Categories Billions Nomination Print Media

‘Billions’ of Recognition at the Critics Choice Nominations – Dec 6, 2017

Billions of Recognition at the Critics Choice Nominations 

by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – December 6, 2017

Source: Showtime

It seems every project Damian touches or is a part of turns to gold…or should I say, billions?  Whether he’s receiving recognition for his work individually or collectively, he sure can pick them! And while we love when he’s in the spotlight receiving the recognition he deserves, we also know he is proud of his fellow colleagues who he gets to work with 6 months out of the year on the set of Billions.

Today two of his Billions co-stars were nominated by the Critics Choice Awards – Paul Giamatti for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal as U.S. District Attorney Chuck Rhoades – and Asia Kate Dillon for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for their portrayal as Taylor Mason, the whip-smart hedge fund intern of Damian’s ‘Bobby Axelrod’ on the show.

Source: Showtime

Asia spoke of their work with Damian on Billions back in June of this year at the Split Screens Festival. How does it feel to work with Damian Lewis? Fan Fun with Damian Lewis writes:

“I was not rattled. He is so generous and considerate and kind and compassionate and down to earth.”

Asia says Damian has the ability to totally engage with you but then when they say “roll” he just snaps into it, feeling and reacting truthfully to the moment in the imaginary circumstances of the world. Having a partner as generous as Damian makes the experience extraordinary, they say, because they can only be as good as their screen partner allows them to be.

“Because Damian has such an ability to listen and react truthfully in the moment, I’m able to be totally absorbed in that world and that is a great joy.”

So it comes as no surprise Asia is nominated for Best Supporting Actor when they work with the likes of Damian Lewis!

Back in June Damian tweeted support of his co-worker Asia:

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Categories Behind the Scenes Billions on set Print Media

Damian Films Scene With Kelly AuCoin on the Set of ‘Billions’ – Nov 22, 2017

Damian Films Scene With Kelly AuCoin on the Set of Billions

by Andrew Bullock for MailOnline – DailyMail – November 22, 2017

NEWS ALERT:   What do we have here? It’s Dollar Bill and Axe together again! Our favorite actor was seen filming yet another scene in New York City while on the set of Showtime’s hit series Billions, alongside Kelly AuCoin who plays Dollar Bill Stearn.

Source: DailyMail

On Monday he was seen shooting scenes with on-screen wife Malin Akerman on the streets of New York City.

But Damian Lewis swapped Malin for co-star Kelly AuCoin on Tuesday – and found himself unsure where to look as Kelly dropped his slacks in front of him.  In what looked to be a comic scene in the American drama series, Kelly stood before Damian in just a pair of checked boxer shorts, on the street, in full view of anyone passing by. The scene appeared to feature some sort of tiff between Bobby and Kelly’s character Dollar, resulting in the awkward trouser drop.

The pair were seen shooting the scene outside of a parking garage, as Damian’s character Bobby Axelrod got into a navy Porsche at the end and drove away.

Source: DailyMail

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Categories Poll Print Media

Keep Voting! Damian Advances to the Sweet 16 Bracket in the Cigar Aficionado Tournament – Nov 13, 2017

UPDATED 11/20/17 – Voting has now closed. Thank you for participating.

Keep Voting! Damian Advances to the Sweet 16 Bracket in the Cigar Aficionado Tournament

by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – November 13, 2017

It was a knockout! Damian’s Cigar Aficionado magazine cover beat out Kevin Spacey’s in round 2 of the celebrity cover challenge and officially advances to the next bracket of the tournament called, ‘The Sweet 16.’

Source: Cigar Aficionado

In ‘The Sweet 16’ round, Damian’s cover is up against Jack Nicholson.  You must keep voting to advance Damian’s cover to the next bracket, ‘The Elite 8.’  VOTE HERE and vote often because you will have a chance to win a box of vintage cigars for yourself.

Source: Cigar Aficionado

Stay tuned as we announce updates based on the voting schedule:

November 13 – Sweet 16 begins
November 20 – Elite 8 begins
November 27 – Final 4 begins
December 4 – Championship begins

For more information, visit Cigar Aficionado’s website and Twitter feed.

Categories Helen Personal and Family Life Poetry Print Media Theatre

A Poem for Every Day of the Year – Nov 11, 2017

A Poem for Every Day of the Year

by Tristram Fane Saunders – The Telegraph – November 11, 2017

Our fave actor was present at the November 10 reading of Lewis Carroll’s The Walrus and the Carpenter as part of the unusually glitzy Olivier Theatre audience at the National Theatre launch of well-connected editor Allie Esiri’s new anthology A Poem for Every Day of the Year.

The book is aimed squarely at young readers, but last night’s crowd seemed to contain fewer children than celebrities. Each arrival prompted a chorus of whispers.

Oh look, there’s Damian Lewis! Is that Esiri’s old chum Helena Bonham-Carter? Oh dear, it’s David Cameron.

Afterparty Sam West, Stephen Mangan and Damian Lewis. Source: Twitter @AllieEsiri

And it seems another Helen was the reason Damian made an appearance at the event. Helen McCrory and Howards End star Samuel West kept things sharp and understated to great effect.

Afterparty Damian Lewis, Allie Esiri and Helen McCrory. Source: Twitter @AllieEsiri

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Categories Print Media Voice Work

Damian Voices the Talking Statue of George Orwell – Nov 7, 2017

George Orwell Returns to Loom Over BBC and Damian Voices the Talking Statue

by Maev Kennedy – The Guardian – November 7, 2017

Source: Talking Statues London

George Orwell has returned to loom over the BBC. A larger-than-life statue of the author and former BBC employee has been unveiled outside Broadcasting House in London.

Orwell’s monument joins the regiment of talking statues, which can address any member of the public armed with a smart phone – his near neighbour, the sculpture of Ariel, by Eric Gill, over the main door of Broadcasting House, already talks back.

The Orwell statue is voiced by the actor Damian Lewis – who is, like the author, an Old Etonian. The school has also welcomed Orwell back, commissioning a replica of the portrait head to remind future generations of scholars that stroppy awkwardness is not necessarily a barrier to genius.

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