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kathyv Sep 1, 2007   Uncategorized

  • Chromophobia news!

    » This bio for director Martha Fiennes says that her film Chromophobia (starring Damian Lewis, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Chaplin, Penelope Cruz, Rhys Ifans, and Ian Holm) will be released in the UK in November by Momentum Pictures.

    » This information about music supervisor Kle Savidge (PDF file) says that Chromophobia’s music “…ranges from Opera & Classical to David Holmes and a specially recorded version of Leonard Cohen’s Dance Me To The End Of Love by The Wild Colonials.”

  • Life starring Damian Lewis will broadcast in America on the NBC network on Wednesday nights at 10 pm (ET) starting September 26th. Programs will be repeated on the USA Network; the pilot episode will air on USA at midnight (ET) on September 30th and will be repeated at 6 pm (ET) on October 3rd. Subsequent episodes are scheduled to air weekly on Sunday nights at midnight (early Monday morning).
  • This month US television viewers can watch Helen McCrory portray Cherie Blair in The Queen on the Starz cable television network. This acclaimed film starring Oscar winner Helen Mirren is also available for viewing at any time (at no additional cost) on Starz On Demand.
  • The Welsh press has coined the term “Taff Pack” to describe British actors of Welsh heritage – such as Damian Lewis, Matthew Rhys, Owain Yeoman, and Sophia Myles – who have been cast to star in Hollywood television programs for the upcoming fall season. Veteran members of the “Taff Pack” that are already established as Hollywood regulars include Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ioan Gruffudd, and Michael Sheen (who played opposite of Helen McCrory in The Queen.)
  • A uniform worn by Damian Lewis for his portrayal of American war hero Richard Winters in Band of Brothers is currently up for auction on eBay and the bidding has already exceeded $1,300!

mokulen   Aug 30, 2007   Uncategorized
  • A special screening of Brides (or Nyfes) starring Damian Lewis will be held at the Maliotis Cultural Center in Brookline, MA on September 20! Click here and here for more information.
  • The New York Daily News lists Damian Lewis in its “hunks of fun” article saying he “really plays up that mysterious, hardened edge.”
mokulen   Aug 29, 2007   Uncategorized
  • Here’s an additional option available for viewing the pilot episode of Life prior to the US network premiere on Sept 26th: Blockbuster will be offering a free rental of the NBC New Fall Preview DVD – that includes the full
    pilot episode of Life – beginning September 4! It’ll be available through Blockbuster’s online service and at participating stores –
    click here for more details!

  • The TV Guide Network will be showing a new 2 hour Fall Preview special starting September 9th (that should cover Life). Thanks to Ann for the headsup!
kathyv Aug 28, 2007   Uncategorized

  • Here’s another comment from Damian Lewis about the supposed “British Invasion” of American network television this fall; Damian is quoted as saying “I think it’s a nonstory. It’s the center of the global film industry out here, not just the American one. And I’m afraid you’ve had foreigners infiltrating ever since it started 100 years ago. It’s where you come and do very good work. It’s where talented people come, and it’s where they’re rewarded well for what they do.”
  • Helen McCrory will star as Dr. Victoria Frankenstein on ITV1 this October in an updated version of the classic Frankenstein monster story. This Sunday, September 2nd, she will appear as Cherie Blair on ITV1 in Helen Mirren’s acclaimed film The Queen.

kathyv Aug 27, 2007   Uncategorized


  • This Hollywood Reporter article details several of the “alternative media” options that will be available for viewing the pilot episodes of NBC’s new fall dramas including Life starring Damian Lewis, prior to the US network premiere on September 26th! ➡

    “…The free sampling strategy clearly is on the rise this year following major successes during the past few years.

    NBC, which is utilizing the tactic most aggressively, is offering downloads of the premiere episodes of the new dramas “Chuck,” “Life” and “Journeyman” on Amazon.com starting Sept. 10.

    Also around that date, the 4 million members of Facebook’s Apple students group will be able to exclusively download the three premiere episodes on iTunes. A week later, the iTunes downloads will be widely available.

    NBC also is making the premiere episodes of “Chuck,” “Life” and “Journeyman” as well as “Bionic Woman” available as free VOD offerings on about 30 cable and satellite systems, including Comcast, Time Warner, Cox and Dish Network starting Sept. 10. A week later, streaming video of the “Life” pilot will be exclusively available on AOL, “Journeyman” on MSN and “Chuck” on Yahoo.

    There also will be one more online sampling program starting Sept. 4 that involves a partnership with a major retailer, but NBC declined to provide specific details. Additionally, NBC will screen the full premiere episodes of “Journeyman” and “Chuck” on United Airlines flights…”

  • Cast your votes for Life at the TV.com and BuddyTV sites!
  • Thanks to Suzanne for her poem “A Month to Go” in anticipation of the September 26th premiere of Life:

    A month to go

    Oh Now Lo
    On yonder moonlight breaks
    Our Shakespearian trained actor with so many cakes to bake.
    It is the West, and Damian in the sun…

    Just one more month to go
    Before you steal the show

    One more month to go
    Before the critics gnash their teeth with woe and
    Eat their dinners of crow…

    Click here to enjoy the rest of her imaginative tale! 😆

  • Life has the spotlight in this article about the upcoming fall US television season.