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Damian and Helen Together On Stage Again? Hints Were Dropped! – Aug 9, 2019

Damian the Husband: Organizing Road Trips, Planning Surprise Birthday Parties

by Gavanndra Hodge | The Telegraph | August 9, 2019

She’s straight-talking, hates housework, dresses to kill, and lives life her way – convention be damned. Turns out Helen McCrory has plenty in common with her badass Peaky Blinders character Polly.

Helen McCrory, the multiple-award winning actor, is holding what looks like a moist slice of turkey. ‘What is that?’ I ask. ‘It’s a face mask, darling. £1.99 from Superdrug,’ she says, rubbing it against her neck. ‘It’s going to make me look like a teenager.’

We are standing outside a café on the Regent’s Canal, cyclists and prams whizzing by. McCrory is wearing a floral tea dress, silver Zadig & Voltaire boots, sunglasses and a VIP wristband from a Bob Dylan concert she went to, five days ago. ‘I am never taking it off,’ she says.

There is a sort of rock-star swagger to Helen McCrory, 50, a charismatic, don’t-give-a-damn cool with her chipped red nails and posh-voiced sweariness. She likes to party, to wear top hats and vintage frocks, and there is the inevitable doubling of glamour that comes from her marriage to the actor Damian Lewis (Brody from Homeland, more recently Bobby Axelrod in Billions), with whom she lives in a tall, narrow house in Tufnell Park with their children Manon, 12, and Gulliver, 11.

But what is most thrilling about McCrory is not the husky wit, the famous friends (‘Have you seen Andrew [Scott] doing Present Laughter? Now that is how you do Coward’) or the fact that she ran an acid jazz club in Islington one summer in the early 1990s – it is her talent.

She brings a furious precision and intensity to the roles she takes: Medea and ‘Lady M’ on stage; on screen, Anna Karenina, Narcissa Malfoy, Cherie Blair and the gangster matriarch Aunt Polly in Peaky Blinders, the fifth season of which is soon to start on BBC One. Critics compete for the glowing adjectives when describing her performances – ‘superb’, ‘majestic’, ‘simply wonderful’. In 2017 she was awarded an OBE for services to drama.

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Billions Season 4 Coming to DVD – Aug 9, 2019

Billions For Everyone!

by Alexandria Ingham | Amazon Adviser | August 8, 2019

Billions season 4 will be on DVD on Sept. 24, 2019!

Now is a great time to pre-order Billions Season 4 on DVD. You can do so through Amazon here, where you get the Price Guarantee. The price has already dropped a little and there’s time for it to drop further. When you get the Price Guarantee, you’ll pay the lowest amount the price drops to up until the release date.

There are no details about the special features as of yet. Usually, you’ll get at least the deleted scenes and gag reel, but look out for featurettes about the season.

The fourth season picked up with Axe on a mission to destroy Taylor, who is doing whatever it takes to keep the new company afloat. That’s not so easy when Chuck is struggling to regain power now that he’s no longer a U.S. Attorney. What’s in store for the crew? Find out by watching the fourth season!

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Categories Books News Print Media

Damian Contributes His Insight to The Father Hood Book – Aug 8, 2019

The Father Hood: Inspiration for the New Dad Generation

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 8, 2019

Published in August 2019 by Murdoch Books, The Father Hood: Inspiration for the New Dad Generation is a guide to helping dads thrive and survive in the only job that really counts, fatherhood. The book shines a spotlight on the evolution of the modern day dad through a collection of interviews, essays, quotes, stats and insights. It is filled with personal accounts by famous fathers including, Hugh Jackman, Ben Stiller, David Beckham, Mark Wahlberg, Damian Lewis, John Krasinski, Kurt Russell, Guy Pearce, Tim Cahill and more, and explores the thrilling diversity of the new fatherhood. From gay dads to single dads, it showcases fathers from all walks of life who are doing it their way and doing it well.

Their dedicated website states,

“Welcome to The Father Hood. Where we celebrate the growing tribe of hands-on dads who are discovering that becoming a father is the greatest opportunity a man can get to be better than he’s ever been before; stronger, wiser and more compassionate. But there is no instruction manual or benchmark for modern dads aside from one golden rule: keep showing up.”

To read Damian’s contribution, you can purchase the hardcopy from Murdoch Books here or if you are in the Australian region, you can download the eBook from Booktopia here.

Source: The Loop

Categories Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Print Media Recap

Who’s Who in Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood: A Character Guide – Aug 3, 2019

The True Story of Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood Characters

by Rebecca Alter | Vulture | August 2, 2019

Warning: spoilers ahead.

Quentin Tarantino plays fast and loose with historical revisionism like he’s a kid left alone with action figures, or a Harry/Louis slash-fic writer drowning in AO3 tags. He takes a piece of history that’s captured his imagination, creates a Mary Sue or two to beat the boogeymen at the boss level, and poof! His avenging avatars kill Hitler, save Sharon Tate, and burn down one more plantation blighting the earth. Like Inglourious Basterds before it, Tarantino populates his ninth film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, with real figures alongside more reality-adjacent ones. So for those of us (all of us) less versed in his brand of fanboy ephemera, here’s a map to the stars, real and pretend, in OUATIH.

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Tarantino Might Team with Netflix For a 4-Hr Cut of Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood – Aug 3, 2019

More McQueen Scene On Our Screen?

by Steffanie Tan | Pedestrian | August 3, 2019

Today in rumoursville, Quentin Tarantino might re-team with Netflix to brings fans an extended cut of Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood. 

In an interview on the The Mutuals podcast, via Complex, OUATIH star Nicholas Hammondsaid there are talks of a “four-hour Netflix version”, which sounds pretty standard for Tarantino. The theatrical version clocks in at two hours and 45 minutes.

Netflix recently turned Tarantino’s 2015 film The Hateful Eight into a mini-series called The Hateful Eight: Extended Version, which is pretty much four episodes that are all almost an hour long each. Unfortunately, it appears it’s only available on the US version of the streaming service… for now.

According to Hammond, there were a lot of scenes Tarantino shot that couldn’t make it into the film because “there simply wasn’t enough room.”

“I think they’re talking about doing the same [as The Hateful Eight],” he continued. “There are some actors like Tim Roth, wonderful actors, who never even made it into the film. I mean, their entire roles got cut … Actors, who are really, really first class actors, and they went and shot their scenes and I’m sure they’re wonderful scenes but they’re not in the movie.”

“The Netflix version will be great too,” he added.

This bit of the interview begins around the 22-minute and 10-second mark.

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