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Damian Reads ‘Words’ by WB Yeats – Feb 12, 2018

Rebel With a Cause: WB Yeats Read by the Stars

by BBC Arts and Books Features | February 12, 2018

Watch 10 fantastic Yeats poems performed by stars including Damian Lewis, Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson and Noel Gallagher. Listen to Bob Geldof tonight at 19:15 on to hear him discuss his documentary on W.B. Yeats.

William Butler Yeats’s writing was an integral part of the Irish Literary Revival, which had a huge influence on those who took part in the Easter Rising of 1916. With his film A Fanatic Heart: Bob Geldof on W.B. Yeats. finally coming to DVD, the Irish star discusses the poet with Front Row.

In Easter week of 1916, the course of Irish history was irrevocably changed as a result of an uprising by the Irish people against British occupation. In this programme originally broadcast on BBC Four, Geldof examines the life and work of Yeats, one of the 20th century’s greatest poets. BBC Arts was granted exclusive access to extended readings from the programme, which you can enjoy below, featuring Bill Nighy, Sting, Dominic West, Damian Lewis and Richard E. Grant.

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Categories Books Broadcast Media Readings

Damian Reads Bedtime Stories – Jan 16, 2018

CBeebies Broadcast Announcement

by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – January 16, 2018

Damian will be on your telly tonight, at least for the lucky fans in the UK.  He will be reading I Got a Crocodile by Nicola Killen at 6:50 p.m. on BBC’s CBeebies.

Categories Appearances Media Our Kind of Traitor Print Media Readings

Damian Lewis Reads le Carre at Time Out London Spy Weekend, Fan Fun with Damian Lewis, May 12, 2016

Damian Lewis reads le Carré at Time Out London’s Spy Weekend

by Damianista

source: Damianista

Damian Lewis is reading le Carré. Time Out London teams up with Studio Canal to bring Londoners a “spy weekend” at Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre. The weekend includes screenings of some of the popular films based on John le Carré books, namely The Spy Who Came in from the Cold(1965), the first le Carré adaptation to the big screen, and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011) as well as of some other classic spy movies like Notorious(1946) and The Third Man (1949) and an exclusive special screening of Our Kind of Traitor followed by a spy-themed party as well as a discussion panel on “Bringing le Carré  to the screen” with The Night Managerproducer Stephen Cornwell (who is also John le Carré’s son), the producer Gail Egan (The Constant GardenerOur Kind of Traitor) and Our Kind of Traitor director Susanna White plus readings from John le Carré’s work by celebrated fans including one certain ginger!

Read the story at Fan Fun with Damian Lewis