Jun04 2017

Ed in White Gold BBC Trailer

Jun04 2017

White Gold interview: Ed Westwick on new BBC sitcom role, ‘It woke me up’

“It woke me up,” Ed Westwick says, a note of reflection in his voice. “The tone of it, where it was set. It was completely different from anything I’d been reading.”

Any fresh talent signing on to a successful TV show must learn to embrace it all, both the glories and the curses. And, though Westwick’s stint on Gossip Girl as troubled rich boy Chuck Bass made his face instantly recognisable to the public, what most saw was not Ed Westwick, but the character they had grown so attached to.

Making that next step, the escape from the frustration of typecasting, is always a tricky manoeuvre; yet Westwick may have struck gold with his latest project. White Gold, to be more precise: the new BBC Two series from The Inbetweeners co-creator Damon Beesley, in which Westwick plays Vincent, a cocky salesman fronting a double-glazing showroom in early ’80s Essex.

New E4 comedy to see an Inbetweeners reunion
“It excited me,” he says of the opportunity. “I just clicked with it, you know?”

It’s a move that has plunged Westwick, more used to dramas like J. Edgar and 2013’s Romeo & Juliet, into the very centre of the British comedy scene. In White Gold he shares the screen with James Buckley and Joe Thomas of Inbetweeners fame. However, it’s a transition he found surprisingly easy.

“It was really welcoming,” he enthuses. “I think a lot of the crew had worked with Damon and Joe and James on the Inbetweeners, so people aren’t necessarily trying to figure out how everyone works all the time. I was probably the only new person there. I just kind of rolled with it.”

He largely credits, too, Beesley’s own work as a major factor in both his initial interest in the show and in his later ease into the role. “Damon’s so tender and warm,” he says. “And so smart as well. The way that Damon writes, his wit, is how me and my friends speak.”

“[The show] wasn’t too far from my sense of comedy. And it does have a quite dramatic arc through the whole series. You’re really taken into these people’s lives and some of the behaviour that goes on, and the consequences of that behaviour. It makes for stuff that’s not funny.”

In fact, what’s so immediately striking about White Gold, especially to those familiar with the teenage antics of The Inbetweeners, is the sobriety of Beesley’s new project.

Though sitcoms centered on male companions who riff with and bully each other, yet remain bonded for life, can prove surprisingly accurate portraits of masculinity, White Gold sees Beesley delve into the masculine culture with a far greater complexity than before.

This is a show ostensibly about, as Westwick hesitatingly tells me, the world of the “man’s man… this testosterone-filled kind of guy”. He hesitates over the words “man’s man”, since, in his opinion, it “makes men sound like they’re all rooting for a dickhead, when they’re not.”

Westwick’s conflict over the term seems to stem from the fact Vincent’s portrayal is far from straightforward; it’s an attempt to create a fuller portrait of that hyper ’80s masculinity, which tussles always with the appeal of swaggering confidence, and the toxic extremes it brings.

“One of the key things was to make Vincent likable,” he explains. “So that you wanted to tune in each week and root for him, because if you didn’t, then it would fall apart.”

“He’s a smart guy who, deep down, loves his famil. His ambition comes from wanting to provide a better life for them. So his fundamental motivation is a good thing.”

“Yes, his tactics are bad at times, and the thing is he doesn’t get away with a lot of his behaviour,” he continues. “He is punished or knocked back. And then, at the very end of the series, he literally loses his ability to sell, because he’s fucked everything up and he’s going to lose his family.”

“You see that he’s not bulletproof. And he needs to fix it. You’re on a journey with him. He’s someone trying to make amends for what he’s done and he just about pulls it off.”

‘White Gold’ airs Wednesday’s at 10pm on BBC Two and the full series is available on BBC iPlayer. The DVD is released on 3 July

Source: Independant

Jan15 2017

Ed at the Winter TCA Tour 2017 for Snatch – January 13, 2017

Ed attended the Winter TCA Tour two days after Leighton did for Making History. Ed was present to promote his new mini series Snatch. The trailer was also released this weekend!

Gallery Link:
Public Appearances > 2017 > 2017 WINTER TCA TOUR – DAY 9 – JANUARY 13, 2017

Jan14 2017

See Rupert Grint and Ed Westwick Play Gun-toting Criminals in the First Trailer for Crackle’s Snatch

Rupert Grint is trading his wand for a menacing, real-life weapon.

The Harry Potter alum is starring in Crackle’s new 10-episode crime series, Snatch.

Based loosely on the 2000 Brad Pitt and Jason Statham film of the same name, Snatch follows a group of young hustlers whose serendipitous discovery of a truck of gold bars leads them into the dangerous London crime underworld.

In the exclusive first trailer from the series, Grint – who portrays Charlie Cavendish – plots, plans and narrowly avoids getting shot by a gun-toting Ed Westwick.

The one-hour series also features Skins‘ Luke Pasqualino, Scream Queens‘ Lucien Laviscount and Doctor Who star Dougray Scott.

Alex De Rakoff is Snatch‘s executive producer, as well as writer and showrunner.

Snatch will be available to stream free on Crackle starting March 16.

Source: People

Jan09 2017

Ed’s ‘The Crash’ Movie Trailer

Ed’s movie A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island is now called The Crash and will is set for a limited release, this Friday, January 13th! Here is the trailer and the press release! Ed’s in the trailer btw ;)!

THE CRASH opens in theaters and on VOD January 13, 2017. The political thriller, directed by Aram Rapport, stars Dianna Agron, Minnie Driver, Frank Grillo, John Leguizamo, Maggie Q, AnnaSophia Robb, Mary McCormack, Ed Westwick, Andrew James Allen and Christopher McDonald

Set in the future when the US economy is on the brink of yet another massive financial crisis, The Crash tells the story of Guy Clifton, a federally-indicted stock trader, who is secretly enlisted by the federal government to help thwart a cyber-attack aimed at the US stock markets – an attack that could permanently cripple the economy.

Our ‘richer than God’ protagonist is charged with assembling a team capable of running the government’s top secret ‘shadow stock exchange’ in an attempt to keep the markets from mass panic in the event the cyber-hijack is successful. Having only ever been fueled by his love of money, Guy fully intends to use his insider knowledge of this world catastrophe for personal gain until he unearths the organization behind the attack and discovers its motives. For the first time in his life, Guy is challenged to make decisions not only for himself, but also for the good of his country – decisions that are rooted in morality rather than dollar signs.

This fast-paced, save-the-world thriller is a story of redemption that also challenges the audience to question if their money is safe, and if so, for how long.

Dec04 2016

Ed at the National Youth Theatre Diamond Anniversary Reception

Ed attended the National Youth Theatre Diamond Anniversary Reception At Buckingham Palace Hosted By HRH The Earl Of Wessex on November 17 in London! Looking very dapper!



Aug23 2016

Snatch: Rupert Grint, Dougray Scott, Ed Westwick Join New Crackle Drama Series

This just in! A Drama Series with two of my faves, Ed Westwick and Rupert Grint, very awesome!!

Rupert Grint is coming to the small screen. Today, Crackle announced the Harry Potter star has been cast in their upcoming series Snatch.

Based on the 2001 film, the drama “centers on a group of twenty-something, up and coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime.”

Grint will star alongside Dougray Scott and Ed Westwick. Nick Renton is slated to direct the series, which will premiere in 2017.

CULVER CITY, Calif. (August 22, 2016) – Crackle, Sony’s streaming network, today announced that Rupert Grint, most known for his role as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise, will star in the network’s new scripted drama series, “Snatch,” based on the wildly popular movie of the same name. Grint, who most recently was seen on Broadway opposite Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane in “It’s Only a Play,” will play the dynamic, frustratingly chaotic and utterly posh, Charlie Cavendish, and will also serve as an executive producer. Additional cast includes Dougray Scott (“Fear The Walking Dead,” “Doctor Who”) as Vic Hill, and Ed Westwick (“Wicked City,” “Gossip Girl”) who will guest star as Sonny Castillo. Nick Renton (“The Musketeers,” “Jericho”) has signed on to direct the series which begins production next week in Manchester, England.

As previously announced at this year’s Upfront presentation, Crackle will carry the spirit of the setting in the original feature film, while creating a new world born from the original movie.

Inspired by a real life heist in London, “Snatch,” centers on a group of twenty-something, up and coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime. The boys must quickly learn to navigate the treacherous waters of London’s underworld as rogue cops, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains descend. The series will premiere in 2017 with 10 one hour episodes. Alex De Rakoff also serves as executive producer and Helen Flint produces for Little Island Productions.

Source: TV Series Finale

Aug16 2016

Candids Update – Ed / Leighton

Here are some missing candids from Ed and Leighton in July. It’s about time we see some pics of them again right! Sorry for the delay, I’ve been moving and it took up a lot of time! almost done now 😉

Gallery Links:
Candids > 2016 Candids >
July 6, 2016
Candids > 2016 Candids > July 15, 2016
Candids > 2016 Candids > July 15, 2016
Candids > 2016 Candids > July 20, 2016

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