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Damian Lewis Hosted the Annual McCrory Award in Private Exhibit

The McCrory Award Campaign 2024

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 26, 2024

Damian hosted a private viewing of the “DoNotDisturb” art exhibit on March 26, 2024 at the Alon Zakaim Fine Arts gallery in London, showcasing exclusive photography pieces and black and white sketches of Helen McCrory and other celebrities to support the Sir Hubert von Herkomer Foundation and to honor The McCrory Award.

Funds raised from the charity event will sponsor three young HvH Arts Foundation artistic beneficiaries who will be bestowed The McCrory Award mentorship. The inaugural event launched back on June 15, 2022.

Debbi Clark, photographer and CEO/Founder of HvH Arts Foundation, and Sadie Frost also co-hosted the occasion, with a visit from the Mayor of Camden. The event was curated by stylist Marcella Martinelli. Others in attendance at tonight’s private exhibit were Damian and Helen’s children Manon and Gulliver.

Images of Helen, Damian, Cillian Murphy, Jude Law, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Billie Piper, James Purefoy, Andrew Scott, and many more were donated in support of the private viewing and some images were launched via the online catalogue to browse for purchase through donation and pledge to support the charity.

The pieces were donated by professional photographers Debbi Clark, Ray Burmiston, David Venni, Clive Arrowsmith, Ian Derry, Charlie Gray, Lorenzo Agius, Tony Vaccaro, John “Rankin” Waddell , Ram Shergill, Terry O’Neill, plus black and white sketches from artist Nina Mae Fowler.

The foundation – which Helen was the former Patron of and is now patroned by Damian – gives access to free art and media workshops for disadvantaged children “…so they can express their inner artist” and flourish.  This includes, but not limited to, photography, film making, sculpting, cooking, music production and song writing, drama, poetry, dance, crochet, fine art/painting, graffiti street art and much more. View more images from the event in our Gallery here.

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LIVE REVIEW: Damian Lewis at the Lighthouse, Poole

The Real Thing

by Cliff Moore | Bournemouth Daily Echo | March 26, 2024

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ALTHOUGH Damian Lewis will be most familiar for his acting roles, he does have a burgeoning musical career which is slowly emerging into the light.

Here was the star of Band of Brothers, Wolf Hall, Homeland and Billions standing in front of a mic, acoustic guitar in hand (sometimes electric) and backed by a band of young but seasoned professionals.

Lewis the singer, so the story goes, harks back to a post-Eton, pre-stardom time when he busked around Europe. He carried on playing here and there, but acting took over.

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Damian Lewis Plays Lighthouse/Centre for the Arts in Poole

UK Tour Part 2: Sixth Show

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 25, 2024

Photo Cred: Monique

Damian Lewis and his brilliant band played gig number six of their UK Tour Part 2 in Poole at The Lighthouse/Centre for the Arts on Monday, March 25, 2024 in support of his debut album Mission Creep, as well as new songs like Traffic Jam, Pentonville Prison and She Makin’ Me Change from his highly anticipated upcoming second album due out hopefully later this year. His supporting act was fellow band member and musician Kitty Liv – you can find out more about her music here. Nothing like family support – Damian’s sister Amanda Yaxley was spotted in the audience at tonight’s gig! Next up – Norwich! It’s not too late to see one of his shows. Tour schedule and ticket information is here. View more Poole photos in our Gallery here.

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Damian Lewis Smooches a Pooch

Baby Dog Buddy

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 25, 2025

While on This Morning earlier this month, Damian smooched the most famous UK puppy and cutest fur celebrity named Baby Dog Buddy, who brings awareness to the Dogs for Autism campaign. Currently there is an emergency appeal for 10 more miracle dogs like Buddy desperately needed in 2024. Sponsor a puppy, transform a life: your donation matters
Every pound you donate goes towards the comprehensive training of their remarkable pups. Learn more here.

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VIDEO: Damian Lewis Sings “500 Miles” for Scottish Fans at Oxford Gig

The Proclaimers

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 25, 2024

Damian spontaneously sang “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” for Scottish fans who travelled to Oxford to see him. Amongst the crowd at the show were a couple of women who had travelled down from Scotland to watch the performance. The pair made Damian aware of this after shouting during a break between songs and given their nationality and the distance they had travelled, the singer replied hilariously. He spontaneously started to sing the classic Scottish song I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers for the pair. The women as well as the rest of the crowd were left stunned, but then joined in with singing and clapping as Damian and his band put on quite the show.  When finished he told the crowd in his best Scottish accent, “That’s just so you wouldn’t come up here and bust my ball bags!” Watch snippet of video below:

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LIVE REVIEW: Damian Lewis Live at The Subscription Rooms

A Sold-Out Show

by Hannah Compton | Building Our Own Nashville | March 24, 2024

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It’s somewhat a night of community when Stroudies gather together for a night at The Sub Rooms. A relatively small town, having such a high calibre of artists means a great deal and people truly make the effort to be there. There will always be someone you know in the audience on whichever night you attend but tonight for Damian Lewis it felt even more of a community with many of Lewis’ local friends in the audience.

A sold out show from as soon as the tickets went on sale, The Sub Rooms in Stroud was buzzing with fans eager to hear his music live.

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Damian Lewis Plays Sub Rooms in Stroud

UK Tour Part 2: Fifth Show

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 24, 2024

Photo Cred: Monique

Damian Lewis and his brilliant band played gig number five of their UK Tour Part 2 in Stroud at Sub Rooms on Sunday, March 24, 2024 in support of his debut album Mission Creep, as well as new songs like Traffic Jam, Pentonville Prison and She Makin’ Me Change from his highly anticipated upcoming second album due out hopefully later this year. His supporting act was fellow band member and musician Amelie Watson – you can find out more about her music here. Next up – Poole! It’s not too late to see one of his shows. Tour schedule and ticket information is here. View more Stroud photos in our Gallery here.

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Damian Lewis Plays O2 Academy in Oxford

UK Tour Part 2: Fourth Show

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 22, 2024

Photo Cred: Vincent Weijers

Damian Lewis and his brilliant band played gig number four of their UK Tour Part 2 in Oxford at O2 Academy on Friday, March 22, 2024 in support of his debut album Mission Creep, as well as new songs like Traffic Jam, Pentonville Prison and She Makin’ Me Change from his highly anticipated upcoming second album due out hopefully later this year. He even played “500 Miles” by the Proclaimers at the request of Scottish fans who had traveled to see him! Watch that here. His supporting act was fellow band member and musician Amelie Watson – you can find out more about her music here. Next up – Stroud! It’s not too late to see one of his shows. Tour schedule and ticket information is here. View more Oxford photos in our Gallery here. and a special thank you to our wonderful friend Vincent Weijers for all the photos and videos.

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Damian Lewis Plays The Palace in Watford

UK Tour Part 2: Third Show

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 20, 2024

Photo Cred: msmeldoe

Damian Lewis and his brilliant band played gig number three of their UK Tour Part 2 in Watford at The Palace on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 in support of his debut album Mission Creep, as well as new songs like Traffic Jam, Pentonville Prison and She Makin’ Me Change from his highly anticipated upcoming second album due out hopefully later this year. His supporting act was fellow band member and musician Kitty Liv – you can find out more about her music here. Next up – Oxford! It’s not too late to see one of his shows. Tour schedule and ticket information is here. View more Watford photos in our Gallery here.

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Damian Lewis on This Morning

Life’s Too Short To Not Do What You Love

by This Morning | YouTube | March 19, 2024

Damian was a guest on This Morning, Tuesday, March 19, 2024 with hosts Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley. He discussed music, his debut album Mission Creep, his UK Tour Part 2 and playing upcoming sold-out shows. He may have also smooched a pooch while on set, and answered some corridor questions. Renowned for hit series like Homeland and Billions, once embarked on a journey across Europe with nothing but a tent, a guitar and a dream of becoming the next Elvis. Now, after decades of silver screen success and a tough couple of years that reminded him ‘life’s too short’, he’s revisiting his childhood rockstar dreams. He joins us in-studio to tell us about putting down the scripts and picking up the microphone stand as he continues his UK tour.

It’s not too late to see one of his shows. Tour schedule and ticket information here.

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Damian Lewis on BBC Radio Gloucestershire with Chris Baxter

It’s An Album in the True Sense of the Word

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 18, 2024

Damian was a guest on Radio Gloucestershire with Chris Baxter today, Monday, March 18, 2024. He discussed music, his debut album Mission Creep, his UK Tour Part 2 and playing a sold-out show in Stroud at Sub Rooms this upcoming Sunday night!

Listen to the episode on BBC Sounds here, available for 29 days from today so don’t miss out! Damian’s segment begins at approximately 12:45 of the programme, followed by airplay of his cover of the song Harvest Moon. Damian is also heard around 44:38 followed by his song Wanna Grow Old in Paris. Then toward the end of the programme around 3:21:42, you can hear Damian again and the station played his song Soho Tango.

It’s not too late to see one of his shows. Tour schedule and ticket information here.

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A Rocking Good Night With Damian Lewis

Damian Cracks At It

by Jacquee Storozynski-Toll | Southend Theatre Scene | March 12, 2024

Who knew that Damian Lewis could sing? The actor best known for his work on Wolf Hall and Homeland amongst others can really rock it with the best of them. He also plays a mean acoustic guitar. Apparently, before he was famous he busked around Europe with a rucksack and a tent, so has had plenty of experience. This time he is on the second part of a tour to advertise his debut album Mission Creep.

However, before he arrived Amelie, a young singer songwriter, treated us to a set. She demonstrated her talents singing, playing the guitar and keyboards. One song The Night We Called it a Day was co-written with Guy Chambers who co-wrote many Robbie Williams songs. She announced that she would be having an EP album out later in the year.

Good as she was, it was Damian that the audience had come to see. He zoomed on to the stage, looking very different to his slick screen image, dancing around the stage in jeans and a waistcoat, clutching his guitar and being every inch a rocker. He then launched into a soulful rendition of the first song on the album Down on the Bowery, following this with a bluesy number Soho Tango.

Backed by a four-piece band and accompanied by Amelie, he went through most of the songs on the album. They covered various genres. Some were Rockabilly, some jazzy and bluesy and we were even treated to a Chuck Berry duck walk. As one song ended, another started his voice adapting to smooth ballads, growly rocks, and high-pitched blues, to cover every style that his skills as an actor could bring to the song. Wanna Grow Old In Paris, had a haunting quality, My Little One with the bluesy harmonica, was in the style of Dr. Feelgood, then there was the beautiful She Comes. This was apparently written as a tribute to his late wife Helen McCrory, but he just called it a song about a ghost.

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