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.

1984’s Andrew Gower on Coping with Rats, Big Brother & on Getting His Teeth Into Being Human

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Theatre.com talked to Andrew Gower about playing the lead in 1984 and his time as Cutler on Being Human.

You graduated from drama school [the Oxford School of Drama] six years ago but are only now making your West End debut.
Yeah, which is funny because when I left drama school, I always envisaged that my career would be on stage; I never saw it going down the route of TV and film, so for this to be only my third theater job and in something so incredible and illustrious is really amazing.

Read the full interview here.

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

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According to Access Hollywood Andrew Gower 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 Caligula 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)

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!

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You can also read it here

Mark Gatiss interview

Mark Gatiss has been interviewed by EW.com about the finale of Being Human season 4, “War Child”. It’s a great little interview, made all the better by the question about the trailer:

Can you explain why he’s rubbing Cutler’s face in the preview?
Because I wanted to. I said to Andrew [Gower], “I just got an idea. I should run my hand down your face and stick my finger into your mouth. Is that alright?” And he said, “Yeah, whatever you like.” So I did it. What I like about it is it’s so invasive. First of all, he has those filthy fingernails. I thought, he regards this man as less than the dirt on his shoes and he should just show it. It’s also slightly pervy. I enjoyed that.

You can watch said scene here:

Hmmmmm….

Toby Whithouse talks Cutler

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EW.com have published an interview with Being Human executive producer Toby Whithouse about Being Human episode 4×07 “Making History”, a very Cutler-centric episode.

Does Cutler have any humanity left in him?
From the moment that he sees his wife killed, that’s it. It’s been interesting to look at the reactions to him on online. I’m very pleased to see that Cutler has a lot of fans. There are also quite a lot of people who are hoping that there is a bit of decency left in him and that he will redeem himself. That’s something Andrew [Gower] imbued in the character, because it wasn’t on the page. That people are having questions about him is a testament to his performance, because in my mind, the best way of telling if Cutler is lying is if his lips are moving.

Read the full interview here.

There’s also a lovely, spoilery review of the episode on the Independent website, full of gushing praise for Andrew Gower. And another gushing review on Cultfix, this time spoiler free.

The Cutler Movie

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If you miss everyone’s favourite vampire solicitor “Cutler, Nick Cutler” as much as we do, you might enjoy The Cutler Movie which recently appeared on YouTube.

It’s a complilation of all of Andrew Gower‘s scenes from season 4 of British cult TV show Being Human and it works amazingly well as a standalone. So even if you’re new to the world of Being Human, you might enjoy this one.

Huge thanks to YouTube user Speakhurst for providing us with this! Continue reading “The Cutler Movie”

Q&A with Toby Whithouse

The BBC‘s Being Human blog has posted the results of a fan Q&A with Toby Whithouse. Several of the questions involved Cutler’s (Andrew Gower) character and his subsequent demise, for example:

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However, it’s the revelation that we won’t see Cutler again that is the most shocking…

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We live in hope that…

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Read the full Q&A here.

Being Human 4×08 The War Child

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Being Human 4×08 The War Child

In the last episode of Being Human’s 4th season, the Old Ones, an elite group of extremely powerful, older vampires, have finally arrived in Barry Island. Their leader is Mr Snow (Mark Gatiss), an ancient, over 3000 year old vampire, who is less than impressed by the welcome the only vampire left standing, Cutler (Andrew Gower), can present him with.

In flash forwards, we get glimpses of the world, 10 years into the future with “War Child” Eve as a young girl, who is hunted by vampires. In present time, the gang at Honolulu Heights – Hal (Damien Molony), Alex (Kate Bracken), Tom (Michael Socha)  and Annie (Lenora Crichlow) – are making plans to stop the Old Ones from taking over the world, when an unexpected visitors comes knocking at their door.

Humiliated and disappointed, Cutler has had enough of his species and is determined to take his revenge on them. He will do whatever it takes to be remembered in history as the one who ended all vampires and fulfilled the prophecy of the War Child, whose true meaning was revealed to him by Mr Snow himself.

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Being Human: Behind the Scenes 4×07

Another YouTube clip from the BBC, this time looking behind the scenes at the Nightclub in episode 7 of Being Human. Bizarrely, considering this is such a big Cutler moment, we only see Andrew Gower right at the very end, but it’s still worth a watch to see how the scene was put together.

Being Human 4×07 Making History

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Being Human 4×07 Making History

In this Cutler (Andrew Gower) centric episode, viewers finally learn about Cutler’s backstory and who his mysterious maker is. In flashbacks we can see a still human Cutler visiting none other than Hal Yorke (Damien Molony) in jail, who has been arrested for “illegal gambling and dog fights”. Hal wants to hire Cutler as his new legal representative and turns him into a vampire.

Cutler struggles at first with his new life, finding it particularly hard to kill people, especially his human wife Rachel (Natalie Burt). Cutler’s addiction for blood is overpoweringly strong and so Hal decides it is time to take some drastic measures to show Cutler his old, human life is over and to “burn his bridges”.

In present time, Hal pays a visit to the vampires at Stoker’s Warehouse and is surprised to see Cutler there who seems overjoyed that his maker is still alive. When Cutler offers him blood, Hal leaves horrified, but returns later to find out more about Cutler’s plans. This time he accepts Cutler’s offer to earn his trust.

In the meantime, Cutler has taken Tom (Michael Socha) under his wings and convinced him to do him one last favour: to use his werewolf form at the next full moon to attack the Old Ones in a confined space, after they have arrived in Barry Island. However, it wouldn’t be Cutler, if there weren’t more to the story…

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Being Human 4×06 Puppy Love

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Being Human 4×06 Puppy Love

The video, Cutler (Andrew Gower) uploaded on YouTube of the werewolves Tom (Michael Socha) and George (Russel Tovey) transforming at the full moon, is started to get attention. While most people believe it to be fake, it brings the young female werewolf Allison (Ellie Kendrick) into town where she encounters Hal (Damien Molony) and Tom.

Together the two young werewolves try to find out who is behind the leaked video footage. They come across Golda (Amanda Abbington), a new vampire in town, who has made it clear to Cutler that she is in charge now. When Tom and Allison reach a dead end with their investigation, they visit Cutler in his office who sees his opportunity to get rid of two problems at once.

Before the big showdown, Tom convinces Hal to go on a double date with him, Allison and a Scottish girl named Alex (Kate Bracken), a customer at the cafe. This is Hal’s first date in over half a century and Hal struggles to keep his bloodlust under control when Alex invites him to kiss her.

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Being Human 4×05 Hold the Front Page

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Being Human 4×05 Hold the Front Page

Cutler (Andrew Gower) continues his plan to expose werewolves as the big threat to human kind and in his determintaion he does not even shy away from manual labour. He personally drags bodies in the woods surrounding Barry Island and prepares them with a garden claw to make them look like they were attacked by a large animal – or a wolf.

“Teenaged” vampire Adam (Craig Roberts) returns to Honolulu Heights as he and his new lover, middle-aged school-mistress Yvonne Bradshaw (Selina Griffiths), are being chased by the press. Unfortunately one of the journalists, Pete Travis (Sacha Dhawan), is able to snag a picture of Adam – but it turns out to be empty.

With further evidence in hand, Pete pays a visit to a  solicitor – Cutler – and reveals to him that he has proof that vampires exist and that someone – “husbands, fathers, wives, sons, daughters, judges, police… solicitors” – is covering things up. Cutler sees his chance to enlist Pete’s help with his own plans and follows him to his hotel room.

Meanwhile Yvonne Bradshaw proves to be a whole new challenge to the male occupants at Honolulu Heights as her own supernatural powers of a special kind are causing havoc with their emotions.

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Being Human 4×04 A Spectre Calls

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Being Human 4×04 A Spectre Calls

The new supernatural trio at Honolulu Heights – ghost Annie, werewolf Tom and vampire Hal – are still trying to settle into a new routine when they are visited by a seemingly charistmatic ghost from the 70s called Kirby (James Lance). Everyone seems to be quite taken by the new addition but it soon becomes clear that Kirby has his own agenda.

Hal follows up on a newspaper article about the Box Tunnel Massacre and comes across coroner Dr Wilson (Lucy Robinson), whose report confirms that the victims were killed by Jason Healey – a human scapegoat for the real killer, vampire John Mitchell (Aidan Turner).

Back at the B&B, the situation between Hal, Annie and Tom escalates due to Kirby’s cunning manipulations. Eventually, Tom runs off and gets into trouble for letting off some steam. At the police station he receives help from an unlikely source and we also meet the vampire blackmailing coroner Wilson into altering her report…

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Being Human 4×02 Being Human 1955

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Being Human 4×02 Being Human 1955

After Griffin’s “proper death” at the end of episode 1, the vampires are yet again without a leader, and a new supernatural trio – ghost Pearl (Tamla Kari), werewolf Leo (Louis Mahoney) and vampire Hal (Damien Molony) – show up at Honolulu Heights, which causes friction with the current occupants.

Cutler (Andrew Gower) continues to work on his plan to reveal the existance of vampires and werewolves to humanity. He has brought a focus group, which appears to consist largely of homeless people, to Stoker’s warehouse and shows them the video of werewolves George and Tom changing at the full moon.

Before he can collect their surveys, however, he is distracted by fellow vampire Fergus (Anthony Flanagan) and his “war council” who have a slightly different approach to how things should be handled (and by who) in the future.

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