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2008.03.25

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  • Vote for Damian Lewis!

    TV Guide is running their annual polls for the “Sexiest Stars of 2008” and Damian’s portrayal of Charlie Crews is a candidate in the Sexiest Nerd Poll! (Charlie Crews is no nerd but – whatever!) Click here for more information. (And thanks to Sal for the heads up!)

  • Spoilers! More snippits about the second season of Life starring Damian Lewis:

    » The March 31st issue TV Guide (page 12) includes a “Fall Sneak Peek” that offers this intriguing information:

    “Charlie Crews will realize that his journey has only just begun,’ says executive producer Rand Ravich. He’ll continue to unravel the mystery behind who framed him for the triple murder that sent him to jail for 12 years. Does it go beyond his enemies in the police department? ‘The conspiracy is bigger and closer to home than he could have ever imagined,” teases Ravich.”

    (Thanks to Ann for this news!)

    » And Kristin at E! Online! gave us this teaser:

    “For you fans of Firefly’s Our Mrs. Reynolds, count on Christina Hendricks returning to Life as Crews’ stepmother-to-be. Says Life show runner Rand Ravich, “We love Christina in so many different ways. She’s great in the show. Yes, she’ll absolutely be back. I’m looking at her character’s name on my board right now.” For her part, I asked Christina about Life at the recent Mad Men event at the Academy of Television, and she told me she planned to do both series, assuming the timing works out…”

  • YouTube update:

    » Enjoy this Deep Waters music video created by svirginiak (featuring a very young, long-haired, scantily clad and dripping wet Damian Lewis!)

    » Here is a Band of Brothers Tribute by Klaxonkilla.

    » More video clips from Life have been posted by isagrimorie.

  • Click here for some lovely Damian Lewis icons created by iconses.

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2008.03.22

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  • Click here to access scans of “Flaming Damian” the classic Imogen O’Rourke interview with a 24 year-old Damian Lewis from the April 1995 issue of Plays and Players. At that time Damian was appearing as Laertes on the London stage in Hamlet with Ralph Fiennes in the title role.

    Damian had played the part of Hamlet a year earlier in the Regent Park’s production when he was described by Michael Billington of the Guardian as “a prince of high promise.”

    Well, he has certainly more than surpassed all of these early, lofty expectations hasn’t he? (And wasn’t he a cute, young thing!?) 😀

    There are images in the Warehouse of Damian as both Laertes and Hamlet.

  • Talking about his new film The Baker, written and directed by his brother Gareth Lewis, Damian told the Telegraph that “We had a fabulous time making the film and I am delighted with the way it turned out.”

    The Baker is a very delightful film and it’s currently available on region 2 DVD for your viewing enjoyment!

    The Mirror’s review of The Baker says:

    “Damian Lewis is well cast as a hit man who tries to escape his dangerous past by relocating to the Welsh countryside. The locals there mistake him for the new baker, but then welcome him even more when they find out he has been an assassin – they have a few enemies of their own they’d like taken care of. Also starring Michael Gambon, this is a funny little gem, decently acted and edited, with solid comic timing. The DVD includes a commentary, featurette and on-set report.”

  • Click here to enjoy some lovely picspam from The Forsyte Saga Part 1 at firthgal’s “This is Zen” livejournal page.

Categories Media Personal and Family Life Print Media The Baker

Culture Clinic: Damian Lewis, The Telegraph, March 22, 2008

Age: 37
Job: Actor
Last book read: Independence Day by Richard Ford
Last film seen: The Baker
Last music heard: Mozart, on my children’s musical caterpillar
Last dose of live culture: Women of Troy by Euripides at the National Theatre. A superb production by Katie Mitchell

Continue reading Culture Clinic: Damian Lewis, The Telegraph, March 22, 2008

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2008.03.21

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  • Gareth Lewis’s wonderful film The Baker starring Damian Lewis is being intermittently featured on the home page of the RiverRun International Film Festival! ➡

    The festival’s Sneak Preview page is also running the trailer for movie.

    The RiverRun festival takes place in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on April 23- 28 and will include the US premiere of The Baker which will screen in the Narrative Competition. The RiverRun Festival’s film program will be released on March 26th.

  • Amazon.co.uk has resolved their back-orders for the DVD of The Baker and customers have started to receive notice that their orders (and re-orders) have shipped. Click here for information about the film at the official site.
  • Click here and here for fan sites dedicated to Life starring Damian Lewis.
  • Late news!

  • The Telegraph is featuring a Culture Clinic with Damian Lewis that reveals, among other things, that he would like to have been born in the 1st century because it was the “only time sandals looked cool!” 😆
  • In Variety Adam Dawtrey writes that Rupert Wyatt’s film The Escapist with Damian Lewis is a strong candidate for inclusion in the Edinburgh International Film Festival which will run from June 18th through the 29th.

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2008.03.20


  • ”Merit Badge” the pilot episode of Life starring Damian Lewis premieres March 27th on South African televsion; click here for the show’s page at the M-NET channel.
  • The Personal Pineapple site has added a rewatch and discussion page for “Serious Control Issues” (episode 9 of Life.)
  • This blogger recently spotted the Damian Lewis Family at London’s Natural History Museum!
  • Yesterday The Situation featuring Damian Lewis premiered on US television on
    The Sundance Channel and this viewer described the movie as a “sleeper that gives insight, satisfies” saying:

    “The Situation is a sleeper film that surprises, vindicates, and satisfies on many levels. It delves into participants’ lives on each side in this complex war that touch our own with compassion. Well produced and directed, the excellent screenplay is vividly realized by the talents of the consummate cast, e.g., Connie Nielson. Every actor, Iraqi, American, etc. portrays his/her role with conviction, each extant in their character.

    The gifted writer illustrates a profound insight about the complicated humanity, life and death in this war that we at home cannot completely understand by watching soundbites and hearing biases of MSM. The film elucidates what the CIA officer (Damian Lewis) says: there is no truth in war because every moment, every person, action, event, changes its elusive, brutal reality.”

  • Spoilers! Click here for a review of The Situation on PopMatters.
  • The DVD for The Baker (the hilarious dark comedy created by Gareth Lewis and starring Damian Lewis) was recently released in the UK. The good news is that Amazon.co.uk has sold out their stock of the DVDs; the bad news is that fans are finding it difficult to obtain copies of the film! 🙁

    Other online vendors offer the DVD, click here for the links – but if you live outside of the UK make sure that the vendor ships to your location. Remember, this is a region 2 DVD that will only play on region-free or region 2 DVD players (UK, EU, So Africa, MidEast, Eqypt, and Japan.)

    The Baker will premiere in the US at the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, NC in April. Once you have the chance to see the film be sure to visit film industry sites such as IMDb to rate and review the movie.

  • British author Charles Cumming is a close friend of Damian Lewis. They’ve been friends since school days and in interviews Damian has mentioned that he enjoys Cumming’s books and he has performed public readings of his works. Cumming’s first novel A Spy By Nature was recently released in the US and other novels are scheduled for later release. Click here for photos of the two friends.

    This week Penguin Books is offering a new, online, interactive story by Charles Cumming titled The 21 Steps and a chance to win autographed copies of his books including an advance copy of his new novel Typhoon! (Only UK citizens over the age of 16 are eligible to win – good luck!)