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Damian Lewis Was Guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

A Spy Among Friends and Billions

by Gingersnap | | February 27, 2023

Damian guest appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for S8, E81 on Monday, February 27, 2023 to promote the upcoming US release of his mini-series A Spy Among Friends available to stream on MGM+ beginning March 12. But Damian also made a HUGE announcement at the end of the segment. Let’s start at the beginning. Damian made his entrance as the band played Elvis “Suspicious Minds,” which is no coincidence if you know our Ginger! He waved and blew air kisses to the audience, took a bow before being seated and wore his lucky purple socks. When discussing A Spy Among Friends Damian asked, “Who doesn’t love a spy thriller?” Damian further explained he finds the total duplicity and ability to conceal simply fascinating, and a masterful skill. He spoke of working with the immaculate Guy Pearce who plays spy Kim Philby and how Philby is UK’s most infamous spy who betrayed his country to the Russians for 30 years.

Specifically, Damian explains how Nicholas Elliott (played by him) meets Philby in Beirut for an interrogation (and hopefully a confession) over four days. After Elliott’s superiors review the transcripts of the taped recordings of their meeting, they notice three minutes is missing when Elliott and Philby walk out on the balcony and no one knows what they really spoke about. All they do know is the next day, Philby escapes to Russia. Colbert played a clip of the scene between MI5 Agent Lily Thomas and Elliott upon Elliott’s return from Beirut. Damian jokingly claimed, “I only watch things I’m in.” Colbert asked Damian if he would make a good spy. Damian answered no and Colbert agreed he doesn’t think Damian would be a good spy because “a spy should be boring and you’re not, you’re too interesting.” Damian rubbed his heart in admiration and then Colbert quipped, “and a spy wouldn’t rub their own nipple in public.”

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Damian Lewis Scheduled to Appear on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Tune in to S8, E81

by Gingersnap | | February 25, 2023

Damian is scheduled to guest appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday, February 27, 2023, starting at 10:35 p.m. CST / 11:30 p.m. EST. Be sure to check your local CBS station and DVR the broadcast! More than likely Damian will discuss the US release of his mini-series A Spy Among Friends coming to MGM+ on March 12, and possibly his upcoming solo album. Other guests include U.N. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield.

Source: DirectTV

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VIDEO: Damian Lewis Joined Lodge Kerrigan for Keane Q&A in NYC

Keane Q&A

Damian seen at Keane 4K screening on Saturday, August 20, 2022. Blue suede shoes with purple socks and all 🙂 Watch the complete Q&A video below and see more photos from the event in our gallery here.

Moderated by Christopher Abbot, Damian and director Lodge Kerrigan joined viewers for an in-person Q&A on Saturday, August 20, 2022 after the 6:30 p.m. screening of the 2004 movie Keane at Film Lincoln Center in New York City.  One audience member shared, “The restoration of the 2004 film was stunning. Damian’s performance was incredibly moving. And, the Q&A with Director Lodge [Kerrigan] was a massive treat.”

Grasshopper Film snapped up distribution rights to the critically acclaimed pic for the U.S. theatrical release, which is executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and produced by Andrew Fierberg.  As previously reported here, the movie will also get a release in Los Angeles on August 28 and Boston on September 23. In addition, the movie is expected to be released on VOD, TV and home video soon. (The movie received a limited theatrical release in New York back in 2005.)

Keane turns on William Keane (Lewis) who is struggling to cope six months after his six-year-old daughter was abducted from New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal while traveling with him. Repeatedly drawn to the site of the abduction, Keane wanders the bus station, compulsively replaying the events of that fateful day as if hoping to change the outcome. When one day he meets a financially strapped woman, Lynn Bedik (Amy Ryan), and her seven-year-old daughter, Kira (Abigail Breslin), at a transient hotel, Keane becomes increasingly attached to Kira and uses her to fill the void left by his own daughter’s disappearance.

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Damian Lewis to Present Trophies at Butterfly Run

It’s Time to Fly!

by Gingersnap | | August 12, 2022

UPDATE: On Saturday, September 24 it was announced that Damian will be unable to attend this event due to unforeseen circumstances.

Damian will be presenting the winners’ trophies at CureEB’s Butterfly Run this year. After a break due to the pandemic, CureEB is delighted to invite the public back to their Butterfly Run at Olympic Park in London on Sunday, September 25, 2022. The charity encourages as many people of all abilities to run, walk or wheel in the 1k, 5k or 10k race to help raise vital funds to cure EB. CureEB’s Butterfly Run is a celebration of inclusivity!

CureEB funds medical research to find a cure for all types of epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a severe genetic skin condition that leads to blistering and skin loss at the slightest friction. Children with the condition are often referred to as ‘Butterfly Children’ as their skin is said to be as fragile as a butterfly’s wings.

You can make a donation or raise sponsorship at their Just Giving page here.
For more information, please visit CureEB’s website here.

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Damian Lewis Co-Hosts The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Historical Milestone of a British Monarch

by Gingersnap | | May 15, 2022

More than 500 horses and 1,000 performers took part in a 90-minute programme for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration, marking the momentous occasion of 70 years on the throne. She officially hit the milestone back on February 6th, with celebrations happening throughout 2022. A variety of stage stars took part in the televised theatrical arena event, broadcast on ITV and ITV Hub from the grounds of Windsor Castle in Berkshire on May 15, 2022, as Britbox North America live streamed the event to viewers in the United States and Canada. The event took place from 8:00 p.m. to about 10:40 p.m. local UK time.

Helen Mirren took on the role of Elizabeth I (fitting, given she played Elizabeth II on stage) alongside Omid Djalili as The Herald, a character who introduces a cast of Queen’s Players, in the first of four acts charting the modern history of the nation. Damian Lewis opened the evening (video below), and Tom Cruise and Adjoa Andoh all served as hosts for the other acts. Musical guests included Gregory Porter, Maureen Lipman, Katherine Jenkins of Wales who sang Calon Lan and David Jason at various intervals throughout the night. Each act reflected on key moments in history, including Elizabeth I’s Tilbury Speech and James I and the Gunpowder Plot.

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Damian Lewis Attends The House of KOKO Opening Party

Spotted at the New Members-Only The House of KOKO

Damianista | | April 29, 2022

Damian attended the opening party at the new members-only The House of KOKO in London on Thursday evening, April 28, 2022. The party took place ahead of the iconic KOKO theatre re-opening this weekend and ahead of that night’s opening gig – the first since a fire gutted the iconic Camden venue in 2020. And may I say we love our guy rocking his double denim ensemble! Sienna Miller, artist Isaac Benigson and model Charlotte Smurfit also attended the launch party.

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Damian Lewis Joins the Hay Festival 2022 Line-Up

Damian Will Read Poetry at Hay Festival 2022

by Damianista | | April 5, 2022

UPDATE May 28, 2022 – Damian is no longer part of the line-up due to conflict in scheduling.

The Hay Festival is coming back as an in-person event for the first time in three years! This is the 35th spring edition of the festival in Hay-on-Wye. They have announced their 2022 spring line-up with more than 500 in-person events and there will be a feast of  talks, music, comedy, lectures, poetry and more from Thursday, May 26 to Sunday, June 5.

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