As always we have a full set of screencaps of Andrew’s scenes from the episode in our Gallery here!
As always we have a full set of screencaps of Andrew’s scenes from the episode in our Gallery here!
For everyone not being able to attend San Diego Comic Con this weekend, Amazon Prime have released two brand new trailers for their upcoming fantasy series Carnival Row, giving us a more detailed look into this new world and its two main characters, Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingne) and Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom).
The eight-part series, from René Echevarria, Travis Beacham and Legendary Television, is set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man. The growing population struggles to coexist with humans — forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective, Rycroft Philostrate (Bloom), and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society. Vignette harbors a secret that endangers Philo’s world during his most important case yet: a string of gruesome murders threatening the uneasy peace of the Row. […]
Carnival Row will launch in a world wide release on 30 August 2019 on Amazon Prime.
Visit our Gallery for more pictures from Carnival Row including screencaps from both trailers!
Here’s an overview over the release dates for Poldark‘s final season as far as we could find them. If you have any further info, please contact us on Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail, so we can edit this list!
Watch this space! We’ll add dates and countries to the list as soon and when we get them.
We can’t wait for you to meet Andrew Gower‘s character James Hadfield!
The channel can be received in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. For more information, please have a look at the Sony Channel website here.
We are very excited that our German, Swiss and Austrian fans will be able to see the new episodes and Andrew Gower as James Hadfield (who is now confirmed for the first two episodes!)
Schon ab heute liegt die erste neue Folge in der englischen Originalfassung mit deutschen Untertiteln in den Sony-Channel-Mediatheken von Vodafone, Unitymedia, MagentaTV und Prime Video Channels bereit.
Auch die weiteren Episoden werden jeweils nur 24 Stunden nach der Premiere in Großbritannien on Demand zur Verfügung gestellt. Die deutsche Synchronfassung wird voraussichtlich im Herbst im Sony Channel zu sehen sein.
If you want to re-live Andrew’s scenes (or don’t mind spoilers if you live outside the UK), have a look at our complete set of screencaps from the episode!
The fifth and final season of the popular British perdiod drama is set just after the turn of the century in 1800. The characters are still reeling from the tragic events of the previous season finale, when Ross (Aidan Turner) receives a letter from an old friend who is wrongfully imprisoned and needs his help.
Ross promptly leaves for London, leaving his wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) “to run the farm, the mine and the family” back in Cornwall, where there is unrest caused by some unemployed commoners. Demelza tries to appease them by employing the cocky Tess (Sofia Oxenham) as a farm hand. This, however, does nothing to help the situation…
While attempting to help his friend Ned Despard (Vincent Regan) in London, Ross also encounters a man named James Hadfield (Andrew Gower) on several occassions, who preaches the Second Coming of Christ and who is willing to go to some extreme lengths to bring it about. Meanwhile Ross’ efforts don’t go unnoticed either…
Visit our Gallery for more screencaps from this episode!
After sharing some BtS pictures with his followers on Instagram since Miss Scarlet and the Duke began principal photography last week, Declan O’Dwyer teased Andrew Gower‘s look as Rupert Parker today, with the promise that “the rest of him is to follow – soonish.”
As always, we cannot wait to see more!
Visit our Miss Scarlet and the Duke Gallery for more BtS pictures!
We are receiving a lot of questions about the airdate for Poldark in Australia. With some research we found out that ABC TV is currently doing a re-run of series 4 and we assume this will lead directly into the new episodes.
Upcoming this Saturday 13 July 2019 is episode 4×04, which means the series 4 finale will probably be broadcast on Saturday 10 August 2019.
If this is true, series 5 could premier in Australia on
At this point this is only speculation* but we will update this post with new information as soon and when we get them. If you have any further details, we’d be eternally grateful if you could let us know so we can share it with other fans! You can contact us on Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail!
The final series of popular perdiod drama Poldark, which will see Andrew Gower as historical figure James Hadfield, premiers on BBC 1 in the UK on Sunday 14 July 2019 at 9pm, and on PBS in the USA on Sunday 29 September 2019 at 9/8c.
* ABC TV have now confirmed the date!
Andrew Gower‘s IMDb page was updated today with a new project: it appears he’s currently filming a new period crime drama called Miss Scarlet and the Duke, starring Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders, The Crown) as the first female detective in 19th century London.
According to IMDb, he’s playing a character named Rupert Parker. Not much else is known at this point, so watch this space and follow director Declan O’Dwyer on Twitter or Instagram, whose tweet last week made us sit up and take notice and who is regularly sharing BTS shots from set.
PBS have announced the release date for the 5th series of period drama Poldark.
Our American followers can watch the episodes – featuring Andrew Gower as James Hadfield – starting on Sunday 29 September 2019 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS!
BBC One premiers the final series in the UK this Sunday 14 July 2019 at 9pm.
We are trying to find out more dates for other countries for you and we’ll inform you as soon and when we get them. If you know a date for your country, please let us know so we can share it with other fans.
Thanks to FarFarAwaySite.com, we can present to you the first picture of Andrew Gower as James Hadfield as he appears in the 5th and final season of Poldark. At least this time we get a proper look at his face, unblocked by any weapons or other items. 😉
>>> See the full sized picture in our Gallery! <<<
Spoiler alert: item number six on their list comes with a familiar face!
It’s none other than our Andrew Gower aka James Hadfield!
Episode 1 of Poldark‘s final season is now confirmed to air on BBC One on Sunday 14 July 2019 at 9pm.
Read the whole Radio Times article here.
The BBC have finally released a first teaser trailer for the upcoming final season of Poldark, which will air in the UK starting Sunday, 14 July 2019.
It not only gives fans an idea what the new season is about, it also offered a first glance at James Hadfield, the character Andrew Gower is portraying. In case you missed him, here he is!
They also added a synopsis for the first of eight episodes * (contains spoilers!):
The Poldarks look forward to life together in peace, but a plea from Ross’s old Army Colonel, Ned Despard (Vincent Regan), compels him to the capital to help.
As Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) manages their affairs in Cornwall she encounters disenchantment and a new opponent, Tess (Sofia Oxenham). George (Jack Farthing) meanwhile struggles to engage with the world after Elizabeth’s death and it falls to Cary (Pip Torrens) to expand the family empire – as Valentine (Woody Norman) struggles to find his place within it.
Arriving in London, Ross (Aidan Turner) finds a city gripped with paranoia, and is determined to save Ned from the conspiracy that imprisoned him.
George enters into an alliance with the merchant behind Ned’s imprisonment, Ralph Hanson (Peter Sullivan), whose business is in upholding the slave trade. Meanwhile, Geoffrey Charles (Freddie Wise) decides to follow in Ross’s footsteps and enter the military – but also finds himself drawn to Cecily Hanson (Lily Dodsworth-Evans), Ralph’s daughter.
As George’s grief leads the Warleggans into uncharted and worrying territory, Ross discovers a grave plot and is urged to heroism, while Demelza is forced into action herself back at home.
Amazon Prime is promoting its annual Amazon Prime Day and its Amazon Music subscription service with a special concert featuring Taylor Swift on Wednesday 10 July 2019. Prime Members can watch the concert, which will take place in an unknown location in New York City, live at 9:00pm ET (2:00am BST / 3:00am CET). It will also be available to Prime members to stream on-demand after the live show for a limited time with select songs from each performance.
Why is this important to us?
Let’s hope Amazon Prime will not only make parts of the concert available to watch later on but also the (presumably) new material they’re releasing for Carnival Row, and hopefully it will give us a first look at Andrew Gower as Ezra Spurnrose!
In addition to the concert in New York City, there will also be concerts in London (UK) featuring Rita Ora on 10 July 7:45pm at a “secret location in East London” and at “Muffathalle” in Munich (Germany) with performances by Die Fantastischen Vier and Clueso on Tuesday 9 July 2019 at 6:00pm (CET).
The majority of tickets to the event are being reserved exclusively for Prime members who are invited to enter the competition from today for a chance to win a pair at www.amazon.co.uk/primedayparty. There will also be a limited number of tickets at the door on the day – available to everyone on a first come, first served basis.
The same promotional content for Amazon Prime’s upcoming and returning series, including Carnival Row, is expected during the live streaming of both concerts.
According to film.tv, Amazon Prime will release a German dubbed version on their streaming platform on Friday, 22 November 2019 after the world wide release of the English original on Friday, 30 August 2019.
Their news article also gives some additional clues about Ezra Spurnrose, Andrew’s character:
Andrew Gower (Outlander – Die Highland Saga) als Ezra Spurnose, der neurotische Sohn eines wohlhabenden Uhrmachers, der kürzlich das Vermögen seines verstorbenen Vaters bei dem gefährliche Unternehmen verzockt hat, Wanderarbeiter aus den Heimatländern der Feen zu überführen
Andrew Gower (Outlander) plays Ezra Spurnrose, the neurotic son of a prosperous watchmaker, who’s lately gambled his deceased father’s fortune on the considerably more risky enterprise of ferrying migrant workers from the fae homelands.
Ezra sounds more and more like a great character for Andrew to play, doesn’t he?
Read more German news about Carnival Row on film.tv:
Doors will open at 7:30pm on Saturday, 20 July 2019 at 450 2nd Ave (San Diego, CA) for a pre-party, followed by a 9:00pm screening.
According to show creator Travis Beacham’s Twitter, he will be accompanied by Carnival Row‘s main cast Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne as well as Tamzin Merchant, David Gyasi and writer Marc Guggenheim.
Andrew Gower plays recurring character Ezra Spurnrose on Carnival Row. We’re still waiting to see some official material of him in character while actor Brian Caspe has already been confirmed for the show’s second season.
The Carnival Row panel will take place in Ballroom 20 at SDCC on 19 July 2019 at 4:45 pm!
Glaswegian photographer Robert Koosh took these wonderful photos at the Airdrie Celebrity Football Match on 22 June 2019 and kindly gave us permission to share them with you!
You’ll find all pictures of our Andrew Gower in our Gallery.
Visit Robert Koosh’s Gallery to see all pictures from the match, and take a look at his website. Follow him on Instagram, give him a like on Facebook, and consider hiring him for your next event. He’s fantastic!
Andrew took part in the Charity Football Match for the Airdrie Community Trust organized by Ross Owen (host of The Ross Owen Show) today. Thank you so very much to the fan who shared these pictures and video with us!
Visit our Gallery for more pictures!
Some fans also shared their pictures with Andrew on Twitter. Check them out! Continue reading “Andrew at the Airdrie Charity Football Match”
We’re still about a month away from the premiere of Poldark’s final series but you can already pre-order your copy. You can either buy it individually or own the complete series 1 -5 in a box set on Blu-ray or DVD.
No release date is given for each set but we’d expect it to be at the end of August. The final artwork for the box sets is yet to be confirmed.
Season 5 of Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker‘s dystopian anthology series, was released on Netflix on 5 June 2019, and provided its eagle-eyed viewers with a whole set of Easter eggs yet again. One of them is a direct nod to Andrew Gower‘s season 4 episode “Crocodile”.
The following text contains SPOILERS for “Crocodile”, so we’d advise you not to continue reading if you haven’t seen the episode yet!
If you recall, “Crocodile” centers around architect Mia Nolan (Andrea Riseborough) who fears that her involvement in an old hit-and-run accident is exposed through a device that is used to extract the memory of witnesses in insurance claims. To cover up her initial crime, she commits three more murders. The episode ends with Mia at her son’s school recital while the police pick up her last victim’s pet, a guinea pig, the only witness to her last crime.
Mia’s fate seems clear but Black Mirror‘s season 5 episode “Ashley Too” now confirms it with this news crawl and it is good to know that one of Black Mirror‘s “most horrendous characters” got what she deserved!
We expect this to be a world wide release and the series is included in a Prime membership.
Watch the full teaser trailer here:
If you missed out on tickets for the BFI screening and Q&A in London, here’s another chance to see the first episode of the final Poldark season before TV audiences will:
How to get tickets
- More than 300 tickets will be available to the public through the BBC’s Shows and Tours website
- Tickets are likely to be oversubscribed so will be allocated through a random draw. You can apply for a maximum of two tickets
- You have until 5.30pm on Friday 7 June to register
- Full terms and conditions can be found on the BBC Shows and Tours website
You will also have the chance to meet the cast of Poldark at the red carpet before the event.
Confirmed guests for the event are: Eleanor Tomlinson (Demelza Poldark), Jack Farthing (George Warleggan), and Ellise Chappell (Morwenna Carne), as well as Debbie Horsfield (Writer and Executive Producer) and Karen Thurssell (Mammouth Screen Executive Producer). The live Q&A session that follows the screening will be hosted by BBC Radio Cornwall presenter Debbie McCrory.
According to actor Ryan Hayes‘s Instgram, who will play Constable Hatch in Andrew‘s upcoming fantasy-noir series Carnival Row, the Amazon Prime production is in its final stages! The actor was called in for an ADR (automated dialogue replacement) session which is usually done towards the end of the editing and post-production process.
Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne will star in the series that is scheduled to be released later this year.
In their article, they make a strong case for it:
[U]nlike Thrones, Carnival Row will take place in a vaguely futuristic city (albeit with Victorian-era touches, in a steampunk sort of way), and instead of ongoing wars and battle scenes, it will instead take on the form of a neo-noir mystery. Still, there’s not only enough that appears to be in the show’s DNA (including magical creatures and scheming members of a ruling upper class) to hook Thrones fans, but a few familiar faces from the Thrones cast will appear as well (in addition to veterans of the Outlander, Star Trek, Star Wars, and Misfits franchises).
What is Carnival Row even about?
Essentially, it’s a fantasy series about the tensions of an immigration crisis.
It all takes place in the “neo-Victorian” city of Burgue, a city dominated by humans, but tensions emerge when magical creatures like elves and faeries start fleeing to the city as refugees once war breaks out in their homeland. As seems to be unfortunately natural to humans, they don’t react too kindly to the outsiders. To make matters worse, a bunch of the newly arrived faeries end up murdered, including at least one faerie showgirl in the part of the city known as the titular “Carnival Row.” Most of the humans don’t really seem to care until a lone detective decides to take up the case. [Orlando] Bloom plays that detective, named Rycroft Philostrate, while [Cara] Delevingne plays a faerie known as Vignette Stonemoss.[…]
Who else is in the cast?
Indira Varma [Ellaria Sand, Game of Thrones] plays Piety Breakspear, who is described as “the regal and cunning matriarch of the powerful family that rules the city of the Burgue.” […]
Misfits vet Karla Crome plays another faerie with a gift for poetry who is forced to work in a brothel to survive.
Our Andrew Gower gets a mention, too!
Merchant (Salem) and Andrew Gower (Outlander) play brother and sister Imogen and Ezra Spurnrose. They hail from a wealthy family that’s falling on tough times, so they enter a business deal with a “Puck” who has moved across the street. And, in a bit of a taboo move, Imogen may or may not be falling in love with that Puck.
Read the full article here!
The official Poldark Facebook page is giving away free tickets for the BFI Screening of the first episode of season 5 including a Q&A with actors Aidan Turner (Ross Poldark), Ellise Chappell (Morwenna Carne), Luke Norris (Dwight Enys), and writer Debbie Horsfield.
Andrew will play historical figure James Hadfield in the upcoming series.
The event will take place at BFI Southbank (Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT) on Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at 6:15pm.
Follow this link for further information on how to win the tickets. Good luck! 🤞🍀
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Previously, we thought we might get S5 as soon as 9 June but that date seems unlikely now as the BFI screening is scheduled only 4 days earlier, on 5 June.
So where does that leave us with Poldark‘s new season?
From 19 May until 7 July, Poldark‘s usual time-slot on Sunday nights 9pm on BBC One is taken by new show Gentleman Jack. Which means Poldark could take over its rightful place on 14 July! A date just over a month after the exclusive BFI screening does seem likely. So let’s start the countdown till 14 July and hope for the best!
ETA: Fixed the number of episodes of Gentleman Jack and updated the speculated air date for Poldark.
Thanks to the Radio Times we can now confirm that series 20 of British detective drama Midsomer Murders will return to ITV on Sunday 19 May 2019! ITV had previously only shown the first two episodes before giving the time slot to period drama Victoria.
Although only episode 3 “Drawing Dead” shows up on their website, it also says “episode 3 of 6”, so we’re hoping that there won’t be another hiatus and all four remaining episodes of S20, including Andrew‘s episode “Send in the Clowns” will be shown. He is joined by fellow Outlander alumni Annette Badland (series regular), Richard Rankin (“The Lions of Causton”) and Being Human‘s Jason Watkins (“Send in the Clowns”).
ETA: Midsomer Murders will actually go back on hiatus after only one episode is shown. It will be replaced by detective drama Vera on Sunday 26 May.
We’ll keep you updated when it returns.
Very sad news reached us today. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Andrew Gower and Stephen Walters unfortunately had to cancel the screening of their short film Humpty Fu*king Dumpty, scheduled for 10 June 2019 in London.
They send their apologies and thank the fans for their support.
We’re gutted about the news and hope we can report more positive news about Humpty Fu*king Dumpty soon again.
For now we can only send both Andrew and Stephen positive vibes and well wishes, and the reassurance of our unwavering love and support!
The BFI (British Film Institute) has announced the date for a special screening event for the first episode of Poldark‘s fifth and final season. You will be able to see the episode and attend the following Q&A with confirmed guests Aidan Turner (Ross Poldark), Jack Farthing (George Warleggan), Luke Norris (Dwight Enys), Ellise Chappell (Morwenna Carne), and writer Debbie Horsfield.
Booking for this special event opens on 17 May 2019 at 11:30am. You can book tickets here.
The event itself takes place on Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at 6:15pm at BFI Southbank (Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT).
The description on the website reads as follows:
It’s a new century, but the past casts a long shadow over Cornwall, and when an old friend needs help, Ross is compelled to challenge the establishment and question his loyalties to king and country.
Is it just us or does this “old friend” sound like one James Hadfield (played by our Andrew Gower)? We sure hope so!
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.
Thanks to YouTube user Samantha Kraupner we can also share these videos with you. Andrew and Stephen treated the attendees with a special private concert at the event and performed some Beatles song plus “Do you Remember”, the song they wrote for their short film Humpty Fu*king Dumpty. Continue reading “Andrew at Texas Gathering”
Mark your calendars: This is the date the world will see Andrew‘s and Stephen Walters‘ short film Humpty Fu*king Dumpty for the first time. As the Humpty Dumpty Twitter account announced today, the premiere will take place on this day at the Curzon Soho in London. They also announced a contest: reply to their tweet and win tickets for the premiere! Go tweet and re-tweet! #TeamHumptyDumpty
ETA: On 3 May 2019, Andrew and Stephen sadly had to announce the cancellation of the screening. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear about any new development!
If you ever wanted to see Andrew play football (and we know you do!) here’s your chance!
Ross Owen of The Ross Owen Show is organizing a charity football match for the Airdrie Community Trust and Andrew has agreed to join the “Legends” team who will play against the AllStar team on Saturday, 22 June 2019 at the Penny Cars Stadium in Airdrie.
Pre-match entertainment starts at 11am and includes X-Factor’s Garry Greig and Mark the Piper. Kick-off is at 1pm.
Tickets (adults – £10, children – £5) are available online and at the stadium.
Which one is your favourite? If you’re on Twitter, let them know and tag @HumptyFilm, @TheAndrewGower and @StephenWalters in your tweet!
Season 20 of British detective drama Midsomer Murders is finally also coming to Australia! Catch all episodes on Foxtel Chan 105.
Andrew Gower is guest starring in the last episode of the season, “Send in the Clowns”, joining fellow Outlander alumni Annette Badland (new series regular), Richard Rankin (ep 04) and Being Human‘s Jason Watkins (ep 06).
Season 20 of Midsomer Murders has already aired in several other countries, including the USA and Canada, Norway and Sweden, South Africa, Belgium and the Netherlands, France, New Zealand and (partially) in the UK.
Thank you to Twitter user sistalma for the heads up!
Unfortunately, not even DigitalSpy can answer these questions for sure. In their article they discuss the reasons why beloved British procedural Midsomer Murders disappeared so quickly after only two episodes of Series 20 aired in its home country.
Midsomer fans watching on ITV had already endured a lengthy wait before getting to enjoy the latest episodes: series 20 only launched in the UK in March of this year, but all six episodes have been available in the US through the streaming services Acorn TV and BritBox since May 2018.
British TV shows being released in the US first before being broadcast in the UK is not unprecedented: ITV’s Victoria, the show that coincidentally replaced Midsomer Murders on Sunday nights, was also shown stateside first. DigitalSpy also admits that the 10-month wait British Midsomer Murder fans had to suffer are “unusual”.
In a statement to Digital Spy, an ITV spokesperson said: “Each Midsomer Murders film is a self-contained story and consequently it gives us the flexibility to play as special episodes in the schedule rather than as a series.”
ITV keeps quiet about when we might expect to see the remaining four episodes but Victoria’s series finale will air on 12 May which leaves the Sunday time slot open again. Unfortunately, this is no guarantee that we will get to Andrew‘s episode “Send in the Clowns” (the last in the series) anytime soon.
Things are really moving fast now – only two months after Andrew Gower and Stephen Walters wrapped filming on their first joint venture, they announced today that soon they’ll be ready to share the news on the screening of Humpty Dumpty (now called Humpty Fu*king Dumpty) with the fans.
If you’re on Twitter, click the link and tell Andrew and Stephen how excited you are about Humpty Fu*king Dumpty!
British actress Kerri McLean, who will play “formidable new character” Catherine Despard in the upcoming 5th season of Poldark, shared the following pictures from their first ADR session on Instagram. ADR stands for automatic or automated dialogue replacement, and – according to this article – is usually done towards the end of the editing and post-production process.
So we not only get a first glance at the new season but it also means post-production for Poldark is in its final stages!
Not long now until we can see Ross and Demelza again – and of course meet James Hadfield played by Andrew Gower!
#Poldark fans, we know you are eagerly awaiting S5 news and exclusives. We promise they are coming but we’re still in the edit at this stage. There will be an official launch in due course…keep your eyes peeled for info on @BFI‘s website 😉
Welcome to #TeamHumptyDumpty, Oli!
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!
Follow Humpty Dumpty on Twitter for further updates!
Good news as a second season of Carnival Row seems more and more likely to happen – as incredible as it sounds with so little information about season 1.
Only a few months away from the 10th anniversary of the Battlestar Galactica finale airing, actress Tricia Helfer presents a podcast called “Battlestar GalactiCast” in which she revisists episodes of the show with her co-host, journalist and writer Marc Bernadin.
In their latest editon, Marc Bernadin now revealed that he most recently joined the writing team for Carnival Row, which – he says – comes to Amazon Video “at some point later this year”. Assuming season 1 is well into post-production by now, this can only mean the team is already busy with developing the next season.
Of course, there is no way of confirming whether Andrew will renew his role as Ezra Spurnrose for another season but we feel this is a strong indicator that the producers at Amazon Video feel very confident about their new series.
You can listen to the “Battlestar GalactiCast” Season 1 Episode 12 on Spotify:
According to the Radio Times, tonight’s episode of Midsomer Murders‘ season 20 “Death of the Small Coppers” is the last one, ITV will be airing for now. The time slot will be taken over by Coronation Street and the new season of historical drama Victoria.
There’s no information as to when Midsomer Murders (including Andrew’s episode “Send in the Clowns”) will return to British TV.
The first two episodes of Midsomer Murders series 20 air in March 2019 […]. A further four feature-length episodes will be scheduled later in 2019, completing the six-episode run.
(Source: Radio Times)
We found a small update on Running Naked, the movie Andrew filmed last summer alongside Matthew McNulty (Misfits, Black Work) and Tamzin Merchant (Carnival Row, Ark), and directed by Victor Buhler, on the production company’s website:
(Source: NoW Films)
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!
It looks like ITV is ready to finally air season 20 of their popular detective drama Midsomer Murders in the UK. Andrew Gower appeared as a guest star in the last episode of the season, “Send in the Clowns”, joining fellow Outlander alumni Annette Badland, Richard Rankin and Being Human‘s Jason Watkins.
Mirror Online mentioned the return of Midsomer Murders to British television next month in an article about “Famous faces” who’ve been killed in the show over the years, and it was also confirmed by Annette Badland via her Twitter account.
Thank you for your email regarding series 20 of Midsomer Murders and delighted you are such a fan of the series.
I am afraid we are not in a position to confirm a schedule date for the above programme at this time as we can only confirm schedule dates 10 days in advance. It will of course be advertised nearer the time, please keep an eye on our website below and listing magazines for further updates.
Season 20 of Midsomer Murders has already aired in several other countries, including the USA and Canada, Norway and Sweden, South Africa, Belgium and the Netherlands, France, and is currently airing in New Zealand.
As always, we’ll keep you updated as soon as we learn more!
ETA: Please note that the following is only pure speculation at this point!
Last year season 19 held the Sunday 8pm time slot which is currently occupied by the new season of Endeavour. According to IMDb and epguides season 6 of Endeavour has 4 episodes which places the airdate of the last episode on 3 March 2019 leaving the time slot free for Midsomer Murders to take starting 10 March 2019.
( * not confirmed yet)
They will also send out the perks to their backers who supported Humpty Dumpty on Kickstarter.
Congratulations, Andrew and Stephen!
We cannot wait to see the finished product and are in no doubt that it will be an absolute treat with the two of you at the helm!
According to writer Travis Beacham, Andrew‘s upcoming series Carnival Row starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, is in talks for a second season already. After all the buzz the show has already created over the past one and a half years since production was announced, this is hardly suprising and proof we are really in for a treat and Amazon Studios like the material they’ve got from season one.
Let’s just hope we’ll get to see some of that material as well soon!
With simultaneous posts on Instagram, Andrew Gower, Tamzin Merchant and Barney Douglas announced their new project today. They recently filmed short film Ark near Horndal, Sweden at the Smens Experience Retreat.
Not much else is known about the project yet but we’ll let you know as soon as we find out more!
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!)
You can also spot Andrew’s character in both seasons: young Gilbert Hankin is played by child actor William Grindey in season 1 where he has some unfortunate encounters with his teacher Mr Ingham (played by Outlander’s Stephen Walters).
The Village tells the story of life in a Derbyshire village through the eyes of a central character, Bert Middleton. Bert has been portrayed as a boy by Bill Jones, as a teen by Alfie Stewart, as a young man by Tom Varey, and as an old man by David Ryall. John Simm plays Bert’s father John Middleton, an abusive, alcoholic Peak District farmer, and Maxine Peake plays Bert’s mother, Grace.
Writer Peter Moffat has spoken of wanting to create ‘a British Heimat’, alluding to Edgar Reitz‘s epic German saga Heimat, which followed one extended family in a region of Rhineland from 1919 to 2000. Unlike Downton Abbey, this version of history is a working-class history—”domestics are expected to face the walls when the master walks by”.
Andrew’s American and Canadian fans can watch The Village on BritBox!
Andrew’s French fans can catch his Midsomer Murders episode “Send in the Clowns” (Inspecteur Barnaby “Faîtes entrer les clowns”) tonight at 9pm on France3.
Un clown maléfique terrorise les habitants de Swynton Magna depuis l’arrivée du cirque Ferabbee’s. Barnaby et Winter se rendent sur place afin de mettre fin aux agissements du mauvais plaisant. Leur enquête prend un tour dramatique lorsqu’un clown abat accidentellement son partenaire en pleine représentation. Fleur découvre bientôt que le clown n’est pas l’auteur du coup de feu fatal. Le cirque et son propriétaire semblent être l’objet d’une véritable campagne d’intimidation, d’autant que le terrain sur lequel il est installé est l’enjeu d’un conflit entre deux frères ennemis. […]
La dernière enquête inédite d’Inspecteur Barnaby, c’est ce dimanche 03 Février sur France 3. L’épisode sera ensuite disponible en replay et en streaming sur france.tv.
But who was James Hadfield?
We did some research and would like to present our results to you!
Please keep in mind that our findings are solely based on the original, historical figure, not the fictional character on the show which is bound to take some creative licences – if only to fit James Hadfield’s story into the overall Poldark plotline.
However, if you want to remain completely “spoiler”-free, we’d advise you to stop reading now!
Not much is known about Hadfield’s early life. It is estimated he was born in England in 1771/ 72. When he was in his early 20s, he served in the French Revolutionary Wars as a soldier and was badly wounded with a sabre in the Battle of Tourcoing in 1794. The severe head injuries he sustained left him badly scarred and his post-mortem in 1841 revealed extensive brain damage. After being captured and tortured by the French, he was released in a prisoner exchange but remained traumatised for the rest of his life.
On his return to England, he was discharged of military services on the grounds of madness. Living on the streets of London, he became involved in a millenialist movement and met a preacher named Bannister Truelock, who persuaded Hadfield he could bring about the Second Coming of Christ – by assassinating the King and being sent to the gallows for treason.
On Thursday, 15 May 1800, King George III attended a Royal Command Performance at the Royal Theatre, Dury Lane. During the playing of the National Anthem, James Hadfield, who sat in the audience, stood up and fired a pistol at the King who was just taking a bow from the Royal Box. Fortunately for the King, Hadfield was obviously not a very good shot, as both attempts missed the King narrowly. One of the slugs missed him by 14 inches, the other one brought down flakes of plaster from the ceiling of the Royal Box. Luckily one member of the audience – a David Moses Dyte – had the presence of mind to disarm the assailant before he could do any more damage to the building – or the King.
George III was so unperturbed by the incident that he insisted that the theatre performance should go ahead as planned and actually fell asleep during its second half.
Hadfield was arrested and tried for high treason at the Court of King’s Bench in June 1800. His lawyer Thomas Erskine, thought to be the best barrister in England at the time, pleaded insanity for the accused. However, Hadfield’s planning of the shooting seemed to contradict this claim.
Hadfield’s case set an important legal precedent. Before 1800, if a defendant was acquitted on the grounds of insanity, he was simply allowed to go free because there was no law in place that allowed the government to detain him. In Hadfield’s case the concern remained that he would be released in a period of lucidity and make another attempt on the King’s life at a later date. Four days into the trial, the prosecution proposed a new bill which led to the so called Criminal Lunatics Act 1800 which was quickly passed by Parliament. It required the detention of someone who had committed a crime in a bout of insanity rather than leaving it to the discretion of the judge and jury, even if such detention meant forever.
Instead of being executed (as had been part of his plan), Hadfield was committed to Bethlehem Hospital in Moorfields (also known as Bedlam) where he remained until 1802 when he and fellow inmate John Dunlop managed to escape. Their attempt to flee to France was put to an end in Dover where they were recaptured and taken back to Newgate Prison before eventually being returned to Bedlam, where Hadfield died in 1841 of tuberculosis.
Sources and further reading material:
We cannot wait to see Andrew Gower on Poldark, so naturally we did some digging as to shed some light on when the new season of the period drama might be released in the UK.
Here’s what we found out so far:
The BBC have not been constant with release dates of the show in the past as this table shows.
As filming of Season 5 is still ongoing [ETA: Filming wrapped in early February 2019], a date as soon as March seems unlikely but mid-June is definitely possible if Seasons 3 and 4 are anything to go by. We’re cautiously putting a little circle around 9 June 2019 (assuming Poldark keeps its Sunday night time-slot). PBS will probably show Poldark‘s final season later this year.
[ETA: As it turns out Poldark should air on 14 July!]
Executive Producer Karen Thrussel has confirmed that Season 5 will be Poldark’s final season “… for now. Who knows what the future may bring.”
Scenes from the new season were already featured in a trailer the BBC released on New Year’s Day, also suggesting that the new episodes will be released rather sooner than later.
The TV show is based on a series of books by novelist Winston Graham and has so far covered books 1 – 7. Season 5, however, will not follow this pattern and will not cover the eighth novel. Instead the 10-year gap after the events of book 7 The Angry Tide will be covered by screenwriter and show creator Debbie Horsfield.
“In (the eighth book) The Stranger from the Sea, Winston Graham made many references to developments that happened in the ‘gap’ years. Much can also be inferred. There are, of course, also historical events and people of the time, both in Cornwall and in London. Series 5 will draw on all of these to follow the lives of the Poldarks, George Warleggan, the Enyses, and the Carnes in this intervening period.”
(Source: Debbie Horsfield via BBC)
“Historical events and people of the time […] in London” certainly reminds us of one James Hadfield, the character Andrew is set to play.
It is a new century and with it comes the promise of a hopeful future, but the past casts a long shadow over Cornwall. Following the death of Elizabeth, Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) resolves to put Westminster behind him and spend more time with the people he loves. However, when an old friend emerges with a plea for help, Ross is compelled to challenge the establishment again. As the Enyses (Luke Norris and Gabriella Wilde) rally to join the cause, Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) must contend with dangers close to home, while George (Jack Farthing) courts corrupt powers whose influence spans the Empire.
Ellise Chappell (Morwenna Carne), Harry Richardson (Drake Carne), Tom York as Sam Carne, and Beatie Edney as Prudie are also set to return, alongside new cast members Lily Dodsworth Evans, Kerri McLean, Sofia Oxenham, Vincent Regan, Peter Sullivan and Freddie Wise.
Let’s hope it really is the final “final” week of filming and we’ll soon have more news, pictures, trailers and a release date for the upcoming Amazon Prime show!
Another country just started airing season 20 of Midsomer Murders.
According to stuff.co.nz Midsomer Murders returns to Prime in New Zealand on 19 January 2019. If a new episode is shown every week, Andrew’s episode “Send in the Clowns” should air on Saturday, 23 February 2019.
ETA: “Send in the Clowns” might air at a later day as the Midsomer Murders broadcast seems to be delayed by a rugby live transmission.
We’ll update this page as soon as we know more!
Air dates for Midsomer Murders season 20 on Prime:
Our favourite part of their article?
If you haven’t watching Outlander, then there is a reasonably good chance you’re familiar with [Andrew] Gower from some of his other work. After all, he has appeared in such other series including AD: The Bible Continues, Being Human, The White Queen, and more. This is someone who’s got a rather-impressive resume of TV work behind him and while he’s not going to have a chance to continue whatever he does on Poldark, there is still an opportunity for more good stuff down the line.
No doubt about that!
It appears that this is when and where Andrew Gower at least filmed some of his scenes for the upcoming season of Poldark as his character’s history ties in nicely with this.
On the evening of Thursday 15th May 1800 King George III visited the Drury Lane Theatre to watch a performance of a comedy called ‘She would, and she would not’ by Colley Cibber. When he entered Royal Box the orchestra struck up ‘God Save the King’ and everyone stood to attention – except for one man. James Hadfield was near the orchestra pit; he turned towards the Royal Box, drew out a pistol and fired at the King, missing him by a few inches.
(Source: The Quirky Past)
(The interior of the theatre at Drury Lane, c. 1808 – Source: Wikipedia)
We cannot wait to find out more about how this part of history plays out in the overall plot of Poldark!
If we interpret Andrew’s latest Instagram post correctly, he’s filmed some scenes for the upcoming (and presumably last) season of historical period drama Poldark.
James Hadfield is an actual historical figure, a solider in the French Revolutionary Wars, who attempted to assassinate the British King George III but was acquitted of attempted murder by reason of insanity.
Sounds like a “killer” of a character for Andrew to play!
Filming of Poldark‘s 5th and final season has been underway since September 2018 and it is scheduled to be released later this year. No release date has been announced as of yet, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out more!
It appears that filming for the first season of Carnival Row has resumed in Prague (Czech Republic).
We’re loving the hint about a “next season” in this last post!
Follow Andrew Gower Fans on Instagram for the complete footage of everything Andrew and Carnival Row!
We’re still waiting for a release date, a first teaser trailer or even some official promo pictures but Carnival Row, starring Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Tamzin Merchant and Andrew Gower, is surely creating a lot of buzz already. Several websites in different languages have put it on their lists of “shows to look out for in 2019”!
Follow one of the links to read the news in your language:
We’ll update the list if and as soon as we find new links – and you can help us! Please e-mail us if you find more links / information about Carnival Row! Your help is so greatly appreciated!
Have you missed some of our Advent Calendar doors or the solutions? Here’s a look back at what we had so far!
Hope you’ve enjoyed the journey so far and look forward to the remaining five doors!
ETA: Now that we’ve completed the contest, here are the remaining doors!
The holidays are only a few days away, which has us in a festive, generous mood. So we decided to adjust the rules for our Advent Calendar Contest a little and make everyone a winner!
All you need to do:
You can win an exclusive Andrew Gower wall calendar, one of our popular super sized Andrew postcards, and the highly prestigious title of Andrew Gower Fan of the Year!
Good luck and we look forward to your contributions!
(Disclaimer: We’re an open-minded group and respect all faiths and (non-)beliefs. We love all fans of Andrew Gower, no matter which holiday they celebrate this time of year, or whether they celebrate any at all!)
* (Caution! Article contains a number of set photos preparing filming a rather gruesome scene)
It seems they’re doing some reshoots for Season 1 of the fantasy-noir series which is set to be released some time in 2019 on Amazon Prime.
Today, 30 November is Saint Andrew’s Day, a holiday celebrated in many countries and especially in Scotland where it is the official national day. Saint Andrew is also the patron saint of Scotland.
In Scotland, and many countries with Scottish connections, Saint Andrew’s Day is marked with a celebration of Scottish culture with traditional Scottish food, music and dance. In Scotland the day is also seen as the start of a season of Scottish winter festivals encompassing Saint Andrew’s Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night. There are week-long celebrations in the town of St Andrews and in some other Scottish cities.
It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas!
As in previous years, we’re counting down the days to the winter holidays with an Advent Calendar and an overview of Andrew’s career – past, present and future. As in previous years, this will also be a contest and a chance for you to win some prizes!
There will be 24 pictures taken from his different projects and events he attended, posted on 24 consecutive days on Twitter and our Facebook Page. Why don’t you test your knowledge about Andrew’s career by guessing the context of each picture (for example, the picture above is taken from his Nutritiously Nicola interview)?
Everyone is welcome to play along! However, prizes are this time exclusively limited to members of our Facebook Group. So come and join us!
Among the prizes are our popular super sized Andrew postcards, an exclusive Andrew Gower wall calendar – and the highly prestigous title of “Andrew Gower Fan of the Year“!
We look forward to welcoming you in our group and continue to #LoveAndrew ❤️!
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!
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):
This comes from all your fans (that’s only a small selection up there!) and from the bottom of our hearts:
Have a smashing birthday today! We hope that on your special day today you are showered with presents, cake and lots of love!
Thank you for the time you took this year to meet your fans in Las Vegas, Birmingham, New Jersey and Glasgow. Everybody loved meeting you and we hope you had a good time meeting us as well.
For the upcoming year, we wish you all the best, good health, happiness and that all your dreams may come true.
With all our love
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!)
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!
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!
For almost a year, since the release of season 4 of Charlie Brooker‘s anthology series Black Mirror, fans have wondered about the deeper meaning of the title of Andrew‘s episode “Crocodile”. After all the episode is set and filmed in Iceland – not exactly the natural habitat of large aquatic reptiles.
Fans have theorized that the title is a reference to the large “Crocodile” tears that the main protagonist Mia sheds at the end of the episode, or her general personality as a cold-blooded and thin-skinned person.
In a recent publication, behind-the-scenes book “Inside Black Mirror“, director John Hillcoat provides his own thoughts on the title and reveals that he himself had never been received a real explanation either:
The story’s cruel logic has a deadly vice-like grip, akin to a crocodile’s jaw. […] [Mia’s] reptilian brain takes over, like a cornered lizard or snake… or crocodile!
The book also contains an interview with show creator Charlie Brooker and we are finally given a definite answer:
The genesis of the title actually relates to [a] previous incarnation of the script, about [a] person who’d witnessed their mother’s murder at the age of two. She’d grown into this very anxious person, who saw the world as incredibly threatening.
Here’s the analogy: imagine that your life is a simulated boat ride down a river. If you started playing that, as a VR experience, it could be sunny and beautiful and you love it. But if it’s scripted that occasional random events will happen, such as a crocodile attacking you, well now that’s slightly different. And if you are really unlucky, and a crocodile attacks you in the first minute of you playing that game, then you think you’re in a horror game. You think, “From that point on, I could get attacked at any moment,” and you can never relax and enjoy the rest of that boat ride, because you think it’s a crocodile attack simulator.
So that’s what Crocodile is: an analogy for somebody who’d been traumatised at an early age, and might be troubled by life forever and never able to relax. The title stuck even though the story completely changed, and then the title didn’t actually make sense. But it’s also weirdly fitting.
If you’re a fan of the show, “Inside Black Mirror” is really worth checking out as it contains lots of inside information on all episodes of Black Mirror’s first four seasons, and our Andrew is also not forgotten.
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!
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!
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 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: Continue reading “Happy Halloween!”
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.
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)
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!
> > > Midsomer Murders on NPO < < <
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.
> > > Midsomer Murders on Eén < < <
In the meantime, visit our Midsomer Murders Gallery for screencaps of Andrew’s episode!
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!
> > > Murdoch Mysteries Gallery < < <
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!
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!
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!
Please e-mail us with your address so we can send you your Andrew calendar!
What can audiences expect to see in Carnival Row?
A great story, brilliant cast and an absolute and utter visual delight. It’s set in a fictional neo-Victorian fantasy world, in which humans and mythical creatures live alike, and follows the investigation of the murder of a fairy showgirl on Carnival Row. It has a somewhat film-noir feel to it. There’s nothing quite like this show.
Can you tell me anything about your character, Fleury?
Fleury is a mischievous fairy living on Carnival Row. You’ll have to wait till 2019 to find out more!
Carnival Row is set in a fantasy world full of mythical creatures; how much of that did you get to experience on set through practical effects & set design?
The majority of filming took place in a studio, which meant most of the sets were built uniquely for the show. The set designers added so much detail to every part of the world – just stepping onto those sets was magical.
Carnival Row shot for six months in Prague. What kept the cast & crew busy when not filming?
A lot of us weren’t permanently in Prague so we shuttled between the U.K. and Prague whenever needed, but when we had downtime, we did lots of lovely dinners, get-togethers, drinks… As we soon realised, Prague has no shortage of great places to go out!
(Source & full interview: The Prague Reporter)
The winner of our poetry contest is the wonderfully talented poet, our Twitter follower and group member Jackie Merrell!
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?
Please e-mail us with your address so we can send you your Andrew calendar!
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.
Today, it is with great pleasure to reveal our randomly drawn “Caption This!” winner, our Twitter follower Angela Davis (@woollyheaded)!
Please e-mail us with your address so we can send you your Andrew calendar!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
> > > Visit our Gallery to see all screencaps! < < <
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)!
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!
Among them two nominations for Charlie Brooker’s cult TV show Black Mirror:
Congratulations on both nominations and we’re keeping our fingers firmly crossed for both Colm and Kiran!