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 Walters‘ recent tweet, Andrew’s debut as an executive producer will go on the film festival circuit before being released to a wider audience.
They send their apologies and thank the fans for their support.
Some sad news unfortunately we have had to cancel the screening of @humptyfilm on the 10th of June due to unforeseen circumstances. Huge apologies and we will do our upmost to make it possible for you to see the film. ❤️ & thank you all again xxx
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!
Things are really moving fast now – only two months after Andrew Gower and Stephen Walterswrapped 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.
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!
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!
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!)
In London to do an ADR session. I will let you know more about the project when I’m allowed to!!I also met up with @TheAndrewGower-The Tommy Quickley project is on its way folks-What I can definitely say is that you are all in for a treat👌-great photographs to come shortly.x pic.twitter.com/Pxnvs5zVDq
The British Academy Scotland Awards will be hosted by Edith Bowman at Radisson Blu Glasgow and will be streamed live on Facebook at 19.00, Sunday 4 Nov, preceded by clips of live carpet highlights hosted by Sanjeev Kohli from 17.00 on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
We think there’s definitely a likeness between Andrew and his animated character Mudlark (and he makes such an adorable merboy!) that we couldn’t resist screencapping this wonderful animated short film by Hamish Steele.
Leoni Tenius is also involved in a new IndieGoGo project called Neext! You can follow Neext! on Facebook and Twitter, and there’s still time to support the crowdfunding as well. Her mini bio includes an excited bit of news for Fear the Lord:
Leoni Tenius is a director from Berlin. Following up to 5 years in the German film industry as an actress she went on to study at the Met Film School London where she graduated with First Honours in Practical Filmmaking. Leoni has won the Zoom Award for the Best International Film for her first short film Kriegskind (Child of War), as well as the Imagining the Imaginarium Competition chaired by Andy Serkis and since then has directed and edited several live action and motion capture short films with Serkis’ The Imaginarium Studios. Her last short [Blessed are They that Fear the Lord] starring BAFTA winner Sophie Kennedy Clark is currently in development for a feature.
If you are not on Twitter, you might have missed some of the wonderful things attendees had to say about Andrew’s appearance at Outlander Vegas convention on 13 and 14 July 2018.
Read some of the tweets, which also include tidbits from the panels and information about Andrew’s and Stephen Walters’ upcoming project Humpty Dumpty, and check out the pictures he took with happy fans and other pictures from the event:
Our gallery has been updated with complete sets of pictures from Andrew’s panels with co-stars Stephen Walters and Stanley Weber at the Outlander Vegas convention last weekend. It sure looks like everyone had a great time!
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According to IMDb, Andrew will play the role of Ben in Running Naked, a film written and directed by Victor Buhler. Ben is a man who “has devolved into obsessional recluse” and “whose life is a series of obsessive habits”. Together with lifelong friend Mark (played by Matthew McNulty) the two “rediscover their spirit of adventure” when Mark is forced to “reassess his life” which leads him to “risk everything he has in order to break Ben out of his shell”.
Finally re-united, Andrew Gower and Stephen Walters posted this video on Twitter to thank their fans with their very own version of the popular Beatles song “Don’t let me down” for the continued support of their “passion project” Humpty Dumpty on Kickstarter. The campaign reached an amazing £15,000 recently.
The Kickstarter page will remain open until 8 July 2017 and please keep tweeting and re-tweeting the link! More support, financially and by sharing the link on Social Media will be a “huge help” to Andrew and Stephen and their micro-budget film!
Andrew thanked the fans and his co-stars, who supported the campaign in this video on Twitter, saying he and Stephen Walters were “blown away” by the response.
The Kickstarter page will remain open until 8 July 2017 and more support, financially and by sharing the link on Social Media, is appreciated and will be a “huge help” to Andrew and Stephen and their micro-budget film.
On Friday, 8 May 2015, Rosewater had its theatrical release in the UK, which means we’re getting a few more reviews from British TV critics.
7 May 2015
Peter Bradshaw for The Guardian
Stewart has made a very credible feature-film debut, as writer/director of this shrewd and heartfelt movie about the ordeal of Tehran-born BBC journalist Maziar Bahari, who was detained without trial, tortured and interrogated as an alleged US spy for 118 days. The case was prominently taken up on The Daily Show. Stewart has created a humane black tragicomedy […]
Explaining that “the original impetus for the film came from my own feelings of guilt and atonement over what happened to him in Iran”, Stewart offers a powerfully vindicating account of Bahari’s Kafkaesque ordeal. […] Directorially, it’s nuts-and-bolts fare, the imagined apparition of Bahari’s father (Haluk Bilginer) being one of its few stylistic flourishes. But the story is engrossing and enraging, and Stewart takes care to remind us that the real victims of oppressive regimes are those who live with them on a daily basis.
Based on Bahari’s bestselling memoir, this is a dignified and vital first film from American satirist Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and a vociferous campaigner for the journalist’s release. […]
For all the earnestness, however, this is not po-faced cinema. It is cinema that matters. Some of the encounters between Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal) and his ignorant torturer, known only as Rosewater (Kim Bodnia), are deliberately comic, which allows Stewart to show us that humanity flickers within even the darkest souls. […] This remarkable film is a tribute to the bravery of foreign correspondents and a love letter to democracy.
We got a few more reviews of Rosewater after its theatrical release on 7 November 2014:
13 November 2014
Richard Corliss for Time Magazine
[…] Jon Stewart’s movie […] admits a saving sense of humor and proportion to the ordeals of its real-life protagonist. […]
More important, the first time adaptor-director has created a fine film with few surprises but a genuine grasp of the director’s craft. Shot in Jordan by ace indie cinematographer Bobby Bukowski (The Messenger, The Iceman), the movie has a sharp grasp of time and place […]
You may quibble with the international caste of Stewart’s casting: the Mexican García Bernal as Bahari […] That question matters less, given the strong and expertly judged performances all around — especially García Bernal’s nuanced juggling act of anger and anguish, hope and despair.
The virtue of this movie is its commitment to political ambiguity and emotional truth. […] Though not really a comedy, Rosewater is a demonstration of the creed behind The Daily Show: belief in the crucial need for impious wit against entrenched power. The freedom of the press is also the freedom to depress, and to inspire.
That the movie is as tense and chilling as it is owes much to Stewart’s keen eye for the way humor surfaces even in the dark places. […] Mexican actor Gael García Bernal plays Bahari. He’s exceptional in his scenes with the first-rate Kim Bodnia. Kudos to Stewart for making Rosewater more than an earnest plea for journalistic freedom. He makes it personal.
Among its virtues, “Rosewater,” the directorial debut of Jon Stewart, is an argument for filmmakers to start their trade after they’ve looked beyond the limits of their own horizons. […] Mr. Stewart’s interest in the material is obviously personal, but his movie transcends mere self-interest.
It’s never the wrong time to protest tyranny, unjust imprisonment, torture and totalitarian tactics. The Daily Show host Jon Stewart‘s debut as a feature-film director is motivated above all to do just that and does it in a capable, straightforward manner.
The punishing ordeal of Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari — imprisoned for 118 days on charges of espionage — is brought to the screen with impressive tact and intelligence by writer-director Jon Stewart in “Rosewater,” an alternately somber and darkly funny drama […]
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.
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.”
The film Rosewater, in which Andrew Gower features as “Jimmy the avid editor”, has wrapped production, The Hollywood Reporter states. Director Jon Stewart will travel to the Toronto Film Festival this weekend to pitch 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.
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!
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.
Newcomer Andrew Gower, who plays Dr Frankenstein, is darting around the abbey’s passageway, eager to establish the shortest route from his character’s laboratory to the church. “I have a scene in the laboratory followed immediately by one in the church, and the distance between the two is pretty much the entire length of the abbey,” he says.
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.