The Times Online has a nice little interview with Damian Lewis:
I used to be a bit of a party animal. These days I can’t go out relentlessly and be a father as well. I have two children, aged 3 and 2, so instead I tend to do silly dad things such as going on 150-mile bike rides with my friends just to prove that we can do it. We did a ride in the Cambrian Mountains and Brecon Beacons over three days at Easter out of a sense of adventure, but we’ve all been in physiotherapy ever since.
Read the rest at the Times Online.
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Gallery update: Click here at the gallery for a couple pictures of Damian Lewis leaving the Comedy Theatre on Thursday, February 4th.
New download: Click here on our Events page to download a video interview with Damian at the South Bank Awards Show. Many thanks to Kaz! ➡
Gallery update: Click here at the gallery for a Damian Lewis interview from John Lewis Edition.
An excerpt from the interview:
I ask him if he overlapped with David Cameron at Eton. He gives me a funny look and I immediately correct myself: ‘Of course, he probably left before you got there.’
‘Actually I’m considerably younger,’ he says.
I start laughing, assuming he’s joking, then quickly realize he’s not. Cameron is 43 while Lewis is 38. Oh God! What have I said? ‘Sorry about that,’ I say, slapping my forehead. ‘I’m an idiot.’
‘Don’t worry,’ he says, ‘I just look old before my time. It’s the effect of all the drugs.’
Click here for items autographed by Damian Lewis (after a performance).
Many thanks to June for all the scans!
- Matt Wolf of Broadway.com published this terrific interview with Damian Lewis about his current role as Alceste in The Misanthrope at the Comedy Theatre in London’s West End.
Paul Levy praised Damian’s portrayal of Alceste in his review for the Wall Street Journal.com.
Visit the Warehouse for photos of Damian leaving the theatre on January 2, 2010.
- Damian Lewis is scheduled to make a guest appearance on the Jonathan Ross show on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday January 16, 2010. The programme will run from 10am to 1pm and will be available for online listing live during the broadcast and on demand for 7 days after the broadcast. Thanks to Ann for the info and links!
- The Wimbledon Film Club will screen Chromophobia starring Damian Lewis at the Odeon Wimbledon on January 14, 2010. Director Martha Fiennes will attend to present the film and answer questions; click here for more information.
- In the US HBO is currently repeating Band of Brothers starring Damian Lewis. Episode 2 “Day of Days” will air on Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 8:00 PM ET. HBO subscribers can also access episodes on HBO On Demand at no additional charge through March 29, 2010.
Two companion programs are also available on HBO On Demand, the documentary “We Stand Alone Together: The Men of Easy Company” and a featurette titled “The Making of Band of Brothers”.
- Additional Damian Lewis performances available on US television this month include Dreamcatcher, Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker, and Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe; click here for more information and remember to check your local listings for accurate viewing information.
Metro.co.uk has a pretty picture to go along with their new interview with Damian Lewis:
He’s just got back from two years in the US filming NBC show Life, in which he played a policeman newly released from prison after serving 12 years for a murder he didn’t commit. He’s the latest British actor to make it big in America but he found the experience culturally dislocating.
‘I enjoyed it enormously but it was never my intention to be an LA TV actor jumping from one show to the next. It’s a luxurious living but it’s also rather deadening.’
And so he and his family (he has two small children with the actress Helen McCrory) swapped sunshine for the rain and now Lewis is about to appear in an updated Martin Crimp version (opposite Knightley) of Molière’s 17th-century satire The Misanthrope.
‘I just called up a bunch of people and asked whether anyone wanted to do a play with me,’ he says, which sounds both sweet and staggering.
Is that really how actors get work? He laughs awkwardly.
‘No no, not really. But you have to seek variety, particularly if you want to do theatre, which is the thing that drives me and which is somehow lacking when I’m doing these other things.’
Read the rest of the interview here.
- Click here at the livejournal apple grass icons for a gorgeous and detailed picspam of Charlie’s various outfits, minus tie, in Life. 💡