Is Carnival Row the new Game of Thrones?

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Is Carnival Row the new Game of Thrones? WMagazine thinks so!

In their article, they make a strong case for it:

[U]nlike Thrones, Carnival Row will take place in a vaguely futuristic city (albeit with Victorian-era touches, in a steampunk sort of way), and instead of ongoing wars and battle scenes, it will instead take on the form of a neo-noir mystery. Still, there’s not only enough that appears to be in the show’s DNA (including magical creatures and scheming members of a ruling upper class) to hook Thrones fans, but a few familiar faces from the Thrones cast will appear as well (in addition to veterans of the Outlander, Star Trek, Star Wars, and Misfits franchises).

What is Carnival Row even about?

Essentially, it’s a fantasy series about the tensions of an immigration crisis.

It all takes place in the “neo-Victorian” city of Burgue, a city dominated by humans, but tensions emerge when magical creatures like elves and faeries start fleeing to the city as refugees once war breaks out in their homeland. As seems to be unfortunately natural to humans, they don’t react too kindly to the outsiders. To make matters worse, a bunch of the newly arrived faeries end up murdered, including at least one faerie showgirl in the part of the city known as the titular “Carnival Row.” Most of the humans don’t really seem to care until a lone detective decides to take up the case. [Orlando] Bloom plays that detective, named Rycroft Philostrate, while [Cara] Delevingne plays a faerie known as Vignette Stonemoss.[…]

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Who else is in the cast?

Indira Varma [Ellaria Sand, Game of Thrones] plays Piety Breakspear, who is described as “the regal and cunning matriarch of the powerful family that rules the city of the Burgue.” […]

Misfits vet Karla Crome plays another faerie with a gift for poetry who is forced to work in a brothel to survive.

Our Andrew Gower gets a mention, too!

[…] Tamzin Merchant [Running Naked, Ark], the actress who was originally cast as Daenerys in Throne‘s ill-fated original pilot episode, also has a major role.

Merchant (Salem) and Andrew Gower (Outlander) play brother and sister Imogen and Ezra Spurnrose. They hail from a wealthy family that’s falling on tough times, so they enter a business deal with a “Puck” who has moved across the street. And, in a bit of a taboo move, Imogen may or may not be falling in love with that Puck.

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Read the full article here!

Andrew at Texas Gathering

This past weekend, Andrew Gower and Stephen Walters attended a private gathering of Outlander fans in Texas (USA). Despite it being a strictly private event, some attendees took to social media to share some moments of their time with the Liverpudlian actors.

Follow Andrew Gower Fans on Twitter or Instagram to see more pictures from the event!

Thanks to YouTube user Samantha Kraupner we can also share these videos with you. Andrew and Stephen treated the attendees with a special private concert at the event and performed some Beatles song plus “Do you Remember”, the song they wrote for their short film Humpty Fu*king Dumpty. Continue reading “Andrew at Texas Gathering”

Watch Andrew Play Football!

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If you ever wanted to see Andrew play football (and we know you do!) here’s your chance!

Ross Owen of The Ross Owen Show is organizing a charity football match for the Airdrie Community Trust and Andrew has agreed to join the “Legends” team who will play against the AllStar team on Saturday, 22 June 2019 at the Penny Cars Stadium in Airdrie.

Pre-match entertainment starts at 11am and includes X-Factor’s Garry Greig and Mark the Piper. Kick-off is at 1pm.

Scott Reid (Carnival Row), Outlander alumni Scott Kyle and Richard Rankin are among the other players announced for the tournament.

Tickets (adults – £10, children – £5) are available online and at the stadium.

For more information visit the website or contact Ross Owen on Twitter!

 

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!

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)

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!

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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Gallery Update: Andrew’s Saturday Panel at Highlanders 3

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

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

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Andrew announced for Outlander New Jersey

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

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

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

For more information please visit the Creation Entertainment website.

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Outlander Vegas Reviews on Twitter

If you are not on Twitter, you might have missed some of the wonderful things attendees had to say about Andrew’s appearance at Outlander Vegas convention on 13 and 14 July 2018.

Read some of the tweets, which also include tidbits from the panels and information about Andrew’s and Stephen Walters’ upcoming project Humpty Dumpty, and check out the pictures he took with happy fans and other pictures from the event:

 

Continue reading “Outlander Vegas Reviews on Twitter”

Andrew and Stephen perform at Outlander Vegas

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

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

Gallery Update: Outlander Las Vegas

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Our gallery has been updated with complete sets of pictures from Andrew’s panels with co-stars Stephen Walters and Stanley Weber at the Outlander Vegas convention last weekend. It sure looks like everyone had a great time!

Outlander Vegas Gallery

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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 a 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!

Win Andrew’s Autograph!

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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.

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)

24 hours left to help Nutritiously Nicola

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

 

Nutritiously Nicola Q&A with Andrew

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

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


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

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

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


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

Check out the video Q&A here:

ETA: Unfortunately, the video is currently unavailable but you can visit our Gallery to see all our super cute screencaps!


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

Outlander’s Andrew Gower backs the real Jacobite Trail

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

(Andrew) Gower, who recently attended the Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland, said he had only been to one site on the trail – Stirling Castle.

He added: “There is only one I have visited and I am really annoyed about that. This tour I think is an amazing thing for anyone who wants to get inside the Jacobite and Bonnie Prince Charlie journey.”

(Source: Scotsman.com)

Bonnie Prince Charlie on the Jacobite Trail

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Follow in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie on the Jacobite Trail!

The National Museum Scotland teamed up with Historic Scotland, National Trust for Scotland and the Royal Collection Trust to bring you a guide to 26 of Scotland’s historic Jacobite sites. Delve into a fascinating period of loyalty, loss, exile, retribution and risings. Visit sites of victory and defeat and discover the ill-fated campaigns to restore the Stuart monarchy to the British throne.

Even Bonnie Prince Charlie himself – aka Outlander actor Andrew Gower – thinks it’s a good idea!

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Panel with Diana Gabaldon at Denver Comic Con

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Andrew joined Outlander author Diana Gabaldon in a panel at Denver Comic Con. The duo answered some question from the moderator but also the audience covering topics such as Outlander (of course), but also Andrew’s former band Emerson and his current Kickstarter campaign for Humpty Dumpty.

Visit our Gallery for more pictures from the convention!

Bonnie Prince Charlie actors meet as Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry goes on display at Holyrood

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During his visit in Edinburgh to see the “Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites” exhibtion at the National Museum Scotland, Andrew didn’t only come face to face with portraits of the historical Prince but also met another “Bonnie Prince” in the flesh.

Bonnie Prince Charlie met… Bonnie Prince Charlie at Holyrood as the Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry went on display.

Historian Arran Johnston who took the role of the famous prince at the exhibition was greeted by actor Andrew Gower, who plays the role in the hit drama Outlander.

And the two men posed for a picture, which has been posted on the Battle of Prestonpans Trust’s website.

(Source: East Lothian Courier)

Bonnie Prince Charlie & the Jacobites exhibition

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“Incredible… anyone who’s a fan of the show must come and see this!”

That’s what Outlander actor Andrew Gower had to say about our Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition when he visited last week.

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

Outlander wins Satellite Award – Best Cast

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

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

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

Outlander Podcast interviews Andrew Gower

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

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

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

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

Andrew Gower On Playing Winston Smith In 1984

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

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

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

Read the complete interview here.

Outlander 2×13 Dragonfly in Amber

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The final episode of Outlander’s second series opens in Scotland in 1968 where a grown-up Roger Wakefield (Richard Rankin) attends the wake of his recently deceased stepfather. Amongst those paying their respects to the late Reverend are also a visibly aged Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and her adult daughter, Brianna (Sophie Skelton).

Back in 18th century Scotland the morning of the Battle of Culloden has come. Jamie (Sam Heughan) fails in his last desperate attempt to sway the Prince’s (Andrew Gower) decision to postpone the attack. Jamie and Claire are discussion taking more drastic steps to stop the onslaught from happening when they are interrupted by Jamie’s uncle Dougal (Graham McTavish).

When Jamie realizes that they have run out of options and history will take its course, he uses the last hours before the battle to make sure at least his loved ones and those under his protection are provided for: he sends his men back to his estate Lallybroch and returns with Claire to the stones of Craigh na Dun so she and their unborn child can be safe.

“Mark me” count: 1

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

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

Read the full interview here.

Outlander 2×12 The Hail Mary

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Outlander 2×12 The Hail Mary

Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Andrew Gower) and his rebellious army are back in Scotland and camped near Inverness. Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) join them after their previous detour to the South and are shocked to see the state of the soldiers, only 3 days away from the fateful Battle of Culloden.

While running an errand in the city, Claire is surprised to meet a much changed Mary Hawkins (Rosie Day), who was reunited with her former admirer Alex Randall (Laurence Dobiesz), whose health has gravely deteriorated since Paris. At their quarters more surprises await Claire including another encounter with one Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies).

Alex Randall is not the only one whose health has taken a turn for the worse: The Chief of Clan MacKenzie Colum (Gary Lewis) has come to Inverness to ask Claire for one final wish and to have a talk with his younger brother Dougal (Graham McTavish) about the future of their clan. After receiving some secret information, the Prince and his generals make plans for one last ambush on Cumberland’s troops.

“Mark me” count: 1

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Outlander: The King and the Prince

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

Outlander 2×11 Vengeance is Mine

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Outlander 2×11 Vengeance is Mine

The Jacobite army is camped in Northern England, only 5 days away from London, awaiting decisions from Prince Charles Edward (Andrew Gower) and his generals whether to march on or return back north. When the decision is made, Jamie (Sam Heughan) and his men are ordered to lead the way to Inverness.

On their way, they are ambushed by governement troops and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) is separated from the rest. She’s taken to the house of an English nobleman who turns out to be none other than the notorious Duke of Sandringham (Simon Callow). At his estate she is also re-united with Mary Hawkins (Rosie Day), the young woman who had been attacked in Paris.

While waiting for Jamie to rescue her, Claire finds out some unpleasant truths about the Duke of Sandringham and his valet, and Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix is finally able to keep a vow he gave to Jamie a long time ago.

“Mark me” count: 0

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Outlander 2×10 Prestonpans

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Outlander 2×10 Prestonpans

The Highlander army has arrived at Prestonpans and are at an impasse with the British. The Bonnie Prince’s (Andrew Gower) generals are fighting with each other about how to proceed while the men are getting restless waiting for new orders. The War Chieftain of Clan MacKenzie, Dougal MacKenzie (Graham McTavish) is eager to impress the Prince and volunteers to undertake a potentially suicidal mission.

Thanks to Claire’s (Caitriona Balfe) knowledge about the past, Jamie (Sam Heughan) is aware of the importance of the upcoming battle and encourages the Prince to take action when the opportunity presents itself. Claire uses her previous experience as a WW2 combat nurse to organize the treatment of wounded soldiers during and after the battle.

“History” keeps its promise of a Jacobite victory, but not all Highlanders make it out unharmed. While some simply fall from grace, others will have to pay the ultimate price.

“Mark me” count: 4

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Outlander: Graham McTavish & Andrew Gower Talk Prestonpans

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

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

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

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

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

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

Outlander 2×06 Best Laid Schemes

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Outlander 2×06 Best Laid Schemes

After the difficult decision they had to make at the end of the previous episode Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) are trying to find their way back to a normal married life. They must also find a way to stop the business transaction from happening that threatens to fill Prince Charles’ (Andrew Gower) war chest.

Using Claire’s medical knowledge they come up with a plan, and Jamie, Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix) and young Fergus (Romann Berrux) leave to execute it. Claire returns to L’Hôpital to continue her work there with Monsieur Forez (Niall Greig Fulton) who warns her about the consequences for “practitioners of the dark arts”.

Prince Charles is devastated when he learns about their failed undertaking. He feels all his efforts to restore the House of Stuart to the British throne have led to nothing. However, not only his life seems to be in ruins: Claire is in despair when she learns that Jamie has gone back on his promise with dire consequences for both their lives.

“Mark me” count: 2

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Outlander 2×05 Untimely Resurrections

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Outlander 2×05 Untimely Resurrections

Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) have to deal with the consequences of their dinner party. Mary (Rosie Day) is still recovering from her attack the night before but also hopeful that she is now free to marry her secret admirer Alex Randall (Laurence Dobiesz). A union that could prove fatal to Claire’s first husband Frank (Tobias Menzies).

At his warehouse, Jamie receives a visit from Prince Charles Edward (Andrew Gower) who has found a new business partner in the Comte St. Germain (Stanley Weber). The outcome of their business endeavour could easily be a turning point in the Prince’s goal to unite the Scottish clans and re-claim the British throne for his father.

The Frasers are invited to the gardens of Versailles by the French King Louis (Lionel Lingelser), and Jamie and Claire’s relationship is put to the ultimate test when a ghost from the past comes back to haunt them. Claire is forced to call in a favour that threatens to break them.

“Mark me” count: 1

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Outlander 2×04 La Dame Blanche

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Outlander 2×04 La Dame Blanche

Jamie’s spirits are lifted after he learns that Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies) is still alive and he has a chance to take vengeance on his former torturer. Thus revigorated, he and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) are finally able to come together as a couple again, when they are disturbed by a nightly visitor.

It is none other than the rightful heir to the British throne, Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Andrew Gower). He had to flee from his lover’s house in a rather un-prince-ly fashion when her husband returned home earlier. From a monkey bite on his hand, Claire deducts that his lover must be her friend Louise de Rohan (Claire Sermonne).

Jamie and Claire decide to use his knowledge and the information Louise had confided in her earlier to expose the Prince as an untrustworthy fool in front of one of his potential financier, the Duke of Sandringham (Simon Callow), at a dinner party. Unfortunately, not the entire evening goes according to plan…

“Mark me” count: 3

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Outlander 2×03 Useful Occupations and Deceptions

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Outlander 2×03 Useful Occupations and Deceptions

While Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) days and nights are occupied with running his uncle Jared’s wine business, playing chess with Finance Minister Joseph Duverney (Marc Duret) and befriending Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Andrew Gower), his wife Claire (Caitriona Balfe) is bored with the life of a lady.

Having tea “with the ladies” – neighbour Louise de Rohan (Claire Sermonne) and young Mary Hawkins (Rosie Day) – makes Claire feel restless and useless, so when the opportunity presents itself, she is more than happy to offer her help at a local hospital, L’Hôpital des Anges, run by the formidable Mother Hildegard (Frances de la Tour).

Jamie finally manages to arrange the long desired meeting between Duverney and Prince Charles at Maison Elise. At first Duverney seems more interested in the female residents of the brothel when Charles surprises both Jamie and the Minister of Finance with news, that threaten to swat all of the Frasers’ plans.

“Mark me” count: 1

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Outlander: The History vs. Fiction of Bonnie Prince Charlie

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

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

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

(Source: IGN.com)

Outlander 2×02 Not in Scotland Anymore

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Outlander 2×02 Not in Scotland Anymore

The historic-fiction drama Outlander is focused on time-travelling WW2 combat nurse Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) and her 18th century Highland warrior husband Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). In season 2 they are trying to change history and stop the Jacobite rising of 1745 and the devastating Battle of Cullodon from happening.

The Frasers have just arrived in Paris and are still settling into their new lives when Jamie receives a surprise invitation to meet Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Andrew Gower) in a rather unusual location. The Young Pretender to the British throne is in Paris to raise enough money to support an army.

However, this is easier said than done as the Bonnie Prince is “incognito” in France and can’t be received at court. He needs the help of someone who can negotiate on his behalf with the French Minister of Finance Joseph Duverney (Marc Duret) – and who would be better suited to the task than a loyal Scotsman like Jamie Fraser?

“Mark me” count: 3

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Outlander BTS by Graham McTavish

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

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

 

Outlander Season 2 Casts Bonnie Prince Charlie, Jamie’s Cousin and More

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Variety has now confirmed Andrew’s casting as Bonnie Prince Charlie in Outlander:

Andrew Gower (“The Village,” “A.D. The Bible Continues”) has been cast as Prince Charles Edward Stuart in the new season, Variety has confirmed. When Charles Stuart isn’t carousing with his Jacobite supporters, the young heir to the exiled Catholic royal dynasty is plotting his return to the throne. An unlikely leader with an unabashed taste for alcohol and women, Prince Charles is hell-bent on glory — no matter what the cost.

(Source: Variety)

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)