by Torin Douglas | Broadcasting Press Guild | February 13, 2020
Nominations for the 46th annual BPG Television and Radio Awards have now been released. The BPG Awards honor work that has been commissioned or premiered in the UK and screened in 2019. Prized by programme-makers, the nominations are chosen independently by TV and radio correspondents, critics and previewers.
Television nominations for this year’s BPG Awards in the Best Documentary Series category are Thatcher: A Very British Revolution (BBC Two), shortlisted alongside Damian Lewis: Spy Wars (A+E Networks), and three BBC One series: Seven Worlds, One Planet; Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History; and The Repair Shop.
The BPG Awards lunch will be held at Banking Hall in London on Friday, March 13, 2020. The awards lunch will be attended by the winners, BPG members, leading broadcasting executives and sponsored for the fourth year by Virgin Media.
Congratulations to Damian Lewis and his brother Gareth Lewis on the nomination!
Read the rest of the original article at Broadcasting Press Guild
It Takes a Village to Raise a Champion
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 19, 2020
It takes a village to raise a champion. Based on the incredible true story of Dream Alliance, bred on an allotment, born to win. Starring Toni Collette, Damian Lewis, Owen Teale, and Joanna Page. Dream Horse hits theaters this spring – April 17 for the UK and May 1 for USA. View the movie photostills in our Gallery here, behind the scenes photos here, and you can view the first video CLIP titled “Trial Run” here.
Art Direction, Make-Up, Sound Editing
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 18, 2020
Today The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television announced the nominees for the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards and Run This Town was nominated for three awards: Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design, Achievement in Make-Up, and Achievement in Sound Editing. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew!
Canadian Screen Awards Gala Honoring Cinematic Arts
The awards for the categories that Run This Town is nominated for will be held the morning of Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the Four Seasons Hotel located at 60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, Canada.
Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala
The 8th annual Canadian Screen Awards will be held on Sunday evening, March 29, 2020 at the performing arts venue Meridian Hall in Toronto, Canada to honor achievements in Canadian film, television, and digital media production in 2019. This ‘Broadcast Gala’ event will be televised on CBC network. Check your local listings.
For more information, please visit The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television website here
Official Press Release
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 12, 2020
NEW SERIES HOSTED BY THE EMMY® AND GOLDEN GLOBE® WINNING ACTOR TO PREMIERE SUNDAY, MARCH 22 AT 8PM ET/PT
Where to watch streaming: Hulu Live, iTunes w/Amazon Prime account.
NEW YORK – February 12, 2020 – Smithsonian Channel is set to investigate some of the most shocking and explosive cases of espionage over the last 50 years. SPY WARS WITH DAMIAN LEWIS features the incredible true stories of spy wars fought in the shadows, from the turbulent years of the Cold War to the Iran Hostage Crisis and the discovery of a complex web of sleeper agents living in the U.S. – a major inspiration for the plot of The Americans. Each episode of this new eight-part series sees host Damian Lewis revealing these remarkable tales of the secretive world of government intelligence, surveillance and international conspiracy plots with interviews from the experts and eyewitnesses that lived through them. SPY WARS WITH DAMIAN LEWIS premieres Sunday, March 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.
The series premiere episode, THE MAN WHO SAVED THE WORLD, recounts the story of Oleg Gordievsky – a KGB agent who may have singlehandedly averted World War III. Posted to the Soviet embassy in London by the KGB, Gordievsky would become disenfranchised by the Soviet agenda and, in a shocking move, flipped to become a double agent for British intelligence MI6. What was to follow was a years-long effort by Gordievsky to pass Soviet intelligence to the British, all but preventing a nuclear Armageddon between the Soviet Union and the West.
Continue reading Smithsonian Channel Enters the World of Global Espionage in Spy Wars with Damian Lewis – Feb 12, 2020
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 11, 2020
We would like to wish Damian a very happy 49th birthday today. You make 49 look so damn good! We hope you get to do something fun to celebrate. The fandom is welcome to join us in his birthday celebration over at our sister site, Fan Fun with Damian Lewis, for ‘49 Fun Facts About Damian Lewis.’ Enjoy!