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  • Film festival update:

    » Damian Lewis will not be able to attend the opening night of the BritSpotting Film Festival in Berlin on April 10th that will feature his new film The Escapist but producer Adrian Sturges will be there and possibly one cast member.

    The Escapist will only screen in Berlin and not in any of the other cities included in the festival tour.

    » Writer/director Gareth Lewis will attend screenings of his new feature The Baker at the RiverRun International Film Festival but his brother Damian will probably not be able to make it; producer Adrian Sturges is also unable to attend.

    During the next few weeks representatives of the RiverRun festival will be visiting local venues to present a RiverRun Roadshow to residents of the Winston-Salem, NC area to generate interest in the festival; click here (PDF file) for more information.

  • Lara de Matos of Independent News and Media reviewed the South African television premiere of Life starring Damian Lewis and stated:

    “…It’s not often I find myself in a position where I’m unable to come up with a single criticism of a show, but try though I did, Life proved every bit as brilliant as its producers promised it’d be…”

    British actor Damian Lewis has Crews’ offbeat character perfectly pegged, with an edge of eccentricity that belies the traumatic times he endured while wasting away in prison (for a crime he didn’t commit)…

    Lewis’ oddball persona is supported by a stellar cast, which includes Adam Arkin as Crews’ former “jail mate”, Ted, and Sarah Shahi (of The L Word fame) offers up a powerful performance as Crews’ hardnosed partner suffering with a few drug-related demons of her own.

    But the creators are careful to ensure that the darker side to the storyline is never lost amid all the characters’ idiosyncrasies, which they constantly bring to the fore in an unobtrusive manner.

    This, they achieve by means of a filming style reminiscent of NYPD Blue, which sees snips of one-on-one interviews with supporting roles explaining the circumstances surrounding Charlie’s past and present. Miss this one and you’ll be doing yourself a serious disservice.”

    Life, Thursday, on M-Net at 7.30pm

  • (Spoilers!) Click here and here for more lovely picspam for The Forsyte Saga Series 1 provided by firthgal.