Categories Cricket Personal and Family Life Summertime

Chief Rivalry Cricket Match of the Summer – Aug 22, 2019

The Authors vs. The Actors XI, 2019

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 22, 2019

Source: Instagram @actorsxi

It was the biggest cricket match of the summer today, August 22, 2019, as The Authors took on their oldest rivals, The Actors at Eton College.

Over the past eight seasons The Authors have played cricket teams of priests, publishers, soldiers, lawyers, bankers, tea planters and prison guards but they could not score a ‘W’ against their chief rivalry The Actors.

Damian’s team scored a victory today as The Authors lost to The Actors by 39 runs, ending a five year losing streak. Cheers to Damian’s team, The Actors!

Sponsored by Rathbones, the match was umpired by John Betts and scored by Peter Harding. Stars of both screen and page participated in the match, including:

The Actors: Team Captain Damian Lewis, Nick Asbury, Ant Jardine, Nathan Lee, Lachlan Nieboer, Julian Ovenden, Geoff Streatfeild, William Troughton, Dan Tuite, Ben Willbond, and James Wrighton.

The Authors: Team Captain Charlie Campbell, Arthur Beard, Richard Beard, Ben Falk, Sebastian Faulks, Nicholas Hogg, Tom Holland, Jon Hotten, Vaseem Khan, Anthony McGowan, and Adam Rutherford.

To view more images of the match, please visit our Gallery here.

Categories Spy Wars Trailer Video

Spy Wars Teaser Trailers, Air Dates, and Episode Titles/Descriptions – Aug 21, 2019

I Spy With My Little Eye…

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 21, 2019

UK’s History Channel has updated their website to indicate Damian Lewis: Spy Wars will air it’s first of eight episodes on Monday, October 7, 2019! The factual series will reveal the remarkable true stories behind some of the most gripping and important international spy operations of the last forty years. Packed full of espionage, surveillance, undercover work, and covert operations, the series brings forth these real events as well as the profound personal and geopolitical consequences for all involved. Utilizing innovative and highly stylized reconstructions, Spy Wars was shot on location in London, Moscow and Israel.

Be sure to visit our Gallery here for not only promo photos, but some behind the scenes photos as well!

Episode Titles/Plot Descriptions:

EPISODE 1: THE MAN WHO SAVED THE WORLD
This is the story of Oleg Gordievsky, one of the West’s most valuable Cold War agents who risked everything to avert a third World War. Appearing to be an ambitious diplomat stationed at the Soviet embassy in Denmark, Gordievsky was actually a Russian spy and a rising star of the KGB. After a few years in Copenhagen, he was recruited by the British and posted to London by the KGB. Whilst in London, President Reagan authorized the largest NATO war game in its history: Able Archer.

From the KGB’s station in London, Gordievsky passed key intelligence to the British which many believe single-handedly pulled the world back from the brink of nuclear annihilation before being summoned by the KGB to return to the USSR immediately. Uncertain if his cover had been blown, Gordievsky was accused of being an MI6 spy. Refusing to blow his cover, he set in motion his MI6 extraction plan, leaving behind his wife and children. It would take 6 years and the collapse of the Soviet Union before his family could flee Moscow to join him. In 2007, Gordievsky was appointed ‘Companion of the Most Distinguished Order’ for services to the security of the United Kingdom by the Queen. Monday 7th October at 9pm.

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Categories Birthday Helen Messages Site

Happy Birthday Helen! – August 17, 2019

Birthday Wishes

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 17, 2019

We would like to wish the fabulous Helen McCrory a very happy 51st birthday from all of us at damian-lewis.com and fanfunwithdamianlewis.com. Here’s to many more!

Please visit Fan Fun with Damian Lewis for a special birthday celebration here.

Categories Cricket Personal and Family Life

Damian Attends Day One of 2019 Ashes Series – Aug 14, 2019

A Day of Cricket and Bad Weather

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 14, 2019

Damian was dressed for a day of cricket as he chatted with other guests in attendance for day one of the 2019 Ashes Series, England v Australia test match, at Lord’s in London.  He enjoyed a glass of wine from the balcony of the clubhouse while waiting for the action to begin, but even a delayed start time was abandoned as the capital was hit by the torrential weather.

To view more photos, please visit our Gallery here.
Source: Daily Mail

Categories Helen Interviews Personal and Family Life Print Media Summertime

Helen McCrory: The Joy of Family Holidays in a Camper Van – Aug 12, 2019

The Family’s Holiday House and Why Damian Isn’t Asked How He Juggles It All

by Julia Llewellyn Smith | The Times | August 12, 2019

Gosh, but having lunch with Helen McCrory is a daunting experience — a bit like sitting down with a more intelligent version of Princess Margaret or the seventh, undiscovered Mitford sister. Even though she’s a dainty thing, McCrory has extraordinary presence, crackling with the energy that has suffused her stage performances at the National, the Donmar and the Almeida and that underscored film roles such as Harry Potter’s Narcissa Malfoy. It has also made her the star of TV dramas such as Penny Dreadful and Peaky Blinders, the long-running BBC period crime drama that we’re here to discuss.

Her commanding aura is boosted by her Pathé-newsreel husky tones and by her marriage to another superstar, Damian Lewis, of Homeland and Billions fame. The couple are self-described “party animals”, frequently photographed looking Burton-and-Taylor glamorous on red carpets, and I imagine she would make the most brilliant hostess — fun, engaged and full of droll bons mots and anecdotes.

The regal effect is further enhanced by the fact that, in the pleasant but unglamorous surroundings of the British Film Institute restaurant on a baking-hot day (“I’m starving,” she barks before ordering asparagus, followed by a cobb salad with truffle fries), McCrory is in a long, flowery dress and full make-up for that evening’s London premiere of Peaky’s fifth season. “It’ll look good when it gets dark. For now it’s like, ‘My God, she’s like Liz Taylor the wheelchair years,’ ” she drawls.

McCrory doesn’t do traditional interviews, where she talks and I listen. Instead, she expects a conversation with topics ranging from how all young women today look identical (“Our generation had so many more styles to choose from. I really wanted to look like Debbie Harry — obviously quite a leap — then Siouxsie Sioux . . .”); to the recent resignation of the British ambassador to the US (McCrory’s father was a diplomat in countries such as Tanzania and Cameroon); to Peaky-related philosophical questions such as: “Is an act of goodness still good if you do it out of badness?” (She decides no.) It leaves me quite anxious that I haven’t been stimulating enough company.

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