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Monday, October 28, 2013 at 5:45 am | 0 Comments |
Last month we reported that Matthew would be filming a project for BBC in South Africa. And today we can finally reveal: Matt has confirmed to us that he will be starring in Season 2 of Bluestone 42 on BBC Three as Corporal Gordon House, an ammunition technician. A photo of Matthew in costume may be seen in the gallery! The show, which was renewed in April, follows a British bomb disposal detachment serving in Afghanistan and features a group of soldiers who really enjoy being soldiers. The series was carefully researched and informed by serving and former members of the armed forces and military experts. Mark Freeland, Head of BBC:
In-house Comedy is at its best when we try extraordinary and slightly scary things. I believe Bluestone 42 is both. We tried to excite audiences, as well as respect the subject matter and those in conflict. The team cannot wait to pick up this challenge again.“
If you want to catch up with the show, you can watch Season 1 on iTunes. Links to purchase may be found on BBC’s website.
UPDATE: According to the BBC,
Lewis plays ammunition technician Gordon House, nicknamed Towerblock, a smart and affable butcher’s son from Leeds with a penchant for danger.
Lewis said: “I’m really excited to be joining the cast of Bluestone 42. I watched the first series and remember thinking that I’d love to be part of a show like that. It’s a comedy and it aims to make people laugh but it’s not trivialised. The issues that are dealt with are serious issues.
“I’m playing Corporal Gordon House who is effectively Captain Medhurst’s number two. He’s a Yorkshireman with a bit of a class chip on his shoulder, but he’s a great bloke and a very good soldier. He’s a lad and loves getting stuck in with the banter – especially giving Medhurst stick for being a posh public schoolboy.”
Executive producer Stephen McCrum says: “We’re thrilled that Matthew Lewis, star of Harry Potter, the most successful British franchise of all time, is to join the cast of Bluestone 42 in his comedy debut. Matthew is a wonderful talent and we are delighted he will be part of this incredibly exciting second series, joining Nick Medhurst (Oli Chris) and the team in Afghanistan in the search for better food, more dangerous home-made games and, oh yes, the fight against IEDs.”
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Friday, October 25, 2013 at 3:17 pm | 0 Comments |
We have some more Sweet Shop news for you this afternoon. The winners for the London International Film Festival have been revealed and The Sweet Shop picked up an award! They won for Best Editing For A Feature Film. Congratulations to Phil White who was the editor on the film. As of today, you can watch the film On Demand.
The film follows the story of a rock star (Seb Hurtado) that returns to the village where he grew up when his estranged Mother dies. He finds many of his childhood friends – including local Sweet Shop owner Katie Powell (Gemma Atkinson) – have never left.
Friday, October 25, 2013 at 9:02 am | 1 Comment |
The Sweet Shop, a movie Matthew filmed way back in 2010 has finally been released for pubic viewing via Vimeo on Demand! It is rentable worldwide for $1.49 (stay tuned for a way to win a special code!) There are even a bunch of special features, including interviews with Matthew, available for viewing on the page. The film was shown at last week’s London Film Festival and was well received.
For those of you that have since forgotten the story line, below is a synopsis:
Despite his rock star status, the break up of Jarvis Marshall’s band has caused him to face a loss of direction, as well as the loss of his family. In need of salvation, Jarvis discovers inspiration with the help of Katie Powell, a childhood friend from the village where he grew up.
Now running her grandfather’s sweet shop, Katie’s passion for life is reignited with the return of her former crush. However, their obvious connection is threatened when Katie discovers that Jarvis is no longer the boy she once idolised.
Determined to uncover her old friend, Katie reminds Jarvis who he used to be. Meanwhile, Jarvis’ supermodel girlfriend, Simone, hires a reporter to sabotage the blossoming relationship. With the help of Katie’s jealous ex- boyfriend, Simone resorts to deceit and lies in order to keep Jarvis from Katie, but she soon discovers that she can’t stand in the way of their feelings.
The Sweet Shop is an alternative but touching take on the traditional romantic comedy, following two old friends as they face their pasts in order to look to the future. Starring Matthew Lewis (from the Harry Potter franchise), Gemma Atkinson (Hollyoaks, 13Hrs, How to Stop being a Loser), Susan Hoecke (Reef Doctors, Storm of Love).
Friday, October 4, 2013 at 10:02 am | 0 Comments |
A video of Matthew at last weekend’s Great Yorkshire Run has surfaced on YouTube and may be watched below. Remember, you can still donate to Matt’s charity page to help his team reach their goal!
Monday, September 30, 2013 at 11:14 am | 0 Comments |
HeyUGuys have posted a new interview with Matthew Lewis and his The Rise co-stars, Luke Treadaway and Gerard Kearns, about the film. The interview is posted in conversation style and may be read in full, here.
Was there much conversation on set about heist films?
ML: It’s weird, because I don’t feel like it’s a heist film.
Luke Treadaway: That’s how it’s been sold.
ML: Someone was talking about it being a heist film, and people say “what is it?” what am I going to say? “it’s a heist film”, but it’s about the four lads, and that’s what all the conversations that I had were about. It was about the relationship between the four guys, which I feel is the most important thing in the whole picture, and the heist thing is just the backbone that carries it on.
LT: Gerard’s character got to do some of the most heist – you were there for all the fire stuff.
Gerard Kearns: I got set on fire.
LT: And all the tunnels and stuff like that. I didn’t do much heist-y stuff.
GK: You measured the vault. We had to do that, that was a bit heist-y. Irwan got to use a sniper rifle.
LT: The crossbow. And he had to pull himself through roofs and stuff.
GK: That was heist-y.
ML: He dropped through the skylight, didn’t he.
LT: I think the most heist-y thing I did was time you welding something to a thing with a stopwatch.
ML: I climbed a ladder. That was pretty cool.
LT: I threw a brick through a window.
ML: Well, you tried to throw a brick through a window.
LT: They managed to convince a local shop owner – it had a small crack, and he needed a new window – to let us throw a brick through his window one night for a scene. And it was the scene where Matt was up a ladder, fixing the security alarm.
ML: The guy neglected to tell anyone that it was security glass.
LT: So we were there, huge build-up obviously, a lot of rehearsals. “We’ve only got one shot at this guys” I’m like, “don’t mess it up, don’t mess it up,”. I’m there working on my arms beforehand so I can aim it really well. And then I went for it. Threw it, and it literally bounced off.
GK: So what did you do?
LT: Threw it another ten times.
ML: Stu [Stuart Bentley – the Director of Photography] made it work. Somehow. We did it about ten times, and the guy , after the first take was like, “I were gonna say it’s not gonna break”. Cheers pal.
LT: But that was funny.
GK: Is Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels a heist film?
GK: I loved Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. I thought it was a great heist film… Is crime heist? What are the rules? We need boundaries
ML: You’ve got to rob something that’s difficult to rob, like steal a jewel or rob a bank.
LT: You’ve got to make a plan, you’ve got to have architectural plans of a building.
ML: You need blueprints, a montage, a getaway driver
GK: The usual suspects, is that [a heist]?