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2007/05/15

  • More on Life:
    » Gallery updates: Click here for more pictures of Damian at NBC’s Upfront on Monday, click here to view more stills from Life, and click here for screencaps of Life‘s trailer video clip. Thanks to Dryope of Matthew Fox Online for the stills!
    » Other notes: Vote for Life in this TVGuide.com poll! Click here for a Hollywood Reporter article discussing the use of UK actors in several tv series this Fall.
  • Click here for still images from Damian’s Christian Aid trip to Bolivia last year. Again, thanks to Dryope!
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2007/05/14


  • Update on Life Damian Lewis’s new NBC serial TV drama:

    » On Saturday May 12th Damian’s associate Melissa sent this message:

    “Just in case you haven’t heard yet…’Life’ has been picked up by
    NBC!!!! All very exciting. I saw Damian last night to celebrate and
    he is thrilled…”

    » Damian Lewis was in New York City today for the NBC Upfront announcement of their fall schedule. Life will air on Wednesday nights at 10 PM (Eastern Time). According to Variety the Wednesday night line-up will be NBC’s biggest challenge against the competition. Click here for photos of Damian and co-stars Adam Arkin and Sarah Shahi at the NBC Upfront. (Thanks to Dryope of Matthew Fox Online!) Click here to read a report of the event.

    » The NBC.com site now offers the trailer for Life, several clips from the show, interviews with co-stars Damian Lewis and Sarah Shahi, and still photos of the cast!

    » According to the NBC announcement episodes of Life will air on the USA Channel shortly after they are televised on NBC.

    » Damian Lewis fans are strongly encouraged to post comments about the trailer for Life on NBC.com. Also, fans located outside of the US are asked to write letters to their television networks to request the show because representatives of the international TV networks will be in Los Angeles next week for special screenings of the new programs.

  • Gareth and Damian Lewis’s film The Baker will screen at the Cannes International Film Festival on May 18th; click here for more information.
  • Part 2 of the BBC Radio 4 drama My Cousin Rachel featuring Damian Lewis is now available for online listening. We’ll try and post downloads of part 2 later on this week!
  • Director Rupert Wyatt plans to take his new film The Escapist starring Damian Lewis to Hollywood in September (let’s hope that the movie finds a good US distributor!)

  • Damian Lewis did not make a guest appearance on the BBC Radio Start the Week show as previously advertised – possibly because he had to travel to New York for today’s NBC Upfront fall schedule premiere.
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2007/05/12

  • Click here and here to view pages for The Situation and The Baker at the Bankside Films website. They include a few new stills; click here, here, and here to view the stills at the gallery.
  • Keane opened in Spain on Friday! Click here for the official (Spanish) website from Avalon productions. Of course, Chromophobia will also open in Spain on May 18th! Click here for that page from Eurocine Films.
  • As part of Christian Aid Week, the UK station Community Channel will be reairing Bolivia for Sale various times next week. Click here on the Schedule for times.
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2007/05/11

Well after yesterday’s momentous news, here’s a short silly item from the Daily Mail that for all we know was made up:

Helen says I don’t

Curvaceous Helen McCrory may have to delay walking down the aisle with handsome Old Etonian and Forsyte Saga star Damian Lewis.

For less than a year after giving birth to their daughter Manon, the actress is pregnant again.

The new arrival in October has upset plans for a summer wedding. Helen, 38, who played Cherie Blair in the film The Queen, once said she would rather be “skinny and drunk” than “fat and sober” on her wedding day.

“They haven’t sent out wedding invitations yet because they are still deciding whether to postpone it until after the baby is born,” says a friend of the couple, who have moved into a five-bedroom house in North London to accommodate their growing family.

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2007/05/10


It’s official: NBC has picked up Life!

Damian should be at Rockefeller Center on Monday when NBC officially unveils its fall prime-time line-up!

» The Hollywood Reporter “NBC picks up four dramas; ‘Friday’ back”

» New York Times “NBC Orders Five Dramas for Next Season”

» Guardian “Upfronts: US TV networks unveil their fall 2007 line-ups”

So what does this mean? NBC has made an initial commitment to 13 episodes. However if ratings are not good, they can cut it and based on the production contract, film only 6 episodes, for instance. If it does well in its time period, the “back 9” will be picked up by mid-November to complete a full season of 22 episodes. Now if it doesn’t do so well, but it gets good critical acclaim and NBC believes in it, it has a chance of still staying on the schedule like the drama Friday Night Lights did this year. More details should come Monday, but assuming it’s a fall show, shooting should start in early to mid-August (unless there’s a writers strike).

For more information on the series, click here for our Life project page and here for the drama’s one-sheet.