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sami   May 29, 2015   Wolf Hall

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.”

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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.

Damian Lewis in the LA Times photoshoot

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.

Source: GoldDerby.com

 

 

sami   May 28, 2015   Messages

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sami   May 28, 2015   American Buffalo

catch American Buffalo if you can.to see

a stellar cast and breathtaking performances!!

Damian Lewis gives a masterclass in acting!!

Teach is shallowness and sadness covered in a purple suit and behind the mask of a “business man”

comedic timing mixed with bitter sweet life experiences makes his “Teach”an amazing character to watch.

get yourself ready for a fantastic theatre journey….one of the rare occasions when actors and audience really bonding…

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tickets here:

http://www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk/Tickets/AmericanBuffalo/AmericanBuffalo.asp

 

sami   May 28, 2015   Queen of the Desert

read more about the release and look forward to see Damian Lewis as Charles Doughty-Whiley opposite Nicole Kidman as Gertrude Bell and re watch Berlin Film Festival clip with us.

we keep you informed as soon as there is more news about the release as well as with any other project of Mr.Lewis

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.

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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.

Damian Lewis at the  'Queen of the Desert' premiere during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Berlinale Palace on February 6th

source:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/nicole-kidmans-queen-desert-nabbed-794887

see the film clip here:

Site stuff note:

Charles Doughty-Whiley and Gertrude Bell exchanged letter for a long time, read here some extracts

all the letters can be find in the book ” Gertrude Bell the Arabian Diaries” thank you

Their letters constitute an excursion into late Victorian romanticism.

His are filled with poetic images of an enclosed garden, his metaphor for their relationship.

Invoking, as he consistently did, the heart of the mind instead of the body must have

seemed a rather breath-taking evasion to a woman long deprived of earthly love.

How unfulfilling for her to read in his letters about an imaginary place where the two of them might

dwell together in spiritual ,if not physical, union.

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It was the latter that Bell both feared and desired, having learned that attachments could be ephemeral.

She Wanted commitment; he could not give it.

Thus, they reached an impasse that neither was able to resolve.

“If you knew the way I have packed backwards and forwards on the floor of hell for the past few months. “  Bell wrote a friend before leaving for Arabia in November 1913,” you would think me

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right to try and find any way out.”

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There would be consolation in the desert.

Rumors increased Arab displeasure with Turkish rule were an added enticement.

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“My dear “Dick wrote that autumn, as she made plans to leave England

“ I want to see you but that of course can’t be until God pleases —-my dear, I wish

you the best of Luck on your adventure , and may all run easy for you….someday perhaps we will do

a track together” (Charles Doughty-Wylie to Gertrude Bell 6 Oct.1913)

to speak lightly about danger was part of the sangfroid of prewar Edwardian culture.

In truth she was going headlong into a thicket of tribal war, a place few Westerners had entered

and only then  when compelled by important errands.

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sami   May 26, 2015   Messages, Site

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