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 birhday 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!

#BonnieBDay campaign

It’s Andrew’s birthday soon (he turns 29 this year!) and we want to make sure he is showered with birthday messages and birthday love!

So, if you’re on Twitter or Instagram, tweet or post and wish @TheAndrewGower a #BonnieBDay (please use the hashtag!) on 8 November!

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 #LoveAndrew!

 

Carnival Row BtS photo

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A year ago today…

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Travis Beacham shared this Behind the Scenes shot from the set of Carnival Row again on his Instagram today. He already shared it earlier this year on 3 April 2018 but we have it confirmed now that it shows indeed (as previously speculated) Andrew Gower on the right, with Tamzin Merchant and Cara Delevingne on the left.

According to Travis Beacham filming this scene took place at the Barrandov Studios in Prague (Czech Republic) one year ago today.

Find more Behind the Scenes footage in our Gallery!

Happy Halloween!

 

Happy Halloween to all our ghouls and boos. 👻 We hope you’re having a spooktacular day!!! 🎃 (if you’re celebrating this holiday – if not, we still hope you have a great day anyway!)

A perfect treat for the day (not a trick, we swear!) is catching up on some of Andrew’s past projects with supernatural themes.

Our picks are as follows:

  • Of course, there is our darling Cutler. Andrew portrayed the cocky vampire solicitor on the UK cult show Being Human during its 4th season in 2012. Of all of Andrew’s characters, Cutler undoubtedly had the best lines, and Andrew’s perfect delivery made them pure gold!

Watch some of our favourite scenes on YouTube!

 

  • If you want supernatual but also romance, Frankenstein’s Wedding is your thing! Andrew plays “mad” scientist Dr Victor Frankenstein in this live recording of the 2011 live event – not a supernatural being himself, he only creates them. 😱 But Andrew plays the lead – and he sings! What more could you want?

 

 

  • Looking at this list, one could get the impression that many of Andrew’s characters do not live to fight another day. This assumption is not completely untrue – after all, he did die 7 times as 5 different characters. Yes, this means some of them died more than once. Poor Jake here was really not having the best of days when he encountered the Misfits gang in 2012.

 

 

Enjoy and #LoveAndrew 💕 !

Andrew confirmed for BAFTA Scotland

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Andrew is one of the confirmed guests for BAFTA Scotland award ceremony on Sunday, 4 November 2018 in Glasgow, where he will no doubt represent Black Mirror and support his “Crocodile” co-star Kiran Sonia Sawar who is nominated in the Best Actress category.

He’ll also be re-united with his Fear the Lord co-star Sophie Kennedy Clark, as well as Outlander actors Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin.

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.

(Source: BAFTA Scotland)

Outlander Gallery

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Finally our Outlander Gallery has been completed with the Season 2 DVD Special Features:

We hope you enjoy them as much as we did making them!

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Midsomer Murders in Belgium & the Netherlands

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News reached us that Season 20 of Midsomer Murders (including Andrew’s episode “Send in the Clowns”) is also shown in Belgium and The Netherlands.

Unfortunately the information that NPO1 in the Netherlands airs the episodes every Wednesday evening only reached us this morning – the morning after “Send in the Clowns” was broadcast! Good news is that the episode is still available online if you missed it or would like to watch it again!

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In Belgium, Eén is the Dutch-language TV station for Midsomer Murders – we are still trying to confirm airdates and times for the episodes. We’ll update this post as soon as we get more info!

ETA: “Send in the Clowns” aired on 12 October 2018 in Belgium, but it is also still available to watch online here.

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If you have any information about Midsomer Murders Season 20 in your country, please e-mail us or send us a tweet, so we can update the website! Thanks a million!

In the meantime, visit our Midsomer Murders Gallery for screencaps of Andrew’s episode!

Updated Murdoch Mysteries Gallery

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Our Murdoch Mysteries Gallery has been updated with new DVD screencaps as well as a series of production stills.

If you use our screencaps for gifs, memes, or any other kind of fan art, we’d love to see them, of course, so make sure to link one of our Social Media accounts when you post them!

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Midsomer Murders in South Africa

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Season 20 of Midsomer Murders is currently shown on Universal TV in South Africa.

This week you can still catch Andrew’s Outlander co-star Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield MacKenzie) in episode 20×04 “The Lions of Causton” which means Andrew’s episode 20×06 “Send in the Clowns” should air on 21 October with repeats in the following week.

Check the Universal TV Midsomer Murders page for more information!

It is still unknown when Season 20 will air in the UK. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything.

If you know of any airdates in your country, we’d love to hear about it! Just drop us an e-mail and we’ll update the website. Thank you very much for your support, it is much appreciated!

Gallery: Bonnie Prince exhibition & Jacobite Trail

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Our Gallery has now been updated with screencaps of two videos that Andrew filmed at the National Museum Scotland in Edinburgh on 22 June 2017.

  • Outlander actor Andrew Gower visits Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

  • Bonnie Prince Charlie on the Jacobite trail

Find all screencaps in our Outlander Gallery!

Fan Art Winner

Last but not least we’re very happy to announce our fan art winner, Twitter follower and group member, Nancy Hibberd!

Nancy created this beautiful fan video about Outlander‘s Bonnie Prince Charlie. We cannot even begin to fathom how much creativity, work and determination must have gone into the creation of this gem, so this is a very well deserved first winner!

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Congratulations, Nancy!

Please e-mail us with your address so we can send you your Andrew calendar!

 

Poetry Winner

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The winner of our poetry contest is the wonderfully talented poet, our Twitter follower and group member Jackie Merrell!

She originally wrote this poem for Andrew when he attended Starfury’s Highlanders 3 convention in Birmingham this summer. The poem itself is about Outlander‘s Bonnie Prince Charlie.

The White Cockade
by J. Merrell

It’s hard to know,
just who you can trust,
surrounded by the white cockade
proudly worn in solidarity,
yet no loyalty in sight,
emblem of my family
and symbol of my duty displayed,
will anything I do matter
to the man I call father?
Fighting for a cause not my own
in a country with no real ties
holding me to its breast,
and in the end I don’t know
which way to turn
or what is right anymore
in the blinding blaze of battles lost.

Andrew loved the poem – and who are we to disagree with him?

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Congratulations, Jackie!

Please e-mail us with your address so we can send you your Andrew calendar!

Caption This! Winner

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Here they are: Our much anticipated prizes for the main winners of the three categories of our birthday contest!

Each winner will receive one of these calendars, exclusively designed for Andrew Gower Fans.

We will present you our winners and their art (in case of our poetry and fan art contestants)  over the next few days.

Today, it is with great pleasure to reveal our randomly drawn “Caption This!” winner, our Twitter follower Angela Davis (@woollyheaded)!

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Congratulations, Angela!

Please e-mail us with your address so we can send you your Andrew calendar!

Presenting our Social Media Winners

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Over the last few days, we announced our Social Media winners with shout-outs to

Again, thank you so very much for participating in our birthday contest!

Now, all there’s left for us to announce our own main winners! Stay tuned and watch this space for the big reveal this Sunday, 7 October 2018!

Carnival Row: International Press

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The Austrian online paper “Kleine Zeitung” also reported about the “Amazon Prime Presents” event at the Curzon Mayfair Cinema in London this week (English summary below):

Ganz vorne mit dabei ist sicher “Carnival Row“: Die von René Echevarria und Travis Beacham entwickelte Serie, die kommendes Jahr bei Prime Video starten soll, handelt von einer magischen Welt, in der mythische Kreaturen ihre Heimat verlassen müssen und auch eine gute Portion Krimi mit von der Partie ist. “Mir war einfach wichtig, dass dabei auch gesellschaftspolitische Themen verhandelt werden”, sah Cara Delevingne eine Parallele zwischen Fiktion und Realität. “Immigration ist allgegenwärtig, und man muss darüber diskutieren.”

Ähnlich sah es ihr Co-Star Bloom, könne man mit dieser “Fantasywelt” doch einen “Blick von außen auf unsere Gesellschaft” werfen. “‘Carnival Row‘ ist dabei wie nichts, was ich zuvor gelesen habe.” Viktorianische Einflüsse seien ebenso dabei wie Steampunk-Anleihen. “Und letztlich können wir in diesem Rahmen größere Fragen verhandeln.” Delevingne, die eine Fee spielt, sieht in ihrer Rolle auch eine “Empfehlung” an die Menschheit. “Dieses Volk nimmt nur von der Natur, was es braucht, gibt aber auch etwas zurück. Außerdem ist sie eine Überlebende, sie kämpft, ganz egal was man ihr entreißt.”

Für beide Schauspieler sind es die ersten Gehversuche im Serienfach. “Es war toll, mit vier verschiedenen Regisseuren zusammenzuarbeiten”, so Bloom. “Dadurch bekommst du immer wieder einen neuen Zugang zu dieser Story, was eine echte Entwicklung nach sich zieht. Diese Flexibilität habe ich sehr genossen, es war gleichzeitig aber auch eine Herausforderung.” Nicht zuletzt die an verschiedenen Orten abgehaltenen Dreharbeiten brachten den Hollywoodstar ins Schwärmen. “Was sie etwa in Prag aufgebaut haben, war unglaublich. Diese Detailverliebtheit: Das ist wirklich ein Zeichen dafür, welche Größe diese Serie erzielen will.”

This summary was done by the author of this blog post. Please keep in mind that the quotes have been translated from English to German and then back to English, so we can’t guarantee 100% accuracy:

Carnival Row is set in a magical world where mythical creature have to leave their home, and it also includes a murder mystery.

Cara Delevingne sees a paralell between fiction and reality and says it was important to her that the show addresses social and political themes. “Immigration is omnipresent and we meed to discuss it.”
She also sees her character, a fairy, as some kind of “recommendation” for humanity: “It’s a people who only take from nature what they need but they also give back. She’s also a survivor, she keeps fighting no matter what is taken away from her.”

Orlando Bloom adds that with this fantasy world you get to take a look at our society from the outside. “Within this framework, we can address bigger questions” and “Carnival Row is unlike anything I’ve read before.”

For both actors it was the first time working on a multi-episode show and they enjoyed working with four different directors. Orlando Bloom liked the flexibility and calls it an advantage but also a challenge to access the story with a new perspective with each director. He was particularly impressed by the film sets in Prague, especially the attention to detail. “It’s a sign which greatness the show is goingt to achieve.”

Der Tagesspiegel” also features an article about the event but Carnival Row only gets a brief mention.

Amazon Prime Video Presents: Carnival Row

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On 2 October 2018 Amazon Prime Video presented some of their new and recurring shows to the press and invited guests in London, among them Andrew’s new show Carnival Row.

We have no indication that Andrew attended the event but lead actors Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne spoke about the show, which is scheduled to be released in 2019.

According to Cara Delevingne, Carnival Row addresses “social and political themes. Immigration, classism and racism, important themes that need to be addressed more and more. It’s fantasy that we have never seen before”. She added: “The part I play has so much fire… Other characters and the story relate to what is happening in the world right now.”

(Source: Business Standard)

The series follows an investigation into a string of unsolved murders that are eating away at whatever uneasy peace still exists. Orlando [Bloom] is playing Rycroft Philostrate, a police inspector, and Delevingne will be seen as a faerish refugee who flees her homeland to come to the Burgue.

(Source: Gulf News)

About her character Vignette Stonemoss, “a fairy fleeing persecution”, Cara Delevingne said: “She is a survivor. She has been a victim but doesn’t know what is she surviving for now. Everything has been taken away from her. Her culture and her family.”

Her co-star Orlando Bloom  described the show as a “sort of Dickensian, steam-punk, Victorian world with these remarkable and beautiful mythical creatures”, and added: “When I got to Prague and saw the set they had built I was blown away, it was truly remarkable.”

(Source: Business Standard)

Head of comedy at Amazon Joe Lewis said in a statement:

There has never been a series like Carnival Row before.

The scope of the storytelling combined with the uniqueness of the world, themes and aesthetics haven’t been on TV before.

A simple police investigation will lead us down a remarkable journey in a world where humans and creatures co-exist. We’re so excited about what René [Echevarria], Travis [Beacham] and Paul [McGuigan] are creating and we can’t wait to bring it to customers.

(Source: Daily Mail)

The show is certainly creating a lot of buzz already and we cannot wait to see more!

 

New Borgias screencaps

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Our Gallery has been updated with 281 new, improved screencaps of The Borgias episode 3×01 “The Face of Death”. They are of a higher resolution than the previous ones and include a couple of scenes that we previously missed.

Enjoy at your own risk – some of them are not for the most squeamish minds!

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Birthday Contest: Postcard Winners!

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We’re finally ready to announce the first winners of our birthday contest!

We are so grateful for all your participations and we really wish you could ALL be our winners! Unfortunately this is not possible, so we did our best to give everyone a fair chance.

We have one main winner from each of our categories and from each of our Social Media outlets. Finally we drew a number of lucky people who will receive one of our exclusive, super sized Andrew postcards (pictured above)!

Congratulations to:

  • our Facebook group members:
    • Anna Johansson
    • Jane Bott
    • L Dawn Lavin
    • Liz Carrasco Tupelu
    • Rachel McDonald
  • our Instagram follower:
    • Jacki (@smilingleprechaun)
  • our Twitter followers:
    • Daran Campbell Wilson (@Pinetopgma)
    • Vicky Gilmour (@vicky_gilmour)

Please e-mail us with your address to claim your prize, and also indicate which of the two designs you’d prefer (top or bottom).

Thanks to everyone again for your contributions and stay tuned for our main winners who will be announced soon!

 

 

 

BAFTA Scotland nominations for Black Mirror

BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Scotland announced this year’s nominees on 26 September 2018.

Among them two nominations for Charlie Brooker’s cult TV show Black Mirror:

  • Director Colm McCarthy was nominated for his season 4 episode “Black Museum”.

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  • Kiran Sonia Sawar, who played insurance investigator Shadzia in Andrew’s episode “Crocodile”, was nominated as Best Actress.

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Congratulations on both nominations and we’re keeping our fingers firmly crossed for both Colm and Kiran!

Gallery updated with Urchin screencaps

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The Tall Tale of Urchin is a fine example of Andrew Gower’s voice acting work.

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 screencaping this wonderful animated short film by Hamish Steele.

Visit our gallery to see all screencaps!

Thank you for Participating!

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Huge thank you to everyone who celebrated our 2nd birthday with us and participated in our contest!

The response was a little overwhelming (but in a good way!), so please give us a couple of days to go through everyone’s answers and draw the winners.

  • There will be one main prize for each category (fan art, poetry & caption this!) – what it exactly the prize is, is still a bit of a surprise!
  • There will be special Social Media shout-outs for one of our followers on Twitter, Instagram, our Facebook Page, and one of our members of our Facebook Group!
  • And last but not least we have eight shiny super sized postcards that are looking for recipients, who will be drawn at random!

We hope all the winners will enjoy their prizes and thank you again for taking part! Don’t be sad if you’re not among the winners this time, there will be more contests in the future!

Fear the Lord: Trailer Coming Soon?

Writer / director Leoni Tenius (Blessed are They that Fear the Lord) replied to a question to her Instagram post where she shared a “Behind the Scenes” shot from the Fear the Lord set last year.

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So let’s hope the trailer will be out very soon!

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.

(Source: Neext! on IndieGoGo)

We’re really hoping that Fear the Lord can get the funding to be turned into a full feature length film, and that Andrew can reprise his role as James O’Harry.

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Birthday Contest ends 22 September

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Celebrating our 2nd birthday with all our followers and members on Facebook (page & group), Twitter and Instagram has been a lot of fun, and we thank you for all your contributions that we’ve received so far!

There is still time to send in more!

More fan art, more poetry or stories, and there will be more pictures in our very popular “Caption This!” contest!

Please e-mail us your contributions by 22 September 2018! All winners will be announced the following week!

Good luck! 🤞🍀

Black Mirror season 4 episode wins Emmy

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USS Callister, one of Black Mirror‘s season 4 episodes, won the Emmy for “Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special” last night.

Congratulations to show creator Charlie Brooker and writer William Bridges!

Andrew played Rob in the Black Mirror season 4 episode “Crocodile” alongside Andrea Riseborough and Kiran Sonia Sawar.

Fear The Lord: New BtS Photo

Leoni Tenius (writer, director and co-producer of Blessed are They that Fear the Lord) posted this “behind the scenes” shot from the set of her independent short film taken in Shrewsbury, Shropshire (UK) last year.

Pictured are Sophie Kennedy Clark (who plays the main character Ada), Leoni Tenius and Andrew Gower (who plays James O’Harry).

Thank you very much for this photo, Leoni Tenius!

Nutritiously Nicola rewards

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All backers of Double Yay Productions’ Nutritiously Nicola!, who chose the “Guy Titt” special reward should have received one of these personalized autographs in their letter box by now.

Since Andrew sadly had to drop out of the project due to scheduling conflicts with Carnival Row, Double Yay Productions couldn’t use a production still from the set of Nutritiously Nicola! (as originally planned) and we feel honoured (and just a “little” chuffed) that they asked to use one of our shots of Andrew at the Creation Entertainment’s Outlander Vegas convention.

Big thanks to Andrew and Double Yay Productions for making this possible!

Celebrate with us & win great prizes!

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We’re only two days away from our big birthday bash!

On 12 September 2016 (just before midnight) our Facebook group was launched – the first step of what eventually became a whole network of Social Media accounts celebrating and supporting the amazing actor, producer and singer/songwriter Andrew Gower. Only 10 days later, on 22 September 2016, the Twitter account followed.

In (almost) two years, we gained 351 members on Facebook and 1870 followers on Twitter – reason enough for us to say a HUGE THANK YOU for all the love and support!

To enter our birthday contest you can either:

Each time you participate wins you an entry in our draw and a chance to win one of our amazing prizes, including our popular super-sized postcards, a shout-out on our Social Media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) and exclusive prints of our man.

For further information, please follow the links or drop us an e-mail!

Thank you for your continued support and #LoveAndrew!

Caption This! – Birthday Contest

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You’re not an artist or a writer?

Don’t worry you can still participate in our Birthday Contest!

Every day between 12 and 22 September 2018 we’ll be posting a screencap of one of Andrew’s projects on our Social Media accounts, and we’re looking forward to your best “caption this” suggestions!

Every suggestions earns you an entry in our draw to win one of our cool prizes, including our popular super-sized postcards, a shout-out on our Social Media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) and exclusive prints of our man!

Carnival Row Release Date?

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One of Andrew’s upcoming projects we are most excited about is Carnival Row. So far Amazon hasn’t announced a release date yet but we’re obviously not the only ones getting impatient!

Travis Beacham, one of the creator of Carnival Row, replied to a Twitter user’s question on 7 September 2018:

David Gyasi, who plays a character named Agreus on Carnival Row, answered the same question on 31 August 2018:

We’re hoping for more and more detailed information soon, and will keep you posted as usual!

Birthday Contest – Looking for Poets & Writers

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We are looking for all poets and writers among you creative Andrew Gower fans!

Send us your Andrew related written art between 12 and 22 September 2018 to enter our contest and win some cool prizes, including our popular super-sized postcards, a shout-out on our Social Media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) and exclusive prints of our man!

We accept everything from poems to Diana Gabaldon sized novels, old and new work – let’s see your creative side!

E-mail us for further information and to enter the contest:

info@andrew-gower.co.uk

Calling All Artists – Birthday Contest

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Calling all creative, artistic Andrew Gower fans!

Send us your Andrew related fanart between 12 and 22 September 2018 to enter our contest and win some cool prizes, including our popular super-sized postcards, a shout-out on our Social Media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) and exclusive prints of our man!

We accept everything from stick figures to oil paintings, old and new art, we only want to see your creative side!

E-mail us for further information and to enter the contest:

info@andrew-gower.co.uk

Listen to the Fear The Lord soundtrack

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German composer Florian Erlbeck has released two tracks from the official Blessed are They that Fear the Lord soundtrack. You can find them on his website alongside a stunning new picture of Sophie Kennedy Clark as Ada.

Visit ForianErlbeck.de!

Nathan Barr on Composing “Carnival Row”

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In their September issue Mix Magazine talked with award winning composer Nathan Barr (True Blood) about his “Stunning New Studio, a Rare Wurlitzer Organ, and the Tones of a Human Femur”. Apparently both of these unusual “instruments” will play a part in composing the soundtrack for his current project Carnival Row:

Currently, Barr is scoring two projects — Amazon Studio’s upcoming fantasy drama series Carnival Row and Universal Pictures and Amblin’s fantasy adventure film The House with a Clock in Its Walls, opening in theaters this month.

For Carnival Row, Barr’s left-of-center sound palette incorporates some of his more esoteric instruments, such as a glass armonica (designed by Benjamin Franklin in 1761) that he occasionally plays with steel drum mallets, a nyckelharpa, and the bottom pedals of the Wurlitzer Theater organ, which are capable of producing a low, rumbling growl. But the most unusual instrument Barr chose is the kanglang.

“It’s a human femur from Tibet that’s probably 150 to 200 years old. Some monks when they die have portions of their bones turned into trinkets or instruments,” Barr explains. “The kanglang produces a strange, incredibly unique sound that’s somewhere between music and sound design.”

In another interview with Reverb, Nathan Barr also mentions scoring Carnival Row:

I had a vision when I moved out here 20 years ago of a big, beautiful room to record music in and sort of having different stations, where I could bounce around from keyboards to strings to whatever, and that’s kind of what it’s become when we’re not recording orchestra. I’m doing a show right now at Amazon called Carnival Row, and I’m using the Wurlitzer quite a bit in that—sort of almost as a synth. So we have the organ on and in place and mic’d most of the time. So I can just sit down, and then we’ve got a picture up on the stage as well.

This sounds really intriguing and we can’t wait to hear the finished result – along with seeing Andrew as Ezra Spurnrose in early 2019!

Announcing our Birthday Contest!

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A big event for our Facebook group is fast approaching: our group’s second birthday on 12 September!

That calls for celebrations, don’t you think?

We are still working hard on the details, but we wanted to give you the heads up that there will be a contest and cool prizes for you to win again!

There will be three categories:

  • fan art
  • poetry and
  • caption this!

So get your creative hats on, sharpen your pencils and get prepared!

We’ll accept your entries starting 10 September 2018!

Watch this space, more details to follow!

More Gallery Updates: Outlander New Jersey and Midsomer Murders

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Did you attend the Outlander convention in New Jersey this weekend?

We are still trying to find more pictures of Andrew from this event!

If you took any pictures yourself OR saw any online, please contact us! We’d love to add them to our gallery.

Photographer Terri Squires gave us friendly permission to use her set of pictures from Andrew’s panels on Saturday (18 August) and Sunday (19 August) and you can find them in our gallery.

Our gallery has also been updated with 180 hi-res screencaps from Andrew’s Midsomer Murders episode “Send in the Clowns“.

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Gallery Update: Highlanders 3 Sunday Panel

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Andrew’s second Q&A panel at Starfury’s Highlanders 3 convention took place on Sunday, 12 August 2018, with Scott Kyle (Ross in Outlander).

Check out our gallery for a series of pictures from this panel.

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Please feel free to use and share our pictures but we’d kindly ask you to not remove the watermark and give proper credit to us. In case of doubt or if you prefer an un-watermarked version, please contact us first!

Gallery Update: Andrew’s Saturday Panel at Highlanders 3

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Andrew took part in a Q&A panel with Steven Cree and Scott Kyle at Starfury’s Highlander 3 Outlander convention in Birmingham (UK) today.

Check out our gallery for a series of pictures from this panel.

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Andrew announced for Outlander New Jersey

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Creation Entertainment announced a series of new guests for their upcoming official Outlander convention in New Jersey.

We’re proud to report that Andrew Gower will be a guest at Creation’s again!

The event takes place at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secacaus (New Jersey, USA) from 17-19 August 2018.

For more information please visit the Creation Entertainment website.

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Outlander Vegas Reviews on Twitter

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:

 

Continue reading “Outlander Vegas Reviews on Twitter”

Andrew and Stephen perform at Outlander Vegas

As part of their joint panel on Friday 13 July 2018 at Creation’s Outlander Vegas conventions, Andrew and Stephen Walters sang one of the songs they wrote for their documentary Humpty Dumpty.

You can now watch the full video of their performance of “Do You Remember” on YouTube!

Gallery Update: Outlander Las Vegas

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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!

Outlander Vegas Gallery

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First promo pictures for Running Naked

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NoW Films Ltd, the company producing Andrew’s upcoming film Running Naked, recently released the first two promo stills featuring the two leads Andrew Gower and Matthew McNulty.

Check out our Running Naked Gallery for more pictures (as soon as they become available).

Starfury Highlanders 3 convention invites our Bonnie Prince

News reached us during the opening ceremony of Outlander Vegas convention, that after attending his first Outlander convention, Andrew will also be  guest at a European convention in less than a month. Fans can meet Outlander‘s Bonnie Prince Charlie from 10 – 12 August 2018 in Birmingham (UK).

Admission tickets for the event are available at the Starfury Conventions website, tickets for photo ops (£25) and for autographs can be purchased at the event itself.

If you have any questions regarding Highlanders 3 convention, please feel free to contact us. We’re seasoned Starfury attendees!

It’s a wrap on Running Naked

According to Andrew’s latest Instagram post, Running Naked wrapped this weekend.

Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of Running Naked!

Meet & Greet in Las Vegas

Next weekend, 13 – 15 July 2018, Andrew will attend his very first #Outlander convention in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA).

Those lucky fans attending have the chance to meet him at autograph and photo sessions, ask questions during his panels, but also bid on an auction to win one of 10 places in a very personal 30min Meet & Greet. The auction closes tomorrow, 8 July 2018, at 6:40pm (BST). Good luck to all the bidders and we wish everyone winning a wonderful time with Andrew!

Follow this link to the auction!

Andrew is also tentatively attending Karaoke night on Friday night of the convention – and we are hoping he will be able to stay for the concert on Saturday night. What an amazing experience that will be!

For those not able to attend: don’t forget to enter our competition for a chance to win an autograph that Andrew will sign personally for the lucky winner!

The Village on BritBox

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Both seasons of The Village are now available on subscription on-demand service BritBox in the US and Canada.

Catch Andrew as adorable Gilbert Hankin as he struggles to find his place in the world and to win the heart of his Agnes. Forgotten are the tortures he suffered from the hands of local teacher Crispin Ingham (played by Stephen Walters) during Season One.

Win Andrew’s Autograph!

We are celebrating and you can win!

We are celebrating Andrew’s first appearance at an Outlander convention and also hitting some important milestones with our social media fan accounts. So for us that means, we would like to thank you, his amazing fans, for the continued love and support in the past (almost) 2 years! And what’s a better way to do this than by handing out gifts?

We have twelve (12!) prizes that are looking for new homes:

  • We have a series of super sized, Andrew themed postcards that will travel to 11 fortunate fans!
  • We have one gorgeous shot of Andrew as Bonnie Prince Charlie, that Andrew will sign for one lucky winner at the convention in Las Vegas!

So what do you have to do to enter the draw?

It’s quite easy! While it might seem as if we already know everything there is to know about our man, there are still some facts that are shrouded in mystery.

We will try and find out the correct answers to these questions during the convention, but until then: Why don’t you give us your best guess what they could be?

  • What’s Andrew’s middle name?
  • What’s his favourite ice-cream flavour?
  • What’s his biggest pet peeve?

You have until Friday, 13 July 2018 (midnight, PDT) to e-mail us for a chance to win. Remember, it is NOT about finding the correct answer, every entry is eligible to win! Just have fun finding creative answers!

The lucky winner of the autograph, personally signed by Andrew, will be drawn on Friday, 13 July in the morning and the autograph collected later that day. We will post it (world-wide) to its new owner shortly afterwards.

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With new “management” now also came a new layout for our website! Have a look around and see if you like it!

 

Speak, Andrew!

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Andrew stars in the radio play “Speak”, an episode of BBC4 Radio’s series Dangerous Visions, which was broadcast on 18 June 2018.

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A dystopian love story about the power of language, written by Philip Palmer. Set in a near future where the language spoken is Globish – a version of English, which has been reduced to just 1500 core words (and a real language developed in 2004 as an international means of communication).

(Source: BBC Radio 4 – Dangerous Visions)

“Speak” is available to listen to online for 30 days and you can also download it via the BBC Radio iPlayer app.

Andrew will be “Running Naked”

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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”.

(Source: NoW Films)

Tamzin Merchant and Sacha Parkinson also star in the film which is produced by NoW (North of Watford) Films and scheduled to be released in 2019.

Follow us to receive updates on Running Naked as soon as we get them!

New “1984” picture

In his latest Instagram post, Andrew presented us with a never seen before still from 1984.

 

 

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The pictures shows Andrew Gower as Winston Smith and Angus Wright as O’Brien in the play’s rather gruesome and tortureous finale.

Let’s hope Andrew’s dentist’s appointment today isn’t quite as painful and send him some healing vibes on Twitter and Instagram!

 

Midsomer Murders in Norway and Sweden

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Season 20 of Midsomer Murders is now available on Norwegian streaming platform TV 2 Sumo! The first episode “The Ghost of Causton Abbey” was released on 25 May 2018, which means Andrew’s episode “Send in the Clowns” should air on 29 June 2018 (assuming they will release one episode per week).

Sweden will follow suit and start showing season 20 on 26 June 2018 on svt1.

There’s no release date for the UK yet but we’ll keep you posted!

Being Human back on BBC iPlayer

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Good news for our UK fans: All seasons of Being Human are back on BBC iPlayer! So this is your chance to catch up on this great TV show and especially watch Andrew’s season 4 episodes.

No matter if it’s for the first or hundredth time: Andrew’s portrayal of our favourite vampire solicitor and history maker Nick Cutler is always a treat!

Watch Being Human here!

Andrew’s first Instagram post!

Check out the pictures that Andrew chose for his very first Instagram post, proving his great sense of humour, showcasing his love for Everton, and promoting his new show Carnival Row at the very same time.

Well done, Andrew!

Andrew on Midsomer Murders

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This completely slipped our radar but Andrew was not only cast in an episode for popular British detective drama Midsomer Murders, his episode was already released on BritBox and AcornTV in the US and Canada.

Andrew plays Harry Ferabbee in season 20, episode 6 “Send in the Clowns”.

Things take a gruesome turn when Ferraees Circus comes to town, bringing with it a chain of sinister clown sightings, threatening notes and deathly dangerous circus acts. Barnaby will have to face up to his fears in order to solve the case.

(Source: IMDb)

Andrew joins Instagram

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Andrew actually joined Instagram today!

Give him a follow on Instagram and Twitter, and show him our love and support!

Interview with The Italian Rêve

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Online Indie magazine “The Italian Rêve” published an interview with Andrew Gower today in which they talked about his motivations for being an actor as well as his recent work on Outlander, Black Mirror and Carnival Row.

We got some more information on Ezra Spurnrose, Andrew’s character in Carnival Row, and Andrew confirms he will be a series regular.

He also gave us an update on Humpty Dumpty, the documentary about Merseybeats singer Tommy Quickly that he is developing with fellow Liverpudlian actor Stephen Walters.

We filmed a lot of it but it has been delayed and we are hoping to have something to show people by the end of this year.

(Source: The Italian Rêve)

Read the full interview on The Italian Rêve website and visit our gallery for pictures from the photo shoot!

Meet Bonnie Prince Charlie at Creation’s Outlander con in July

Andrew has just confirmed he is going to be at Creation Entertainment’s official Outlander convention in Las Vegas (NV) this July!

We’re beyond excited for all the fans who will get to meet the man behind the character, and hope for lots of new pictures and maybe a few videos. We’ll keep you posted!

There is a chance to get both autographs of and photos with the actor. Opportunities are available on both days he’ll attend and you can get tickets for them right now.

(Source: ClaireAndJamie.com)

‘Carnival Row’: Andrew Gower & Jamie Harris Set To Recur In Amazon’s Fantasy Drama Series

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According to Deadline.com, Andrew was cast in a recurring role in a new show for Amazon Prime.

Carnival Row is described as a fantasy-noir set in a neo-Victorian city. Mythical creatures fleeing their war-torn homeland have gathered in the city, and tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population. The series follows the investigation into a string of unsolved murders that are eating away at whatever uneasy peace still exists. It’s slated for premiere in 2019.

Gower will play Ezra Spurnrose, the scion of one of the most prominent families in the Burgue. When a business deal sours he finds himself under financial straights and reluctantly agrees, at his sister Imogen’s behest, to enter into a partnership with a wealthy Puck who has moved in across the street. When he begins to suspect that Imogen is falling in love with the Puck, Ezra will stop at nothing to protect his family’s reputation.

(Source: Deadline.com)

This means Carnival Row is the “mysterious” new project that forced Andrew to withdraw from playing Guy Titt in Nutritiously Nicola!.

We wish him all the best for this new role. He sure sounds excited about it!

ETA: BleedingCool.com and SpoilerTV have now also reported Andrew’s casting news.

Andrew no longer part of Nutritiously Nicola

Very sad to announce that due to a scheduling conflict with a new, not yet specified, project, Andrew had to drop out of Nutritiously Nicola! which he revealed today on Twitter.

We wish him all the best for his new project, which we can’t wait to find out more about.

ETA: Double Yay Productions assured us that everyone, who backed Nutritiously Nicola! during their Kickstarter campaign and chose one of the Guy Titt perks, needn’t worry. Andrew will fulfull this commitment and you’ll receive your autographs etc soon!

Murdoch Mysteries Petition

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If you loved Andrew’s performance as David Kingsley/ Sherlock Holmes as much as we did, we’d appreciate it if you’d consider signing our petition.

Even if it might not sway the Murdoch Mysteries‘s producers and writers to actually bring him back (one can still hope!), it will show Andrew our support and appreciation of his work.

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> > > Sign the petition here! < < <

Andrew in new short film “Fear the Lord”

Andrew has been cast in a new short film called Blessed are Those that Fear the Lord which was financed via Kickstarter earlier this summer. Filming apparently wrapped two months ago on 21 August 2017.

We’ll keep you updated as soon as we learn more about this.

Congratulations, Andrew, we cannot wait to see you as James!

Filming Outlander in Scotland

Outlander’s Bonnie Prince Charlie, Andrew Gower talks about filming in Scotland.

On Outlander Location with Sam Heughan

Outlander‘s Sam Heughan and Andrew Gower hilariously talk Bonnie Prince Charlie’s new look.

Entertainment Weekly – Outlander Live with Andrew Gower

Bonnie Prince Charles himself, Andrew Gower called into Outlander Live to talk about the season premiere and that scene!

Nutritiously Nicola Kickstarter campaign ends

Congratulations to Nutritiously Nicola!

Double Yay Productions Kickstarter campaign for their flagship project ended today raising £16,900 (of the targeted goal of £16,000) to produce the web series.

We cannot wait to see Andrew as Guy Titt in this “dirty comedy about clean eating”!

24 hours left to help Nutritiously Nicola

Only 24 hours left to support Andrew’s new project Nutritiously Nicola! and Double Yay Productions, which means only 24 hours left for you to grab one of their perks. Check out their Kickstarter campaign page for more information!

 

 

Nutritiously Nicola reaches goal!

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Huge congratulations to Double Yay Productions & Nutritiously Nicola!

With only 3 days to go they finally reached their goal! Nutritiously Nicola! is officially a go!

Lewis brothers join Nutritiously Nicola

Double Yay Productions have been teasing two new secret cast members for Nutritiously Nicola! for a while now. Today they finally revealed: it’s brothers Matthew and Anthony Lewis!

Harry Potter fans among you will of course know Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom, Harry’s clumsy, chubby Hogwarts friend.

Anthony Lewis is probably best known for his role in British cult soap opera Emmerdale, but Andrew fans will also recognize him from Frankenstein’s Wedding, where he played the policeman who played a pivotal role in the live event’s conclusion.

Special Guy Titt reward for Nutritiously Nicola

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A limited number of special Guy Titt rewards are now up for the Nutritiously Nicola! Kickstarter campaign. They’re only available until tomorrow, so grab them while they’re hot!


ETA:

With only 14 hours left to claim your Gut Titt special reward, Double Yay Productions have added this juicy bit of information:

Sounds like the chance of a lifetime! What are you waiting for?!

 

Interview with Double Yay Productions

Double Yay interview Andrew Gower about appearing in the Nutritiously Nicola! web series. They talk to Andrew about abs, beach bodies, favourite foods, instagram, and Guy Titt.

Character profile: Guy Titt

Ahead of Andrew’s Q&A tonight, Double Yay Productions  released some more information on his character Guy Titt:

Andrew will be playing Guy Titt, a male fitness, food and lifestyle instagrammer who approaches Nicola for a collaboration as he believes that she will be good ‘content’.

Guy has millions of followers, a book deal (despite the fact he can’t read or write) and an infectious enthusiasm which convinces people that he must be talking a lot of sense. He convinces people to follow his lifestyle through an incessant use of the word ‘bosh!’ and a dislike for wearing shirts. He sees constant opportunities of workout and is, indeed, constantly working out, often in very inappropriate moments.

He is a very important character within the series, as he represents the growing male obsession with body image/eating/exercise. The common misconception is that eating disorders and body dysmorphia are female issues, but it’s effecting a growing number of men. Guy Titt definitely has an exercise addiction, and possibly a form of orthorexia.

Part of the criticism leveled at the recent Netflix film ‘To The Bone’, about eating disorders, was that it focused on the stereotypical image of a white, female, thin, middle-class, anorexic. With ‘Nicola’ we want to show that this is a problem which effects a wide spectrum of people, including men.

Whilst that all sounds very serious – it’s worth pointing out that the whole show is fairly surreal and weird at times – and Guy Titt is probably the most surreal of the lot. He’s going to be hilarious.

(Source: Nutritiously Nicola Blog)

Nutritiously Nicola Q&A with Andrew

Double Yay Productions will do a video Q&A with Andrew tomorrow, 8 August 2017, at 7pm, and you can send in your questions here!

You have a question but no Twitter account? No problem! Just send us an e-mail and we’ll forward the question for you!


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These are the questions we’ve received so far. We cannot wait to hear which ones Andrew will answer – and what his answers will be!

  • Favourite comfort food?
  • What meal would his mom cook for him as a treat?
  • If he had to choose: Scouse or haggis?
  • Can he cook himself & if so, what’s his go-to meal?
  • Is he a picky or an adventurous eater?
  • What’s the most exotic food he’s ever tried?
  • Why are crisps his room 101 (“1984”)? Wondering about this ever since we read this interview!
  • Why ? Why not FC Merlot or FC Shiraz? And why red wine, wouldn’t FC Carlsberg be more “football” like?

Thank you for your questions and keep them coming! Double Yay Productions assures us, we’ve not used up our quote of questions yet!


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He answered almost ALL of them, including giving an amazing shout-out to our fan group! We’re chuffed beyond words! Thank you, Andrew!

Check out the video Q&A here:


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To tipp it all off, Andrew’s football team FC Beaujolais replied to our tweet as well!

Luke Allen-Gale joins Nutritiously Nicola

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Great news!

Thanks to Nutritiously Nicola! and Double Yay Productions these two will be united!

Monroe fans will remember Luke Allen-Gale who played a fellow trainee surgeon Daniel Springer at St Matthews Hospital and friend to Andrew’s character Mullery.

One more reason to keep all our fingers crossed, that Nutritiously Nicola! will receive their funding. 🤞

Support their Kickstarter campaign here and share the link!

 

Andrew in new web series Nutritiously Nicola

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Andrew’s tweet today had us intrigued and we did some digging on Nutritiously Nicola!, a “dirty comedy about clean eating”.

This is what we found out:

  • Nutritiously Nicola! will be a web series consisting of 6 episodes (each 6-7mins long)
  • Natalie Bray, Caroline Amer and Rebecca Tanwen Morgan are the masterminds behind Double Yay Productions
  • Nutritiously Nicola! is their flagship production and they aim to have it financed via their Kickstarter campaign launched today
  • Andrew will play the role of Guy Titt, “a male fitness, food and lifestyle instagrammer”

We are so very excited to see Andrew in a comedy, and will certainly give Double Yay Productions our full support. Good luck, girls! 🤞

Outlander’s Andrew Gower backs the real Jacobite Trail

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Scotsman.com reports about Andrew’s promotion for the new “Jacobite Trail”, which links 26 historic sites across Scotland associated with Bonnie Prince Charlie’s ill-fated campaign.

Gower, who recently attended the Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland, said he had only been to one site on the trail – Stirling Castle. He added: “There is only one I have visited and I am really annoyed about that. This tour I think is an amazing thing for anyone who wants to get inside the Jacobite and Bonnie Prince Charlie journey.”

(Source: Scotsman.com)

Bonnie Prince Charlie on the Jacobite Trail

Follow in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie on the Jacobite Trail! We’ve teamed up with Historic Scotland, National Trust for Scotland and the Royal Collection Trust to bring you a guide to 26 of Scotland’s historic Jacobite sites. Delve into a fascinating period of loyalty, loss, exile, retribution and risings. Visit sites of victory and defeat and discover the ill-fated campaigns to restore the Stuart monarchy to the British throne. Even Bonnie Prince Charlie himself – aka Outlander actor Andrew Gower – thinks it’s a good idea!

Panel with Diana Gabaldon at Denver Comic Con

Andrew joined Outlander author Diana Gabaldon in a panel at Denver Comic Con.

Bonnie Prince Charlie & the Jacobites exhibition

‘Incredible… anyone who’s a fan of the show must come and see this!’ That’s what Outlander actor Andrew Gower had to say about our Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition when he visited last week.

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Andrew plays the Prince in the TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling books. (…) Find out what he thought of the exhibition and how he felt coming face to face with objects connected to a historical character he knows so well.

The Ross Owen Show

Ross Owen chats to actor Andrew Gower about his role as Bonnie Prince Charlie in Outlander and about his forthcoming project with Stephen Walters ‘Humpty Dumpty‘.

Humpty Dumpty Hits Target

After only two days, Andrew Gower’s and Stephen Walters’ Kickstarter campaign for Humpty Dumpty, a documentary about fellow Liverpoolian musician Tommy Quickly, hits its projected target of £ 10,000.

Congratulations!

Andrew Gower 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.

ETA: Stephen also posted a seperate “thank you” video to the fans:

Kickstarter Campaign: Humpty Dumpty

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A little earlier than predicted Andrew Gower and Stephen Walters were finally able to let the “cat” out of the bag, and we’re not surprised to find a Beatles connection:

Their joint venture is a Kickstarter campaign for Humpty Dumpty, a full length feature doctumentary about Liverpoolian singer Tommy Quickly, a member of the Merseybeat music scene of the 1960s.

> > > Check out their campaign on Kickstarter! < < <

Treat yourself to one of the awesome perks and support our two Scousers!

Andrew and Stephen, good luck to both of you! 🤞

Joint Venture with Stephen Walters

Andrew Gower and Stephen Walters announced today a slight delay in their announcement of their first joint venture Humpty Dumpty with a video on Twitter.

They are really keeping us on our toes, but always a pleasure to see those two together!

Outlander wins Satellite Award – Best Cast

The 21st Satellite Awards is an award ceremony honoring the year’s outstanding performers, films, television shows, home videos and interactive media, presented by the International Press Academy.

The nominations were announced on 29 November 2016. The winners, including Outlander, which was awarded the “Best Cast in a Genre Show” prize, were announced on 18 February 2017.

Congratulations to Andrew Gower, who was part of this amazing ensemble during Outlander’s Season 2 (which aired 2016).

Capital wins International Emmy

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Congratulatios to the cast and crew of Capital on winning an International Emmy for Best TV Movie or Mini-series!

The winners of the 44th International Emmy Awards were announced at a gala event in New York on 21 November 2016. See a list of all winners here.

Andrew’s former drama school, the Oxford School of Drama, celebrated the news with this tweet:

1984: Final Reviews

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  • 16 September 2016: Samantha Laurie for Essential Surrey

This brilliant and stylish adaptation from writer-directors Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan remains faithful to the classic whilst introducing a clever new twist.

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From the minute Winston Smith, played superbly by Andrew Gower, puts forbidden pen to paper, his hellish fate is sealed. Big Brother is on to him. It’s a fast, furious and highly stylized production – flashing lights, live video projections and deafening explosions ratchet up the tension for an audience already on the edge of its seats.

[…]

The small cast double up as modern day academics and puppets of the Party state with gripping performances from the leads (Gower, [Catrin] Stewart and Gerard Gilroy as O’Brien) and moving portrayals of ‘unpersoned’ Syme by Joshua Higgot and Anthony O’Donnell as Parsons.

(Source: Essential Surrey)

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  • 20 September 2016: Lucy Dyer for SW Londoner

Andrew Gower put on an incredible performance as Winston – his frustration and pain felt by the audience.

Gower’s acting in Room 101 had me wincing, and also amazed at his ability to speak as though his teeth had been pulled out.

(Source: SW Londoner)

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  • 29 September 2016: Polis Loizou for Cult Box

[The] marvellous set […] is perfectly utilised in the developing drama, particularly during a jaw-dropping transition in the final third.

This is also when 1984 becomes a thrilling theatrical beast, bringing the nightmare of Orwell’s vision to life. The scene in Room 101 is devastating, and easily the high point of the night’s entertainment.

[…]

The acting is solid throughout, with Andrew Gower (Being Human) as Winston Smith and Hilton McRae as O’Brien bringing fireworks to Room 101, while Doctor Who actress Catrin Stewart impresses as Julia, the woman who prompts Winston to rebel.

A glorious headfuck at times, 1984 is an incredibly strong piece of theatre and well worth checking out […]

(Source: Cult Box)

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  • 4 October 2016: James Butler for Worthing Herald

As Winston, Andrew Gower navigated this minefield of truth and trust with an air of perpetual anxiety that eventually spills over into complete hysteria during the Room 101 scene, the dark heart of the story.

(Source: Worthing Herald)

1984 – Mind The Blog Review

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Robert Icke & Duncan Macmillan’s hugely successful adaptation of George Orwell’s most famous work, Nineteen Eighty-Four, has returned to London’s West End for another limited season. Running at 101 minutes straight through, it is brimming with tension and a theatrical assault on the senses.

Winston Smith has noticed there’s something not quiet right about the world in which he lives; every day feels the same, but everyone else is either ignorant or ignoring it. In a state controlled by the mysterious & omnipresent Big Brother, it is impossible to live an individual life and think your own thoughts. If you do anything out of the ordinary, or even consider it, you are at risk of being labelled a Thought Criminal and an enemy of the state. And everyone knows where that will lead…

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Outlander Podcast interviews Andrew Gower

Outlander Podcast features Andrew Gower in their episode 156 talking with him about all things Outlander, his character Bonnie Prince Charles Edward Stuart and the upcoming ScotCon.

Andrew’s part covers approx. the first 20mins of the programme.

[Update: Andrew’s appearance at ScotCon was eventually cancelled.]

In this episode, we share our interviews with Outlander composer, Bear McCreary, as well as our very own Bonnie Prince Charlie, Andrew Gower, and learn more about the upcoming ScotCon. We also wrap up our San Diego Comic Con redux and chat with Star Trek’s Jason Matthew Smith and Sharknado 4’s Caroline Williams.

Andrew Gower On Playing Winston Smith In 1984

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Here’s another interview with Andrew Gower about playing Winston Smith in 1984 and what tempted him to take on the part. Being Human and Outlander (and their loyal fanbases) get a notable mention, too.

You’ve done some beloved dramas, like Being Human and Outlander. What’s the fan response been like?

Yes, both Being Human and Outlander are known for their loyal fanbases. The beauty of both of those jobs was that the characters were very removed from me. So I’ve been lucky to get off scot-free, without any strange encounters. The wigs, blood and strange onscreen faces/voices – they haven’t found their way into my day-to-day life. Yet.

Read the complete interview here.

1984: More Reviews

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  • 18 July 2016: Alexander Ballinger for Go West London

From the opening scene, it’s clear this is not a page-for-page adaption of George Orwell’s final novel before his death, as our lead man Winston -played flawlessly by Andrew Gower– finds himself somewhere outside of time, and in some kind of book group discussion on the unforgettable work.

This bouncing around in time (or Winston’s mind) runs throughout the play and is a perfect device to draw parallels between the predicted-reality of 1984 and the modern times.

[…]

Overall the cast were well suited to their roles, but there were two performers who controlled the stage and our attention with blistering intensity: Andrew Gower as Winston and Angus Wright as the enigmatic, charismatic O’Brien.

Gower‘s gormless stumbling about the staged juxtaposed with his profound and deeply philosophical monologues perfectly captured the conflicted but clueless hero of the tale.

(Source: Go West London)

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  • 29 July 2016: London Theatre Direct

Being Human favourite Andrew Gower takes on the lead role of Winston with perfection, being suitably nervous and intense where appropriate. His character was only slightly relatable, which was a bold artistic decision I think; he could have just as easily made the character someone all of the audience could feel involved with throughout the show, but it felt as though he was one of us and then torn away from us all under one breath which just added to the intensity of the piece.

(Source: London Theatre Direct)

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  • 31 July 2016: Jack Peat for The London Economic

Andrew Gower, playing Winston Smith, really brings this aspect to life. The scars of oppression are laid barefaced and the mental struggle of dealing with bitter isolation doused with sporadic moments of hope is brilliantly delivered, allowing the audience to experience the nightmarish state and by proxy relate it to society in 2016.

(Source: The London Economic)

 

1984’s Andrew Gower on Coping with Rats, Big Brother & on Getting His Teeth Into Being Human

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Theatre.com talked to Andrew Gower about playing the lead in 1984 and his time as Cutler on Being Human.

You graduated from drama school [the Oxford School of Drama] six years ago but are only now making your West End debut.
Yeah, which is funny because when I left drama school, I always envisaged that my career would be on stage; I never saw it going down the route of TV and film, so for this to be only my third theater job and in something so incredible and illustrious is really amazing.

Read the full interview here.

First Reviews for 1984

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  • 22 June 2016: Christina Caré for London Theatre

Returning to the Playhouse this June, Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s adaptation of Orwell’s classic novel 1984 continues to enthral audiences. With a flawless cast and ruthless staging, the play offers 101 minutes of extreme, visceral storytelling.

Andrew Gower excels as Winston, despite hardly speaking for the first several scenes; Angus Wright delivers a chillingly composed O’Brien. The cast are flawless in their enactment of an outstanding script. 1984 succeeds in bringing new life to Orwell’s work; I left the Playhouse thoroughly removed from myself.

(Source: London Theatre)

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  • 28 June 2016: Susan Elkin

Andrew Gower, who plays Winston, has a hint of Michael Sheen about him and gives an outstanding performance. He stumbles about and looks confused and then satisfied as he forms the relationship with Julia (Catrin Stewart – good). In the torture scene – so graphic it makes the blinding in King Lear look like a tea party – bloodied, bowed and terrified Gower is totally, and horrifyingly convincing.

(Source: Susan Elkin)

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  • 4 July 2016: Anne Cox for Stage Review

Andrew Gower’s Smith tries desperately to hold on to his memories but rebellion almost costs him his sanity and his life.

We first meet him trying to make sense of everything. He looks bewildered, uncomprehending, not sure that he is being told the truth. What is the truth? Big Brother’s version of events or reality?

He thinks that he has found allies – first in a woman, Julia (Catrin Stewart), who claims she loves him and is on his side – and then a man, O’Brien, who says that he works for the opposition.

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Gower has an expressive face – in that he looks permanently baffled at what is happening around him – yet he fails to fully capture the anger and frustration that Smith feels. Instead his voice rises at the end of every sentence as though every statement is a question. Perhaps it is. He questions authority and look where it gets him – Room 101.

Look away now if you’re distressed, of a nervous disposition, or unable to face your worst fears. Room 101 contains your worst nightmares and, for Smith, it is his ultimate trial.

(Source: Stage Review)

Outlander: Andrew Gower on Bonnie Prince Charles’s Rebellious Past, Uncertain Future

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Only one week away from the big Outlander season 2 finale, Yahoo Entertainment “tracked [Andrew] Gower down by phone in England — where he is doing a play and was on his merry way to get a haircut — to ask about all things Bonnie, from wigs and catchphrase drinking games to how he researched the role and his favorite scenes.

Read the full interview here.

1984 Press Night

Watch this video with a few short statements by visitors and cast of 1984 during press night at The Playhouse London, including Andrew Gower (Winston Smith).

If ever I was to say to the younger generation, now is the time to come and see this.

Visit our 1984 Gallery for more pictures from that evening.

Outlander: The King and the Prince

The King and the Prince – thank you to Matthew B. Roberts for this great BTS shot of Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser) and our Andrew Gower (Bonnie Prince Charlie) on the set of Outlander ep 2×12 “The Hail Mary”.

Outlander: Graham McTavish & Andrew Gower Talk Prestonpans

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Access Hollywood released an interview with Graham McTavish (Dougal McKenzie) and Andrew Gower (Bonnie Prince Charlie) about Outlander episode 2×10 “Prestonpans”.

Graham McTavish was full of praise for his co-star’s acting:

“One of the things that I loved about what Andrew did with the part was how he physically created the Prince,” Graham said, when we asked him about working with the Season 2 “Outlander” actor. […]
“[Andrew] made some really great [acting] choices with that.”
The article also mentions Andrew’s ongoing rehearsals for 1984 in London’s West End.

New cast of 1984 in rehearsals

TheJoePublic posted some pictures showing the new cast of 1984, including Andrew Gower, in rehearsal.

Visit our 1984 Gallery for all picture from the play. We’ll update the gallery as soon as and when we get new material.

 

New cast announced for 1984

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Congratulations, Andrew, for landing such an amazing lead role, and “break a leg” for your West End debut!

Visit the official Playhouse Theatre London website for more information!

An entirely new cast has started rehearsals for Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s adaptation of 1984. The cast for the hit West End production of George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece will be: Rosie EdeAndrew GowerJoshua HiggottRichard KatzAnthony O’DonnellDaniel RabinCatrin Stewart and Angus Wright, alongside Eve Benioff Salama, Cleopatra Dickens, Amber Fernee and India Fowler who will alternate the role of Child.

Also making up the company, as understudies: Ingrid Schiller, Gerard Gilroy and Thom Petty.

Following a sell-out international tour, the critically and publicly acclaimed production of 1984 will return to the Playhouse Theatre in London’s West End this summer. George Orwell’s canonical work, adapted by Olivier Award-winner Robert Icke and Olivier Award-nominee Duncan Macmillan, will preview from 14 June 2016, with the press night on 28 June 2016.

(Source: Your Two Pence)

 

Outlander Q&A: Andrew Gower On Playing Bonnie Prince Charlie

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Access Hollywood conducted a Q&A with Andrew about his role as Prince Charles Edward Stuart on Starz’ hit TV show Outlander.

Andrew (who Sam Heughan has praised, calling him “magnificent in the role”) hit the books before slipping on the salmon-colored silk coat of his “Outlander” character, diving deeply into the details, all the way down to the accent. In a new interview, he told Access Hollywood more about his preparation for the role, and offered insight into his character’s tearful reaction after the loss of the cargo in Saturday night’s episode.

Outlander: The History vs. Fiction of Bonnie Prince Charlie

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In an interview with IGN.com, showrunner Ron D. Moore and lead actor Sam Heughan discuss the obstacles that the Frasers will have to face in season 2 of Outlander, including one Prince Charles Edward Stuart.

In the lead-up to shooting Season 2, Heughan was “really excited” to meet Outlander’s version of Bonnie Prince Charlie, a person he sang songs about as a child. Heughan has nothing but high praise for the actor who plays Charles, Andrew Gower, but admits that it was very strange to have his first scene opposite the character be set in a brothel with prostitutes swinging around massive dildos.

“I think that was the first scene I shot with him. It’s totally bizarre. Those dildos, they were quite magnificent,” Heughan said wryly. “Gary Steele, the designer, has done a great job with them. Of course they’re life size as well and very realistic. There was a moment where Charlie has one rubbed on his shoulder, and it’s great.”

(Source: IGN.com)

New Still of Andrew Gower as Prince Charles in Outlander Season 2

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Here is a NEW still of Andrew Gower as Prince Charles in Outlander Season 2

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Source : Outlander-Starz

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Outlander BTS by Graham McTavish

Thanks to Graham McTavish‘s Twitter account we were treated with this interesting BTS (?) shot of our Andrew Gower.

Very glad to see the Outlander cast is hard at work. 😉