Massive thanks to the lovely Kaci Elizabeth for these – we now have 9 new high quality promoshoots of Aidan Turner
from Season 2 of Being Human. Head over to our gallery to check them out!
I’ve added three HQ “Being Human” episode stills to the gallery that weren’t previously available. They’re from the first series. Additionally, I’ve revamped Aidan Turner Online’s career portion of the site, which now includes a list of stage productions Aidan’s been involved with and detailed information on his film and TV history. Specifically, there’s a comprehensive episode guide for “Being Human,” and I’ll be working on adding quotes in the coming days. Enjoy!
U.K. fans figured Aidan Turner’s bloodsucker Mitchell wasn’t long for the show the second Peter Jackson cast the actor in The Hobbit. But did they also assume he wasn’t long for the world? Perhaps… primarily because the majority of this current season centered on a prophecy that Mitchell (who murdered 20 people on a Bristol train) would be slain by a werewolf — the knowledge of which sent him spiraling from a determined hero to paranoid lunatic. Not even the love of a good woman — or ghost, i.e. Lenora Crichlow’s Annie — could save him. (If you haven’t seen the final episode, it’s probably best to stop reading now. Spoilers ahead!)
Yet, Mitchell’s mercy killing at the hands of wolf-buddy George (Russell Tovey) in Saturday’s finale still hurt. Bad. Maybe it was all the tears and “I love yous” between the pair and flatmate Annie, or that new evil vampire Wyndam (Lee Ingleby) popped up at the last minute to unsuccessfully keep Mitchell alive as his henchman. Either way, it was brutal watching one of the roomies, literally, turn to dust in the wind — so EW called Being Human creator/executive producer Toby Whithouse to talk about why Mitchell couldn’t have just retired to South America, if we can expect new vamps in his place, and what could have happened if he lived.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: When did you know you were going have to write Mitchell out of the show?
TOBY MITCHELL: To be honest, the first time I met Aidan. I knew he was somebody we’d only be borrowing from movie stardom. In the U.S. you’ll contract actors for seven seasons — we don’t have the finances to do that. So every time we start a new series, we have to renegotiate with the actors and see whom we have left. Sure enough, Peter Jackson came along and saw Aidan and whisked him away to New Zealand. The thing is, I was kind of preparing myself for that on series 2 when I wrote the sequence where he kills all those people on the train. I always knew that would ultimately be the reason for the character’s exit, whether it happened at the end of series 3 or 33.
READ MORE @ EW.
Being Human creator Toby Whithouse has revealed that it was at Aidan Turner’s request for John Mitchell to be killed off.
Viewers saw the vampire die in the finale episode of the third series of the hit BBC
Three show last night. Writing on the show’s official website last night, Whithouse admitted that he had always known he would have to lose one of his cast members.
“From the first moment we met Aidan, we knew we were really only borrowing him from global superstardom. The same goes for all our cast,” he said. “You can’t have actors as good as Aidan and Russell [Tovey] and Lenora [Crichlow] and Sinead [Keenan] and Jason [Segel] and not expect someone else to notice.
“I guess it really hit me back when we were doing series two, and perhaps unconsciously I shifted the stories in a way that paved Mitchell’s exit. I thought it’d be
better to have him go out in a scripted satisfying way, rather than lose him between series and open up with the rest of our heroes standing over a grave, with one of them saying ‘Wow, who’d have guessed Mitchell was SO allergic to bee stings…’
READ MORE @ Digital Spy.
The BBC has confirmed that an online Being Human spinoff will air on BBC Three.
Eight-part series Becoming Human continues the story of vampire Adam (Craig Roberts) as he attends college and meets werewolf Christa (Leila Mimmack) and the ghostly Matt (Josh Brown).
The entire run will now be transmitted as a 50-minute compilation special on Sunday, March 20, a week after the third series of Being Human concludes its run.
“We were delighted when Becoming Human found such a loyal and enthusiastic audience online,” said creator Toby Whithouse.
“The reaction was beyond our most optimistic dreams. And so for the BBC to give us this opportunity to share the show with a wider audience is fantastic news.”
Craig Roberts previously told DS that he is “definitely” interested in filming a potential second series of the spinoff.
Source: Digital Spy.
Aidan Turner has praised ex-EastEnders actress Lacey Turner for her work on the new series of Being Human.
Turner made her first appearance away from her role as Stacey Branning in the first episode of the BBC Three show’s third series last night.
“She’s awesome, she’s brilliant,” Turner, who plays vampire Mitchell, said. “It’s not enough credit to say she’s highly professional but that’s what she was. She’s such a lovely girl, sort of reserved and quite quiet and I think she’s amazing – she’s done some fabulous stuff.
“And she’s only ever really done EastEnders, so to come in and do it, she’s very fluid. Everyone enjoyed it and we were talking about it for weeks afterwards.”
He added: “The producers say her
scenes look great and that the scenes in limbo look great.”
Lacey will return as Lia in the final episode.
Source: Digital Spy.
Did you expect the train massacre to come back to haunt Mitchell in series three?
“I knew there’d be repercussions, because it’s such a big part of the story. But I didn’t know it would be so big! I didn’t know at the time, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have done it! It’s fun though. It’s a big story and it’s important for Mitchell. It’s one of the biggest [storylines] of this series.”
Since Russell, Lenora and Sinead have all appeared in Doctor Who, would you be interested in completing the set?
“I think if I said no, I’d be killed! If only for that reason, I think it’d be fun to do Doctor Who, yeah.”
What sort of role would you like to play?
“I’ve no idea, because I’ve never seen an episode!”
READ MORE @ Digital Spy.
And Aidan watch Doctor Who! Its an amazing show!
The episode titles for series 3 have been released, wish they would of done this for the first two series.
Ep 1: Lia – Toby Whithouse
Ep 2: Adam’s Family – Brian Dooley
Ep 3: Type 4 – Jamie Mathieson
Ep 4: The Pack – John Jackson
Ep 5: The Longest Day – Sarah Phelps
Ep 6: Daddy Ghoul - Lisa McGee
Ep 7: Though the Heavens Fall
- Toby Whithouse
Ep 8: ????????? - Toby Whithouse
What’s the appeal of Being Human?
It’s quite accessible – the characters might be a vampire, a ghost and a werewolf but they face quite everyday situations. People can understand what’s going on and relate to the humanistic sensibilities in the show – it’s not set in a completely fantasy universe.
It’s the third series. Is it really accessible or is it a convoluted genre show where casual viewers have no idea what’s happening?
You can always get what’s going on. They try to integrate themselves into normal society and try to be as normal as possible – that’s the ideology behind it. A lot is about the banal stuff they get up to so new viewers can get into it. Some people are cool with jumping in midway through, others might want to have a glance over the second series box set.
Are people getting fed up of vampire shows?
We got on the train early – I think we were out at the same time as the first Twilight film. There’s a fad for something every decade. I think we’re coming to the end of this vampire buzz. We’ve had a massive comic book hero run over the past ten years too. I’m looking forward to seeing what the next fad is. I think as long as we don’t flog it to death we should be OK and, when the time comes, wipe the blood from the chin and step away from the plate.
READ MORE @ Metro.