News: Shane to appear on The TODAY Show

As part of the promotion schedule for Gotham Shane will be stopping by The TODAY Show on Thursday morning to chat about playing the infamous Bane.  Make sure to mark your calender’s! I am going to try and see if I can get it recorded for me for those who can’t watch it, but if you know anyone or can do it please message me on the sites Twitter account, @shanewestcom

Thursday, January 31

(7-9 a.m.) Tour of GIPHY Headquarters. Best Bargains of February with Bahar Takhtehchian. 10 Questions to Ask Your Spouse for a Healthy Relationship. Today Food with Michele Leone.

(9-10 a.m.) Sarah Jessica Parker on her role as editorial director of newly launched SJP for Hogarth, a literary imprint of Crown Publishing, joined by author Claire Adam. Actor Shane West on the new season of “Gotham”. Sheinelle Jones on her new digital series, “Through Moms Eyes,” featuring Diane Walters, mother of Patriot’s Rob Gronkowski. Food For Thought Series: Popcorn with a purpose.

(10-11 a.m.) Ambush Makeovers. Get A Better Night’s Sleep. Pantry Reorganization. Happiness Series with Michelle Gielan. Today Food with Ching He Huang. – via

Video: Shane chats ‘Gotham’ with The Wrap

Video: Shane chats ‘Gotham’ with The Wrap

Last week Shane sat down with The Wrap to promote Gotham where talked about the Bane suit, finding the voice and Tom Hardy’s Bane.  You can check out snippets from the article below and the video too – such a fun watch and I am so excited for next week to finally get to see Eduardo on our screens!  Screencaptures of the interview have also been added to the gallery.  Make sure to follow our sites twitter, @shanewestcom for all the latest news and info on Shane. And don’t forget to bookmark the site too!

Shane West makes his debut as Eduardo Dorrance on next week’s episode of “Gotham.” The character — who will turn into Batman’s nemesis Bane in due time — returns to the city after years away to help Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) restore order to the city and reclaim No Man’s Land.

But before viewers of the Dark Knight prequel series even see West step on screen for the show’s fifth and final season, we know they’ve already gotten a look at his Bane suit, thanks to some official — and unofficial — photos and footage.

And while not everyone is a fan of the Fox drama’s chosen look for the character, West tells TheWrap he is.

“I loved the costume,” West told TheWrap in the interview above. “For me, we had a whole different thing, because I was out there for two-and-a-half months doing the build and it took a long time to put that costume together. But the point of the costume always, which is apparently the point of what they do for all of their heroes and villains on the show — which I wasn’t aware of — they build here,” he said, framing his upper body with his hands.  – Read the full article here.

Photos: ‘The Wrap’ Studio Portraits

Photos: ‘The Wrap’ Studio Portraits

Well fellow Shane fans – January has been good to us and we already have our first photo session of the year!  Shane sat down with The Wrap last week to talk all things Gotham as part of the promotion for his upcoming episodes, and during that he did a portrait session which is gorgeous!  I have added 6 photos to the gallery – 4 HQ and unwatermarked and 2 MQ and tagged.  If/when I get the others in HQ they will be replaced, don’t worry!  Make sure to follow our sites twitter, @shanewestcom for all the latest news and info on Shane. And don’t forget to bookmark the site too!

News: Shane set to appear on Build Series NYC

Great news everyone – Shane is going to be a guest on Build Series New York once again, but this time to promote the final season of Gotham!  We are so excited as it means we will get to hear Shane talking about playing Eduardo Dorrance/Bane and what’s to come on his episodes of Gotham this season.  You can stream the interview or buy tickets via the website if you live or will be in the New York area on January 31st 2019.

Photos: Grand Opening Of On The Record Speakeasy And Club At Park MGM In Las Vegas

Photos: Grand Opening Of On The Record Speakeasy And Club At Park MGM In Las Vegas

Last night Shane attended the Grand Opening Of On The Record Speakeasy And Club At Park MGM In Las Vegas. I have added 27 HQ photos to the gallery which you can find following the link below.  Make sure to follow our sites twitter, @shanewestcom for all the latest news and info on Shane. And don’t forget to bookmark the site too!

Edit (Jan 22 2019) An additional 13 HQ pictures have been added!


Photos: Gotham 5×05 ‘Pena Dura’ Stills and Synopsis

Photos: Gotham 5×05 ‘Pena Dura’ Stills and Synopsis

Great news Shane fans – we have 4 HQ stills of Shane’s first episode of Gotham along with the synopsis!  I think you will agree with me that Shane looks absolutely amazing as Eduardo and I can’t wait to see him in action.  Only a few more weeks to go until Shane’s episode airs which means soon a promo!  But first make sure to check out these gorgeous stills, thanks to FarFarAwaySite as always, and read the episode synopsis below.


Shane West Guest-Stars and BD Wong (“Hugo Strange”) Returns

A military task force, led by Eduardo Dorrance (guest star Shane West) is called in to provide relief to Gotham. Meanwhile, Nygma looks for answers from Penguin, who leads him back to Hugo Strange (guest star BD Wong). Then, Bruce is concerned about Selina’s recent behavior in the all-new “Pena Dura” episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-505) (TV-14 L, V)

Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/The Riddler, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox

Guest Cast: Cameron Monaghan as Jeremiah Valeska, Shane West as Eduardo Dorrance, BD Wong as Hugo Strange, Francesca Root-Dodson as Ecco, Shiva Kalaiselvan as Lelia, Marceline Hugot as Gretel.

Photos: Emile Hirsch hosts ‘Refresh’ exhibit for artist Matt Smiley at Mondrian, Los Angeles

Photos: Emile Hirsch hosts ‘Refresh’ exhibit for artist Matt Smiley at Mondrian, Los Angeles

First I want to say a belated Happy New Year to everyone – I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that 2019 brings you happiness, success and love in the coming year.  Thank you to everyone who supported the site last year and I look forward to sharing the latest news, photos, videos and more with you next year as I work to expand the site and make it the best resource possible for Shane fans.  And with that in mind, you can find 2 HQ photos of Shane attending Matt Smiley’s art exhibit in Los Angeles last night.

Video: GOTHAM Final Season ‘Movie’ Trailer

Video: GOTHAM Final Season ‘Movie’ Trailer

An early Christmas present for sure, FOX have released a 4 minute promo for the upcoming 5th and final season of Gotham and we get our first proper look at Eduardo/Bane in action!  I am so excited at just this little tease of Shane’s character and I am counting down the days until his first appearance in episode 5!  I have added screencaps of the trailer to the gallery so make sure to head over and check them out!

Photos: GOTHAM Season 5 Character Portraits

Photos: GOTHAM Season 5 Character Portraits

As the premiere for Gotham season 5 approaches, FOX have released the first character portraits and we are lucky enough to have one of Shane as Edurado Dorrance – the man who becomes the infamous Bane!  TVLine have shared some portraits – which I will be replacing as soon as the HQ version is available.  But make sure to head over to the gallery and check it out.

EDIT: Promo picture replaced with HQ version

Gotham‘s assorted heroes and villains appear steeled — and look quite steely — for battle in this exclusive first look at the Fox drama’s final batch of cast portraitsDavid Mazouz, Ben McKenzie, Robin Lord Taylor and Camren Bicondova are just a few of the dozen series vets featured in the (morally) gray-tinted photos, which also highlight a makeover for Cameron Monaghan’s Jeremiah Valeska.

Subtitled “Gotham: Legend of the Dark Knight” and premiering Thursday, Jan. 3 at 8/7c, the Batman prequel series’ final, 12-episode run is described as “a farewell event that will focus on Bruce Wayne’s ultimate transformation into the Caped Crusader, as Jim Gordon tries to hold together a city on the edge of chaos‎.”

The fifth and final season will also introduce new villains, including the iconic Bane (Nikita‘s Shane West), who is also featured among the cast portraitsGotham Season 5 will again on Thursday nights lead into The Orville (which will air its Season 2 premiere on Sunday, Dec. 30, leading out of an NFL doubleheader). –

[Casting] Shane joins ‘Gossamer Folds’

Great news fellow Westaholics – Shane has joined the cast of ‘Gossamer Folds‘ which has already began production in Baton Rouge (and we are also so excited that Shane is finally getting the chance to film a movie in his home state after working in the business for 20+ years!)  – you can read the press release from below where it shares some information on the plot and also Shane’s character.

I personally am looking forward to this project so much and I am also so excited to see Shane take on new and interesting characters.

EXCLUSIVE: Yeardley Smith and Ben Cornwell’s Paperclip Ltd and Mill House Motion Pictures announced today that their forthcoming drama Gossamer Folds starring Alexandra Grey (Transparent, When We Rise) and Jackson Robert Scott (It) has begun production. The Lisa Donato-directed film written by Bridget Flanery has also added Sprague Grayden, Shane West, Ethan Suplee, and Franklin Ojeda Smith.

Yeardley Smith will also appear along with Brenda Currin (In Cold Blood, The World According to Garp) and Jen Richards (Mrs. Fletcher, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City). Ava Benjamin Shorr (Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen, Baja Come Down) serves as DP.

The film is set in 1986 and tells the story of ten-year-old Tate (Scott) who is uprooted from the big city and unceremoniously moved to a small town where he is forced to spend a lonely summer bearing witness to his parents’ disintegrating marriage (West and Grayden). Tate ends up befriending his new next-door neighbors, recently retired English professor, Edward Bryant (Ojeda Smith) and his transgender daughter, Gossamer, (Grey). Despite his father’s knee-jerk transphobia and his mother’s misplaced protectiveness, Tate forms a deep friendship with fellow misfit, Gossamer that changes his life and the lives of their families.

The announcement of the project continues Hollywood’s slow and steady campaign for authentic representation and narratives of marginalized communities. In the case of Gossamer Folds, its transgender representation with Tate and LGBTQ advocate Donato behind the camera as director. Nick Adams, Director of Transgender Media & Representation at GLAAD, advised the project during pre-production. Paperclip reached out to GLAAD after reading the TRANSform Hollywood guide created by GLAAD and 5050by2020, a project of Time’s Up. These resources are designed to help content creators who are telling stories that include transgender characters.

Gossamer Folds is financed by Paperclip Ltd. Smith and Cornwell of Paperclip will produce alongside Jordan Foley and Jonathan Rosenthal of Mill House Motion Pictures and Adam Carl. The project is the third collaboration between Paperclip and Mill House. The two worked on All Square, which won the Audience Award at SXSW 2018. They also worked on the John Hyams thriller Alone which is slated for a 2019 release.

Grayden is represented by Untitled Entertainment and AKA Talent Agency. Franklin Ojeda Smith is represented by Headline Talent Agency and Bohemia Group.

Alexandra Grey is repped by GVA Talent Agency and Zero Gravity Management. Jackson Robert Scott is repped by Coast to Coast Talent Group and Artistic Endeavors. Shane West is repped by Paradigm and Management 360. Sprague Grayden is repped by Untitled Entertainment and AKA Talent Agency. Franklin Ojeda Smith is repped by Headline Talent Agency and Bohemia Group. Lisa Donato is Repped by Michael Kolodny at Kaplan Stahler and managed by Mainstay Entertainment. – Source:

Another article provides what Shane’s character name is, Billy Millikin – Source: