Wales Comic Con: Tom Appearance

 

In December, Tom was a guest at Wales Comic Con, in their new venue in Telford. He appeared both Saturday and Sunday, giving autographs and taking selfies at the table as well as the more formal photo ops. As usual, he charmed the crowd.

 

 

The fees charged for selfies at his table were passed on to the Crisis, a national UK charity devoted to ending homelessness. Many of the photos ended up on social media, proving the theory that Tom's long arms make for some great selfies!

 

Tom even made some new feathery friends, courtesy of Parrots and Pirates.

 

 

 

Check out the galleries for exclusive photos from the con, thanks to the generous @WorbsE17. Also, if you'd like to follow Tom's example and make a donation to Crisis, click through here.

 

Four Weddings and A Funeral: Streaming Now in UK

 

 

Four Weddings and a Funeral can now be streamed in the UK on Starzplay, available through Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Virgin Media. The 10 episode series from Mindy Kaling gives us gorgeous London scenery, a talented cast, and a fun turn by Tom as endearing, and perpetually over-served, Quentin.

 

Watchmen: Tom Talks Episode 8

 

 

Hopefully you all watched through to the end of the credits of Watchmen's 8th and penultimate first season episode,  "A God Walks into Abar." The episode itself answered a lot of questions about how Adrian Veidt came to be on Europa (courtesy of Dr. Manhattan), how there came to be life on one of Jupiter's moons (also courtesy of Dr. Manhattan) and, importantly to us, how the clones came to be and who they were modeled after. The post credit scene set us up for a spectacular finale next week and, seemingly, finally a concrete answer about just why that horseshoe keeps popping up.

Tom spoke with THR regarding the episode and reveals that they shot the scene between the Game Warden and Veidt different ways, and when it wasn't in the episode, he was worried they cut it -- only to find it had the unique post credits spot. During the flashback to Jon's childhood, for the first time in the series, Tom and Sara were finally able to play someone fully human. "There's something missing from the Phillipses and Crookshankes. When we were going into the Lord and Lady of the Manor scenes, we found that to be a really important distinction to find. Hopefully when you watch our performances, we're definitely people, definitely human." You can read the full interview here.

One very crucial piece of information in the interview - Tom confirms that he does appear in Watchmen's final episode. Phew. Now, just which of the many he's played in the series will we see?

 

Photo by Colin Hutton/HBO

 

Watchmen: Behind the Scenes

 

Thanks to director and executive producer Nicole Kassell, we have a behind the scene photo of Tom from the Watchmen shoot that took place in September and October of last year.

 

 

All the scenes with Jeremy Irons (Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias), Sara Vickers (Ms. Crookshanks), Tom (Mr. Phillips/Game Warden) and their respective clones were shot at Penrhyn Castle in Bangor, Wales. It looks like a beautiful place to visit, if you find yourself in that part of the world.