Donal Logue walks the GOTHAM beat – Interview

Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue in GOTHAM - Season 1 | ©2014 Fox/Michael Lavine

On Fox’s GOTHAM, Monday nights at 8 PM, we are in DC’s BATMAN universe. However, right now, Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) is still a youth who is only beginning to contemplate how he may fight crime in the city of his birth. For now, trying to uphold the law falls to Gotham City police detective Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie), an upright soul in the midst of profound corruption. A prime – albeit likable – example of this corruption can be found right at Gordon’s side in the person of his police partner Harvey Bullock, played by Donal Logue. Harvey has […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Franka Potente on COPPER Season 2

Franka Potente as Eva Heissen in COPPER - Season 2 | ©2013 BBC AMERICA/Cineflix (Copper 2) Inc./Steve Wilkie

COPPER, the first scripted series made specifically for BBC America, is now in its second season, Sunday nights at 10 PM. The series is set in New York’s dangerous Five Points neighborhood in the mid-1860s, while the Civil War still rages. Union Army veteran and Irish immigrant Kevin “Corky” Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) is now a member of the local police force, trying to keep order. Prussian immigrant Eva Heissen, played by Franka Potente, is a businesswoman who runs a brothel and is sometimes Corky’s lover, though lately she’s been dealing with the new power in town, Donal Logue’s character Brendan […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: COPPER executive producer Christina Wayne on Season 2

Tom Weston-Jones in COPPER - Season 2 | ©2013 BBC America/Cineflix (Copper) Inc./Steve Wilkie

BBC America’s COPPER begins its second season Sunday night, June 23, at 10 PM. Created by Will Rokos and Tom Fontana, who executive-produce with Barry Levinson, the series is set in the dangerous Five Points neighborhood of 1880s New York, where Civil War veteran Irish-American Kevin “Corky” Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) works as a police detective. Despite its East Coast U.S. setting, COPPER is actually made inToronto. Christina Wayne, another of COPPER’s executive producers, takes some time to talk about COPPER’s production origins and logistics. ASSIGNMENT X: Were you working with Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana prior to COPPER, or did […]Read On »

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TV Review: COPPER – Season 1 – “A Vast and Fiendish Plot”- Season Finale

Kyle Schmid in COPPER - Season 1 - "A Vast and Fiendish Plot" | ©2012 BBC America/Cineflix (Copper) Inc.

Stars: Tom Weston-Jones, Kevin Ryan, Ato Essandoh, Anastasia Griffiths, Tanya Fischer, Kiara Glasco, Franka Potente Writer:  Tom Fontana & Will Rokos, Teleplay by Sara B. Cooper    Director: Ken Girotti          Network: BBC America, airs Sunday nights Original Telecast: October 21, 2012 “A Vast and Fiendish Plot” is the first season finale of BBC America’s new drama COPPER. Set in the Five Points slum area of New York in 1864, this ambitious series chronicles the lives of a group of policemen and the people that are part of their world and everyday lives. The series started with Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: COPPER star Ato Essandoh looks back on Season 1 and talks DJANGO UNCHAINED

Ato Essandoh in COPPER - Season 1 | ©2012 BBC America/Cineflix (Copper) Inc.

Actor Ato Essandoh (pronounced Ah-toe Eh-SAN-doh) hails in real life from Schenectady, New York, so he has his home state in common with his character Dr. Matthew Freeman on BBC America’s original drama series COPPER, which has just been renewed for a second season. In 1864, with the Civil War still raging, an African-American medical doctor draws suspicion from a lot of whites, while Freeman’s continuing association with two fellow Union Army veterans, Kevin “Corky” Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones), who is the cop of the title, and Robert Morehouse (Kyle Schmid), draws unease even from Freeman’s loving wife Sara (Tessa Thompson). Essandoh, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: COPPER star Kyle Schmid on Robert Morehouse

Kyle Schmid in COPPER - Season 1 | ©2012 BBC America/Cineflix (Copper) Inc.

On BBC America’s COPPER, which has its first-season finale tonight at 10 PM, Tom Weston-Jones plays the title character, Kevin Corcoran. Corcoran is a police detective who patrols the extremely mean streets of the Five Points neighborhood in 1864 New York. He gets a lot of help from two fellow Union Civil War veterans. One is African-American medical doctor Matthew Freeman, played by Ato Essandoh. The other is the well-bred and wealthy Robert Morehouse, played by Kyle Schmid. Schmid, born in Ontario, Canada, has compiled an impressive resume of films and television roles, including work in ODYSSEY 5, THE SISTERHOOD […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: COPPER actress Anastasia Griffith chats Corky

Anastasia Griffith in COPPER - Season 1 - "In The Hands of An Angry God" | ©2012 BBC AMERICA/Cineflix (Copper) Inc.

Set in 1864 New York, most of BBC America’s COPPER, which has its first-season finale Sunday night at 10 PM, takes place in the mean streets of the slums of the Five Points neighborhood. Occasionally, however, the action moves to the wealthy enclaves of Manhattan, where policeman Kevin “Corky” Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) has contacts. Among Corky’s high-society associates is Elizabeth Haverford, played by French-born/London-raised actress Anastasia Griffith. Griffith appeared in the 2004 feature remake of ALFIE, but has been working on U.S. television for awhile now, with recurring roles on DAMAGES, TRAUMA, ROYAL PAINS and ONCE UPON A TIME (the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: COPPER actor Kevin Ryan walks the beat of the past

Kevin Ryan in COPPER - Season 1 | ©2012 BBC AMERICA/Cineflix (Copper) Inc./George Kraychyk

In BBC America’s COPPER, Sunday nights at 10 PM, it’s 1864. Irish-American Civil War veteran Kevin “Corky” Corcoran (Tom Weston Jones) is a police detective investigating crime in the dangerous Five Points neighborhood in New York. Although Corcoran relies on two of his fellow Union Army vets for help, his partner in policing is fellow Irish immigrant Francis Maguire, played by Kevin Ryan. Ryan – not to be confused with the CASTLE character of the same name, played by Seamus Dever – is Irish in real life, which allows him to use his own accent in the role. Descended from […]Read On »

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TV Review: COPPER – Season 1 – “Better Times are Coming”

Franka Potente and Tom Weston-Jones in COPPER - Season 1 - "Better Times Are Coming" | ©2012 BBC AMERICA/Cineflix (Copper) Inc./George Kraychyk

Stars: Tom Weston-Jones, Kevin Ryan, Ato Essandoh, Anastasia Griffiths, Tanya Fischer, Kiara Glasco, Franka Potente Writer:  Tom Fontana & Will Rokos, Teleplay by Sara B. Cooper    Director: Larysa Kondracki         Network: BBC America, airs Sunday nights Original Telecast: October 7, 2012 Well it had to happen sooner or later, COPPER has started to become one of those interminably slow moving period dramas that can’t seem to fill up an hour worth of content that keeps everything interesting and moving along. The series has spent the first season careening precariously close to that edge on and off depending on what the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: COPPER star Tom Weston-Jones on the Civil War detective series

Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) in COPPER "Surviving Death" | © BBC AMERICA/Cineflix (Copper) Inc.

In BBC America’s COPPER, which airs Sundays at 10 PM, Tom Weston-Jones plays police detective Kevin “Corky” Corcoran. In the series created by Tom Fontana and Will Rokos, it’s the mid-1860s, the Civil War is still raging and Corcoran, an Irish-born former Union soldier, works in the dangerous Five Points neighborhood of New York City, relying for help in his investigations on two fellow veterans, wealthy Robert Morehouse (Kyle Schmid) and African-American medical doctor Matthew Freeman (Ato Essandoh). Weston-Jones, an Englishman who grew up in Dubai and graduated from the University of London with a degree in theatre and drama, […]Read On »

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