The Rake: Photo Spread and Interview

 

 

The Rake magazine has featured Tom in it's October issue with a pretty spectacular array of photos of Tom wearing a variety of gorgeous suits and one beautiful cashmere turtleneck, as well as an interview. This may be Tom's first published interview in quite some time, and it's been even longer for a photoshoot, but this certainly makes up for that in spades. Additional images are in the galleries.

It's a short but excellent interview. The journalist, Ed Cummings, realizes quite soon what we already know -- that Tom "is about as charming as they come." He proceeds to query Tom about dropping out of drama school, his background being brought up in the London suburbs, and a bit about his stint in the play Posh. In the years since Sleepy Hollow, Tom has taken only a couple of well chosen roles, so it is interesting that he mentions in the interview that there was a point that he considered moving beyond acting. Luckily he re-discovered the joy of acting while playing the villain in a Restoration Comedy, of all things. Thank heavens for Fainall.

The Rake is available now on newstands in the UK, and will soon be available in the US (check out your local Barnes and Noble). The digital version is available now from Zinio.

 

Photos by Pip

Watchmen: Screening and Panel at NYCC

 

A group of very appreciative fans got to screen the first episode of Watchmen last Friday at New York Comic Con, yours truly included. The room was filled to capacity, and gave an extremely enthusiastic ovation to the show and to the panel of folks from the show who chatted about it afterwards. Damon Lindelof, director/EP Nicole Kassell and cast members Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Louis Gossett Jr., and Hong Chau were on hand to answer questions about how they all were cast in their roles and what relationship, if any, they all had to the source material. Co-Creator of the original graphic novel, Dave Gibbons, also made an appearance, putting his seal of approval on the show.

Watchmen's presence was very much felt throughout the Con, with billboards outside the venue, a Watchmen lounge in which weary Con attendees could rest, charge their devices and be surrounded by Watchmen branding, an after party where signature drinks were served, a DJ did their thing on top of a Night Owl ship replica and Watchmen Swatches were the swag for departing guests, and even signs for the restroom were branded with the Watchmen squid.

No spoilers here about the show, but Tom was certainly in it in a pretty surprising way. Let's just say his scenes generated more questions than answers, and it's going to be a lot of fun getting to the bottom of it all.

Watchmen premieres on HBO on Sunday, October 20th at 9pm.

 

Watchmen: Premiere Date Set

Thanks to cast member Adelynn Spoon spotting it in TV Guide, we finally know that Watchmen will be premiering on HBO on Sunday, October 20th at 9pm. Set those DVR's!

 

 

 

 

Four Weddings and a Funeral: Hulu Series Premieres

 

 

The first four episodes of Four Weddings and a Funeral are now available on Hulu. Not really a remake, the 10 episode series from Mindy Kaling was more inspired by the classic British rom com. It's got beautiful London scenery, amazing fashion, meet cutes, breakups, and of course, Tom. He plays Quentin, posh, layabout husband to Ainsley's (Rebecca Rittenhouse) 2nd best friend, Gemma (Zoe Boyle). Quentin is loaded - usually in both senses of the word - but no less charming for it. Tom's exquisite comic timing is on full display.

New episodes will be available every Wednesday on Hulu through the end of the series.

 

Photo by Jay Maidment/Hulu