Damian the Fan
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 22, 2019
Usually it is fans that want a selfie with Damian, but this time it seems Damian is the fan. The indie-pop band The Styles posted this photo stating, “We don’t mind taking time out of our busy schedule for a selfie with a fan.” Or perhaps they were being a little cheeky 😉 Further indications reveal Damian and Helen attended a special event, as this photo was taken at the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Yaxley on Saturday evening, September 21, 2019 at Aberglasney Gardens in Wales. Since we know Damian’s half-sibling surname is Yaxley, we are wishing his family happy nuptials! Cheers.
The World of Espionage: Traitor or Hero?
by Dalya Alberge | The Guardian | September 21, 2019
His award-winning performances have included the hit espionage drama series Homeland and he is among actors tipped to take over from Daniel Craig as James Bond. Now Damian Lewis has taken on his first role in a television docudrama about spies, whom he describes as “often quite grubby and banal”, a world away from the glamour of 007.
The Hollywood star presents and produces the eight-part show about some of the most significant espionage operations of the last 40 years. The series features undercover agents – some still identified only by their code names – who were persuaded to tell their stories for the first time.
“I find the different reasons for turning traitor or being a hero, depending on your view, are often quite grubby and banal. I’m interested [in] the motives of these spies. That’s the series we’ve tried to make,” Lewis said.
Continue reading Damian Tells of His New Docudrama Series Spy Wars and His Take on Ian Fleming’s Hero – Sept 21, 2019
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Damian Videos
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 20, 2019
Damian is endorsing his neighbor and fellow Tufnell Park community store Ruby Violet Ice Cream and Sorbet in a crowd sourcing effort. The store is seeking investments to meet exciting new opportunities because the increased demand has made their small kitchen unable to meet the range and size of orders. By upgrading their equipment and workspace, they will be able to meet existing and future demand, and keep innovating.
Helen talks about their spectacular, lip-smacking ice cream that is made with organic milk and fresh fruit in a video located here, where you can also donate to help the crowd funding effort. Ruby Violet Ice specializes in vegan sorbets and exotic creations of unusual flavors. They are the wizards of ice cream and like Damian says, it’s a win, win!
Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 16, 2019
We are delighted to announce that Damian and Helen will be joining Allie Esiri’s new compilation Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year‘s recorded audio book.
At this time, we are unsure if the couple will make an appearance to perform any live readings at upcoming events, but we will keep you informed as information is made available.
Two possible events remain this year: October 12 at Cheltenham Literature Festival and November 11 at National Theatre, London. For more information and tickets about Cheltenham, click here and for National Theatre, click here.
About the event: For the fourth year running, and following the success of A Poem for Every Night of the Year, A Poem for Every Day of the Year and Women Poets Through the Ages, Allie Esiri is back with a show based on her latest anthology; Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year.
It is a journey through a calendar year, highlighting key moments and dates with a sonnet, speech or scene taken from across all of Shakespeare’s works.
According to Pan Macmillan Publishers website, Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year will be published on September 19, 2019, along with an audio book. Fans can purchase the audio book to hear the couple recite one of Shakespeare’s works!
Here is Damian reading an extract from Macbeth:
Continue reading Damian and Helen to Lead Shakespeare Reading – Sept 16, 2019
UK Band of Brothers Cast Reunion
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 14, 2019
Surprise! Some cast members of Band of Brothers reunited on Saturday, September 14, 2019 for some good food, good company, a little croquet, and some piano playing at a private BBQ held at a private residence in London, England. The event was organized by a Band of Brothers cast member and those present were, Damian Lewis (Dick Winters), Nolan Hemmings (Charles E. Grant), Christian Black (Hendrix), Tim Matthews (Penkala), Bart Ruspoli (Tipper), Dexter Fletcher (Martin), Nick Aaron (Popeye Wynn), Marc Ryan-Jordan (John Julian), Peter McCabe (Hoobler), Peter Youngblood Hills (Shifty Powers), Rick Warden (Welsh), actor Ross Owen and more.
Ross Owen’s Facebook page announced:
“Band of Brothers fans. As you all know, Mike Cudlitz hosts a Band of Brothers cast reunion at his LA home every year. For years the UK actors have been hoping to do the same in the UK. So today…after 18 years, the very first ‘behind closed doors’ UK Band of Brothers cast reunion and BBQ takes place at Nolan Hemmings home in London. Looking forward to seeing everyone.”
To view more photos of the event, please visit our Gallery here
We would like to thank Linda who runs the Friends of Major Dick Winters Facebook page for the contribution to this post!