‘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
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The Power of Antony: Damian’s “Shakespeare Solos” Performance Featured as a Study in the Use of Emotional Rhetoric in Public Speaking
by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – November 21, 2017
Damian’s performance as Antony in Julius Caesar was a feature in the Metsitaba newsletter. Metsitaba: Meet, Speak, Move is a weekly tech newsletter based out of Ireland and aimed at improving public speaking skills. The newsletter features handpicked conferences, speaker profiles, resources and historical speeches highlighting the ancient art of rhetoric. And it seems Metsitaba’s September 13 newsletter section titled ‘Learn From the Best’ featured Damian’s performance as Antony in Julius Caesar, delivering the most iconic speech in all of Shakespeare, as a study in the use of emotional rhetoric (pathos). For more information, read the newsletter here.
For more on Damian as Antony:
A Lesson in Rhetoric: Damian Lewis as Antony
Damian as Antony
Top Damian Lewis Moments 2016: Antony’s Speech for The Guardian
Who’s the Best Drama Actor Emmy Winner This Decade? [Poll]
By Kevin Jacobsen – Gold Derby – October 4, 2017
The Best Drama Actor category at the Emmys has gone to many deserving men since 2010. After a decade of multiple victories for actors like James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”), James Spader (“The Practice”/”Boston Legal”) and Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), the 2010s have thus far featured refreshing turnover, with only one repeat win in eight years. The decade began with Cranston accepting his third consecutive trophy for playing Walter White in “Breaking Bad.” That streak was broken when Kyle Chandler picked up his Emmy for playing Coach Eric Taylor in the final season of “Friday Night Lights.”
Damian Lewis in Homeland – Source: Showtime
“Homeland” fever struck in 2012 as Damian Lewis won his Emmy for playing corrupt soldier Nicholas Brody on the Showtime drama. 2013 was a shocking year with buzz split between Lewis and splashy newcomer Kevin Spacey for the first season of “House of Cards.” The award went to neither — instead, Jeff Daniels surprised for his role as Will McAvoy in “The Newsroom.” 2014 was another competitive year, with Cranston taking on the men of “True Detective,” but Cranston pulled off one last victory for his iconic performance. After seven years of being the bridesmaid, Jon Hamm finally won in 2015 for his equally iconic role as Don Draper in “Mad Men.” In 2016, Rami Malek won for playing troubled hacker Elliot Anderson in “Mr. Robot.” Sterling K. Brown then prevailed this year for his emotional performance as Randall Pearson in “This Is Us.”
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Damian and Helen Hilariously Attempt to go Incognito in Eye-Catching Animal Disguises at Surrey Theme Park
by Lisa McLoughlin | The Daily Mail | September 10, 2017
Looking (butter)fly! Damian Lewis looked worlds away from his cutting character as he stepped out on Sunday wearing an eye-catching butterfly mask alongside his Peaky Blinders actress wife Helen McCrory while at Chessington World of Adventures.
He’s known for his calculating role as the ambitious hedge-fund king Bobby Axelrod on Sky Atlantic’s Billions.
The dynamic acting duo looked in jovial spirits as they wandered around the Surrey-based theme park wearing hilarious masks while hand-in-hand.
Casually-clad for their afternoon of fun, Helen complemented her navy joggers and red cherry-printed jumper with an attention-grabbing hot pink wig.
Wrapping up while at the adventure park, she donned a long navy duster coat over her frame, yet her multi-coloured oversized mask took centre stage.
While his long-term love went all out, Damian opted to go for a delicate pale pink mask with gold accents which offset his grey and black hued ensemble.
The pair were more than happy to pose in their rib-tickling veils, which no doubt did little to hide their identity while they visited The Gruffalo river ride and fed the park’s giraffes.
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by Peter Walker – The Guardian – September 8, 2017
PM tells Test Match Special she’s a fan of Boycott, known for avoiding risks, creating deep divisions and clinging on to power.
Theresa May Speaks to Actor Damian Lewis on Day Two of the England v West Indies Cricket Match at Lord’s – Source: The Guardian
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