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  • Newly discovered photos taken by Donald Cooper of Damian Lewis in Pillars of the Community (2005-06), Five Gold Rings (with Helen McCrory, 2003-04), Cymbeline (1997-98), and Much Ado About Nothing (1996) have been added to the Warehouse.

  • Thanks to Groov Monkey for the news that the Region 4 DVD for season 2 of Life starring Damian Lewis will be released in Australia on November 11, 2009.

  • Click here for more information about the Camden Council and TRAID “Wardrobe Re-Vamping Workshops” on November 12th. The event will demonstrate methods of re-making used clothing to reduce textile wastes in landfills. Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory have both donated jackets to be restyled for the event.

  • Click here and here for the Radio Times listings for the November 13th and 20th episodes of Number 10 the “Afternoon Play” starring Damian Lewis.

  • What’s On Stage has published updated casting information for The Misanthrope:

    The full company has been announced for Thea Sharrock’s new production of The Misanthrope, which is led by Damian Lewis and, making her stage debut, Keira Knightley, and which runs from 17 December 2009 (previews from 7 December) to 13 March 2010 at the Comedy Theatre.

    In addition to Lewis, Knightley and, as previously announced, Tara Fitzgerald, Dominic Rowan and Tim McMullan, the ensemble cast will feature Chuk Iwuji (The Histories for the RSC), Kelly Price (best known for musicals including A Little Night Music and Guys and Dolls) and Nicholas Le Prevost (whose most recent credits include Bedroom Farce, The Last Cigarette and The Philadelphia Story)…The Misanthrope is designed by Hildegard Bechtler and produced by Howard Panter and Tali Pelman for the Ambassador Theatre Group.

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  • The Photostage.com site features photographs by Donald Cooper including pictures of Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory in a number of stage productions. Available images of Damian Lewis include pictures from Cymbeline, Pillars of the Community, Five Gold Rings (with Helen) and several photos from the 1996 Royal Shakespeare Company production of Much Ado About Nothing that have been added to the Warehouse.

  • Kaz reports that Ambassador Tickets have released additional seats in February and March for The Misanthrope starring Damian Lewis.

  • The region 1 (US and Canada) DVD for The Escapist with Damian Lewis will be released on January 26, 2010 and is now available for pre-order.

  • In this review of The Escapist DVD, Sam J Turner’s comments about Damian Lewis’s performance include:

    Prior to its almost-perfect conclusion, two things stand out in The Escapist; Brian Cox and Damian Lewis…Lewis’ role amounts to hardly anything more than a cameo. As Rizza, the quiet and calculated, gangland style, leader of the inmates, he is the perfect antithesis to Perry (Brian Cox). Where Perry answers problems with philosophy and considered actions, Rizza, as you would expect, takes quiet delight in exacting violence and intimidation. The stand-offs between the two are short but there is enough subtle excellence from Lewis in Rizza to let us know who’s boss, without needing to see him shouting and swearing front and centre.

  • Damian Lewis, Helen McCrory, and other celebrities have donated items of clothing to support an environmental awareness initiative co-sponsored by the Camden Council and TRAID (Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development) to raise public awareness and reduce the amount of textile waste dumped in landfills. “Wardrobe Re-Vamping Workshops” will be held at the Swiss Cottage Library and Gallery on November 12, 2009 to provide tips for restyling and updating used clothing items. Celebrity clothing, including the jackets donated by Damian and Helen, “will be restyled and turned into high street fashion pieces and fashion accessories.” Click here and here for more information.

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  • Damian Lewis is quoted in Metro.co.uk discussing Keira Knightly, his co-star in The Misanthrope:

    Damian Lewis is positive that Keira Knightley will do a terrific job when she makes her debut on the West End stage. The Band Of Brothers star will be appearing alongside the British actress in the West End production of Moliere’s comedy The Misanthrope, which opens in December. “She’s got quite a successful acting dad and playwright mum, so she can handle herself – Keira is fabulous, she’s an absolute sweetheart – she’s looking forward to it as well so we’re going to have fun,” he said.

    He added: “I’m very excited about doing The Misanthrope – massively. We did the photo call for it the other day, and it made it very real, very exciting.” And Damian joked that he wouldn’t mind the paparazzi attention. “If I can get in and out the stage door every night without fighting, I’d feel hurt – I’d be insulted,” he quipped. The Misanthrope will be at the Comedy Theatre from December 17.



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  • Click above to view the second part of elizabethtoni’s red carpet video of the London Film Festival’s gala screening of Men Who Stare At Goats on October 15th. Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory appear at approximately 2:00 minutes into the clip. Photos from the event are available in the Warehouse.



  • Click here for the DVD Times page for the December 28th release of the region 2 Life Season 2 DVD.

  • Profanity warning! After visiting the film set for Your Highness Hunter Stephenson posted a few obscure but intriguing comments about the movie. Thanks to Ann for the link!

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  • Click above to view LSQ TV’s “red carpet” video from last night’s gala screening of “Men Who Stare At Goats.” Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory appear briefly at approximately 6:50 minutes into the clip. Visit the Warehouse to enjoy new photos of the couple taken at the event.

  • First Post’s Sophie Taylor posted this article about the strong advance sales for The Misanthrope and Damian Lewis’s undisputed status as the star of the production. 😀