Categories Ajax by Sophocles Events Philanthropy Philoctetes by Sophocles Theatre

Damian Lewis Returns to Theatre AGAIN: Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes Project UK – Oct 16, 2020

Theater of War Productions Presents Virtual Event: Ajax and Philoctetes

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 16, 2020

This is a dramatic reading of scenes of Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes to catalyze guided discussions about the visible and invisible wounds of war. Featuring performances by Damian Lewis, Lesley Sharp, Nyasha Hatendi, and Jason Isaacs. Translated and directed, and facilitated by Bryan Doerries. You must register for free tickets here or here.

Date And Time:
Friday, November 6, 2020
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM CST
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST
7:00 PM – 10:30 PM BST

This special event is a collaboration with Bravehound, a Scottish charity that supports veterans and their families in the United Kingdom. We are proud to open this event up to the public, fostering healing dialogue with the Bravehound community. Bravehound supports former servicemen, women and their families by providing training and dogs to veterans. Visit Bravehound’s website here.

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Categories Billions Helen Interviews Personal and Family Life

Damian Lewis Telegraph Interview – Oct 16, 2020

Big Hitter

By Louis Wise | Telegraph | October 16, 2020

As Billions returns, the actor explains why he isn’t interested in playing 007 – or bothered about turning the big 5-0.

Damian Lewis’s next birthday is the big 5-0: at the risk of seeming indelicate, does it mean people will stop asking if he’s the next James Bond? The actor, star of Homeland, Wolf Hall and Billions, hoots gruffly down the phone. “Well, no! You’re proof of the rule!”

Oh dear. Sorry. I had read this summer he really was dismissing all chances of becoming 007, so it only seemed fair to check. Talking from his home in north London, which he shares with his wife Helen McCrory and their two children, he is happy(ish) to clarify again.

“I don’t want to play Bond. I’m ambitious for different things,” he sighs. “I don’t know who they’ll choose – he’ll be fantastic, or she will be fantastic. But I don’t want to play Bond – even if I was asked!”

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Categories The Forsyte Saga

30 Best PBS Masterpiece Series (And Where to Stream Them) – Oct 15, 2020

Forsyte Saga

by Allison Keene & Staff | Paste Magazine | October 15, 2020

The Forsyte Saga (2002)

Available on Amazon here via a PBS Masterpiece Subscription (7-day free trial available)

Created by: John Galsworthy, Stephen Mallatratt
Stars: Damian Lewis, Rupert Graves, Gina McKee, Corin Redgrave, Ioan Gruffudd

Before Downton Abbey, there was The Forsyte Saga. Chronicling the lives of three generations of a wealthy family from the late 1800s through early 1900s, The Forsyte Saga is based on the John Galsworthy trilogy of the same name. It is, in some ways, a British version of Dynasty. The 2002 version is fantastically dramatic and heartbreaking, full of schemers and dreamers and a grandly charming cast as it spins its dizzying tale of romance and woe. Lushly produced, it should not be mistaken for high art so much as engrossing melodrama. While it may drag a little as it goes, including the repetition of a number of relationship quandaries, not enough can be said about Damian Lewis’ lead performance as the jealous, difficult Soames. If series about the scandals and foibles of the uppercrust appeal to you, you cannot go wrong with Forsyte. —Allison Keene

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Categories Media The Baker

‘The Baker’ Now on Amazon Prime UK – Oct 9, 2020

A Killer Comedy: Speciality Cakes Made to Order

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 9, 2020

Now hear this Damian Lewis fandom! The Baker is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video UK, here. Start your Prime, 30-day trial now and watch for free or rent for £3.49 or buy for £4.99.

Professional hit man Milo flees the city after failing to carry out a contract, and begins to embrace a leisurely life in the country posing as a baker. But when his former employers come to town, Milo’s cover is blown, and the locals start asking for much more than specialty cakes! A hilarious, action-packed comedy starring Damian Lewis, Kate Ashfield, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Michael Gambon.

The movie is also available in the US on Amazon Prime here as Assassin in Love.