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Announcement: Damian Joins Soccer Aid 2018 – April 27, 2018

Soccer Aid for Unicef: Two Teams, One Goal

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 27, 2018

Today it was announced that Damian will return for Soccer Aid 2018, joining Team Robbie playing for England.  Damian played in the very first Soccer Aid back in 2006 and has gone on to make several subsequent appearances in the match, mainly as a central midfielder.

Here are the details:

What: Soccer Aid for Unicef
Who: England vs Soccer Aid World XI
When: Sunday June 10, 2018
Where: Old Trafford, Manchester
Time: Kick off at 8:00 pm (BST)
How: Purchase tickets here or call 0161 444 2018
Broadcast: ITV and STV
Presenters: Kirsty Gallacher and Dermot O’Leary
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Teams: England Team Captain Robbie Williams vs. Soccer Aid World XI  Team Captain Usain Bolt
Why: Soccer Aid brings stars, football legends and all of us together to raise money so that more children around the world can grow up healthy, happy and safe. The football match was started by Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes in 2006. Over the last 10 years, the £24 million raised by Soccer Aid has enabled Unicef to help more children than any other humanitarian organization. Unicef provides life-saving food, vaccines, clean water and protection from violence to millions of children around the world.

And guess what former Homeland co-star joins Damian on the field?

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Video: Damian Sends Condolences to the City of Toronto – April 24, 2018

Damian Sends Condolences After Toronto Attack

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 24, 2018

ET Canada reported Damian Lewis, Stephen Amell, Patricia Arquette, Britney Spears and more stars took to Twitter to show support for Toronto after the attacks that killed 10 and left dozens injured.

View ET Canada’s news video by clicking on “Continuing Reading” below.

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Categories In Development/ Pre-Production News Print Media Run This Town

Damian Transforms for Run This Town – April 23, 2018

See Damian Transform Into Toronto Ex-Mayor Rob Ford

by etalk.ca | April 23, 2018

Damian’s transformation into late Toronto Mayor Rob Ford for the movie Run This Town is complete.  He took to Twitter to give us fans an inside look into the prosthetic preparation.

Exclusive first-look at photos with Damian transforming into full costume:

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Damian to Guest Appear on ‘Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist’ – April 14, 2018

Insider Tips: Billions Season 3

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 14, 2018

According to BroadwayWorld.com, and confirmed by NBC’s television schedule, Damian is set to guest appear on Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist on April 22 at 8:00 a.m. EST/7:00 a.m. CST, so set those DVR’s! The Sunday sit-down at New York’s Spin covers topics including the hit television series Billions, Damian’s breakout role in Homeland, his British and American accents and most of all, Damian shows off his ping-pong skills. They also discuss his big Hollywood break in Band of Brothers, meeting Steven Spielberg, and more.

After the interview Damian and Willie Geist picked up a set of paddles for a fiery game of ping-pong.

Damien tells Willie had to work hard on his New York accent for his role as Bobby Axelrod in the Showtime drama series Billions. In addition to discussing how he learned a new way of speaking, he also tells Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist which spirit animal he channels for this character.

We had some indication back in March when behind the scenes filming of Damian and Geist surfaced on social media. Be sure to check your local NBC television listing and stay tuned to damian-lewis.com for additional details and the latest news.

 

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Damian to Play Rob Ford in the Movie ‘Run This Town’ – April 10, 2018

Damian Will Play a Flashy, Unpredictable Politician with No Filter

by Michael Oliveira | The Globe and Mail | April 10, 2018

As we initially reported back on March 26 and confirmed by both Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter, Damian will play controversial ex-Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in the drama, Run This Town. In an interview released today, Damian revealed he was fitted with a prosthetic in order to play the former mayor, who died in 2016 at the age of 46. Damian told Kit Magazine the process took an entire afternoon, which involved “getting his face and head completely covered in silicon strips, breathing through a small hole near the nose.”

However, writer-director Ricky Tollman clarified the film is not a biopic. Tollman says Ford is actually a fairly minor character in the story of a young wannabe journalist and other millennials who struggle to make a living in a post-recession economy. Ben Platt plays a bumbling newsroom intern who wants to break the story on the Ford scandal — but is several steps behind other reporters.

Tollman said he was thrilled to recruit Lewis to portray Ford, calling him “one of the most talented actors working today.”  “I thought that this is a guy that can play the moments of darkness and depth, but can also play the lighter moments. Rob was a guy that was elected because people wanted to grab a beer with the guy, you know?” said Tollman.

“He [Lewis] took to the idea that this wasn’t a one-dimensional version of this character.”

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