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Video: Damian’s Most Challenging Role in The Goat Play – April 9, 2018

Talking With Giants of the Stage

by Charlie Gray Photography | British GQ | April 9, 2018

From Bryan Cranston’s night-by-night breakdown in Network to Damian Lewis falling in love with a goat, British theatre walked tall on the world stage last year. We talked to some of the giants of the stage ahead of the Olivier Awards. Damian’s portion is at 3:23 into the video.

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Rake Magazine Interview: A True Leading Man – Feb 15, 2018

Easy Company

In an exclusive interview with The Rake, Damian Lewis tells Tom Chamberlin why we all, in spite of ourselves, love an anti-hero.

by Tom Chamberlin | The Rake Magazine | February, 2018

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Lewis – from Life to Homeland, Wolf Hall to Billions – has become the finest purveyor of modern drama’s moral ambiguities. In fact, writes Tom Chamberlin, if you can think of an actor who has influenced our golden age of television more than him, speak up…

Among the more ambiguous archetypes of the celluloid age, that of ‘leading man’ is perhaps the least defined. Far from the specific criteria of commedia dell’arte and melodrama, in which the characters are demarcated (bad guy = black hat and moustachioed, etc.), the leading man is purely subjective. Arguably he is the origin of celebrity, pulling screen presence into the limelight of fame. But the list of leading men over the years has shown that no colour, size, hair, manner or cultural identity has ever had dominion over the sobriquet. That is until Damian Lewis entered the fray. For Lewis is a man who, above anything else, is an exemplar of leadership and integrity at a time when the acting world could use a dose of it.

Damian Lewis takes charge of rooms when he enters them. Photoshoots with celebrities are often led by either the photographer, who squeezes every image he or she can from the available time; the stylist, whose job is to make sure a well-curated variety of clothes appears in the magazine; or the publicist, who tends to be the powerbroker. The ‘talent’ can often struggle through the day (except, of course, former Rake cover subjects), regarding the experience as a necessary nuisance. Not so with Mr. Lewis.

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The British GQ Theatre Portfolio – Feb 14, 2018

The Goat Play: For Your Consideration

by Jonathan Heaf |  British GQ Magazine | February 8, 2018

British theatre walked tall on the world stage last year. Here, ahead of next month’s Olivier Award nominations, this exclusive portfolio captures the outstanding performers of the past 12 months.

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Damian Lewis

Martin Gray in The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? at Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Goat love; we’ve all been there. OK, maybe not a goat, but what about an attraction to a particularly cute hamster? No? What about your pet dog? Not even after one Guinness too many? OK, we’ll stop, but there’s a point to be explored – about the destructive, uncontrollable nature of human sexuality – and Damian Lewis’ turn last year as a starchitect looking into the abyss of, yes, a goat obsession, staged at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, raised many uncomfortable truths. Starring opposite the electric Sophie Okonedo, Lewis’ performance captured a man’s terror at realizing he is a sexual outlaw trapped in a society where sex, love and marriage have strict, delineated codes.

Official nominations will be announced March 6th. The 2018 Laurence Olivier Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. For more information, please visit the Official London Theatre website.

Jacket by Brunello Cucinelli
Polo shirt by Tom Ford
Jeans by Belstaff
Shoes, Damian’s own

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The GQ Theatrical Portfolio Due Out This Thursday! – Feb 13, 2018

British GQ: The Theatrical Portfolio Starring Damian Lewis

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 13, 2018

We announced earlier that Damian would be appearing in British GQ Magazine in anticipation of the Olivier Awards.

We can now confirm Damian will appear in GQ’s “Theatrical Portfolio” in the March 2018 issue, on stands this Thursday! And here is the sample magazine cover. Other performers appearing are James Norton, Sienna Miller, Bryan Cranston and Andrew Garfield.

Damian’s theatrical performance as Martin Gray, an architect in love with a goat in The Goat Play, or Who is Sylvia? was an Edward Albee revival that ran from March through June, 2017 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End. Will Damian be nominated for an Olivier Award for The Goat Play?

We will soon find out when the official nominations are announced March 6th. The 2018 Laurence Olivier Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. For more information, please visit the Official London Theatre website.

 

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Damian Poses for British GQ in Anticipation of Olivier Awards – Feb 11, 2018

Will He Be Nominated for an Olivier Award for The Goat Play, or Who is Sylvia?

by Olivier Awards | Facebook | February 11, 2018

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We have seen some extraordinary performances and GQ Magazine has caught up with some of the best performers from an incredible year of theatre ahead of the March 6th Olivier Award nominations to capture some beautiful photographs in anticipation of it all.

Damian’s performance as Martin Gray, an architect in love with a goat in The Goat Play, was so remarkable, as was Sophie Okonedo equally riveting.  Edward Albee’s revival tragedy ran from March until June, 2017 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London.

If you were unable to see the play, fear not. You can read all about it, each scene broken down and accompanied with photo in, How I Have Fallen for “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia”: A Review by Fan Fun with Damian Lewis.

The 2018 Laurence Olivier Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. For more information, visit the Official London Theatre website.

To see a full gallery of all the top performers, visit the Olivier Awards Facebook page or Twitter announcement and follow British GQ Magazine on Twitter or Facebook.

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