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Gunpowder Cast Additions

The BBC has found its Guy Fawkes. RadioTimes.com can reveal that actor Tom Cullen – known to Downton Abbey fans as Lady Mary’s unsuccessful suitor Viscount Gillingham – has been cast as the 17th century conspirator in BBC1’s new drama series Gunpowder. He will star alongside Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington, who has already been confirmed in the role of Robert Catesby, the mastermind of the plot to blow up Parliament.

However we can also reveal other new castings. Broadchurch star Shaun Dooley plays Sir William Wade, Lieutenant of The Tower and Cecil’s right hand man, with some light relief possibly coming from comic actors David Bamber as the Earl of Northumberland and Kevin Eldon as Sir Joseph Hawksworth.
Also cast is Wolf Hall actor Edward Holcroft as Catesby’s friend and co-plotter Thomas Wintour, and Robert Emms as Father Gerard, a firebrand young priest. Derek Riddell has been cast as King James I of England, with EastEnders actress Sian Webber playing Catholic sympathiser Lady Dorothy Dibdale. Spanish actor Pedro Casablanc plays the Constable of Castille, who was involved in the conspiracy.

The three-part drama will focus on Catesby, the 30-year-old Warwickshire gentleman who masterminded the failed assassination attempt on King James.  A committed Catholic in Protestant England, the drama will portray his struggles to bring up his young son in an increasingly intolerant society, having recently lost both his wife and father. He is angered by the suffering of his fellow Catholics, despite the pleas of Jesuit Father Garnet (played by Top of the Lake actor Peter Mullan) for peaceful protest.

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New Project: Gunpowder + Filming News
Categories Gunpowder News Projects

New Project: Gunpowder + Filming News

After reading several rumours surrounding Gunpowder it has been confirmed it will begin filming in Hull on Monday. It will be produced by Kudos Films and Television along with Kit and Dans company Thriker Films with the BBC acquiring the distributing rights. According to IMDb Kit will also be an executive producer on the project. No other details regarding filming locations or casting have been released.
Edit; Digital Spy and Radio Times are reporting that Mark Gatiss (Chief Robert Cecil), Liv Tyler (Anne Vaux) and Peter Mullan (Father Garnet) have signed on to the three-part series and they have also mentioned that Kit will be playing his descendant Robert Catesby.

A BBC drama starring Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington will begin filming in Beverley on Monday. Gunpowder, a one-off film about Guy Fawkes and his infamous plot to blow up Parliament in 1605, will shoot scenes at the town’s Minster next week

Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington has been confirmed to star in a new drama series about the infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605, telling the little-known story of the real brains behind the operation: Robert Catesby.
Harington had been rumoured to be working on an adaptation of the story a few months ago, with the actor having previously revealed that he was descended from Catesby and that he had an interest in bringing his ancestor’s story to the screen. While the 5th of November has long been known as Guy Fawkes Day and celebrated with bonfires, fireworks and effigies, the three-part drama will reveal how it wasn’t all about Guy Fawkes and his tunnels under Parliament. Instead, we meet Catesby, the 30-year-old Warwickshire gentleman who masterminded the failed assassination attempt on King James.

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Categories Movie News The Death and Life of John F Donovan

Jacob Tremblay joins The Death and Life of John F Donovan

Jacob Tremblay has joined the cast of Xavier Dolan’s drama “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan” with shooting underway in Montreal. Tremblay will star alongside Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates.
Principal photography will continue in Prague, the U.K. and New York. “John F. Donovan” stars Harington an American TV star in his late twenties and his correspondence with a young actor-to-be, played by Tremblay, who is living with his mother (Portman) in England. Their lives take dramatic turns when the existence of their pen pal relationship is publicly exposed, sending Donovan in a downfall.
Seville International is handling international sales of the film in all media around the world, with the exception of France where the producers and Seville International jointly sold the rights to Mars Films, and in the U.S., where the film is being jointly handled by CAA.

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Categories Gallery Magazine Scans Press Archive

Elle USA, February 2017

Kit has done his first interview of the year with Elle USA and the digital scan can be found in the gallery and will be typed up in due course. At the end of 2016 I added lots of other missing scans to the gallery with more coming shortly. As you are all aware Kit is currently in Iceland filming Game of Thrones hence why things have been slightly quiet of late. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years holiday

Kit in 2016
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Kit in 2016

I have decided to start off something new here at KHO where you can find a review of everything Kit has done during the year. It wasn’t until I began to do this when it actually hit me just how busy he has been and how much the site has covered.
It has seen Kit return to the West End stage and more drama than you could shake a stick at in Game of Thrones (The review for this won’t be spoiler free with regards to the latest season so continue reading at your own discretion) He also begun filming Xavier Dolans The Death and Life of John F. Donovan with production on hiatus until next year with the film expected for release some time in 2018. If you wish to bypass the year in review click here (it is rather long) to be taken straight to the sites favourite moments but if you want to read the entire thing it continues below the cut

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Happy 30th Birthday Kit!
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Happy 30th Birthday Kit!

Today our favourite glorious ray of sunshine is celebrating his 30th birthday. I hope he has a wonderful day and gets lots of attention this year. Monitored comments are turned off for today so you can post your birthday wish below

Categories Gallery Photoshoots

Session 070 Outtakes

I have added the newly released outtakes from Kits session with his cousin Laurent for The Sunday Times to the gallery. In case I don’t get chance to make anymore updates I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with whomever you are spending it with