by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 15, 2019
Want to watch Damian in a less dramatic role and a more comedic one? Then we have the answer for you: The Baker! It’s a great movie by none other than the Lewis brothers, with Gareth as writer and director and Damian starring in it. You can essentially stream The Baker (aka Assassin in Love) for free on Sundance Now.
Simply sign up for a trial membership and cancel within seven days. Or keep your subscription, as Sundance Now offers award-winning films with unlimited streaming and no ads or hidden costs. Try it for free and cancel anytime.
Damian plays Milo, a professional hit man living on the edge. When he fails to fulfill a contract for the first time in his career, he is forced to escape the city to avoid the wrath of his employers who are keen to make him pay for his mistake.
Pursued by a ruthless colleague who has been charged with delivering his punishment, Milo hides out in a remote rural village where the locals mistake him for the new baker.
Forced to bake bread and cakes to maintain his cover, what he discovers in the process is nothing short of a revelation. When sparks fly with the beautiful local vet, he decides to start a legitimate new life as the village baker but with his past about to catch up with him, Milo soon discovers that you can’t always have your cake and eat it too.
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Dream Horse: The True Rags-to-Riches Story of Dream Alliance
by Kathryn Williams | Wales Online | March 15, 2019
The champion racehorse horse Dream Alliance
We reported earlier that Damian would be staring in the upcoming film Dream Horse here. If you don’t know the story of South Wales champion racehorse Dream Alliance already, you should.
It’s an inspiring tale and now it’s being given the big screen treatment starring Homeland and Billions-star, Damian Lewis, and Hereditary and Muriel’s Wedding actress, Toni Collette.
Named Dream Horse, the film will shoot on location in Wales this spring and will also be directed by Welsh filmmaker Euros Lyn, famed for TV drama gold like Broadchurch, Happy Valley and Kiri.
Dream Horse will share the story of Dream Alliance who was bred and owned by a group of friends from a Cefn Fforest workingmen’s club.
From raising the steed on a slag heap in the Caerphilly borough to winning the Welsh Grand National – and slicing a tendon and undergoing stem cell therapy in between – it focuses on the true rags-to-riches story of Dream Alliance, who owners include Jan Vokes, her husband Brian and tax advisor Howard Davies.
Collette is due to play Jan Vokes, who along with her fellow syndicate members paid in £10 per week for the horse’s training, and Lewis will play Howard Davies.
Continue reading The Inspiring Story of a Welsh Racehorse – March 16, 2019
Off to the Races: Dream Horse
by Andreas Wiseman | Deadline | March 13, 2019
EXCLUSIVE: Little Miss Sunshine star Toni Collette and Homeland star Damian Lewis are to lead cast in UK race horse feature Dream Horse for American Animals and Three Identical Strangers outfit Raw.
Euros Lyn, director on Sherlock, Happy Valley and Black Mirror, is helming the true story about a woman’s dream to breed and raise a champion racehorse on the allotment of her modest Welsh village. Hereditary star Collette will take the lead role of Jan Vokes, a middle-aged barmaid at a working men’s club who recruits her initially reluctant husband Brian and local accountant Howard Davies (Lewis) to help her bring together a syndicate of local people to breed a foal – which they name Dream Alliance. On the racetrack, he proves himself to be more than a match for the multi-million pound racehorses he comes up against, transforming the lives of those around him.
Continue reading Damian to Star as Lead Cast in UK Race Horse Feature – March 13, 2019
Designing His Own Philanthropy, Part 2
by Lynda – guest blogger for Fan Fun With Damian Lewis – May 18, 2017
Part II of Lynda’s detailed survey into Damian’s generous heart. In case you missed Part I, it is here.
Programs benefiting children are near and dear to Damian’s heart. Since 2000, he has donated his valuable time serving as an Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust. In 2008, in a brief street interview on London news, Damian spoke about the importance of The Prince’s Trust providing opportunities for at-risk young people who might not otherwise follow positive paths in life.
In June 2013, for the 30th anniversary event at the Centre, he and Helen, also an Ambassador, donated their time at the vocational center Enterprise Programme, which supports youth development, mentorships, self-confidence building, and entrepreneurship. There, they actively engaged with program participants, learning about the benefits of the program and offering encouragement.
Most recently, on February 9, 2017, Ambassadors Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory attended The Prince’s Trust “Invest in Futures” formal reception enjoying the company of Prince Charles himself.
source: Getty Images
Continue reading Designing His Own Philanthropy, Part 2 – May 18, 2017