Wolf Hall (2015)
Role: Henry VIII
Broadcast: 21 Jan 2015 (UK), 5 April 2015 (US)
Plot: A six-part serial that follows the meteoric rise of Thomas Cromwell in the Tudor court, from his lowly start as the son of a blacksmith to becoming King Henry VIII’s closest advisor.
American Buffalo (2015)
Role: Don Dubrow
Performance: 16 April – 27 June 2015
Plot: The tale of a junk shop owner, Don, who plots to steal a buffalo nickel he has sold on after suspecting he let it go for too little.
Queen of the Desert (2015)
Role: Charles Doughty-Wylie
Release Date: TBA 2015
Plot: A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire.
Our Kind of Traitor (2015)
Release: TBA 2015
Plot: A couple find themselves lured into a Russian oligarch's plans to defect are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service.
The Silent Storm (2014)
Role: Balor McNeil
Release Date: TBA 2015
Plot: An enigmatic outsider living on a remote Scottish island finds herself caught between her minister husband and the delinquent who is sent to live with them.
Role: Sir Richard Hawkins
Release Date: 21 Aug 2015 (UK)
Plot: What really happened during Shakespeare's 'Lost Years'? Hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his home to follow his dream.
It’s much more of an interior drama. It’s much more about the looks thrown between men in darkened rooms,” reveals Damian Lewis about his role as King Henry VIII in the limited series “Wolf Hall.” The six-part program recently completed its run on the long-running PBS anthology series “Masterpiece.”
In our recent video chat , he admits, “Everytime anyone speaks they feel they’re on a knife’s edge; it could go either way. No one is sure of their career, of their head remaining in place as they do the bidding of this incredibly mercurial king.”
Known as one of the most vindictive of British rulers, who ordered the beheadings of two of his six wives, Henry VIII wanted to be known as one of the best. As Lewis explains, “More than anything, he just wanted to create the idea that he was at the head of the most fabulous court that had ever existed… There is certainly a great deal of vanity that comes with it, but it had a political purpose, too, which was to spread awe and wonder, and to see England at the top of the tree.”
Lewis won Best Drama Actor at the Emmys in 2012 for his work as the conflicted military hero Nicholas Brody on Showtime’s “Homeland.” He was killed off that series at the end of the third season. He will now be on the Emmy ballot as Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor for “Wolf Hall” while Rylance will compete in the lead category.
Currently, Lewis is performing on the London stage with John Goodman in the David Mamet classic play “American Buffalo.” After that,he returns next year to a starring role at Showtime in the financial thriller series “Billions” opposite Paul Giamatti.
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Director Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman and James Franco, has been picked up by Atlas Distribution Co., marking the first time the entity will distribute a movie without Atlas Shrugged in the title.
Queen of the Desert tells the true story of Gertrude Bell, played by Kidman, who was a British spy, an archaeologist, and more at the turn of last century and ended up playing a major role in establishing the modern state of Iraq. She wielded an enormous amount of power for a woman of her era.
Atlas Distribution was founded by John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow to distribute their trio of Atlas Shrugged movies, and they said a year ago they’d keep the company intact, infuse it with $25 million and release more films.
Queen of the Desert is the first in that effort, and it is planned for release in late September on 1,000 screens.
The Atlas Shrugged movies, of course, were based on Ayn Rand’s novel of the same name that is infused with individualistic themes that Kaslow says are present in Queen of the Desert as well.
“Gertrude Bell was a real-life Randian hero,” Kaslow said. “This is exactly the type of film we hope to bring to the masses with Atlas Distribution — an incredible heroine who thought for herself, took orders from no one and had a lasting impact on the world.”
The film also stars Robert Pattinson as T.E. Lawrence,and Damian Lewis as Charles Doughty-Whiley The movie is produced by Nick Raslan and Sierra/Affinity.