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In another new interview promoting Ripper Street, which begins streaming on Amazon Prime UK today, Matthew talks about the show as well as trying to get a role in Game of Thrones. We would totally be up for that! There are a few characters who haven’t yet appeared on the show that he would be great for. Who wants to start the petition?
“I just worked with Emilia Clarke, she was like, ‘They’re going to be doing some new casting.’ I was like, ‘Right, well, why don’t you tell them I’m free and I can come and do it.’
“I’ve seen a bit of the first season and a bit of the second, and I’ve read all the books, so I’m a big fan of the story. I’d definitely jump at a chance to be involved in that.
“I’d get to do my own accent, which is always nice, and it’s fun. I know a few people on it and it sounds like the most amazing fun—swords, shields, riding on horseback. What an era to throw yourself into!”
As a fan of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice novels, who could Matthew, 26, see himself playing? “The series is now ahead of the books so everyone’s been cast,” he says.
“My favourite character actually was Bronn when I read the books. I said that to Jerome when we first started shooting [Ripper Street], ‘Before we start, Ripper Street’s great, mate, but the way you play Bronn is absolutely identical to how I imagined it.’
For his role in Ripper Street, Matthew had to do a Cockney accent. Speaking to Yahoo UK:
“It’s weird. I went in for the meeting and he’s a Whitechapel lad, so they said, ‘Can you do it in a cockney accent?’ I go, ‘I dunno, I can give it a go, I’ve got enough black cabs in my time.’ Then I got the part and was like, ‘So the accent was fine?’ And they said, ‘Yeah.’
“On set I told the director, ‘If it goes all Dick Van Dyke you’re going to have to tell me’, because I just don’t know. The worst thing would be to watch it on Amazon and it be dreadful.”
He also spoke to Yahoo UK about the possibility of a Bluestone 42 film. He says he would definitely be interested if there was story to tell. He wouldn’t want to do a film just for the sake of making a film.
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Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 12:17 pm | 0 Comments |
Great news for Bluestone 42 fans who don’t own the series on DVD yet: Bluestone 42: The Complete Collection will be available on November 16th. The set is available on Amazon.co.uk for £34.99 and includes all three series of the show plus the Christmas special. You can also order Series 3 separately for £14.99 on Amazon.co.uk.
Unfortunately the set is Region 2, as it’s from the UK, so fans in the US and other countries may not be able to play the DVD if they have a region specific DVD/Blu-Ray player.
Thanks AccioMDL for the tip!
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 2:09 pm | 0 Comments |
Bluestone 42 is officially not returning for a fourth series. James Cary and Richard Hurst made the announcement on Sitcom Geek. While we here at Matthew-Lewis.com are sad that the show will not be returning for more hijinks, we can be glad to know that it helped entertain those men and women fighting to protect us.
UK fans can purchase the first two series on DVD over at Amazon [Bluestone 42 Series 1; Bluestone 42 Series 2]. Fans in the US who haven’t seen it yet can watch the first two seasons of the show on Hulu Plus. The first season can be watched without a Plus account.
The full statement can be read below:
Bluestone 42: Over and Out
Statement from James Cary and Richard Hurst, Creators/Writers of Bluestone 42
We’re sad to announce that Bluestone 42 will not be returning for a fourth series. Overall, it was felt that the show had run its course, with the return of the troops from Afghanistan, and the move of BBC3 to an online platform.
Bluestone 42 ran for 21 episodes over three series, was critically well-received, and was repeated on BBC1 and BBC2.
Its most recent series achieved higher audience figures than the first two, with a total of over two million viewers tuning in on average each week.
The Army – in particular XI EOD, the Royal Logistics Corps bomb disposal regiment – took the show and the characters to their hearts and assisted us greatly in creating a show that valued accuracy as much as comedy. Cpl Daniel Whittingham, interviewed in The Guardian, said “People who aren’t in the military might think comedy isn’t the best way to show what war is like. I disagree, and most soldiers I know think Bluestone 42 is spot-on, too.”
We were also proud that many of the cast raised money several times for the Felix Fund, the bomb disposal charity.
We would like to thank BBC3 for backing the show in the first place, and giving us the creative freedom to pursue our vision for the first comedy set during a war that was still being fought.
We are also very grateful for a superb cast and crew both in UK and South Africa who worked with professionalism, resilience and good humour throughout the process, especially on some very demanding filming days in very hot weather with some very tight budgets. And around some very loud bangs. Everyone can be proud of what we achieved together.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 1:55 pm | 0 Comments |
Fans in the US will recall that last year Bluestone 42 Series 1 was added to Hulu. Matthew’s character, Towerblock, does not feature in the first series, but Hulu has just added series 2 to their offerings! You can watch both series 1 and 2 on Hulu Plus, which is $7.99 a month. Towerblock joins Bluestone 42 in Season 1, Episode 9 – the Christmas Special.