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Damian to be Feted at BAFTA’s 2018 Britannia Awards – Sept 27, 2018

2018 Britannia Award for Excellence in Television  

by Peter White | Deadline | September 27, 2018

The British actor and producer will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at the event, which takes place on October 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  BAFTA TV Award-winning Actor Matthew Macfadyen will present his Warriors co-star Damian with the award. The Britannia Award is the highest accolade presented by BAFTA Los Angeles, and is a celebration of achievement honoring individuals and companies from the US, UK and beyond who have dedicated their careers or corporate missions to advancing the art-forms of the moving image. The Awards are presented annually at The British Academy Britannia Awards gala dinner, where peers and colleagues celebrate the work and accomplishments of the distinguished honorees and gather to celebrate the fruitful relationship between the UK and US industries.

He joins this year’s previously announced honorees including Steve McQueen, Cate Blanchett and Kevin Feige. Lewis recently completed production on Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, in which he plays Steve McQueen.

“Damian’s ability to completely transform himself into iconic characters on screen ranging from King Henry VIII to Bobby Axelrod is a testament to his genius. With his unforgettable performances he consistently draws audiences in and takes us on a gripping journey deep into the human psyche.” said BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman Kieran Breen. “We are delighted to celebrate his achievements and honor him with the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at this year’s ceremony.”

The first Britannia Award was presented in 1989 to Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli, pioneer producer of the James Bond films. Since the gala’s inception, the Britannia Awards ceremony has expanded to include multiple presentations celebrating living legends, rising British stars and internationally acclaimed colleagues.

Watch this year’s Britannia Awards live on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 5:45-11:55 p.m. Pacific time on BritBox. If you can attend in person at the Beverly Hilton Hotel located at 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, tickets range from $300-$500 and can be purchased here.

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Five Fixed Income ETFs that Bobby Axelrod Would Play – Sept 11, 2018

Any Chance Axelrod Gets to Slight the U.S. Government is a Winner in His Book

by Ben Hernandez | ETF Trends | September 11, 2018

Treasure chests of money tinged with corruption amid a backdrop of high finance makes for an interesting show and with a character like fictitious hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod, expertly played by actor Damian Lewis, Showtime network’s television series “Billions” takes viewers on a seemingly endless game of chess. Whenever there’s money to be made, rest assured that the ambitious Axelrod is in the eye of the storm regardless of the asset class, including bonds.

In the second season of “Billions,” Axelrod showed that his multi-strategy hedge fund, Axe Capital, is not averse to the fixed-income space. With word that a casino was headed to sleepy town Sandicot, Axelrod snapped up the city’s distressed municipal bonds in an effort to capitalize on its impending rise in prices should the casino plans actually come to fruition.

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TV Guide’s 100 Best Shows of 2018 – Sept 10, 2018

TV Guide Ranks Peak TV’s Finest Offerings

by TV Guide Editors | TV Guide | September 10, 2018

Why is TV Guide ranking the 100 best shows right now? Tony Soprano once said, “Those who want respect, give respect.” He also said, “A wrong decision is better than indecision.”

But this list isn’t about Tony Soprano. Or Don Draper. Or Olivia Pope or Mary Richards or Blanche Devereaux. This list is about today’s golden age of television. Peak TV deserves its own spotlight, a ranking of the very best shows that are being created right now, across every platform.

Here’s how we came up with the list: We limited eligibility for the 100 Best Shows Right Now to ongoing shows that have at least one more season slated to air — guidelines that disqualified limited series like Sharp Objects, as well as shows that just ended, like Adventure Time. With that in mind, every staffer nominated 25 shows (for a total of 149), and the most-nominated shows made our shortlist. Then, each staffer voted on the ranking order, and to help adjust for bias, one ballot was based on sister site Metacritic’s TV rankings. With the complicated math out the way, the final rank order was determined after much passionate debate among TV Guide’s editors.

The range of programming showcased below reveals just how many quality TV shows are airing today — and just how subjective the idea of “quality” can be. As you’ll discover, Vanderpump Rules and Chicago Fire are featured side-by-side with prestige dramas like The Handmaid’s Tale and Game of Thrones. A quarter of the list is devoted to shows that have had only one season so far. Some creators and stars work on multiple shows in the ranking, including Ryan Murphy, Samira Wiley, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Noah Hawley, Michael Schur, and many more, but none has Tobias Menzies beat. YouTube Premium series Cobra Kai and Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television made the cut, but The Walking Dead didn’t. Maybe you disagree with us on the ranking, but we’re pretty sure your new favorite show (quiz) is somewhere on this list.

Here are the 100 Best Shows Right Now:

#75 – Billions (Showtime)

How to watch: ShowtimeAmazon Prime with Showtime add-onHulu with Showtime add-on

Billions never stops going for it. It swings for the fences every time. Every performance is excessive, every twist is game-changing, every line of dialogue sounds like it was written by someone who laughed out loud after they wrote it. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, and that makes it more fun to watch than any other expensive, A-list cable drama. – Liam Mathews

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Damian is Back in L.A. – Sept 7, 2018

Damian Hits Melrose Avenue and Gets Hit Himself

by Ryan Smith | Daily Mail | September 7, 2018

While in town filming for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Damian hit up the upscale L.A. store Fred Segal on Melrose Avenue on Thursday, September 6, 2018 only to discover a driver hit his luxury car while on his shopping spree. Damian channeled a calm resolve when he discovered the wreckage as he surveyed the damage on the spoiler of his silver Jaguar.

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Damian Makes GQ’s Best Menswear Look This Week – Sept 4, 2018

How to Recreate Four of This Week’s Best Menswear Looks for Less

by Brad Nash | GQ Australia | September 4, 2018

As David Bowie sang,
“Fashion!
Turn to the left
Fashion!
Turn to the right”

Stock up on those loud shirts!

This weekend was one to behold in the world of menswear, with Hollywood’s leading men taking to the Venice Film Festival red carpet in red carpet looks that are entirely summer-ready.

Perfect for us, then.

But alas, we can’t all afford to swathe ourselves in the finest Gucci, nor are any of us good looking or famous enough to warrant Gucci wanting to drape us in clothes of our own accord.

Here’s how you can achieve some of this season’s iconic looks without breaking the bank, while adding a few wardrobe staples to your rotation in the process.

Damian Lewis at the US Open

Seated alongside Anna Wintour as a guest of Roger Federer for the Swissman’s US open clash, Bobby Axelrod took things tropical with a bright printed shirt and stone chinos combo that’ll set you up just right going into spring.

Get the look in this style vignette:

Pretty Green Slim Fit Paisley Print Shirt in Green – $133, prettygreen.com
Jac + Jack Flynn Pants – $196, theiconic.com
H&M Leather Belt – $24.99, hm.com
Reebok Club C Sneakers – $91 (on sale from $130), asos.com
Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses – $205, sunglasshut.com

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