Categories Announcement Personal and Family Life

Damian’s Brother is Lord Mayor of London – Nov 8, 2019

Successful Siblings

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 8, 2019

All Siblings! L to R: Amanda (Russell) Yaxley, William Russell, Gareth Lewis, Damian Lewis      Source: Instagram @feltmakers

Is there anything this family can’t do? Acting, producing, city Mayor! Damian and Gareth’s half brother William Russell became Lord Mayor of London today, November 8, 2019. The silent ceremony was held at Guildhall London followed by the Lord Mayor’s Show (parade) the following day. William is the 692nd Lord Mayor of the City of London and Ambassador for the City and UK’s financial and professional services sector. You can follow the Lord Mayor on Twitter here.

To view more images of both the Lord Mayor’s Silent Ceremony held November 8 and the Lord Mayor’s Show (parade) on November 9, click here. To catch a glimpse of Damian and Helen at the parade, view video below, about 20 seconds in:

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Categories Announcement Band of Brothers Philanthropy

Lunch For Two With Band of Brothers Cast in LA – Nov 8, 2019

Banding Together: Band of Brothers Helping Troops

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 8, 2019

Win lunch for two with cast of Band of Brothers in Los Angeles. All proceeds support injured Veterans via @homesforourtrps.  You and a guest will have the opportunity to break bread and enjoy riveting conversation in one of LA’s favorite restaurant establishments with the following cast members:*

Colin Hanks
Scott Grimes
Ron Livingston
Ross McCall
Frank John Hughes
Jimmy Madio
Rick Gomez
Richard Speight Jr
Damian Lewis
Michael Cudlitz
Neal McDonough
Dale Dye
*Names are subject to change

The experience includes lunch for you and your guest on a mutually agreeable date. Must be used within 12 months of the auction. No age restrictions. Click here to bid.

Categories Announcement Billions Print Media

Julianna Margulies and Corey Stoll Join Billions for Season 5 – Nov 5, 2019

Introducing the Characters Michael Prince and Catherine Brant

by Rick Porter | Hollywood Reporter | November 5, 2019

The ‘Good Wife’ and ‘House of Cards’ stars will play key recurring parts in the Showtime drama.
Billions is adding some more star power to its fifth season.

Julianna Margulies and Corey Stoll will each appear in recurring roles on the Showtime drama, which is set to return to the premium cabler in 2020.

Stoll (House of Cards, The Strain) will have a season-long arc as a character named Michael Prince, a business titan with roots in small-town Indiana. Margulies (The Good Wife, ER) will recur as Catherine Brant, an Ivy League sociology professor and best-selling author.

Season four of Billions found former enemies Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) forming a tenuous but effective alliance — along with Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff), the chief counselor to both men — to take out their common rivals, including Grigor Andolov (John Malkovich), Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon) Bryan Connerty (Toby Leonard Moore) and Jock Jeffcoat (Clancy Brown). The show averaged 4.5 million viewers across all platforms last season.

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Categories Announcement Dream Horse Print Media

Dream Horse Gets Worldwide Release – Oct 31, 2019

Sony Makes Multi-Territory Bet on Dream Horse

by Leo Barraclough | Variety | October 31, 2019

“Dream Horse,” starring Toni Collette and Damian Lewis, has been sold around the world by Cornerstone Films, including a multi-territory deal with Sony. The story of a winning racehorse from BAFTA-winning director Euros Lyn also stars Owen Teale, Joanna Page and Karl Johnson.

Cornerstone has closed deals with Welt Kino (Germany), Impuls (Switzerland), Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures Inc. (Japan) and Terry Steiner (Airlines). As previously announced, Bleecker Street and Topic Studios have jointly acquired the U.S. rights, and Warner Bros. is distributing in the U.K. The Sony deal – inked with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions – includes rest of world, excluding Canada, Italy and France.

In the film, Jan Vokes (Collette), a cleaner and bartender, recruits her initially reluctant husband, Brian (Teale), and local accountant Howard Davies (Lewis) to help her bring together a syndicate of local people to breed a foal, which they name Dream Alliance. On the racetrack, he proves himself to be more than a match for the multi-million-pound racehorses he comes up against. But more than this, Dream begins to alter the lives of everyone in the syndicate, not least Jan’s.

“Dream Horse” is described by Cornerstone as “a classic story of triumph against adversity, and a tale of how a woman strives to make her dream a reality in a place where hope is thin on the ground.”

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Categories Announcement Band of Brothers In Development/ Pre-Production News Print Media

Apple Launches In-House Studio, Sets Band of Brothers Follow-Up Series – Oct 11, 2019

Masters of the Air

by Will Thorne | Variety | October 11, 2019

Apple is set to produce its first in-house series.

The show in question is Masters of the Air, a follow-up to the Band of Brothers and The Pacific series executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. The legendary duo are on board once again, which comes as no surprise given that Spielberg was a prominent figure at the Apple TV Plus launch event in March. Masters of the Air will also be a limited drama and represents the first series greenlit with Apple serving as the studio. The tech giant has placed worldwide video heads Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht in charge of overseeing its new studio.

Based on the book by Donald L. Miller, Masters of the Air is said to follow the true, deeply personal story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler’s doorstep. The series is being written by Band of Brothers alumnus John Orloff, who is also a co-executive producer. The critically acclaimed Band of Brothers miniseries aired on HBO back in 2001, and featured Homeland and Billions star Damian Lewis in one of the lead roles. The show won a handful of Emmys and a Golden Globe, while its successor The Pacific was also an awards season success.

Spielberg is exec producing via his Amblin Television banner, alongside Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone. Graham Yost, also an alumnus from Band of Brothers, will co-executive produce alongside Amblin TV’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey and Steven Shareshian of Playtone.

Masters of the Air will stream exclusively on Apple TV Plus and represents the second project for Apple to hail from Spielberg’s Amblin Television…

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Categories Announcement Awards Helen

Damian and Helen to Co-Host the Evening Standard Theatre Awards – Oct 7, 2019

The 65th Annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards

by Robert Dex | Evening Standard | October 7, 2019

The Good Fight star Cush Jumbo will present this year’s opening ceremony of the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

She will join the newspaper’s proprietor, Evgeny Lebedev, and his regular co-host, American Vogue editor-in-chief Dame Anna Wintour, at West End’s London Coliseum on November 24. Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory will join Jumbo as co-hosts in recognizing some of the most exciting talents currently working in theatre.

Husband-and-wife acting stars Lewis and McCrory, who met when cast in a play together at the Almeida, are mainstays of the London stage. They are also known for hit TV shows Billions and Peaky Blinders.

Mr. Lebedev said: “For its 65th year, the Evening Standard Theatre Awards continues to recognize and celebrate London’s extraordinary talent from playwrights, directors and actors to everyone who works so hard behind the scenes.

“With the London Coliseum providing the new backdrop for the ceremony, it is a great pleasure that I will be hosting the event with Anna, Cush, Damian and Helen.”

Dame Anna said: “London’s theatre scene continues to thrive, and I am so thrilled to be co-hosting the Evening Standard Theatre Awards again with Evgeny, Cush, Damian and Helen celebrating the talent for their outstanding achievements in London theatre”.

The 65th Evening Standard Theatre Awards, sponsored by Michael Kors, take place on November 24. For more information, visit standard.co.uk/theatreawards #ESTheatreAwards

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Secondary Source: Vogue

Categories Announcement Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Screenings

Watch Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood Projected From 35mm Film – Sept 27, 2019

Damian as McQueen Projected by Old Fashioned Movie Reel

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 27, 2019

Don’t miss the chance to see Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood as Quentin Tarantino intended – projected from 35mm film and screened at the theatre of Mary Shelley‘s Estate. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Tarantino’s latest film in this format. For ticket information, please visit Shelley Theatre here

When: Thursday, November 28, 2019
Time: 20:00
Where: Shelley Theatre – Bournemouth, Dorset UK
Run Time: 161 minutes

Synopsis: It’s 1969 Los Angeles, and everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from writer-director Quentin Tarantino features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

Shelley Theatre Details: Shelley Theatre is located on the Bournemouth clifftop, a theatre you probably never knew about. They are a 150 seated theatre and provide a variety of entertainment. The theatre was built in the 1860s by the famous Shelley family, intended to be the home of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. The Cafe is open during the week Monday through Friday from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Categories Announcement News Wolf Hall

Will Damian Be Reprising His Role as Henry VIII? – May 22, 2019

Hilary Mantel’s Conclusion to Wolf Hall Trilogy Set to be Released in 2020

by Arts & Entertainment Staff | BBC | May 22, 2019

Hilary Mantel’s next novel will be published on 5 March 2020, her publishers have announced.

The long-awaited book, the title of which was already known to be The Mirror and the Light, will complete the author’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy.

The first two novels in the trilogy – Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies – each won the Man Booker Prize.

In 2015, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies were adapted into a Bafta and Emmy award-winning television series, starring Mark Rylance as Cromwell and Damian Lewis as King Henry.

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Categories Announcement Billions

Billions Renewed for Season 5 – May 8, 2019

More Billions to Be Made

by Denise Petski | Deadline | May 8, 2019

It’s official. Showtime announced that Billions will be back for season five! That means more Damian on our tele. Showtime tweeted:

Then co-creator and show runner Brian Koppelman tweeted:

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Categories Announcement Cannes Film Festival Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Print Media Screenings

Confirmed: Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood to Premiere at Cannes – May 2, 2019

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Joins Cannes Competition Roster

by Elsa Keslassy | Variety | May 2, 2019

We reported earlier here that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood may be premiering at the Cannes Film Festival. Now, according to Variety, it’s official. We hope Damian attends as part of the “…cast in tow.” See below.

The suspense is over: Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will indeed have its world premiere and compete at the Cannes Film Festival, the fest announced Thursday.

The star-studded movie has been widely anticipated as a festival highlight but wasn’t included in Cannes’ official selection announcement on April 18. Artistic director Thierry Fremaux told journalists several times that day that he hoped for post-production on Tarantino’s film to be completed in time for the film to be shown at the festival. Fremaux said Tarantino was eager to be back at Cannes and was working hard to finish the film by May, which was a challenge because it was shot in 35mm, which takes longer to edit than digital film, and is slated for a July release.

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Categories Announcement News Print Media Theatre Whodunnit

Damian Scheduled to Appear in Murder Mystery Play – April 2, 2019

Whodunnit: A Theatrical Murder Mystery

by Press Association | Ludlow Advertiser | April 2, 2019

Gillian Anderson, Jim Broadbent and Damian Lewis appear in Park Theatre’s Whodunnit Unrehearsed. They are among the stars appearing in a new play – without having rehearsed or seen a script – at London’s Park Theatre this summer.

Whodunnit (Unrehearsed) will see a different guest performer step onstage each night with a rehearsed ensemble cast of a scripted murder mystery play, despite not having had any direction prior to their appearance. The only direction will come via a hidden earpiece to receive instructions as they attempt to solve the crime in real time. The mystery is not so much who the murderer is, but who the inspector will be. The audiences won’t know which celebrity is appearing each night until the start.

The Evening Standard corroborates stating,

“The actors all appear as the inspector in Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] and will be sent on stage without a script to join the rest of the cast and identify the killer.”

Described as a “murder mystery spoof” with “one hell of a twist”, the play is set in an isolated manor against the backdrop of a brewing storm. The setting is a classic 1950s murder mystery, an isolated manor, a body and a cast of characters that includes the Lord of the Manor, his wayward daughter, the housekeeper, and her son who is in love with the daughter. Then a mysterious stranger arrives.

Whodunnit (Unrehearsed) will be narrated by Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench as a different celebrity appears each night.

Others confirmed to be taking part include Gyles Brandreth, Catherine Tate, Jim Broadbent, Simon Callow, Ronan Keating, Maureen Lipman, Juliet Stevenson, Tim Vine, Bradley Walsh, Adrian Dunbar, Matthew Broderick, and Meera Syal.

The stars are donating their time to support a fundraising effort, with money raised going towards the cost of keeping the Park Theatre – a registered charity – open to the public.

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Categories Announcement Billions

Billions Rings in NYSE – March 26, 2019

New York Stock Exchange

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 26, 2019

Tune into the New York Stock Exchange live stream here on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 as Billions co-creator David Levien and cast members Asia Kate Dillon, David Costabile, Toby Leonard Moore, and Kelly AuCoin ring the opening bell. According to their website, it will begin around 8:26 am. Or visit our updated post here, featuring videos and a photo gallery of the event!