- ”Merit Badge” the pilot episode of Life starring Damian Lewis premieres March 27th on South African televsion; click here for the show’s page at the M-NET channel.
- The Personal Pineapple site has added a rewatch and discussion page for “Serious Control Issues” (episode 9 of Life.)
- This blogger recently spotted the Damian Lewis Family at London’s Natural History Museum!
- Yesterday The Situation featuring Damian Lewis premiered on US television on
The Sundance Channel and this viewer described the movie as a “sleeper that gives insight, satisfies” saying:
“The Situation is a sleeper film that surprises, vindicates, and satisfies on many levels. It delves into participants’ lives on each side in this complex war that touch our own with compassion. Well produced and directed, the excellent screenplay is vividly realized by the talents of the consummate cast, e.g., Connie Nielson. Every actor, Iraqi, American, etc. portrays his/her role with conviction, each extant in their character.
The gifted writer illustrates a profound insight about the complicated humanity, life and death in this war that we at home cannot completely understand by watching soundbites and hearing biases of MSM. The film elucidates what the CIA officer (Damian Lewis) says: there is no truth in war because every moment, every person, action, event, changes its elusive, brutal reality.”
- Spoilers! Click here for a review of The Situation on PopMatters.
- The DVD for The Baker (the hilarious dark comedy created by Gareth Lewis and starring Damian Lewis) was recently released in the UK. The good news is that Amazon.co.uk has sold out their stock of the DVDs; the bad news is that fans are finding it difficult to obtain copies of the film! 🙁
Other online vendors offer the DVD, click here for the links – but if you live outside of the UK make sure that the vendor ships to your location. Remember, this is a region 2 DVD that will only play on region-free or region 2 DVD players (UK, EU, So Africa, MidEast, Eqypt, and Japan.)
The Baker will premiere in the US at the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, NC in April. Once you have the chance to see the film be sure to visit film industry sites such as IMDb to rate and review the movie.
- British author Charles Cumming is a close friend of Damian Lewis. They’ve been friends since school days and in interviews Damian has mentioned that he enjoys Cumming’s books and he has performed public readings of his works. Cumming’s first novel A Spy By Nature was recently released in the US and other novels are scheduled for later release. Click here for photos of the two friends.
This week Penguin Books is offering a new, online, interactive story by Charles Cumming titled The 21 Steps and a chance to win autographed copies of his books including an advance copy of his new novel Typhoon! (Only UK citizens over the age of 16 are eligible to win – good luck!)