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Torchwood: Children Of Earth Photos

July 26, 2009
NOW that Torchwood: Children Of Earth has aired on both sides of the pond, thought I’d share with all my readers the remaining press photos that I did not use with my previous Torchwood entries. Enjoy!
Jack (John Barrowman) falls for a trap set by Dr. Rupesh Patanjali (Rik Makarem). Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) falls for a trap set by Dr. Rupesh Patanjali (Rik Makarem). Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

 

Government civil servant Bridget Hastings (Susan Brown, center) tries to make sense out of the chaos unfolding around her. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Government civil servant Bridget Hastings (Susan Brown, center) tries to make sense out of the chaos unfolding around her. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

The new "temp," Lois Habiba (Cush Jumbo) becomes one of Torchwood's most trusted allies against the threat of the 456. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

The new "temp," Lois Habiba (Cush Jumbo) becomes one of Torchwood's most trusted allies against the threat of the 456. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

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Johnson (Liz May Brice) is charged with eliminating Torchwood. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

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Gwen (Eve Myles) has a chat with prospective Torchwood candidate Dr. Rupesh Patanjali. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

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Ianto (Gareth David-Lloyd) and Rhys (Kai Owen) create a diversion! Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Ianto, Gwen and Jack settle into their new base of operations - the Hub 2. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Ianto, Gwen and Jack settle into their new base of operations - the Hub 2. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

 

Jack "borrows" some transport! Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Jack "borrows" some transport! Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Ianto and Jack come face-to-face with the 456. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Ianto and Jack come face-to-face with the 456. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

 

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Jack hopes Gwen can carry out what looks like his final order from him to her. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

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Gwen tries to stop the government from taking Ianto's niece and nephew along with their friends. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Gwen watches as the children around her "transmit" a message to the 456. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Gwen watches as the children around her "transmit" a message to the 456. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Jack has no choice but to use the children of Earth to fight back against the 456, but at what cost? Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Jack has no choice but to use the children of Earth to fight back against the 456, but at what cost? Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

As noted above, all photos courtesy of and copyright of the BBC, so please no unauthorized copying r duplicating of any kind. Thanks!

Eve Myles Talks About Torchwood: Children Of Earth

July 14, 2009
Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

SPOILER ALERT!! – Continuing the Q & A leading up to the BBC America broadcast of Torchwood: Children Of Earth (July 20th @ 9 p.m. EST/PST). The show’s leading lady, Eve Myles, who plays Gwen Cooper, sits down for a chat.

Eve Myles landed her dream role in 2006, when she was given the part of feisty Gwen Cooper in Torchwood, which Russell T. Davies created especially for her.

EVE MYLES – I was so excited when I got the scripts. It’s a five-hour psychological action-packed thriller. With a movie, you’re looking at maybe 90 minutes of action, but with this new series of Torchwood, we’ve got five hours. It’s an event. It’s not just the third series, where everybody is used to what Torchwood is, this series will actually terrify people.

For Eve, the new series and the single storyline across all five episodes felt like the right evolution for Torchwood.

EM – We’ve tipped the series on its head and given people a whole new format. It’s a completely different style of Torchwood, and is exactly what we should have done. It feels brand new all over again. It’s exciting and it’s positive.

Gwen and Dr. Rupesh Patanjali (Rik Makarem) are on the run in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Gwen and Dr. Rupesh Patanjali (Rik Makarem) are on the run in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Of Gwen’s role in the team she says:

EM – Gwen is still the heart and emotion of Torchwood, but she also realizes the responsibility she has as a member of the team. Everybody’s got to lose something to gain something, and as harsh as Gwen comes across sometimes, if she wasn’t, people would die. She’s got a huge responsibility on her shoulders. A few years ago she was working as a young police woman in Cardiff. A couple of years later, here she is saving the world with Captain Jack (John Barrowman). One way or the another something has to give.

Viewers will see Gwen forge a close relationship with Clem, played by Paul Copley – the survivor of an horrific ordeal who is still haunted by his past. The scenes Eve Myles filmed with him proved to be a major highlight for the actress.

EM – He’s absolutely fantastic. I was completely overwhelmed – he’s so right for the character. Gwen inevitably becomes his guardian because that’s what Gwen does – she’s Torchwood’s social worker. She’s a social worker who can run and fight and stand in her own corner and win. With Clem, she has this incredible desire to protect him. She’s his protector and he’s the key to what’s going on.

Paul Copley as Clem in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Paul Copley as Clem in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

In contrast to the tender moments of some of the scenes she filmed, there was still plenty of high-octane action for Eve – a self-confessed adrenalin junkie. Of the action-packed scenes, Eve Myles says:

EM – It’s the best part of the job for me. It’s the only job where you can really push yourself. We’ve got the most amazing team – you know you’re in safe hands. You go through things a thousand times before it ever happens. In rehearsals, you don’t have the pyrotechnics, you don’t have the explosions – so when you actually do the take, you get the realness of it – it’s all genuine. It’s real shock, fear – every kind of emotion you can think of that would come if you were really caught up in that. I’m an adrenalin junkie, so it’s the perfect job for me.

But for Eve, the adrenalin-fuelled action is on the back burner as she is five months pregnant. Having just completed filming for the new BBC One drama Framed, in which she stars opposite Trevor Eve, she is now taking time out to concentrate on her pregnancy.

EM – I’m not working now until the baby is born. I’ve worked continuously recently, but now it’s my time to concentrate on the baby.

Eve Myles with her co-stars Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones) and John Barrowman in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Eve Myles with her co-stars Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones) and John Barrowman in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

As noted above, all photos courtesy of and copyright of the BBC, so please no copying or duplicating of any form. Thanks!

John Barrowman Talks About Torchwood: Children Of Earth

July 11, 2009
John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

SPOILER ALERT!! – Continuing the Q & A series leading up to the BBC America broadcast of Torchwood: Children Of Earth (July 20th @ 9 p.m. EST/PST). Today, John Barrowman a.k.a. Captain Jack, speaks!

As the future of the human race hangs in the balance, Torchwood faces death and destruction and battles to protect the human race. After the potentially apocalyptic encounter, will Torchwood and the human race ever be the same again?

JOHN BARROWMAN – Anybody who loves Science Fiction or a good drama will fall in love with Torchwood. It’s action-packed, it’s sexy, it’s exciting, it’s an emotional roller-coaster and you just want to sit back and get ready for the ride of your life.

Of the new format to this year’s series, John Barrowman says:

JB – It’s changed in the respect that in series one we were crawling, series two we were walking, and now in series three we’re running.

JB – We know what Torchwood is and we know what it’s about – it’s full of drama and action.

JB – This storyline is one of the darker Torchwood storylines. Every time you turn a corner you don’t know what’s going to happen. And when you watch episode one you’re going to want more and more and more.

Things go from bad to worse for Captain Jack (John Barrowman) in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Things go from bad to worse for Captain Jack (John Barrowman) in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

JB – You’ll learn a lot about the characters in ways that you’ve never known them before.

JB – If you like relationships then you’re going to see the difference in Jack’s and Ianto’s [Gareth David-Lloyd] relationship as well as Gwen’s [Eve Myles] and Rhys’ [Kai Owen] – but you’re also going to see the similarities.

JB – The characters have evolved in ways because we’re learning new things about them. It makes it really interesting for us to play as actors, and for the audience every episode will bring a new revelation.

Dr. Rupesh Patanjali (Rik Makarem) and Captain Jack team up to take on the alien threat in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Dr. Rupesh Patanjali (Rik Makarem) and Captain Jack team up to take on the alien threat in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

The new show format is also something John thinks will prove entertaining to the audience.

JB – I think the one storyline works perfectly for this series. It’s epic, it’s pacy.

The series will reveal that one of the Torchwood team is hiding a dark secret – a potential catalyst for even more action-packed drama.

JB – One of the team is hiding a secret that will be a revelation to a lot of people – not only to the viewers watching, but to the team itself. It will be very uncomfortable for the characters. And people watching it will question why they did it. Will they be able to understand why they did it! But as in all things Science Fiction, as a series, we can touch on subjects that are not touched upon in a number of other dramas.

Jack and Gwen (Eve Myles) try to figure out what has happened to Earth's children in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

Jack and Gwen (Eve Myles) try to figure out what has happened to Earth's children in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. Photo courtesy of and copyright of the BBC

The new threat faced by the team takes on a sinister theme, using the children of Earth as a conduit.

JB – Anything that involves children doing stuff they are not supposed to be doing is creepy. I let my parents watch episode one and two with me and I watched their reaction. Normally they would get up during a show to get a drink or go to the bathroom, but they didn’t move. My Mom and Dad – who are my biggest critics – were glued to the screen. We finished watching it and the following morning my Dad turned to me and asked, “When are we watching [episode] three?” If they don’t like something I do then they will say it. They absolutely loved this.

As noted above, all photos courtesy of and copyright of the BBC, so please no unauthorized copying or duplicating of any form. Thanks!