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Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis in Stolen – Jan 18, 2018

Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis in Stolen

by Damianista – Fan Fun with Damian Lewis – January 18, 2018

Source: BBC

Human trafficking is nothing but modern day slavery. It is a multi-billion dollar crime industry where, according to The International Labor Organization estimates, 24.9 million people are deprived of their freedoms globally. What makes this even worse is that 1 in 4 of the victims are children.

Stolen is a harrowing TV drama, made in 2011 for BBC One, that focuses on the problem of child trafficking. Written by Stephen Butchard, directed by Justin Chadwick, and filmed in Manchester, the movie stars a number of very talented first-time child actors along with our own Damian Lewis. The movie received a BAFTA TV nomination for Best Single Drama in 2012.

Here is the official trailer:

Stephen Butchard tells The Telegraph how a 60-second real-life news bulletin on the radio inspired him to send an email to BBC drama department and start writing the screenplay:

“I was listening to the news on 5 Live and they had a report about an African child who had been trafficked into the country to work as a domestic slave. I thought, ‘Surely that can’t be happening in this country?’ But they said it wasn’t a one-off; it happens again and again.”

Source: BBC

And this is exactly what Stolen brings us in its opening scene: Rosemary (Gloria Oyewumi), an 11-year old girl from Nigeria, lands at the Manchester airport. She walks out of the plane, alone, directly into an airport bathroom to do what she was instructed before she boarded the plane: She flushes away her passport. Rosemary is not traceable now.

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Categories Life Print Media

How to Stream Life – Jan 16, 2018

Is Life on Netflix?

How to watch and stream the crime drama series

by Katherine Plummer – RadioTimes – January 16, 2018

Source: NBC

The detective drama Life, set in sunny Los Angeles, gripped crime fans across the world when it was originally broadcast between 2007 and 2009.

The show follows Charlie Crews, played by Damian Lewis, who is a police officer released from prison after serving twelve years for the murder of his business partner and family. A crime that, crucially, he did not commit.

Charlie Crews tries to solve the mystery of the crime and rebuild his life on the outside, along with his detective partner, Dani Reese (Sarah Shahi) and housemate Ted Earley (Adam Arkin).

Life aired for two series on NBC, where (on the website) subscribers can still find it. It can also be watched on US streaming service, Hulu.

Read the rest of the original article at RadioTimes

Categories Books Broadcast Media Readings

Damian Reads Bedtime Stories – Jan 16, 2018

CBeebies Broadcast Announcement

by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – January 16, 2018

Damian will be on your telly tonight, at least for the lucky fans in the UK.  He will be reading I Got a Crocodile by Nicola Killen at 6:50 p.m. on BBC’s CBeebies.

Categories Band of Brothers Print Media

How to Stream Band of Brothers – Jan 15, 2018

Is Band of Brothers on Netflix?

How to stream the Emmy Award winning war drama mini-series

by Katherine Plummer – RadioTimes – January 15, 2018

Source: Getty Images

Band of Brothers is an Emmy award winning war drama series based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose’s book of the same name, that tells the story of “E” Easy Company, a regiment of paratroopers that fought in World War 2.

Produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, it follows the chaos that the regiment witnessed, and their heroic activity from their initial training to the war’s end. Each episode focuses on different characters, played by award-winning actors including Damian Lewis and Ron Livingston.

Those who want a slice of the action can stream the show on HBO GO in America or Amazon Instant Video in the UK. It is also available to stream on Now TV. However, Band of Brothers is not currently shown on Netflix in the UK.

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Categories Helen Personal and Family Life

Damian and Helen at LSO’s Genesis Suite & Bartok’s Concerto – Jan 13, 2018 

Damian and Helen at LSO’s Genesis Suite & Bartok’s Concerto 

by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – January 13, 2018

Source: Instagram @maxinekwokadams

Damian was in attendance at London Symphony Orchestra’s Music of Exile: Genesis Suite & Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra on Saturday, January 13 at Barbican Centre’s Concert Hall in London, where Helen was one of the narrators. Rarely performed since its 1945 debut, the Genesis Suite was revived by the London Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, accompanied with visual projections conceived by creative director Gerard McBurney.

“It’s a fascinating work because it’s a very political gesture – it’s a Holocaust protest,” says McBurney. “The story focuses on Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel and the Tower of Babel, all of which are a series of broken promises. So, for me, this is a story about the lies that our leaders tell us.”

The piece is a composite suite by seven leading composers of the time, including rivals Arnold Schoenberg and Stravinsky, to bring together the “high art” composers in the US fleeing persecution with the popular culture of Hollywood scores.

Both Helen and Damian are seen pictured here with Maxine Kwok-Adams, violinist of the London Symphony.

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