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Howling Good Time
by Gregory Peck Lives | YouTube | December 8, 2023
Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends concert, a Cameron Mackintosh’s tribute to late musical theatre trailblazer Stephen Sondheim, was presented May 3, 2022 at 8 PM at London’s Sondheim Theatre and simultaneously screened live at the Prince Edward Theatre. Watch the entire concert below.
Damian’s segments (approximately):
36:47 – “Hello Little Girl” from Into the Woods with Bernadette Peter
1:26:58 – “Everybody Ought to Have a Maid” from A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum with Rob Brydon, Julian Ovenden and Siân Phillips
2:12:07 – “Old Friends” from Merrily We Roll Along with Company
2:14:27 – “Our Time” from Merrily We Roll Along with Full Company
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FeedNHS: Sharing Honor With Helen
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 14, 2022
Damian was honored with Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to drama and charity on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at Windsor Castle, which was bestowed upon him by King Charles III. His daughter Manon and son Gulliver attended their father’s ceremony, as well as Helen’s parents Iain and Anne. And did you notice Damian wore his purple socks? 🙂
The recognition was previously announced during the Queen’s Birthday Honours in anticipation of her Platinum Jubilee in June 2022 and published in the official public record of The Gazette. Damian has quietly carried out philanthropic work for several charities over many years, some of it with the late Helen McCrory. Beginning in 2020, he and Helen helped raise over £1.2 million for the FeedNHS campaign, a coalition charity helping feed NHS staff and frontline workers during the CoVid-19 pandemic, which allowed over 40,000 meals a day to be served to 100 hospitals.
The Royal recognition comes after Damian was awarded an OBE by The Duke of Cambridge Prince William at Buckingham Palace in 2014 for contributions to drama. In addition to CureEB, he is an Ambassador and Patron for a number of organizations, including youth charities Sir HvH Arts Foundation for The McCrory Award and The Prince’s Trust.
An Investiture is the very special day when someone who has been awarded an honour receives their award in person from a Member of the Royal Family. The investee visits a Royal residence with members of their family to receive their insignia.
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All-Star Sondheim Concert Set for UK Screens and Streams
by Alex Wood | WhatsOnStage | November 29, 2022
Some Sondheim for Christmas!
The mega Sondheim tribute concert staged in the West End will be presented on the BBC and iPlayer, it has been announced. Dates and times for the BBC Two broadcast and subsequent iPlayer release are to be revealed by the Channel. UPDATE: Airing Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 5:35 pm on BBC 2. Available for streaming on BBC iPlayer shortly after broadcast.
The special event, which took place in February of this year, featured a bumper cast of Michael Ball, Helena Bonham Carter, Rob Brydon, Petula Clark, Anna-Jane Casey, Rosalie Craig, Janie Dee, Judi Dench, Daniel Evans, Maria Friedman, Haydn Gwynne, Bonnie Langford, Damian Lewis, Julia Mckenzie, Julian Ovenden, Bernadette Peters, Sian Phillips, Jon Robyns, Clive Rowe, Jenna Russell, Imelda Staunton, Charlie Stemp, Gary Wilmot and Michael D. Xavier.
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by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 4, 2022
Damian guest-appeared on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 to discuss the Prince’s Trust, a charity he is an Ambassador for. With CoVid impacting education, training and employment for 18 months during the pandemic, many youth are left feeling uncertain about their prospects and children with Long CoVid are still at home without education, living with long-term health conditions.
The charity research found more than 60% of 16-25 year-olds are scared about the future. The Prince’s Trust is a youth charity that aims to bridge that gap by helping young people aged 11 to 30 get into jobs, education and training.
Did you catch @lewis_damian on @GMB earlier this week? He spoke on behalf of the #ClassOfCovid and stressed the importance of supporting this generation in finding meaningful employment.
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A Night of Music by Tufnell Park Residents for British-Ukrainian Aid
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 30, 2022
Damian encourages his locals to “Get down to the Boston Arms in Tufnell Park tonight and buy one of these oh so silky shirts for Tuff4Ukraine charity gig.”
Boston Arms is a historic family-owned North London Irish pub and live music venue housed in an iconic Victorian building on Junction Road in Damian’s neighborhood, Tufnell Park, London.
The pub will hold a charity event on Friday, September 30, 2022 to raise money for Ukrainian Aid with special guests Jack Flanagan, ROWSIE, Rachel Croft + 05ive 06ix and DJ Paul’s Groove Shack.
For those across the pond, you can purchase the shirt from London fashion brand HotSquash here. For those in London, you can purchase £10 tickets to the event here.
Donations will go to the British-Ukrainian Aid, a UK-registered charity supporting humanitarian projects in Ukraine. British-Ukrainian Aid supports people suffering from the war and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine by aligning UK and Ukrainian efforts.
They offer assistance to vulnerable individuals who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged, including the injured and wounded, orphaned children, the elderly, internally displaced persons and refugees.
Since the full-scale invasion in February 2022 their main focus has been providing essential medical aid to Ukraine. For more information about British-Ukrainian Aid, visit their website here.
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What BGC Charity Day Means For The McCrory Award
by Ellie Iorizzo | Evening Standard | September 30, 2022
Helen McCrory’s legacy is maintained through the charity she helped to establish before her death which benefits massively from the 9/11 trading day, the charity’s founder has said. Film and stage star Damian Lewis, 51, returned to the BGC Partners brokerage firm in Canary Wharf on Thursday to support the Sir Hubert Von Herkomer Arts Foundation (HvH Arts) – for which his late wife McCrory was patron. Lewis, who was also supporting the charity Cure EB, told the PA news agency:
“I love the idea of trading, I would be terrible at it in real life. These guys are honestly on the edge all the time … fingers hovering over buttons ready to make the trade but they are all brilliant. This day is obviously special after what happened on 9/11 and it’s a brilliant initiative. I am glad to come back. If I am in town I always do this day, I really enjoy it and I do it for HVH Arts, which is a brilliant little charity that Debbi runs and Cure EB, two very different things we’re trying to help out and very happy to be here. Helen was patron and I have taken over as patron because I wanted to continue to help.”
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On the Trading Floor for Cure EB and HvH Arts Foundation
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 29, 2022
Damian makes trading look easy as he participates in the 18th annual BGC Charity Day 2022 on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Canary Wharf located at One Churchill Place in London, England for CureEB and the Sir Hubert von Herkomer Arts Foundation. He was among other celebrities helping raise money for various charities for the 21st anniversary of 9/11. The annual Charity Day supports BGC Partners and it’s affiliated companies Cantor Fitzgerald and GFI Group and all profits made on trades today will go to hundreds of charities across the globe. In addition to BGC’s offices in London, Charity Day 2022 took place across the firm’s international offices including, New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo and Sydney.
To view more photos of the event, please visit our Gallery here. We will add more photos as they come in so please check back! More about the charities: