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Dream Horse Wins Two BAFTA Cymru Awards

Actor and Sound

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 10, 2022

The winners of the 31st BAFTA Cymru Awards were announced on October 9, 2022 at a special ceremony at St David’s Hall in Cardiff, hosted by TV presenter Alex Jones. The Awards honour excellence and celebrate talent across film and television in Wales. Dream Horse won two awards that evening: Owen Teale won the award for Actor and the film won in the Sound category. The film also had nominations for Feature Television/Film, Make-Up and Hair, Photography and Lighting: Fiction. Congratulations to Owen and the sound team!

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Categories BAFTA Awards Dream Horse Print Media

Dream Horse Leads BAFTA Cymru 2022 Nominations

BAFTA Cymru: Wales

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 7, 2022

Dream Horse starring Damian Lewis is leading this year’s Bafta Cymru Awards with five nominations. Actor Owen Teale has been nominated for his role as Brian, the husband of Ms. Vokes, played Toni Collette. The film also has nominations for Feature Television/Film, Make-Up and Hair, Photography and Lighting: Fiction, and Sound. Dream Horse tells the story of Dream Alliance, the horse that won the Welsh Grand National in 2009 after being raised on allotment near Blackwood by Jan Vokes.

BAFTA Cymru Awards honor excellence and celebrate talent across film and television in Wales, and returns with an in-person ceremony in Cardiff for the first time in two years due to the pandemic. The ceremony will be hosted by Alex Jones at St. David’s Hall on Sunday, October 9, 2022. The ceremony will be available to watch live on BAFTA’s YouTube channel here.

Source: BAFTA.org
Secondary Source: BBC News

Categories Awards Charity Gallery Helen Personal and Family Life Philanthropy

Damian Lewis Presented The McCrory Award in Private Exhibit

Inaugural Launch of Mentor Charity: The McCrory Award

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | June 15, 2022

Today, June 15, 2022, invitation-only attendees gathered for a private viewing of an art exhibit showcasing exclusive photography pieces of Helen McCrory to support the Sir Hubert von Herkomer Foundation and to honor The McCrory Award. 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. Other featured photographs that were donated by friends include Fay Ripley, Mark Strong, Eddie Redmayne, Helen Bonham Carter, Sienna Miller, Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Billie Piper, James Purefoy, Harriet Walter, Harry Treadaway, Stephen Mangan and Andrew Scott, all who posed for Debbi Clark, photographer and CEO/Founder of HvH Arts Foundation.

The McCrory Award was announced that evening, with Damian presenting the award to three young HvH Arts Foundation artistic beneficiaries. The foundation is dedicated to supporting children and young people who are gifted in their art, yet many do not have access to resources, training or support to fulfill their dream. The McCrory Award and charitable mentorship will make their dreams become a reality. Helen always believed every child should have equal opportunities and accessibility to the arts.

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Categories Awards Charity Helen Personal and Family Life Philanthropy

Damian Lewis Will Present The McCrory Award in June

The McCrory Award Exhibit

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 20, 2022

Photo Cred: Debbi Clark

Debbi Clark, CEO and founder of Sir Hubert von Herkomer Arts Foundation, announced on Instagram Friday, March 18, 2022 that a photography exhibition in honor of former Patron Helen McCrory will be held at the opening of Alon Zakaim Fine Arts’ new gallery space on Cork St. in London on June 15, 2022, with donation proceeds going to HvH Arts Foundation.

The McCrory Award event will feature exclusive prints of Helen McCrory donated by eight photographers, as well as Clark’s own prints. A series of images of artists close to Helen have honored this event to allow Clark to take their portrait as well. In addition to Damian Lewis, Helen’s close friends such as, Jude Law, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sadie Frost, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Fay Ripley and Sienna Miller have agreed to sales of their image with 100% of proceeds donated to The McCrory Award, per Debbi Clark Photography’s Instagram post here.

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Categories Nomination Satellite Awards

Damian Nominated for Satellite Award – Feb 1, 2021

Billions, Damian, Maggie…oh my!

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 1, 2021

The International Press Academy (IPA) today announced its nominations for the 25th Satellite™ Awards in Motion Pictures and Television, along with Special Achievement Award Recipients.Damian has been nominated for a Satellite Award in the category ‘Actor in a Series, Drama/Genre’ for his role in Billions as Bobby Axelrod. Billions and Maggie Siff have also been nominated! See the categories below.

Actor in a Series, Drama/Genre
Jason Bateman Ozark Netflix
Matthew Rhys Perry Mason HBO
Bob Odenkirk Better Call Saul AMC
Damian Lewis Billions Showtime
Rene-Jean Page Bridgerton Netflix
Tobias Menzies The Crown Netflix

Television Series, Drama
Ozark Netflix
Billions Showtime
The Crown Netflix
Better Call Saul AMC
P-Valley Starz!
Killing Eve BBC America

Actress in a Series, Drama/Genre
Sandra Oh Killing Eve BBC America
Laura Linney Ozark Netflix
Maggie Siff Billions Showtime
Caitriona Balfe Outlander Starz!
Olivia Colman The Crown Netflix
Phoebe Dynevor Bridgerton Netflix

Nominations are derived from advanced screenings, worldwide film festivals (including BAFTA, Cannes, Sundance, Telluride, TIFF) as well as from screeners to journalists and/or sanctioned lists available by the stated deadline. The winners will be announced on February 15.

For more information, please visit International Press Academy 

Categories Billions Emmy

Emmys 2020: Lead Actor Contenders – June 17, 2020

Worthy of Emmy Attention

by Danielle Turchiano | Variety | June 17, 2020

Variety shines a spotlight on some male drama, comedy, limited series and TV movie performers worthy of Emmy attention this year.

Damian Lewis

“Billions”

“[To] Know the story you’re telling is an essential thing for every young actor to know. You can’t be liked in every role. You do things which are ambivalent. You have to know what part of the story you are there to fulfill. If you’re playing the a–hole, you’re going to have to be the a–hole. Don’t try to be liked because, ‘excuse the story.’”

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