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Our Kind of Traitor: Where to Find the Plush Hotels and Spectacular Locations – Sept 5, 2016

Where was Our Kind of Traitor filmed? Location Guide to the John le Carré Film

by RadioTimes – September 5, 2016

The John le Carré thriller stars Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis and some opulent scenery.  Our Kind of Traitor – which is out on DVD next week – was adapted from a John le Carré thriller and boasts a stellar line-up: Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Damian Lewis and Stellan Skarsgard.

McGregor plays a poetry professor who’s befriended by a wealthy Russian (Skarsgard) while on holiday with his girlfriend (Harris). On their last night, the Russian reveals that he’s involved with the Mafia and needs the professor’s help.

And like The Night Manager, this film jets off to some pretty spectacular locations: luxury hotels in Marrakech, an even more luxurious Parisian spa, a snowy Alpine hideaway.

In an exclusive video, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris and director Susanna White take us behind the scenes:

We also tracked down location manager Adam Richards, whose other films include Florence Foster Jenkins, Atonement and Pride & Prejudice, to find out how we can follow in the poetry professor’s footsteps (preferably without bumping into the Mafia en route).


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Billions Season 1 Dining Guide: Eat Like a Billionaire Without Breaking the Bank – May 2, 2016

Billions Season 1 Dining Guide: Eat Like a Billionaire Without Breaking the Bank

by Damianista – Fan Fun With Damian Lewis – May 2, 2016

Source: Showtime

New York, in particular, has a fantastic dining scene. That is why NYC dining scene makes some memorable appearances in Billions, from some of its special occasion restaurants to yummy hole-in-the-walls, to cozy neighborhood joints, dining landmarks and take-out places. Here is our Billions dining guide and a thank you to the show for showcasing the dining capital of the world in the best way possible.  We describe each restaurant, provide picture of the scene as a refresher, a link to restaurant’s website, as well as its Yelp review when available. Bon Appetite!

Source: Showtime

Episode 1: The Pilot 

The one with our first meeting of Bobby:

Bruno’s pizza joint, Capparello’s was Axe’s go-to place when he was a kid and he is still a regular. Bruno seems to be a father figure to Axe. The secret? Pizza is made with San Marzano tomatoes!

Rosa’s Pizza: 7559 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village, NY 11379 (Queens) Yelp Review

You know, pizza is serious business in New York and hats off to Damian for eating his NY slice so authentically!

“ya gotta fold it to keep the grease from dripping and envelope that cheesy goodness right into your gaping mouth, amiright or amiright?” – JaniaJania

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Billions Location Guide Season 1: The Grand Tour of New York and Beyond – April 25, 2016

Billions on Showtime, Season 1 Locations: The Grand Tour of New York and Beyond

by Damianista – Fan Fun With Damian Lewis – April 25, 2016

Billions is a dream come true  since it brings two of our favorite things in the world together: Damian Lewis and New York. We particularly love the fact that the show is taking over New York, the big film studio that it is, and shooting all over the place, from Manhattan and Queens to Brooklyn and The Bronx, and from Long Island to the northern suburbs. As promised, here is a comprehensive location guide of Billions Season 1. Let’s start the tour.

Source: Showtime

Episode 1: The Pilot

The Times Center, Midtown Manhattan

The first time we see Axe and Chuck in a scene together is at the Delivering Alpha conference at The Times Center.

Source: Showtime

 

Billions takes advantage of downstairs, too, for the very popular “Fuck You money” scene! Damian’s character Axe asks, “Then again, what’s the point of having Fuck You money, if you never say, Fuck You?”

 

 

 

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