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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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2006/09/08

  • This wonderful, insightful Independent interview with Damian Lewis includes comments such as “Damian Lewis is an intense chap, capable of conveying a huge range of emotions with the smallest gesture…Tall and athletic, he looks like a man who instinctively understands why people should wish to look at him.”

  • According to IMDb Damian Lewis’s new film Stormbreaker will screen at the Film By The Sea International Film Festival in Vlissingen in southwest Netherlands on Saturday, September 16th.
  • This article about the September 14th Christian Aid Trade Justice march in London promises an inspiring speech from Damian Lewis.

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2006/09/07

UK Magazine alert – Well, okay the issue is probably from Feb/ March but this eBay listing describes an issue of ES magazine with “exclusive photographs taken at the premiere of Casanova” of Damian Lewis and other celebrities.

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2006/09/06


  • Damian Lewis will join the Bunbury team to play cricket for charity at the North Middlesex Cricket Club Celebrity XI on September 17th. Click here for a scan, provided by Kaz, of brothers Damian and Gareth Lewis taken during a charity cricket match in August 2005.

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2006/09/05


  • An Unfinished Life featuring Damian Lewis will be televised in September on the US Starz cable channel, check the schedule for more information.
  • Thanks to Ann for the news that Stormbreaker will screen on September 9th and 10th at Australia’s Gold Coast Film Festival.
  • This article references Damian Lewis’s participation in the September 14th Christian Aid march in London to “stop paying for poverty”.
  • This New York Times article about the “fevered duel” between Ralph Fiennes (Hamlet) and Damian Lewis (Laertes) in the 1995 Almeida production of Hamlet includes quotes from both Ralph and Damian. Click here to view rehearsal photos from this production.
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  • Click here for current information about the release dates for Helen McCrory’s new film The Queen.
  • Ann posted this link to order the Pillars of the Community poster, featuring Damian Lewis and Lesley Manville, directly from the National Theatre.