Written By DamianistaComments Off on NEW Video: Behind the Scenes with Billions Cast Discussing Season 4 – Feb 4, 2019
Loyalty, Revenge and Honor Amongst Thieves
Billions has just dropped a new Behind-the-Scenes video with the cast discussing Season 4. Be sure to watch and catch all the new juicy tidbits of what’s to come, as it takes you back to the beginning and what to expect now.
Go behind the scenes with the cast of Billions as they take a look at Season 4 and what’s in store for Bobby, Chuck, Taylor, and everyone else. Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti. Don’t miss the Season 4 premiere of Billions, Sunday March 17, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT.
Written By DamianistaComments Off on Why Homeland Season 1 is Still The Show’s Best Season – May 5, 2018
The Power of Brody
by Nat Berman I TV Overmind I May 5, 2018
Season 7 of Homeland came to a conclusion at the end of April of 2018. However, there are plenty of reasons to believe that Season 1 of the series remains the best one, which is rather interesting considering how long it has been since it started up.
First and foremost, Season 1 of Homeland was broadcast in a time when its subject matter was still dominated to a significant extent by 24. As a result, it was an interesting contrast in that it was a much more subtle and much more complicated handling of the topic, which enabled it to stand out in its own right. Moreover, Season 1 of Homeland had a clear focus in the form of Nicholas Brody, which served to minimize the narrative clutter that can sometimes clog up complicated stories. Continue reading Why Homeland Season 1 is Still The Show’s Best Season – May 5, 2018
Written By DamianistaComments Off on Lightning Rod: Damian Lewis on Playing the Best Bad Boy on TV – April 4, 2018
Who Says Bad Guys Don’t Win?
by Michael Idato | The Sydney Morning Herald | April 4, 2018
Damian Lewis as the greedy money man Bobby Axelrod in Billions. Photo: Jim Fiscus
Who says bad guys don’t win?
In the critically acclaimed drama Billions, actor Damian Lewis plays a greedy, game-playing money man who is so despised he was once cornered by a fan who said to him: “Oh my God, it’s Bobby Axelrod, you’re such an asshole.”
The accusation makes the 47-year-old London-born actor laugh.
“To use an English phrase, it’s cops and robbers, it’s Elliot Ness and Al Capone, it’s the sheriff and the cowboy,” Lewis says. “That’s how this show breaks down. That’s its mythology. Chuck is the sheriff and Bobby is the cowboy. It’s always fun to back the cowboy, the outlaw. However bad they’re being.
“It’s not my place to say whether I think people back Bobby more than they do [his nemesis] Chuck, but I think what’s clear is that this is a world of shysters, it’s a world of compromise, it’s a world of desperate men, driven by their need to win the game,” Lewis says.
Written By DamianistaComments Off on New ‘Billions’ Season: The Show About Power And Money You Should Be Watching – March 27, 2018
“Billions is TV’s most compelling fable about wealth and power in modern life”
by Eric Deggans | NPR | March 27, 2018
Be warned: The review below contains plenty of spoilers about past and present episodes of Billions.
The biggest problem Showtime’s Billions has: It’s a show that is way too easy to underestimate.
At a time when income inequality and the struggles of the middle class are front-page news, it’s tough to lionize a show about a millionaire U.S. attorney in an all-consuming personal and professional grudge match with a billionaire hedge fund owner.
One guy, billionaire “hedgie” Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis), is a ruthless, self-made business titan who jumps on a private plane with his buddies to hang out with the band before a Metallica concert. The other guy, U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades Jr. (Paul Giamatti), is a scion of old New York money who bunks at the Yale Club when his marriage is on the rocks.
This seems like the definition of 1 percenters’ problems dressed up as a TV series.
Written By DamianistaComments Off on Damian Attends Helen’s OBE Investiture Ceremony at Buckingham Palace – Nov 7, 2017
That Makes Two OBE’s for the Lewis Household
by Julia Pritchard | Daily Mail | November 7, 2017
Actress Helen McCrory beamed with delight on Tuesday as she was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
The Peaky Blinders star, 49, could not contain her joy as she proudly posed after her Investiture ceremony with husband Damian Lewis, and her honour for services to drama in hand. Helen radiates beside Damian as she collected her OBE… after revealing she mistook the invite for an unpaid bill.
The mother-of-two went on to reveal she had almost missed the exciting event – as she had mistaken her invitation letter for an unpaid bill. ‘I thought ‘Oh God, he hasn’t paid something again!’
Written By DamianistaComments Off on Damian-Lewis.com is Back with a New Managing Team
Fan Fun with Damian Lewis team is thrilled to run Damian-Lewis.com, a fan site dedicated to the brilliant actor Damian Lewis. As we keep writing all about Damian on Fan Fun, we aim to share the latest news along with an extensive gallery and a comprehensive media archive here.
We cannot express our gratitude enough to Kathy, Selene, Amanda, and everyone else who poured their hearts and souls into the site over the years. We will do our best to preserve their legacy and keep up the good work.
As Damian once said “best journeys are shared.” It is a true privilege to share this journey with you. We hope you enjoy the site, come visit us often and spread the word!
Please bear with us as we do housekeeping, restore the archives completely and update the site with the latest!
Written By DamianistaComments Off on Billions Screening and Discussion Panel at PaleyLIVE New York, Fan Fun with Damian Lewis, December 5, 2016
In Case You Missed It: Billions Rocks PaleyLIVE New York!
By Damianista, Fan Fun with Damian Lewis, December 6, 2016
Oh what a treat!
BIG THANKS go to the cast and creators of Billions for giving us an hour of intelligent conversation and laughter and to Paley Center for Media for providing beautiful, intimate setting for this dream event!
UPDATE December 15, 2016: If you have Hulu, you can now watch an edited version of the panel here and, as a bonus, see me at around 45 minutes and Lady Trader at around 48 minutes asking questions! 🙂
Ok, let’s start with some serious warm-up: JaniaJania has storified the tweets from Billions red carpet as well as from the panel here. Enjoy it and then come back to dive deep into my almost minute-by-minute account of the evening!
Written By DamianistaComments Off on Damian Lewis is making a wonderful comeback to the West End in Albee’s ‘The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?’, Fan Fun with Damian Lewis, October 20, 2016
Damian Lewis returns to the West End in Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?
by Damianista, Fan Fun with Damian Lewis, October 20, 2016
Source: Hollywood Reporter
We have been rolling drums for a while now but in case you missed it Damian Lewis is making a wonderful comeback to the West End, just two years after storming American Buffalo along with John Goodman and Tom Sturridge, in the new revival of Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. The Goat is arguably the most provocative and controversial play by Albee who unfortunately passed away in September at the age of 88.