New Showreel

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A new seven minute showreel video has been added to the website of Andrew Gower‘s agents, Troika Talent.

It includes clips from Monroe, Endeavour, The Village, Being Human, Frankenstein’s Wedding, Murdoch Mysteries, The White Queen and Misfits.

Enjoy!

Out of Darkness available to rent or buy

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Manjinder Virk’s short film, Out of Darkness, is now available to rent or buy from Vimeo. The film costs $0.99 to rent or $1.99 to buy.

Currently the film is only available to buy on Amazon Video (£1.49 for the SD version, £1.99 for HD). It’s also available in other countries.

The Village series two delayed?

BBC Media Centre have until this morning had The Village listed in week 31 (Sat 2 – Friday 8 August) with rumours abound that the first episode would air on BBC One on Sunday 3 August at 9pm, in keeping with the series one schedule.

However, it has just been announced that the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony will be aired from 9pm that day, and all references to The Village in week 31 have been removed from the website.

We will of course update as soon as we hear more.

Rosewater to premiere at TIFF

Indiewire have announced the first films that will be shown at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, and that list includes the premiere of Rosewater.

You can buy ticket packages now, otherwise single tickets will go on sale on 31 August.

The screenings take place on 8 and 9 September 2014, and can be seen in detail here.

Further screenings will be announced as and when we get them.

The Village – episode synopses

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BBC Media Centre have published the synopsis for episodes one and two of series two of The Village, due to air next month on BBC One.

You can read them here.

The date and time is still to be confirmed but we’ll announce it as soon as we know.

They have also added an overview of the series by Peter Moffat, which you can read here.

First image of Andrew Gower in The Village

The BBC have released the first image of Andrew in the role of Gilbert Hankin in series 2 of The Village. The image shows him holding Tom Varey (Bert Middleton) aloft on his shoulders, assisted by Matt Stokoe (Gerrard Eyre).

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There is no release date for the series, but we will keep you posted as and when we receive news.

East End Film Festival screening of Out of Darkness

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Out of Darkness will screen as part of the ‘Perception’ session at the East End Film Festival in London on 23 June. The screening will take place at the Genesis Cinema and tickets will be available soon from here.

You can read a full list of the shorts that are being screened during the session at the East End Film Festival website.

Secret screening of Rosewater at Cannes

Saturday, 4pm, Cannes, the grim little Olympia theater complex: standing outside, suddenly, Jon Stewart, host of the Daily Show. LionsGate/Open Road scheduled a sneak screening for film buyers of Stewart’s directorial debut “Rosewater.”

(Source: Showbiz411.com)

Open Road acquires distribution rights to Rosewater

Open Road Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Jon Stewart’s directorial debut, Rosewater, with plans to release the film this fall.

(Source: Entertainment Weekly, 12 May 2014)

You can read more on the story here. We’ll have more info as soon as we receive it.

Endeavour episode description and full cast

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As plans to build a new police station lead Morse to question his place in the force, he investigates the case of Tommy Cork, a boy from a broken home who has disappeared. Meanwhile, the body of disreputable journalist Eric Patterson has been found on railway tracks in mysterious circumstances. He was last seen embroiled in an argument with a council official about a company preparing to redevelop the site of Blenheim Vale, a disused correctional facility for boys. When a petty criminal with a connection to Blenheim absconds from an open prison, it sets off a chain reaction of events that threaten to expose horrors of the past. Did missing Tommy witness something that cost him his life?

(Source: Radio Times)

The episode will air on ITV on Sunday 20 April at 8pm.

Cast and Crew:

DC Endeavour Morse: Shaun Evans
DI Fred Thursday: Roger Allam
Chief Supt Reginald Bright: Anton Lesser
Dr Max DeBryn: James Bradshaw
DS Peter Jakes: Jack Laskey
PC Jim Strange: Sean Rigby
Henry Portmore: Oliver Coleman
Nicholas Myers: Andrew Gower
Alderman Gerald Wintergreen: Gordon Kennedy
DI Bart Church: Simon Kunz
Benny Topling: Oliver Lansley
Dorothea Frazil: Abigail Thaw
ACC Clive Deare: James Wilby
Tommy Cork: Louis Ashbourne Serkis
`Nosey’ Parker: Martin Hancock
Hilary Portmore: Sarah Beck Mather
Prison officer Wainwright: Mark Flitton
Chief Const Rupert Standish: Derek Hutchinson
Josiah Landesman: Richard Dixon
Hazel Wintergreen: Sarah Woodward
Angela McGarrett: Emma Hiddleston
Joan Thursday: Sara Vickers
Win Thursday: Caroline O’Neill
Sam Thursday: Jack Bannon
Mona Cork: Abby Ford
Monica Hicks: Shvorne Marks
DI Hugh Chard: Vince Leigh
Dr Jasper Fairbridge: Paul Ridley
PC Willis: George Turvey
DI Gregson: Max Gold
Force medical examiner: Nick Waring
Director: Geoffrey Sax
Executive Producer: Michele Buck
Executive Producer: Russell Lewis
Executive Producer: Damien Timmer
Producer: Camille Gatin

Press pack for Endeavour

The press pack for Endeavour series 2 can be found here. It contains the cast list for all the episodes, with Andrew listed third for his episode (NB the episode specific cast lists do not include main cast).

The episode is due to air on Sunday 20 April, however this has not yet been confirmed by ITV.

Andrew Gower cast in Endeavour series 2

We had it confirmed today that Andrew Gower will appear in episode four of Endeavour series two as Nicholas Myers, a junior clerk at a solicitors office.

“December 1966. Change is in the air as winter’s chill grips Oxford. Plans to build a new police station lead both DC Endeavour Morse and DI Fred Thursday to question their respective places on the force. A brace of cases occupy the young detective’s time: a boy, Tommy Cork, reported missing from a broken home, and the body of a washed‐up journalist, found on railroad tracks in mysterious circumstances.”

(Source: ITV)

The episode is called “Neverland” and will air on ITV this month.

More news and images when we get them!

Andrew Gower cast in series two of The Village

 

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It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Andrew Gower has been cast in series two of The Village. Set in 1923, Andrew will be playing Gilbert Hankin, a friend of Bert (played by newcomer Tom Varey), son of series one’s main characters John and Grace Middleton (John Simm and Maxine Peake).

Filming commences in Derbyshire this week and continues into July 2014. The series will be shown on the BBC later this year. Further news and images will be posted here as and when we get them.

Read more.

UK date confirmed for Murdoch Mysteries s7

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Alibi have confirmed the air date for Murdoch Mysteries series 7, in which Andrew reprises his role as Sherlock Holmes. The series will begin on Monday 27 January at 9pm, according to TV Wise. Andrew’s episode, ‘The Return of Sherlock‘ is the fourth episode in series 7, so should air on 17 February 2014.

Making of “The Return of Sherlock”

A video of the making of “The Return of Sherlock”, the episode in season 7 of Murdoch Mysteries in which Andrew reprises his role as Sherlock Holmes, has been added to the CBC website.

Infamous detective Sherlock Holmes finds himself entwined in another of Murdoch’s cases this season. Writer Carol Hay talks about why they brought him back into Murdoch’s world, and returning actor Andrew Gower offers insights into how he prepared to play such a beloved icon the second time around.

ASFF screening times for Out of Darkness

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ASFF have published the screening times for Out of Darkness over the weekend of 8 – 10 November. They are as follows:

  • Friday 8 November: Kings Manor, 10.00pm-11.30am
  • Saturday 9 November: Kings Manor 1, 8.30pm-10.00pm
  • Sunday 10 November: Kings Manor 1, 11.15am-12.45pm

There will be six films screened in these time slots in total. Out of Darkness is almost 13 minutes long.

More information can be seen in the programme (page 58).

Out of Darkness screening at ASFF

Out of Darkness will screen at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York, between 8 – 10 November 2013.

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We have been informed by Aesthetica that the film will screen every day. Tickets are available for either the whole 3 days, or individually for Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

The London screenings were sold out within 24 hours so if you want to catch this film this is currently the only way to do it.

Further screening news will be announced as and when we receive it.

Murdoch Mysteries season 7 plot details

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The Murdoch Mysteries Wiki site has added a plot point from the Murdoch Mysteries episode in which Andrew Gower reprises the role of Sherlock Holmes. The page reveals that “Ben McQueen hires Sherlock Holmes to help him search for his missing nanny.”

The season begins in Canada on 30 September 2013 and in the UK in the new year. The episode is titled “Return of Sherlock Holmes” and is episode 4 of the 7th season.

The White Queen – Canadian air date

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Apologies for the late reporting of this news, but The White Queen began on Super Channel in Canada on 6 September.  You can watch the first episode online at their website if you missed it, or it is repeated at the following times:

  • 9 Sep @ 1:00am on Super Channel 1
  • 10 Sep @ 11:05pm on Super Channel 2
  • 11 Sep @ 3:05am on Super Channel 2
  • 6 Oct @ 1:00 pm on Super Channel 1

Andrew Gower appears in episodes 9 and 10 as Lord Strange.

Out of Darkness to premiere at the BFI

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It has been announced that Out of Darkness, the short film in which Andrew Gower appears alongside actors such as Tom Hiddleston, Riz Ahmed and Christine Bottomley, will premiere at the BFI on Thursday 17 October.  It will also screen at Screen on the Green on the afternoon of Saturday 19 October. Tickets can be purchased from the BFI from 20 September.

Follow Out of Darkness on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

No second season for The White Queen

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The BBC has confirmed that there will be no second season of The White Queen, stating “it was never actually conceived as a returnable series” (source).

This will come as a blow to Andrew Gower’s fans who had hoped to see more of Lord Strange in a potential second season, following his short but sweet scenes as Lord Stanley’s (Rupert Graves) son in episodes 9 and 10.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think the BBC would have had a hit on its hands if it had adapted the book ‘The White Princess‘, about Henry Tudor and Elizabeth of York? Or did the historical inaccuracies mean the series was always doomed?

New Murdoch Mysteries images and Canadian air date

A few new images of Andrew filming Murdoch Mysteries season 7 have been shared on Twitter by director Gail Harvey. All images can be viewed in their large form in the Gallery.

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Andrew will reprise his role as Sherlock Holmes in season 7, episode 4 of the turn-of-the-century detective series.

The season begins on 30 September 2013 at 8pm on CBC in Canada.  Assuming no breaks, this means Andrew’s episode will air on 21 October 2013. Mark your calendars, Canada!

For fans in the UK, Alibi Channel have informed us that they will air the series early in 2014.

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There is also an image of the cast for season 7 – note Andrew’s Spotlight shot on the wall!

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Andrew to reprise role of Sherlock Holmes?

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The website of Andrew’s agent, Michelle Braidman, states that “Andrew Gower is currently reprising the role of Sherlock Holmes/David Kingsley in Murdoch Mysteries“. Further investigation reveals that IMDb have an episode entitled “The Return of Sherlock Holmes” listed as episode 4 in season 7, and Andrew is listed on the cast list.

We will of course confirm details as and when we get them.

The White Queen to air in Canada

The Canadian pay TV channel Super Channel has extended its licensing deal with Starz in order to bring The White Queen to Canada, along with Andrew’s Monroe co-star Tom Riley’s Da Vinci’s Demons (which will begin tomorrow, 14 June). The air date for The White Queen has not yet been confirmed.

You can read more on the Hollywood Reporter.

The White Queen – UK air date confirmation

The BBC have now confirmed that The White Queen will air on BBC One on Sunday 16 June at 9pm. This means Andrew’s episodes will air on 11 and 18 August.

The author of the novel, Phillipa Gregory will appear on The One Show on BBC One tonight (Wednesday 5 June 2013) talking about the series.

The White Queen episode info

It has today been confirmed by The White Queen screenwriter Emma Frost that Andrew will be appearing in episodes 9 and 10 of the series, rather than just episode 10 as we previously believed.

This means Andrew’s character Lord Strange will appear in the week following 5 October in the US and 10 August in the UK.

The White Queen – UK air date

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EDIT – The White Queen Facebook page that has announced that the series will begin on Sunday 16 June has been confirmed by the BBC as an unofficial account. We will update when we have confirmed news.

It has been announced that The White Queen will air in the UK during week 25 (15 – 21 June 2013) on BBC One. This means we will see Andrew’s episode during the week of 17 August 2013.

It has previously been announced that the series will begin on Starz in the US on 10 August, meaning Andrew’s episode will air there on 12 October.

The Netherlands air date (on VRT) has yet to be announced.

We will announce the confirmed air date as soon as we get it.

Press pack for The White Queen

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The press pack for The White Queen has been made available on the BBC Media Centre website. Full of facts and information, it’s a great read.

Don’t be alarmed that Andrew’s name isn’t in the long cast list at the end – it’s mentioned within the main text!

The UK air date is still TBC; it will air in Starz in the US on 10 August.

BBC’s The White Queen website launched

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The BBC have launched their website for The White Queen, with an air date of June 2013.

Andrew is due to appear in episode 10, meaning we should see his episode at the end of August or start of September. We will post the air date as soon as it’s confirmed.

The DVD release date has also been changed to 12 August.

Being Human episode nominated in SFX Awards

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Making History“, the episode of Being Human that focused on Cutler and Hal’s backstory, has been nominated in the Best TV Episode category in the SFX Awards 2013.

You can vote here!

You can also vote for Being Human as the Best TV Show, Damien Molony as Best Actor and Sexiest Man, Lenora Crichlow as Best Actress and Sexiest Woman, Aidan Turner as Sexiest Man and Kate Bracken as Sexiest Woman.

The White Queen – DVD release date

Amazon currently have the DVD of The White Queen available to pre-order, with a release date of 29 July.

Even if the final episode airs the night before the DVD release, this puts episode one as airing by 26 May at the latest – although it’s unlikely to be the 26 as the BBC have confirmed episode one of Case Histories as airing 8.30pm – 10.00pm on BBC One on Sunday 19 May (so our previous air date prediction was incorrect).

More when we get it!

Trailer for Out of Darkness to be released 7 May

Mango Films have tweeted that the first Out of Darkness trailer will be released on 7 May.

Follow @HundredsofSouls on Twitter for all the latest news. We will of course post a link to the trailer here as soon as we get it.

The White Queen teaser trailer to air this weekend on BBC One

Emma Frost, screenwriter of The White Queen, has today tweeted that the first teaser trailer will air on BBC One this Saturday after The Voice and also this Sunday after The Village.

Follow #TheWhiteQueen for more news.

The White Queen to air in May on the BBC?

The Telegraph have today reported that, while there is no confirmed air date, The White Queen is due to air this month on the BBC.

The Programme Highlights have been released up to and including week 20 (11 – 17 May) on the BBC Media Centre website; given that this programme will be fairly high profile we believe that the BBC would have included The White Queen in their highlights, so it is likely that it will air after that. Our guess is that it will take the time slot about to be released by The Village (concluding Sunday 5 May at 9pm), with the BAFTAs taking that slot in week 20.

So, our prediction, to be taken with a massive pinch of salt – Sunday 19 May at 9pm. Let’s see if we’re right!

The White Queen to air this month in the UK, August in the US.

The Guardian and RTE have both reported that The White Queen will begin on BBC One this month. This could mean we see Andrew as Lord Strange as early as mid-June.

The Starz website has also updated their The White Queen page, giving August 2013 as their airdate.

We will of course confirm as soon as we hear anything. In the meantime, here is the first trailer for The White Queen, released by Starz a few days ago.

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The Borgias air dates

International air dates for The Borgias will be posted here as and when we receive the news, keep checking back or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

USA – Sunday 14 April, 10pm, Showtime
Canada – Sunday 14 April, 10pm ET, Bravo
Australia – Wednesday 21 April, 9.30pm EST, SoHo
UK -Monday 17 June, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

Please email us if you discover any air dates not listed here.

The White Queen air date put back to July?

The Daily Mail have today reported that the air date of The White Queen, in which Andrew appears in episode 10 as Lord Strange, has been put back to July.  It had originally been reported that the programme would air in the spring. The article also mentions that the US version (due to air on the Starz network) will feature slightly longer scenes.

You can read the article in full here. We will of course report here as soon as the air date is confirmed.

EDIT – writer Emma Frost has denied the story in the Daily Mail on Twitter, stating that the air date has not changed and will be announced soon.

Oxford School of Drama video

The Oxford School of Drama have uploaded several videos to their website including one called ‘Fight’ featuring Andrew and actress Pandora McCormick (who also appeared with Andrew in Terror Tales). Andrew graduated from the Oxford School of Drama in 2010. You can watch the video below. Please note, it contains swearing.

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Thanks to fan AbbsterBee (who runs the Gower House Deviant Art site) for finding this for us.

Being Human series 1-5 box set available to pre-order

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Being Human – The Complete Collection

The Being Human – Series 1-5 Boxset DVD box set is now available to pre-order from Amazon. It is released on Monday 8 April 2013. Further details about what will be included on the discs are yet to be confirmed, however we do know that it is a 14 disc set.

Andrew appears in series 4 of Being Human as vampire solicitor Nick Cutler.

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Back cover of Being Human – The Complete Collection

 

Murdoch Mysteries clip

Shaftesbury TV have added a clip of Murdoch Mysteries “A Study in Sherlock” to YouTube. It features Andrew as Sherlock Holmes and Hélène Joy as Dr Julia Ogden. This is the first film footage we have seen of Andrew in the role.

The episode airs on CBC in Canada on 28 January and on the Alibi Channel in the UK on 25 February.

Cutler fanfics and more

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Please note that the following fanfics may contain content that is suitable for adults only, but with that in mind, read and enjoy!

The Old Year Passes (part one of the story; links to the following 5 chapters can be found at the end of the chapter); written by non-canonical. On the same LiveJournal there is a wonderful analysis of Nick Cutler’s character, take a look here – it’s pretty long, but needs to be for such a complex character.

Rewritten by Machine – set in 2030 and features Cutler, Hal, Mr Snow and Fergus; written by Shaitanah

Hatred is the Madness of the Heart – an amazing 50,000 word fanfic covering the period between Cutler’s recruitment by Hal and Alex’s murder; written by Aquamarine Jo.

There are plenty of other Cutler related fan-fictions on FanFiction.net and Archive of our Own – take a look.

The Borgias Season 3 trailer released

Showtime have released the first trailer for season 3 of The Borgias. It will start on Showtime in America on 14 April 2013. You can watch it below.

We currently have no updates on Andrew’s role but these will be posted as soon as we get them. We do not yet know when season three will air in the UK, although it is likely to be in July 2013, on Sky Atlantic.

Murdoch Mysteries episode synopsis

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Alibi have released an episode synopsis for “A Study in Sherlock”, the Murdoch Mysteries episode that Andrew has a role in.

S6 E4/13. A Study In Sherlock. A botched armoured coach robbery leaves the driver of the getaway carriage dead in the streets. Arriving at the crime scene, Murdoch and Constable Crabtree are shocked and intrigued when a drunken man (Monroe and Being Human‘s Andrew Gower) with knowledge of the events strips off a disguise and soberly claims to be Sherlock Holmes. READ MORE

The episode will air on Alibi in the UK on Monday 25 February and on CBC in Canada on Monday 28 January.

Andrew’s Murdoch Mysteries episode confirmed

According to Andrew’s agent’s website (and as previously guessed), he will be appearing in the Murdoch Mysteries episode “A Study in Sherlock” on the Alibi Channel in the UK on 25 February 2013. This means it is episode 4 as stated on IMDb, and it will air first in Canada on 28 January 2013.

Hopefully we should see some promotional images for the episode in the New Year, and we’ll get them added to the site as soon as possible.

Murdoch Mysteries season 6 UK air date

The UK air date for season 6 of Murdoch Mysteries has now been confirmed as Monday 4 February at 9pm on the Alibi Channel. We do not know which episode Andrew will be appearing in; IMDb has an episode entitled “A Study in Sherlock” listed as episode 4 but we will confirm this when we know more.

Monroe axed

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ITV have dropped Monroe after two series, according to Broadcast Now.

An ITV spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that Monroe will not be returning. It has been a fantastic series, which we have been proud to have on the channel, but continuing to refresh our slate is an important part of the creative process for ITV Drama.”

We wish Andrew all the best with his future roles, along with the whole wonderful cast.

Sign the petition to get Monroe renewed for a third season!

Murdoch Mysteries season 6 air date

CBC.ca have confirmed that season 6 of Murdoch Mysteries will screen in Canada from 7 January 2013.

MURDOCH MYSTERIES – Mondays at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) beginning January 7

New to CBC this year is the one-hour, period, crime drama MURDOCH MYSTERIES, now with new never-seen episodes in its sixth season on Monday, January 7 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC Television. Set in the late 1890’s and early 1900’s, critically acclaimed series MURDOCH MYSTERIES stars Yannick Bisson as William Murdoch, a handsome young detective using radical forensic techniques for the time, to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders.

(Source: CBC)

We know from Andrew’s Spotlight CV that he has filmed the part of David Kingsley / Sherlock Holmes, and IMDb has an episode titled “A Study in Sherlock” listed as episode 4 of season 6. Therefore, we can assume from this that Andrew’s episode will screen in Canada on 28 January 2013; however we will confirm this as soon as we can.

Murdoch Mysteries screens on the Alibi Channel in the UK, there is no confirmed date for season 6 as yet but again, we will confirm as soon as possible.

Andrew to play another supernatural?!

Could this be the role Andrew Gower wil play in Misfits next weekend? Channel 4 Press have posted the episode guide to Misfits episode 4×04 where Andrew plays a character called Jake:

When Curtis’s new girlfriend Lola disappears, Curtis discovers that she was never the person she claimed to be. As he investigates further, he is forced to use his power to bring someone back from the dead, with disastrous results. Meanwhile, Rudy and Finn have a disagreement about their shared living arrangements at the community centre, and Jess finally gets closer to mysterious barman Alex.

Hopefully there will be some indication at the end of this week’s episode – we’ll screencap if there is and get them uploaded. The episode will screen on E4 on Sunday 18 November.

Everyword Festival reading

Andrew has tweeted that he will be doing a reading at the Liverpool Playhouse Theatre’s Everyword festival on Saturday 27 October at 6pm. He will be taking part in the performance of Three Card Trick by Luke Barnes, James Harker and Joe Ward Munrow.

Three writers, a shonky-looking keyboard and a broken glitter ball.
Three Card Trick is new writing cabaret: three short works-in-progress from the Everyman and Playhouse Writers on Attachment.

All tickets are £5 and you can book online here and you can see the full programme here.

Out of Darkness – short directed by Manjinder Virk

Andrew is involved in a new independent short film by Manjinder Virk titled Out of Darkness. Manjinder played the role of Mullery’s love interest Sally Fortune in season 1 of Monroe so we are excited to see them working together again.

Tom Hiddleston, Monica Dolan, Jimmy Akingbola, Christine Bottomley, Riz Ahmed, Asheq Akhtar and Noma Dumezweni are also involved in the film.

There are very few details available about the film at present as it is still in post-production, but you can follow the Twitter account for updates, and we will of course update here when any more news is released.

Monroe season 2 on iTunes and ITV Player

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Season 2 of Monroe is now available to download on iTunes. You can either download individual episodes as they are broadcast (£1.89 each) or buy a series pass for £9.99.

Each episode will also be available to watch for free (aside from streaming costs) on ITV Player, each episode will be available for 30 days from first broadcast.

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The DVD of season 2 is also available to pre-order from Amazon.

The season has been picked up for broadcast in Latin America, Asia and New Zealand according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Channel 4 Autumn/Winter Drama Showreel

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Channel 4 have added their Autumn/Winter showreel to their press site, including the first sightings of Misfits season 4. No sign of Andrew Gower as Jake yet but it gives a good insight into the plots of the new season – including a creepy looking white rabbit and a shot of the new Misfits, including Nathan McMullen as Finn and Karla Crome as Jess. Matthew McNulty (Seth) is also present as a new series regular.

Monroe season 2 starts tonight

If you’ve missed the sharp wit and warped humour of maverick neurosurgeon Gabriel Monroe then your wait is over as we return to St Matthews for another nail-biting series.

The Daily Mirror, Monday 1 October

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Monroe season 2 starts tonight (Monday 1 October) on ITV at 9pm. There have been lots of previews in the press today and everything we’ve seen has been hugely positive.

The Telegraph says that Monroe “returns with renewed vigour and trolley-loads of whip-sharp dialogue” while the Metro calls it “a slick and enjoyable drama”. GQ pushes aside the “House comparisons”, saying that “when it started last year, [it] drew understandable comparisons to the recently-departed House… Thankfully, Monroe has developed into a compelling drama – primarily thanks to James Nesbitt’s confidence in the lead role.”

Journalist Ian Wylie has today posted a transcript of the recent press launch for Monroe on his website, you can read it here.

James Nesbitt, Tracy Ann Oberman, Sarah Parish and Neil Pearson appeared on Daybreak this morning to talk about the new series, you can watch it again on ITV Player; it’s around 1 hour 37 minutes in. Sarah Parish also appeared on This Morning around 11.45am, which you can watch again here.

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Andrew’s showreel has been added to his Spotlight CV; it includes some great clips from Frankenstein’s Wedding, Monroe and Being Human. You can watch it below:

Keep an eye on his Vimeo page as well as there are also the “Wires” and “Make This Go On Forever” clips from Frankenstein’s Wedding on there – more may be added in the future.

You can view Andrew’s Spotlight CV here.

New Mullery images

Huge thanks to Natasha at ITV1 for giving us permission to use these shots of Andrew as Dr Andrew Mullery in season 2 of Monroe. The photos were taken by Justin Slee and show Mullery in his new red scrubs as part of Head of Clinical Services, Alistair Gillespie’s team (played by Neil Pearson).

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Andrew Gower as Andrew Mullery, Monroe S2
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Monroe season 2 starts on ITV1 on Monday 1 October at 9pm.

Murdoch Mysteries Season 6 preview

A preview of season six of Murdoch Mysteries has been added to the MIP ITV website, with a short video and an overview of the season.

In series six of the one-hour drama, Detective Murdoch tries to clear the name of a young Winston Churchill after his visit to Canada goes awry; a dangerous madman threatens to unleash a deadly toxic gas attack; and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle makes an appearance when his supposedly fictional creation, Detective Sherlock Holmes, becomes entangled in a violent robbery.

We know from Andrew’s Spotlight CV and his agent’s website that he has filmed the part of Sherlock Holmes – fingers crossed it won’t be too long before we see some video of the part.

You can see the preview video and read more here.

Andrew visits Innocent Drinks

Andrew posted on his Twitter account last week about a visit he made to Innocent Drinks HQ, where he spent the day making smoothies. We have been given permission to share this picture of Andrew and Innocent’s Tim enjoying their smoothies!

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They look delicious – and the smoothies don’t look bad either!

You can follow Innocent Drinks on Twitter here.

Monroe season 2 confirmed for 1 October

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ITV have now confirmed on their press centre page that the new season of Monroe will start on Monday 1 October at 9pm. The page has a fairly long synopsis of episode one.

Monroe season 2 air date?

We are still waiting for the ITV announcement (it is expected today) of the air date for season 2 of Monroe, however several avenues have stated Monday, 1 October at 9pm is when we will see Dr Andrew Mullery return to our screens.

The Radio Times has popped up this morning with the 1 October air date. There is also an interview with James Nesbitt in today’s Metro newspaper that states Monroe will return on 1 October. Luke Allen-Gale, who plays Daniel Springer, has also announced it on his Twitter account.

So – looks like it’s time to put Monday 1 October at 9pm in those diaries!

ITV website updated for Monroe season two

The ITV Drama website has been updated with several cast videos and more details about the new season of Monroe. There are several interviews with Andrew in the different videos alongside interviews with the rest of the cast.

There is still no screening date but it’s widely assumed that the date will be released this week.

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Take a look here. We’ll update as soon as we know the screening date, which will be sometime in October.

New Monroe season 2 trailer

MIPTV have added a new trailer, brief synopsis and promo shot for season 2 of Monroe to their site. It features a couple of scenes with Andrew in, including one that looks very exciting…

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Neil Pearson, Tom Riley, James Nesbitt, Sarah Parish and Tracy-Ann Oberman

The synopsis is a little spoilery so click the link to read more only if you want to. You can also watch the promo here.

The Borgias season 3 currently filming in Budapest

According to newsday.com, season 3 of The Borgias is currently filming in Budapest. The mention of The Borgias on Andrew’s Spotlight CV coupled with his Twitter post about his trip to Budapest should hopefully mean we get some news soon about the part of ‘Assassin’ that he is to play in the new series.

Showtime‘s website states that the new series will begin in 2013.

 

Murdoch Mysteries to air on CBC in January 2013

CBC.ca have announced that season 6 of Murdoch Mysteries will air in January 2013. We assume this is the season Andrew has been filming a part for but further details are not yet known.

As it’s filmed in Toronto, we assume Andrew’s tweet is related!

Read about the show in more detail here.

Murdoch Mysteries screens in the UK on Alibi and season 6 is due to air early 2013 according to Alibi’s Twitter account; if previous seasons are anything to go by it’s likely it will air in February 2013 but we will confirm this as soon as we can.

Misfits, The Borgias and Murdoch Mysteries in production

Theatrical Agency Michelle Braidman Associates Ltd has announced that Andrew Gower is currently filming for Misfits, The Borgias and Murdoch Mysteries. The news also appears on Andrew’s Spotlight CV. More news on these productions as and when we get it.

Michael Emmerson interviews

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Michael Emmerson has been interviewed for FemaleFirst.co.uk; the interview contains a short story about how his solo release of former Emerson track Back to You was co-written by himself and Andrew. Watch it here.

Michael has also been interviewed by GayDar radio about his release of Back to You. The interview contains several mentions of Andrew:

I used to listen to songs that I liked and work them out on the keyboard by ear, and I soon found that I could do it quite easily, so I started to write my own ideas. It wasn’t ’til I was about 14 or 15 though that I started to co-write songs with my friend Andrew Gower. We wrote loads of songs together, but then when he moved to London to pursue his acting career about 4 years ago, I started to write songs by myself and haven’t stopped since.

Read the full interview with Michael here.

Listen to Michael Emmerson’s version of Back to You and his other songs here on Soundcloud:

Conquest of the South Pole reviews

The Guardian, 1 May 2012 (Lyn Gardner)

…a scrupulously acted production…a playful and edgily comic approach…

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What’s On Stage, 1 May 2012 (Emma Watkins)

…a snappy and humorous show…

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The Telegraph, 3 May 2012 (Daisy Bowie-Sell)

Karge’s language is a great burst of poetic brilliance. It tumbles out of the mouths of the ensemble cast in fast rhyming rhythm. It’s bolshie, full of bravura and feels fresh, despite the script’s age.

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Under the Floorboards Theatre, 18 May 2012

…(a) darkly comic tale, which is handled expertly by the hugely talented cast…

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Monroe series 2 press launch

Yesterday saw the press launch for Monroe series two. All the cast were there, and there was some great feedback on Twitter following the launch.

Ben Dowell of The Guardian said:

While journalist Ian Wylie commented:

Andrew himself posted a picture on his Twitter feed of a visit to Starbucks with Christina Chong where he cheekily gave the barista the name ‘Mullery’ to identify his cup!

Monroe will screen on ITV in October.

Mark Gatiss interview

Mark Gatiss has been interviewed by EW.com about the finale of Being Human season 4, “War Child”. It’s a great little interview, made all the better by the question about the trailer:

Can you explain why he’s rubbing Cutler’s face in the preview?
Because I wanted to. I said to Andrew [Gower], “I just got an idea. I should run my hand down your face and stick my finger into your mouth. Is that alright?” And he said, “Yeah, whatever you like.” So I did it. What I like about it is it’s so invasive. First of all, he has those filthy fingernails. I thought, he regards this man as less than the dirt on his shoes and he should just show it. It’s also slightly pervy. I enjoyed that.

You can watch said scene here:

Hmmmmm….

 

Toby Whithouse talks Cutler

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EW.com have published an interview with Being Human executive producer Toby Whithouse about Being Human episode 4×07 “Making History”, a very Cutler-centric episode.

Does Cutler have any humanity left in him?
From the moment that he sees his wife killed, that’s it. It’s been interesting to look at the reactions to him on online. I’m very pleased to see that Cutler has a lot of fans. There are also quite a lot of people who are hoping that there is a bit of decency left in him and that he will redeem himself. That’s something Andrew [Gower] imbued in the character, because it wasn’t on the page. That people are having questions about him is a testament to his performance, because in my mind, the best way of telling if Cutler is lying is if his lips are moving.

Read the full interview here.

There’s also a lovely, spoilery review of the episode on the Independent website, full of gushing praise for Andrew. And another gushing review on Cultfix, this time spoiler free.

Entertainment Weekly: ‘Being Human’ baddie Andrew Gower talks ‘Puppy Love’

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Entertainment Weekly have posted an interview with Andrew about episode 6 of Being Human season 4 (“Puppy Love“). The interview covers Cutler’s backstory, his last vestiges of humanity and how he based some of Cutler’s mannerisms on Ian Curtis of Joy Division.

Cutler likes other people to do the work for him—and manipulation is one of the things he’s very good at.

Read the full interview here.

Q&A with Toby Whithouse

The BBC‘s Being Human blog has posted the results of a fan Q&A with Toby Whithouse. Several of the questions involved Cutler’s character and his subsequent demise, for example:

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However, it’s the revelation that we won’t see Cutler again that is the most shocking…

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We live in hope that…

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Read the full Q&A here.

Monroe cast at restaurant opening in Harpenden

 

Andrew attended the launch of Charlie’s Restaurant and Bar in Harpenden, owned by Monroe co-star Christina Chong, along with other co-stars Tom Riley, Manjinder Virk and Michelle Asante.

Read more about the visit over at Tom-Riley.com where there are also links to further images.

Frankenstein’s Wedding: The Dance

At the end of the live performance of Frankenstein’s Wedding, the cast performed a choreographed dance which also saw Andrew singing the first few lines of Make You Feel My Love. The most spectacular part of the dance however, was the audience joining in with the dance. They had been taught the dance previously and seeing 12,000 people performing it in unison is something to behold.

As an aside, the look on Andrew’s face when he looks out over the crowd at the end is absolutely wonderful!

Frankenstein’s Wedding – Andrew sings ‘Wires’

As part of Frankenstein’s Wedding, Andrew sang Athlete’s Wires (and made every girl there wish she was up there in that plastic box with him!). Thanks to YouTube user symanleedsuk you can watch it again here:

He also sang Snow Patrol’s Make It Go On Forever which is an incredibly beautiful song, he really does it justice. Again thanks to symanleedsuk you can watch it here:

If you like Andrew’s vocals on the Frankenstein’s Wedding songs, you can also hear him in his own band Emerson – pop over to the Emerson page on this site to hear some of their tracks.

Liverpool Echo interview

The Liverpool Echo have published a long interview with Andrew following the screening of the first episode of Monroe and previewing next month’s Frankenstein’s Wedding. It also covers his life in Liverpool before he left to attend the Oxford School of Drama, and Andrew talks about his love for The Beatles and his music project Emerson.

Read the full interview here.

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