Luke Allen-Gale joins Nutritiously Nicola

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Great news!

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

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

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

Support their Kickstarter campaign here and share the link!

 

Outlander Season 2: Bonnie Prince Charlie, Fergus & More Roles Cast

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According to Access Hollywood Andrew has been cast in season 2 of Starz’ hit TV show Outlander.

Andrew Gower, a graduate of the Oxford School of Drama, will play Bonnie Prince Charlie (Prince Charles Edward Stuart), who Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) will meet in Season 2.

Charlie has a taste for alcohol and the ladies, and is determined to achieve glory, no matter the price.

Andrew hails from Liverpool (which is also where Stephen Walters, who plays Angus, is from). He played Caligua in NBC’s “AD: The Bible.” Andrew also is an alum of the UK’s “Being Human,” and the medical drama “Monroe.”

(Source: Access Online)

New Showreel

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

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

Enjoy!

The White Queen to air in Canada

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

You can read more on the Hollywood Reporter.

Monroe axed

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

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

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

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Monroe 2×03

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Monroe 2×03

Dr Monroe (James Nesbitt) is still reeling from his failed surgery last week. When he operates on 25 year old Alex Schofield (Gwilym Lee), who has a benign tumor in his spine, he loses confidence altogether and stops the procedure midway. Only after he successfully removes a knife from a rugby fan’s head, he gains his “mojo” back.

Shepherd (Tom Riley) and Bremner (Sarah Parish) decide to try counselling to save their relationship but Shepherd still tries to deal with his infidelty and whether or not he should reveal the truth to Bremner which would potentially endanger Sarah Witney’s (Christina Chong) job.

Springer’s (Luke Allen-Gale) promotion as registrar has slightly gone to his head until Mullery (Andrew Gower) mocks him about his new appearance and tells him that he hadn’t been Monroe’s first choice. Witney asks Springer out on a date but instead of going to a fancy restaurant, they end up at Monroe’s house and poker night.

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Monroe 2×02

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Monroe (James Nesbitt) has a hard time deciding which of his two trainees to keep as registrar and which one to let go: Daniel Springer (Luke Allen-Gale) or Kitty Wilson (Michelle Asante). Dr Bremner (Sarah Parish) continues to alienate Shepherd (Tom Riley) with her behaviour and suggests counselling but he starts to seek comfort elsewhere while Springer clumsily tries to ask Witney out on a date.

When Bremner and her registrar Sarah Witney (Christina Chong) are tied up in the operating theatre, Mullery (Andrew Gower) takes the chance to remove a nail from a young boy’s heart in an emergency surgery overseen by Dr Gillespie (Neil Pearson). He performs well but is worried about Witney’s reaction when she finds out that she’s missed out on this very rare procedure.

Monroe’s patients are Lynn Monkford (Caroline Strong), a woman with terminal cancer, whose surgery – meant to make her final months a bit more tolerable – doesn’t go as planned, and teenager Shelly Maxwell (Amelia Young), who has a malfunctioning brain shunt. While Graham Birdwell (Martin Walsh) undergoes a double heart bypass, the hospital staff take care of his mentally disabled brother Geoffrey (Tim Dantay).

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Monroe season 2 on iTunes and ITV Player

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

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

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

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

Monroe 2×01

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Eighteen months have passed since the events of the season 1 finale and a lot has changed at the fictional St Matthew’s Hospital. cardiothoracic surgeon Jenny Bremner (Sarah Parish) now has a baby with anaesthetist Lawrence Shepherd (Tom Riley), there’s a new Head of Clinical Services Alistair Gillespie (Neil Pearson) and Andrew Mullery (Andrew Gower) has transferred to general surgery and is now a registrar.

Changing his specialty has also given a boost of confidence to Mullery, who is now a much more accepted member of staff at the hospital and has become friends with fellow registrar Sarah Witney (Christina Chong). Together with trainees Daniel Springer (Luke Allen-Gale) and Kitty Wilson (Michelle Asante), they have formed a close-knit circle much like the older doctors.

On her first day back at work after maternity leave, Bremner is torn between her guilt as a young mother leaving her baby in the care of a stranger and feeling sidelined after being out of her job for so long. Dr Monroe (James Nesbitt) still struggles with accepting all the differences at work, when his son announces his engagement to girlfriend Donna (Karla Crome).

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Monroe season 2 starts tonight

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

The Daily Mirror, Monday 1 October

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

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

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

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

Showreel 2012

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

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

You can view Andrew’s Spotlight CV here.

New Mullery images

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

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

Andrew featured in Omnia

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The lovely ladies at Omnia, a free online zine, have included an article about Andrew Gower in their latest edition.

He’s very unassuming, small and skinny and rather awkward, but he’s an excellent actor, very emotive and funny, and absolutely deserving of everything good that comes his way.

You said it Daisy and Nancy! You can read it here.

Monroe season 2 confirmed for 1 October

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

Monroe season 2 press pack

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ITV have made their press pack available for the new season of Monroe, which is likely to air on Monday 1 October at 9pm.

There is a small quote from Andrew Gower, who plays Dr Mullery, which is reproduced below, and also an episode synopsis for each scene which is absolutely full of spoilers so read it at your peril!

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“Mullery on the surface does not strike you as your typical surgeon…far from! But this second series allows you to see how throughout the hospital he’s actually becoming that little bit more ‘sought after’… And has the respect of his peers!
“With his new mentor and new specialty he’s more likely to speak his mind! And with that I think we discover he’s a surgeon who wears his heart on his sleeve!
“Peter Bowker writes beautiful tragic male characters and Mullery definitely falls into that bracket. Which makes him a pleasure to play!”

Dr Mullery’s role at St Matthew’s has changed since we last saw him:

Once Bremner’s cardio trainee, Mullery is now Gillespie’s registrar, specialising in general and vascular surgery. He seems slightly lost in the competitive world of surgery, but his sudden flashes of brilliance suggest that he might one day be an incredible surgeon.

It also has the cast list for each episode and we were pleased to see Karla Crome appearing in two episodes; Andrew will be appearing in the new series of Misfits with Karla Crome (read more), whose roles in Hit and Miss and Murder: Joint Enterprise were some of our standout performances of this year.

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Monroe season 2 air date?

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

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

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

ITV website updated for Monroe season two

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

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

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

New Monroe season 2 trailer

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

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

Monroe series 2 press launch

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

Ben Dowell of The Guardian said:

While journalist Ian Wylie commented:

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

Monroe will screen on ITV in October.

Monroe cast at restaurant opening in Harpenden

 

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

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

Monroe 1×06

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Exciting times for the young surgeons at St Matthew’s: their training is over and it is time for their assessment. All of them are eager to please their supervisors and secure their place at the hospital. Mullery (Andrew Gower) is also a “cute embarrassment” to girlfriend and fellow surgeon Sally Fortune (Manjinder Virk) who is still in recovery after her brain and heart surgery.

Anaesthetist Lawrence Shepherd (Tom Riley) surprises his friend Monroe (James Nesbitt) with the announcement that it is time for him to move on and find work elsewhere. During nightshift, Monroe is called to an emergency: a thirteen year old girl is admitted with brain damage after a car accident and it brings back some painful memories to Monroe.

Shepherd and Dr Bremner (Sarah Parish) have a long and honest conversation that holds some surprising revelations while Monroe receives a visit from his wife where they open up about their shared grief over their daughter’s death. Despite everything, life goes on at St Matthew’s Hospital after all.

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Monroe 1×05

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The stakes are set high this week as the patient of the week is not a random stranger but one of St Matthew’s own. Dr Monroe’s (James Nesbitt) main assistant Sally Fortune (Manjinder Virk) collapses during surgery and it turns out she doesn’t only have a life-threatening brain aneurysm but also needs heart surgery and a valve replacement resulting from an infection.

While Monroe and Dr Bremner (Sarah Parish) clash over the best way of treatment, Mullery (Andrew Gower) is plagued by guilt as he is blaming himself for Fortune’s aneurysm: he and Sally recently started dating and the two had sex the night before. Monroe takes Mullery under his wings while they’re awaiting the results of Sally’s second surgery.

Tensions are running high amongst the staff at St Matthew’s and affecting also their private lives and relationships outside the hospital. Bremner reconsiders her relationship with Dr Shepherd (Tom Riley) and Monroe takes another step in accepting his separation from wife Anna (Susan Lynch), much to the dismay of their son Nick (Perry Millward).

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Monroe 1×04

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After spending the night with Tatiana (Carolin Stoltz), an Eastern European biochemist, who works at tha hostital as the tea trolley lady, Dr Monroe meets his new patient, family man Brendon (Tony Mooney), who believes that God speaks to him through epileptic seizures. Supported by his teenage daughter Phoebe (Phoebe Dynevor), he is unsure if he wants the tumour, which is causing his fits, to be surgically removed.

Dr Bremner faces two very different patients this week: James (Tommy Jessop) is an orphan with Down syndrome and Alex (Harry Ferrier) is a cocky ladies’ man. However the two unlikely candidates bond over their mutual love for computer games, after James states that Mullery (Andrew Gower) is “useless” at them.

Nobody is more surprised than Mullery when Dr Bremner, who is in high spirits over her thriving relationship with anaesthesist Laurence Shepherd (Tom Riley), praises his surgical skills while treating Alex. Due to Monroe’s interference, things between the two new lovers soon turn sour, tho.

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Monroe 1×03

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Young ex-soldier David Foster (Matthew Needham) is admitted to St Matthew’s Hospital with a blood clot in his brain after a fall under the influence. Against his initial judgement and to everyone’s surprise, Monroe (James Nesbitt) decides not to operate on the young man and instead waits and sees if the clot dissolves naturally.

Dr Bremner’s patient this week is an elderly lady, Judith Wardin (Bridget Turner), whose daughter is very attached to her and wants her to be around for her grand-daughter’s upcoming wedding. Despite some misgivings about the uncertain outcome of the surgery, Dr Bremner (Sarah Parish) and her team operate on Judith.

Mullery (Andrew Gower) tries to impress Dr Bremner and outshine fellow trainee surgeon Sarah Whitney (Christina Chong). His clumsy attempts, however, are easily seen through by Dr Bremner, who voices her disappointment in him. Dr Monroe enjoys taunting Daniel Springer (Luke Allen-Gale), who has temporarily “misplaced” one of his patients.

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Monroe 1×02

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The “patients of the week” at St Matthew’s hospital are teenagers James and Danny. James tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head, after he accidentally fired the gun at his younger brother Danny and hit him in the chest. Dr Bremner’s team operate on young Danny to fix his heart while Monroe and his assistant Sally Fortune (Manjinder Virk) perform brain surgery on James.

Things are being complicated by the fact that James and Danny’s parents can’t stand to be in the same room after being recently seperated which is a constant reminder for Dr Monroe on the effects a split-up can have on children as he is struggling to admit the true reason for the failure of his own marriage to his son Nick (Perry Millward).

During Danny’s operation it is trainee surgeon Sarah Whitney (Christina Chong), who shows initiative, leaving Mullery (Andrew Gower) at a disadvantage. Mullery’s moment to earn Bremner’s respect comes soon after, however, when he senses her discomfort while dealing with Danny’s desperate and emotional mother, and rescues her.

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Monroe: Press Reviews

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  • 10 March 2011: Sam Wollaston for The Guardian

Clue: it’s a medical drama named after its protagonist – a cynical, unconventional, emotionally damaged genius doctor who shows a sardonic contempt for authority… Got it, you say. House, starring Hugh Laurie. Ha, wrong; it’s Monroe (ITV1), starring James Nesbitt. […]

Monroe is slick, sharply written; it has a refreshing feeling of confidence. And Nesbitt has a magnetic screen-filling presence. It’s good; a welcome addition to the barren Thursday-night schedule for people who still watch telly as it goes out. It’s just not as good as House.

(Source: The Guardian)

  • 11 March 2011: Jason Preston for The Telegraph

There’s nothing wrong with […] wrong with Nesbitt’s performance. [Monroe]’s a smartarse, and although he’s clearly meant to be a brilliant, eccentric and unique smartarse, he’s actually a smartarse off the smartarse production line. While undoubtedly clever, Monroe’s lines had a carefully minted feel to them, suggesting that writer Peter Bowker had laboured long and hard buffing them to a brilliant finish.

(Source: The Telegraph)

Liverpool Echo interview

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

Read the full interview here.

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Monroe 1×01

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The medical drama follows neurosurgeon Gabriel Monroe (James Nesbitt) and the staff at St Matthew’s Hospital. The series was created by Peter Bowker for ITV and filmed in Leeds starting on 26 September 2010. The former Leeds Girls’ High School was used as the principal set of the series and transformed into the fictional St Matthew’s Hospital.

The main protagonist Dr Monroe is a blunt and unconventional yet brilliant surgeon who – underneath his hard shell – cares deeply for his patients, who are not only “bundles of symptoms” for him but human beings that he tries to help even beyond the operation table. This, however, does not help his strained relationship with his wife, who leaves him after their son goes to university.

At the hospital he is constantly at odds with cardiothoracic surgeon Jenny Bremner (Sarah Parish), who is usually flanked by her two trainee surgeons Sarah Witney (Christina Chong) and Andrew Mullery (Andrew Gower). Monroe’s best friend at work is anaesthetist Lawrence Shepherd (Tom Riley).

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