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A Poem for Every Day of the Year – Nov 11, 2017

A Poem for Every Day of the Year

by Tristram Fane Saunders – The Telegraph – November 11, 2017

Our fave actor was present at the November 10 reading of Lewis Carroll’s The Walrus and the Carpenter as part of the unusually glitzy Olivier Theatre audience at the National Theatre launch of well-connected editor Allie Esiri’s new anthology A Poem for Every Day of the Year.

The book is aimed squarely at young readers, but last night’s crowd seemed to contain fewer children than celebrities. Each arrival prompted a chorus of whispers.

Oh look, there’s Damian Lewis! Is that Esiri’s old chum Helena Bonham-Carter? Oh dear, it’s David Cameron.

Afterparty Sam West, Stephen Mangan and Damian Lewis. Source: Twitter @AllieEsiri

And it seems another Helen was the reason Damian made an appearance at the event. Helen McCrory and Howards End star Samuel West kept things sharp and understated to great effect.

Afterparty Damian Lewis, Allie Esiri and Helen McCrory. Source: Twitter @AllieEsiri

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Damian Attends ‘People, Places & Things’ Post-Curtain Dinner Event – Oct 24, 2017

Damian Attends ‘People, Places & Things’ Post-Curtain Dinner Event

by Maria Ward – Vogue – October 24, 2017

People, Places & Things Post-Curtain Dinner Event. Source: Vogue – photo by Krista Schlueter

On Monday night, the toast of Broadway traveled to Brooklyn for the American premiere of Duncan Macmillan’s People, Places & Things staged at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY.

Following sold-out productions at London’s National Theatre and then on the West End, Denise Gough has reprised her Olivier Award–winning role as Emma alongside much of the original cast.

All were on hand at the elegant post-curtain dinner, hosted by Vogue’s Anna Wintour. There, underneath the theater-style lights in the auditorium, Damian Lewis warmed up the room with a little-known anecdote from when he first began dating now-wife Helen McCrory in 2005. At the time, McCrory was playing the part of Rosalind in the West End production of As You Like It. Lewis recounted a conversation he had with McCrory: “She said, ‘If there’s any justice in this world, the girl who is understudying me is going to be a fucking star,’” Lewis recalled. “‘She’s brilliant.’” As fate would have it, the understudy was Gough.

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Damian Lewis Talks Billions, The Goat Play and Obama on Andrew Marr Show – April 30, 2017

Damian Lewis talks Billions, The Goat Play and Obama on Andrew Marr Show

Damian Lewis excels at playing the most Alpha of males.

From Henry the Eighth in “Wolf Hall” to Brodie in “Homeland”, Lewis has often shown masculinity at its most bruising.

His return to the London stage, however, will leave quite a few of his fans with their jaws on the floor.

In Edward Albee’s absurdist play, “The Goat”, Lewis plays an architect who falls in love with a goat.

Andrew Marr spoke to him about the play.

Categories Interviews Media Print Media The Goat or Who is Sylvia?

An Actor is Always Reinventing Himself Through his Characters – An Interview with Damian Lewis – April 23, 2017

‘An actor is always reinventing himself through his characters’ – An Interview with Damian Lewis

London Calling – 23 April 2017

‘An actor is always reinventing himself through his characters’ - An Interview with Damian Lewis

Source: London Calling

Having ventured from the hallowed halls of England’s most historic school to the very top of transatlantic television, Damian Lewis is returning to the city – and the stage – of his youth with a starring role in Ian Rickson’s revival of the Edward Albee-penned The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

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Damian Lewis Nearly Fainted on Stage After Bursting Ear Drum Hours Before Performance – April 6, 2017

Damian Lewis nearly fainted on stage after bursting ear drum hours before performance

by ROBERT DEX – The Evening Standard – 

Soldering on: Damian Lewis and co-star Sophie Okonedo
Soldering on: Damian Lewis and co-star Sophie Okonedo Dave Benett – Source: The Evening Standard

Damian Lewis revealed he almost passed out on stage last night after perforating his eardrum hours before performing his new West End play.

The Billions actor said he was left in “tremendous pain” and was ordered by producers to see a doctor before he went on stage in the new production of Edward Albee’s The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?.

Lewis said he fell ill after catching an “awful cold” that was passed round the cast and crew, including co-star Sophie Okonedo, that perforated his eardrum and left him partially deaf.

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