The new season of the Emmy-winning series was filmed entirely from actors’ homes and includes one-on-one conversations between stars from potential contending shows in this year’s Emmy race. The first two episodes will premiere on PBS SoCal on Friday, July 17, at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. with episodes three and four premiering on Friday, July 24, at 8 p.m. and 8:30 pm. All episodes will stream on pbssocal.org and on the free PBS Video app following their premieres. Continue reading Variety, PBS SoCal Takes ‘Actors on Actors’ Virtual – June 21, 2020
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Adapt or Risk Extinction
by Damianista | damian-lewis.com | February 7, 2020
The long wait is over. Billions has just dropped the first teaser-trailer for Season 5! ENJOY! View our Gallery here.
In season five of Billions, Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) see their vicious rivalry reignited, while new enemies rise and take aim. Social impact pioneer Mike Prince (Stoll) poses a true threat to Axe’s dominance, and Chuck feuds with a formidable district attorney. Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon) is forced back to Axe Capital, where they must fight to protect their employees and their assets. Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff) reevaluates her loyalties and forges surprising new alliances that put her at odds with both Chuck and Axe. This season, the struggle for power becomes a struggle for survival, and all characters must adapt or risk extinction. Margulies will play Catherine Brant, an Ivy League sociology professor and bestselling author. The series also stars David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin and Jeffrey DeMunn. Season 5 will premiere on Sunday, May 3 at 9/8c on SHOWTIME.
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Gustav and Franziska
by Damianista | damian-lewis.com | December 8, 2019
We now know what the secret project child actor Hector Bateman-Harden said he did with Damian Lewis on Social Media more than a month ago.
The project is part of BBC Radio 4’s new series “This is Your Country Now, Too.” The series includes seven child refugee stories told through the eyes of children as they leave their home behind for the unknown.
The first episode Gustav and Franziska is featuring Damian Lewis, Hector Bateman-Harden, Sophia Pettit and Christy Meyer in the leading roles.
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Sony Pictures Will Release ‘Run This Town’ Outside North America
By Etan Vlassing | Hollywood Reporter | September 10, 2019
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has nabbed world rights outside North America for Run This Town, which stars Damian Lewis as Rob Ford, the controversial former mayor of Toronto who died in 2016 at the age of 46.
Elevation Pictures is set to release Ricky Tollman’s debut feature, which also stars Ben Platt, Nina Dobrev and Mena Massoud, in Canada, while U.S. distribution rights remain up for grabs.
Ford was mayor from 2010 to 2014, but had already established a history of public intoxication and substance abuse. During his years as mayor, video surfaced of him smoking crack cocaine; he was accused of sexual assault and argued publicly with staff while intoxicated.
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by Lady Trader I Fan Fun with Damian Lewis I June 14, 2019
From The Trader’s Desk: Sabotage! Billions S4 E12 – Season Finale’Cause what you see you might not get
And we can bet so don’t you get souped yet
You’re scheming on a thing that’s a mirage
I’m trying to tell you now it’s sabotage Sabotage – Beastie Boys
Welcome to the last “From the Trader’s Desk” for Season 4 of Billions. We’ve seen the Good, the Bad, and ultimately, the very Ugly from our favorite characters this season (look for our upcoming “Best of Billions” for this season soon!), and this episode, “Extreme Sandbox” was no different.
Before I get into the episode, I want to say how much I have enjoyed bringing “From the Trader’s Desk” to you all each week. These posts were originally supposed to clear up any “fin-speak” that non-Wall Streeters just didn’t get. In the beginning, there was a lot of it! So much so, that we were adding to our Billions: Glossary on a weekly basis. However, as the show got more and more into the characters and the complexity of their relationships, the financial jargon got less and less. What would I write about? I decided that I would do what I do best: analyze and evaluate. If I can do it with companies I trade, I can do it with the rich characters of Billions. I didn’t know how it would go, but I have gotten some of the best feedback on my analysis posts, so thank you! Continue reading From The Trader’s Desk: Sabotage! Billions S4 E12 Season Finale – June 14, 2019
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Sweat Play and Afterparty
by Damianista | damian-lewis.com | June 13, 2019
Damian has attended the press night after party for “Sweat” at the Gielgud Theatre in London on June 12. The play by American writer Lynn Nottage opened first in Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2015 and then moved to Off-Broadway and later to Broadway. Sweat won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2017.
Visit our gallery for more pictures from Press Night After Party.
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MVP Fan Book
by Gingersnap | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | June 12, 2019
Welcome back to our ‘Billions MVP Fanbook,’ a compilation post commemorating all those in honor of achievement for the utmost brazen, uber shameless, ultra scheming, unmatched bad asses to date – from sports references, music, and tasty food to pop culture remarks, shocking twists and ultimate paybacks.
In case you missed our previous awards, you can catch up with season four episode one, episode two, episode three, episode four, episode five, episode six, episode seven ,and episode eight, episode nine, episode ten and episode eleven. Now, let us continue with that tradition as we award our Most Valuable Players (MVPs) this week.
Here are our Billions awards for Season 4, Episode 12, “Extreme Sandbox.”
Just as we were getting used to the idea of New York State Attorney General Chuck Rhoades Jr. (Paul Giamatti) and hedge-fund billionaire Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis) playing nice with each other, Billions responded with, “Eh, not so fast.”
In its season four finale, the Showtime drama recalibrated the positions of several of its main players, most notably by shifting the dubious alliance between Chuck and Axe back into a full-on rivalry. After celebrating a victory over season-long foes Attorney General Waylon “Jock” Jeffcoat (Clancy Brown) and U.S. Attorney Bryan Connerty (Toby Leonard Moore), Chuck needs someone new to take down, and he has set his sights back on Axe, who he feels has been pulling the strings of his life for far too long.
The episode “Extreme Sandbox” also saw Axe’s relationship with venture capitalist Rebecca Cantu (Nina Arianda) become collateral damage in his ongoing war with former protégé Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon). Meanwhile, Chuck’s marriage to Axe Capital performance coach Dr. Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff) is in tatters again, the lowest blow being Axe using his monetary muscle to get Wendy’s medical license reinstated. Both Axe’s and Wendy’s newfound singledom also begs the question as to whether this platonic relationship is about to move into something more romantic.
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by Damianista | damian-lewis.com | June 7, 2019
After a quick trip to the US for Showtime’s Emmy “For Your Consideration” event and an appearance on ABC’s LIVE Kelly and Ryan, Damian is back in the UK! He and Helen attended the opening night performance of English National Ballet’s “Cinderella” on June 6, 2019 at Royal Albert Hall.