Joseph Gilgun Network

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Welcome to Joseph Gilgun Network! You may know Joe from This Is England, Misfits and more. You can catch Joe appearing in upcoming titles such as Pride, This Is England '90 and Enemy of Man. Here you will find all the latest news/updates on Joe's career, a comprehensive photo gallery and don't forget to check out our growing video archive. Enjoy your stay!
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Superteen angst and awkward super spies are features in the new seasons of the U.K. hit series MISFITS and SPY, coming to the U.S. exclusively on Hulu and Hulu Plus. “Misfits” returns for its fourth season on October 28 and “Spy” season two launches on October 30.

“Misfits:” Episodes of the cult favorite series kick off each week beginning Sunday, Oct.28 with exciting new characters and powers. Now in its fourth season, the comedic ensemble about young offenders struck with extraordinary super powers during an electrical storm has quickly become one of the most popular Hulu Exclusive Series on the service. For the first time, Hulu, the first U.S. home to the sci-fi series, will exclusively premiere episodes in the U.S. immediately after episodes air in the U.K. The fourth season of “Misfits” sees the return of Curtis (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett), Rudy (Joseph Gilgun) and Seth (Matthew McNulty), and new heroes, Jess (Karla Crome) and Finn (Nathan McMullen). All eight episodes will be available on Dec. 17.

“Spy:” The odd duo of hapless single father Tim (BAFTA winner Darren Boyd) and his precocious son Marcus (Jude Wright) return to Hulu on Tuesday Oct. 30 with the second season of the critically acclaimed comedy, “Spy.” In the new season, Tim continues to struggle balancing his secret identity as an MI5 agent with his chaotic domestic life. Tim has already proven he can survive divorce and secret service life, but can he ever win the love and respect of his son? All 11 episodes will be available exclusively on Hulu and Hulu Plus on Jan. 18, 2013.

Fans can catch up on all previous seasons of “Misfits” and “Spy” now on Hulu and Hulu Plus.

http://www.hulu.com/misfits

http://www.hulu.com/spy

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Source (BroadwayWorld.com)

 

After a career-defining role as Woody in This Is England, former Emmerdale star Joe Gilgun has recently enjoyed success as Rudy in Channel 4’s Misfits, playing a young offender with supernatural powers. ShortList got the straight-shooting 28-year-old actor on the phone to talk about Series 4 of Misfits, his pet parrot Ian and why he prefers a caravan in the woods to the set of a Hollywood blockbuster…

We’re excited about the new series of Misfits. What can we expect from it?

There are new characters, but there’s no change in the style of the show. It’s still bloody hilarious and frightening.

It’s your second year on Misfits. Do you feel like part of the family now?

Jokingly, they referred to me as “new boy”. I got bullied a little bit, but not in a nasty way. I remember Lauren [Socha, who plays Kelly Bailey] saying, “Let’s all have a group hug.” When I piled in she went, “Original cast members only!”

Do all the cast live in a big house while you’re shooting?

I lived in a caravan on the site where we filmed. I’ve actually got a caravan in the woods as well. It’s a Tornado Extra Large and it’s got the worst décor ever. It’s hard work if you need a crap but I’ve got my own bog roll. I’m like a non-committal, drug-addled Ray Mears…

What everyday superpower would you like?

A reefer that never stopped smoking. I’d like to roll a joint that never ends.

You’re in good company – Seth Rogen’s view is that smoking a joint is part of the creative process…

It’s mine as well, to be honest. I chuff an awful lot of it and I find it helps me immensely.

You appeared in a Hollywood blockbuster (Lockout), do you feel the pressure now?

Doing alreet, aren’t I? It’s mad. The pressure mounts up as you do better. I don’t know how to say this without sounding like a tw*t, but I don’t ever want to let anyone down. I’m a lucky lad, but I’m not Brad Pitt. I don’t go out choosing what I want to do.

What’s been the weirdest effect of fame?

Somebody is pretending to be me on Twitter. It p*sses me right off. I don’t want to get it taken down in case he’s f*ckin’ bedridden. If this person is lonely, I don’t want to f*cking ruin it for him. I’m saying he, but it could be she. They should stop pretending to be me and be their own funny self.

What’s the last thing they did that made you laugh?

They really lay on the accent. “I’m reet fed up of this filming, me. I reet wish I were back whit me mum ‘n’ dad eatin’ Lancashire ’otpot, smoking a f*cking pipe whit me big textural jumper.” Copying my colloquialisms – if that’s what you call it.

We know Shane Meadows is deep into his Stone Roses doc, but is there any word on This Is England ’90?

I don’t bother Shane. He’s a family man. The last thing he needs is some gobsh*te actor waffling about what he’s up to. I think he’s waiting for us to mature physically. I’m sure we’ll do a new one, but I think he’s waiting so you can visibly see there’s been a change.

How’s your pet parrot?

Ian? He’s really behaving, he’s done really well for this chat… Now he’s just started gobbing off. He’s not allowed on set. He flew off, the tw*t. As time’s gone on he’s become more volatile. But he’s genuinely friggin’ hilarious.

Back to Lockout, what was Guy Pearce like to work with?

Awesome. He was quite an intense man. Filming in Serbia was brilliant. We drank the whole bar out of this Serbian liqueur and… Hang on, sorry – me mum’s wheeling the f*ckin’ parrot through as we speak…

Will he sing for us?

No, he’s probably going to start gobbing. [Holds phone away from ear] Mum! I’m doing a piggin’ interview! F*ckin ShortList are on’t phone, you daft bugger! Christ on a friggin’ bike. Anyway, where were we?

What do you want to do next?

A job. Of any description. I’ve no work on, I want to buy a house, I’ve got tax to pay. I’ve got a mother to sort out and a parrot to feed.

Misfits returns to E4 in late October

 

 

Source (ShortList.Com / Joe Gilgun Army)

Misfits producer Matt Strevens has hinted at a “bromance” for Rudy (Joseph Gilgun) in the next series.

Rudy will develop an “odd couple” relationship with new series regular Finn (Nathan McMullen), Strevens told SFX.
“We’ve upped the humor a little bit more, because as we were writing and as we cast we realized the dynamic between Joe Gilgun and Nathan McMullen… has turned into a sort of a bromance,” he explained. “They wind each other up, but they kind of love each other at the same time.”

Strevens also revealed that Finn – who has telekinetic powers – is hiding “a dark secret” from the show’s other characters.
“[That’s] revealed at the end of episode one, and then that plays into episode two,” he confirmed. “His secret informs who he is.”
Series four of Misfits – written by creator Howard Overman and Jon Brown (Fresh Meat) – will air on Channel 4 in late 2012.

The new Misfits team will face threats including “a six-foot killer rabbit” and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in eight 60-minute episodes.

Source (Digital Spy)

Set in the near future, Lockout follows ex-government agent, Snow (Pearce), who is falsely convicted of espionage and murder, whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President’s daughter (Grace) from the vicious rioting inmates in the outer space maximum security prison, MS-One.
Capturing everything that was great about 80s action movie cinema and updating it with modern-day CGI, Lockout is essentially Die Hard on a space prison. It is not a film to be taken seriously. It is most definitely a throwaway popcorn action flick featuring a wise-cracking hero, gloriously over the top villains and a completely ridiculous premise. In short, it’s awesome!

Guy Pearce, who seems to be carving a niche for himself in sci-fi, what with this and Prometheus, makes for a compelling action hero – his character quips his way through each and every scene as only the best movie badasses can, with each quip seemingly funnier than the last. Meanwhile Maggie Grace who, to be honest, was one of the most unlikeable characters on TV’s Lost, managed to win me over as the President’s kidnapped daughter, holding her own against Pearce’s Snow come the films conclusion. Of the films villains, it’s former Emmerdale actor Joseph Gilgun (aka Eli Dingle) who’s the real standout. His skinny, tattooed and disfigured appearance, married with a frankly twisted performance makes his prisoner one of the creepiest villains to grace the silver screen in quite some time.
Not everything about Lockout was amazing however. Sadly the film is let down by the CGI in some sequences, most notably the motorcycle chase in the films opening; and the CG in final space shoot-out looked like it had stepped out an episode of the 90s TV series Space: Above and Beyond. However poor CG or no, the film makes for a riotous cinematic experience and will no doubt fare much better on DVD and Blu-ray than it did in the cinema – this is the quintessential “beer and pizza” flick and as such will definitely find a place in my collection now it’s available to buy.

Lockout is released on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday August 20th, courtesy of Entertainment in Video

Source (Blogomatic300.Com)

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