you in our group and continue to #LoveAndrew ❤️!

Gallery Update: Charlie’s Restaurant

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In a “blast from the past” we’ve added three photos from 2011 to our gallery when Andrew attended the opening of Charlie’s Restaurant and Bar in Harpenden (UK) along with some of his Monroe co-stars.

The pictures have true historical value as the restaurant building was apparently demolished in late 2016.

Visit our Gallery to see more pictures of the event!

Thank you from Andrew

Andrew gifted us with one of his rare tweets to thank all his fans (you!) for all the birthday love he received yesterday.

It was our absolute pleasure, Andrew, and we hope you had a great day!

Additionally to numerous tweets by fans from all over the world, Andrew was also greeted by some of his former co-stars, including Annette Badland (Midsomer Murders), Sophie Skelton and Caitriona Balfe (Outlander):

Happy Birthday, Andrew!

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Happy Birthday, Andrew!

 

Dear Andrew

This comes from all your fans (that’s only a small selection up there!) and from the bottom of our hearts:

Have a smashing birthday today! We hope that on your special day today you are showered with presents, cake and lots of love!

Thank you for the time you took this year to meet your fans in Las Vegas, Birmingham, New Jersey and Glasgow. Everybody loved meeting you and we hope you had a good time meeting us as well.

For the upcoming year, we wish you all the best, good health, happiness and that all your dreams may come true.

With all our love

Your Fans

Don’t forget the #BonnieBDay tomorrow!

Please remember our #BonnieBDay campaign for Andrew’s birthday tomorrow!

He turns 29 on Thursday, 8 November!

If you’re on Twitter or Instagram, tweet or post and wish @TheAndrewGower a #BonnieBDay (please use the hashtag!)

You can find Andrew on Twitter and Instagram.

If you tag us as well, we’ll re-tweet & share your post!

Please share this info as well, so everybody knows about our campaign!

Thank you so very much and continue to #LoveAndrew!

Birthday Collage

In addition to our #BonnieBDay campaign, we’d love to surprise Andrew with a collage of fan pictures – pictures he has taken with fans over the years (at conventions or stage door) or that his fans have taken with each others (what’s a better way to kill time waiting in convention queues than taking selfies, right?).

So if you have picture that fit into either category, please e-mail them to us!

(By e-mailing us your picture you give us permission to use it for the birthday collage, which will be posted on Twitter and Instagram on Andrew’s birthday on 8 November, and you also confirm that you have your friends’ permission that might appear in it.)

Looking forward to your contributions!

Thank you for your support and #LoveForAndrew!

Black Mirror: Crocodile – Title Explained

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For almost a year, since the release of season 4 of Charlie Brooker‘s anthology series Black Mirror, fans have wondered about the deeper meaning of the title of Andrew‘s episode “Crocodile”. After all the episode is set and filmed in Iceland – not exactly the natural habitat of large aquatic reptiles.

Fans have theorized that the title is a reference to the large “Crocodile” tears that the main protagonist Mia sheds at the end of the episode, or her general personality as a cold-blooded and thin-skinned person.

In a recent publication, behind-the-scenes book “Inside Black Mirror“, director John Hillcoat provides his own thoughts on the title and reveals that he himself had never been received a real explanation either:

The story’s cruel logic has a deadly vice-like grip, akin to a crocodile’s jaw. […] [Mia’s] reptilian brain takes over, like a cornered lizard or snake… or crocodile!

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The book also contains an interview with show creator Charlie Brooker and we are finally given a definite answer:

The genesis of the title actually relates to [a] previous incarnation of the script, about [a] person who’d witnessed their mother’s murder at the age of two. She’d grown into this very anxious person, who saw the world as incredibly threatening.

Here’s the analogy: imagine that your life is a simulated boat ride down a river. If you started playing that, as a VR experience, it could be sunny and beautiful and you love it. But if it’s scripted that occasional random events will happen, such as a crocodile attacking you, well now that’s slightly different. And if you are really unlucky, and a crocodile attacks you in the first minute of you playing that game, then you think you’re in a horror game. You think, “From that point on, I could get attacked at any moment,” and you can never relax and enjoy the rest of that boat ride, because you think it’s a crocodile attack simulator.

So that’s what Crocodile is: an analogy for somebody who’d been traumatised at an early age, and might be troubled by life forever and never able to relax. The title stuck even though the story completely changed, and then the title didn’t actually make sense. But it’s also weirdly fitting.

If you’re a fan of the show, “Inside Black Mirror” is really worth checking out as it contains lots of inside information on all episodes of Black Mirror’s first four seasons, and our Andrew is also not forgotten.

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