Remaining Midsomer Murders delayed

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

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

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

(Source: Radio Times)

Humpty Dumpty goes into Editing

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

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

 

Update on Running Naked

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

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(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!

Midsomer Murders S20 coming to ITV!

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

( * not confirmed yet)

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It’s a Wrap on Humpty Dumpty!

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

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

Congratulations, Andrew and Stephen!

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

Season 2 for Carnival Row?

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

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

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New short Ark filming in Sweden

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

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

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

 

 

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

Humpty Dumpty News!

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

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

 

Catch The Village on Amazon Prime UK

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

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

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

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

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

(Source: Wikipedia)

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

Send in the Clowns tonight on France3

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

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

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

(Source: newsactual.fr)

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Who was Poldark’s James Hadfield?

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

But who was James Hadfield?

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Poldark S5 Release Date & Plot

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

Here’s what we found out so far:

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

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(Source: Wikipedia)

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.

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.

(Source: BBC)

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

Carnival Row: Initial Concept Art

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

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

Last week of filming Carnival Row

 

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

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


ETA:

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

 

 

Midsomer Murders in New Zealand

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Another country just started airing season 20 of Midsomer Murders.

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


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

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


ETA2:

Air dates for Midsomer Murders season 20 on Prime:

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

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

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

Our favourite part of their article?

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

(Source: CarterMatt)

No doubt about that!

Poldark S5 films at Bristol Old Vic

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

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

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

(Source: The Quirky Past)

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

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

Andrew cast in Poldark

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

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

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

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

Carnival Row resumes Reshoot

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

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

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The goddess… A faerie shrine on #CarnivalRow

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Snow on the Row… (photo by @mariajgvt)

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

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

 

Watch out for Carnival Row!

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

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

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

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

Advent Calendar: A look back

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

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

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

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Advent Calendar: Everyone’s a winner!

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

All you need to do:

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

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

Good luck and we look forward to your contributions!

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

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Carnival Row: Filming again in Prague

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Happy St. Andrew’s Day!

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

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

(Source: Wikipedia)

 

 

Advent Calendar Contest

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It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas!

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

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

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

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

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

Gallery Update: Charlie’s Restaurant

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

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

Visit our Gallery to see more pictures of the event!

Thank you from Andrew

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

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

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

Happy Birthday, Andrew!

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Happy Birthday, Andrew!

 

Dear Andrew

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

Have a smashing 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!

Black Mirror: Crocodile – Title Explained

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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#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: Continue reading “Happy Halloween!”

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!

> > > Murdoch Mysteries Gallery < < <

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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!

 

Actress Anna Rust on Carnival Row & Shooting in Prague

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The Prague Reporter interviewed Prague born British actress Anna Rust who’ll be playing Fleury in Andrew’s upcoming series Carnival Row.

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)

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 screencapping 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 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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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!

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:

 

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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

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!

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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!

New Running Naked BTS photo

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The Facebook page for Andrew’s upcoming film Running Naked released this adorable Behind The Scenes photo of the two leads Andrew Gower and Matthew McNulty.

Follow Running Naked on Instagram and Facebook for more information.

Of course we’ll also provide you with all news concerning Running Naked and Andrew’s other projects here and through all our Social Media outlets.

 

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.

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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.

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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Dentist today 😷 … #1984 #orwell

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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)

ITV confirms transmission date for series 20 of Midsomer Murders

 

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Earlier last year we reported that filming for series 20 of that venerable crime drama staple, Midsomer Murders, was under way. It has taken a while to get to our screens, but now we can reveal that ITV has confirmed the transmission date for that landmark, 20th series. And it’s sooner than you think.

Joining the team in this new, six-part series will be redoubtable new pathologist, Dr Fleur Perkins, played by Annette Badland (EastEnders, Outlander) who will assist Barnaby and Winter in their pursuit of justice in the picturesque but deadly countryside of Midsomer.

Also returning this series is Fiona Dolman as Sarah Barnaby followed closely by Paddy the dog as the Barnabys’ faithful canine companion. As ever, there are plenty of guest stars to look out for.

Midsomer Murders: Sunday 13th May, 8pm, ITV

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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)