The third Quirke episode, the one that finally features Colin Morgan has two promo clips for watching! RTÉ One has set up the site finally with actual summaries and photos. I have not watched the first two episodes despite wishing I could, but have no access to the show here in America.
Summary for Elegy For April:
A year has passed since the end of Silver Swan. Quirke is fighting a battle with grief and drink – and losing heavily – while Phoebe is forging a new life for herself with the help of a group of oddly assorted friends.
Phoebe is worried that her friend April hasn’t been heard from in over a week. Lonely and desperate for deeper connections in her life, Phoebe asks Quirke for help, and Quirke, eager to reconnect with his daughter and to keep his own demons at bay is quick to give it.
As Quirke begins to investigate, April’s well connected family close ranks and Quirke finds himself alone in pursuit of the missing girl and involved in a world where race and class determine who the spotlight shines on and who is left alone.
Anyone have somewhere I can watch this show legally, please let me know. I really want to watch it. Colin Morgan and Gabriel Byrne on screen together, yes please!
Quirke episode 3 will air on March 2nd at 9:30 PM on RTÉ One.
So yeah, back when I posted this photo of Colin Morgan from RankinPhotography, let’s just say my mind was in shock. The man who-used-to-be-a-boy-wizard grew up fantastically! He’s always been a bit of a looker, but Hunger Magazine has tapped into his masculine, dapper side and… HIS FACE. THE WAY THAT SUIT LOOKS FITTED ON HIM. What?!
My mouth is not hanging open… nope… nope… nope… brain implosion imminent.
And this one, his face is perfection. Okay? Just no words:
There’s no interview yet! Or video, but promises have been made and tweeted so anyone know how legally binding that written word is? I promise you though, I will post those as soon as my eyes spy one beautiful guy.
FINALLY! Can I just say it’s been too long coming for these promo stills from Quirke. I know, they released a trailer to the public and gave us an air date, so why am I complaining? Quirke even has a DVD release for the UK. Except we American Colin Morgan fans have nothing right now, and these few images is all we have to tide us over until news of Quirke reaching our side of the pond comes out.
The first episode of Quirke is set to air on February 16th on RTÉ One. The trailer is below for your convenience:
In the UK, the DVD comes out April 28th from Amazon.com UK but not until June 30th from the BBC Shop. So glad to know that Morgan’s next project, A Testament of Youth, will be produced by David Heyman and Rosie Alison of Heyday Films. Shooting starts on March 16th in the UK and maybe will guarantee that BBC Films releases it to an American audience too.
Wow, those Merlin blokes and ladies sure found other places to showcase their talents and long-running roles too. From Colin Morgan to Tom Hopper to Katie McGrath… wizard, witch and knights will, have been gracing televisions around the globe. The only person MIA so far since Merlin is Bradley James.
Colin Morgan, our favorite Irishman – okay mine at least – has gone from Quirke, The Tempest and Mojo (theater) to head back on-screen with A Testament of Youth, a WWI biopic of pacifist Vera Brittain’s early years. (x) James Kent is directing with primary actors joining Morgan are Alicia Vikander, Kit Harrington, Taron Egerton, and Alexandra Roach.
Also, have you seen this video, with a quick clip of Colin Morgan for his Hunger shoot?
Tom Hopper joined Black Sails and it was renewed for a second season already by Starz. He also, finished shooting on Northmen: A Viking Saga. He says, he has no set plans except marrying his girlfriend of five years after season two wraps. (x)
Eoin Macken was cast as TC Callahan in Night Shift, a NBC show expected soon, although iMDB has no titles or specific credits yet. It is featured on its own page under the NBC umbrella HERE.
Katie McGrath discovered a biting wit on Dracula. It is wild seeing her blonde when she is so magnificent as a dark-haired Irishwoman. However, she’s a lively addition to the heavy drama of the supernatural show.
Angel Coulby stole the spotlight on Starz’s Dancing on the Edge. Beautiful, sexy and mesmerizing with her divine singing voice, Coulby showed off her multi-talents among a huge lot of famous faces: Anthony Head, John Goodman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode and Jacqueline Bisset. She was next seen in The Tunnel and can be heard on Thunderbirds Are Go!
Santiago Cabrera went onto Dexter and Falcon and a multitude of small roles before landing Aramis in The Musketeers. One of the small amount of shows, not even finished with their first season, that BBC has renewed for a second season. It also features Peter Capaldi who will be the next Doctor on Doctor Who. (x)
Check out this trailer of the show… it’s loads of fun:
So hey, Bradley James, I’d love to report your next project. Can you get on that please? Although there have been fan sitings of him, visiting all his old friends from Merlin and especially making a point to go see Colin Morgan in both of his theater productions.
The Mojo revival on London Broadway – at the Harold Pinter Theatre has enjoyed a huge success and critical acclaim in large part thanks to its phenomenal cast — Ben Whishaw, Colin Morgan, Daniel Mays, Brendan Coyle, Rupert Grint and Thom Rhys Harries.
Mojo centers on gangsterly goings-on in Soho’s sleazy Atlantic Club. It’s summer 1958. Would-be rock ‘n’ roll star Silver Johnny is heading fameward, and his manager Ezra, who also owns the Atlantic Club, is protecting his protégé from the amorous advances of creepy local gangster/entrepreneur Sam Ross. Unfortunately for Ezra, Ross has determined that the only way to remove the opposition involves sawing Ezra in half, kidnapping Silver Johnny and throwing the fate of the Atlantic Club to the lions.
And Mojo closes for good in two days, February 8th, 2014.
However, for those of us who could not make it over the Atlantic to see this amazing play in person, we have to settle for watching Ben Whishaw dance his way into our hearts in this Years & Years video for their single ‘Real’.