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2007/02/20


  • The February 24, 2007 issue of Radio Times includes a story about “TV’s Top 10 Versatile Actors”; thanks to Hazel for sharing their comments about Damian Lewis:

    “The flame haired old Etonian might seem ready made for parts as splendid chaps with stiff upper lips and, indeed he has appeared in uniform several times, but on every occasion he’s confounded the stereotype. After a spot as a soldier in Warriors he was cast by Steven Spielberg as Major Richard Winters in Band of Brothers and he carried the piece. He then turned antihero, fronting the remake of the Forsyte Sage as the dastardly Soames, before segueing straight into a satirical Jeffrey Archer. Since then he’s escaped from Colditz, played Tony Blair, guest hosted Have I got News for You and done both Poliakoff and Shakespeare”.

  • Click here to access ITV’s home page for Confessions of a Diary Secretary featuring Damian Lewis as Prime Minister Tony Blair. The program will air in the UK on February 28th.
  • Click here for information about Theo Green, the composer of the musical score for the The Escapist. Click here for background information (from the 2003-04 Script Factory Writers’ Group) about director Rupert Wyatt. He is a Picture Farm business partner of Damian and Gareth Lewis and he is currently directing Damian in the film.
  • Connie reminded us to vote (by clicking on the “Up” arrows) at the Mancrush site for:

    » Damian Lewis

    » Major Richard Winters
    » Sargent Bill Guarnere

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2007/02/19


  • Thanks to Ann for sharing the link to ITV’s page (and video clip) for Confessions of a Diary Secretary (Damian’s portrayal of Prime Minister Tony Blair is not included in the clip) and also the Radio Times listing for the UK broadcast on February 28th.
  • This article about Dr. William Schimmel – a musician who performs on the soundtrack for The Baker – states that the film is “due for release in May”. [KathyV]

  • Click here for a video clip featuring Sean Penn and Director Philip Haas discussing yesterday’s California Film Institute screening of The Situation starring Damian Lewis.

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2007/02/18


  • Composer Alex Wurman’s web site now offers three intriguing and delightful audioclips from the soundtrack of The Baker starring Damian Lewis, written and directed by Gareth Lewis, and produced by Damian Lewis, Adrian Sturges, Daniel Shepherd, and Justin Williams:

    » Village Fugue (2:12)
    » Strassenjockey (0:32)
    » Martha Explodes (0:50)

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2007/02/17

  • Click here for Variety’s “Film Production Chart” for The Escapist starring Damian Lewis. The UK distribution rights are held by Vertigo Films but Goalpost has distribution rights outside of the UK.

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2007/02/16

  • Update on Merit Badge (the pilot for Life) a new television drama starring Damian Lewis: in addition to some script changes the schedule for shooting the program has been delayed and will start on February 20th and run through March 12th. If the pilot is picked up the serial program will air on US television on the NBC network.
  • This article in Variety discusses film-making opportunities in Ireland and includes a brief mention of The Escapist, written and directed by Rupert Wyatt and featuring Damian Lewis.
  • The Region 2 DVD for The Queen co-starring Helen McCrory is now available for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk with a release date of March 12th. (Note: this DVD will only play in Region 2 DVD players – UK, EU, MidEast, Egypt, South Africa, and Japan – or in region-free/multiregion players.)