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  • Thanks to Bashfulbadger for the news that the UK’s ITV network is now running “coming soon to ITV3” promos for Life: Season Two starring Damian Lewis. So far, no date has been given for the season premiere.

  • An unconfirmed report in Film Guide says that actor Tom Cruise has asked Damian Lewis to co-star in his new film, a World War II movie based on The Man Who Never Was, a true story about the work of British Intelligence during the war.

  • Click here and here for reports of Brian Cox’s appearance at the Independent Film Festival of Boston screening of The Escapist with Damian Lewis.

  • The Sundance Channel’s schedule now shows five dates in May for US broadcasts of Keane starring Damian Lewis:

    » Sunday May 3 at 4:15PM
    » Thursday May 7 at 1PM
    » Tuesday May 12 at 1PM
    » Wednesday May 20 at 2:50PM
    » Saturday May 30 at 1PM

  • Damian Lewis is mentioned in this Evening Standard article about the theatrical arts program at Eton.

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  • Thanks to Linda in Michigan for scans of Damian Lewis’s recent “This Much I Know” interview for the Guardian Observer magazine.

  • Click here for an article about Life – Season 2 on M-Net in South Africa.

  • The Daily Mail has an article about Helen McCrory’s role as Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter films.

  • According to TV Guide, Lodge Kerrigan’s brilliant film Keane starring Damian Lewis will broadcast in the US next month on the Sundance channel:

    » Sun, May 3, 4:15 PM
    » Thu, May 7, 1:00 PM

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  • Spoiler warning! Check out the Warehouse for new HQ still photos from Life episode 2.18 the “3 Women” which will broadcast in the US on March 18, 2009 on NBC (source: SpoilerTV.)

    This episode will introduce actress Gabrielle Union as Detective Jane Seever; Charlie’s temporary new partner during Sarah Shahi’s pregnancy.

  • Brian Gibson of The Vue includes Keane starring Damian Lewis in his summary of the “Best Films of the 2000s.” Keane is available for rent or purchase on DVD.

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Red Hot: The Irresistible Rise of Damian Lewis, The Independent, September 8, 2006

Red hot: The irresistible rise of Damian Lewis

by Liz Hoggard, The Independent, September 8, 2006

Damian Lewis is an intense chap, capable of conveying a huge range of emotions with the smallest gesture. He’s hotly tipped for an Oscar for his new film. And he’s a real gent. Just don’t call him posh, whatever you do. Interview by Liz Hoggard.

“Ask him about that intense thing he does with his eyes,” a female journalist suggested when she heard I was interviewing the actor Damian Lewis. What’s striking about Lewis is how much he manages to convey by doing so very little. There is stillness about him on screen, a faraway look that can evoke anger or desire or – if you saw his rollicking performance as Benedict in BBC1’s modern-day version of Much Ado about Nothing – sheer hilarity. Continue reading Red Hot: The Irresistible Rise of Damian Lewis, The Independent, September 8, 2006

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Keane: It’s all in the Mind, The Guardian, September 1, 2006

It’s all in the mind

by Jessica Winter, The Guardian, September 1, 2006
Damian Lewis has taken on what may be his most ambitious role yet: a mentally ill father. He tells Jessica Winter how he spent time in a support home to prepare for the making of Keane.

The stars of what was meant to be Lodge Kerrigan’s third film, In God’s Hands, might have been happy enough with the shoot – Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard became a couple as result of working together – but the director wasn’t. The completed film was scrapped in 2002, owing to what Kerrigan describes as “technical issues with the negative”.

“It was pretty devastating,” says Kerrigan matter-of-factly in his rich baritone. Some others associated with the film absolved themselves of any responsibility, and Kerrigan retreated to reading the novels of Haruki Murakami. Fortunately, the insurance covered the disaster and in 2004 Kerrigan was able to return to the fray, shooting his new film, Keane, in 32 days for less than $1m.

Continue reading Keane: It’s all in the Mind, The Guardian, September 1, 2006