The King of Cool
by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | November 12, 2018
“Quentin’s film is going to blow people away.” – Damian Lewis on Britannia Awards Red Carpet
Well, some dreams come true and we have been living the dream since we got word late April that Damian Lewis would play the iconic Hollywood actor Steve McQueen in Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood!
As our long-time readers know, we have been rooting for Damian to play Steve McQueen for more than three years now. JaniaJania wrote this article about why Damian Lewis should play Steve McQueen when we got word back in 2015 that a Steve McQueen biopic was in works. And she also tweeted a question to be asked to Damian at NY Times Talks in 2016 about whether he would consider playing McQueen.
Continue reading Damian Lewis in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: A First Look – Nov 12, 2018
Our Kind of Traitor: A Behind the Scenes Filming Location
by Betty Wood | The Spaces | November 9, 2018
The home of MI6 agent Hector Meredith, played by Damian in the 2016 adaptation of John Le Carre’s Our Kind of Traitor, has been listed as ‘Property of the Week’ for a cool £1.495m.
The three-bedroom Langton Way property was built to a design by architects Peter Foggo and David Thomas in the early 1960s and is nestled, almost hidden, behind an inconspicuous brick wall in London’s Blackheath. The midcentury home has cocooning timber-lined interiors with rooms that are packed with warm wooden surfaces, including maple floors and pine ceilings. Floating cedar partitions informally divide its open-play layout while floor-to-ceiling glass bookends the main living spaces, creating sight-lines to its leafy garden. There is a wood-burning stove and white-washed brick walls, and a huge skylight channels light into the living room. Take a tour and view the slideshow here.
Read the rest of the original article at The Spaces
The Josephine Hart Poetry Programme
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 8, 2018
In 2008, Josephine Hart (who died in 2011), explored the work of great poets with the unforgettable verse from the trenches of the First World War. She was joined live at the British Library by the actors Robert Hardy, Daniel Stevens, Damian Lewis and Elizabeth McGovern who give voice to the suffering, sarcasm, wit, and loss expressed by the poets of the Great War.
We are pleased to hear programmes from the BBC radio archive that traces the impact the First World War had upon poets, both soldiers, and those left behind. Listen to actors read some of the most profoundly moving artistic responses to the terrible impact of war ever written.
Click here to listen. The Josephine Hart segment appears to begin at 16:00, Damian is introduced around 17:55, and Damian begins reading the poem My Company by Sir Herbert Read around 26:00.
For more poetry readings by Damian, visit our Fan Fun page.
Guitars and Bond
by Ryan Parry and James Desborough | Daily Mail | November 1, 2018
Damian Lewis jokes to DailyMailTV that his guitar skills could help him nab the coveted role of 007 over top contenders Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston and Richard Madden. He believes he would make a great James Bond, telling DailyMailTV, “The name’s Bond… Busking Bond.”
His musical talent was revealed by close friend and Spooks star Matthew Macfadyen on the red carpet in Los Angeles at the Britannia Awards. The actor said of Lewis:
“There is no reason he should not be Bond. He is suave and sexy, he has a whiff of danger about him. He can ride motorbikes. He can play the guitar and he can dance. He is a red head and that is different and something unique, so I do not see any reason why not?”
Emmy and Golden Globe winner Lewis has made it clear he wants to be the man to replace Daniel Craig when he hangs up his Walther PPK in 2020. The 47-year-old told DailyMailTV he’d love to be considered for the role, and will ‘work hard’ to convince executive producers what their next 007 could look like.
We here at damian-lewis.com are partial to, “The name’s Bond…Ginge Bond.” But all that matters is for Damian to land the part! For more James Bond readings about Damian, visit our Fan Fun page.
Read the rest of the original article at Daily Mail
Raybans: He’s Got the Look
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 28, 2018
During a recent red carpet interview with Variety, Damian was asked what is was like to play Steve McQueen. He stated,
“It’s scary because it’s a little bit like saying ‘Yea, sure, I’ll play Elvis.’ You know, people have views, people have views about that. But I…hopefully we’ve had a good stab at it.”
When asked how he prepared for the role he responded,
“Same way I prepare for everything. Endless material, video material, film material, literature, dialect coaching, physicalizing him, getting into his body and then….
and a pair of Raybans?
“And a pair of Ray…there was a pair…maybe, maybe. I’m not going to give anything away at this point.”
For more Steve McQueen readings about Damian, visit our Fan Fun page.
Source: Variety Twitter