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Billions Season 5 Episode Titles, Plot Descriptions, Airdates – Jan 11, 2020

Billions Season 5 Episode Titles and Plot Synopses

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 11, 2020

Billions season 5 will premiere Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 9:00 Eastern/8:00 Central time. According to IMDB, season five has tentative titles for seven episodes. Plot descriptions are still pending and airdates are subject to change. We will update this post as information is released.

S5E1: The New Decas
Plot – pending
Airdate – Sunday, May 3, 2020

S5E2: The Chris Rock Test
Plot – pending
Airdate – Sunday, May 10, 2020

S5E3: Beg, Bribe, Bully
Plot – pending
Airdate – Sunday, May 17, 2020

S5E4: Opportunity Zone
Plot – pending
Airdate – Sunday, May 24, 2020
Possible reference: Trump’s Federal program that allows investment in distressed communities for the creation of opportunity fund accounts, which allow investors to put money into businesses and real estate in the zones in exchange for an exemption from IRS capital gains taxes. Episode four was filmed at Yonkers City Hall, here.

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Categories Awards Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall Voted Britain’s Favorite Historical Novel – Jan 20, 2020

Walter Scott Prize

by Eleanor Sharples | Daily Mail | January 20, 2020

When it comes to royal history, you can’t beat the Tudors for scandal and intrigue – though the Windsors are putting in a spirited effort.

So perhaps it should come as little surprise that Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall has been named as Britain’s favourite historical novel.

The Booker Prize-winning book was voted top in a poll, just months before Mantel’s eagerly-awaited conclusion to her Tudor trilogy – The Mirror and the Light – is released.

Wolf Hall, published in 2009, tells the story of Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power in the court of King Henry VIII and has sold 1,027,278 copies across all print editions.

Mantel’s second book in the saga, Bring Up the Bodies, was published in 2012 and also won the Booker Prize.

The novels were successfully adapted for TV with Claire Foy starring as Anne Boleyn, Damian Lewis as Henry VIII and Mark Rylance as Cromwell.

The Walter Scott Prize came up with a shortlist of ten novels to celebrate its tenth anniversary.

In the poll, second place went to Rosemary Sutcliff’s Roman adventure story The Eagle of the Ninth and third to Dorothy Dunnett’s The Game of Kings.

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Categories Dream Horse Owen Teale Sundance Film Festival

Damian Scheduled to Attend Sundance Film Festival – Jan 18, 2020

Here Are 50 Celebrities Going to the 2020 Sundance Film Festival

by Sean P. Means | The Salt Lake Tribune | January 18, 2020

L to R: Damian Lewis, Alex Jordan and Owen Teale (Dream Horse Cast)

Many celebrities will be visiting Park City, to promote themselves, their pet causes and their movies playing at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and its upstart rival, Slamdance.

Here’s a list of 50 celebrities confirmed to be coming to Park City — along with the titles fans would recognize them from, the reason they’re in town (the film and its category), and (where available) their Twitter and Instagram handles.

Damian Lewis • “Homeland,” “Billions” • “Dream Horse” (Premieres)

Toni Collette • “Knives Out,” “Hereditary” • “Dream Horse” (Premieres)

Hillary Clinton • Former secretary of state, N.Y. senator • “Hillary” (Special Events) • T: @HillaryClinton / IG: @hillaryclinton

Rachel Brosnahan • “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” • “Ironbark” (Premieres) • T: @RachelBros / IG: @rachelbrosnahan

Glenn Close • “The Wife,” “Air Force One” • “Four Good Days” (Premieres) • IG: @glennclose

Tim Daly • “Madam Secretary,” “Wings” • The Creative Coalition president • T: @TimmyDaly / IG: @timmydaly

Ethan Hawke • “First Reformed,” “Training Day” • “Tesla” (Premieres), U.S. Dramatic competition juror • IG: @ethanhawke

Sienna Miller • “American Sniper,” “21 Bridges” • “Wander Darkly” (U.S. Dramatic)

Lin-Manuel Miranda • “Hamilton,” “Mary Poppins Returns” • “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme,” “Siempre, Luis” (both Special Events) • T: @Lin_Manuel

Margaret Qualley • “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” “Death Stranding” • “Wake Up” (short film, private event) • IG: @margaretqualley

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Categories Homeland Print Media

Homeland Declassified: An Oral History of Never Told Tales – Jan 16, 2020

Battles, Backlash, CIA Meetings

by Michael O’Connell | Hollywood Reporter | January 16, 2019

Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Damian Lewis and the creators of the era-defining Showtime drama — now entering its eighth and final season — reveal in The Hollywood Reporter’s oral history never-told tales of a show that smashed records, captivated presidents and predicted everything from terrorist attacks to Russian election hacks.

“What keeps you up at night?” That’s the question Homeland showrunner Alex Gansa annually posed to Washington insiders before putting fingers to keyboard on a season of his Emmy-winning Showtime drama.

What began as a slick spy thriller driven by a potent sexual chemistry, courtesy of leads Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, evolved into an exposé on the greatest dangers to an America that finally had some distance from 9/11. Threats from ISIS, the surveillance state and Russian interference punctuated clandestine meetings with the intelligence community — part of a yearly writers and cast symposium in D.C. affectionately dubbed “Spy Camp.”

The series, loosely developed from an Israeli format by Gansa and longtime collaborator Howard Gordon (24), became an instant and bona fide success when it premiered in 2011 to 2.8 million viewers and unanimous critical acclaim. Boasting a murderers’ row of writers, each a showrunner at one time, the drama catapulted Showtime and studio Fox 21 to an echelon of prestige TV they previously couldn’t reach. It swept its first Emmys (with six awards total) and those first seasons had both the Obamas and Clintons soliciting screeners.

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Categories Behind the Scenes Billions

Billions Season 5 Filming in Yonkers – Jan 13, 2020

Behind the Scenes Filming Location

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 13, 2020

Source: Twitter @MayorMikeSpano

The Showtime series Billions has returned to Westchester County for filming. Today, the production filmed at Yonkers City Hall, 40 S. Broadway. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano tweeted how great it was to catch a picture with Damian and fellow castmate Condola Rashad.

The series has been seen filming continuously in Yonkers which is fitting considering Damian Lewis’ character (Bobby Axelrod) grew up in the city. Scenes for prior seasons have also been filmed at Empire City Casino and Glenwood power station. In years past the show has also been seen filming at Rye Playland, in Orangeburg and White Plains.

Source: Instagram @johnrubbojr

Categories Academy Award/Oscars Awards Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood Nominated for 10 Academy Awards – Jan 13, 2020

Best Picture, Directing, Production Design, and More!

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 13, 2020

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood has earned 10 Oscar nominations! The announcement, on January 13, includes Best Picture, Directing, Actor in a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Cinematography, Costume Design, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Writing (original screenplay).  The 92nd Academy Awards will air live on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 8:00 Eastern/5:00 Pacific on ABC.

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood opened July 26 in the U.S. where it performed solidly at the box office. As of October 27, it had earned $141 million in North America, placing it at #16 overall for 2019. It opened internationally on August 8, 2019 where it’s picked up another $231 million. The combined total of $372 million, as of January 13, places it at #19 overall for the year.

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