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Faces of Soccer Aid by Andy Gotts

Soccer Aid Portraits for Auction

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 24, 2022

Some of the world’s biggest stars from the entertainment and sporting industry have been photographed by legendary celebrity portrait photographer, Andy Gotts MBE, for an exhibition at Maddox Gallery in Westbourne Grove, London. The online auction will open at 9:00 am on September 30 and runs through October 9, 2022. Damian’s Lot number is #23. Presented in a floating black wood box frame (with grain), the large Fine Art Giclée Archival Print measures 168 x 117 cm (sheet size 152 x 102 cm). Soccer Aid team: England. Appearances: 5

The stunning portraits were taken behind-the-scenes at Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2021 and 2022, and all proceeds from the sales of the signed prints will support UNICEF’s work helping children around the world to get the best start in life. By tackling the issues that turn childhoods upside down – from war and disaster to hunger and disease – UNICEF helps children to learn, rebuild their lives and gain access to healthcare so they can get back to just being kids.

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Categories memory lane Wolf Hall

In Loving Memory of Dame Hilary Mantel

Beloved Author

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 23, 2022

We join readers around the world in mourning the loss of Author, Dame Hilary Mantel. We are grateful for her magnificent body of work and the award-winning historical fiction novels including, but not limited to, Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies and The Mirror and the Light. Without her words, her vision, Damian’s portrayal of Henry VIII would not be a critical hit as the regal King.

Damian shared this tribute:

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Categories Events Film Festival News Print Media

Raindance Film Festival Announces Damian Lewis as Jury Member

Raindance Jury 2022

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 21, 2022

This year is the 30th anniversary of the Raindance Film Festival, UK’s leading indie film festival, and guess who is honored to be part of the 27-person Jury? Yours truly, Mr. Damian Lewis. You can watch the nominations and jury announcement from the Programme Launch here –  Damian is mentioned beginning at the 38:08 mark. The festival runs from October 26 – November 5, 2022 in London cinemas and online throughout the UK. View the schedule here. Industry and the public attend cutting-edge panels, talks and workshops. Raindance showcases the boldest, freshest content from British and international filmmakers. Founded in 1992, the festival is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film around the world, as well as offering film training courses and Raindance higher education. In addition, Raindance is a qualifying festival for Oscars, BAFTA and BIFA.

The festival gives awards across these categories: Best Music Video, Best Animated Short, Best Documentary Short, Best UK Short, Best Short of the Festival, Discovery Award, Best Documentary Feature, Best Performance, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best UK Feature and Best International Feature.

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Categories Charity Gallery Personal and Family Life Philanthropy

Damian Lewis Attended Head Guard Charity Auction

Ringside: Boxing For The Mind, Body and Soul

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 16, 2022

Damian attended Head Guard’s “weigh-in and charity auction” on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at London’s Groucho Club in the Gennaro Room. Head Guard is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower women and children who have experienced trauma in the form of sexual assault, trafficking, domestic violence, war or life-altering abuse. The charity piloted the program in Iraq in 2019 at a refugee camp so that young women and their boxing sisters would be self-sufficient once they left. A small local charity in Iraq called The Lotus Flower then paid the women to coach as they recognized the huge benefits it had on the mental health of the women within the camp.

Although the auction is closed, you can view the catalogue here. The evening’s weigh-in was a precursor for the charity’s next mission, a boxing match fundraiser and fight night with Damon ‘The Showman’ Bryant (trained by Cathy ‘The Bitch’ Brown) to be held October 21, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the indoor arena and leisure complex York Hall in Bethnal Green to help more young women in Nepal, along with the Sustainable Foundation.

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Categories Gallery Personal and Family Life

Damian Lewis Attends 50th Birthday of Adam James

Our Ginger In a Redhead Wig

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 11, 2022

Looks like Damian had fun this weekend as he celebrated Adam James’ 50th birthday at The Tea Building on High Street in London on Saturday, September 10, 2022. I think he had quite the time hamming it up in the photobooth, don’t you?

View more photos in our gallery here.

Categories memory lane

Long Live The Queen in Memory

God Speed, Your Majesty

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 8, 2022

We join those around the world in mourning the loss of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II, whose strong sense of duty and dedication to public service was always an inspiration. Our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-reigning British monarch, marking 70 years on the throne. Buckingham Palace confirmed she passed away at the Royal residence of Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on Thursday, September 8, 2022.

Damian has been in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II several times. He has made the Queen’s birthday honors list twice now – once honored with an OBE at the 2014 investiture ceremony and soon to be honored with a CBE at the 2022 investiture ceremony – he co-hosted the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration back in May of this year at Windsor Castle and provided narration for The Music of Kings and Queens album out earlier this year in celebration of her 95th birthday. Damian was once asked who his favorite member of the Royal Family was, his answer here, and he shared this memory of the Queen as well:

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Categories BAFTA Awards Dream Horse Print Media

Dream Horse Leads BAFTA Cymru 2022 Nominations

BAFTA Cymru: Wales

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 7, 2022

Dream Horse starring Damian Lewis is leading this year’s Bafta Cymru Awards with five nominations. Actor Owen Teale has been nominated for his role as Brian, the husband of Ms. Vokes, played Toni Collette. The film also has nominations for Feature Television/Film, Make-Up and Hair, Photography and Lighting: Fiction, and Sound. Dream Horse tells the story of Dream Alliance, the horse that won the Welsh Grand National in 2009 after being raised on allotment near Blackwood by Jan Vokes.

BAFTA Cymru Awards honor excellence and celebrate talent across film and television in Wales, and returns with an in-person ceremony in Cardiff for the first time in two years due to the pandemic. The ceremony will be hosted by Alex Jones at St. David’s Hall on Sunday, October 9, 2022. The ceremony will be available to watch live on BAFTA’s YouTube channel.

Source: BAFTA.org
Secondary Source: BBC News