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!
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Greg Yaitanes has tweeted today that Banshee will be at this year’s San Diego Comic Con on Friday, July 19th. He has hinted that there will be a special screening, along with stars of the show appearing. No announcements as yet though as to who will be at Comic Con from the show. Cinemax will be announcing more details at a later date.
If you are going to go to Comic Con, you’re in luck! Make sure to include Banshee in your schedule!
I don’t normally put mini reviews here, but I thought this was a good one! It’s from The Irish Mail’s TV Week section and it’s for the episode “Behold a Pale Rider” which airs in Ireland and the UK on Monday night. I’ve seen Antony’s portrayal of Lucas Hood compared to a Steve McQueen character, and now he’s being compared to Clint Eastwood too! Antony, Clint and Steve… all pretty cool guys!
The cast and crew of Banshee have been hard at work filming the second season of the show, and a few have posted some behind the scenes photos on twitter and facebook.
Greg Yaitanes tweeted a photo of the table reading of episodes 3 and 4 of the second season. He has also revealed the titles of some of the episodes. Go to Greg’s twitter media grid and look for the photos of the script covers. All titles will be revealed!
Deja Dee tweeted a photo of her and Antony early in May with the caption of “What kinda looks will Alma have for Sheriff Hood this season?” Deja plays Alma, who really does have some of the best reactions to Sheriff Hood on the show! Check out the pilot episode again to see one of her best when Hood first enters the Cadi!
Gil Birmingham also posted a photo on his facebook page of him with Antony and Tatanka Means. Gil and Tatanka are both new to Banshee in season 2. Tatanka is the son of the late Russell Means (who played Benjamin Longshadow in season 1) and will play Hoyt Rivers, the Head of Security for Anthony Ruvivar’s Alex Longshadow. I haven’t been able to find information yet on Gil’s character. We shall have to wait to find out!
It’s been great seeing countries around the world embrace Banshee and 2 countries that are definitely doing that is the UK and Ireland. The show currently airing there on Sky Atlantic on Monday nights. I’ve seen lots of glowing reports from the UK and Irish fans who are enjoying Banshee!
I’ve added a few new stills to the gallery from Banshee’s fourth episode, “Half Deaf Is Better Than All Dead”, which was actually the first episode of Banshee ever filmed!
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)
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)
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 1.09 ALWAYS A COWBOY Monday, 24th June at 10:05pm on Sky Atlantic
With her fantasy life now fractured beyond repair and Mr Rabbit closing in, Carrie flees the hospital in a desperate attempt to collect her family and get out of Banshee. Needing reinforcements, Hood reaches out to Proctor, who is happy to help following a cathartic one-on-one with the sheriff over his relationship with his niece Rebecca.
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?
Wish You Were Here is in US theaters from Friday, June 7th. Antony stars as Australian businessman Jeremy King, who is suave and charismatic but with an air of mystery. See the Australian trailer above, which is slightly less "spoilery" than the US one.
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
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