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Keane: It’s all in the Mind, The Guardian, September 1, 2006

It’s all in the mind

by Jessica Winter, The Guardian, September 1, 2006
Damian Lewis has taken on what may be his most ambitious role yet: a mentally ill father. He tells Jessica Winter how he spent time in a support home to prepare for the making of Keane.

The stars of what was meant to be Lodge Kerrigan’s third film, In God’s Hands, might have been happy enough with the shoot – Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard became a couple as result of working together – but the director wasn’t. The completed film was scrapped in 2002, owing to what Kerrigan describes as “technical issues with the negative”.

“It was pretty devastating,” says Kerrigan matter-of-factly in his rich baritone. Some others associated with the film absolved themselves of any responsibility, and Kerrigan retreated to reading the novels of Haruki Murakami. Fortunately, the insurance covered the disaster and in 2004 Kerrigan was able to return to the fray, shooting his new film, Keane, in 32 days for less than $1m.

Continue reading Keane: It’s all in the Mind, The Guardian, September 1, 2006

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  • This article gives new details about Damian Lewis’s upcoming film The Situation (spoiler warnings!)
  • In this Guardian interview Damian Lewis discusses his role as William Keane saying “It’s a knockout role for an actor in terms of achieving a credibility in a character who spends 90 minutes in an extreme emotional state…It’s a huge responsibility. It’s not something you can dare to get wrong.” (He certainly didn’t get it wrong!) Keane opens in the UK on September 22nd.
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    » Click here for information about the Stormbreaker soundtrack.

    » Alex Rider/Stormbreaker toys will soon be available in UK KFC restaurants.

  • The updated schedule includes new listings for Damian Lewis events and broadcasts including UK telecasts of the documentary Bolivia for Sale and the award-winning HBO series Band of Brothers.
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  • Thanks to Ann for posting the new Stormbreaker poster and this article
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  • A message received today from Damian Lewis (via his lovely associate Melissa) indicates that he still plans to participate in the
    Beat Goes On activities on the 14th (unless his impending fatherhood causes a change in schedule!) Also, plans for his appearance onstage in John Patrick Shanley’s hit play Doubt have not yet been finalized, but if it does happen then the production will run in London from November through February.
  • According to the Toronto International Film Festival schedule Alex Rider Operation Stormbreaker featuring Damian Lewis will screen on September 10th and 12th. Author Anthony Horowitz and the film’s young star Alex Pettyfer are expected to attend.
  • Click here and here for more information about Damian’s new film The Situation which will open the Hamptons International Film Festival on October 18th.
  • Click on the links below for the latest articles and photos regarding Damian’s participation in the Northern Rock All Star Cup charity golf tournament last weekend.
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  • According to IMDb, Chromophobia starring Damian Lewis will be released in Israel on October 26th.
  • Martin shared this link to download the trailer for Keane starring Damian Lewis, on MySpace.

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  • Damian Lewis and his Team Europe mates retained their title with a resounding victory today at the Northern Rock All Star Cup golf tournament! Kaz was the first to report the news, including the information that Damian did the Funky Chicken on one of the greens! He is shown here with Jodie Kidd and Chris Evans. Click here for a photo of Damian in a policeman’s hat (what a cute copper!) and click here to view all the pictures from the event. Thanks to Lorna and Ann for the news that Helen McCrory was at the tournament supporting her guy. Click on the links below for more articles about the event (including a report of some unpleasantness at the gala charity auction.)
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  • The Situation starring Damian Lewis will open the Hamptons Film Festival in New York on October 18th! Click here for information about the film and the festival lineup (spoilers!)
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