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A Window Into Spy Wars Photo Shoot
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 14, 2019
Go behind the scenes and watch the making of Damian Lewis: Spy Wars promotional poster art, pictured above. Damian balances on one leg surrounded by sheets of glass. There are two videos below, so be sure to swipe/scroll through to see more. Also, take a look at our behind the scenes photo gallery here.
We now know the backstory of this Lake Placid photo that Damian tweeted out on Halloween. The Adirondacks is becoming quite the popular filming spot for cable television.
Last Tuesday and Wednesday, the Showtime series “Billions” filmed scenes at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center and along Veterans Memorial Highway, which leads to the top of the mountain. This was the area they shot Season 5, Episode 1 where Wags and Axe took a motorcycle ride, seemingly on the Alaskan-Canadian Highway. In Season 5, Episode 2, “Billions” filmed the Mike Prince conference at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York.
The drama series stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis as U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and billionaire hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod, respectively. About to enter its fifth season, “Billions” revolves around a Wall Street tycoon (Lewis) using his upper-echelon status and scheming ways to make immense profits, while a lawyer (Giamatti) tries to expose him for insider trading.
Interim Wilmington town Supervisor Roy Holzer said he is a fan of the show.
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That’s a Wrap!
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 18, 2019
We don’t know all the details, but images are surfacing on social media about the Billions season four wrap party that was held Saturday night, March 16, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York (Greenpoint). Looks like they had a lot of fun! 🙂 Enjoy these few photos in our Gallery.
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Dream Horse: The True Rags-to-Riches Story of Dream Alliance
by Kathryn Williams | Wales Online | March 15, 2019
The champion racehorse horse Dream Alliance
We reported earlier that Damian would be staring in the upcoming film Dream Horse here. If you don’t know the story of South Wales champion racehorse Dream Alliance already, you should.
It’s an inspiring tale and now it’s being given the big screen treatment starring Homeland and Billions-star, Damian Lewis, and Hereditary and Muriel’s Wedding actress, Toni Collette.
Named Dream Horse, the film will shoot on location in Wales this spring and will also be directed by Welsh filmmaker Euros Lyn, famed for TV drama gold like Broadchurch, Happy Valley and Kiri.
Dream Horse will share the story of Dream Alliance who was bred and owned by a group of friends from a Cefn Fforest workingmen’s club.
From raising the steed on a slag heap in the Caerphilly borough to winning the Welsh Grand National – and slicing a tendon and undergoing stem cell therapy in between – it focuses on the true rags-to-riches story of Dream Alliance, who owners include Jan Vokes, her husband Brian and tax advisor Howard Davies.
Collette is due to play Jan Vokes, who along with her fellow syndicate members paid in £10 per week for the horse’s training, and Lewis will play Howard Davies.
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Catching Up with the Cast
Go behind the scenes with the Billions cast as they discuss each of their respective characters, from Bobby Axelrod, Chuck Rhoades and Wendy Rhoades to Taylor Mason and Wags. Catch Billions season four premiere Sunday, March 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime in the U.S., March 20 at 9:00 p.m. on Sky Atlantic in the U.K., March 18 on Stan in Australia, and March 17 on CraveTV in Canada.
Collective Behind the Scenes with Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Asia Kate Dillon and more:
Behind the Scenes with Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod:
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Top Dog Wags
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 1, 2019
Go behind the scenes with David Costabile as he discusses his character Wags in this season of Billions. Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti. Catch the season premiere Sunday, March 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
What you can always count on from @SHO_Billions: Wags doing whatever it takes to get the job done!
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A Barrel of Fun
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 26, 2019
Every Billions fan knows Michter’s Whiskey is a staple on the show. So why not step it up and visit the place that makes your cup runneth over? It started last Saturday morning, February 23, 2019 when David Costabile (Wags), Kelly AuCoin (Dollar Bill Stearn), and Stephen Kunken (Ari Spyros) – all who play characters loyal to #TeamAxe on Showtime’s Billions – decided to take a trip to Michter’s Whiskey Distillery. David Costabile writes,
“You get on a plane and see if you can buy @michterswhiskey. Did we accomplish that?”
It seems they did just that! They toured the distillery, learned about the aging process, and sampled the product. I wonder if they brought back some whiskey for Bobby Axelrod?
According to their website, Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery is in downtown Louisville. Located in the historic Fort Nelson building on Main Street, this distillery is home to a legendary historic distillation system. Here you will learn about all of the extra steps Michter’s takes throughout the whiskey production process to pursue our goal of producing the greatest American whiskey, from barreling at a lower entry proof, to toasting our barrels before charring and heat cycling our warehouses. Following the tour, you will taste five different Michter’s expressions before heading up to the bar, where your visit will conclude with a cocktail demonstration and a small cocktail sample.
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It’s Tradition Now
by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | February 25, 2019
I personally promised several of you to write about my conversation with Damian when I caught up with him on Billions set back in December as soon as I come back from vacation. I have been buried under teaching and committee work and meetings since I came back that I have just been able to find some time to sit and write. And while it may be a while ago and that I do sometimes not remember what I had for dinner last night, I vividly remember my conversation with Damian 😀
This blog has had an interesting relationship with Billions. I launched the blog only two weeks before they started shooting the pilot in New York and I have been very lucky to catch up with Damian on the set once every season since. I do not know how many times you need to do a thing for it to become a tradition, but catching up with Damian on Billions set once a year certainly feels like a tradition now.
The day I “met” Bobby Axelrod on Billions pilot set, February 3, 2015, source: Damianista
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The Tipping Point
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 21, 2019
Go behind the scenes with Maggie Siff as she discusses her character Wendy Rhoades in this season of Billions. Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti. Catch the season premiere Sunday, March 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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The Art of War
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 20, 2019
Go behind the scenes with Asia Kate Dillon as they discuss their character Taylor Mason this season of Billions. Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti. Catch the season premiere Sunday, March 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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Reclaiming the Throne
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 18, 2019
Go behind the scenes with Paul Giamatti as he discusses his character Chuck Rhoades in this season of Billions. Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti. Catch the season premiere Sunday, March 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.