New Book Celebrates All Things Ginger
by Murray Scougall | The Sunday Post | February 12, 2018
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Despite just 2% of the world’s population having crimson locks, they are over-represented in high-profile public roles.
But it might be too soon for them to have the last laugh, as it’s feared the redhead gene could die out by 2060.
A new book, Ginger Pride – A Red-Headed History Of The World, examines what makes red hair so special – and confirms they really are a unique breed.
“It started off as a look at historical figures with red hair, as I noticed there was a bit of a trend,” explained author and “proud ginger” Tobias Anthony.
“But I decided to widen it to look at other topics.
“One aspect I was really intrigued by was the myth-making, like accusations of being vampires and witches centuries ago.
“Redheads play a hand in almost every aspect of the world as we know it, from Vikings to royalty (by the time Queen Elizabeth I passed, Britain had seen 138 consecutive years of redheads on the throne) to medicine.
Damian Lewis said, “The redhead stock is very high at the moment. This might be a unique moment in recent history, redheads everywhere are doing well – Prince Harry, Ed Sheeran, Julianne Moore, me, Lily Cole.”
“I think once you have this type of myth and aura connected to ginger hair, there’s some attraction to it. There is something that makes you stand out and seems to captivate people in a certain way and it makes sense to want to ride on the coat-tails of that.”
Continue reading The Red Revolution: What it Really Means to Have Crimson Locks – Feb 12, 2018
‘Billions’ Makes the Best TV Box Set List for Christmas
by James Jackson – The Times – December 8, 2017
Billions gets four out of five stars and is hand picked for one of the best television box sets of the year on the “Gift Guide: The Best TV Box Sets for Christmas.” Only five made the list. Billions joins the likes of Blue Planet II, Dissent & Disruption: The Complete Alan Clarke at the BBC, The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, and Victoria Series 1 and 2.
The Times writes, “For the alpha male in your life, this US drama (shown in Britain on Sky Atlantic) is a high-wire gift: it’s a high-finance romp that he will find wildly addictive; just hope that it doesn’t encourage his worse instincts. Depicting the strategic, but hate-fueled game of chess between a crooked billionaire hedge-fund boss played by Damian Lewis and the District Attorney on his case played by Paul Giamatti, it looks sleekly wonderful, leads you in unexpected directions and has much pumped-up macho dialogue. It’s great, power-mad fun.”
£8.99 season one and £19.99 season two
Read the rest of the original article at The Times
Holiday Shopping Guide: Cyber Monday and Beyond
by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – November 27, 2017
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Are you looking for that perfect gift for the quintessential Damian Lewis fan? Or perhaps a little gift for yourself? Even though today is Cyber Monday, who needs an excuse to shop for all things Damian related? Why not shop year round? You’ve come to the right place! Here is your one-stop resource shopping guide for our favorite ginger actor. Happy shopping!
Holiday Gift Giving Guide 2017
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Now Out on DVD/Blu-ray: Queen of the Desert Featuring a Familiar ‘Ginger Prince’
Source: Queen of the Desert film
Queen and Prince. See what I did there?
If you missed Queen of the Desert during its limited run in movie theaters, featuring a familiar ‘Ginger Prince’ we all know and adore, you can now own it on DVD and Blu-ray beginning September 26, 2017. You can purchase it from Amazon, Best Buy and other online sources. It has been available for streaming since April 14, 2017 from both Amazon Video and iTunes.
The Ginger Prince and Queen – Source: Queen of the Desert film
Originally released in 2015, Queen of the Desert is a biopic chronicling the adventures of the pioneer Gertrude Bell, played by Nicole Kidman, who was an influential diplomat and intelligence agent serving the United Kingdom in the Middle East. Our main man Damian Lewis plays Bell’s paramour, Lt. Col. Charles Doughty-Wylie.
Nicole Kidman and Damian Lewis – Source: Queen of the Desert film
Continue reading Now Out on DVD/Blu-ray: Queen of the Desert Featuring a Familiar ‘Ginger Prince’ – Sept 26, 2017