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  • 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 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.)

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  • Boogie Woogie update: Actress Meredith Ostrom told the Daily Mail she would be “making a film called Boogie Woogie soon” The Daily Mail also says Gillian Anderson may star in the film. Last we heard it was in limbo. Thanks to Ann for the link!
  • Click here for a new pic of Damian at the Irish Film And Televison Awards. Click here for a few more pics of Damian at the BAFTA Awards.
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  • Happy Valentines Day!

    Valentines is the perfect day to download and view Damian Lewis’s wonderful dramatization of Andrew Marvell’s romantic poem To a Coy Mistress from the BBC’s beautiful program Essential Poems to Fall In Love With.

    Damian also performs two other poems in the program – Edward Thomas’s heart-wrenching Go Now and Rupert Brook’s vicious poem
    Jealousy. Click here to view screencaps of Damian from the show.

  • Click here at the Multimedia section (and scroll to the bottom) for a brief but fantastic video clip of Damian and Helen on the red carpet at the BAFTA awards. Many thanks to Joyce (dazzlestar) for the clip! Click here for screencaps of that clip and here for screencaps of Damian presenting the award.
  • IMDb has published a page for Damian’s new film The Escapist written and directed by Rupert Wyatt and currently in-production. Cast members are not yet listed on IMDb but the site does indicate the movie will be distributed in the UK by Vertigo Films. Click here for a photo of Steven Mackintosh and Damian Lewis on location in Dublin for the film.

  • Last weekend’s edition of Ebert and Roeper At The Movies can now be viewed online. The program included reviews of The Situation by Richard Roeper (thumbs up) and Lisa Schwarzbaum (thumbs down) with praise for the work of Damian Lewis from both critics. Click here to access the site; after the introduction click on the In Theaters tab and then scroll down to select The Situation. The comments about Damian Lewis come at the end of the segment.

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  • Last August Damian Lewis appeared in Brent for the opening of the Brilliant Kids Café and Arts Centre on Station Terrace in Kensal Rise; a charitable organization that supports creativity in children. Click here for a photo of Damian at the opening ceremony.
  • Click here (and scroll to the bottom) to download and view a videoclip – kindly provided by Jess from Sienna Online – of Damian Lewis presenting at the BAFTA awards.
  • Band of Brothers will air in the UK on HBO On-Demand. C21 reports that HBO is making its first entry into the UK market; launching an HBO-branded subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) service offering at least 50 hours of premium programming including hits such as Band of Brothers.
  • The archives of the NewsPusher site contain video interviews with Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory at the 2007 BAFTA Awards and the 2006 BIFA Awards but so far none of the fans have been able to access these videos. Please contact the moderators if you are able to view the clips.
  • Click here for Much Ado About Nothing icons created by Kirsten.

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  • More great photos of Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory at last night’s BAFTA awards ceremony are now available at the Warehouse (and thanks to Dryope for sharing some of the best quality photos!) The BAFTA awards will rebroadcast on BBC America at 3PM (ET) on February 13th.
  • Selene has discovered the first on-set photos from Damian’s new film The Escapist! Unfortunately they are not the best pictures of Damian – he is shown talking with Steven Mackintosh and his face isn’t visible in most of the images – but the view is still great! Click here to enjoy them!