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”.
Andrew’s American and Canadian fans can watch The Village on BritBox!
Both seasons of The Village are now available on subscription-on-demand service BritBox in the US and Canada.
Catch Andrew Gower 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.
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.
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.
BBC Media Centre have announced that episode one of The Village will air on BBC One on Sunday 10 August from 9pm until 10pm.
Here are the two images that have been released so far of Andrew Gower as Gilbert Hankin alongside Tom Varey and Matt Stokoe.
A new still from The Village has been released by the BBC. It is from the same scene as the first image so once again shows Andrew Gower as Gilbert Hankin, Tom Varey as Bert Middleton and Matt Stokoe as Gerard Eyre.
The air date is still to be confirmed.
BBC Media Centre have until this morning had The Village listed in week 31 (Sat 2 – Friday 8 August) with rumours abound that the first episode would air on BBC One on Sunday 3 August at 9pm, in keeping with the series one schedule.
However, it has just been announced that the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony will be aired from 9pm that day, and all references to The Village in week 31 have been removed from the website.
We will of course update as soon as we hear more.
BBC Media Centre have published the synopsis for episodes one and two of series two of The Village, due to air next month on BBC One.
You can read them here.
The date and time is still to be confirmed but we’ll announce it as soon as we know.
They have also added an overview of the series by Peter Moffat, which you can read here.
The BBC have released the first image of Andrew in the role of Gilbert Hankin in series 2 of The Village. The image shows him holding Tom Varey (Bert Middleton) aloft on his shoulders, assisted by Matt Stokoe (Gerrard Eyre).
There is no release date for the series, but we will keep you posted as and when we receive news.
It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Andrew Gower has been cast in series two of The Village. Set in 1923, Andrew will be playing Gilbert Hankin, a friend of Bert (played by newcomer Tom Varey), son of series one’s main characters John and Grace Middleton (John Simm and Maxine Peake).
Filming commences in Derbyshire this week and continues into July 2014. The series will be shown on the BBC later this year. Further news and images will be posted here as and when we get them.