Banding Together: Band of Brothers Helping Troops
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 8, 2019
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Masters of the Air
by Will Thorne | Variety | October 11, 2019
Apple is set to produce its first in-house series.
The show in question is Masters of the Air, a follow-up to the Band of Brothers and The Pacific series executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. The legendary duo are on board once again, which comes as no surprise given that Spielberg was a prominent figure at the Apple TV Plus launch event in March. Masters of the Air will also be a limited drama and represents the first series greenlit with Apple serving as the studio. The tech giant has placed worldwide video heads Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht in charge of overseeing its new studio.
Based on the book by Donald L. Miller, Masters of the Air is said to follow the true, deeply personal story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler’s doorstep. The series is being written by Band of Brothers alumnus John Orloff, who is also a co-executive producer. The critically acclaimed Band of Brothers miniseries aired on HBO back in 2001, and featured Homeland and Billions star Damian Lewis in one of the lead roles. The show won a handful of Emmys and a Golden Globe, while its successor The Pacific was also an awards season success.
Spielberg is exec producing via his Amblin Television banner, alongside Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone. Graham Yost, also an alumnus from Band of Brothers, will co-executive produce alongside Amblin TV’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey and Steven Shareshian of Playtone.
Masters of the Air will stream exclusively on Apple TV Plus and represents the second project for Apple to hail from Spielberg’s Amblin Television…
Read the rest of the original article at Variety
UK Band of Brothers Cast Reunion
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 14, 2019
Surprise! Some cast members of Band of Brothers reunited on Saturday, September 14, 2019 for some good food, good company, a little croquet, and some piano playing at a private BBQ held at a private residence in London, England. The event was organized by a Band of Brothers cast member and those present were, Damian Lewis (Dick Winters), Nolan Hemmings (Charles E. Grant), Christian Black (Hendrix), Tim Matthews (Penkala), Bart Ruspoli (Tipper), Dexter Fletcher (Martin), Nick Aaron (Popeye Wynn), Marc Ryan-Jordan (John Julian), Peter McCabe (Hoobler), Peter Youngblood Hills (Shifty Powers), Rick Warden (Welsh), actor Ross Owen and more.
Ross Owen’s Facebook page announced:
“Band of Brothers fans. As you all know, Mike Cudlitz hosts a Band of Brothers cast reunion at his LA home every year. For years the UK actors have been hoping to do the same in the UK. So today…after 18 years, the very first ‘behind closed doors’ UK Band of Brothers cast reunion and BBQ takes place at Nolan Hemmings home in London. Looking forward to seeing everyone.”
To view more photos of the event, please visit our Gallery here
We would like to thank Linda who runs the Friends of Major Dick Winters Facebook page for the contribution to this post!
The Real Dick Winters: The Man Who Led the Band of Brothers
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 31, 2019
Hang Tough is the story of the building and dedication of the Richard D. Winters Leadership monument in Normandy, France in June of 2012. The film focuses on the leader of World War II’s Band of Brothers. Narrated by 2012 Emmy Award-winner Damian Lewis, who played Dick Winters in HBO’s Band of Brothers. You can rent or buy it here for $5.99.
Help! I’m Meeting Hanks
by Weekend Reporters | Daily Mail | October 19, 2018
Some of today’s biggest stars have written for us in the past – including Damian Lewis, who wrote this hilarious diary about his big break in Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s WWII TV series Band of Brothers. Weekend Magazine shared extracts from Damian Lewis’s diary as a rising star:
Late August 1999 – Call from my agent, Stephanie Randall. Hollywood’s coming to town. Hurrah. Another chance to record myself on a tape for some big blockbuster which will gather dust on a shelf in LA. ‘This is different,’ Stephanie stresses, ‘It’s Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. They’re seeing everybody, and they want you to play an American. It’s gonna be huge.’
Day of audition – I head off on my motorbike. It rains on me, I arrive, soaked and walk down some steps into a colourless Soho basement.
Continue reading Damian’s Diary – Oct 20, 2018