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Damian and Helen Attend Best Beginnings Gala Dinner – May 17, 2018

Best Beginnings 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 17, 2018

Damian and Helen attended Best Beginnings 10th anniversary dinner on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Guildhall in London to springboard the charity into their second decade. The evening began at 6:30 p.m. with a Champagne Reception sponsored by Pol Roger, followed by a three course dinner in the Great Hall.  “School of Rock – The Musical” was the entertainment for the night.  Thirteen superb child actors performed live, putting children at the heart of the event.

Auction prizes, alongside dinner tickets and pledges, raised more than £100,000 in support of Best Beginnings’ future plans. Best Beginnings is a UK charity which aims to reduce child health inequalities by creating and distributing innovative resources for families and professionals. For more information, please visit Best Beginnings.org and follow them on Twitter.

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Damian and Helen Attend Old Vic’s Bicentenary Ball – May 13, 2018

The Old Vic Theatre Weekend Celebration

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 13, 2018

In February we reported about Damian and Helen’s involvement and preparation with Old Vic’s 200th bicentennial anniversary and this weekend the celebration abounds!  The Old Vic Theatre, Britain’s first National Theatre, celebrated it’s 200th birthday the entire weekend in style.

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Video: Damian and Helen Attend Circus Gala – May 10, 2018

Expect the Unexpected

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 10, 2018

Damian Lewis and Gala Ambassador Helen McCrory attended the Circus Gala 2018 titled ‘Expect the Unexpected‘ in London on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The Gala is a fundraising event to help raise money to support the next generation of circus artists and will celebrate and ignite the future of the art-form.

This year, the National Centre for Circus Arts Gala partnered with Chef Ben Spalding to offer a unique and unexpected three course dinner, along with cocktails, silent and live auctions and other fundraising games.

For more information about the National Centre for Circus Arts organization, please visit their website here.

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Damian and Helen Attend Save the Children Event – May 9, 2018

Save the Children’s “Night of Hits” Fundraiser

by Julia Pritchard | Daily Mail | May 9, 2018

Damian and Helen were hard to miss in their 80’s theme get-up as they attended Save the Children’s “Night of Hits” Fundraiser in London on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.  Save the Children is an organization that helps child poverty, protection, education, hunger and health in 68 countries around the world. They give children a healthy start and the chance to learn. For more information, please visit Save the Children’s website.

Source: Daily Mail – Photo by: Jeff Moore

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Damian Talks to Evening Standard How He and Helen Have Kept Working Through Parenthood – April 9, 2018

“I will never need to be a billionaire”

by Alistair Foster | Evening Standard | April 9, 2018

Damian Lewis has told how he and his wife Helen McCrory had to make the “difficult” decision to keep working while their children were young as they “need to make money”.

The 47-year-old actor insists his life is a far cry from that of billionaire Bobby Axelrod, who he plays in Sky Atlantic series Billions.

The star married McCrory, 49, in 2007 and the couple have a daughter, Manon, 11, and 10-year-old son Gulliver. Lewis said of his grueling filming schedules: “I must have made the decision that this is worth it, otherwise I wouldn’t be doing it.

“I know people who have put their careers to one side almost entirely for five, six, seven years while they bring their kids up, and some of them get lucky afterwards and they can come back to work, get in the saddle and keep working, and others haven’t been so lucky at all.
“Helen and I made the decision that, while we would be present and hands-on parents as best we could during this time, we’d still keep on working and not derail our careers entirely. It’s a difficult decision but then, we do need to make money.”

Lewis has spent a lot of time in New York filming the latest series of Billions, and told Hello! magazine: “I’ve pretty much flown back and forth from New York to London every ten days for the last six months.

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