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    Damian Lewis discusses The Misanthrope and working with Keira Knightley in a new interview with the Telegraph:

    Knightley’s promised theatrical debut is eye-wateringly hot stuff. … If the flame-haired Lewis, 38, feels any anxiety or concern about the fact that Knightley looks set to be the centre of much frenzied attention in the coming weeks, he’s not confessing to it when we meet. His last stage appearance, as the inwardly tortured businessman Karsten Bernick in Ibsen’s Pillars of the Community earned him rave reviews at the National in 2005. The part of the people-hating Alceste – the biliously witty anti-hero reconceived as a hip playwright in Martin Crimp’s smart update of Moliere’s 1666 classic comedy – should cement his reputation as one of theatre’s finest talents. But will he get his chance to capitalise on the opportunity?

    As he calmly downs a pint of Guinness in the pub next door to the show’s Bloomsbury rehearsal rooms, Lewis radiates only relaxed enthusiasm for the project, which he had a hand in getting off the ground and which will mark his own West End debut. When Keira came on board, then, of course it became an ‘event’,’ he says. And pauses. ‘I can only say that I think it’s fun to be part of these things.’

    Click here for the interview.

    Click here at The Misanthrope‘s official site to order tickets. Previews begin at London’s Comedy Theatre on December 5, 2009! Interested in getting together with other fans to see the play? Click here at the Yahoo! Group for more information.

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  • From Baz Bamigboy’s Mail Online column:

    Damian Lewis as Alceste – Moliere’s Misanthrope – looks on disdainfully as two photographs illustrate what he regards as the shallowness of society. …

    ‘This Misanthrope is angered by everything he sees around him and yet, at the same time, you might say he’s one of the great romantics in literature,’ Damian told me.

    Yet Alceste has fallen in love with Jennifer, the megastar played by Keira, and she’s unable to provide the truthfulness he seeks.

    Damian added: ‘Alceste is really his own worst enemy because he’s so unutterably rude when showing his dissatisfaction with the people around him.’

    Books tickets now at The Misanthrope‘s official site!

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  • Damian Lewis is quoted in Metro.co.uk discussing Keira Knightly, his co-star in The Misanthrope:

    Damian Lewis is positive that Keira Knightley will do a terrific job when she makes her debut on the West End stage. The Band Of Brothers star will be appearing alongside the British actress in the West End production of Moliere’s comedy The Misanthrope, which opens in December. “She’s got quite a successful acting dad and playwright mum, so she can handle herself – Keira is fabulous, she’s an absolute sweetheart – she’s looking forward to it as well so we’re going to have fun,” he said.

    He added: “I’m very excited about doing The Misanthrope – massively. We did the photo call for it the other day, and it made it very real, very exciting.” And Damian joked that he wouldn’t mind the paparazzi attention. “If I can get in and out the stage door every night without fighting, I’d feel hurt – I’d be insulted,” he quipped. The Misanthrope will be at the Comedy Theatre from December 17.



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  • Click above to view LSQ TV’s “red carpet” video from last night’s gala screening of “Men Who Stare At Goats.” Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory appear briefly at approximately 6:50 minutes into the clip. Visit the Warehouse to enjoy new photos of the couple taken at the event.

  • First Post’s Sophie Taylor posted this article about the strong advance sales for The Misanthrope and Damian Lewis’s undisputed status as the star of the production. 😀

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  • Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory attended the gala screening of “Men Who Stare At Goats” during the Times BFI London Film Festival at London’s Odeon Leicester Square on October 15, 2009; visit the Warehouse for more photos from the event.

  • Baz Bamigboye of the Mail Onine reports that ticket sales for The Misanthrope starring Damian Lewis have totaled £1 million in just 4 days!!! ➡

    The article also reveals that the play’s cast posed for an official poster yesterday and that rehearsals will begin on November 2nd.

  • Spoilers! Universal Studios has released the “official synopsis” for Your Highness starring Damian Lewis:

    YOUR HIGHNESS October 1, 2010

    Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. Danny McBride and James Franco team up for an epic comedy adventure set in a fantastical world-Your Highness. As two princes on a daring mission to save their land, they must rescue the heir apparent’s fiancée before their kingdom is destroyed.

    Thadeous (McBride) has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious (Franco) embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he’s settled for a life of wizard’s weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious’ bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux), the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off.

    Half-assedly embarking upon his first quest, Thadeous joins Fabious to trek across the perilous outlands and free the princess. Joined by Isabel (Natalie Portman)-an elusive warrior with a dangerous agenda of her own-the brothers must vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights before they can reach Belladonna. If Thadeous can find his inner hero, he can help his brother prevent the destruction of his land. Stay a slacker, and not only does he die a coward, he gets front row seats to the dawn of an all-new Dark Ages.