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The Ultimate Las Vegas Race Weekend Experience
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 15, 2023
Photo by Alison Mosshart
After more than 40 years away, Formula 1’s much anticipated return to Las Vegas took place November 16-18, 2023. VISTA Las Vegas, in association with McLaren Formula 1 Team, was the ultimate Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend party and official venue of the Las Vegas strip circuit. The official McLaren Vista 3-night party venue was at Drai’s Nightclub and hosted by Mark Wahlberg, with DJs and live music. Damian was part of the exciting live music line-up, but that’s not all. Damian and Alison Mosshart celebrated Alison’s birthday with an early birthday weekend among friends in the Sin City. Damian shared on Instagram that he was cheering on the McLaren driver Lando Norris, who placed in 20th position.
Thursday was the initial kick off party. Friday was the sunset sessions qualifying event and Saturday was race day. For more information, including the racing map and detailed schedule, visit Vista Las Vegas website. View more images from the event in our Gallery here.
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In Conversation with Geordie Greig
by Roisin O’Connor | The Independent | November 7, 2023
Actor and musician Damian Lewis sat down with editor-in-chief Geordie Greig on the set of ‘Music Box’ to talk about his change in direction from the acting stage to the music stage. Watch video interview here.
Lewis spoke about how a love of making music became more than just a hobby and the feeling of going out on stage to perform his own music felt. Lewis also spoke about the inspiration for his writing, as well as the impact of his wife Helen McCrory’s passing during the songwriting process.
Damian Lewis’ session will be coming in December, meanwhile watch all Music Box sessions here. View photostills in our Gallery here.
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Stripped Down Set and Opportunity to Record New Originals
Press Release | The Independent | November 2, 2023
The Independent and Independent TV today announce the ninth series of Music Box. Hosted by music editor Roisin O’Connor, Music Box brings the latest up and comers – along with some of music’s biggest names – into the Music Box studio to play exclusive stripped-down sets.
Music Box is now returning better than ever, with a mix of major names and exciting new talent invited to record two original songs. Guests for this series will include Golden Globe-winning actor and musician Damian Lewis, and Brit Award-winning, Platinum-selling artist Emeli Sande. Other acts to look out for include rising indie band English Teacher, soul artist MEGA, pop-rock group Only the Poets, and rapper/singer Jelani Blackman.
The new season will launch on Monday 6 November, with a new artist session airing each week until January 2024. Damian’s session will air in December. It was filmed at The Independent’s in-house Independent TV studio in Finsbury Square, London. Damian recently sat down with the Independent’s editor-in-chief Geordie Greig on the set of filming his session on Music Box, and you can watch that video interview here. View photostills in our Gallery here.
Viewers will be able to watch it online at the Independent TV hub (independent.tv), on The Independent’s new smart TV app, and on The Independent’s mobile app. The Independent TV app is available globally on a number of smart TV (‘CTV’ – connected TV) platforms: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, and Sony smart TVs. In the coming weeks, LG, Samsung and Roku will be added.
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A Jazzed Up Rendition
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 9, 2023
Damian opened the proceedings at the grid ceremony of the Formula 1 Aramco British Grand Prix on race day, Sunday, July 9, 2023. From the starting line he performed the British National Anthem “God Save the King” with a jazz twist and a saxophonist. The day before, Saturday, July 08, 2023, Damian rocked the Paddock by performing songs from his debut album Mission Creep after the qualifying event at Silverstone Circuit in Northampton, England,
View more images from race day/national anthem (DAY 2) in our Gallery here.
View more images from paddock performance/qualifying event (DAY 1) in our Gallery here.
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Once Upon a Time…
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 8, 2023
Damian rocked the Paddock by performing songs from his debut album Mission Creep after the qualifying event on Saturday, July 08, 2023 at Silverstone Circuit in Northampton, England, but not before running into his former Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood co-star Brad Pitt! The two can be seen here all smiles as they shake hands and catch up. Media outlets report Brad is filming scenes for an upcoming movie about Formula One racing. And we know why Damian is there!
Damian also attended the rooftop party of Hilton’s Garden Inn Silverstone grand opening on Saturday, bumping into Paris Hilton and Lando Norris. Tune in tomorrow because Damian will perform the national anthem as he opens proceedings at the grid ceremony of the Formula 1 Aramco British Grand Prix on race day, Sunday, July 9, 2023, scheduled from 2:45-2:48 pm BST. View more images from today’s event in our Gallery here.
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Plus a Performance in the Paddock
by Mike Bedigan | Evening Standard | June 27, 2023
British actor Damian Lewis will perform the national anthem as he opens proceedings at the grid ceremony of the Formula 1 Aramco British Grand Prix on race day, Sunday, July 9, 2023, scheduled from 2:45-2:48 pm BST. Also, he and his band will perform live in the paddock at Silverstone on Saturday, July 8 after the qualifying session. Lewis’s performance forms part of Silverstone’s commitment to enhance its music and the arts offering. Some 160,000 people are expected to attend race day with millions more watching across the globe. It’s not the first time Damian has attended the British Grand Prix – view photos of him from last year in 2022 – but it will be his first time performing at the event. Lewis said:
“Never in a million years did I think I’d be singing the national anthem or playing a gig with my band at the British Grand Prix. It’s so special, with a unique festival atmosphere and I’m honoured to have been asked.”
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A Spy Among Friends and Billions
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | 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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Tune in to S8, E81
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | 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.
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by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 20, 2022
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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It’s Time to Fly!
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | 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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Historical Milestone of a British Monarch
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | 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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Spotted at the New Members-Only The House of KOKO
Damianista | damian-lewis.com | 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.