Categories Charity Philanthropy

High Tea with Damian Lewis for Cure EB

Silver Butterfly Dinner Fundraiser

by Damianista | damian-lewis.com | May 15, 2024

Well, some lucky people will have high tea with Damian Lewis at The Ritz London. And for a good cause, too!

Damian is a proud patron of Cure EB, a foundation that works tirelessly to raise awareness and funds for research to find a cure for the horrible skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). Damian will host Cure EB’s biannual Silver Butterfly Dinner at RIBA on Thursday, May 16, 2024 in which there will be a live auction for people in the room and a silent auction for people in front of their screens who are able to bid for an amazing array of prizes, varying from enjoying all the action on Number 1 Court with a pair of tickets for Wimbledon on July 2, 2024 to two tickets to see Coldplay’s Music Of The Spheres Tour from your Friends & Family P1 seats! View photos from the event in our Gallery here. Continue reading High Tea with Damian Lewis for Cure EB

Categories Personal and Family Life Print Media

Damian Lewis Takes a Stroll with Alison Mosshart in New York

An Englishman in New York

by Damianista | damian-lewis.com | February 22, 2023

Damian and Alison took a rainy stroll in Washington Square Park in New York City on February 22, 2023.  We are thrilled to see Damian back in the Big Apple and can’t help wonder if this trip is all about spending time with Alison or whether Damian has business while in town. Remember, he was spotted filming on the set of Billions in London back in November and our fingers are crossed for him to appear in Season 7 more than once! In addition, Damian’s new mini-series A Spy Among Friends is coming to MGM+ on March 12 in the US so he could be in town to promote the series. And of course, he could also be in town to promote his upcoming solo album due out later this June. And we think they went ice skating! View more photos in our Gallery here.

But seeing Damian carry an umbrella, the first thing that comes to mind is…

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Categories A Spy Among Friends Interviews Podcast

Podcast: Damian Lewis and Alex Cary Talk to Tom Sutcliffe on BBC Sounds

Political and Personal Betrayal

by BBC Sounds Podcast | BBC | December 8, 2022

The story of double agent and defector Kim Philby has been told many times. A Spy Among Friends, a new six-episode series on ITVX, focuses on Nicholas Elliott, Philby’s lifelong friend. Damian Lewis, who plays Elliott, and writer Alexander Cary talk to Tom Sutcliffe about telling the story of political and personal betrayal anew. Listen to the podcast here, beginning at 11:20.

Source: BBC

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Podcast: Damian Lewis Chats About His New Thriller on ITVX

A Spy Among Friends

by Robyn Salt and Chris Lockyer| Sky News/Backstage Podcast | December 8, 2022

Sky News colleague spoke to Damian about one of the reasons he wanted to do A Spy Among Friends.You can listen to the podcast in its entirety here. which begins at 21:20, and Damian’s portion begins around 29:00. Snippet video here.

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Categories A Spy Among Friends Podcast Video

Guy Pearce Chats About ‘A Spy Among Friends’ on Pilot Podcast

A Decorated Folder for Kim Philby

by Damianista | damian-lewis.com | December 6, 2022

Guy Pearce was Amon  Warmann’s guest on  Pilot Podcast to chat about A Spy Among Friends, the six-part mini-series arriving on the new streaming  platform  ITVX on  December 8. You can see a glimpse from the podcast in  Amon Warmann’s tweet below and you can listen to the podcast in its entirety here.

Categories A Spy Among Friends Interviews Print Media

Damian Lewis on Being Devoted, Loyal and Blinkered in His Latest Role

A Beautiful and Sort of Tragic, Sad Relationship

by Rachael Davies | Herald Scotland | December 6, 2022

A Spy Among Friends’ Damian Lewis and Anna Maxwell Martin tell Rachael Davis about the ITVX series’ true story of espionage and betrayal.

It’s 1963: the height of the Cold War. International politics is fueled by secrecy and duplicity, as psychological warfare, propaganda and espionage – not to mention the latent threat of nuclear attack – keeps world leaders looking over their shoulders and into the shadows.

In England, Nicholas Elliott, played by Damian Lewis, is working for MI6 as an intelligence officer. He has a very close, long-standing friendship with Kim Philby, his colleague in intelligence.

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Categories A Spy Among Friends Print Media

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby’s Greatest Betrayal?

A Ruthless MI6 Traitor Ruined the Life of His Closest Colleague

by Ben Macintyre | The Times | December 5, 2022

One winter morning a decade ago, I took a walk on Hampstead Heath with my friend David Cornwell, better known as the novelist John le Carré. I was suffering from what David called “post publicatio tristis”, the strange melancholy that descends after you have published a book and wonder if you will ever write another.

“What is the best unwritten story of the Cold War?” I asked him, blatantly fishing for inspiration.

Without hesitation he replied: “The relationship between Kim Philby and Nicholas Elliott.” I knew of Philby, of course, the notorious KGB spy, but I had never heard of Elliott.<

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Categories Announcement In Development/ Pre-Production Print Media The Radleys

Damian Lewis to Star in Director Euros Lyn‘s ‘The Radleys’

Abstainer Vampires

by Naman Ramachandran | Variety | October 21, 2022

Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis (“A Spy Among Friends,” “Billions”) will star in BAFTA-winning “Heartstopper” director Euros Lyn’s supernatural black comedy film “The Radleys.” Collider states, “Lyn will serve as the film’s director. The production marks a reunion between the filmmaker and his leading man as both Lyn and Lewis previously teamed up back in 2020 for the sports drama, Dream Horse.”

“The Radleys” is based on Matt Haig’s popular novel which follows the Radleys, a seemingly ordinary family who hold a dark secret – they are vampires. They are abstainers, vampires who choose not to drink blood despite their natural cravings, but the truth is revealed one day.

The film is based on a script developed by British Comedy Award winner Jo Brand (“Getting on”) and is written by Talitha Stevenson (“Late in Summer”). It will start shooting in the U.K. in May 2023. (UPDATE: Damian revealed shooting begins Monday, June 5, 2023).

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Categories Charity Helen Personal and Family Life Philanthropy Print Media Tributes

Thousands Raised in Memory of ‘Inspiring’ Brother and His Aunt, Helen McCrory

Riding all the Way from London to Madrid  for Hugo and Helen

by Lily Ford | Evening Standard | July 21, 2022

An Army officer has raised thousands of pounds for charity by cycling 2,100 kilometres from London to Madrid in memory of his “inspiring” brother and his aunt, actress Helen McCrory. Tom Yaxley, 32, is the brother of Hugo Yaxley and nephew of Damian, as well as McCrory, who died from cancer in April 2021 aged 52.

Mr. Yaxley has embarked on the cycle across Europe for Ride4Hugo, a series of fundraising events organised by friends and family which have earned more than £115,000 for four charities. Through tough gruelling climbs, injury, pain, heat, traffic and SHEEP! Nothing stopped him.

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View photos of the bike challenge in our Gallery here

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Categories Announcement Music News Personal and Family Life Print Media

Damian Lewis Unveils Live Dates and Details News of Debut Solo Album

Debut Solo Album

by Elizabeth Aubrey | Implurnt | July 8, 2022

Actor Damian Lewis has unveiled details of two new live dates and news of his debut solo album. The Homeland actor will play an intimate warm-up date at London’s Omeara on August 4, 2022 before making an appearance at Wilderness Festival in Oxford on August 7 from 8:35 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. He also announced that he will be releasing a debut album in 2023. Ahead of his live dates, Lewis said:

“I’m looking forward to getting out there and playing the songs I’ve written and been recording for my debut album. Be good to be back on stage, this time with a guitar in my hand.”

While predominately known for his acting work, Lewis has played classical guitar since he was 13. He busked through London in his early twenties and continued to make music as a hobby alongside his acting work in films such as Billions.

A statement added: “Meeting with various London-based musicians, including Giocomo Smith, Lewis wrote songs and found himself in the recording studio cutting the tracks that will be released on his as-yet-untitled debut album in the New Year.”

Tickets for his show at Omeara are on sale now here
View the Wilderness Festival Programme here
View gallery here

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Categories Broadcast Media Charity Football/Soccer Helen Personal and Family Life Philanthropy Video

Damian Lewis Pays Tribute To Late Wife Helen McCrory on Good Morning Britain

Helen’s Sweet Soccer Aid Gesture

by Rebecca Davison | Mail Online | June 9, 2022

'She's still with us': Damian Lewis paid tribute to his late wife Helen McCrory on Good Morning Britain on ThursdayActor Damian Lewis paid a moving tribute to his late wife Helen McCrory on Good Morning Britain on Thursday saying, “She’s with us.”

The star, who’s taking part in Sunday’s Soccer Aid, revealed how Helen was always his biggest supporter – and GMB hosts Kate Garraway and Ben Shepherd shared their memories of the Peaky Blinders actor who passed away from cancer in April 2021 aged 52. Ben began by saying:

“The first time I met you and your lovely wife Helen away from work was at Soccer Aid many years ago in Manchester and you were there with the family and the kids. She was always such a vociferous supporter of you and everything you did. Kate and I were very honoured to be at her memorial service just a few weeks ago. I’d imagine you’ve been very moved by the outpouring of love and support that has been shown towards her since she sadly passed away.”

Damian replied, “Well, She was a fabulous human being and people from all walks of life have been in touch to say what an impact she had on their lives.”

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Categories Charity Golf Personal and Family Life Philanthropy

Damian Lewis Joins “Auction for Ukraine” Aid Campaign

Online Auction to Raise Money for Ukraine

by Damianista | damian-lewis.com | March 23, 2022

Damian grabs his golf club and bag again – this time for an online auction of celebrity events and items to raise money for Ukrainians. You and your guest will play at the world-renowned Wentworth Club on a mutually agreed upon date.

Chris Evans, the host of the popular radio show The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky launched the online auction and it is hosted by the online auction company Bid-In free of charge. The auction will be live until Friday, March 25, 2022 and all the proceeds will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

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