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Q&A with Stephen Walters and Andrew Gower
"Humpty Fu*king Dumpty" Official Trailer
About the film...
In the midst of the 1960’s Merseybeat scene, with the Fab Four and Liverpool’s recording artists at the center of the music world’s universe, Beatles manager Brian Epstein predicted that Tommy Quickly would be the biggest star in the world. That never happened. "Humpty Fu*king Dumpty" is a cautionary tale of fame, its pitfalls, and the necessity of being careful what you wish for.
Cast and Crew
Stephen Walters is a native of Merseyside. Born and raised in Liverpool, he's been a regular in British television and films for twenty-five years. In 1994 he secured the lead role in the TV movie 'Blood on the Dole', part of the Alan Bleasedale Presents series. His performance prompted Bleasdale to suggested that he apply to drama school. Later that year he was accepted to the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where he would complete his training. In 2013, Stephen was nominated for a Royal Television Society award (Best Actor) for his portrayal of young Ricky Tomlinson in Sky Arts' television drama 'Ragged'. Stephen's projects include 'Outlander', 'Shetland', 'Band of Brothers', BAFTA nominated 'Buried', television film 'HIllsborough', and feature film 'Layer Cake'. In 2021, Stephen will appear in ITV's drama 'Anne', along side television staple Maxine Peake, in the story of a mother's quest for justice after the Hillsborough disaster.
In addition to acting, Stephen is interested in writing and directing. He's working on several short films and has penned numerous scripts, including a feature length version of 'Humpty Fu*king Dumpty'.
as Tommy Quickly
Andrew Gower is an Oxford School of Drama graduate, deeply rooted in the Merseyside area. Born and raised in Liverpool, he won the prestigious Spotlight prize as Best Actor in 2010. This opened the door for a successful career on both stage and screen. His projects include the hit TV show 'Outlander', cult series 'Being Human', award winning anthology series 'Black Mirror', and Amazon's Emmy nominated 'Carnival Row'. Andrew debuted in London’s West End in 2016, playing the lead in the critically acclaimed adaptation of '1984'. As a passionate musician, Andrew spent his youth touring the Northwest of England with his band Emerson, playing at locations such as the world famous Cavern Club.
as the Empire Manager
Steven McGowan is an actor based in Liverpool, England. His projects include several locally filmed short films. Stephen sees him as a reliable, natural actor who always gives a truthful performance and hopes to work with him again in the future.
as John Lennon
Gary Gibson is a musician and performer based in Preston, England. He's been a performer for over thirty years, headlining acts such as The Cavern, Double Fantasy, and the John Lennon Experience. Gibson is well know for his resemblance to Lennon, at one point joining the group Anthology of the Beatles with McCartney-lookalike Laurence Gilmore and touring the world.
Kiran Sonia Sawar
Kiran Sonia Dewar is an Oxford School of Drama Graduate who was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. Her projects include the television film 'Murdered by My Father', 'Black Mirror', 'Casualty', 'Silent Witness', the stage adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel 'Brideshead Revisited', and HBO's upcoming sci-fi drama 'The Nevers'.