Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 10:52 am | 0 Comments |
Amazon has announced that season 5 of Ripper Street will be the show’s last. Matt Lewis joined the show for it’s 4th season and is currently filming the fifth and final. Ripper Street got it’s start on BBC and, when it was cancelled after two seasons, Amazon picked it up for what will be three more. The show has NOT been cancelled, they have just finished the story they wanted to tell so there is no need for further seasons.
In the final season, writer Richard Warlow shows how, as the Victorian age comes to a close, the police officers of H Division attempt to maintain law and order on the streets of Whitechapel. Joseph Mawle (“In the Heart of the Sea”) rejoins the series as the feared Detective Inspector Jedediah Shine, intent on a mission of revenge after last being seen in the season two finale when Inspector Reid (Matthew Macfadyen, “The Enfield Haunting”) plotted with Drake (Jerome Flynn, “Game of Thrones”) to take Shine’s life.
Season four, which launched exclusively for Prime Members in the U.K. in January, saw David Threlfall (“Shameless”), Matthew Lewis (“Happy Valley”) and David Warner (“Titanic,” “Planet of the Apes”) appear alongside series regulars Macfadyen, Flynn, MyAnna Buring (“The Twilight Saga”) and Adam Rothenberg (“The Immigrant”).
Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11:06 am | 0 Comments |
A couple more interviews have been released by MTV UK and Radio Times. While speaking to MTV, he talks about the show as well as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Radio Times chats with him about Ripper Street and Happy Valley. Apparently the crew for Happy Valley loved his moustache from Ripper Street so much they asked him to keep it for their show.
“They saw the moustache and said, ‘That’s perfect, keep that’. I was like, ‘Thanks guys, I have to wear this for the next four months – my sex offender moustache.'”
Friday, January 15, 2016 at 2:00 am | 0 Comments |
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.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 10:14 am | 0 Comments |
Buzzfeed has shared a fun new interview with Matthew Lewis this morning. They ask him 39 seemingly random questions but we love hearing these facts about Matt. Definitely one of the more fun interviews from his Ripper Street promotion. A few of his answers may be read below:
Your biggest pet peeve? I’ve got quite a few actually. People who leave a bit of tea at the bottom of a mug. That pisses me off. Just drink the whole damn thing. What is wrong with you? Because when I go and put it in the dishwasher it goes everywhere and that does my head in. Drink the whole thing. I made it for you, drink it.
Favourite dance move? I can’t dance to save my life. I can’t name dance moves.
If so, what [have you stolen from a set?] [Laughs] Oh no, I knew that was coming! How long have you got? I’ve got the whole Neville outfit from the final [Harry Potter] film. The trousers and the shirt and the cardigan, sort of covered in blood and burn marks and stuff. They know I’ve got it now, but I did steal it – with the help of a costume dresser. We worked together and we smuggled it out of the building.
Funniest story from the Ripper Street set? Man, they’re a funny bunch of guys. There’s some good stuff that’s happened. One of the things that I did personally, a friend of mine called Jake, who was in this show, there was a point at which he was a corpse and he’s laid out on this slab, he’s all decked out to look like a dead body. And so we recreated that scene from Friends with Jean-Claude Van Damme and Joey, you know when he’s like [puts on accent] “This man is dying!” So we did that whole scene and then we put the cloth over his head and did the “This man is dead.” I’m not going to show it to you but we filmed it. That was a funny day.
Favourite joke? The price of Velcro’s going up. It’s a rip-off.
What’s your life motto? When I was younger it used to be “everything happens for a reason”, but as I’ve got older that seems to mean less to me. I don’t believe in fate, I don’t think our lives are predestined. I think that we achieve things by putting ourselves in positions to achieve things, whether that’s through learning or being positive. I try to take an outlook on life where good shit doesn’t just happen to people. People who get themselves out there and want to experience and say yes, they’re the people who experience these opportunities and stuff. So it’s a bit wanky, but I guess it’s kind of the idea that we make our own luck. We’re only here once, so it’s what we make of it. No one’s going to do it for us.
Monday, January 11, 2016 at 1:16 pm | 0 Comments |
The promotional tour for Ripper Street series 4 continues. Today What’s on TV have shared a new interview with Matthew where he talks about his role in the 4th series of Ripper Street. Ripper Street will begin streaming on Amazon Prime UK this Friday, January 15th. He is joined in the interview by Adam Rothenberg who plays Captain/Dr. Homer Jackson. They discuss stunts, Matt’s mustache and filming in Dublin. Matthew also hints at filming again.
While describing Sergeant Drummond Matt says;
“Sergeant Samuel Drummond is a new desk sergeant at the new police station and he is basically part of a new generation of police officer who are involved with a lot more of the science and technological side of modern day policing. So he’s in control of the telegram, the micro reader and the telephone systems and makes sure everyone uses these new ideas that are supposed to make the Met much more effiecient. But he’s also got a lot to learn, he’s just out of police academy or whatever, he’s a bit green.”
Update: In another new interview, this time with TalkSport, Matthew confirms that he will start filming the 5th series of Ripper Street next week. He also talks about Rugby League and his career since Harry Potter. To listen, visit this link, click 15:00-15:30 on the right of the player and then skip to 20:19. Some snippets may be read below. If anyone transcribes the full interview, feel free to send it in!
Matt: I joined as a new desk sergeant and it’s more of the same [as series 1-3], it’s about the comings and goings of people around East London in 1897. Queen Victoria’s Jubilee.
talkSPORT: So have you had to change your look?
Matt: The reason I’ve got this big beard is because we start filming on season 5 in about a week and my character has a big mustache and sideburns and a horrific center parting.
talkSPORT: So you grow the beard and you take the beard off at the last minute?
Matt: Exactly. So I’m going to have that for four months and I’m basically repellant to women so I have the beard for as long as possible.
talkSPORT: You’re a new generation cop, so you’re kind of the modern hero.
Matt: My character Sergeant Drummond, he’s basically just joined in the last few months before the series starts and he’s kind of this new generation who’s very interested in modern technology so we get a telephone for the first time in the police station and that’s kind of Drummond’s baby and he teaches everyone how to use it. Everyone’s so used to running up and down stairs and getting young boys to relay messages and Drummond’s like “use the telephone.”