Our Advent Calendar Is a Go!

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Look at these shiny prizes!

Today, 1 December 2019, is the day we launch our annual Advent Calendar Contest!

Watch out every day for our posts on all our Social Media outlets (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook page & group) and our Gallery and give us your best guesses about the context of the picture: is it a screencap from one of his TV shows or movies? Is it a promo still from a play? Or was it taken at an event?

Drop us an e-mail if you know the answer (or comment the Social Media post)!

You can participate every day, every guess (even if you guessed wrong!) will enter your name to the draw. Winners will be drawn at random on 1 January 2020!

  • 1st Prize: Our exclusive Andrew Gower 2020 calendar (not available in shops!)
  • 2nd Prize: Our exclusive Andrew Gower Fan Postcards! (you can choose between 3 different designs)
  • Special Award: The person with the most correct guesses will receive the honorary title as “Andrew Gower Fan of the Year”!

Absolutely prizeless, of course, is the fun you will have participating in this contest!

Good luck everyone! πŸ€

 

Announcing our Advent Calendar Contest 2019!

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It’s that time of year again!

Starting next Sunday, 1 December, we are counting down the days to the winter holidays with our traditional Advent Calendar contest.

There will be 24 pictures from Andrew Gower‘s career – past, present and future – that will be posted on all our Social Media outlets, on Twitter, Facebook (Page and Group), Instagram and in our Gallery on 24 consecutive days leading up to Christmas Eve.

All “days” will be posted at 12pm (CET) on Social Media and uploaded to our Gallery soon after.

To enter the contest and win one of our exclusive prizes, including the highly prestigious title as “Andrew Gower Fan of the Year”, you need to do the following:

  • Like the picture and comment with your guess of the context (what TV show, movie, event is it from?)
  • Alternatively – if you don’t have a Social Media account – you can simply e-mail us.

As an example, have a look at our past Advent Calendars 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Every honest guess (whether correct or not) will enter your name to the drawing pot from which winners will be chosen on 1 January 2020. One guess per day and person only, but you can guess every day which will increase your chances to win.

(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!)

 

Happy 30th Birthday, Andrew!

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Happy Birthday, Andrew!

Dear Andrew

On your 30th birthday, we wish you all the best, happiness and good health. May your day be as wonderful as you are, may you be showered with birthday love as you deserve, and may only bright things come your way in the future!

We also wanted to take the opportunity to THANK YOU for all the joy you bring us with your talent and dedication to your work. We love watching you “do your thing” – which you do so exceptionally well – and we’re grateful for the ample opportunities we had for it this year.

We look forward to seeing more of you in the future on screen (and maybe on stage?). Whatever you choose to do, we know it will be great!

We love you and will always be

Your most loyal Fans

 

30 Facts about Andrew Gower

In the run-up to Andrew Gower‘s 30th birthday on 8 November we tweeted a “30 Facts about Andrew Gower” countdown. In case you missed some of them (or would like to read them again) Here is the complete countdown again with some trivia that you may or may not know about him yet. Enjoy!

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1. Andrew Gower was born in Aintree, a small villiage near Liverpool, which makes him a true Scouser (Scouse is the dialect spoken in/around Liverpool).

2. Scouse is also a type of lamb or beef stew popular in the Liverpool region and (in variations) in countries around the North Sea. Think lapskaus in Norway, lapskojs in Sweden, skipperlabskovs in Denmark, and Labskaus in northern Germany.

3. He dreamed about becoming a professional football player when he was younger. He still occassionally plays with his team FC Beaujolais or for charity. Our #ManOfTheMatch!

4. The “love of his life” is his favourite football team, Everton. #COYB

5. If he could choose a super power, he’d want the ability to fly. We’re sure that can be arranged in a future film, TV show or play!

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6. Music was his first love. He’s a self-proclaimed “obsessed” Beatles fan and would love to play John Lennon one day.

7. He was 15 when he formed his band Emerson with some friends and played gigs in NW England, most notably in the famous Cavern Club (where The Beatles also regularly played in their early years) in Liverpool.

8. Andrew Gower graduated from the Oxford School of Drama and was awarded the prestigious Spotlight Prize in 2010.

9. His Spotlight award winning performance was a monologue from the play Me, As a Penguin by English playwright Tom Wells.

10. He appeared with fellow OSD student Nell Hudson (Outlander‘s Laoghaire) in the school’s production of After The Fall by Arthur Miller.

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11. In May 2010 he appeared in the play “Once Upon a General Election” directed by none other than Fleabag‘s Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

12. He had a small part in Jon Stewart‘s film Rosewater, alongside Gael GarcΓ­a Bernal and Claire Foy.

13. Short films can be little gems of cinematography. One of them is Manjinder Virk‘s Out Of Darkness in which Andrew Gower appeared alongside Tom Hiddleston (among others). If you haven’t yet, you need to watch it!

14. The Gower Peninsula is a popular holiday destination in Wales, there’s a Gower Street in London and one in Los Angeles, but there’s no connection between them or our Andrew Gower.

15. He has played two medical professionals in his career so far: trainee surgeon Andrew Mullery (Monroe) & notable Dr Victor Frankenstein (Frankenstein’s Wedding)

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16. He does intense research when creating his characters, and even his baddie characters have a human side that makes the audience feel and root for them. #TeamEzra #TeamCutler

17. In preparation for his first professional role as trainee surgeon Andrew Mullery on medical drama Monroe, Andrew Gower watched two coronary artery bypass surgeries while standing next to the actual surgeons.

18. So far almost all his characters have had either weird love lives or creative deaths – or both. Only The Village‘s Gilbert Hankin enjoyed some kind of Happy End.

19. Five of his characters died a total of 7 deaths (6 of them on screen). None of them died of natural causes. He was shot (twice), stabbed, choked, bled and clubbed to death (twice). Ouch!

20. He played 2 supernatural characters in his career so far: a vampire (Being Human‘s Nick Cutler) and a zombie (Misfits‘ Jake), both of them back-to-back in 2012.

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21. History vs. Fiction: He’s played 6 real life figures so far: Roman emperor Caligula, The White Queen‘s Lord Strange, Outlander‘s Bonnie Prince Charlie, Poldark‘s James Hadfield and musician Tommy Quickly.

22. As Bonnie Prince Charlie he muttered his (in)famous catchphrase “Mark Me” only 17 times in 9 of his 10 Outlander episodes, so less than twice per episode.

23. Carnival Row is the first time he’s acted in a fantasy setting. His other projects are split evenly between historical (12) and contemporary (12).

24. Andrew Gower is without doubt our favourite, but what are some of his? His favourite ice-cream is pistachio, his favourite comfort food is cereal and he loves the rice pudding his mom used to make for him when he was a kid.

25. Not surprisingly, he has also worked as a voice actor, taking part in two radio plays for BBC Radio 4 and lending his distinctive voice to cartoon character Mudlark in The Tall Tales Of Urchin.

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26. The radio play Dark Visions: Speak references George Orwell’s 1984. Andrew Gower gave is London West End debut in a theatre adaption of the famous dystopian novel in 2016.

27. His favourite films are Back To The Future parts 1 and 2 (not 3!) (Wooohoo time travel!). However, despite being a Brit, he’s never seen an episode of Doctor Who. Shocking, we know…

28. His Black Mirror episode “Crocodile” filmed in Iceland during the largest snowfall in 40 years while Carnival Row filmed in Prague during the Beast From The East. Sweden (for short film Ark) looks rather snowy, too!

29. Miss Scarlet And The Duke will be the second time he dives into the world of 19th century crime solving after playing the great detective Sherlock Holmes on Murdoch Mysteries.

30. He turns 30 years old on 8 November 2019! Happy birthday, Andrew Gower!

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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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 ❀️!

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 birthday 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 pictures 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!

#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!

 

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to all our ghouls and boos! πŸ‘» We hope you’re having a spooktacular day!!! πŸŽƒ (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 Gower‘s past projects with supernatural themes.

Our picks are as follows: Continue reading “Happy Halloween!”

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!

 

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)Β  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!

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!

 

 

 

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!

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! πŸ€žπŸ€

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!

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:

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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!

Murdoch Mysteries Petition

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If you loved Andrew’s performance as David Kingsley/ Sherlock Holmes as much as we did, we’d appreciate it if you’d consider signing our petition.

Even if it might not sway the Murdoch Mysteries‘s producers and writers to actually bring him back (one can still hope!), it will show Andrew our support and appreciation of his work.

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> > > Sign the petition here! < < <