Welcome to Antony Starr Online, a fansite devoted to one of New Zealand's finest actors, Antony Starr. Antony is best known for playing twins Van and Jethro West on Outrageous Fortune, however he has also appeared in feature films such as After The Waterfall, In My Father's Den and the brilliant Wish You Were Here. Currently you can catch Antony as Lucas Hood in the brand new US series, Banshee. Here you will find the latest news, images and media featuring Antony. Please have a look around and enjoy your stay!
If you have any questions, comments or things to contribute to the site, then please contact me. I'm always happy to hear feedback and welcome anything that you may have to contribute.
With only 3 weeks to go until Wish You Were Here premieres in the US and Canada, I thought I would post a few magazine reviews. I was able to get my hands on copies of some Australian magazines which reviewed the film when it premiered there last year. The thoughts on the film are still relevant, of course, so I’ve added them to the site. The reviews and articles added are from Film Ink (May 2012), Metro (Autumn 2012), Vogue Australia (May 2012), Limelight (May 2012) and This Week Australia (4th May 2012).
If you want to read a little more about the film, now you can! The release date mentioned in these reviews is obviously wrong for the US and Canada though, it’s June 7th for you guys!
Wish You Were Here will be released to limited theaters just like it was in Australia. When a theater list is released, I will post the information here and hopefully it will be showing somewhere near you. So keep a look out!
To make it easier for scans, I’ve now made it so you just click on the preview below and you will go straight to the larger scan.
I’ve added some more stills of Antony to the gallery from Banshee episodes, “The Rave” and “Meet the New Boss”.
I’ve also changed the Banshee stills section in the gallery. Each episode now has it’s own stills folder and the stills and screencaps now have their own sections in the Banshee category. Hopefully this will make it a little easier to find various Banshee photos.
• Filmography: Television > Banshee (2013 – ) > Season One > Episode Stills > 1.02 – The Rave (5 pics)
• Filmography: Television > Banshee (2013 – ) > Season One > Episode Stills > 1.03 – Meet The New Boss (5 pics)
I’ve added a couple of new Wish You Were Here photos to the gallery. One is a promo photo of Antony with Joel Edgerton (love it!) and the other is an on set photo (similar to one that was previously posted, but still different!).
There is also a brand new official site for Wish You Were Here which I’m sure will cover the news in the lead up to the US release on June 7th. You can see the new site at: wywh-movie.com. Of course you can still access the Australian official site here.
German online magazine, myFanbase, has interviewed Antony about all things Banshee season 1 and a little about season 2.
Exclusive interview with Antony Starr Nicole Oebel, May 2013
The mid-season brought us the exciting new action show “Banshee” on Cinemax this year. The show focuses on Lucas Hood, played by Antony Starr. Hood is released from prison after 15 years and while looking for the love of his life, his former accomplice Ana, he ends up as the new sheriff in the quirky small town called Banshee. We had the opportunity to talk to the star of the show, Antony Starr, about his work on “Banshee” and to ask him a few questions on aspects of the special style and effects of the show and on the development of the storyline in season 1.
1. Lucas Hood on “Banshee” is your first TV role in the U.S.. What was it about the character that got you hooked?
From the moment I read the pilot script and saw the names involved it was a no brainer. The script was interesting, fun and original and immediately distinguishable as something unique and with massive potential.
2. In the first half of the season we had fun watching Lucas as this rad, cool, tough guy who would lunge into a fight and never give in no matter his opponent. But it was Ep. 1×06 that we viewers could finally unleash our love for the guy. The moment when you could add the new layer of vulnerability to your portrayal. How important was that for you and the development of the character?
Interestingly I never saw it like that. While I agree episode six shows Lucas younger and less world weary/wary and streetwise, I would say that Lucas is vulnerable right off the bat from the first episode. We see him struggle to come to terms with what is left of his life fresh out of prison (confronting Carrie in the backyard). In episode two he has intimacy with Deva towards the end of the episode. These are two examples but there are many more if you look. We wanted Lucas to feel human and not comic character. Obviously the show is heightened but there is an emotional reality that we wanted to reflect in the characters.
The Pilot episode of Banshee airs in the UK (and I believe Ireland also) tonight, so to celebrate I added a few new stills to the gallery from that episode. To those who get to see Banshee for the first time tonight, enjoy the show! I’m sure you will!
• Filmography: Television > Banshee (2013 – ) > Season One > Stills (6 pics)
TV & Satellite Week in the UK have picked Banshee as their “Editors Choice” for this week! Banshee’s pilot episode goes to air this Monday night in the UK on Sky Atlantic at 10:15pm.
Here’s a scan of the article that appeared in this week’s TV & Satellite magazine. To see the bigger version click on the preview below to go the spot in the gallery where the scan is and then click again to get a pop up of a larger, readable version.
Back in the mid-90s, Antony made a couple of guest appearances on the classic sci-fi series, Xena: Warrior Princess.
In the season 1 episode, Hooves and Harlots, he played a centour by the name of Mesas, who is healed by Xena after being injured by her in a fight. In the season 2 episode, The Giant Killer, he played David, a young Israelite psalms writer who meets up with Xena and Gabrielle after being captured by the Philistines for hunting on their land. To find out a little more about both of Antony’s Xena characters, you can read a description of them at the Xena: Warrior Princess page in the career section of the site.
I’ve added screencaps of Antony from both episodes to the gallery and you can view some clips in the video archive.
The Banshee crew are currently in Greenville, South Carolina, filming a major car chase sequence involving both Lucas and Carrie for the second season. Greg Yaitanes has tweeted a couple of behind the scenes photos of Antony and Ivana from today’s action (to see more photos of Ivana, check out Greg’s twitter page). Filming of the car chase will continue until Wednesday.
For a bit of a clue as to what the car chase is all about, have a read of the Banshee Origins (US link) comic which you can find at itunes (available for most countries).
Antony as Lucas Hood
SEASON ONE ON DVD/BLU-RAY - JULY 30TH BANSHEE will return for Season 2 in Jan 2014 on Cinemax
Banshee will return for it's second season in 2014. In the meantime, look out for the first series on DVD from July 30th. You can also relive the webseries, Banshee Origins, or watch it for the first time and learn the backstory of all your favourite Banshee characters.
Antony as Lucas Hood BANSHEE will return for Season 2 in Jan 2014 on SoHo
Banshee will return for it's second season in 2014. In the meantime, look out for the first series on DVD shortly. You can also relive the webseries, Banshee Origins, or watch it for the first time and learn the backstory of all your favourite Banshee characters.
Antony as Lucas Hood 1.05 THE KINDRED Monday, 27th May at 10pm on Sky Atlantic
Hood's preparations for a hit on an armoured truck transporting funds from the local casino are interrupted by a gang of troublemaking bikers. They make their presence known by attacking Carrie and hospitalising Sugar, but are upset when one of the gang is shot dead by Siobhan as a result. Bent on revenge, they wreak havoc at Banshee's annual Spirit Festival before turning their attentions to the deputy.
Antony as Jeremy King USA: In theaters June 7, 2013
AUSTRALIA: Available on Blu-Ray and DVD
Four friends lose themselves in the fun of a carefree South East Asian holiday. Only three return home. Who amongst them knows what happened on that fateful night when they were dancing under a full moon in Cambodia?
As part of GQ's Spring Style preview, Antony was featured as one of 2013's breakout actors of television's most addictive shows. It was a photographic spread which had 8 TV stars showing some of the fashion for the upcoming season and Antony was listed as being number 1! Ok, it may have just been because he was the first shown in the spread, but we like to think of him as number 1 anyway!
OFFICIAL BANSHEE STORE
Purchase official Banshee products such as t-shirts, posters and DVDs (when they become available) in the Banshee section of the HBO Shop.
OFFICIAL OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE STORE
Purchase official Outrageous Fortune products such as t-shirts (including the iconic "Tool Guys" t-shirts) and DVDs in the Outrageous Fortune section of the South Pacific Pictures Shop.