Sad news for those of us who were looking forward to this.
With every show that gets picked up by a major network, there are a dozen that never see the light of day. This past week we told you about the acquisitions made by Fox and NBC, but now we have a story from the flipside.
ABC has decided to pass on the supernatural soap opera, Gothica. It’s a real shame too, because there seemed to be some good vibes surrounding the pilot. Plus the synopsis sounded fun:
Grace Van Helsing (Janet Montgomery), is a Pulitzer prize winning journalist from New York who takes over her family’s hometown newspaper. Dorian Gray (Chris Egan) provides her with the $20 million she needs to retain control of the paper, and she was romantically involved with Victor Frankenstein (Tom Ellis) years ago.
The series would’ve also included other literary monsters like Dracula and Dr. Jekyl. It just sounds like something that would’ve been my next favorite guilty pleasure. Ah well, there’s always hope that the series can find life somewhere else.
By Hev on May 03, 13 • Categories: Gallery Updates • Comments: 0
Screencaptures have been added from Tom’s appearance in two episodes of The Catherine Tate Show, in which he played D.S Sam Speed in a Life on Mars parody!
On Screen > 2006 – The Catherine Tate Show
By Hev on Apr 29, 13 • Categories: Site Updates • Comments: 0
With a huge thank you to Amanda of Battle Hymn Designs, we now have a gorgeous new layout!
Featuring my favourite photoshoot of Tom, I felt it was time for a bit of a change! Yes, using the same photoshoot, but it gives the site a wonderful new look! I hope you all like it as much as I do!
More updates will be coming soon, including captures from Tom’s role of DS Sam Speed in The Catherine Tate Show!
By Hev on Apr 24, 13 • Categories: Gallery Updates • Comments: 0
The latest episode of Once Upon A Time aired on Sunday, and it featured Tom as Robin Hood! Screencaptures have been added to the gallery – it was great to see Tom featuring in the hit US show!
Mr. Gold enlists the aid of David to help him try to jog Belle’s now cursed memories and get her to love him again; and when it is revealed that the magic beans Anton and the dwarves have been harvesting have begun to grow and could possibly transport everybody home, Emma is torn over whether she would want to live in fairytale land or stay in our world. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Rumplestiltskin forces Belle to accompany him on a hunt to kill a thief, whom she had freed in the name of mercy.
On Screen > 2013 – Once Upon A Time
Also, we now have a Twitter account! Follow us @tomellisonline for our latest updates!
By Hev on Apr 06, 13 • Categories: Gallery Updates • Comments: 0
In 2010, Tom starred in BBC Drama series Accused (written by highly acclaimed Jimmy McGovern). He starred in “Liam’s Story”, opposite Andy Serkis (LOTR), Neve McIntosh (Doctor Who) and Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch). Screencaptures have been added to the gallery!
Liam, a taxi driver, stands accused of a terrible crime. As he begins the long walk back to the courtroom to hear the jury’s verdict we see the obsession that led him to this crime of passion.
On Screen > 2010 – Accused (Liam’s Story) > Screencaptures
By Hev on Mar 25, 13 • Categories: Article - Project News • Comments: 0
Tom Ellis is joining the cast of Once Upon a Time.
The identity of Ellis’s character was immediately revealed in a first look TV spot for the ABC fantasy drama which aired on Sunday (March 24).
Miranda and The Fades star Ellis will make his series debut as outlaw Robin Hood in the next new episode of Once Upon a Time’s second season, which is due to air on April 21 in the US.
The actor was recently cast as Victor Frankenstein in ABC’s new fantasy pilot Gothica, billed as a “gothic soap” weaving together the mythology and stories of classic literary figures such as Frankenstein, Dracula and Dorian Gray.
Chris Egan (Home and Away), Janet Montgomery, Melissa George and Seth Gabel will star in Gothica alongside Ellis.
Once Upon a Time airs on Sundays at 8/7c on ABC in the US. Season two is expected to begin airing on Channel 5 in the UK later this year.
By Hev on Mar 25, 13 • Categories: Gallery Updates • Comments: 0
I’ve now added the screencaptures from the remaining 3 episodes of Monday Monday! A rather fine series, a shame it wasn’t renewed for a second!
On Screen > 2009 – Monday Monday
By Hev on Mar 16, 13 • Categories: Gallery Updates • Comments: 0
I’ve been busy making screencaptures from some of Tom’s older projects – up first, I’ve added screencaptures from the first 4 episodes from his role in ITV drama “Monday Monday” – description below;
Set in the head office of a supermarket chain called Butterworth’s, Monday Monday is a modern comedy drama about a group of workers rising to the challenge of relocating to Leeds in a world of thrusting new management and where the PAs rule the roost.
On Screen > 2009 – Monday Monday
Screencaptures from the final 3 episodes will be added shortly
By Hev on Feb 23, 13 • Categories: Article - Project News • Comments: 0
Tom Ellis, best known as Miranda Hart’s love interest in her BBC1 sitcom Miranda, has been cast as Dr Victor Frankenstein in ABC pilot Gothica. The modern day tale brings together iconic characters from gothic literature, also including Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde and Dorian Gray.
Gothica will see the troubled Dr Frankenstein, based on Mary Shelley’s classic creation, running a hospital while conducting research aimed at returning his recently deceased daughter to life. Ellis will star alongside Beauty and the Beast’s Chris Egan, who plays a wealthy playboy inspired by Oscar Wilde’s perpetually youthful Dorian Gray. An actress is yet to be cast as the third lead, Grace Van Helsing, Frankenstein’s former love interest and part of the Van Helsing vampire-hunting dynasty.
Miranda’s soppy chef may seem an odd choice to play the dark Dr Frankenstein, but Tom Ellis has turned his hand to the supernatural before, in BBC3′s The Fades and BBC1 ghost story The Secret of Crickley Hall.
And if the premise of Gothica sounds eerily familiar, it could be because it shares striking similarities to upcoming Showtime project Penny Dreadful. The series, executive produced by Skyfall director Sam Mendes, features many of the same characters, although in a Victorian rather than modern-day setting.