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Preparation for Old Vic’s 200th Anniversary in May – Feb 12, 2018

Damian and Helen: Old Vic Theatre Ambassadors

by Matthew Hemley | The Stage | February 12, 2018

Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett and Eileen Atkins are among more than 100 actors, writers and TV personalities announced as ambassadors of the Old Vic as it prepares to mark its 200th anniversary.

They join Imelda Staunton, Ian McKellen, Maxine Peake, Damian Lewis, Derek Jacobi, Janie Dee and Simon Russell Beale as Bicentenary Ambassadors, who will be involved in a variety of initiatives to mark the theatre’s anniversary. These include curating monologues, attending events around the anniversary in May and raising awareness of its education work.

Peake will curate a series of monologues called One Hand Tied Behind Us, to mark International Women’s Day, while Helen McCrory will hold a workshop for aspiring actors. Bertie Carvel will run this year’s London Marathon to raise money for the theatre.

The Old Vic, originally named the Royal Coburg, first opened its doors in 1818 and over the last two centuries has played host to opera, dance, cinema, music hall, classical dramas, variety, clowns, big spectacles and novelty acts. It was the original home of the English National Opera, the Sadler’s Wells dance company and the National Theatre. It has also been a tavern, a college, a coffee house, a lecture hall and a meeting place. The theatre is unique. It stands alone, an independent charity producing groundbreaking work, with no public subsidy, and a social mission running through all it does on and off stage. The adventurous spirit that has permeated every chapter of its history remains as strong today, 200 years on, as it was in 1818.

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Damian and Helen Attend Carols by Candlelight Concert at St. George’s Cathedral – Dec 11, 2017

It is lovely to see our favorite couple enjoying the most wonderful time of the year in London. Damian and Helen attended Carols by Candlelight Concert at St. George’s Cathedral in Lambeth on Monday, December 11 in support of Evelina Children’s Hospital, a part of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation.

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Damian Learns About Trekstock Charity – Nov 1, 2017

Damian Learns About Trekstock Charity 

by Gingersnap – – November 1, 2017

Twitter Source: @trekstock

Who better to learn about Trekstock than our favorite charitable actor Damian Lewis?

According to Trekstock’s Twitter, they thanked Damian for learning about their charity.

Trekstock is a youth cancer charity based in the UK.  The charity provides social and practical support to young adults facing cancer in their 20’s and 30’s throughout the UK. They work closely with the young adults to ensure that regardless of where they are in their own cancer journey, support is provided through and beyond treatment.

For more information about how to get involved, visit Trekstock and follow them on Twitter @trekstock.

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Chance to Shine at Cricket – Sept 12, 2017

Authors vs. Entertainers

by Gingersnap | | September 17, 2018

Damian is back in the UK from New York not just for Game4Grenfell, but he is also lined up to play in yet another charity event, a cricket match for Chance to Shine, a UK charity that spreads the power of cricket through schools and communities.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12 at the Getty Estate at Wormsley and will feature a full day’s entertainment, as a team of renowned authors face off against a star-studded side of entertainers. The day includes much more than a cricket match.  Guests can also look forward to pitchside music, stand-up comedy and a tour of the world-renowned Getty Library.  And there will be an auction in aid of Chance to Shine.

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Damian Lewis Attends GFI Charity Day for Sohana Research Fund/Cure EB – Sept 11, 2017

On the Trading Floor for a Good Cause

by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | September 11, 2018

We all know Damian Lewis is a proud patron of Cure EB, formally Sohana Research Fund. Damian ROCKED the trading floor on Charity Day in 2014 picking up the phones to help raise money for Sohana Research Fund/Cure EB as well as Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

And today he was BACK on the trading floor, this time at GFI Group, now a division of BGC partners, representing Cure EB/Sohana Research Fund to help raise funds and find a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa, to make the world a better place for the bravest girl he has ever known and all the butterfly kids out there.

Damian Lewis representing Sohana Research Fund at GFI Charity Day, September 11, 2017 – Source: Getty

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