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Deep State’s Mark Strong on Playing Footie with Damian Lewis – May 10, 2018

Longtime Passions for Football

by Benji Wilson | Radio Times | May 10, 2018

When Radio Times asked Mark Strong if he is best on the pitch, he replied:

The guy that runs the games said to me a few weeks ago that I was one of the fittest on the pitch. I’m not sure that’s true but I’m fairly useful. Damian Lewis also plays in our game, he’s very good. In fact, he and I played in the Legends match, which I think was the penultimate game at Upton Park. I scored and beat [ex-Arsenal goalkeeper] Jens Lehmann, but it was disallowed because it came off my arm.

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Categories Events Golf Personal and Family Life

Damian Will Play in the BMW PGA Celebrity Pro-AM Championship – April 27, 2018

This Ace will be Slicing on the Greens Again

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

According to European Tour’s website, stars of film and television will be taking a break from delivering their lines to join the best golfers in the world for a day of unscripted Celebrity Pro-AM golf competition at Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, Surrey, United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 23, prior to the BMW PGA Championship set for May 24-May 27, 2018. Tee times are posted tournament week, typically the day before the event.

Damian returns to the West Course looking to improve on a third place finish in last year’s event, which is the curtain raiser to the BMW PGA Championship, the first of eight Rolex Series events on the European Tour.

Last year Damian joined the 2016 BMW PGA Champion Chris Wood, as well as rowing legends Sir Matthew Pinsent and Sir Steve Redgrave, to finish with an impressive team score of 24 under par.

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Categories Charity Events Football/Soccer News

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
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 Interview & Podcast: Damian’s Guest Appearance on Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist – April 22, 2018

Sunday Sit-Down and Podcast with Willie Geist

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 22, 2018

Source: NBC Today Show

On Sunday, April 22, 2018, Damian appeared on NBC’s Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist at New York City’s Spin to discuss insider tips about what’s to come on the upcoming season of Billions, Damian’s breakout role in Band of Brothers, his American and British accents, and he even showed off his crazy ping-pong skills in this video. For additional interview video snippets and extras, view our original announcement.

Watch the interview video and listen to the full-length podcast below, and don’t forget to visit our Gallery for the latest photos.

Podcast:

Damian says of Billions and playing Bobby Axelrod, “This season we descend even further through the circles of hell. And as each personable, individual soul blackens and darkens because of the corrupting influence of power and money, we see the stakes just rise higher and higher. It’s really good fun. You know, this is a show about assholes being assholes. That’s why he’s [Axe] fun to play. He’s a predator, he prowls, he’s looking for prey – that’s a good metaphor for hedge fund guys who are looking for the injured wildebeest off the back of the pack that’s under performing. He’s got a swagger about him. He’s an alley cat. He’s a scrapper, he’s that boxer who lives on his wits and who’s wits are just a little bit quicker than everybody else’s so he can roll and he’s got quick feet.”

Over the last two years, Willie has sat down with some of the biggest names in news and pop culture — from actors and musicians to presidents and CEOs — to talk about the stories behind their success. Starting now, these entire conversations will be available every week on the “Sunday Sitdown” podcast.

Categories Football/Soccer Personal and Family Life Sports Video

Video: Damian Attends Liverpool vs Manchester City UEFA Champions League Match – April 4, 2018

Hanging Out With Soccer Giants

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 4, 2018

Source: Getty Images

Damian and son were a part of the coverage at Anfield for the first leg of Liverpool’s Champions League tie with Manchester City on April 4th.

They were pitchside ahead of the game to speak with the talent lineup that includes Gary Lineker, Steven Gerrard, and Frank Lampard. And Liverpool wins 3-0!

After a magical Liverpool night that lived up to every effusive word ever uttered about Anfield, Pep Guardiola and Manchester City are now going to have live up to all the hype about them to turn this tie around. The Catalan will maybe have to produce his greatest feat of management yet, or something at least as wondrous as Jurgen Klopp conjured here for this coruscating 3-0 victory that itself will match anything this great old ground has seen in Europe. That’s the scale of the task for City in the second leg, that’s how magnificent Liverpool were.

It was amazing to think that the utterly thrashed visitors could be crowned the most commanding ever English champions as soon as Saturday, because it’s been a long time since they have been made to look this callow, this out of ideas, this poor. City’s night started with their bus getting smashed up, and just got worse. The only blemish for Liverpool is the second-half injury to the dominant Mohamed Salah, although Klopp said afterwards the player said he was “fine”. The real key, though, was that Liverpool successfully set a pace that City couldn’t match even when Klopp’s team began to naturally subside.

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