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

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CarterMatt has picked up on Andrew Gower‘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!

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 – Canadian air date

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Apologies for the late reporting of this news, but The White Queen began on Super Channel in Canada on 6 September.  You can watch the first episode online at their website if you missed it, or it is repeated at the following times:

  • 9 Sep @ 1:00am on Super Channel 1
  • 10 Sep @ 11:05pm on Super Channel 2
  • 11 Sep @ 3:05am on Super Channel 2
  • 6 Oct @ 1:00 pm on Super Channel 1

Andrew Gower appears in episodes 9 and 10 as Lord Strange.

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.

The White Queen – UK air date confirmation

The BBC have now confirmed that The White Queen will air on BBC One on Sunday 16 June at 9pm. This means Andrew’s episodes will air on 11 and 18 August.

The author of the novel, Phillipa Gregory will appear on The One Show on BBC One tonight (Wednesday 5 June 2013) talking about the series.

The White Queen episode info

It has today been confirmed by The White Queen screenwriter Emma Frost that Andrew will be appearing in episodes 9 and 10 of the series, rather than just episode 10 as we previously believed.

This means Andrew’s character Lord Strange will appear in the week following 5 October in the US and 10 August in the UK.

The White Queen – UK air date

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EDIT – The White Queen Facebook page that has announced that the series will begin on Sunday 16 June has been confirmed by the BBC as an unofficial account. We will update when we have confirmed news.

It has been announced that The White Queen will air in the UK during week 25 (15 – 21 June 2013) on BBC One. This means we will see Andrew’s episode during the week of 17 August 2013.

It has previously been announced that the series will begin on Starz in the US on 10 August, meaning Andrew’s episode will air there on 12 October.

The Netherlands air date (on VRT) has yet to be announced.

We will announce the confirmed air date as soon as we get it.

Press pack for The White Queen

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The press pack for The White Queen has been made available on the BBC Media Centre website. Full of facts and information, it’s a great read.

Don’t be alarmed that Andrew’s name isn’t in the long cast list at the end – it’s mentioned within the main text!

The UK air date is still TBC; it will air in Starz in the US on 10 August.

BBC’s The White Queen website launched

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The BBC have launched their website for The White Queen, with an air date of June 2013.

Andrew is due to appear in episode 10, meaning we should see his episode at the end of August or start of September. We will post the air date as soon as it’s confirmed.

The DVD release date has also been changed to 12 August.

The White Queen – DVD release date

Amazon currently have the DVD of The White Queen available to pre-order, with a release date of 29 July.

Even if the final episode airs the night before the DVD release, this puts episode one as airing by 26 May at the latest – although it’s unlikely to be the 26 as the BBC have confirmed episode one of Case Histories as airing 8.30pm – 10.00pm on BBC One on Sunday 19 May (so our previous air date prediction was incorrect).

More when we get it!

The White Queen teaser trailer to air this weekend on BBC One

Emma Frost, screenwriter of The White Queen, has today tweeted that the first teaser trailer will air on BBC One this Saturday after The Voice and also this Sunday after The Village.

Follow #TheWhiteQueen for more news.

The White Queen to air in May on the BBC?

The Telegraph have today reported that, while there is no confirmed air date, The White Queen is due to air this month on the BBC.

The Programme Highlights have been released up to and including week 20 (11 – 17 May) on the BBC Media Centre website; given that this programme will be fairly high profile we believe that the BBC would have included The White Queen in their highlights, so it is likely that it will air after that. Our guess is that it will take the time slot about to be released by The Village (concluding Sunday 5 May at 9pm), with the BAFTAs taking that slot in week 20.

So, our prediction, to be taken with a massive pinch of salt – Sunday 19 May at 9pm. Let’s see if we’re right!

The White Queen to air this month in the UK, August in the US.

The Guardian and RTE have both reported that The White Queen will begin on BBC One this month. This could mean we see Andrew as Lord Strange as early as mid-June.

The Starz website has also updated their The White Queen page, giving August 2013 as their airdate.

We will of course confirm as soon as we hear anything. In the meantime, here is the first trailer for The White Queen, released by Starz a few days ago.

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The White Queen air date put back to July?

The Daily Mail have today reported that the air date of The White Queen, in which Andrew appears in episode 10 as Lord Strange, has been put back to July.  It had originally been reported that the programme would air in the spring. The article also mentions that the US version (due to air on the Starz network) will feature slightly longer scenes.

You can read the article in full here. We will of course report here as soon as the air date is confirmed.

EDIT – writer Emma Frost has denied the story in the Daily Mail on Twitter, stating that the air date has not changed and will be announced soon.